July 2, 2022

Don’t Miss the Celebration – Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s 20th Anniversary and 10th Anniversary Nutcracker

This is a very special season for Eastern Connecticut Ballet and there is much to celebrate.  The year marks the 20th anniversary of the school and the 10th anniversary of The Nutcracker.

There has never been a better time to be an ECB student.  It will be a year packed with exciting events and innovative programming.  In October, Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s Youth Ballet Company will perform Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra at the Garde with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra.  In December, over 120 talented dancers from the school will be joined at the Garde Arts Center in New London by superb guest artists from Pennsylvania Ballet for ECB’s spectacular, beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker.

In March, Eastern Connecticut Ballet will host a Gala birthday celebration at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook entitled A Taste of Ballet.  The event will feature fine food, fine wine, fine art, and of course, fine dance.  Money raised from an art auction will benefit the ECB Scholarship Fund.  An all school spring concert will be held in May, including special repertory danced by ECB’s Youth Ballet Company.  The year will conclude with ECB’s premiere summer camps and intensives, engaging and challenging dancers of all ages.

Dynamic NEW fall classes include:  Mommy and Me, Dance/Sculpt/Tone, Tap, additional Modern and Jazz offerings, additional Teen/Adult Dance classes, and interesting new works by the 2011 World Champion Street Elite Hip-Hop Teams.  These classes complement ECB’s well-established and celebrated children’s and pre-professional ballet training programs.  Artistic Director, Gloria Govrin, former soloist with New York City Ballet, leads a superb faculty, and over twenty years ECB has earned high praise and respect from dance professionals across the country.

To accommodate these growing programs and a flourishing student body, ECB has made dramatic renovations to its state of the art facility.  New and returning students will enjoy the addition of a fourth large dance studio, additional dressing rooms, handicapped accessible bathrooms, costume and scenery storage space, new offices and central air conditioning.

For full details about the upcoming season and the school, call (860) 739-7899, visit the website at www.easternctballet.com, follow us on Facebook, or visit the school at 435 Boston Post Road in East Lyme.

ECB is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and offers equal employment and educational opportunities in accordance with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws against discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, or sexual orientation. Photo credit: Thomas Giroir