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!
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!
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!
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!
Keep in touch.
Good Morning, Dancers!
It is Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.
Time to get moving...
I will see you at Nine AM Morning Ballet TODAY!
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 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!
Miss Jan's Sunday Basic Beginning Ballet class at Noon is cancelled because of low attendance.
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!
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!
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!
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!
UPDATE: BAG LOCATED!
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,
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 Tututix.com.
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!
• 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 tututix.com 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.
Miss Cecily, in long white tutu...
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.
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 Tututix.com. 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.
ATTENTION PERFORMANCE DANCERS!
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!
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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