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Minnesota State Arts Board

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

Student Performance Opportunities

SPB provides opportunities for students to learn and perform choreography from the classic repertoire as well as new works created by and for SPB. Opportunities may include student performances, workshops, lecture demonstrations and full length performances which include the professional dancers of SPB.

The experience of rehearsing and performing for audiences at any age enables students to develop confidence and stage manners, which is essential to their pre-professional training. Participating students are coached by SPB faculty, company and guest artists.

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Clara’s Dream from the Nutcracker: Dec 19-22, 2014 at Macalester College Theater
This annual holiday production is open to all students in Beginning Ballet through Level 6 of SPB. The performance develops discipline, musicality, endurance, choreographic memory and stage presence.

Parents and students please read the Student Dancer Production Manual 2014 here.

Rehearsals during weekly repertoire begin September 22, 2014. These rehearsals are included within class times for every level. Students who choose not to participate in Clara’s Dream will still learn choreography and artistry through these rehearsals.

Scene Rehearsals – all at Fairview Ave Studio (655 Fairview Ave. N., At. Paul, MN 55104)
Saturday, November TBD
2:30-3:30 Opening and Finale
3:30-4:30 Party Scene
4:30-5:30 Battle Scene

Saturday, November 15
2:30-3:30 Opening and Finale
3:30-4:30 Party Scene
4:30-5:30 Battle Scene

Saturday, November 22
2:30-3:30 Opening and Finale
3:30-4:30 Party Scene
4:30-5:30 Battle Scene

Full Cast Rehearsals – at Fairview Ave Studio
Sunday, December 7 – 1:00-5:00pm (In-Studio Preview PERFORMANCE CAST A at 2:00pm)
Sunday, December 14 – 1:00-5:00pm

Production Week at Macalester College Theater, 1600 Grand Ave (1 block south of the Grand Avenue studio)
Monday, December 15 – Spacing/Lighting
Beg Ballet 4:00-7:00pm
Level 1 4:00-7:00pm
Level 2 4:00-7:00pm
Level 3 4:00-8:00pm
Level 4 4:00-8:00pm
Level 5 4:00-8:30pm
Leve 6 4:00-8:30pm

Tuesday, December 16 – Dress Rehearsal CAST A (start run of show at 6:30pm)
Beg Ballet 4:30-8:00pm
Level 1 4:30-8:00pm
Level 2 4:30-7:30pm
Level 3 4:00-8:30pm
Level 4 4:00-8:30pm
Level 5 4:00-9:00pm
Leve 6 4:00-9:00pm 

Wednesday, December 17 – Dress Rehearsal CAST B (start run of show at 6:30pm)
Beg Ballet 4:30-8:00pm
Level 1 4:30-8:00pm
Level 2 4:30-7:30pm
Level 3 4:00-8:30pm
Level 4 4:00-8:30pm
Level 5 4:00-9:00pm
Leve 6 4:00-9:00pm 

Thursday, December 18 – PERFORMANCE CAST B at 7:00pm (show length 1.25 hours) 
Call for Beginning Ballet – Level 2 at 4:30pm
Call for Levels 3-6 at 4:00pm
Notes on stage at 6:15pm

Friday, December 19 – PERFORMANCE CAST A at 7:30pm (show length 1.25 hours) 
Call for Beginning Ballet – Level 2 at 5:00pm
Call for Levels 3-6 at 4:30pm
Notes on stage at 6:45pm

Saturday, December 20 – PERFORMANCE CAST A at 1:00pm (show length 1.25 hours) 
Call for Beginning Ballet – Level 2 at 10:30am
Call for Levels 3-6 at 10:00am
Notes on stage at 12:15pm

Saturday, December 20 – PERFORMANCE CAST B at 7:30pm (show length 1.25 hours) 
Call for Beginning Ballet – Level 2 at 5:00pm
Call for Levels 3-6 at 4:30pm
Notes on stage at 6:45pm

Sunday, December 21 – PERFORMANCE CAST B at 2:00pm (show length 1.25 hours) 
Call for Beginning Ballet – Level 2 at 11:30am
Call for Levels 3-6 at 11:00am
Notes on stage at 1:15pm

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Please sign up for 2014 Clara’s Dream performances - here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/YRCTqw
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Dana Murdoch at spballetvolunteer@gmail.com to sign up manually.

 

Web_10X7Spring Showcase May 9-10, 2015, A Celebration of Our Students
This annual celebration of our students is the culmination of the year’s classes. All students of SPB are given the opportunity to perform in the Student Showcase. The performance develops discipline, musicality, endurance, choreographic memory and stage presence.

Parents and students please read the Student Dancer Production Manual here. You may also download your student’s schedule: Production Week Schedule PDF or  Young Dancers Schedule PDF

Saturday, May 9  |  Macalester College Theater, 1600 Grand Ave (1 block south of the studio)
Times TBA

Sunday, May 10  |  Macalester College Theater, 1600 Grand Ave (1 block south of the studio)
Times TBA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please sign up for 2014 SPB Spring Showcase – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/YRCTqw
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Dana Murdoch at spballetvolunteer@gmail.com to sign up manually.