Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company Hosts Summer Dance Camps for Youth of All Ages
Jun
4
to Jul 13

Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company Hosts Summer Dance Camps for Youth of All Ages

WHAT:    Ballet On Wheels Dance School is now enrolling for their Summer Dance Camps. Classes will include “Fairy Princess” Camp for girls ages 3-6, Dance Mania Camp for girls ages 7-11, and Jr. Dance Intensive for girls ages 12-17.

WHEN:         Fairy Princess Camp (June 4-8 & June 11-15; 9:00 AM – Noon)

            Dance Mania Camp (June 4-8; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)  

            Jr. Dance Intensive (July 2-13; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) 

MORE INFO:         For more information and to enroll, visit www.balletonwheels.org 

or call (901) 870-4348.

About Ballet On Wheels Dance School:
Ballet On Wheels Dance School is a non-profit, community-based classical ballet school. Students learn the fundamentals of dance while developing qualities that make for a successful and happy life: self-discipline, perseverance, creativity and more. For more information on Ballet On Wheels Dance School, visit www.balletonwheels.org.

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WKU Summer Dance Intensive 2018
Jun
17
to Jun 23

WKU Summer Dance Intensive 2018

  • Gordon Wilson Hall, WKU Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Western Kentucky Department of Theatre & Dance

The WKU Summer Dance Intensive is designed for intermediate to advanced dancers (grades 9-12) as a unique opportunity to explore college level dance and the WKU experience. Program of study will include daily ballet, jazz, and modern dance technique classes along with coursework including pointe, tap, dance improvisation, dance history, and world dance forms. The week long intensive will culminate in a performance featuring university faculty and guest artist; Jon Lehrer (Lehrer Dance) choreography.

Location: Gordon Wilson Hall, WKU Campus

Dates: June 17-23, 2018

Registration and more info: https://www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance/dance-summer-intensive.php

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Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company Hosts Summer Dance Saturdays in August
Aug
4
to Aug 25

Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company Hosts Summer Dance Saturdays in August

WHAT:    Ballet On Wheels Dance School is now enrolling for their Summer Dance Saturday dance classes. Classes will include Summer Ballet Barre for girls ages 8-12 and Hip Hop Dance for both boys and girls and 6-12. 

WHEN:         August 4, 11, 18, & 25,  10:30 am - 12:45 pm

MORE INFO:         Tuition for classes is $60. For more information and to enroll, 

visit www.balletonwheels.org or call (901) 870-4348.

About Ballet On Wheels Dance School:
Ballet On Wheels Dance School is a non-profit, community-based classical ballet school. Students learn the fundamentals of dance while developing qualities that make for a successful and happy life: self-discipline, perseverance, creativity and more. For more information on Ballet On Wheels Dance School, visit www.balletonwheels.org.

 

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Nashville Ballet's Emergence
Jun
1
to 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)

 

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Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company Presents Annie: The “Dance-sical” at the Halloran Centre
May
26
to May 27

Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company Presents Annie: The “Dance-sical” at the Halloran Centre

  •  Halloran Centre For Performing Arts & Education  (map)
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WHAT:    Community-based ballet school and youth dance company, Ballet On Wheels Dance School and Company is presenting their biggest show of the season, Annie: The “Dance-sical.” The dance performance is based on the timeless Broadway musical and motion picture movie and will include creative renditions of classics such as Tomorrow, Little Girls, It’s A Hard Knock Life, and many more. 

     

WHEN:         Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. 

            Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. 

 

WHERE:        Halloran Centre For Performing Arts & Education 

225 S. Main St. Memphis, TN 38103

 

MORE INFO:               Tickets are currently on sale at ticketmaster.com for $22.50 to $24.50.  

For more information, visit www.balletonwheels.org  or call 

(901) 870-4348.

About Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company:
Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company is a non-profit, community-based classical ballet school and youth dance company. Students learn the fundamentals of dance while developing qualities that make for a successful and happy life: self-discipline, perseverance, creativity and more. Our mission is to develop and define art education and appreciation of classical ballet and other dance genres, through self-discipline, creative expression and performance exposure, in young people of diverse backgrounds. For more information on Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company, visit www.balletonwheels.org.

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National Tap Dance Day Mini Tap Festival
May
25
to May 26

National Tap Dance Day Mini Tap Festival

National Tap Dance Day

Mini Tap Festival - TAD Fundraiser

May 25-26, 2018

Nashville, TN

 

TAP IMPROV JAM

Friday, May 25th

7-9 p.m.

Troutt Theater, Belmont University

Free

 

MASTER CLASSES

Saturday, May 26th

12-6 p.m.

Nashville Metro Parks Centennial Performing Arts Studios

 

Single Class: $20

2 Classes: $35

3+ Classes: $50

 

“TENNESSEE TAPS” SHOWCASE

Saturday, May 26th

7:30 p.m.

Troutt Theater, Belmont University

Suggested Donation $10

 

10% Discount on all fees for TAD members; enter discount code at checkout (emailed to all current members on 5/6/18).

 

REGISTRATION
tad-tap-festival.ticketleap.com/2018/

TAD Members, check your inbox for your discount code for 10% off!

Registration will remain open until the event and attendees may register at the door. Credit cards will be accepted as payment/donations. 

Instructor Bios, Class Schedule and Class Descriptions available HERE.

Classes for ALL levels and ALL ages!
*Teachers-only class*
*Absolute Beginner* (tap shoes optional--PARENTS, give it a try!)

 

Call for Performers for “Tennessee Taps” Showcase:

Informal performance without theatrical lighting. 

The performance is partially curated and will feature professional tap dancers. All professionals are donating their performances to benefit Tennessee Association of Dance. If you are a professional tap performer or ensemble who wishes to perform, please contact the event coordinator, Courtney World at courtney@tennesseedance.org

At least five open slots are reserved for student performers and youth ensembles. Application for these slots are first come, first served for the first five groups of five or more dancers. After these slots have been filled, additional large groups, smaller groups, duets, and solos will be considered as space allows. These additional dances will be considered based on artistic merit. 

No application fee. All student performers must register for at least one class. 

 

Performance Applications are available HERE and will be accepted until May 11th. 

 

“Tennessee Taps” T-Shirts and Tank Tops on sale now through May 9th. Act Fast to get yours!

 

Contact event coordinator and TAD Board President, Courtney World with questions at courtney@tennesseedance.org

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Nashville Ballet's Modern Masters
May
4
to 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.

 

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WKU Dance Program: WKU Dance Day!
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

WKU Dance Program: WKU Dance Day!

Western Kentucky Department of Theatre & Dance

Dance Day is an opportunity each fall & spring semester for prospective students to sample the WKU Dance Program and see what it's all about.  Participants will take a class with WKU dance faculty, meet with faculty to learn more about the curriculum, have lunch with dance majors, observe a Dance Company warm up class, and attend a main stage dance concert. 

Location: Gordon Wilson Hall, Studio A

Date: Sunday, April 29th, 2018, 10:00am participant check-in

Registration Deadline: April 23rd, 2018

Register Online: https://www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance/dance-day.php

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WKU Dance Program: Evening of Dance 2018
Apr
27
to May 1

WKU Dance Program: Evening of Dance 2018

  • Russell H. Miller Theatre, FAC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Western Kentucky University Department of Theatre & Dance

Join us for an exhilarating evening of dance. The WKU Dance Company performs an array of dance styles with topnotch artistry, featuring choreography by WKU dance faculty and nationally acclaimed guest artists.

Location: Russell H. Miller Theatre, FAC

Dates: April 27-30, 2018

Friday, Saturday, & Monday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 3:00pm 

Tickets: $12 Available at: wku.showare.com

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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.

 

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Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company Hosts 10th Annual Easter Basket Drive & Free Dance Camp
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company Hosts 10th Annual Easter Basket Drive & Free Dance Camp

  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (map)
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WHAT:    Community-based ballet school and youth dance company, Ballet On Wheels Dance School and Company is hosting its 10th Annual Easter Basket Drive & Free Dance Camp to bring free dance class opportunities to youth ages 3-14. Camp goers will explore various dance forms, including Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop, through mini classes. At the end of the camp, participants experience an opportunity to see a live performance by the Ballet On Wheels Dance Company. Hope House & Porter-Leath will be this year’s basket recipients. These youth facilities care for terminally-ill children and at-risk youth and families.

 MORE INFO:               This unique dance camp is free, but filled and wrapped Easter baskets are required upon entry. Camp participants should wear dance clothes, colorful tutus or other comfortable clothes suitable for dance movement. 

For more information and to register, visit www.balletonwheels.org or call (901) 870-4348.

About Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company:
Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company is a non-profit, community-based classical ballet school and youth dance company. Students learn the fundamentals of dance while developing qualities that make for a successful and happy life: self-discipline, perseverance, creativity and more. Our mission and goal is to develop and define art education and appreciation of classical ballet and other dance genres, through self-discipline, creative expression and performance exposure, in young people of diverse backgrounds. For more information on Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company, visit www.balletonwheels.org.

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Chinese NewYear Ten-Course Banquet, Featuring Lion Dance and Mini Silent Auction -A One Night Event- 
Feb
11
5:00 PM17:00

Chinese NewYear Ten-Course Banquet, Featuring Lion Dance and Mini Silent Auction -A One Night Event- 

The coming Chinese New Year is the Year of the Dog starting February 16, 2018. People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are honest, friendly, loyal, smart, straightforward, and have a strong sense of responsibility and Justice. To name a few: Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, Elvis Presley, and Steven Spielberg are born in the years of dog. 

Words of fortune, prosperity, and luck are often used during the Chinese New Year season. We wish everyone a very healthy and lucky year with a bountiful fortune. The first greetings when you meet each other will be “GongXi, GongXi.” GongXi means Congratulations. We congratulate one another on surviving another year. 

Welcoming the Chinese New Year of the Dog, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville is hosting an exquisite Chinese New Year Ten-Course Banquet. With an exceptional menu that includes cuisine from across of China specially prepared by Mr. Jack, the owner of the Lucky Bamboo. Lucky Bamboo has won BEST of Nashville Chinese Restaurant for 3 consecutive years since 2015. 

Chinese New Year Banquet is an elegant ten-course event showcasing Lucky Bamboo’s food artistry, a silent auction to support Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville (CAAN), and a traditional Chinese lion dance to cheer us up. Lion Dance and Chinese New Year always go together. Lion Dance is often performed at celebrative occasions to bring good luck to the people and places. Guests of the banquet will have a chance to be up and close to the lion dancers for a good luck year! 

The 2018 Chinese New Year Ten-Course Banquet is open to the public, everyone is welcome! Advanced ticket purchase is required by Feb 3. Early Bird Special ends on Jan 20. 

CAAN invites you to enjoy the exciting night with a great traditional Chinese banquet! Tickets are available Online at CAAN’s website: www.ChineseArtsAlliance.org

Early Bird Tickets (purchased by Jan 20, 2018): $70 per person, $650 per table of 10 

General Tickets (purchased from Jan 21 –Feb 3, 2018): $85 per person, $800 per table of 10 

Ticketing link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chinese-new-year-10-course-banquet-tickets-39059254281

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WKU Dance Program: B.A. in Dance Auditions
Feb
10
8:30 AM08:30

WKU Dance Program: B.A. in Dance Auditions

Western Kentucky University of Theatre & Dance

In addition to the standard WKU admissions process, incoming students (including transfer students) wishing to major in dance must also participate in the department’s initial dance placement audition process, after which they will be enrolled as “seeking admission” into the B.A. in Dance program.

Location: Gordon Wilson Hall 

Date: February 10, 2018, 8:30am check in for participants

Register online and for more info: https://www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance/dance/wkuauditions/dance-auditions.php

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WKU Dance Program: Dance Project 2018
Feb
9
to Feb 12

WKU Dance Program: Dance Project 2018

  • Gordon Wilson Hall, Lab Theatre (map)
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Western Kentucky University Department of Theatre & Dance

WKU Dance students choreograph and perform original pieces with unique stories and styles!
Location: Gordon Wilson Hall, Lab Theatre 

Dates: Feb 9 - 11, 2018
Friday at 8:00 p.m. CST, Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m CST, Sunday at 3:00 p.m. CST
Tickets: $6.00

Available at: wku.showare.com
 - Seating is General Admission

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

 

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Nashville Ballet Premieres Groundbreaking Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project
Feb
9
to Feb 11

Nashville Ballet Premieres Groundbreaking Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project

Nashville Ballet will premiere Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project this February, an internationally acclaimed contemporary ballet that journeys through one of history’s darkest hours to ultimately shine a spotlight on the triumph of the human spirit. Presented as part of Nashville Ballet’s annual Attitude series, Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project comes to Music City from Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills February 9-11, 2018, at TPAC’s Polk Theater.

Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project unfolds as Naomi Warren, a real-life Holocaust survivor, reflects on her life. Following one person’s journey through the catastrophic events of the Holocaust, the work aims to spread a message of resiliency, courage and, most importantly, hope. Created and choreographed by Mills, Light has traveled to cities all over the world since its premiere in Austin, Texas, in 2005. The ballet is set to a contemporary score by renowned composers Philip Glass, Evelyn Glennie, Michael Gordon, Arvo Pärt and Steve Reich.

Light is a timely reminder of the fragility of human rights,” Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling said. “What’s unique about art is its ability to spark meaningful conversation, teach important lessons and leave lasting impressions that have the power to lead to change. Light is an especially poignant example of that as we not only reflect on the past, but also consider the present and our personal responsibility when we see acts of injustice today.”

Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project is a unique multi-disciplinary community partnership that promotes the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate through arts, education and public dialogue. Through a partnership with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, Nashville Ballet will host a series of community conversations and events leading up to Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project to reflect on historical and contemporary issues of social injustice to promote understanding.

 

Nashville Ballet Community Calendar:

Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project and its associated events are a part of a city-wide initiative during 2018 to help Nashvillians reflect on their roles and contributions to social justice in our city and world. The community initiative is anchored by the Nashville Symphony’s Violins of Hope, an exhibit of and performance with musical instruments played in concentration camps during the Holocaust.

Attitude: Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project is presented by Sea Salt Nashville with additional support from SunTrust and Susan Underwood Physical Therapy and funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased in person at the TPAC box office in downtown Nashville, by phone at (615) 782-4040 or at NashvilleBallet.com. A complete performance schedule and more information can be found at NashvilleBallet.com/Light.

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Ballet On Wheels Dance Company Hosts FREE “Youth Classical Concert”
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Ballet On Wheels Dance Company Hosts FREE “Youth Classical Concert”

  • Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center (map)
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In its 5th Year, the "Youth Classical Concert" offers performance opportunities in our community to celebrate the arts in dance and music. The “Youth Classical Concert” will feature Ballet On Wheels’ three youth dance companies – Sr. Company, Pre-Performance Ensemble and Demi Company – who will dance to both classical and modern selections performed by the Cordova High School Ensemble and the Prizm Ensemble. Live classical favorites set to the backdrop of classical ballet and other dance genres make this an event you don't want to miss! 

 The “Youth Classical Concert” is free and open to the public for all ages.

This event has been postponed until January 20th due to inclement weather

For more information and to RSVP, visit www.balletonwheels.org or call  (901) 870-4348.

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School of Nashville Ballet: Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet Discovery Project
Jan
11
to Jan 14

School of Nashville Ballet: Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet Discovery Project

Nashville’s dance community. School of Nashville Ballet is thrilled to be hosting Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet January 11-14, 2018 for their Discovery Project, a four-day intensive workshop open to ages 11-25. Dancers will explore Ballet, Partnering, Modern, Improvisation, Choreography, and LINES Ballet Repertoire.

The Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a celebrated contemporary ballet company that has been guided since 1982 by the unique artistic vision of Alonzo King. Alonzo King understands ballet as a science – founded on universal, geometric principles of energy and evolution – and continues to develop a new language of movement from its classical forms and techniques. Alonzo King’s visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity.

This is a fantastic opportunity for dancers within our community, and we hope you will help us to spread the word. Attached you will find a flyer that includes registration information, dates, faculty, and more. Please feel free to share it with your students, post it on your studio bulletin board, and share it with anyone who may be interested. Advanced online registration is required, and is through Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet’s website at: http://summer.linesballet.org/discovery-project/nashville-2018. The registration fee is $250 and covers all four days.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mboehme@nashvilleballet.comor give me a call at (615) 297-2966 ext. 204.

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

 

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Nashville Ballet's Lizzie Borden with The Raven
Oct
26
to 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.

 

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Sep
30
to 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.

 

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Nashville Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty
Sep
22
to 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)

 

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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

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A Toast to Dance
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

A Toast to Dance

  • Crown Court Condos Lobby and Courtyard (map)
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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.

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Oct
1
to Oct 2

Tennessee Dance Festival 2016

  • Middle Tennessee State University (map)
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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.

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