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Feb. 11: Runway for the Ballet

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2012

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Rachel Sutherland

Rachel Sutherland has been a professional journalist for 14 years, most recently as the Style Editor for the Charlotte Observer. Her writing and styling work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country. She is often a featured guest on syndicated radio programs The Matt & Ramona Show and The Satisfied Life. Find her at www.rachelsutherland.net or email her: rachel@rachelsutherland.net.

I spent the majority of my life operating under the misguided belief that I had rhythm and grace, especially on the dance floor. Then I took a Zumba class in front of a wall full of mirrors and I realized my dancing was more of the Elaine from Seinfeld variety rather than Bob Fosse or Martha Graham.

In my case, it’s best to leave the dancing to the professionals, right?

Thankfully, fashion and dance collide in the most incredibly graceful way at the fifth annual Runway for the Ballet, a stylish fundraiser for the North Carolina Dance Theatre on Feb. 11.

Heart & Soul is the theme for this year’s unique blend of fashion and dance, featuring on-trend clothing and accessories from Neiman Marcus modeled by dancers from NC Dance Theatre. Traditional runway presentations will be mixed with contemporary dance vignettes. I’ll be entranced and enamored by the fashion and the dance for certain.

The hosts for the afternoon and evening (there are two performances scheduled for 4p and 8p) are the fabulous Sonya Barnes, CEO of Harris & Barnes Inc. and Scott Provancher, President of the Arts & Science Council.

The event will take place at the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance on North Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte. Both the 4p matinee and 8p performance include a pre or post-show reception (with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres). General admission tickets start at $40, VIP tickets start at $55.

Will I see you there?

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