As everyone is settling back into their winter routine after the holidays, I want to take this opportunity to thank the Vilar Performing Arts Center for allowing Friends of the Dance to use their beautiful venue for this year’s performance of the “Nutcracker.” With dancers from the Vail Youth Ballet Co. and students from the Vail Valley Academy of Dance, the production charmed audiences with three sold-out performances. In fact, this year’s production was the largest ever with over 100 participants! This is truly a community event in that it showcases our local dancers and teachers, allows community members to participate in the adult roles, features guest artists, and most importantly, brings a holiday tradition to our valley. In addition, the generous support that we received from the Community Performance Fund helped us financially bring this production to the stage.
I want to specifically thank Kris Sabel and Gena Buhler of the Vilar Performing Arts Center for their support of the “Nutcracker” production as well as all of the community members who came to see the performances and businesses who supported the event through ad sales and silent auction donations. We look forward to next winter where we will bring a production to stage that will benefit the Community Performance Fund. Until then, continue to support the arts!
Yours in dance,
President, Friends of the Dance