Creativity and Community Through Dance

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 Announcements!!

Classes and Firebird rehearsals are in full swing.  There are changes to the rehearsal schedule!  Click here for Ballet 3,4,5 Schedule  Click here for Stories in Motion, Pre-Ballet, Ballet 1,2 Schedule or pick up a rehearsal schedule at the studio! Performance forms are overdue!  Download your form and bring it to your teacher.  See below for additional forms:
Performance Form
DVD Order Form

Ballet Wolcott Apparel is on sale! All Nutcracker 2018 shirts are $15.00!  PLook for more deals at the studio!  


Download our most recent brochure by clicking here.

 

Board Meetings:

Our next public board meeting happens on Monday, june 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM a the Wolcott Town Offices. We are seeking new board members as well as folks to join a fundraising committee!  Attend our meetings to learn more!

 

Spring Performance & Silent Auction:

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 at Northern Vermont University (formerly Johnson State College).  Beginning in April, online tickets will go on sale at www.TutuTix.com.  As usual, there will be a discount for online tickets:  Adults $15.00, Seniors & Children $10.00.  Online tickets can be purchased up to midnight on Thursday, May 23, 2019.  Tickets purchased at the door on the day of the show will be Adults $20.00, Seniors & Children $15.00.

Our Silent Auction is going to be great!  Many wonderful items will be available for bidding, and there will be a different selection each day. From gift certificates for local salons and restaurants to sporting gear, books, and other items donated by local businesses, we will have a wide variety of items to bid on. Stop by the table before the show and during intermission to place your bids!  Bid from 6:00-8:30 PM on Friday, May 24 and from 1:00-3:30 PM on Saturday, May 25. Pick up your winnings at the end of the show!   

   

The Firebird

We begin in the magical realm of Koschei the Deathless, whose immortality is preserved by collecting souls in a magic wand. If the magic wand is cast to the ground, the souls will return to their owners and Koschei's spells will be broken.  Koschei has been using this magic wand to hypnotize the villagers, steal their souls, and turn them into monsters. 
Koschei summons the Firebird, whom she plans to use to lure three Princesses into her trap. However, the Firebird does not wish to be a part of the scheme. The Firebird hatches a plan to break the spell and rescue the Princesses.  
The three lovely Princesses chase butterflies in their garden. As they are pursuing the butterflies, Koschei sends the biggest monsters to capture the Princesses. Upon capturing them, Koschei wraps them into a spell.

The Firebird then appears and cleverly convinces the monsters to join her in defeating Koschei. Koschei appears, seeing that the Firebird intends to spoil her evil plans. She then tries to kill the Firebird. 

The Firebird prevails and casts the magic wand from Koschei's grip.  The monsters drag the dying Koschei back into the depths of the Earth. The Firebird breaks the spell and frees the Princesses as well as the monsters. The broken spell releases all who were once held captive. All rejoice and celebrate their victory.

Summer Programs:

All this sunshine has us dreaming of summertime!  As the first robins greet us and the snow slowly melts into the hills, we are already planning a summer full of dance!

July through August, we are offering four great camps in the beautiful studio at Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, VT.  July 8-12, 2019, children, ages 3-6, will create their very own fairytales and perform them in Magical Fairytale Summer Camp.  Ages 7-10, can explore new cultures through dance and music in Dancing Around the World, July 15-19, 2019.  Ages 9-11 can try a variety of styles in Dance Explosion, July 22-26, 2019.  Finally, August 5-9, teens, ages 12 and up, can immerse themselves in ballet, contemporary and jazz with prestigious teachers at our August Dance Intensive.  Our excellent instructors will keep you moving and expand your knowledge of dance!  Click here to find out more about our summer programs!

The deadline for registration is Friday, May 31, 2019!  Register now to reserve your spot!  
The deadline for scholarship applications is Tuesday, April 30, 2019!
Click here for both forms!

 

Ballet Wolcott in the News:  


News & Citizen posted this about our 2018 Nutcracker!  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 August 2018 September 2018 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018  January 2019  February 2019 March 2019 April 2019  board meetings.


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