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21 January 2021


Dearest Friends,


We can’t thank you enough for joining Dances Patrelle’s first foray into film.  It was with enormous pride and joy that we were able to give you Ariel Rose‘s breathtaking look at 25 years of The Yorkville Nutcracker.  Now, Dances Patrelle is looking forward to our 25th Anniversary, live and on stage! 


We also come to you with a plea.

Dances Patrelle spends about $5,000 each month. That money literally pays to keep the lights on. It pays for insurance and maintenance and rent – Nutcracker sleighs have to be kept somewhere, even in summer. In 2020, your generous contributions helped us reach our goal of $50,000, ensuring The Yorkville Nutcracker will be ready for the 2021 season!


But we aren’t just maintaining our past. We are also hard at work on a brand new work from the inestimable talents of Abi Stafford, Ask LaCour, Patrick Soluri, and Francis Patrelle. It’s going to speak to where we have been for the last year, with hope for where we are going!


We know that Dances Patrelle and The Yorkville Nutcracker are important to you. That’s why we are asking you to consider a contribution to Dances Patrelle. You can contribute via PayPal Giving Fund, Venmo @Classes-DancesPatrelle, or send a check to:

Dances Patrelle

c/o Justin Allen

14 Stonybrook Rd

Norwalk, CT 06851

Thanks so much in advance for your continued support. We are in this together. And we will get through it together.


In Dance, Love and Family,


Francis Patrelle

Dances Patrelle, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization registered in New York State.

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Dances Patrelle Inc.

The Yorkville Nutcracker (2017): Grand Pas de Deux​ Sugar Plum Fairy - Abi Stafford and Cavalier - Stephen Hana; Snow Queen - Therese Wendler and Snow King - Maximillien Band; Dew Drop - Izkan Barbosa  

Photos:  ©  Eduardo PATINO.NYC |   © Rosalie O'Connor Photography