Students enrolled in the Performing Arts Program get many opportunities to perform. In the past, our students have performed in the Lakeville City Ballet’s Nutcracker, our own Rhythm Festival, our original production of Isabella Saves the World, Dances at the Lakes, Edinborough, Nickelodeon Universe, National Tap Dance Day, Dance for Courage, a fundraiser for the Courage Center, and of course our annual concert.
The concerts will be Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Minnehaha Academy North Campus, located at 3100 West River Parkway in Minneapolis. Shows are at 2 pm and 5:30 pm. Boys, adults, and dancers in levels II-IV perform in both shows. Dress rehearsal will be Friday, June 14, at Minnehaha Academy North Campus, schedule TBA.
Costume fees are based on measurements taken in October: $70 for a small and medium child size; $80 for a large child size; $90 for child extra large and adult sizes small-large; $100 for adult extra large size. Costume prices include tights and some accessories. The costume fee is due with November tuition on November 1st . Dancers will purchase one costume for their ballet/tap class, and one for their jazz class. Costumes will be handed out during family visitation week in March.
Tickets for the show are $13 and are reserved. Tickets go on sale during observation week in March/April. The concert is fun and a great learning experience!
The Annual Concert Information Packet is a comprehensive guide for the performance.
The Rhythm Festival is for our tap, jazz and hip hop classes. It will include jazz, tap, and hip hop dance, professional dancers, and possibly live music, and spoken word. This performance tells the story of the journey jazz music and American rhythmic dance has taken from its birth in New Orleans, up the river and throughout the United States. Dancers in levels II and up have the opportunity to participate in this special show. Look forward to our next Rhythm Festival in March of 2014!
Isabella Saves the World
This is original ballet about the world being stuck in perpetual winter and the girl who helps spring return. Isabella travels from her home, to the place where the snowflakes are made. She gets past soldiers, battles the snow sorcereress, enlists help from the Evergreen Elder, the Sun Queen and the Rain Queen, and some other characters along the way. Will she succeed?
Ballet dancers in level Fundamental B through level V and all levels of Boys classes have the opportunity to participate in this special show, which will take place in Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 2 pm and 5:30 pm at the Minnehaha Academy North Campus. Tickets are $13 and are reserved. Tickets will go on sale at the studio in January.
**Isabella Saves the World Rehearsal Schedule**
Extra Rehearsal Days/Times
- Level III Fall Dance: Sundays, January 13 & 27, 2013 from 1:30-3:30 pm at Ballare
- Select Level III and Level IV Forbidden Forest: Sundays, January 13 & 27, 2013 from 3:30-5:30 pm at Ballare
- Narrators: Sundays, February 3 and 10, 2013 3:15-4:15 pm at Ballare
- Specialty Dances-Level IV: Isabella and Her Mother; Snow Sorcerer; Sun and Rain Queen; The Battle: Sundays February 3 and 10, 2013 from 4:30-6:30 pm at Ballare
- Narrators and Dancers in Levels I-IV: Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 3:30-6 pm at Ballare
- Everyone level Fundamental B-Level IV: Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 3:30-6:00 pm at Minnehaha Academy North Campus
- Dress Rehearsal: Friday, March 1, 2013 5:00-8:00 pm at Minnehaha Academy North Campus
The Creative Dance Show
Creative Dance and Music and Movement classes are not part of the formal year-end recital. Their performance will be Friday, June 7, 2013 at 6 pm at the Minnehaha Academy North Campus, 3100 West River Parkway. This performance is FREE! This is intended to be a low-key introduction to performing. There are no costume costs incurred by the students family for this performance. Ballare Teatro provides all costuming for this show. Classes will continue the week after the performance.