Creativity and Community Through Dance

What's New


Join us this Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 4:00-5:30 PM at the Wolcott Town Hall for a Contemporary Dance Master Class with Hanna Satterlee and, at 7:00 PM, for the Vermont Dance Alliance Works in Progress Showcase!  

Join Hanna Satterlee in this intermediate/advanced workshop to study and practice details, intricacies and momentum in her style of Contemporary technique. Improvisation and technique will stay in continuous conversation in this movement laboratory, dancing from small to big, feeling from internal to external. We will condition our strength, stability and clarity, while simultaneously exercising our personal aesthetic and defining our own unique artistry. With guided exercises for soloists, partnerships and groups, we will dance for the absolute joy of dance.
Afterwards, come see the works in progress showing to assist choreographers along the path of creating a new work towards the Winter Dance Gala (Feb 16, 17). 
This year's Gala Choreographers are: Jessie Owens, Isadora Snapp, Hanna Satterlee, Danielle Erb, Cyndal Ellis and Elizabeth Kurylo.
This showing will encourage audience members to dive into the creative process, as well as the choreographers to connect while deep within their own creation. Come join us at Ballet Wolcott for an upbeat, informal gathering with a live panel of experienced choreographers who will guide the feedback session.
These showings are also our chance to fundraise for the Gala! $15-30 at the door. 


Congratulations to all the students who auditioned for The Nutcracker!  Click Here for audtion results! 

Download our most recent brochure by clicking here.


Board Meetings:

Our next board meeting is to be announced at 6:00 PM at the Wolcott Town Offices.  Click here for the agenda.  We are seeking new board members as well as folks to join a fundraising committee!  Attend our meetings to learn more!

Harvest Dinner:

Ballet Wolcott is partnering with Wolcott United Methodist Church to hold a Harvest Dinner on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM at the Wolcott Town Hall.  A delicious potluck, along with drinks and dessert, will be served.  After the dinner, students of our Youth Co. will perform. Join us for a wonderful evening of community and dance!  $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids at the door.  All proceeds will support scholarships for Ballet Wolcott and Historic Renovation Project at WUMC!


Fall Performances:

See fun and fantastic dances by our Youth Company at these events!
Rocktoberfest in Morrisville:  Saturday, September 29, 2018 
Harvest Dinner:  Saturday, November 3, 2018 5:00 PM
Vermont State Dance Festival at Lyndon Institute:  Saturday, November 17, 2018
Festival of Lights:  Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Nutcracker:

This Fall, we will be presenting The Nutcracker at Highland Center for the Arts on Friday, December 7, 2018 7:00 PM and Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:00 PM.  We invite all of our students to perform in the show; however, we realize that some students may choose not to perform.  As a result, we ask that families fill out a performance or audition form.
Ballet Levels 2, 3, 4, and 5 will need to fill out an audition form and bring it with you when you attend the audition on Saturday, September 8, 2018 (Ballet 2 & 3, 12:30-1:30 PM and Ballet 4 & 5, 2:00-4:00 PM).  If you are unable to attend the audition but want to perform, please, contact Brandy at 802-249-9278 to schedulea private audition.  
Stories in Motion, Pre-Ballet, Ballet 1, Kids' Tap & Jazz, and Community Members do not need to audition, but must fill out a performance form.
The rehearsal schedule will be posted by September 8, 2018.  
This year, we are looking for parents, siblings, and community members who are interested in performing with us.  We need party parents, rats, soldiers, a Nutcracker Prince, and a Rat King!  Interested?  Learn more by clicking here.


Spring Performance:

This year's spring performance will be Firebird, choreographed by Robert Royce and will be performed on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Dibden Center for the Performing Arts. 
The original ballet centered on the journey of its hero, Prince Ivan. While hunting in the forest, he strays into the magical realm of Koschei the Immortal, whose immortality is preserved by keeping his soul in a magic egg hidden in a casket. Ivan chases and captures the Firebird and is about to kill her; she begs for her life and he spares her. As a token of thanks she offers him an enchanted feather that he can use to summon her should he be in dire need.
Prince Ivan then meets thirteen princesses who are under the spell of Koschei and falls in love with one of them. The next day, Ivan confronts the magician and eventually they begin quarrelling. When Koschei sends his minions after Ivan, he summons the Firebird. She intervenes, bewitching the monsters and making them dance an elaborate, energetic dance (the "Infernal Dance"). The creatures and Koschei then fall into a deep sleep. While they sleep, the Firebird directs Ivan to a tree stump where the casket with the egg containing Koschei's soul is hidden. Ivan destroys the egg and with the spell broken, the magical creatures that Koschei held captive are freed and the palace disappears. All of the "real" beings, including the princesses, awaken and with one final hint of the Firebird's music, celebrate their victory.

Ballet Wolcott in the News:  

Read in Seven Days about our performance during Traces, hosted by the Vermont Dance Alliance.  Click here and here to read about Avi Waring and her involvment in Farm to Ballet!  Go, Avi!!  In August 2017, local papers visited, took photos, and wrote about our August Ballet Intensives!  Click here to read the article which appeared in the Stowe Reporter.  In October 2016, the Ballet Wolcott Youth Company performed at Vermont Vaudeville.  Folks from Seven Days interviewed performers from the show.  See clips including our dancers in Stuck in Vermont.  Many thanks to all the artists at Vermont Vaudeville!  We all thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this performance!

Summer dance is a great way to maintain your technique, try a new class, or or just have fun.  Our instructors are professional, talented, knowledgeable, supportive, and encouraging. We welcome you to our home at the historic Wolcott Town Hall.

Go to our classes page to see our new offerings! Click here for our new brochure!  Minutes from June 2017 July 2017,  August 2017 draft minutes for October 2017 May 2018   June 2018 July 2018 September 2018 board meetings.

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