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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