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March/April 2018 newsletter addendum


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Royal Ballet Class on stage, Tuesday 17 April 10.25 a.m.
There are still some places available for this class. If you would like a ticket or tickets, please email David and then either send s.a.e. as soon as possible or see him at the meeting on Thursday. Any not used will be returned to Kevin at the end of the meeting in order for them to be returned to the Box Office. If you have already applied you should have received your ticket in the post.

Royal Ballet School Visit, Wednesday 2 May 9 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
There are still places available for this annual visit, £15 for members £20 for guests. If 9 a.m. is too early you can arrive at 10.30 in time for second class. If you applied you should have received an e-mail giving you your ticket number.

Visit to Birmingham Royal Ballet and Elmhurst School for Dance, 21-22 June
We have confirmed our booking for the BRB performance and tickets will be posted to you later in the month. However, we can get additional tickets for late applicants. The group coming is slightly smaller than usual, so we can take additional applications from anyone who just wishes to attend Elmhurst on the 22nd. 

Annual Dinner, 24 April 7 p.m.
The Annual Dinner is full, with at least one person on the waiting list. Anyone applying now will be added to the waiting list. If any place becomes available it is likely to be at the last minute if someone drops out through illness or work. So, if you want to join the waiting list, please indicate whether you are willing to be contacted on the day.

We are delighted to announce the guest list. There may be a few changes by the night. We are still waiting for replies from a few dancers and illness or injury may result in last minute changes. If you have a preference for whose table you would like to be on, please let me know by Saturday 14 April. Please give at least three preferences. If you give less than three, your request may be ignored.    

The guest list for the Dinner includes our Patron Kevin O’Hare (Director, The Royal Ballet); our Presidents Dame Monica Mason (former Director, The Royal Ballet), Christopher Powney (Director, The Royal Ballet School), Robert Parker (Artistic Director, Elmhurst Ballet School and former Principal BRB) and Christopher Saunders (Senior Ballet Master and Principal Character Artist); Sir Peter Wright (Director Laureate, Birmingham Royal Ballet); Jeanetta Laurence (former Associate Director, The Royal Ballet); Daria Klimentova (Teacher, The Royal Ballet School and former Lead Principal, English National Ballet); Principals Federico Bonelli, Lauren Cuthbertson, Vadim Muntagirov and Yasmine Naghdi; Principal Character Artists Gary Avis and Elizabeth McGorian; First Soloists Claire Calvert, Melissa Hamilton, Beatriz Stix-Brunell; Soloists William Bracewell, Tristan Dyer and Laura McCulloch; First Artists David Donnelly and Gina Storm-Jensen; Artists Giacomo Rovero, Francisco Serrano and Charlotte Tonkinson. A few have yet to confirm.  

CHAIRMAN: David Bain, 23 Capstan Square, Stewart Street, London E14 3EU
Tel: 020 7515 1254 Mobile: 07855 823921       
Email: baindavid23@talktalk.net or baindavid@rocketmail.com

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