Fundraisers / Events

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    Nutcracker Info

    Are your children involved in this year’s production of The Nutcracker? Keep up to date on all the info with a page dedicated to the latest updates on the rehearsal process.

    Click here to go to the special Nutcracker rehearsal page.

    Festival of Trees

    Saturday, November 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Sunday, November 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    The DECC
    Visit the Ballet’s Booth!

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  • ballet bday collageImagine… … your child and guests dressed up in tutus and attending a dance class in a professional studio! … a ballerina in full costume to host your party and lead a 20-minute dance class. … a photo opportunity with your ballerina hostess. … take home gifts, tiaras and gift certificates for each child, plus special t-shirts for the boys, and more!

    Call the Minnesota Ballet 218.529.3742 for information, or check or website: Ages three and up. Depot Studios are not handicapped accessible. Celebrate your birthday with a Minnesota Ballet party!


    Celebrity Dance Challenge

    February 5, 2015
    Fregeau Auditorium, Marshall School

    CDC brochure

     For online tickets to the Celebrity Dance Challenge, click here for the Payments page.

    Wine & Cheese

    April 23, 2015
    5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Depot Great Hall
    506 W. Michigan St.

    Wine and cheese brochure

    Sponsor: Keyport Liquor

    For online tickets to the Wine & Cheese, click here for the Payments page.

    Events We Have Enjoyed This Year


    Black and White Ball

    Friday, September 26, 2014
    7 – 11 p.m.
    Historic Grain Exchange
    Board of Trade Bldg. 8th floor
    301 W. First St.

    In our best black or white duds, we danced to the music of Peter Provost and Combo or enjoyed watching the dancing, saw a floor show, made our best guesses in the life-size Heads or Tails competition to win the Wall of Wine, went for a prize wearing a fancy hat in the Parade of Hats, nibbled on hors d’oeuvres from The Pickwick and on fancy cupcakes from How Sweet It Is, and sipped wine or vodka cocktails from George’s Liquor, and saw Minnesota Ballet dancers perform “Hey, Big Spender,” choreographed by Reinhard von Rabenau.

    Lucky winning bids in the Live Auction carried off the likes of Dinner for Eight in Your Home by New Scenic Café, an Evening of Song by Tenor Marcus McConico and Soprano Rachel Inselman, a Swiss Army Watch ($750 value) from Security Jewelers, a Date for two lucky winners with Dancer Reinhard von Rabenau at Black Water Lounge (manicures & pedicures before at A Touch of Plasch), a Brunch Special with Bloody Mary basket and certificate for Zingerman’s special brunch items, two tickets to Cirque du Soleil in November, and a Spot in the 2015 Celebrity Dance Challenge.

     Black and white ball brochure

    Arthurs Lettering2ShadowTuxedos for this event provided by Arthur’s Formal Wear.



    Sugar Plum Fair

    Celebrating the Opening of The Nutcracker Holiday Season
    Sunday, November 2, 2014  • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Ballet’s Grain Exchange Studio • 301 W. First St., 8th floor

    Sugar plum fair brochure