Helene

Happy 15th Anniversary, Ballet Alert!-Talk-Alert!

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It just dawned on me that this is the penultimate day of 2013 and that 2013 marks Ballet Alert!'s 15th year anniversary! How time disappears...

So many thanks to Alexandra for launching this site in 1998, when the Internet was in its toddler days as a far-reaching public entity. We've waxed and waned in fulfilling BA!'s mission to serve as a place to discuss classical ballet, but the standard is still there for us to try to meet.

I'd also like to thank dirac for her commitment to providing Links at least six days a week, and for always adding links as they surface after the current day, and to Mme. Hermine for posting lLinks on the other days. rg shares his his wonderful collection of historic photographs and postcards that grace Ballet Alert! flowers.gif . BA! would not be the same wonderful resource without them.

Thank you to Carley, our tireless site Registrar, whose work is almost entirely behind the scenes, and who continues the non-stop effort to battle the spammers who try to infiltrate us, and to our Moderating team. We appreciate the people who donate to keep us up and running, and our members, whose participation and insight makes us an online community.

Happy almost New Year to all!

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Absolutely -- many thanks to everyone here!

I wandered onto the internet during the old Usenet days (rec.arts.dance and alt.arts.ballet) and have never ceased to be fascinated by how people manage to discuss dance in the ether. It's been a blast!

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Yay! Many thanks to everyone who keeps this site up and running. Y'all deserve an extra flute of champagne this New Year's. flowers.gif

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My deepest thanks, as well. This forum is life-enriching and important in so many ways. Blessings to everyone in 2014, and beyond.

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Yes, thanks to everyone who operates this site. And Happy New Year.

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I've learned so much on this site and am very grateful to all those that make it run so smoothly. Thank you and Happy New Year to all!

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......and let's not forget a BIG thanks to Helene who, with tireless and never ending effort, keeps this ship afloat and heading, at least generally, in its stated direction!

A Standing Ovation to everyone involved. BA is one of my most treasured past times.

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I think it's a very good sign that so many of the people who joined the site in the very early days are still posting here!

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Yes Helene..I. want to echo your words of thanks. Ballet Talk has been quite a wonderful cyber companion for me in quite few years.. and of course...THANK TO YOU for so wisely calm down heated discussions at repeated ocassions. I am FREEZING in the city right now, but having a SUPER good time. Happy New Year everyone!!

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......and let's not forget a BIG thanks to Helene who, with tireless and never ending effort, keeps this ship afloat and heading, at least generally, in its stated direction!

Most definitely! And thank you, Alexandra and dirac and carbro and rg and Mme. Hermine!

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Alexandra, Carley, Helene, Dirac, rg--------thanks for YOUR memoriestiphat.giftiphat.giftiphat.giftiphat.giftiphat.gif

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Thank you so much for your generous giving of your time... Looking forward to the next fifteen years!

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Thank you from me, too - I have greatly enjoyed this and its sister site over the years!

All those who make this possible are wonderful and generous to do so! Thank you, thank you!

And a very happy, healthy, inspirational New Year!

-d-

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There isn't enough space on this site for me to talk about what dirac does in keeping the links updated all those days and being so meticulous about including everything she can. What I do is only a tiny drop in the bucket. Cheers and thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks to Alexandra, Helene, dirac, rg, Mme Hermine and all the others who keep this wonderful site alive. thanks.GIFtiphat.gif Thanks to those of you with whom I communicate on posts and sometimes pm's. And Happy New Year 2014 to everyone at Ballet Alert! yahoo.gif

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I just want to echo everyone's thanks and praise. It is a real treat to be able to read reviews, opinions and thoughts about ballet from people who love the art form.

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I'm so sorry -- I just found this post! (I've had trouble logging in for reasons we cannot determine! :)

Thank you all for your thanks! AND for posting. Thanks for reminder that this site was founded to be a place for civilized discussion of classical ballet -- I hope we remember that when the spring season commences.

AND thanks to Helene who keeps the site going, dirac who posts the Links, and Carley handles at least membership requests per day!!!

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