Winter Performance Rehearsals

Dates for every group listed below 10/22,10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10 Creative Movement Matinee-12:00-12:30 Evening-4:30-5:00 Level 1A Matinee-1:00-1:30 Evening-3:00-3:30 Level 1B Matinee-1:30-2:00 Evening-4:00-4:30 Quadrilles (first year) Matinee-12:30-1:00 Evening-3:30-4:00 Quadrilles (second year)/ Corphyees Matinee-2:00-2:30 Evening-2:30-3:00   Pre Pro 4A Saturday’s 4:30 – 5:30 Pre Pro 5 Saturday’s 4:30 – 5:30 – Contemporary Pre Pro 6A Friday’s 6:45 – 7:15 – Contemporary Saturday’s 5:30 – 6:30 – Snow  

Character Class with Alex Zankin

Includes Spring Performance Dance for Pre-Pro 4, 4A, & 5. Attendance is mandatory. $140 fee due September 15 (unless alternate arrangement made) Black Character skirt required. You may purchase on-line at discount dance or All That Jazz or TUTU Pre pro 4 2:30-3:30 Sept 24 Oct 1 Jan 28 Feb 25 April 8, 15, 29 May 6 May 20……9am-10am Pre pro 4A 3:30-4:30 Sept 24 Oct 1 Jan 28 Feb 25 April 8, 15, 29 May 6 May 20………10am-11am Pre pro 5 4:30-5:30 Sept 24 Oct 1 Jan 28 Feb 25 April 8, 15, 29 May 6 May 20……..11am-noon —————————————————————–...

WDA 2018 : TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC

DATES: JANUARY 29TH – JANUARY 31ST JANUARY 29TH ($200 deposit to hold spot) 12 NOON: Bus leaves Pittsburgh 2 Masters class with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet program. $ TBD Marcia Dale Weary – Founding Artistic Director https://www.cpyb.org/school/academic-program/artistic-leadership/marcia-dale-weary & Rose Taylor – https://cpyb.org/school/academic-program/faculty/rose-taylor Comfort Suites Downtown Carlisle $89.00 a night plus tax. January 30 Leave Carlyle 8:00 AM Check into DC hotel $TBD Open Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre $15.00 : 1:30 pm at Kennedy Center Explore the Arts Join dance scholars for an insider’s look at American Ballet Theatre as they prepare onstage for performance. Dance scholars provide informational commentary, via wireless...

So what’s the big deal about a ballet bun, anyway?

So what’s the big deal about a ballet bun, anyway?

Okay ladies, we need to talk…about hair! Many of you may have questions about why we have to spend time putting our hair up in buns for ballet class, as well as performances. The obvious reason is as simple as tradition. Wearing a bun in ballet class shows respect for the art form and its history. Since the development of the camera and even in the paintings of Edgar Degas, ballet buns have been present. In the courts of Italy where ballet originated, historical documents show that women wore their hair slicked back in a bun. Although we may not...

CURTAIN CALL FOR ICON

CURTAIN CALL FOR ICON

Recital season brings last dance for teacing icon Larry Cervi Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 23 Jun 2017 By Jane Vranish Steph Chambers/Post-GazetteLarry Cervi of Larry Cervi School of Performing Arts shakes hands with Jack Munkittrick, 5, of Murrysville, during a dress rehearsal June 1 at Gateway High School. After a long career as a studio owner, Mr. Cervi is retiring after this year’s recital. At 81 years “and still counting,” Pittsburgh dance icon Larry Cervi saw his name come down this month from the last marquee of what was once his network of six studios. With his wife Donna, Mr. Cervi is...

“Dancers’ Decisions: Quitting Dance to Study”.

“Dancers’ Decisions: Quitting Dance to Study”.

On occasion, some upper-level dancers feel the need to quit or take a break from dancing in order to focus more on their studies. It is completely understandable that you feel the need to improve your grades. However, dancing is an outlet for your stresses that you encounter in everyday life. With each stretch of a tendu, you forget about the fight you had with your friend, with each cambré, your worries about the test you have the next day melt away, with each grand battement, you stop focusing on the nagging pimple you have on your forehead. Dance is...

How dance prepares you for your “second act”

How dance prepares you for your “second act”

It is not uncommon to hear some of our pre-professional dancers planning for their “second-act”, or what they plan to do after high school level dancing. Many of our seniors are attending prestigious universities with rigorous majors, such as Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis and at New York University, and Biology at Case Western Reserve University (on full scholarship). They also plan to double major in Dance. Our Pre-Professional Level Six students dance approximately twenty hours a week, and still manage to pack in those high grades. Why? Dancing has more benefits than what meets the eye....

First Steps Dance Workshop

First Steps Dance Workshop

First Steps Dance Workshop is a non-profit organization which offers a series of Creative Movement/Beginner Ballet classes and activities. We began last year in the Turks and Caicos Islands, collaborating with the Turks and Caicos Friends of the Arts Foundation, and worked with 15 budding dancers (ages 3-4) providing ballet shoes, tights, costumes, and crafts, as well as flight tickets and lodging for our instructors. In order to grow our program, not just in the Turks and Caicos Islands, but in our commuinity and in other areas around the world, we are asking for funding. Your contribution will mean the...

Wexford Dance Academy Holiday Performance at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts

A beautiful performance by Wexford Dance Academy in they 2016′ Holiday Performance at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts