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Let Us Give Thanks...

November News from Gustafson Dance

Giving Thanks!

The #dance4Allison benefit was an amazing success last week! We are all overwhelmed by the love and support shown in so many forms to honor and support Allison on her road to recovery! Thank you to each performer, each donor, each hand that set up, cleaned up, brought food and drinks, those that helped run the show and all of the ways people came together under one roof! Keep sending up prayers and all good thoughts for Allison’s full recovery!

Recent news has come in that Performance Memories has chosen to give 75% of their profits from sales of Rudolph DVDs back to the studio for whatever might be needed to help, in honor of Allison.  many thanks to Ernie and all the folks at Performance Memories.

Thanksgiving Open Class Hours

There will be no school classes next week during the Thanksgiving holiday but there will be some teen and adult classes.

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Flower Order Deadline Coming Up!

The last chance to order flowers with deadline Monday, November 27 for Rudolph and Monday, December 13th for Nutcracker. Make sure to make your order today!


Get Ready for the Bun Bar

SSBYD’S main fundraiser is the Bun/Make-up Bar, which will be available at the dress rehearsals and shows. An SSBYD dancer or parent will do your dancer’s hair and makeup meticulously, as well as secure their hairpiece if needed. Your performer will be sure to look her best for the dress rehearsal photos and the shows. Pre-Sales will be given priority, but walk-ups are welcome too! PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BRUSH and label with Name! Pre-Sale for Rudolph | Pre-Sale for Nutcracker

Nutcracker Orchestra Fund

State Street Ballet is honored to share the stage with the talented young dancers of Gustafson Dance in The Nutcracker at The Granada Theatre.

It’s a very special experience for our professional dancers and the opportunity of a lifetime for the next generation of performing artists to dance to the Opera San Luis Obispo Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s iconic score.

Ticket sales alone cannot fully fund the cost of these talented musicians. Please donate to The Nutcracker Orchestra Fund, and be an essential part of this magical holiday tradition!

New Dancer Spotlight at SSBYD

This month’s Dancer Spotlight features SSBYD Company dancers Chloe Babcock (Rudolph) and Amelia Miller (Clarice). These high school Juniors (Chloe attends Santa Barbara High and Amelia attends San Marcos High) take a moment from their busy schedules to share what their life is like in and out of the dance studio.


This Year’s Rudolph Poster

Here’s this year’s Rudolph Poster if you are interested in printing and posting! More info also from our press release at Noozhawk and our performance packet at our website.