Wow! Nutcracker was amazing this year and we loved performing with the 146 students and actors around the region in this professionally staged show produced by The NWA Conservatory in Bentonville. Ava was our beautiful Snow Queen with visiting dancer Justin Hughes from Ballet Idaho, Mariah was the enchanting Dew Drop Fairy, Lilly and our Artistic Director performed a very beautiful Arabian dance, Ruby spiced things up with her Spanish Chocolate, and our apprentice, Bella, did an excellent job as Clara. Our sweet Anna Fendley unfortunately broke her foot two weeks before the show, but Ava stepped in and learned her part. Thankfully, the doctors think she will be up and dancing again in a few weeks!!! The Conservatory says they will be adding an extra performance time next year since the Arend Arts Center, the school, and the Guild were overwhelmed with people calling to ask for tickets to our already sold out shows. Lesson: BUY YOUR TICKETS WHEN THEY GO ON SALE IN OCTOBER!!!

The ladies are heading to their respective homes for Christmas, but Ruby and Ava have a special New Year’s workshop planned for students in the region! Here are the details:

Friday Conditioning 4-4:40 Ballet/Modern 4:45-6:15 Modern/Ballet 6:30-8

Saturday Conditioning 10-10:40 Ballet/Modern 10:45-12:15 Modern/Ballet 12:45-2:15 Variations/Choreography 2:15-3

Pricing: $200 for the 2-day workshop $120 for 1 day of the workshop $30 for individual classes Payment accepted in advance or day of

Contact us to reserve your spot! info@nwaballettheatre.org, 479•553•7400

WHERE? 3111 SE J St. Bentonville, AR 72712

Ava Cobb: 2 years in Ballet Arizona’s Professional Company and Company dancer with NWA Ballet Theatre

Ruby Mather: BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Oklahoma and Company dancer with NWA Ballet Theatre

WHEN? Friday, Jan. 4th 4pm – 8pm Saturday, Jan. 5th 10am – 3pm Ages 8+

iF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT US, PLEASE BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS THROUGH AMAZON SMILE AND CHOOSE US AS YOUR CHARITY! WE ALSO HAVE A DONATE BUTTON ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER “SUPPORT”. Keep us on our toes!

Looking forward to the coming events this spring. We will keep you posted!

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