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 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 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 to purchase tickets.


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.com


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: 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:

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


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
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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

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Hello ABT Dance Family,  


Here is the class schedule for the rest of this week. 


Thursday- Both Jazz & Tap Classes with Andrew will happen. Please, attend if you said you would. All others are welcome. 


I will teach Mini-Pointe at 6pm and Ballet Technique At 6:30 Thursday evening. 


Friday 9am Ballet followed by Mini Pointe will happen on December 22nd, this coming Friday. 


On Saturday, December 23rd, Pre Ballet/ Pre Tap will happen from 9:45 to 10:30 AM. 


Norman will NOT BE TEACHING THIS Saturday due to poor attendance on Monday & Tuesday.  


That’s it for 2017. ABT will be closed from Sunday, December 24th through January 6th, 2018. 


You can email me anything at


Thank you for a wonderful year!


Happy Holidays to you!


Miss Cecily

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Today’s the Day! Sunday, December 17th, 2017!


See you at the Theatre!


I am so excited I could levitate!


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.

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Good Morning!


Here is the schedule for Sunday, December 17th, 2017, at The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on the U of A Campus. 



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.


Norman’s Dancers should arrive at The Stevie Eller, ready to dance, for his warm-up in Studio 301, which will begin at 12:30 pm. Bring your costumes, dance shoes, and everything you might need, of course! Be prepared. 


Other dancers - Miss Grace’s Pre-ballet dancers and Everyone in Miss Cecily’s Firebird - should arrive between 1pm and 1:20. Come in your Costume with Hair neatly styled. Please remember, pink tights and pink ballet shoes only. Be ready to Dance!  


Please,  bring your potluck treats - savory or sweet- which are easy to eat (and do not require utensils), in other words - pick up snacks!  Beverages are also welcome. Be creative! We will provide paper plates and napkins. Everything should be easy and casual.  


We will be blocking onstage from 1:30 to 2pm. This is an interesting process which you will be able to observe. The auditorium will be open at 1:30 so that family members can choose great seats and watch our process,  as we spend precious time on stage. There will be photo opportunities galore (No flash photography, of course!). Terrazas Video will be recording our event; Dvds will be available for purchase for  those who would like them. 


The Official action will begin at 2 pm. Expect a very entertaining and, also, casual atmosphere.  Sunday is a Performance/Preview/Party! -followed by PotLuck snacks on the plaza, after our stage time is through. (I expect that we will be completely done with everything by 4pm. Those who must leave early may certainly do so; I understand that this is a busy time of year with many social commitments!)


I want everyone to enjoy themselves and have a good, fun time! No one should feel pressured or be nervous. This day may be “An Introduction to the Theatre” for many of our youngest dancers. The goal is to create lifelong Dance enthusiasts!  Let’s all have a great time in one of the most magical places on earth - a beautiful theatre built for Dance!


FYI - Classes at the Studio will continue through and including Saturday, December 23rd. 


The  Schedule for January will be almost identical to our current schedule; tuition will also remain in the same. I am thinking of adding an additional Pre Ballet Section and an additional class for our 6-9 year old group for Spring 2018!  Happily, our numbers are growing which bodes very well for our ABT Dance future. 


As for Sunday, please arrive on time with a sunny attitude!  


I am

Looking forward to a great experience for one and all. 


Miss Cecily

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

One week from today, we will be dancing on the beautiful stage of The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre:)


Let’s take extra special care of ourselves this week - Sleeping enough, eating health-full foods, and drinking lots of water. Also attending all dance classes at the Studio. Focus focus focus!


Remember that we will have a PotLuck Party on The Plaza outside the Theatre, after our Stage Time on Sunday, December 17th. 


We ask that you bring pick-up snacks, either sweet or savory. We will provide paper plates and napkins:)


Tickets will be on Sale at the Studio. All week. You will also be able to get them at the Door on Party Day. Seating is General Admission which is another way of saying first come/first serve. The earlier you arrive the more choices you will have seat-wise. All the seats at The Stevie Eller are good though, so no worries. 


Have a wonderful evening!

Miss Cecily

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Hello ABT Dance Family,

- [ ] Yes, Rehearsal Happens Tomorrow, by popular demand! 
- [ ] Time?
- [ ] Friday, December 8th- at the Studio, from 4:30 to 6pm, for my evolving vision of The Firebird. All would-be performers should attend tomorrow, even if only for a short segment of our time. We need to stay connected, all on the “Same Page” - as we get closer to our Party Performance Day. 
- [ ] Where? At Arizona Ballet Theatre in the Big, Blue Studio with the Big Chair!


(Anyone who takes Ballet at ABT, or Pre-Ballet at ABT, with Miss Grace - is welcome to attend. This is an open rehearsal, for those who hope and want and yearn to perform.)


Those who do not attend tomorrow MAY still be allowed to participate on December 17th. Depends on how things go...


We still have slightly more than one week left which gives us time to further improve BEFORE we step “pointed” foot onto that glorious Stevie Eller Dance Theatre stage. 

I am so proud to report that my Tuesday 4:30 Group requested extra rehearsal tomorrow; that they want it, and needed to attend. They get it!!!! 


Such a proud Ballet Mama, am I. 


This Firebird is currently a Work-in-Progress, conceived as a pathway for young, creative dancers to harness their creative energy in a cooperative, artistic environment. I want my students to be excited to come to dance class. Needless to say, I am very pleased.


This performance enthusiasm has been stoked all week by the joy of taking home “Giant Pink Costume Bags!” Costumes, a huge part of the fun. Who doesn’t like to dress up? If you want to participate you need to get the right costume. 


We will PREVIEW  our effort at our December 17th Party,  at at the beautiful Stevie Eller Dance Theatre .  FYI - start thinking about your potluck items for our post-stage party on the plaza.


We need Sweet or savory, pick up snacks. Easy to share items only!


(All this is a wonderful way to arrive at our ultimate goal for the Dance year. 

I hope that we will perform Firebird in its finished, polished and embellished form, with an additional section (!!!!!) in June 2018. Lights camera action!!!!)


I cannot wait.  


Needless to say, I am very excited!


Miss C, looking forward to an interesting few days with my beautiful Dance Family.

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Yes, Rehearsal  Happens Today - Friday, December 1st - at the Studio,  from 4:30 to 6pm, for my evolving vision of The Firebird. 


Anyone who takes Ballet at ABT, or Pre-Ballet at ABT, with Miss Grace -is welcome to attend this afternoon. This is an optional rehearsal, for those who hope and want and yearn to perform. Those who do not attend today may still be allowed to participate on December 17th. Depends on how things go.  


Since we still have slightly more than two weeks left to go, there is plenty of room for improvement before we step pointed foot onto that glorious Stevie Eller stage.


FOR Today, we will simply assess where we are at...think Zen ? Fire ?...before the Holiday Deluge...


Therefore,my Firebird is currently a Work-in-Progress. 


We will PREVIEW  it at our December 17th Party at at the beautiful Stevie Eller Dance Theatre . 


The ultimate goal is to perform it, in its finished, polished and embellished form, with an additional section (!!!!!) in June 2018. Lights camera action!!!!


I cannot wait.  


Needless to say, I am very excited!


Miss C, looking forward to an interesting afternoon.

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Good Morning!  It is Monday, and November is coming to an end. December is almost upon us...


A few details you need to know for December. 


First - Saturday Beginning Ballet with Miss Jan is cancelled until further notice. 


Secondly - Our Annual Holiday Party & Presentation - Preview & Performance happens on Sunday, December 18th at The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre.  


General Seating Tickets are $10 each, and are available at The Studio. We also have  Posters which we would like plastered, beautifully, all over Tucson. Tickets will be available at the door on Party Day. 


This Coming Friday Afternoon - I am holding a Full Cast Rehearsal for Firebird Part I from 4:30  - 6pm. I would like all of Grace’s students &&& all my students to attend, if possible. Friday, December 1st, at ABT. 


All Dance classes will be held this week! (With the exception of my first paragraph, of course, the new decision that Saturday Beginning Ballet with Miss Jan is cancelled until further notice.)


Looking forward to a wonderful week of Dance at ABT!


Miss Cecily

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Yes, I am teaching our traditional, post Thanksgiving, 9AM Morning Ballet Technique Class TODAY, Friday, November 24th, 2017!


Come Dance off that Turkey or Vegan Turkey this lovely Tucson Morning in the beautiful Sororan Desert:)


See you soon!


Miss Cecily

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Tuesday Classes will all happen Today!


Wednesday classes will also happen with one exception - Andrew’s 6:30 Adult Tap Class is cancelled this Thanksgiving Week Only!


Arizona Ballet Theatre is Closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day!


I WILL Be teaching Friday Morning Ballet Class, as is our long-time ABT tradition! Come Dance Friday Morning to start working off that delicious Thanksgiving Meal!


Saturday Classes will happen as scheduled:)


Come Dance and Be Happy at Arizona Ballet Theatre!


Miss Cecily

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Happy Halloween!  Yes, Classes are being held today-Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.


Feel free to flit to Dance in your most perfect Halloween Attire; Costumes are most wanted today. 


Just make sure you can actually move in whatever you choose to wear:)


Be Safe and Happy Witchy Fun!


Miss Cecily

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Happy Happy Vacation to many of our Dance Students!  Arizona Ballet Theatre is open for all classes:)


If you are in town, please attend your regular classes. Also, this is perfect time to Make Up any missed Classes!


Looking forward to working on our New Project - Danse Infernale from Stravinsky’s Firebird! This will be another integrated Ballet Performance Piece for ages 3 years and up! 


We will be presenting it as a work in progress, onstage at The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on December 17th between the hours of 1-4pm!  


Save the Date and Plan your December activities accordingly:)


So excited to be engaged in such a creative endeavor!


Miss Cecily

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

For Ballet lovers, you have two chances to dance on Sundays, both with Miss Jan. Beginning Basic Ballet from Noon to 1 pm.  Beginning Intermediate Ballet from 1:15 to 2:30 pm. 


It is lovely to dance on Sundays! 


Also, if you have always wanted to learn to Tap, we have a Rocking Adult Beginning Tap Class on Wednesdays with Andrew.  6:30 to 7:30 pm. Teen Beginners also welcome!


Come Dance and Be Happy Every Day at Arizona Ballet Theatre!

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Miss Cecily will teach 9 AM Ballet tomorrow - Saturday, September 9th.


Bo will teach Modern Class from 11-12:30pm


Miss Grace will, of course, teach Pre-Ballet/Pre-Tap from from 9:45 to 10:30 AM, as always. 


Save this Date!!!
Sunday, December 17th, 2017, for our Annual Holiday Party/Performance at The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre!


Have a lovely evening!


I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning, bright & early at Arizona Ballet Theatre, Tucson's Boutique Dance Studio located in The Village at San Hughes since 2003. 


Come Dance & Be Happy Today and Everyday at ABT!   

Miss Cecily

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Hello Dancers!


Miss Jan will be teaching her two Beginning Ballet Classes today, starting at Noon. 


Yes, Morning Ballet with Miss Cecily & Afternoon Ballet with Norman Walker WILL HAPPEN, tomorrow - Monday, September 4th - Labor Day 2017!


Come Dance & Be Happy on Labor Day & Every Day at Arizona Ballet Theatre! 


Dance is love. 


Miss Cecily

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Hello Dancers,


ABT is off to an excellent start this Fall Semester 2017. I did want to remind you that this is the period when we are making decisions about the schedule; under-populated classes may be discontinued after Labor Day. 


Therefore, if you are planning on attending classes, for example, Adult Tap with Andrew this evening from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, then you need to start coming or let us know that you WILL BE coming. 


It would be a shame to cancel classes just because of lack of communication. 


Thank you!  Hope to see you soon at Arizona Ballet Theatre, Tucson's Boutique Dance Studio, where learning in a family friendly environment is our beautiful style!


Come Dance & Be Happy at ABT! 

Miss Cecily, your Ballet Guide

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Hello Dancers,


The Full Fall 2017 Class Schedule goes into effect today!  I am looking forward to seeing everyone after our summer break. 


Please attend the same classes that worked so well in Spring. We will take the month of August, traditionally very slow dance-wise, to make adjustments for individual desires to improve or expand into another style such as adding Modern Dance. 


By Labor Day, we should have settled into a most productive Dance Routine, the best way to improve...


For those who have not returned your Costume Bags, this is the time. DVDs for both amazing performances of "Discovery - 2017!" will be available for those who have not yet received their copy. 


I have missed you all and look forward to an amazing semester. 


See you this week!


Miss Cecily

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Hello Dancers,


The Fall Semester will officially begin next Monday, August 7th, 2017. 


The tentative schedule sent out a couple of days ago was very inaccurate. The new version is now posted. 


For longstanding students of ABT, the Fall schedule is virtually identical to the schedule we were so successful with last Spring. The only real change is that I am asking all Dancer's who took Friday Pointe Hour to move to Norman's 4:30 PM Monday  Ballet Technique; the barre of the Monday class will be taken on pointe once things get rolling. 


Keep in mind that August has traditionally been very slow at ABT as students adjust to new Academic School Schedules; so I  expect that by Labor Day, our ABT schedule will be fully up and running with students finding the right fit for Dance Classes. 


In the meantime, please stick to the same time slots as Spring 2017; Tuesday 4:30 Dancers may add Wednesday Skills & Drills to bump up to the next level. 


Feel free to email me. I have had a much needed rest this summer and am very excited about my plans for fall. 


As a preview, I am planning on choreographing an integrated piece to Night on Bald Mountain for Halloween enjoyment. 


I cannot wait to get started. 


Thank you for your patience. 

I am looking forward to seeing you next week!


Miss Cecily, Well Rested and Ready to get Started!

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Hello Dancers and Dance Lovers!


Pre-Ballet will NOT be held TODAY, Wednesday, July 26th; (This will affect one or two Tiny dancers who have been coming regularly this Summer - Congratulations! - and already know. New Pre Ballet Enrollees will be able to attend class for an assessment next week.)


I will teach Morning Ballet at 9 AM TODAY, July 26th; Thursday Evening Ballet, July 27th, from 6:30 to 8PM; and Friday Morning, July 28th at 9AM.  


Miss Jan will teach Adult Teen Beg Int Ballet on Sunday from 1:15 a 2:30 pm. 


That's it for this final Week of July, the Summer of 2017!


Miss Cecily

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Good Morning Dancers!


While things are very slow in Tucson during July, we will be gearing up for a very busy dance time beginning in August. 


Just so you know and can plan ahead, the Fall 2017 Class Schedule will be virtually identical to Spring 2017. In dance, consistency is your best partner. 


If you have specific questions about adding classes or changing levels, feel free to email me. I will do my best to answer within a couple of days....


In the meantime, I will be teaching Wednesday & Friday Morning this week, and Thursday Evening. 


I hope you are enjoying your July so far!


Be Happy!


Keep in touch.


Miss Cecily

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Good Morning, Dancers!


It is Wednesday, July 5th, 2017. 


Time to get moving...


I will see you at Nine AM Morning Ballet TODAY!


Miss Cecily

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Good Monday Morning!  


It is July 3rd. There will be a 9 AM Ballet Class followed by Mini Pointe until 11:15?!


All are welcome and all are encouraged to attend. 


FYI ABT will be closed tomorrow, July 4th, so No Adult Tap this week!


Have a safe & happy holiday!

Miss Cecily

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Miss Jan will teach Beginning Intermediate Teen Adult Ballet today from 1:15 to 2:30:)


Drop in if today is one of those rare and special days when Ballet can be on your agenda!


Dance and Be Happy TODAY - Sunday- at Arizona Ballet Theatre!

Sunday, June 25th, 2017


Miss Jan's Sunday Basic Beginning Ballet class at Noon is cancelled because of low attendance.

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Hello Dancers!


Ballet Class tonight—Thursday, June 15th—will begin at 6:30 pm and end at 8 pm. 


Lobby Door will be open at 6 pm. 


See you later!


Come Dance & Be Happy This Evening at Arizona Ballet Theatre!

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Hello Dancers,


For the rest of June, Karina will be teaching an Adult/Mixed Tap Class, Tuesdays at 6pm!


Everyone should turn out and have a great time!


Miss Cecily

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Hello Performers & Parents,


Thank you for returning costumes this afternoon during my open hours from 3-5 pm. I have decided to keep the same hours tomorrow, Tuesday,  from 3-5 pm. 


For those for whom Morning hours would work better, you can return your costumes on Wednesday Morning, this week, as well as Friday Morning when I will be teaching Intermediate Ballet. 


So far, I do not have performance DVDs yet; My understanding is that once we get them that they will not only play in your DVD player but that somehow they can also be viewed in HD. Apparently this improvement makes our process a little longer. 


Thank you for your attention to this new post/soon to be email. 


Again, great job on the Performances!  All the feedback I am receiving is absolutely glowing!


Miss Cecily, resting a bit!

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Great Job, ABT performers!


Now we do it again today, Sunday, June 4th, 2017 -  at our 3 PM Matinee!


Warm up with Norman will begin at 1:30 PM this afternoon. 


Monday Morning Ballet,  which usually happens at 9 AM, is cancelled tomorrow, June 6th. 


Miss Cecily is going to sleep in!


Costume Bags may be returned Monday afternoon from 3-5 PM and Tuesday Morning, June 7th, from 9 AM TO NOON. 


Miss Cecily will teach Ballet on Wednesday, June 8th, & Friday, June 10th, at 9 AM. Also, Thursday Evening Ballet from 6:30 to 8 PM will happen in June 9th. 


Miss Grace will teach Pre-Ballet from 4:30 to 5:15 on Wednesday afternoon, June 8th!


Check the website & Facebook for more Summer Plans at Arizona Ballet Theatre:)


Thank you all!  Good job!



Miss Cecily

Friday, June 2nd, 2017



Costume Bag ALERT!


Someone accidentally took Avery's costume bag home with them. Please, everyone, CHECK YOUR BAGS! If you have Avery's bag, there are several leotards in there that need to be washed before tomorrow's show. PLEASE wash them, and MAKE SURE you bring them to the theatre tomorrow. And EMAIL ME ASAP to let us know the bag has been found. Otherwise I will be spending a lot of time tomorrow unnecessarily trying to reconstruct those costumes.

Thank you so much, and email me RIGHT AWAY.


Good job tonight,
Miss Cecily

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Technical rehearsal tonight for all Arizona Ballet Theatre  performers at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. 


Be ready to dance at 5pm sharp- in costumes,  and camera ready for anything. Please remember that we must take all our photos BEFORE the actual performances, in our evening rehearsals. Therefore, you must be prepared to look your best!


Parents or fans who would like to Pre-order bouquets from Arizona Flowers, please let me know. They are ten dollars each, payable to Arizona Flowers. Specify which performance, either Saturday, Sunday, or Both!


Of course, all performers will be receiving a rose at the end of each performance. 


Also, purchase tickets for BOTH performances at


And, yes, tickets will be available at the door!


I look forward to a great rehearsal tonight!


Miss Cecily, very pleased with our process and progress!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017



• Buy your tickets at Tututix for the show!


• Rehearsal this afternoon at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. See the Rehearsal Week Schedule. Arrive no later than 5pm
All dancers in Mr. Walker’s & Miss Cecily’s pieces EXCEPT Pre-Ballet

Rehearsal Week Schedule 2017
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Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Attention Dancers:


9 AM Ballet Class Monday, Wednesday & Friday - this week at ABT. 


Norman Walker will teach Monday afternoon, at 4:30 pm at ABT.


On Tuesday all our afternoon activities move to the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. 


Enjoy your rest time and pamper yourselves. It is going to be a fun and busy week in the Theatre. 




So excited!


Miss Cecily

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Saturday, May 27th, 2017



Rehearsal for Miss Cecily's Integrated Ballet Piece is from from 10:30 to 11:30 AM today, Saturday, May 27th, as we have been doing the last several weeks at The Studio. While attendance is NOT mandatory, ANY performers in my piece are encouraged to attend.


Miss Cecily

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Attention Arizona Ballet Theatre, Students, Performers & Supporters:


We are just days aways from our Two Performances. Let me explain what will be happening at the Studio for the time being, and when we switch venues to The Stevie Eller Theatre.


First, Friday Classes, May 26th, Saturday Classes, & Sunday Beginning Ballet with Jan will ALL happen as usual this week and through the Memorial Day Weekend.


That means that there will be a Pre-Ballet Class at 9:45 -10:30 AM, Saturday, May 27th (please let us know if you are bringing your Pre Ballet Dancer to class this Saturday), followed by Rehearsal for Miss Cecily's Integrated Ballet Piece from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, as we have been doing the last several weeks at The Studio. While attendance is NOT mandatory, ANY performers in my piece are encouraged to attend.


Norman is holding all his classes and rehearsals on Saturday, May 27th, at The Studio as well. He also will be teaching his regular 4:30 PM Ballet Class, etc., on Monday, May 29th. All Norman's Cast members are fully aware, but some parents may not be.


On Tuesday afternoon, May 30th, 2017, we move all our afternoon Dance Activities to The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. Beginning Tuesday, Dancers should arrive, ready to go, in proper dance wear, by 5PM every evening. BRING YOUR COSTUME BAGS with you at all times. We are still adding items, AND, wearing your costumes helps in oh so many ways...


FYI (A Theatre Week Schedule was already handed out; I will re-post later today. Pre Ballet Student performers are always welcome to attend, but their presence is not mandatory until Tech and/or Dress Rehearsal) We fully understand that our Littlest Dancers have many moods...That is why we adore them.


Information about what to expect for Summer Classes, after the performances, beginning June 5th, 2017, will be coming soon. The Summer Schedule will look much the same as the Spring Schedule. 


Miss Cecily

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Friday Pointe Hour is cancelled TODAY ONLY. May, 19th, 2017. 


Several of the usual suspects have a conflict today. I think everyone else needs to rest. 


I will have rehearsal for my integrated Ballet Piece - "Spirit Dance Unfolding" - on Saturday, May 20th from 10:30 to 11:30 am, as I have for the last several weeks. 


This Saturday Morning rehearsal is for those who want extra rehearsal. It is not required, but any performers who would like may attend. 


Thank you!


Miss Cecily

Good Morning, 


We are just two jam packed weeks away from "Discovery- 2017!" It is all I can think about! 


I need to share my concerns with you. While our pieces are shaping up beautifully, despite all the absences, Ticket Sales are literally abysmal. Honestly, sad, sad, sad. 


FYI - There is not a lot of "begging" in ballet, but when it is done the pleading is executed very elegantly. I am going to try to achieve that with these words. Elegant begging. 


Giselle begs Myrtha and her merciless Wilies, who are icily gorgeous, to spare Albrecht, to no avail. They dance on through the seemingly endless night. 


But, eventually, the SUN does comes up, and Albrecht is saved!  Ta da!


On this beautiful Friday morning, with all my heart and soul, I am pleading with all Tucson balletomanes & dance aficionados, and all performers and fans:


Please go to and purchase tickets for BOTH ABT dates. Saturday, June 3rd & Sunday, June 4th.  The performances are going to be magical. I promise you. 


Norman has Three New Pieces. Three!!! 


My integrated piece feels like the best choreography I have ever done.


Grace, Calista, and Andrew are working it, and the dancers are looking fabulous!  


Please show your support for Arizona Ballet Theatre TODAY because we need you NOW.


Speaking for myself, on behalf of ABT. 


Sincerely yours,

Miss Cecily, in long white tutu...

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Hello ABT Students and Families,

Please go to at the following link and buy your tickets for the show immediately. Ticket sales are very slow, and we need them to speed up right away. Please especially buy tickets to the Saturday Night show. 

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Hello ABT Performers,


Here is the schedule for rehearsal week and the performances, May 30th to June 4th. Everyone needs to keep a copy of this schedule.

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Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Hello ABT Performers and Supporters,


Next Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, I will be holding a rehearsal for my ballet, “Dance Unfolding” to a Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, at The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre in Studio 301. Pre Ballet Dancers who study with Miss Grace are not required to attend, but you may come if you like.


Everyone else who is performing should attend. This special rehearsal will give us all an excellent idea of where we are at, and where we need to get to, by June 3rd & 4th!


To purchase your Tickets for our June 3rd & June 4th Performances, please go immediately to They are available NOW. Everyone must purchase their tickets as soon as possible. In order for the show to go on, we need an enthusiastic audience. My wish and dream is that both shows will be Sold Out!


Currently, everyone involved is cleaning up and completing choreography AND working on Costumes. We have just a month to go before we move all our activities to the Theatre. While I understand that everyone in in their usual Spring Tizzy, please take a few minutes to plan ahead and BUY THOSE Tickets!


Rehearsal Week at the Theatre will begin on Tuesday, May 29th and continue through the Performance Weekend. We have reserved the Theatre for 5pm each evening; our time will include a warm-up from 5-6 followed by rehearsals. Hopefully, that will allow those who work to participate as fully as possible. 


FYI -Tuesday, May 30th - is for Norman’s Dancers & Pieces, more advanced dancers in my pieces as well as Jazz, Tap & Modern. More details will follow after next Saturday’s Special Rehearsal.


Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at Stevie Eller will be for everyone EXCEPT Pre-Ballet Dancers.


Thursday, June 1st, 2017, Tech Rehearsal will be for ALL Performers.


Friday, June 2nd is Dress Rehearsal which is exactly like a performance, but without an official audience. However, the curtain will go up at 6pm, just as it will for the actual performance on June 3rd!


Thank you, and expect to receive this info repeatedly and redundantly. We are getting closer to our dates so everything must intensify, especially Ticket Sales.

Monday, April 24th, 2017



Mark your calendars. All dancers performing in Miss Cecily's Ballet piece, from My Tuesday 4:30 Class all the way through my Adult performers, should plan to attend a Special Rehearsal at The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre in Studio 301, which is the huge, beautiful studio on the third floor of the building. 


Date: Saturday, May 6th. 


Time: 1:30 to 3:30pm. 


Note: Pre-Ballet Dancers are welcome, too, but attendance is not mandatory. If you would like your pre-Ballet dancer to attend, you should come at 2:30 pm. 


This is a chance to put all the many groups and bits of choreography together in one big room with mirrors!

Saturday, April 8th, 2017



Hello everyone,


We would like to announce that tickets to ABT Presents Discovery 2017 are now available.


You can purchase your tickets at the Tututix Online Ticketing Portal.

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Hello ABT Dancers,


This is the permission slip for the ABT Presents Discovery 2017 spring show. Everyone who wishes to dance in the show should print it out, sign it (or have their parents sign it) and bring it in.

ABT Presents Discovery 2017 Permission Slip
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Friday, February 24th, 2017

Hello ABT Dancers,


Saturday Classes will happen, as usual despite Rodeo Break. 


Pre-Ballet/ Pre-Tap will happen with Miss Grace:)


Miss Cecily will be teaching 9 AM Ballet Class and conducting rehearsal. Miss Mia will teach Modern!


If you are in Tucson, please attend all your dance classes!


Come Dance & Be Happy at ABT!


Miss Post

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Hello Everyone!  The Schedule and Tuition Table have been posted and Spring Semester 2017 Classes will officially begin on Monday, January 9th, 2017.


However, as a Special Added Effort to raise funds toward erasing our Fall Semester shortfall, I will be teaching Three Morning Ballet Classes at a Special rate - $25 per Class to attend. These Classes will happen on Monday, January 2nd; Wednesday, January 4th; & Friday, January 6th.  These classes are extra classes for a special purpose and can not be included in Spring Tuition.


Classes will begin at 9AM Sharp and run until 10:30 AM.   Please let me know if you plan on attending. This is another important effort to get ABT's bottom line  back on track.


Thank you for your help!  I appreciate it so very much.


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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Slideshows - June 5th Dress Rehearsal of "Poetry In Motion 2015"
Onstage At The Stevie Eller Dance Theatre.
On The University of Arizona's Arboretum Campus
In Tucson, Arizona

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2512 E. 6th Street

Tucson, Arizona 85716


Opposite Rincon Market

A few doors east of the SE corner of 6th St. and Tucson Blvd.


Between Tucson Blvd. & N. Forgeus Street


Phone: 1-520--322-8019



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