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Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 9, 2017, at The Paavilion (home of YPBT) 5251 Commerce, Flint
A holiday favorite returns to Young People’s Ballet Theatre… Breakfast with Santa! Event start times are 10 AM and 12:30 PM.

Little Orphan Annie: Thursday-Sunday, March 1-4, 2018 at UM-Flint Theatre

Young People’s Ballet Theatre will present its 30th annual ballet, LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE, on Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 pm, Friday, March 2, at 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 pm.  Performances for this full-length production ballet will take place at the UM-Flint Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley Street.  Advance tickets start at $10; all seating is reserved. Discounted rates are available for groups by calling 810-623-2980. Tickets on sale January 27 at or by calling 855-222-2849.

School Concert: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7 PM

Students will demonstrate combinations and class steps at their level and some of our advanced and partnering students will perform variations they have learned this year.

Spring Gala: Saturday, June 2, 2018. Event start times are at noon and 3 PM.

Our Spring Gala performance includes excerpts from “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp”. Originally choreographed in 2006, our audiences will enjoy scenes from this high-spirited ballet by Dale Brannon. Aladdin, a poor beggar, is captivated by Princess Jasmine. Through his adventures with a Magician and a Magic Lamp, Aladdin becomes a wealthy man and wins Jasmine’s love. But his luck turns when the jealous magician discovers Aladdin’s good fortune. Our ballet concludes with a colorful and lively gypsy dance scene. Our program will also include a contemporary piece by former YPBT student, Shannan DeGroot, and a musical theater collection by YPBT instructor and choreographer Danielle Smith. These and other classical variations will be represented by all our company members who are looking forward to entertaining audiences in our final season program.