The 10th annual Pointe Ball, the Alabama Ballet’s largest fundraiser, will be Jan. 29 at Saks Fifth Avenue. This will mark the sixth year that Saks will host the gala in support of the Alabama Ballet.
This year’s theme is “Arabesque.” 3 Graces Design is taking a playful spin on the name of a classic ballet position and creating a fanciful Moroccan-inspired décor.
The ball will begin at 6:30 with cocktails, followed by a seated dinner by Kathy G & Co. at 8 p.m. Younger patrons are invited to join ball patrons at 9 p.m. for Pointe Ball After Hours, with cocktails, dessert and dancing to the sounds of The MaleMen.
Elizabeth Farrar and Penney Hartline are the 2011 ball chairmen. Patty McDonald is honorary chairman. Ashelynn Falkenburg is chairing the Pointe Ball After Hours committee. More than 120 women are serving on ball and after-party committees.
Pointe Ball tickets are $300 per person or $500 per couple. Pointe Ball After Hours tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. Both events are black tie. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Seating for the ball is limited to 400 guests, and a sell-out is expected. Pointe Ball After Hours plans to welcome an additional 200 guests.
Tickets for the ball must be purchased by Jan. 15. Pointe Ball After Hours tickets may be purchased at www.alabamaballet.org in advance or at Saks on the evening of the ball.
Saks Fifth Avenue, Barnes & Noble and California Pizza Kitchen at The Summit hosted Pointe Ball kick-off events Nov. 20 and 22. Proceeds from associated sales on those days benefited the Alabama Ballet, its Royal Academy of Dance accredited school and its outreach programs.
For more information or for tickets, visit www.alabamaballet.org or call Elizabeth Farrar at 879-2533.