Classical ballet and contemporary dance – along with a surprise or two – await the audience at the Pointe of the Evening Ballet and Auction.
The annual event, held this year on March 19 for the first time on the stage at the new Marathon Center for Performing Arts, features local and professional dancers.
“The opportunity to perform on a world-class stage in downtown Findlay is exciting,” says Judy Reading, ballet professional at the Findlay Academy of Ballet. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to see professional dancers at their best in a superb environment.”
Advanced members of the Findlay Academy of Ballet will present selections set to classical works by Joseph Haydn and Johann Sebastian Bach. Professionals will dance from Verb Ballets of Shaker Heights to a live piano accompaniment. Another highlight is a “Bogie and Bacall”-inspired performance by Brooke and Bobby Wesner, founders of Mansfield-based Neos Dance Theatre. Additional choreography will feature other Neos dancers and members of trideaDANCE, the resident dance collaborative of the Ritz Theatre in Tiffin. Proceeds from the event go to the scholarship fund, which provides financial assistance and instruction opportunities for local dancers. Donations to the 501c3 organization may be mailed to the Chance to Dance Foundation, in care of Judy Reading, 7443 Eagle Dr. Major donors to the event include Ohio Logistics, Imaging Consultants, Financial Strategies, Kohl’s, Daniel and Dr. Heide Budke, Melanie and Rick Mattingly, and Phyllis Shoaff.
Saturday, March 19 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts,
200 West Main Cross St.
Silent auction at 6:30pm, performance at 7:30pm, followed by a reception.
Advance tickets are $14/adults and $12/seniors and students,
Tickets $17 at the door.