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Ballet Theatre Company Announces Annual Gala: The Ballet Soirée

Photo by Vagabond Studios. Courtesy of Ballet Theatre Company

The community is invited to Ballet Theatre Company’s dinner and fundraiser, ‘The Ballet Soirée.’

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Ballet Theatre Company will present the final performance of the season at its gala, The Ballet Soirée, on June 25, 2022, in the West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium, and welcomes fans of ballet to join in this midsummer evening of fun.

Attendees of this philanthropic and joyous event will celebrate Greater Hartford’s premier ballet. The Soirée features a signature cocktail by Hartford Flavor Company, conversations with artistic staff, choreographers and dancers, and a special performance by BTC’s dancers.

For the dance portion of the evening, BTC’s Company Dancers in Residence and Junior Corps de Ballet will perform a carefully curated program of repertoire from the season. One piece, in particular, Melodies, is being showcased at this year’s Soirée to honor our Executive Director Tracy Dorman’s extraordinary legacy. For ballet fans, new and familiar, the Company will perform excerpts from Don Quixote.

The Soirée will raise vital funds for the Company and its outreach programs, and offer members of the Encore Society a unique opportunity to celebrate the Company, its professional ballet dancers, and all the generous patrons who support the Ballet. We warmly welcome current Encore Society members to attend this spring-time celebration of the end of the season and encourage members to invite friends and family to make it a real party!

Tickets are now on sale for $125 (tickets are $100 for Encore Society members). Additionally, Table Sponsorship is available for $1,000. Please purchase tickets or a table before June 15.

Sponsors Doug Eicher and Bonnie Mills offer a matching sponsorship challange of $10,000. Purchasing a table for $1,000 goes to the matching-gift challenge. All proceeds benefit BTC!

To purchase tickets and learn more: https://www.dancebtc.org/soiree-23

The event’s Online Silent Auction opens June 15, and auction items can be previewed now. Unique items include dinner for six with the Director of Hill-Stead Musesum, overnight stays at local luxury hotels, sculptures and art, plus fun family-friends activity packages. The link to the auction is sharable with friends. The bidding opens ten days before the event and ends during the cocktail hour. https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/ballet-theatre-company-29691

BTC will provide a tax receipt for your contribution after the event, and your name or business will be acknowledged in the digital program book. Table Sponsors will be noted in the evening’s special announcements. This event will be catered by one of our generous sponsors, Russell Global Cuisine of West Hartford. The 2022 Soirée will be held at the West Hartford Town Hall Ballroom. This spacious venue includes a full stage where guests will enjoy BTC’s live dance performance.

BTC is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is supported in part by Connecticut Office of the Arts, Greater Hartford Arts Council, Ron and Nancy Compton, The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, Ahearn Family Foundation, Ensworth Charitable Trust, The Long Foundation, The Buchalter-Breslow Family, Connecticut Public, Cricket Press, Laurel Graphic Design, We-Ha.com, Beam & Barre, and Hearst Media Group, Imperial Design & Upholstering, Jane Owen Public Relations, Virtus Investments, and Homestead Funding Corp.

The event will be held on June 25, from 6-9 p.m., at the West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium, 50 South Main St., West Hartford.

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