Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Ticket sales are going strong, dancers and friends. However, there still aren't enough sales on the Sunday show. Please buy your sunday tickets ASAP!


Let's keep it up! 


Miss Cecily

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Good ticket sales since last night, everyone! But we still need to sell more tickets ASAP, especially for the Sunday show!


​We need to get our sales over 100 for each show before the end of the day!


Let's keep it up! 


Miss Cecily

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Hello, Performers, Friends, And Families,


Please, purchase your tickets for BOTH performances immediately. 


I just received an email from Tututix regarding extra charges for their service if minimum sales of 100 tickets have not been reached within the next 24 hours. We do NOT want to incur these unnecessary charges!!!


Tututix has changed its rules; the minimum has always been 25 tickets by this point, not 100. 


We are not where we should be yet, and we certainly can solve this problem NOW. If you all get tickets right away instead of delaying, not only will we avoid these charges, we will avoid High Anxiety for staff and dancers alike!


Consider this a personal request !


Thank you, in advance. 


Miss Cecily

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Attention Dancers! There are only 18 more days until the show!


Everyone should buy their tickets here, ASAP.

Friday, May 6th, 2019

This summer, in addition to the normal ABT classes, visiting guest teachers Jonathon and Karina Levy will be offering summer intensive classes for the months of June and July. 



Summer Intensive Workshop Schedule– subject to change– According to Available Studio each day/time. Classes scheduled can change depending upon interest & enrollment – 

Please enroll today to ensure that your class will occur each day of the week as scheduled.


The SI {Summer Intensive} schedule is highlighted in blue/light blue, and is a cooperative-program aimed at developing your talents. These classes will be subject to a minimum enrollment out-of necessity due to studio rental requirements.


  • The AfternoonSI class(combined with pointe, character, variations, etc...) is for Intermediate-Advanced & Advanced students (usually age 13 & up with several years of training – there are exceptions made for boys/men who want men's technique and pas de deux class) Please contact Ballet Master Jonathon Levy below.

The Afternoon/Evening Young Dancer Workshop classesare designed to give beginning & intermediate dancers a small taste of what summer intensive training is like, by combining ballet & other forms of dance in each class. 

  • TheBeginner Dancer level is for dancers with six months to three-years of dance experience between ages 6-8, and/or for any true-beginning students ages 8 and up. These classes will begin with ballet technique, and then work on contemporary, character, and/or jazz dance forms.

  • TheOpen-Level Workshopclasses are for those, ages 9 & up with 2 or more years of dance training, this level is also recommended if you are not able to attend the classes at Noon, or if you are unsure about your level of dance and are over the age of 11. These classes also start with ballet, and will combine other forms such as: character, contemporary & jazz dance in the class. 

SI Single Class/Drop In Rate: $25 (for 90 minute classes): $20 (for 60 minute classes )

SI weekly rates: TBD – information will be available ASAP.

Private Coaching – Negotiable (Standard Rate is usually $60/hr – which is negotiable for long-term sessions)

Please contact Ballet Master Jonathon Levy by cell/text/voicemail: 775.250.2162 or by email: RVCtrArts@gmail.com

Friday, May 6th, 2019

Presentation Bouquets for your dancer at the performance are available for pre-order. Bouquets are $15 each through Arizona Flowers.


There is a sign-up sheet at the front desk during classes and at the ticket booth during rehearsals. 

Friday, May 3rd, 2019



The Friday 4:30pm-6:00pm Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Class this afternoon will be taught by Miss Cecily.


Please show up to class on time. If students are not there when the class begins, Miss Cecily will cancel the class for the day.

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Miss Jan will NOT be teaching on Easter Sunday, AND, of course, Arizona Ballet Theatre will be closed. 


Have a beautiful, meaningful Passover and/or Easter and/or personal celebration of Life :)


Come Dance & Be Happy at Arizona Ballet Theatre.  Except for Easter Sunday LOL


Love always,

Your ballet guide,

Miss Cecily

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Good news, everyone!


Tickets for our June show are now available! 


Get your tickets at: Tututix.com - Arizona Ballet Theatre - Stevie Eller Dance Theatre


Very excited,

Miss Cecily

Friday, March 15th, 2019



All normal classes will continue as normal next week, in addition to the Intensive Dance Workshop. 


Thank you,

Miss Cecily

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

FYI - Dancers!  I will be teaching Ballet Technique tonight, Wednesday, March 13th - from 6:15-7:45 followed by Variations until 8:15. 


Additionally, I will teach Friday Afternoon from 4:30-6pm. 


And, yes, I am teaching Thursday 6:30-8pm, as always, as well as my normal Friday 9am Ballet!


All are Welcome! Drop in for endorphins!


Come Dance & Be Happy at Arizona Ballet Theatre:)


Your Ballet Guide,
Miss Cecily

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Hello Students,


All classes on the schedule are still going on. Come to regular classes.


Miss Cecily

Good Morning


Miss Cody will no longer be teaching at Arizona Ballet Theatre due to personal reasons. We wish her all the best!


During this transitional phase, the ABT Faculty and I are already brainstorming about our early June 2019 Performances at The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, and possible approaches to the creation of ABT’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we proceed.

Miss Cecily and the entire ABT Staf

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Hello Students,


I will teach my normal Friday Morning class tomorrow including mini pointe.  


Friday afternoon Ballet is cancelled. Not enough regular attendees have stayed that they will attend. 


Grace will teach the entire Saturday line-up including Pre ballet on Saturday & Modern, too - if Enough students attend.  Ballet Classes also. 


I will be there Saturday Morning to teach 9 AM Ballet class since Norman is otherwise occupied this Saturday Only. 


Thank you for your attention to this timely post. 


Hope to see you for your classes; drop ins are also welcome.


I hope you are enjoying Rodeo Break!


See you at ABT. 

Miss Cecily

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

FYI. ADULT TAP WITH MELISSA IS CANCELLED TONIGHT due to the fact that the usual suspects can not attend!


No 6:30 pm TAP tonight!

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Sunday, January 6th, 2019 at our Studios at 2512 E Sixth Street:


WINTER OPEN HOUSE AND FREE DEMO CLASSES: Come try a free demonstration class! Pick up a schedule for our spring term which runs from January 7 - June 2. Meet teachers, see the studios, and learn more about our spring performance and how you can be involved.

Schedule of Demonstration Mini-Classes:
2:15-2:25 p.m. Beginning Tap, Ages 6-8
2:30-2:40 p.m. Beginning Jazz, Ages 6-8
2:45-2:55 p.m. Beginning Ballet, Ages 6-8
3-3:10 p.m. Pre-Ballet/Acro, Ages 3-5
3:15-3:25 p.m. Intro to Floor Barre, Ages 10+
3:30-3:40 p.m. Adult Tap, Ages 13+
3:45-3:55 p.m. Advanced Ballet/Variations, Ages 11+
4-4:10 p.m. Ballet Beginning/Intermediate, Ages 9 and up
4:15-4:25 p.m. Intro to Pre-Pointe, Ages 9 and up

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Yes, I will teach Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 9 AM Ballet Class AND Thursday 6:30 PM Ballet Class this week!


Come Dance & Be Happy!


Miss Cecily

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Come to 9AM Ballet Technique Class this morning!


I will be there. Will you?


See you soon. 


Miss C

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Miss Cecily will teach Wednesday & Friday Morning 9AM Ballet Class AND Thursday Evening 6:30 PM Ballet Class this week :)

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Hello Dancers, 


I will be at The Studio for Class Tonight, Thursday from 6:30-8 & Friday Morning for 9AM Class. Just a heads-up -- tomorrow morning looks to be very underpopulated. If I do not have at least three people, I probably will not teach a full class. 


The same applies to Saturday Morning 9AM Ballet, which Norman usually teaches. I am covering his class and will only teach a full class if I have more than three attendees. 


Pre-Ballet on Saturday will be taught by Miss Cody. 


Jan will teach on Sunday. 


And, I definitely will teach on Monday Morning at 9 AM. I know I will have at least a few Monday regulars. 


The Performance DVDs are wonderful! Let me know if you want to purchase one! They are $30 each. 


That’s the news. 

Miss C

Monday, December 17th, 2018

The Magic happened yesterday, onstage, at The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre - ABT’s Nutcracker, choreography by Cody Toscano and danced passionately by our entire cast - was a smash!


We will process this life-changing experience in the hours, days and months to come. I am very proud of what you all delivered with Cody aka The Dynamo - quite possibly the hardest working woman on the Tucson Dance Scene. Just sayin’


Thank you, Miss Cody!


Thank you to everyone who participated in our delightful, family friendly, all new Nutcracker!

Heads up!

ALL CLASSES WILL HAPPEN AT THE STUDIO THIS WEEK! Thru and including the weekend. 


DVDs will be available as soon as Wednesday, Thursday at the Latest! $30/each. An unbeatable stocking stuffer and a memory to treasure all your lives....


SO - Come to class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Congratulations on a great job! I find that there is nothing more fulfilling in the world, than to perform in a theatre packed to the rafters, in a production that leaves everyone happy and smiling!


Bravo! So pleased with you. 


Miss C

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Good Morning!


Today will follow the usual Friday Class Schedule, at the Studio. 


Saturday’s Schedule (at The Studio!) will begin with Ballet Technique at 9 AM with Miss Cecily, as Norman is busy elsewhere. Therefore, the normal Modern Time Slot for Teens & Up will be used for Performance needs. 


Pre Ballet & Modern with MissGrace will happen as usual on Saturday, at the Studio. 


Our Final (In Studio) Nutcracker Rehearsal will occur on Saturday, tomorrow - from 1-4. This is a big deal. Please attend. 


On Sunday, we return to the Theatre. Doors will be open at 11:30 am (I am going to try to move this up to 11, for the early birds). 


Norman expects to work with his Dancers, on stage, on Sunday, at High Noon Sharp, for blocking. 


Keep checking for updates. This is going to be an exciting weekend for all of us. 


So proud of you. 

Miss Cecily

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Good Morning, Performers and Every ABT Student,


Today -- Thursday, December 13th -- We return ALL Activity to our Two Busy Studios. Come to your regular Classes. 


As for our Sunday Performance - WE ARE SOLD OUT!
Seats are in such high demand that I am creating a list for those who still need tickets!  Contact me if you still hope for more tickets. 


If you have Costume Issues, please address them to the best of your abilities, and also notify me with a progress report. 


All performers SHOULD be thinking about your make-up, hair needs, tights, and all shoes (which should be clean & tidy for stage); in other words, every detail or event  for which each performer might possibly need to prepare. Nothing is too small! Focus your mind/body & soul on Sunday’s 2pm Performance. Thank you!


I have received three orders, thus far for Presentation Bouquets; cost is $15 each, address checks to Arizona Flowers. Let me know if you want one for your performer. FYI They are available only by pre-order. 


Keep in mind that while every performer will receive a rose from me, ballet performances and flowers go together like sugar and spice. Very nice :)


As always, our performance will be videotaped by Terrazzas Video production and will be available to purchase. 


Remember our Potluck on the Plaza Traditio, post-performance. Bring finger foods only. Yummy items that do not require any cutting of portions or sharp objects. Sweet or savory. Easy to eat items are the best! Sandy and George will be managing the Potluck Buffet with their usual flare. We provide paper plates and napkins. :) 


Look for more updates. Our amazing performance clock is tick tick ticking!


I cannot wait to see everyone at Arizona Ballet Theatre this afternoon. My Studio day will conclude at 8Pm after my normal Thursday Class.  


Busy Day Ahead! Good Job!


Miss Cecily, pleased with each of you!

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Dear Nutcracker Performer Parents. 


Tuesday was a long evening in The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre to be sure. Let me be clear, this is how such rehearsals usually go. 


Much was accomplished; everyone worked very well together. (Especially in my piece, which we used as a warm up, but which will actually close the show.  I am delighted!)


Life in the Theatre is inherently time consuming. There is a lot of down time, a challenge for everyone involved, from the tiniest performer to the most experienced. For cast and crew alike, putting together a show is rarely without its share of unexpected glitches 


Please remember my policy. If your child performer is overwhelmed it all during these necessarily long rehearsals on stage, feel free to take your child home. We will try again tomorrow! On Wednesday, we will be in the Theatre again; we will review at the Studio on Saturday in Pre Ballet Class. 


The great news is that every performer had the chance to experience what is is like to be on a real stage. This is an important part of the process. 


AND, on Sunday, December 16th, when the curtain goes up at two pm the Magic that is The Theatre will happen to the delight of one and all. 


Thank you so much for your participation and patience. 


Yours truly, 

Miss Cecily

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

While sets are being worked on in the parking area, Cody & I could use some helping hands with costumes and headpieces at the Studio right now. If you can sew and/or if you are good at organizing, we could really use your help this afternoon. 




Thank you,


Miss Cecily

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Miss Cody would like all Nutcracker cast members to bring all your costumes to the Studio when you come for classes and rehearsals this Saturday, December 1st!


We will find out if anything is missing, needed, or extra. 


Please focus on this very important task. 


Thank you,
Miss Cecily

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! ABT is closed today. 


Friday, I will teach my traditional Post Turkey (or Tofurkey!) Day 9AM Class followed by mini-Pointe until 11:15 am. 


Miss Cody will hold her scheduled Friday Afternoon Block of Class & Rehearsal; all involved dancers are aware. 


We will hold Classes on Saturday, fully understanding that many people are out of town for the holiday! Reminder: we are three weeks from our Nutcracker Plus Performance on Sunday, December 16th! Such an exciting, busy time at ABT. 


Please purchase your tickets at tututix.com. Sales are happening, (thank you so much early birds!)


I wish you all a wonderful holiday full of love, joy and gratitude. 


I am so grateful for all of you. 


Thank you so adding so much joy to my life!


Miss Cecily

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Hello Dancers!


I am very pleased with our current Nutcracker status. You and Miss Cody and the ABT Team are doing a great job! We are right on track to a fabulous performance on Sunday, December 16th, 2018 :)


I have called a Full Cast rehearsal for Monday evening, November 19th, from 6pm sharp!  We should wrap up at 7:30 pm. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND :)


Tomorrow afternoon, I will be teaching my normal 4:30 pm class; at 5:30 we will do drills from the corner, etc. -- you may come into The Studio to warm up during the 5:30-6pm half hour (if you are not taking class already!). 


PreBallet Angels may attend this rehearsal, of course, but are not required to. Parents, please feel free to use your executive skills. If your child can handle a big chaotic rehearsal at that time, please come. If not, that is fine. We will have many more chances before the show and of course run-throughs during regular classes. I want our littlest performers to be happy and to love the process so that they will become lifelong supporters of The Ballet! No pressure. LOL


So tomorrow - Nutcracker run through from 6 - 7:30 pm in Studio II. 


Next agenda item -- tickets are on sale NOW at tututix.com. Please purchase your tickets now. 


I would love to be sold out by December 9th!  Let’s see if we can get there as soon as possible. 


Enjoy your Sunday. Thanksgiving is on the horizon with a wonderful performance of Nutcracker soon to follow! Life is Ballet Beautiful!


Miss Cecily, your Ballet Guide

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Heads Up!  All Nutcracker Performers -- 


For today and next Saturday (which is a part of Thanksgiving Weekend), the Saturday Rehearsal for Nutcracker will happen from 1-3pm. 


The late afternoon rehearsal from 4-6 is cancelled today and next Saturday, so that everyone can go home for Family Time. (After the Holiday, if we need more rehearsal time, we can reschedule.)


Keep in mind that we are less than one month from our Sunday, December 16th  performance. Cast members will need to be as flexible as possible! (A little dance humor for you!)


I am very pleased with all the Nutcracker Sections that I have seen so far. You and Miss Cody & the ABT Team are doing a wonderful job! 


Please check FB and your emails for last minute updates!  


Thank you,

Miss Cecily 


Great job!!!!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Heads up! The Nutcracker! Rehearsals to try to attend.  


We will work with Mice & Soldiers from 5-6 pm Thursday, November 15th. All Battle Scene Cast members please attend, if at all possible. 


On Saturday, November 17th, Calling All Angels,  9:45-10:30 with Miss Grace. All Pre Ballet and Lead Angels should try to attend.  


Monday, November 19th--Full Cast Rehearsal. Attend if at all possible. Unless you are taking my 4:30 Ballet Class already. (All are welcome!) Arrive Beginning at 5:30 pm; plan on staying no later than 7:30pm. 


Thank you!

Miss Cecily

Monday, November 12th, 2018

This afternoon, Veterans’ Day, I will teach Technique Class from 4:30-6 pm. I will follow that with The Nutcracker Rehearsal from 6-7:30 pm. 


If you usually attend Miss Cody’s Classes on Mondays, please come today. Also, I would like any and all Nutcracker Cast Members (except Pre Ballet Angels), who are able, to come today. I know it is short notice. I want to see where we are at.  


Time to pull it together. There is NO TIME like the present!


Thank you,

Miss Cecily

Saturday, November 10th, 2018



Heads Up!


Nutcracker Rehearsal today  11/10/18 -- scheduled for 4-6pm -- is cancelled. Miss Cody has informed me that all performers this affects have had a communication about this. I am hoping this is a redundant post :)


Enjoy your Weekend!

Miss Cecily

Friday, October 12th, 2018



Norman’s Classes are cancelled THIS Saturday ONLY, October 13th, 2018--based on expected absences by REGULAR ATTENDEES. 


All Other Saturday Classes WILL HAPPEN!


Thanks for your attention!


Miss Cecily

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Attention Dance Students: the Adult/Teen Ballet Class scheduled for 6:30 -7:30 on Tuesday Evenings with Miss Jan is cancelled until further notice due to lack of regular attendance. Effective 9/17/18.


Thank you for your attention to this Schedule Change!


Miss Cecily

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Monday’s Pre-Ballet Class, scheduled for 3:45 pm, is cancelled as of Monday, August 20th, 2018, until further notice, due to lack of attendance. There is still room in the Saturday & Wednesday Pre Ballet Sections. 


Executive Order by Miss Cecily!!! Lol


Secondly, and very importantly, Beginning Modern I, scheduled for 10:45 to 11:45 on Saturdays, will still continue (even tho so far the class is small) -- because this is meant for all the dancers who took my Tuesday 4:30 Ballet during Spring 2018 AND BEGAN THEIR MODERN WITH MISS GRACE!!!


We know you LOVE MODERN w Miss Grace!


Come take your Modern Class followed by Ballet with Miss Cody!

Friday, August 10th, 2018

A heads up for Saturday Morning


Dancers who take Norman’s Classes -- Ballet & Modern -- will be back to back, as per Norman’s rethinking. So 9 AM-10:30 AM/10:30 AM-Noon. 


When Ballet rehearsals commence, they will follow Modern.  


Pass it on....

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Dear dancers, parents and friends,


Attached is an invitation to ABT's Open House Meet and Greet this Saturday, August 4.  Please join us for information on our new programs, including the planned production of "Nutcracker" this holiday season. And feel free to extend an invitation to your friends.  


I have also attached our revised schedule of classes for Fall 2018. As always, classes are dependent upon enrollment.  While we hope to continue every class on the schedule, it is sometimes necessary to modify the offerings.  


Thank you for your interest in Arizona Ballet Theatre. 

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Hello ABT Dancers & Friends,


I hope your summer is everything you hope and dream it should be. 


There is a lot happening at the Studio. I hope you are getting our emails. If not, please send me an email through the website. 


Performance DVDs are available. You must order them specifying either Dress Rehearsal, Saturday Evening, or our Sunday Matinee. Each DVD is $15. 


There is also a streaming option available for the many who no longer have a DVD player. We will send you the streaming password for the performance of your choice, again for a small $15 fee. I am very excited about this new streaming option. 


I am taking a one week vacation from the Studio; Cody is teaching my Monday, Wednesday & Friday Morning Classes, as well as Thursday Evening, and several other new Summer 2018 options for different age groups. 


I am so looking forward to resuming our full, expanded schedule in August. You did an amazing job during our wonderful week in the beautiful Stevie Eller Dance Theatre!  I am so pleased & proud. The future looks so bright!


I want you to fully enjoy your summer vacation, such a special time for summer fun & family gatherings. 


I miss you very much, and look forward to seeing you in Ballet Classes quite soon. 


Love to one and all!


Miss Cecily

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Friday, June 1st, 2018





Go to Tututix.com to purchase tickets. https://events.tututix.com/ArizonaBalletTheatre/Events/Venue/5591


I am asking everyone who knows me, every Tucson friend, every student I ever taught here in Tucson , students of mine who now live elsewhere, families and friends - please buy a ticket or several tickets. 


I am asking you personally. If ticket ticket sales do not tick up, I am going to lose my shirt on this show. 


Please support Arizona Ballet Theatre, my amazing teaching staff who have delivered outstanding, gorgeous & thought provoking choreography, and me - Ceci AKA Miss Cecily.  


I need your help to fill the auditorium of The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre Saturday, June 2nd at 6 PM & Sunday, June 3rd, at 2PM, with Dance lovers & fans.


You will not be disappointed in the show. It has everything you might look for in a family oriented performance. The cuteness factor, alone, is beyond priceless!


Thank you, in advance, for your much needed help right now. 


Please share this with every Tucson friend you have. Consider this begging. When it comes to my art, I have no shame. Thank you

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Great Rehearsal tonight at the Theatre for Norman’s three pieces, my Opening Piece, & Cody’s pieces. 


Good job everyone!


Tomorrow, we block everything BUT Norman’s pieces (which are now done!) It will be a busy night; get a good night’s sleep, eat well, and drink plenty of water. 


I am looking forward to seeing all performers tomorrow, Wednesday, ready to go at 5PM. 


So excited to be at The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre!


But your tickets,  please, at tututix.comhttps://events.tututix.com/ArizonaBalletTheatre/Events/Venue/5591


See you tomorrow!

Miss Cecily

Sunday, May 27th, 2018


9AM Ballet with Cecily &
4:30PM Ballet with Norman
BOTH will happen Monday, Memorial Day, tomorrow, May 28th!
At The Studio. 


Also, Norman’s Cast Members will all be having Rehearsal on Tuesday at The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, doors open at 4:30. Be ready to Dance at 5 pm. My dancers, you know who you are, will also come to Eller on Tuesday. This does not include Miss Grace’s students. 


I will conduct warm-up on Wednesday either in 301, the Big Studio, or on stage depending on events that day. 


Thank you for your patience. 


I am very excited about the upcoming performances!


Miss Cecily

Arizona Ballet Theatre presents “Lights, Camera, Music, Dance!” 2018

Performance Week
(May 30-June 2) Instructions

Please read the following information carefully and follow the instructions. If you still have questions, email Miss Cecily: MissCecily@mac.com. Do not hesitate to ask for clarification on any point. 

General information: 

Order your tickets now if you have not done so. Use this link: https://events.tututix.com/ArizonaBalletTheatre/Events/Venue/5591

Rehearsals and performances take place at The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on the University of Arizona campus, located at 1737 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719. This is the northeastern corner of the U of A Mall, just south of the tennis courts. The theatre is visible from Campbell Ave; look for the striking modern structure on the west side between Speedway and Sixth Street when traveling north to south on Campbell. 

Parking on or close to campus may be limited due to construction. 

Flash photography is strictly prohibited at all times. Parents may take non-flash photos at the rehearsals, but not during the performance. Please do not hold up your cameras during the performance. The cameras get in the shot and ruin the performance video.

Important to Performers: Presentation bouquets are available from Arizona Flowers for Saturday or Sunday, or both, for $15 each, and must be ordered in advance. Please notify us by email ASAP if you wish to order a bouquet; specify for which performance(s) you are ordering. 

Dancer instructions

Bring your costume bags (with all costumes, shoes, tights, hairpieces, etc.) with you at all times (which means every class, rehearsal, and performance).

Shoes should be clean and new. 

Try your costume on before arriving at the theatre. (Feel free to take pictures at home.) Do any tailoring, steaming, or washing at home. We want to avoid costume adjustments at the Theatre. 

Younger dancers in Miss Grace’s and Miss Cecily’s classes should arrive dressed in their costumes (purple or green leotards).

As always, stay safe and avoid potentially harmful activities such as bungee-jumping, paragliding, and contact sports, which will interfere with your ability to perform. 

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Bring your costumes at all times.

  • Wednesday, May 30 @ 5:00 pm (doors open at 4:30 pm). Rehearsal for all dancers. Warm-Up with Norman Walker in Studio 301.*
  • Thursday, May 31 @ 5:00 pm (doors open at 4:30 pm). Tech rehearsal for all dancers. Warm-Up with Norman Walker in Studio 301.*
  • Friday, June 1 (doors open at 4:00 pm)
    • @ Arrive at Theatre by 4:30 pm at the latest.
    • @ 4:30 pm. Warm-up class with Norman Walker in Studio 301 for all dancers in Norman’s pieces (and other teen and adult dancers who wish to attend).*
    • @ 6:00 pm. Dress rehearsal for all dancers.
  • Saturday, June 2 (doors open at 4:00 pm)
    • @ Arrive at Theatre by 4:30 pm at the latest.
    • @ 4:30 pm. Warm-up class with Norman Walker in Studio 301 for all dancers in Norman’s pieces (and other teen and adult dancers who wish to attend).*
    • @ 6:00 pm. Saturday night performance.
  • Sunday, June 3 (doors open at 12:00 pm)
    • @ Arrive at Theatre by 12:30 pm at the latest.
    • @ 12:30 pm. Warm-up class with Norman Walker in Studio 301 for all dancers in Norman’s pieces (and other teen and adult dancers who wish to attend).*
    • @ 2:00 pm. Sunday afternoon performance.

* While Mr Walker is having class in Studio 301, Miss Cecily may be working with the younger dancers on the main stage. 

Note to Parents of Younger Performers: If your child becomes unhappy for any reason, you should take your child home or outside, wherever they are happy, and try again the next day. We do not want any unhappy children in the auditorium.

ABT 2018 Performance Instructions
Arizona Ballet Theatre presents “Lights, Camera, Music, Dance!” 2018 Performance Week 
(May 30-June 2) Instructions
ABT 2018 Performance Instructions.pdf
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Congratulations!  We had an excellent Full Cast Rehearsal of my integrated piece - Spirit Dance Evolving - at the Studio last night!


Good job!


Please attend your usual classes this week. This is very important to our performing success on June 2nd & 3rd, 2018.


Remember to refrain from potentially dangerous and different activities, such as bungee jumping, white water rafting, etc. until the performances have passed. And possibly forever. LOL 


Your job is to prepare your mind and body for our precious time onstage at The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. 


Arizona Ballet Theatre presents, “Lights, Camera, Music & Dance!” June 2nd & 3rd, 2018. 


Buy your tickets NOW at Tututix.com.


See you all this week at ABT!


Thank you,
Miss Cecily

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Hello everyone,


The Permission Slip for the spring performance, ABT Presents “Lights, Camera, Music, Dance!” 2018, is linked at the end of this post. 


Everyone who is interested in performing this June should fill this in and bring it, along with their performance fee, to class as soon as possible.


Instructions are included on the form. 


Thank you,

Miss Cecily

ABT Permission Slip 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [69.1 KB]

Monday, February 19th, 2018

All Classes and Rehearsals will happen TODAY- Presidents’ Day, 2018. 


Tomorrow -  Tuesday Afternoon Classes will happen. Please note that PreBsllet/Pre Tap on Tuesday will run from 4:30  - 5:15pm until further notice. 


A Combined Ballet Class will happen at 6:15. Modern rehearsals before and after. Come at your usual Class times, please. 


Wednesday- Miss Cecily’s Ballet Classes, Pre Ballet Pre Tap with Miss Grace & Pre-Pointe with Miss Calista will happen. Beginning Ballet with Miss Jan is cancelled until further notice. 


Thursday - Miss Calista’s Jazz & Tap Classes are cancelled as discussed with students. Most everyone is away for Rodeo!


However, 6:00 Pointe and 6:30 Adult Teen Ballet WILL HAPPEN!


Friday Mornings Ballet with Miss Cecily WILL HAPPEN. 

We are CLOSED ON SATURDAY, February 24th. 


Miss Jan Will teach on Sunday. 


Take any make-up classes as soon as possible:)


More details may follow.


Have a great and happy, dance filled week!


Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Miss Jan’s Sunday Ballet Class will start at 10 AM TODAY, so that everyone can go to the Movies at 12:55 PM to  see The Lady of the Camellias, a Fathom Movie Event, featuring the great Bolshoi Ballet!


These broadcasts are always interesting; like a trip to Moscow to see the ballet, but with behind the scenes interviews and much much more!


I highly recommend that you attend!


Miss Cecily


PS:  Please remember that I will be conducting Rehearsal/Workshops on Monday Evenings between 6-7 pm in Studio I. We will be focused on Spirit Dance Unfolding which we will be performing on June 2nd & 3rd, 2018 :)

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Good Monday Morning,


This evening from 6-7 PM, I will run the first One Hour Workshop Rehearsal of 2018, for my piece, Spirit Dance Unfolding. Those dancers, ages 10+, who performed in it last year are encouraged to attend, as well as New Students who will be integrated into the choreography. 


With the Right attitude, you will be able to keep your part, and you may get an even bigger part! I am planning on cleaning-up the choreography we have and reworking some sections to adapt to the new cast and better skill set.  


These Monday Evening workshops will continue for most of the Spring Semester 2018. This evening marks the beginning of our 2018 effort. Try to attend!


Please Note: We will also be working on Spirit Dance Unfolding in Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday Ballet Classes for dancers ages Nine and under. Pre Ballet dancers will be working on their Sections in their usual classes. Everyone will be included. 


I am looking forward to a wonderful semester with exciting results. 


Ballet is a Performing Art!  Let’s work towards amazing performances on June 2nd and 3rd, 2018 :)


Miss Cecily

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Good Morning!  It is Monday, January 15th, 2018. Martin Luther King Day!!!


Yes, we will conduct all Monday Classes Today at ABT. 


Come Dance & Be Happy at Arizona Ballet Theatre!


Miss Cecily

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Hi ABT Dance Family,


I have a new and important policy to announce, one I have been thinking about for quite some time. 

Here it is:


Current students who would like to “move up” to a more difficult class, or to a class designated for older dancers, may do so this month, on one condition; dancers must (and should) continue in the class or classes they took during Fall Semester 2017.  In other words, you may add the new class, as long as you do not drop your old class. 


This is in keeping with long held Dance tradition; in order to improve, a serious dancer must increase the amount of time spent dancing. One class per week is not nearly enough to become the dancer you dream of becoming. Pre-professional Dancers usually Dance six days per week, devoting many many hours to dance. The rule in Dance is: the more the better. 


I particularly would like the 7-8-9 year students from my huge Fall Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm Class to stay in the Tuesday Class, while adding Skills and Drills. Skills and Drills is held on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:40 pm and is followed by the option of Pre-Pointe with Calista until 6:15pm, during Spring Semester 2018. 


Keep in mind that we will be continuing with The Firebird--A Work in Progress--for our June 2018 Performances. Additionally, I would like to perform our Mendelssohn Piece from June 2017, AGAIN in June 2018. 


I am particularly proud of the Mendelssohn piece; performing it again would mean that I will be giving much more substantial parts to Dancers who are willing to do the work needed to move up to more challenging sections...


I also plan on doing an entirely New Piece to a short selection of music by Bizet. That means that some of you will be able to appear in Three Ballet Pieces!


I realize that my plans are very ambitious; I believe that we are up to the challenge. I do, I truly do. 


Thank you for considering these thoughts and plans. Feedback, as always, is wanted. 


I look forward to Spring Semester 2018. How time flies when we are dancing together!


Miss Cecily

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Good Sunday Morning!


Miss Jan’s Beginning Ballet Classes will happen today. Basic from noon to 1pm; Intermediate Beginning Ballet from 1:15-2:30!


Our full Spring Schedule goes into effect tomorrow, Monday, January 8th, 2018 :)


Looking forward to a wonderful year of dancing together with you!


Miss Cecily

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Hi ABT Dance Family!


Classes will resume on Monday, January 8th. The schedule will be almost identical to Fall 2017 with a few interesting changes. Look for an email very soon:)


The Spring Semester is going to be great!


FYI. Our June 2018 performance dates are June 2nd & 3rd, with an intensifying rehearsal schedule leading up to time in The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre!


Save those dates! Plan your summer schedule accordingly!


Looking forward to seeing you next week!

Miss Cecily

Map And Directions To The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre - Including Parking

Map To Stevie Eller Dance Theatre In Tucson, Arizona USA ©Arizona Ballet Theatre 2007-2009|All Rights Reserved

Directions to The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre & Parking 


The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre is on the University of Arizona Campus in Tucson, near N. Campbell Ave.


From the ABT Studio on E. Sixth Street

Head West toward N. Campbell Ave. 

Turn Right (north) onto N. Campbell Ave. When convenient, get into left lane... 

Turn Left (west) onto E 2nd Street from N. Campbell Ave. Parking lot is on the right. Can use on street parking also.


From E. Speedway Blvd.:

Head South on E. Campbell Ave, 

Turn Right (west) onto E 2nd Street from N. Campbell Ave. 

Parking lot is on the right. 

You may use on-street parking, if it is more convenient.


From E. Broadway or from E. Sixth Street, where the ABT Studio is located.:

Head North on E. Campbell Ave. 

Turn Left (west) onto E 2nd Street from N. Campbell Ave. 

Parking lot is on the right. 

You may use on-street parking, if you prefer.


From E. Speedway Blvd. via N. Cherry Ave.:

Head South on N. Cherry Ave. 

Turn Right (east) at 2nd Street. 

Use on-street parking or the parking lot on your left.


Walkway to The Theatre:


The walkway is to the right of the tennis courts, as you head South from E. 2nd street or from the parking lot.



1737 E. University Blvd. 

Tucson, AZ 85719

The entrances are from the UA Mall, between N. Campbell Ave and N. Cherry Ave.

If you prefer, before parking, you can stop on the mall to let your dancers and their bags out, and escort them to the theatre before parking. You MUST NOT leave your car there. It will be ticketed after a while.

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