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Congratulations to all the students who auditioned for The Nutcracker!  Click Here for audtion results and assigned roles!  Download a pdf of the rehearsal schedule here.

Thanksgiving Week Schedule:

Monday, Nov. 19-Board Meeting 6:00 PM at Wolcott Town Offices  No classes or rehearsals.

Tuesday, Nov. 20-Avi's classes WILL BE HELD (Ballet 3, Pre-pointe, Ballet 4/5, Pointe)

Wednesday, Nov. 21-Brandy's classes WILL BE HELD (Ballet 3 Supplemental, Pre-pointe)

Thursday, Nov. 22-Thanksgiving, Studio Closed!  No classes or rehearsals!

Friday, Nov. 23-Nutcracker Act 1 & 2  
4:00-7:30 PM  (Snowflakes, Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers, Chinese, Mirlitons, Spanish, Arabian, Russian, Dew Drop)

Saturday, Nov. 24-Nutcracker Act 1 
*No morning classes will be held (Stories in Motion, Pre-Ballet, Ballet 1).
1:00-2:00 PM-Battle Scene (Clara,Rat King, Nutcracker Prince, Rats, Soldiers, Baby Mice, Lead Mice) 
2:00-3:00 PM-Party Scene (Clara, Fritz, Friends of Clara & Fritz, Party Kids, Drosselmeyer & Party Parents, Party Dolls, Maids)

T'ai Chi Chu'an with Alan Erdossy begins on November 8, 2018!  Join us as a beginner or intermediate/advanced student on Thursday mornings at the Wolcott Town Hall:  Intermediate/Advanced 10:30-11:30 AM.  There is a special discount for Seniors (age 65+).  It requires no special clothes or equipment, keeps you on your feet, takes only a few minutes each day, and can be learned at any age.  Instructor Alan Erdossy has 40 year’s experience teaching at businesses, and art, ballet, and exercise studios throughout the Northeast.  Click here for more information!

Download our most recent brochure by clicking here.

 

Board Meetings:

Our next board meeting happens on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM at 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!

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 ages 6-12, kids 5 and under eat for free! 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!
Harvest Dinner:  Saturday, November 3, 2018 5:00 PM
Vermont State Dance Festival at Lyndon Institute:  Saturday, November 17, 2018  *No Nutcracker Rehearsal, this day!
Festival of Lights:  Saturday, December 1, 2018
The Nutcracker: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 PM
 

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.  
After receiving a magical nutcracker from her uncle, Clara journeys through a battle and a snow storm to the Magical Castle where the Sugar Plum Fairy enchants her with beautiful dances from around the world.
Directed by Artistic Director, Brandy Ofciarcik Perez, Ballet Wolcott's Youth Company, students, and community members dance among imaginative sets and wear stunning costumes created by local designers.
Set to Tchaikovsky's classic score, Ballet Wolcott's Nutcracker brings fun and fantasy to the entire family! Join us for this beloved holiday ballet by purchasing tickets through Highland Center for the Arts!  Volunteers who sign up by October 31 will receive a complimentary ticket to the performance.  Tickets: Before the show-Adults $20.00, Children $15.00, Seniors get 20% off adult price.  Day of show--Adults $30.00, Children $20.00, Seniors get 20% off adult price.  There is a discount for EBT card holders.  Please, contact Highland Center for the Arts on more information about tickets and discounts.

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 August 2018 September 2018 October 2018 board meetings.


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