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Ballet and fashion for a girls' night out

Get ready for a girls' night out: Dance from North Carolina Dance Theatre and fashion from Neiman Marcus unite for the fifth annual Runway for the Ballet on Feb. 11. The show's “Heart & Soul” theme is an exciting blend of fashion and dance, highlighting upcoming 2012 fashions from sponsor Neiman Marcus, interspersed with vignettes from Dance Theatre’s popular shows. Dancers from Dance Theatre will also serve as the models for the fashion show. The 4 p.m. matinee provides fun and fashion for all ages, complete with a pre-show reception including complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Then, at 8 p.m., find your most stylish outfit and celebrate a night out at our evening performance and post-show reception. Don’t miss this night of high-fashion, fun and dance with gourmet fare from Best Impressions Catering. "Runway for the Ballet's fifth year continues to celebrate the marriage of dance and fashion in one of Charlotte's premier arts events. This is an exclusive opportunity for guests to experience dance, view Neiman Marcus spring 2012 high fashion looks and give back to North Carolina Dance Theatre at a stylish event," said Runway For The Ballet 2012 co-chair Chelsea Cote. NC Dance Theatre’s young professionals group, Opening Night Insiders, is organizing the event and all proceeds will benefit NC Dance Theatre. Tickets include show admission and a reception. VIP tickets are also available for both performances and include prime VIP seating, exclusive cocktail and gift bags. Raffle tickets are available for this event for $10 each and prizes include a $1,000 Neiman Marcus shopping spree, an overnight stay at The Ballantyne Resort, wine tasting and a custom painting. Runway for the Ballet Details:

Date: Saturday, Feb. 11

Matinee: 4 p.m. reception/5 p.m. show; VIP - $55, general - $40, children 16 and under- $25

Late Show: 8 p.m. show/9:15 p.m. reception; VIP - $75, general - $50 Location: Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, 701 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. Order tickets from or call 704-372-0101.

Runway for the Ballet is presented by Carolinas Medical Center and Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLC.