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Dear Friends,
As we welcome in the New Year, I want to thank you for your continued support and membership of the Friends of The Sarasota Ballet.
I hope you were able to attend our December Holiday Luncheon, which was a joyous event in celebration of Friends - old and new. A very big thank you to our talented Board member, Bruce Ensinger for presenting a wonderful seasonal program of holiday classics, including audience participation. The Twelve Days of Christmas had everyone participating and enjoying the sing-along. To the delight of the attendees, the event ended with several free drawings of special gifts, The Sarasota Ballet logo merchandise and a book signing from member, Sue Peterson, who traveled from England to join the festivities. As smiling faces departed, we could hear a familiar refrain in the air, "Let's do this again next year!"

Thank you, Donna Maytham and your team for creating a wonderful afternoon.
Those of us who were fortunate to attend The Nutcracker performance either in Sarasota or in Venice, were treated to a lovely gift for the holidays. The Nutcracker was the first full-length ballet in the Sarasota Ballet School's repertoire with performances by the Sarasota Ballet School, The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory, and Dance-The Next Generation. Also participating, were two dancers from the Company, Thomas Leprohon and Juliano Weber.
Savannah Campbell and Thomas Leprohon (Left) Macie Miersch and Juliano Weber (Right)
The cast included dancers from the age of 4 to 72! The "tots" delighted the audience whenever they were on stage. Each performance ended with a joyous standing ovation in hopes that the Nutcracker will become a yearly tradition for the students. Christopher Hird, Education Director was most appreciative for all the hours the Friends members volunteered, from sewing costumes to backstage assistance.
 We look forward to seeing you at the first Luncheon of the New Year, on February 6th, at Michael's on East. Our featured speaker will be Doricha Sales, Program Director, Dance For All. She will be sharing the initiative for Community Engagement and exciting changes to the Dance - The Next Generation program. Please be sure to make your reservations before this event is sold out. You can reserve your seat(s) on-line at, click on Friends tab. Or call Amy Wensley at 941-225-6523.
As a member of the Friends, you belong to a community of Ballet enthusiasts who share your love of the Ballet.
All the best,
Patricia Golemme,
President, Friends of The Sarasota Ballet
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