Since its inception, the School of Classical Ballet has been dedicated to providing quality dance instruction appropriate for the age and physical development of each student. The School provides a diversified program that meets not only the needs of those who seek a fun, creative, and challenging environment, but also those who wish to pursue a professional dance career.
The School of Classical Ballet offers classes in a variety of dance genres including Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Pre Ballet, and Creative Movement.
OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION FOR 2015-16 July 24 at Montana Dance Center (131 Moore Lane) 3:00-6:30
FALL CLASSES START September 8, 2015
During the first week of September parents for all Creative Movement (CM) and Pre-Ballet classes please plan to attend the first ten minutes of class for an important student/parent orientation. this is also a good time for us to meet you and your child.
NUTCRACKER WITH SAN DEIGO BALLET & BILLINGS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Audition Date: Tentative Date September 26th, 2015
November 28 & 29 with rehearsal on Friday 27th with San Diego Ballet and the Billings Symphony-note this is Thanksgiving week end. See our Bulletin board at Montana Dance Center or visit SCB web site for audition and rehearsal information. This will be posted at a later date.
SPRING RECITAL at ABT 2016 Alberta Bair Theater May 21st for all dancers. There may also be a second performance. Watch for more information.
Montana Dance Arts Association is a non profit group that puts on two week end workshops a year. One the third weekend of Oct. and the other in the spring usually April. They bring in amazing guest teachers from around the country to educate Montana Dancers for fun filled dance weekends. They also provide scholarships to talented young MT dancers and teachers to further their studies at prestigious summer dance programs. Ballet, Jazz, Modern,Tap, Hip Hop and more are taught during these weekend workshops (Oct/Apr), which are held in the various major MT cities. Workshops are open to students ages 9 and up, with at least 2 years dance experience. The spring workshop offers classes and holds adjudications for students wanting to try for scholarships to study at various summer dance intensives around the United States.
Fall workshop 2015 - Great Falls, October 16-18
Spring workshop 2016 - Helena, dates to be determined.
ABT Dance Performances 2015-2016
Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Performance: November 4th, 7:30p.m.
Workshop: Int/Adv. Modern November 3rd, 4:00-6:00pm at Montana Dance Center 131 moore Lane
Flashdance the Musical
Performance: January 29th, 2016 7:30p.m.
Performance: March 4, 2016 at 7:30p.m.
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SCB SUMMER WORKSHOP 2015
AUGUST 3-7, 2015 at SCB!
We are excited to have three wonderful guest teachers for our summer 2015 intensive:
Sharee Lane from University of Utah
Erica Gionfreddo, Associate Artistic Director of Arcos Dance Company
and returning teacher Kirsten Cooper from Seattle.
See our Summer Workshops Page for more information!
MONTANA DANCE CENTER WORKSHOPS
July 27th-31st. Guest teachers Leigh Schanfein, Tucker Davis, and Erica Gionfriddo.
Check out Montana Dance Center web site for information on these workshops and theme camps for younger dancers ages 3 & up.
MOTION ARTS DANCE COMPANY (MADCO)
MADCO is a community-based dance company for dancers ages 8-20 with a minimum of two years dance experience co sponsored by Montana Dance Center and School of Classical Ballet.
This is a performing company of young people, offering professional performance opportunities for children and, in so doing, provides powerful and playful dance performances accessible to people of all ages. Performances will include professional theaters, Dance Showcase, School Performances, and other Venues.
Company Directors: Julia Marble, Carly Green, & Betty Loos
Motion Arts Dance Auditons fro 2015-2016
Registration fee $5.
July 9th at Montana Dance Center 131 Moore Lane, Unit B
Ages 8-12: 6:00-7:00p.m.
Ages 13+: 7:00-8:00
Call Julia 208-0788 for further information.
2014-2015 MADCO MEMBERS
Senior Company: Katie Conrad, Emily Kelly, Cara Lagge, Michaela Longbottom, Brynn Miller, Amber Nichols, Jessica Nielson, Frankie Parrott, Brittany Riley
Junior Company: Hannah Berube, Emilee Brown, Helena Brown, Reagan Chakros, Gracie Day, Carlie Dodd, Maiya Easton, Chloe Hartman, Harper Howe, Maddy Hust, Aundrea Johnson, Sophie Kroll, Jazmyn Kronewitter, Molly Mullowney, Brynn Newell, Cora O'Brien, Clara Oliveira, Marlee O’Toole, Meredith Rentz, Lila Virostko, Ava Williams
2014 -15 Choreographers: Kenny Borchard, Paige Fredlund, Carly Green, Ricki Feeley, Megan Mullowney, Hannah Brown, Maribel Schaff, Leigh Schanfein, Tucker Davis, and Peter Pawlyshyn