On Saturday, November 30, the Young People’s Ballet Theatre will present their annual holiday show “Dancing Thru a Winter Wonderland.” The dancers will perform excerpts from the Christmas classic, Nutcracker and a new YPBT favorite, Christmas Polka. This year’s event offers new theater seating and pre-show musical entertainment, according to Jennifer Wiley, Executive Director. “We’re very excited about the performances this year!” she exclaimed. The dance studio is being transformed into a Black Box Theatre, making viewing of the performances even more spectacular. Families can visit with Santa and meet the Snow Queen as well, and enjoy refreshments and photo opportunities.”Santa is always a big draw,” Jennifer says. Show times are 10am and 12:30pm at the Pavilion, 5251 Commerce Rd. Flint. Tickets can be ordered in advance by calling 810.309.9501.
The theatre group is involved in community service, according to Jennifer, reporting that the dancers who will perform in the holiday show helped support their community this past weekend as bell ringers for the Salvation Army at Genesee Valley Mall. YPBT will also wrap up their shoe drive at the performances. Donations of used shoes will support YPBT and also help developing communities around the world, and reduce waste in landfills, she said. The dancers have collected 3,750 pairs of shoes and hope to meet their goal of 7,500 pairs. Guests can show their support by bringing old shoes to the show. Shoes can also be dropped off at the dance studio on Monday-Thursday, 4:30 to 8pm. Pick-up service can also be arranged by calling 810.230.1355.
About Young People’s Ballet Theatre
Under the artistic direction of Nicholas and Laura Schultz, YPBT provides exceptional dance training for children and adults of all ages, produces professional quality classical ballets which give young dancers the opportunity to work with professional artists, and brings family-friendly and affordable performances to the Flint community. YPBT is a 501c3 organization.