Boston Ballet School’s North Shore studio announces spring and summer news and events. The North Shore studio presents a special event for parents on March 26, and a ballet story hour at the Peabody Institute Library on April 12. In addition, the Studio has announced its 2012 summer programming. All Boston Ballet School programs have on-going enrollment for classes this spring and summer.
On April 2, a new pilot program with the Tower School in Marblehead will launch for children ages 3 to 6. The program consists of an eight week session of Boston Ballet School classes as part of Tower School’s Overtime program. These classes will be specifically for Tower School students. This program will be Boston Ballet School’s first partnership with an independent school in the North Shore area.
To educate the community on the Children’s Program, Boston Ballet School will be hosting a Parent Seminar held at the Marblehead Studio on Monday, March 26 at 5:30pm. Children’s Program Head Luciano Aimar will lead a discussion to familiarize families with the journey their child will take through the Children’s Program, including the transition into the Classical Program. Parents will gain a broader understanding of the curriculum including the developmental milestones and educational benefits achieved through a dance education at Boston Ballet School. This is a free event that is open to the public.
Boston Ballet School will visit the Peabody Institute Library to present a ballet story on April 12 at 10:00am. This year’s ballet is a child-friendly version of Don Quixote. After the story has been read, children in attendance will able to view Boston Ballet costumes, pointe shoes, and tiaras. The event will end with a dance lesson to music excerpts from the Don Quixote score. This is a free event that is open to the public.
Boston Ballet School offers a distinguished introduction to the world of dance. With classes available for a variety of ages and experience levels, the program provides students with an excellent dance foundation. The ten month school year runs from September through June, with a curriculum designed by Boston Ballet School’s dance educators. Each studio boasts internationally renowned faculty – Evelyn Cisneros-Legate, retired San Francisco Ballet principal dancer with over a decade of experience in dance education is the Marblehead Studio Principal.
The Children’s Program, headed by Luciano Aimar, offers classes for students ranging from 2-7 year olds at the North Shore location. The program supports the development of motor skills and coordination, while also preparing students for continued study of classical ballet.
Learn more about Boston Ballet School’s Children’s Program by viewing a brief informational video at http://www.bostonballet.org/explorebb/videos/bbs-children-program.html.
As the school year comes to a close, Boston Ballet School offers summer programs for beginners through experienced students. The Children’s Program offers two summer programs – Ballet Stories, a program for 3-4 year olds, and Ballet Journeys, a program for 5-7 year olds. The Summer Dance Workshop provides ballet training and introduces students ages 8-12 to the wider world of dance in a creative, friendly and fun learning environment. Students focus on technique and classical repertoire, along with supplemental enrichment classes, such as modern or character dance. The Summer Master Class Series is designed for students ages 13-16 with dance experience to stay conditioned and further their ballet technique. Each class will include boys work and pointe classes for girls. Students registered in the Master Class Series are required to have previous training at an intermediate level.
Registration for the summer offerings is now available. All classes are led by Boston Ballet School faculty.
Register for summer programs, and all Boston Ballet School classes by visiting http://www.bostonballet.org/school/register.html.
On June 9, students of Boston Ballet School’s Marblehead Studio will perform Tales of Mother Goose, a production directed by North Shore Principal Evelyn Cisneros-Legate with choreography by Alicia Macdonald, and Boston Ballet School faculty members. The performance showcases Marblehead students in a charming, imaginative one-act ballet set to the music of Sergey Prokofiev.
Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet School will present the third annual Next Generation performance on Wednesday, May 16, 7pm at The Boston Opera House. The performance features students from the Pre-Professional Program and Boston Ballet II, with musical accompaniment from over 50 musicians with New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets are on sale now.
Monday, March 26 at 5:30pm
Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
40 Leggs Hill Rd, Marblehead, MA 01945
Children’s Program Visit to Peabody Institute Library
Thursday, April 12 at 10:00am
82 Main Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Wednesday, May 16, 7:00pm
The Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Join Boston Ballet School on the Ballet Bus from the North Shore studio to The Boston Opera House. Call the studio at 617.456.6380 for more information.
Tales of Mother Goose
Saturday, June 9 at 7:00pm & 5:30pm
Boston Ballet School’s Marblehead Studio, Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
40 Leggs Hill Rd, Marblehead MA 01945
About Boston Ballet
Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Barry Hughson, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and the largest ballet school in North America, Boston Ballet School.
Boston Ballet maintains a repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, ranging from full-length story ballets to new works by some of today's finest choreographers. Boston Ballet's second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast.
Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedication to providing excellence and access to dance education. It reaches more than 10,000 students, ages 9-month to adult each year through its four core programs: Children’s Program, Classical Ballet Program, Adult Dance Program and Pre-Professional Program. Boston Ballet’s award-winning community outreach initiatives include Citydance, Taking Steps, and Adaptive Dance. The wide array of dance programs are held at three studio locations in Boston, Newton, and Marblehead with additional programs throughout New England, as well as at community centers and in the Boston Public Schools.