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.

Annual Concert

The concerts will be Saturday, June 6, 2015. Shows are at 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Dancers in levels III-IV perform in both shows. Boys and adults will perform twice, divided between the three shows. Dress rehearsal will be Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5, 2015. Dancers will rehearse in 10 minute increments between the hours of 4 and 10 pm.

Costume fees are based on measurements taken in October: $75 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 $15 + tax 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.

Classes will take place the week following the performance.

The Excellent Adventure!

The Excellent Adventure 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 is a great production about two siblings who think their music rules and their parents music is totally uncool. During an outing they run into a mystical DJ who overhears their critical comments, steals their iPod and takes them on a journey through the years to show them how the past influences the present. Dancers in levels II and up participate in this special show. An additional participation fee of $7/month will be added to tuition beginning in October and running through June. Ballare Teatro provides all the costuming for this show.

Look forward to our next Excellent Adventure in March of 2016!

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?

Our next Isabella Saves the World performance is March 7, 2015! Ballet dancers in level Fundamental B through level V and all levels of  Boys classes participate in this special show.  While most of the choreography will be learned in class, we do have some mandatory extra rehearsals scheduled. There is an additional performance fee that is commensurate with the number of extra rehearsal hours spent. The fee will be added to tuition October-June.  The rehearsal schedule is as follows:

Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 3:30-6 pm at Ballare

Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 3:30-6 pm at Minnehaha Academy North Campus 3100 West River Parkway in Minneapolis

Dress Rehearsal is Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5-9 pm at Minnehaha Academy North Campus

The show is Saturday, March 7 at 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Dancers in Boys Fundamental , Man Dance,  levels III, IV and V perform in both shows. Dancers in Fundamental B, Level IA, Level IB, and Level II are divided amongst the two shows. The cast list is as follows. Cast A will perform in the 2:30 show. Cast B will perform in the 5:30 show.

Cast A (2:30 pm)

Snow Storm – Fundamental B Thursday 4 pm

Snow Worker Fairies – Fundamental B Tuesday 4:30 pm

FBI – Fundamental B Wednesday at 5 pm

Frozen Rainbow Fairies – Level IB Wednesday

Celebration Dance – Level IA Monday

Spring – Level II Monday

Cast B (5:30 pm)

Snow Storm – Fundamental B Monday 6:30 pm

Snow Worker Fairies – Fundamental B Saturday 9:45 am

FBI – Level IA Thursday

Frozen Rainbow Fairies – Level IB Saturday

Celebration Dance – Level IA Saturday

Spring – Level II Saturday

Tickets go on sale during family visitation week, December 15-20, 2014. Tickets are $15 and are reserved.

The Creative Dance Show

Creative Dance classes are not part of the formal year-end recital. Their performance will be Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6 pm at Minnehaha Academy North Campus, 3100 West River Parkway. In this show we interpret a story  through movement. Past performances include ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘My Many Colored Days’, and ‘In the Tall Tall Grass’. Dancers need to be at the site by 5:30 pm. 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. There is no costume requirement for this show…all you provide is the raucous applause for your dancer!