Romeo & Juliet
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Romeo & Juliet

 Choreography and direction by Paul Vasterling 

Fight direction and choreography by Tim Klotz 

Music by Sergei Prokofiev 

Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony 

William Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers return to the stage to open Nashville Ballet’s season. The most iconic love story ever told, Romeo & Juliet sweeps audiences away in a whirlwind of forbidden passion and swoon-worthy romance. Featuring action-packed fight scenes and authentic period costumes, this timeless and theatrical production delivers audiences to the streets of fair Verona as the Bard’s famous tragedy unfold.

 Nashville Ballet’s 2019-2020 season tickets go on sale to the general public on March 4 and can be purchased at www.nashvilleballet.com or by calling (615) 297-2966 x710. Tickets to individual performances go on sale July 1. 

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Peter & the Wolf
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Peter & the Wolf

Choreography by Paul Vasterling 

Music by Sergei Prokofiev 

Imaginative, engaging and educational – this family-friendly production transports audiences into the pages of a life-size storybook as they embark on an unforgettable adventure with Peter and his fun-loving animal friends. 

 Nashville Ballet’s 2019-2020 season tickets go on sale to the general public on March 4 and can be purchased at www.nashvilleballet.com or by calling (615) 297-2966 x710. Tickets to individual performances go on sale July 1. 

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A Streetcar Named Desire
Nov
1
to Nov 3

A Streetcar Named Desire

Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa 

Direction and dramaturgy by Nancy Meckler 

Music by Peter Salem 

Nashville Ballet brings an award-winning production stateside. Sultry and seductive, the balletic adaptation of this Tennessee Williams classic brings aging Southern belle Blanche DuBois’s devastating demise centerstage in a beguiling performance meant to mesmerize. 

Nashville Ballet’s 2019-2020 season tickets go on sale to the general public on March 4 and can be purchased at www.nashvilleballet.com or by calling (615) 297-2966 x710. Tickets to individual performances go on sale July 1. 

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Nashville’s Nutcracker
Dec
7
to Dec 23

Nashville’s Nutcracker

Concept, story treatment and choreography by Paul Vasterling 

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony 

Usher in the most wonderful time of the year with Music City’s favorite holiday tradition – Nashville’s Nutcracker returns to delight both the young and young-at-heart. Join Clara and her magical friends on a journey through a spectacular dreamland. 

“A joyous celebration from start to finish, Nashville’s Nutcracker captures all the wonder of the holiday season. Don’t miss it!” – Amy Stumpfl, Tennessean (2017) 

 Nashville Ballet’s 2019-2020 season tickets go on sale to the general public on March 4 and can be purchased at www.nashvilleballet.com or by calling (615) 297-2966 x710. Tickets to individual performances go on sale July 1. 

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Attitude: Other Voices
Feb
14
to Feb 17

Attitude: Other Voices

Choreography by Jennifer Archibald, Carlos Pons Guerra, Erin Kouwe and Matthew Neenan 

Music composed and performed by Louis York and Cristina Spinei 

A collection of choreographers known for pushing the envelope explore gender identity and stereotypes in a series of groundbreaking new works. These artists take ballet beyond the boundary of what is traditionally expected as they reflect on what it means to be a man or woman, how gender affects one’s existence and more. 

 Nashville Ballet’s 2019-2020 season tickets go on sale to the general public on March 4 and can be purchased at www.nashvilleballet.com or by calling (615) 297-2966 x710. Tickets to individual performances go on sale July 1. 

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Family Day at the Ballet
Mar
29
8:00 AM08:00

Family Day at the Ballet

Carnival of the Animals choreography by Paul Vasterling 

Music by Camille Saint-Saëns 

A festival of fun – this year’s annual Family Day at the Ballet celebrates all that Nashville Ballet has to offer in one delightful day; enjoy movement activities, games, arts and crafts and a performance of cherished children’s ballet, Carnival of the Animals

 Nashville Ballet’s 2019-2020 season tickets go on sale to the general public on March 4 and can be purchased at www.nashvilleballet.com or by calling (615) 297-2966 x710. Tickets to individual performances go on sale July 1. 

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Modern Masters
Apr
24
to Apr 26

Modern Masters

Seasons choreography by Paul Vasterling 

Music: Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons recomposed by Max Richter 

Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony 

After the Rain choreography by Christopher Wheeldon 

Music by Arvo Pärt 

Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony 

Rooster choreography by Christopher Bruce 

Music by the Rolling Stones 

A little bit ballet, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll – Christopher Bruce’s Rooster brings a haughty edge and rock star rebellion to the ballet with eight exhilarating numbers set to the iconic music of the Rolling Stones. This buffet of artistry also boasts works by world-renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and Nashville Ballet’s Artistic Director Paul Vasterling.

Nashville Ballet’s 2019-2020 season tickets go on sale to the general public on March 4 and can be purchased at www.nashvilleballet.com or by calling (615) 297-2966 x710. Tickets to individual performances go on sale July 1. 

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Emergence
May
14
to May 17

Emergence

Emergence is back to deliver new works only hours in the making from up-and-coming, innovative artists. Get a front row seat to the creative process with this intimate and inventive series. 

Emergence exudes artistic expression and individuality.” – Cillea Houghton, Broadway World (2017) 

Nashville Ballet’s 2019-2020 season tickets go on sale to the general public on March 4 and can be purchased at www.nashvilleballet.com or by calling (615) 297-2966 x710. Tickets to individual performances go on sale July 1. 

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Special Bill Evans Dance Intensive
Jun
9
to Jun 11

Special Bill Evans Dance Intensive

  • Lake Cumberland, Jamestown, KY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Special Bill Evans Dance Intensive
Jamestown, Kentucky, June 9 – 11, 2019
Stay in a farmhouse on beautiful Lake Cumberland and immerse yourself in somatic dance for three full days!

Faculty--Bill Evans and Don Halquist. 
Coordinator—Cheryl Palonis Adams
Schedule:
9-10:30—Somatic Lab
10:45-12:15—Intermediate Evans Somatic Dance Technique
1:30-2:45—Student-Centered Dance Pedagogy
3:00-4:15—Intermediate/Advanced Evans Modern Dance Repertory
and/or
4:30-5:30—Intermediate Rhythm Tap Dance

Registration fee: $300, if paid on or before May 1. $350 after May 1.

A limited number of rooms are available in a beautiful home on Lake Cumberland, with a lap pool and expansive grounds and views.  Two doubles with twin beds; one queen on 2nd floor; a large lower level room with double bed and twin bed; all with shared bathrooms.  Housing at the farm:  $100 for 3 nights per room.

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park https://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/lake-cumberland also has two lodges and cottages available.

Classes will be at ArtWorks Community Arts Education Center in Jamestown. Woodland Farm and Lake Cumberland State Park are both a short drive away. 
Jamestown is about a 2 ½ hour drive from Nashville International Airport or Louisville International Airport and less than 2 hours from the Lexington Airport.
Participants will need to drive or carpool with another dancer.

For more information, and to register, please contact Cheryl Palonis Adams:
cpadams50@gmail.com

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Dance Professionals' Summit
May
31
to Jun 2

Dance Professionals' Summit

Experience the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL), a New York City-based, nationally recognized program dedicated to cultivating the artistry of teaching and learning through dance

  • Go deeper into your practice

  • Enliven your teaching with practical teaching tools; be inspired by master choreographers (Isadora Duncan and Katherine Dunham) and their master works

  • Join a supportive, collaborative network of dance educators

  • Empower your students with the art of dance

  • Bring your passion and knowledge to share with your peers

  • Make dance a vital force in Tennessee

Click here to see the trailer for PS Dance!

To purchase tickets, visit

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WKU Dance Program: WKU Fall Dance Day!
Apr
28
11:30 AM11:30

WKU Dance Program: WKU Fall Dance Day!

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 28th, 2019, participant check-in

Registration Deadline: April 23, 2019

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

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WKU Dance Program: Evening of Dance 2019
Apr
26
to Apr 30

WKU Dance Program: Evening of Dance 2019

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 26-29, 2018

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

Tickets: $16 Available at: wku.showare.com


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Chattanooga-Toast To Dance
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Chattanooga-Toast To Dance

Chattanooga-Toast To Dance
Cocktail Party

Help us bring in some green this St. Patrick's Day weekend and join us for social cocktail party to benefit the Tennessee Association of Dance. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine, St. Patrick's day festivities, and friends in the dance community. 21 and up. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non members. Members use code Cheers for your discounted rate. 

Saturday, March 16th from 6PM- 7:30PM
At The Chattanooga Dance Theatre
5151 Austin Rd., Chattanooga, TN, 37343

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Chinese New Year Celebration @ Hillsboro Village
Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Chinese New Year Celebration @ Hillsboro Village

A rippling 60-foot dragon will parade through Hillsboro Village and lion dancers will perform, all part of the Chinese New Year Celebration, noon-3 pm, Saturday, February 9th, 2019. 

 

There is more: professional jugglers mingle with the crowd, Chinese calligraphy will be water “painted” on the walkways, there will be Chinese songs, music, dance, percussion, and arts and crafts for children, as well as TaiChi, Bamboo dance, and Chinese naming.  Food vendors will be on site too.  We are welcoming the Chinese New Year of the Pig, or some people call it the Year of Boar.  The most special activity at the event will be “Adopt a Piglet” that sponsored by Peeweepiglets.  Attendees can pet a piglet, or even take it home with you.

 

We are collaborating with Borderless Arts Tennessee, whose dancers will present a Chinese fan dance.  We are also collaborating with MLK Magnet High School’s Chinese language program, whose students will perform lion dance and Kung Fu fan dance.  Brentwood High’s Chinese language students will sing popular Chinese tunes, while Franklin High School will recite ancient Chinese poetry.  And the Nashville Chinese School will present Chinese New Year rhymes, Chinese yo-yo, which is a Chinese children juggling game.

 

Lion dance and dragon dance are traditionally presented at festivals like Chinese New Year.  Both the lion and dragon are symbols of good luck, fortune, strength and power in Chinese culture.  “We bring joy and blessings to our community in the tradition of Chinese New Year, and we invite everyone to join us!” said Jen-Jen Lin, director of the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville. 

 

This nonprofit arts organization is the driving force behind the event, in partnership with schools, neighborhoods, and others.  Chinese Arts Alliance will also conduct a sing-a-long of a popular Chinese New Year Song called 恭喜恭喜Gong Xi Gong Xi (pronounced “gong-see gong-see”).  Gong Xi means congratulations and it is said to congratulate one another for making it to another year and to wish each other good luck for the coming one. 

 

There will be Chinese food from Lucky Bamboo, the Best Chinese Restaurant (voted by the Nashville Scene) as well several food trucks.  This year a hot-drink truck will be there to warm you up at this Winter/Spring Chinese holiday.

 

Come in Chinese costumes or outfits.  Red is the lucky color for the Chinese New Year!  The Dragon Parade will be held at the end of the celebration, with the dragon parading through Hillsboro Village.  Bring your children and parade with us.

 

The Celebration is at Vanderbilt University’s Corner Park between 21st Ave. S., and Blakemore Ave. 

 

Many thanks to the Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations Department, Vanderbilt University for their co-sponsorship.  This event is made possible by the Arts Build Community Grant awarded by TN Arts Commission, and Metro Nashville Arts Commission.  Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville is also supported in part by Metro Parks Dance Division as a resident dance company.

 

This event is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome.  Cold won’t deter our effort, but ice will.  In case of rain or light snow, we will move our venue to Vanderbilt Recreation Center (2700 Children's Way, Nashville).  All the updates will be publicized on our website, www.ChineseArtsAlliance.org and our Facebook page.

 

Chinese New Year Celebration @ Hillsboro Village

Corner Park at 21st Ave. S. & Blakemore Ave.

Saturday, Feb. 9, Noon-3 pm

Free admission

 

Let’s come together and celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Pig!  A pig represents good fortune, wealth, honesty, and prosperity.

 

(Parts of this program will be repeated at the “Chinese New Year Celebration at Plaza Mariachi” on February 16, Saturday from 4:30 PM to 6 PM.  Plaza Mariachi is located at 3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville.)

 

For more info and free registration, please go to CAAN’s website at www.ChineseArtsAlliance.org .

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WKU Dance Program: B.A. in Dance Auditions
Feb
9
8:30 AM08:30

WKU Dance Program: B.A. in Dance Auditions

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:  October 27, 2018 & February 9, 2019, 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: The Dance Project 2019
Feb
8
to Feb 10

WKU Dance Program: The Dance Project 2019

WKU Dance students choreograph and perform original pieces with unique stories and styles!


Location: Gordon Wilson Hall, Lab Theatre 

Dates: Feb 8 - 10, 2019
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: $7.00

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


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Ballet On Wheels Dance Company Hosts FREE “Youth Classical Arts Concert”
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

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

  • Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WHO:             Ballet On Wheels Dance Company

WHAT: In its 6th year, the "Youth Classical Arts Concert" offers performance opportunities in our community to celebrate the arts in dance and music. The “Youth Classical Arts Concert” will feature Ballet On Wheels’ three youth dance companies – Sr. Company, Pre-Performance Ensemble, and Demi Company – who will dance to live classical and modern selections performed by the Cordova High School Ensemble and the Prizm Ensemble.

WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 2019

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 


WHERE: Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center

60 Perkins Extended, Memphis, TN 38117

MORE INFO: The “Youth Classical Arts Concert” is free and open to the public for all 

ages. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.balletonwheels.org 

or call (901) 870-4348.

About Ballet On Wheels Dance Company:
Ballet On Wheels Dance Company is a non-profit, community-based classical youth dance company. Our mission and goal are 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, visit www.balletonwheels.org

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WKU Dance Program: WKU Fall Dance Day!
Dec
2
10:30 AM10:30

WKU Dance Program: WKU Fall Dance Day!

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, December 2, 2018, participant check-in

Registration Deadline: November 26th, 2018

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


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WKU Dance Program: WinterDance; Toyland!
Nov
30
to Dec 2

WKU Dance Program: WinterDance; Toyland!

The WKU Dance Company will bring enchantment to the stage as they kick start your holiday season. This hour-long concert will mesmerize audiences of all ages with a variety of ballet, jazz, modern, and tap dance choreography. Join Santa's elves as they set the stage for holiday magic where toys will come to life!

Location: Van Meter Auditorium

Dates: November 30-December 2, 2018

Friday & Saturday, 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm 

Tickets: $16 Available at: wku.showare.com


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WKU Dance Program: B.A. in Dance Auditions
Oct
27
8:30 AM08:30

WKU Dance Program: B.A. in Dance Auditions

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:  October 27, 2018 & February 9, 2019, 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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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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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 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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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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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