|Our 24th Nutcracker season has just ended! Thank
you all for your support!
|The Nutcracker - 2014
from our Nutcracker
Parts in The
Nutcracker are assigned after auditions, which are held in
early September. We have choreographed dances for each level of student
at our school, from Pre-Ballet through Ballet VIIA, so that as many of
our students as possible can perform. Rehearsals usually begin in
October, and we try to hold most of them on Saturdays, although a
limited number of our dancers may have rehearsals on week days. This is
a wonderful opportunity for our dancers to perform for our community!
| Our 2015 performance dates of
the Student Showcase are
May 2 & 3 and will be
held at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
2014 performances was an exciting program which features Swan Lake Act
II in the
Saturday performances and choreography by our talented staff!
| The Student Showcase
is our annual school production, in which students perform a dance foreach of their classes. It is
our policy to use minimal class time for rehearsals, since we are a
training school. We incorporate steps that must be learned as a part of
the students' curriculum into combinations, which are then joined
together to create dances for the performances. In the past we have had
nearly 100 percent participation in the Student Showcase
by our students in Level I classes and above. With the Pre-Ballet
students, we have had about 90 percent participation, since a few of
the little ones are shy and afraid to go onto the stage. We rely on
parents to help make the decision whether or not their young dancer
should perform, since they know the personality of their child
here for the link to buy tickets
Other Performance Opportunities
From time to time
we receive a request to provide dancers to perform in local productions
or with professional groups, and we honor those requests that help
advance our dancers' training. In the past we have provided young
dancers for the role of Party Scene children for the Moscow Classical
Ballet when they performed The Nutcracker at Flint
Center, and we have provided advanced dancers to perform Waltz of the
Flowers and Snow Scene for Ballet Pacifica's Nutcracker
in San Mateo, and most recently, for Academy en l'Air's Nutcracker
in Southern California. Our dancers have also participated in Ballet
Allegro's productions in Santa Rosa.
The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
We are fortunate
to be able to stage most of our productions at the Mountain View Center
for the Performing Arts. This is a new, state-of-the-art theater which
seats about 650 patrons, and is equipped with the latest in lighting
and audio technology. MVCPA's beautiful backstage facilities provide
our dancers with a truly professional experience!
Performance Photograph Links
our Showcase 2013 performances are available for
online viewing and purchase by members of our school. The photographs
are on a password-protected site; students and their families may pick
up the password at our school.
from the following earlier performances are also available; ask for the
passwords at school.