Performing experience is a vital part of a dancer’s education. We offer students the opportunity to perform on three different levels:
An opportunity for dancers to prepare for and participate in a full-length performance. 2018 will be the fifteenth year of this exciting program. In past years we have staged classical works such as Swan Lake, Coppelia, and the Firebird as well as Balanchine ballets such as Walpurgisnacht Ballet, Valse Fantaisie, La Source, and Serenade. We are thrilled and honored to be the only studio in Westchester licensed to perform George Balanchine’s masterpieces.
This year we will be presenting Don Quixote, George Balanchine’s La Source, and two new contemporary works by David Fernandez and Marina Donderis! Purchase tickets at www.tututix.com/scarsdaleballet
Students at SBS have a wonderful opportunity to participate in our production of the Nutcracker, giving them an exciting and fun introduction to performance. We encourage all students to participate and definitely attend the shows!
Scarsdale Ballet is celebrating our 25th anniversary in Westchester and gearing up to present a lavish, newly choreographed, classical production of The Nutcracker Ballet at the Purchase Performing Arts Center. We have over 90 performers ranging in age from 6 to 18, world renowned set and costume designers at work and an army of mothers sewing costumes on Saturday afternoons. We have fathers and mothers of the students bravely learning how to waltz to participate in the party scene with their daughters and sons.
Stay tuned for more details on our 2018 production!
All students in each class are invited to participate in this performance, with the exception of the three-year-olds, who will have a demonstration at the Studio. Rehearsals for the recital are incorporated into the end of regular classes and begin in the spring. The pieces the students perform are an extension of what they have been working on in class, so that rehearsal time continues to be an opportunity to work on technique.
Each class will be scheduled for one of several shows to take place during the recital weekend. Students who take more than one class per week may appear in more than one show. The recital dates will be posted in the fall, but the specific schedule will be announced after the second semester of classes has begun. It is not possible to accommodate schedule conflicts for everyone, though an exception is made for religious observers. Please let us know at the beginning of the year if this is the case. Regular attendance is extremely important during rehearsal time so that valuable class time is not wasted “catching up” students who have missed classes.
2018 Dates and times:
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Location: Dance Theater Lab, SUNY Purchase. If you have never been to this theater, please allow a little extra time to find it on campus. The entrance to the theater is in the Dance Building directly across from the Long Island University Westchester Campus at Purchase College. Excellent directions can be found by going on their website http://www.liu.edu/Hudson/About/Visit/Westchester.aspx and clicking on the Campus Map link. We will also have signs on campus directing you where to go, though we strongly recommend looking at the map prior to the rehearsal day.