Adagio Ballet’s Spring Concert a Success! May 19, 2015

On Sunday, our older group of dancers showcased all their hard work throughout the Spring Session in our wonderful Spring Concert. Our show consisted of two sections, At the Pillow, featuring our Jazz, Modern and Tap classes, followed by Adagio’s version of Coppelia.

At the pillow followed the story of a dancer as she was inspired to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer after attending a performance at the dance festival “Jacob’s Pillow”

Our Jazz intensive class performing in At the Pillow

Our Jazz intensive class performing in At the Pillow

Our Jazz, Tap and Modern students delighted the audience with their performances, showing off their skills and showmanship through their dances. The ADC Modern/Jazz company also impressed the audience with their energetic and upbeat performance.

"Bold and Young" performed by the ADC Modern/Jazz Division

“Bold and Young” performed by the ADC Modern/Jazz Division

As the last dance finished and the curtain closed, our Ballet students waited  eagerly for their chance to perform. Backstage was a flurry of set and costume changes as the students prepared to take the audience through the enchanting story of Coppelia.

As they wait for Coppelia to begin, Caroline Kassir and Kate Erath interact with our younger students backstage.

As they wait for Coppelia to begin, Caroline Kassir and Kate Erath interact with our younger students backstage.

As the first act begins, we meet Dr. Coppelius, Coppelia, Franz and Swanhilda, played by our students Katherine Newcomb, Erin Barth, Kate Erath and Caroline Kassir. The stage is set as the comic story of a dancing doll begins.

Katherine Newcomb, Erin Barth and Caroline Kassir preparing to play the leading roles in Coppelia.

Katherine Newcomb, Erin Barth and Caroline Kassir preparing to play the leading roles in Coppelia.

As our dancers took us through this love story, our intensive students delighted us through their portrayals of different dolls in the second act, and the happy celebration at the festival in the third and final act.

The ADC in the grand finale, The Waltz of the Hours.

The ADC in the finale of Coppelia, The Waltz of the Hours.

As Franz and Swanhilda end up happily ever after, the ADC Ballet Division gave us an enchanting finale, as they whirled across the stage in the Waltz of the Hours.

We are proud of all the hard work and dedication our students have put in to creating such a successful and wonderful show! As, this show ends, Adagio prepares for it’s next performance, in June, featuring our younger students in ‘The Broken Doll.”
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We hope you will join us for our next performance, The Broken Doll, on June 7th!

Memorial Day Weekend 2015 May 18, 2015

We will be CLOSED Monday May 25th for Memorial Day.

We are OPEN for classes next weekend (Saturday and Sunday May 23rd and 24th)

Spring Concert 2015 LIVE STREAM HERE! May 17, 2015

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Adjusted Hours for Spring Concert (May 16th and 17th 2015) May 16, 2015

Due to Spring Recital rehearsals and performances, Adagio Ballet and Dance School will be Open Saturday May 16th from 8:30am to 12:30pm and Sunday May 17th from 8:30am to 12:00pm for classes not participating in this weekends recital.

All classes participating in the recital on this weekend will not have regular classes.

 

 

Adjusted Hours during Spring Break March 29, 2015

Adagio Ballet and Dance School will be open 9:00-4:00 Monday through Friday this week and closed Saturday and Sunday.  Spring Camps will run Monday-Wednesday.  No other classes will run this week.  The Spring Session will being Monday, April 6.

Five Ways Dancers are Guaranteed to Succeed in Life! March 12, 2015

Ever wonder what all those plies are preparing you for? Even if it’s just for fun, dance class can help get you ready for some pretty big opportunities later on in life.

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Check out this article on Releve Your Life for more details!

Adagio Dance Company Evening Showcase March 9, 2015

Congratulations to the ADC on a wonderful evening showcase!

The ballet division of the ADC blocking "The Blue Danube" during a tech rehearsal.

The ballet division of the ADC blocking “The Blue Danube” during a tech rehearsal.

Our ballet, junior, and jazz/contemporary divisions all participated and did an outstanding job.

The ballet division performing "Radetsky March."

The ballet division performing “Radetsky March.”

The ballet division kicked off the night with a solo performed by Erin Barth, a variation from Giselle that she competed at YAGP. Then came the “Radetsky March,” a highly amusing performance and pantomime by the younger members. The older girls did a beautiful job with “Voices of Spring,” surprising the audience with their flowery formations.

Performing "Voices of Spring."

Performing “Voices of Spring.”

Katherine Newcomb also performed a solo from YAGP, a variation from Diana and Actaeon, and the division finished off with an encore performance of “The Blue Danube,” a piece that was modified and re-staged from last spring. The dancing was gorgeous and the costumes made a lovely impression.

"The Blue Danube"

“The Blue Danube”

The junior division performed “Jewel Heart,” a short story ballet about two dolls. Ellie and Mia were adorable as Gemino and Pavelle, and Ashley made a phenomenal Shadow Spirit.  The wind, birds, and chipmunks were equally delightful. The whole section was charming and highly amusing, and it was a huge hit with the audience.

The jazz/contemporary division with Mr. Arturo before the show.

The jazz/contemporary division with Mr. Arturo before the show.

The jazz company performed a series of dances called “Words of Love.” The piece follows a young girl through the stages of her childhood. It began with Rachel Rushing saying her nightly prayers before moving into a beautiful lyrical section. After the lyrical, we transitioned to another age and followed Addy Colwell through a complex contemporary piece. Through this we see Serena Marks and then Page Halstead as the next stages and follow the group into a fast-paced jazz/hip-hop piece featuring Janae Holster. The soloists took over soon after with another contemporary section showing Helen Weierbach in the final stage of her childhood. The division wrapped up their group piece with an upbeat jazz number, “Great Times.”

"Words of Love"

“Words of Love”

The ADC soloists wrapped up the night with their performance of “The Curse,” which moved into Valerie Biggs’ solo “Rhythmic Moods,” and Savanna Hunter’s solo “Look Alike,” both competed at YAGP.

 

The ADC soloist performing "The Curse."

The ADC soloist performing “The Curse.”

We are very proud of our company, and we look forward to seeing what they have in store for this spring, when we’ll put on The Broken Doll, Coppelia, and At the Pillow! Be sure to check back for more information on ADC performances.