Nashville Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty
Sep
22
Sep 25

Nashville Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

September 22-24, 2017
TPAC’s Jackson Hall

Choreography after Marius Petipa
Adaptation and Additional Choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live Music Performed by the Nashville Symphony

 

Brimming with enchantment, romance and charm, Nashville Ballet’s season opener ushers in the triumphant return of beloved fairytale The Sleeping Beauty. Considered to be the most technically challenging piece of classical choreography for the ballerina since its debut in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty appeals to connoisseurs and novices alike. All ages will be swept away by the timeless tale of how the villainous Carabosse and noble Lilac Fairy cast dueling spells over Princess Aurora, which can only be broken by a dashing prince’s kiss.

 

“With its lavish sets, costumes and storybook romance, The Sleeping Beauty delivers all the precision and artistry you might expect of a classical ballet. But you may be surprised by the level of strength, stamina and athleticism currently on display in Nashville Ballet’s dreamy revival.” – Amy Stumpfl, The Tennessean (2012)

 

Sep
30
Oct 1

Tennessee Dance Festival

The Festival is an exciting weekend of master classes and performances for dancers ages 12 and up. . Highlights of the weekend are the Tennessee Dance Festival Spotlight, Cathie Ault Kasch Student Choreography Project, Connections! Members Showcase, and a scholarship audition class.

 

Nashville Ballet's Lizzie Borden with The Raven
Oct
26
Oct 28

Nashville Ballet's Lizzie Borden with The Raven

Lizzie Borden with The Raven

October 26-28, 2017
TPAC’s Polk Theater

Lizzie Borden Choreography by Paul Vasterling
The Raven Choreography by Christopher Stuart

Did she or didn’t she? Viewers will judge for themselves when Lizzie Borden’s real-life double homicide case of 1892 hauntingly unfolds on stage this Halloween. Acquitted for the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden’s notorious courtroom trial remains one of the most controversial and sensationalized in American history. Nashville Ballet’s gripping interpretation takes audiences into the mind of the woman embroiled in the scandal to show that there may be more to the story than previously thought. The world premiere of The Raven explores Edgar Allan Poe’s dark poem by blending movement with a classical score and elements of spoken word.

 

Nashville’s Ballet's Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years!
Dec
2
Dec 23

Nashville’s Ballet's Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years!

Nashville’s Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years!

December 2-23, 2017
TPAC’s Jackson Hall

Concept, Story Treatment and Choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live Music Performed by the Nashville Symphony

Celebrating 10 years of awe-inspiring magic and dazzling holiday cheer, Nashville’s Nutcracker will ring in the season with additional characters and all-new magical elements. A truly local production through and through with clever nods to the city’s sparkly past, Nashville’s Nutcracker epitomizes the holiday season in Music City.

“Vasterling's epic work is a joyous and colorful greeting card to the people of Music City…a holiday-scented love letter to his adopted hometown.” – Jeffrey Ellis, Broadway World (2016)

 

Nashville Ballet's Attitude: Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project
Feb
9
Feb 11

Nashville Ballet's Attitude: Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project

Attitude: Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project

February 9-11, 2018
TPAC’s Polk Theater

Choreography by Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills
Music by Steve Reich, Evelyn Glennie, Michael Gordon, Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass

Pushing the boundaries of Nashville Ballet’s acclaimed Attitude series, Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project offers a groundbreaking exploration of devastating loss, resiliency and, ultimately, the triumph of the human spirit. Following one Holocaust survivor’s journey as told through music and dance, Light offers a unique opportunity that only art can—to feel, better understand and reflect upon a piece of history that defies comprehension. The ballet illuminates the past to promote compassion, understanding and hope for our future. Community talk-back sessions will accompany this Nashville Ballet premiere, including Light choreographer Stephen Mills of Ballet Austin.

 

Nashville Ballet's Family Day at the Ballet
Apr
15
12:00 pm12:00

Nashville Ballet's Family Day at the Ballet

Family Day at the Ballet

April 15, 2018 from noon - 4 p.m.
Nashville Ballet

Choreography by Kimberly Ratcliffe
Music by Professor Emeritus at Belmont University School of Music Paul Goodwin

Imaginations run wild at Family Day at the Ballet! Make a day of it with an engaging afternoon created just with families in mind, including a children’s ballet performance of Aesop’s Fables, movement activities, arts and crafts, and more. Aesop’s Fables weaves together four wildly popular fables (The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Crow, The Wind and the Sun and The Ants and the Grasshopper) to impart a little wisdom to little ones. Families can experience all that Nashville Ballet has to offer with one ticket.

 

Nashville Ballet's Modern Masters
May
4
May 6

Nashville Ballet's Modern Masters

Modern Masters
May 4-6, 2018

TPAC’s Jackson Hall

Six Dances Choreography by Jiří Kylián; Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ghosts Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon; Music by C.F. Kip Winger
Western Symphony Choreography by George Balanchine; Music by Hershy Kay

Live Music Performed by the Nashville Symphony

Modern Masters brings the work of three celebrated choreographers together for a hand-selected program that shines a spotlight on some of the most innovative, spectacularly grand dance that’s come out of the ballet world. Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts draws inspiration from a lyrical score by Grammy-nominated composer and Nashville resident C.F. Kip Winger (of American rock band Winger), while wit and charisma take center stage in Jiří Kylián’s Six Dances set to Mozart’s Six German Dances. George Balanchine’s masterwork Western Symphony caps off the evening with a rollicking journey to the rugged Old West. An enormous cast of cowboys and dance hall girls showcase Balanchine’s blend of highly demanding, spirited and playful choreography, illustrating why he’s known as the father of American ballet.

 

Nashville Ballet's Emergence
Jun
1
Jun 3

Nashville Ballet's Emergence

Emergence
June 1-3, 2018

Nashville Ballet

Music Curated in Creative Collaboration with The Bluebird Cafe

 

Nashville Ballet lifts the curtain on the creative process with its wildly popular Emergence series, inviting the public into its studio to experience a piece of art only weeks in the making. See what happens when up-and-coming choreographers are free to create with only a blank notebook in hand and no rules to follow—other than embracing their creative instincts. This season’s edition will feature a musical collaboration with The Bluebird Cafe, recreating the intimacy of the world-renowned listening room at Nashville Ballet. The Bluebird Cafe celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and Emergence serves as the finale event of its yearlong celebration.


“All that is required from artists and audience members alike is an unbridled sense of adventure.” – John Pitcher, Nashville Scene (2015)

 


Jun
2
Jun 4

Annie

Ballet on Wheels presents Annie.

 

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Mar
25
11:30 am11:30

Ballet on Wheels' Easter Basket Drive and Free Dance Camp

Ballet On Wheels Dance School and Company is hosting our 9th Annual Easter Basket Drive & Free Dance Camp, benefiting Hope House of Memphis and Porter-Leath, Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM at Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company, located at 1015 S. Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104. 

 

Camp goers ages 3-14 will explore various dance forms, including Ballet, Jazz, African and Hip Hop, through mini classes. The unique dance camp is free, but filled and wrapped Easter baskets are required upon entry. Hope House of Memphis and Porter-Leath will be this year’s basket recipients. These youth facilities care for terminally ill and at-risk youth.

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MTSU Theatre and Dance Open House
Feb
20
9:00 am09:00

MTSU Theatre and Dance Open House

Don't miss the MTSU Theatre and Dance Department's annual open house following the Honor’s College President’s Day Open House in the Murphy Center room G040 - Studio B. Join us for dance technique classes, theatre classes, performances, and an information session/Q&A with professors and students. The Dance Open House is FREE! Invite your friends! Registration will be available on site, but there are a limited number of spots available, so we recommend pre-registering on Eventbrite.com. Make sure to wear something you can dance in!

Tentative Schedule:
1:00-2:00 pm – Ballet Technique with Meg Brooker

2:00-2:45 pm – Voice and Movement with Kristi Shamburger

2:45-3:30 pm – Jazz Technique with Chell Parkins

3:30 - 4:00 pm – Modern Technique with Marsha Barsky

4:00 - 4:30 pm - Performance by MTSU Theatre and Dance Students

4:30- 5:00 pm – Information Session/Q&A with Professors and Dancers

A Toast to Dance
Oct
21
6:00 pm18:00

A Toast to Dance

  • Crown Court Condos Lobby and Courtyard

Benefitting TAD's Scholarship and Awards Programs

10/21/16

6-8pm

Crown Court Condominiums Courtyard and Lobby, 535 Locust St. Knoxville, 37902

https://tndance.ticketleap.com/tadtoast/

A Toast to Dance is a fundraiser supporting the scholarship and awards programs of Tennessee Association of Dance. This evening's event will honor previous receipients from the Knoxville area. 

Tennessee Association of Dance is a statewide network of organizations and individuals dedicated to artistic excellence and committed to ensuring that dance is a vital and respected part of life for all Tennesseans.   TAD provides services that support communication, fellowship, advocacy, leadership, and education for a broad-based dance constituency.

The Tennessee Association of Dance was chartered in 1971 to encourage and support the development of dance in Tennessee. TAD serves as a central source of information for Tennessee's dance constituencies. We report dance activities, employment opportunities, auditions, master classes and workshops, as well as issues of local and national importance to the field. 

TAD recognizes exceptional contributions to the field through four awards for professionals, awards for student choreography and scholarship opportunities for students pursuing summer study in dance.

Oct
1
Oct 2

Tennessee Dance Festival 2016

  • Middle Tennessee State University

The Festival is an exciting weekend of master classes and performances for dancers ages 12 and up. A junior festival will be returning for 2016. Highlights of the weekend are the Tennessee Dance Festival Spotlight, Cathie Ault Kasch Student Choreography Project, Connections! Members Showcase, and a scholarship audition class.

Chattanooga Dance Theatre Spring Gala
Apr
30
May 1

Chattanooga Dance Theatre Spring Gala

  • Chattanooga Dance Theatre

Join us for an eveing of dance as we present our first annual Spring Gala. 
The performance will feature a modern rendition of Stravinsky's classical ballet, 'Firebird' in addition to guest choreography by Jessica Bowman, Morgan Forster and Cortney Mild. 
 

Knox County Schools Spring Dance and Arts Showcase
Apr
29
Apr 30

Knox County Schools Spring Dance and Arts Showcase

  • Austin East Performing Arts Auditorium

The annual Knox County Schools Spring Dance and Arts showcase will be held this weekend in the Performing Arts Auditorium at Austin East High School.

Students from Beaumont Magnet Academy, Vine Middle Magnet School and Austin East Magnet High School will perform various dance and musical pieces from modern to ballet, hip hop, and West African drumming. 

Admission: $5, Children under 4 are FREE.

Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30

5:30pm Visual Arts Showcase with performances by:

Beaumont Instrumental Music, Beaumont Theatre Club, Vine Chorus, Austin East Gospel Singers, Austin East Theatre Forensics Team

7:00pm Dance Showcase

Performances held at Austin East Performing Arts Auditorium

Apr
22
Apr 24

Mixed Bill XII-Footprints Belmont Dance

  • Troutt Theater

Belmont University Department of Theater and Dance's twelfth annual dance production. 

Location:
Belmont Troutt Theatre

2112 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee, 37212

Dates:
Friday, April 22 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 23 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 24 at 7:30pm

Apr
19
Jun 1

Call for Dancers- HustedDance/KB Dance

  • Nashville, TN

Call for Dancers 2016- HustedDance/KB Dance is now accepting in-person auditions and video audition submissions for our 2016 Summer Intensive Program.

Raise the Curtain Benefit
Mar
19
8:00 pm20:00

Raise the Curtain Benefit

  • Chattanooga Dance Theatre

Enjoy an evening of dancing and desserts in Chattanooga. Featured companies include Ballet Tennessee, Baylor Dancers, Chattanooga Ballet, Chattanooga Ballet's Children's Company, Chattanooga Dance Theatre, Project Motion and Violet Mire.  All proceeds will go to the Tennessee Association of Dance.   

$15 General Admission

Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble Spring Concert
Feb
26
6:30 pm18:30

Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble Spring Concert

  • Knoxville Civic Auditorium

The Tennessee Childrens Dance Ensemble continues to prove a child’s capacity to match a professional level of artistry. It is the Ensembles mission to provide opportunities for children to excel in dance and to teach children that only through hard work, dedication and a heightened sense of discipline is this excellence possible. The results have been over 30 years of children performing modern dance masterpieces on stage and creating their own masterpieces in life beyond TCDE.

Friday, February 26th – School performances – morning, times TBA

Friday, February 26th – Evening Performance 8:00pm

Saturday, February 27th – Matinee Performance 2:30pm

Saturday, February 27th – Evening Performance 8:00pm

Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915                                                                                             For tickets and information:  865-584-9636

MTSU Dance Program Open House
Feb
15
1:00 pm13:00

MTSU Dance Program Open House

  • Middle Tennessee State University

Don't miss the Middle Tennessee State University Dance Program's annual open house following the Honor’s College President’s Day Open House. Join us for three dance technique classes, a theatre class, a performance by members of the MTSU Dance Theatre, and an information session/Q&A with professors and dancers. The Dance Open House is FREE! Invite your friends! Registration will be available on site, but there are a limited number of spots available, so we recommend pre-registering on Eventbrite.com. Make sure to wear something you can dance in!

Schedule:

Schedule:

    Studio B:

    1:00-2:00pm – Modern Technique with Marsha Barsky
    2:00-3:00pm – Ballet Technique with Meg Brooker
    3:00-4:00pm – Jazz Technique with Chell Parkins
    4:00-4:30pm – Performance by MTSU Dance Theatre Members
    4:30-5:00pm – Information Session/Q&A with Professors and Dancers

    Studio A:

    2:00-3:00pm - Voice and Movement in Theatre with Kristi Shamburger