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“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

As we wander in the midst of autumn, we are surprised at all that is happening at Ballet Wolcott!

Announcements!

This performance is sold out!  See you at our Choreography Showcase or Spring Performance!

Ballet Wolcott will present The Nutcracker at Highland Center for the Arts at 2:30 PM on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
After receiving a mysterious gift from her uncle, Clara journeys through a snow storm to the Magical Castle where the Sugar Plum Fairy enchants her with beautiful dances from around the world. Ballet Wolcott's Youth Company, students, and community members will dance among imaginative sets
by Rick Loya and wear stunning costumes created by Charlene Sroka. Directed by Brandy Ofciarcik Perez and set to Tchaikovsky's classic score, the Nutcracker brings fun and fantasy to the entire family!  

See a Sneak Peek of exerpts from the Nutcracker at River Arts of Morrisville on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM, during Morrisville's Festival of Lights!  This show is free and open to the public!  Join us for a magical celebration of the holidays!

In order for us to have enough time to pull the show together, we have arranged a Full Cast Rehearsal of the Nutcracker on Saturday, December 2 from 3:00-7:00 PM.  See the rehearsal schedules below for the newest details.  We will share potluck afterwards.  Bring your favorite dish to share. RSVP by Monday, December 3 so that we know you are coming! 

As usual, we will be searching for family and community members to volunteer backstage at the performance. This week, look for sign up sheets at the studio. We will be looking for folks to bring baked goods for the bake sale and manage the table; help with loading ( Evening Dec.6) unloading (Dec. 9, after the show), and transportation of the sets; backstage assistants/managing children backstage; moving sets before, during, and after the performance; help with make up and hair; and running dancers to and from the stage. In order to be prepared, volunteers who help backstage will be asked to attend the Dress rehearsal from 4:00-8:00 PM on Friday, December 8 as well as the performance. Please, sign up at the studio; or, contact Helene Nilsen for more information: HSNilsen@comcast.net


Our students and families put in a lot of hours of rehearsal in preparations for our shows.  If you are performing and need a rehearsal schedule, click on one of these:  Big Rehearsals and Production Week, Adult Rehearsals, Youth Company Rehearsals, Video Order Form, Nutcracker Costume Info.  The videos can still be ordered. Please, contact Brandy or send your order form and payment to class with your child.


Next spring's ballet will be Coppelia, a comic ballet about Dr. Coppelius, who creates  life-sized doll; Franz, a young man who falls in love with her; and Swanilda, the young man's true love who helps him to see the truth and saves him from the doctor.  We welcome Robert Royce and Jesse Tidquist back to Ballet Wolcott to choreograph this fun ballet.

This fall, we offer our community ongoing classes such as ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and tap with our amazing year round staff as well as workshops and master classes such as West African Dance with Jordan Mensah and Belly Dance with Rebecca Ventrice.  Our Youth Company will continue to meet on Fridays and prepare dances to be performed at the Vermont State Dance Festival (students in Ballet 4 and 5 who are in middle or high school), the Festival of Lights, and The Nutcracker.

This year, all students of Ballet Wolcott will have the oppportunity to perform in the Nutcracker which will be performed Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:30 PM at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro, VT.  Students may also be a part of our Choreography Showcase happening in the early spring, and our Spring Performance on June 9 and 10, 2018 at Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College.   
Please, visit our Classes page for the latest updates on these performances, our fall classes, and workshops, intensives, and master classes.

On September 30, the Ballet Wolcott Youth Company performed Canon Rock at Morrisville's Rocktoberfest.  Our middle and high school aged students are preparing this piece as well as Nightmare, a duet choreographed by Ida Eames and Camille Yarrow, to perform at the Vermont State Dance Festival, 7:30 PM on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Lyndon Institute!  Students will spend the day dancing in master classes and performing in the evening.  We look forward to seeing many friends and family at this event!

Ballet Wolcott in the News:  

Click here and here to read about Avi Waring and her involvment in Farm to Ballet!  Go, Avi!!

In August 2016, 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, 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 board meeting.


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