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The December Performances

Clara’s Dream from the Nutcracker: December 1-3, 2017 at The O’Shaughnessy

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. Choreography will be taught in Repertory classes. Additional cast rehearsals are scheduled weekends in November.

Questions? Email spb@spballet.org or Call the studio at 651-690-1588 after 4pm Monday-Thursday or between 9am-2pm on Saturday.

 

 

Full Scene, Cast and Technical Rehearsals For Parents and Students:

Full Scene Rehearsals CASTS A  & B

Saturdays, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11, 2017 Party Scene 3:00-4:15pm
Opening/Finale 4:15-5:15pm
Battle Scene 5:15-6:30pm

Full Cast Rehearsals

Saturday, November 18, 2017 CAST B only Levels 5, 6 & Company Warm up 10:30am-12:00pm
Regular Level 2, 3, 5 & 6 classes CANCELED  Levels 2, 3 & 4 Warm Up 11:30am-12:00pm
Full Cast Rehearsal Beg. Ballet – Level 6 12:00-3:30pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017 CAST A only    Levels 5, 6 & Company Warm up 10:30am-12:00pm
Levels 2, 3 & 4 Warm Up 11:30am-12:00pm
Full Cast Rehearsal Beg. Ballet – Level 6 12:00-3:30pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017 CASTS A & B Levels 5, 6 & Company Warm up 10:30am-12:00pm
Levels 2, 3 & 4 Warm Up 11:30am-12:00pm
Rehearsal Beg. Ballet – Level 2 12:00-2:30pm
Rehearsal Level 3 – 6 12:00-4:00pm

Production Week at The O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul 55105

Tuesday, November 28, 2017– Tech Rehearsal CAST A & B Level 4 – 6    3:45pm-9:00pm
 Lighting and spacing. No costumes. Level 3          4:15pm-8:30pm
Level 2          4:15pm-7:30pm
Beg. Ballet & Level 1   4:30pm-7:30pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 – Dress Rehearsal CAST A Level 4 – 6    3:45pm-9:00pm
 Full costumes. Level 3          4:15pm-8:30pm
Level 2          4:15pm-8:00pm
Beg. Ballet & Level 1   4:30pm-8:00pm
Thursday, November 30, 2017 – Dress Rehearsal CAST B Level 4 – 6    3:45pm-9:00pm
 Full costumes. Level 3          4:15pm-8:30pm
Level 2          4:15pm-8:00pm
Beg. Ballet & Level 1   4:30pm-8:00pm
PERFORMANCES
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:30am CAST TBD Level 4 – 6    Call Time 8:00am
Level 2 – 3    Call Time 8:30am
Beg. Ballet & Level 1   Call Time 8:45am
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30pm CAST TBD Level 4 – 6    Call Time 5:00pm
Level 2 – 3    Call Time 5:30pm
Beg. Ballet & Level 1   Call Time 5:45pm
 Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00pm CAST TBD Level 4 – 6    Call Time 10:30am
Level 2 – 3    Call Time 11:00am
Beg. Ballet & Level 1   Call Time 11:15am
 Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30pm CAST TBD Level 4 – 6    Call Time 5:00pm
Level 2 – 3    Call Time 5:30pm
Beg. Ballet & Level 1   Call Time 5:45pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2:00pm CAST TBD Level 4 – 6    Call Time 11:30am
Level 2 – 3    Call Time 12:00pm
Beg. Ballet & Level 1   Call Time 12:15pm


Spring Showcase 2018

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.


Spring Showcase, A Celebration of Our Students

 

This annual celebration of our students is the culmination of the year’s classes. All students of the Full-term Programs of SPB are given the opportunity to perform in the Student Showcase. The performance develops discipline, musicality, endurance, choreographic memory and stage presence. A full production manual for the Spring Showcase will be available here for download in the coming weeks.

2017 Sample Manuals for Parents and Students:

2017 Spring Showcase Young Dancer Info

2017 Spring Showcase Parent Meeting Info

2017 Spring Showcase Schedule & Production Manual

Hair and Makeup Tutorials

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

It’s never too early to sign up to volunteer!

Please sign up to volunteer during the 2016/17 Season:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.
2. Enter your email address. (You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot)
3. Review the options and Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Emily Schmall at eschmall@spballet.org to sign up manually.

Full Cast Rehearsals:

Young Dancers

Saturday, May 13, 2017 11:30am-12:45pm (NOTE: regular classes cancelled this day)

Boy’s Club  |  Beginning Ballet  |  Levels 1-4

Sunday, May 7, 2017 Boy’s Club, Beginning Ballet and Level 1 at 1:30-3:30pm
Regular   Levels 2-4 at 1:00-3:30pm
  NOTE: No regular classes for Boy’s Club, Beg. Ballet and Level 2 & 3

Classes during production week

Monday – Wednesday, May 15-17 All students regular classes except Level 5-6
Thursday – Saturday, May 18-20 All students warm up at the theater

Production Week at Macalester College

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  ONLY Levels 5 & 6 Level 5 – 6    4:45-8:00pm
Thursday, May 18 – Technical Rehearsal Young Dancers    4:00-6:00pm (Tech & Dress)
  Level 5 – 6    5:45-9:00pm
  Level 4          4:00-8:15pm
  Level 3          4:45-8:15pm
  Level 1-2          5:00-8:15pm
  Beg. Ballet & Boy’s Club   5:30-8:15pm
Friday, May 18 – Dress Rehearsal Level 5 – 6    4:15-9:15pm
  Level 4          4:15-8:15pm
  Level 3          4:15-8:15pm
  Level 1-2          4:45-8:15pm
  Beg. Ballet & Boy’s Club   5:00-8:15pm
PERFORMANCES  
Saturday, May 20 at Noon | Young Dancers Dance Fundamentals    Call Time 11:10am
 Includes Level 4 dancers Call time 9:45am Music & Movement   Call Time 11:20am
  Ready, Steady, Go   Call Time 11:30am
Saturday, May 20 at 3:00pm Level 5 – 6    Call Time 1:00pm
 End time 5pm Level 3    Call Time 1:15pm
 Beg. Ballet, Boy’s Club and Levels 1-3 must leave Level 1-2    Call Time 1:30pm
 theater following performance for break. Beg. Ballet & Boy’s Club   Call Time 1:45pm
 Saturday, May 20 at 7:30pm Level 4 – 6    Call Time 6:15pm
 End time 9:30pm Level 3    Call Time 6:15pm
  Level 1-2    Call Time 6:15pm
  Beg. Ballet & Boy’s Club   Call Time 6:30pm
Sunday, May 21 at 3:00pm Level 4 – 6    Call Time 12:45pm
 End time 5:00pm Level 3    Call Time 1:00pm
  Level 1-2    Call Time 1:30pm
  Beg. Ballet & Boy’s Club   Call Time 1:45pm




Children’s Drop-in Classes Studio Showings

Students in the Dance Expressions, Ballet 1 and Ballet 2 drop-in classes will have in-studio showings for parents twice yearly in December and May. This will be a time for dancers to show what they have learned and for audience participation.