“A Midsummer’s Night” to benefit the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet will be held on Friday July 26th at 8:30 pm.  The Sheldon House will be transformed into a beautifully lit al fresco terrace and lawn where guests can enjoy a complimentary hors d’ouevres and desserts, live Jazz and dancing on the terrace. A cash bar serving premium wines, champagne and beers will be available.

The host and hostess for the evening are Flip Yates and Mary Anne Harp. Ms Harp notes  “we are honored to host this very worthy event for a cause that we have enthusiastically supported for years. Considering the size of our community we are extremely fortunate to have a ballet program of this quality here.  We hope everyone will come out to support CRYB and enjoy what promises to be a very lovely evening!”

Tickets are $20 Pre-Sale and $25 at the door. Tickets may be made by calling CRYB at 716-664-9766 or at the Reg Lenna Box Office at 716-484-7070

The evening will feature auctions and other fun activities to help raise funds for the Youth Ballet.  Some of the items up for auction are:

  • Tickets to the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center donated by NYCB principal dancer, Daniel Ulbricht
  • A Chautauqua overnight package including accommodations at the Antheneum, meals and gate passes

All proceeds from the event will be used to support the programs and students of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet.  For the past 20 years, CRYB has been the only program of its kind in this area, offering quality training in classical ballet to area youth.  Through the generosity of friends and patrons, scholarships have made it possible for all students with the drive and talent to pursue their passion for dance regardless of their financial situation and have made it possible for the art of ballet to thrive in our community.

Artistic Director Monika Alch encourages everyone who believes in the importance of the arts in our community to plan on attending. “In today’s tough economic times, this is a comfortably priced way to enjoy an enchanting evening out while at the same time supporting the Youth Ballet and it’s most valuable assets – it’s young dancers”.  Contact Information.  716-664-9766

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is a non-profit organization and the area’s premier school for classical ballet training