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, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Pre Ballet, and Creative Movement .
SPRING CONCERT/RECITAL at ABT 2015
Saturday, May 16th at 6:30p.m.
Rehearsals Thursday May 14th 3:30p.m.-9:30p.m. & May 16th 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Possible second performance on Sunday May 17th.
NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCES DATES
SATURDAY NOV. 29TH 7:00 PM & SUNDAY NOV. 30 2:00PM AT ABT
PLEASE NOTE THE SCHEDULE CHANGES FROM THE ORIGIANL TIMES. CHANGES ARE IN RED.
NUTCRACKER COSTUME & REHEARSAL INFORMATION
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28
First rehearsal will be at the YWCA with San Diego Ballet Director Robin
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28
Costume fittings at ABT (Dancers should enter through stage door in the alley)
Party Children: 9:30-10:00
Fight Scene (soldiers & cavalry): 10:00-11:00
Snow, Flowers, Merliton, Chinese: 11:30-12:30
Baby & Jr. Rats & Baby Dolls: 5:30
Sugarbabes, Candycanes, Bears, Sheep, Ladies in Waiting 7:30
Rehearsal at SCB 909 Wyoming(YWCA) ACT 1: 12:30-2:45
Arrive at 12:30: Party Children, Clara, Baby Dolls - approx ending at 1:45
Arrive at 1:30: Baby & Jr. Rats Soldiers, Cavalry : approx ending at 2:15
Arrive at 2:00 Snowflakes: approx ending at 2:30
Rehearsal at SCB ACT 2: 2:30-4:15
Clara, Sugar Babes, Candy Canes, Ladies In Waiting, Sheep: approx ending at 3:15
Chinese, Merliton, Russian Bears, Garland Girls, Gingersnaps, Flowers, Finale: approx ending at 4:00
Friday Dress Rehearsal ABT
6:00-7:15 staging/blocking with company both castsAct I **
7:30-10:00 Full rehearsal with Billings Orchestra Saturday Cast on stage**Sheep,
& Russian Bears for Sunday Perfomance need to stay for this rehearsal as they will do your blocking during this time.**
Dancers just in Act I may be excused after intermission and notes.
Act I usually finish about 8:30. Act II is usually done by about 9:45.
They will rehearse the opening of Act II and the ending of Act II one right after the other so the sugar babes and candy canes can leave after that. The sheep will still need to stay to do their dance with Merlitons but then may be excused.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29 Full dress rehearsal hair, make up & costume.
Dress Rehearsal ABT 1:30-4:00
1:30-4:00 Dress & Orchestra rehearsal Sunday Cast**(Saturday cast may watch)
ACT I: PARTY SCENE 12:30 with hair and make up ready. FIGHT SCENE 12:45 hair and make up on.
ACT II: at theater by 1:00 hair and make up on.
Performance at 7:00p.m
ACT I PARTY SCENE arriving at 6:00 with hair and make up. FIGHT SCENE & SNOW 6:15
ACT II arriving at 6:30 with hair and make up.
SUNDAY November 30th
Performance at 2:00p.m.
Act I arriving at 1:00 with hair and make up. Fight Scene 1:15
Act II arriving at 1:30
Dancers should arrive with hair and make on for dress rehearsal Saturday and for performances. as there is very little room back stage.
Parents should pick up & drop of dancers at ABT at the stage door in the alley.
Sugar Babes, Baby Dolls, Sheep, & Candy Canes pick up after the performances
will be in the upper balcony on the right hand side facing the stage.
We hope to alleviate the crowding back stage and by the alley stage door after the shows as it gets so crowded there with the other dancers and symphony coming out that door. Older students will still be picked up at the stage door in the alley. Please be sure your child is checked out by the person in charge.
*Only parents helping back stage are allowed in the theater during rehearsals*
Please know that there is no video taping or photography allowed during rehearsals or
performances. We can take pictures back stage.
Dancers should bring a bag of some kind to put their belongs in. Water bottle recommended also games, books, or something for younger students to do while they are waiting to perform.
Please put name inside dance cloths and shoes.
Montana Dance Arts Association is a non profit group that brings in amazing guest teachers from around the country to educate Montana Dancers for fun filled dance weekends twice a year. 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 10 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 2014 will be held in Belgrade Oct. 17,18, & 19.
Spring Workshop 2015 will be held in Missoula April 11 & 12.
Congratulations: Jessica Nielson was awarded a modern scholarship to attend a two week dance intensive in Vail, Colorado & Cara Lagge received a jazz scholarship to attend Nuvo workshop!
ABT DANCE PERFORMANCES
Ririe Woodbury Performance November 20th
Master classes 18th & 19th 4-6 at ABT.
Russian National Ballet Cinderella February 17th at 7:30p.m.
SPRING CONCERT/RECITAL 2014
"Steps On Stage" Photo
MOTION ARTS DANCE COMPANY (MADCO)
A community-based dance company for dancers ages 8-20 with a minimum of two years dance experience.
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: Ricki Feeley, Betty Loos, and Julia Marble
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: Paige Fredlund, Carly Green, Ricki Feeley, Megan Mullowney, Hannah Brown, Julia Marble, Maribel Schaff, Leigh Schanfein, and Tucker Davis
Call Julia 208-0788 for further information.