Closed for Break June 29-July 6 June 27, 2014

Adagio Ballet and Dance School will be closed for our summer break next week, June 29 through July 6.  Have a great Fourth of July!

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Congratulations To All of our Performers! June 21, 2014

Congratulations to all of our lovely students that participated in the 10th Anniversary and Beatrix Potter Performances! All of the shows were such a success. We are so proud of all the hard work the dancers did to make such a lovely performance.

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, family and friends that made this such an exciting experience for all of our dancers. And a special thanks to the Teachers and Staff that put so much time and energy for this performance to happen!

Here are some snapshots from both of our shows. Enjoy!

The Ballet Company

The Ballet Company

adagio june 1st 2104 performances-ballet demo

Nice Jump Ladies!

The Modern Demonstration

The Modern Demonstration

Our lovely helpers.

Our lovely helpers.

The lovely Lady Bugs with Ms Sarah

They may look like Bugs but with Ms Sarah they’re Little Ladies

PIRATES! with Mr Arutro

AARRRGGHH  PIRATES! with Mr Arturo

Pretty Ballerinas

Pretty Ballerinas… watch out soon to be Prima Ballerinas

Ruff Ruff!

Ruff Ruff!

Look at those Tails!

Look at those Tails!

EEEKKKK Mice!

EEEKKKK Mice!

During our 10th Anniversary Performance, several students were featured telling their own stories of being at Adagio. Here is one student Leah:

Leah

I started dancing at a small new ballet school. I continued dancing at that ballet school, but it’s not new or small anymore. It was fun in that one room ballet studio, but a four roomed studio plus a black box theater is a more intense learning area. When I look back at Adagio over the years I have noticed how much it has done for me. As I have grown bigger dancing has become a part of me. For one thing it has made me flexible and agile but it has also helped me bond with friends and take pride in something. I have to say there are two things that I most like about Adagio. The first thing is how the teachers help us learn in a strict but helpful way. I know at some ballet schools that’s a different story so it just makes me appreciate Adagio. The other thing that I love about Adagio is the feeling I get when I’m dancing. When I was two I guess I didn’t feel it that much but as I’ve gotten older and moved into intensive I’m able to shut everything else out of my brain and just focus on dancing. Thank you for an amazing experience.

We are very proud of all of our students and their hard work this past year. Here is one speaking about improving on what all the she has learned at Adagio:

photo 5Bravo Dancers! Keep up the good work!

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Stream Channel June 1, 2014

Here is the link to stream the shows today! We’re so excited!
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/adagioballet

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Regular Class Schedule Memorial Day May 20, 2014

We will hold our regular class schedule May 24-26 over the Memorial Day weekend.

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SPRING BREAK NEXT WEEK! April 8, 2014

Regular classes will not run next week-Monday, April 14th-Sunday, April 20th-because of Spring Break. However, the front office will remain open from 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Thursday and we will also be having an APPAREL SALE-20% off of everything! Please see our Spring Break Camp schedule on our registrations page if you haven’t done so already, and enjoy your Spring Break!

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National Dance Week 2014 Events! March 27, 2014

We are happy to announce our events for National Dance Week 2014 – Friday, April 25th-Sunday, May 4th. Please see a list of ongoing and individual events below. We are offering events for all ages and abilities! Click “read more” below.

Ongoing National Dance Week Activities:

National Dance Week Poster Contest: Design a poster that follows the theme, “My Favorite Dance Memory.”  These posters will be displayed around our school for everyone to see during National Dance week. Everyone who participates in this event will get a prize and the winning posters will receive a special award!

Eligible Participants: All Students

Dates: Posters are due the first day of National Dance Week – Saturday, April 25th.

National Dance Week Canned Food Drive: Bring in your canned goods to donate to someone in need. Collection bins will be located at the front of our Arlington location.

Sponsored By: Adagio Ballet Dance Company Members

Eligible Participants: Everyone!

Dates: Friday, April 18th - Friday, May 2nd

National Dance Week Individual Events:

Name of Event Date Time and Place Eligible Participants Description
Open Ballet Company Rehearsal Friday,April 25th 5:30 to 6:15pmBlack BoxARL location Early Years Students-Little Fairies, Dancing princesses, and Tiny Ballerinas Bring your young dancer to watch the “big girls” dance and rehearse! Company members will share some of their dances and then invite Early Years students to do a group activity/dance together. Please RSVP here.
Movie and Pizza Night! Friday,April 25th 7:30 pm to 9:30pmBlack BoxARL location All Intensive Students and Dance Company Members  (from all 4 dance companies) Come and enjoy a dance or musical theater film with many of your friends! Please RSVP here by Wednesday,  April 23rd.
Fancy Nancy Camp Activity Event  Saturday,April 26th 9:00am to 11:00amLavender StudioARL location All Early Years Students (Little Elves, Little Fairies, Dancing Princesses and Tiny Ballerinas) Bring your young student to enjoy a fun craft, story, music, and picture in costume. A promotional discount for our Summer camps will be offered to those students that participate in this activity. Students are not required to RSVP for this event. Just stop by and enjoy!
Adult Latin Aerobics Class Saturday,April 26th 5:30-6:15pmBlack BoxARL location All Adult Students and Parents Join us for this high energy, 45-minute class and enjoy the movement and rhythms of Latin dance as well as get a good workout! Please RSVP for this event here.
Company Danzante performance with trainees Saturday,April 26th 6:30- 7:15pmBlack Box TheaterARL location All Students, Adult Students and Parents See the Company Danzante dancers perform works by Mr. Arturo, Ms. Kyoko, and Ms. Rachael along with some of Adagio Ballet’s very special guest high school student trainees. Please RSVP here.
Hip Hop Master Class Sunday,April 27th 1:00-2:00pmBlack BoxARL location All Students Ages 6 and Up Take a high-energy hip-hop master class taught by Ms. Rachel!  Younger students may feel challenged, but it’s worth a try. Please RSVP here.
Student Choreography Competition Sunday,April 27th 3:30-4:30pm (ages  7-10)4:45-5:45pm (ages 11+)Black BoxARL location All Students ages 7 and Up Students are invited to show their love of dance by choreographing an original ballet, jazz, tap, modern or lyrical piece to their choice of music and showing the piece in our Arlington location’s Black Box Theater with professional lighting and sound. All participants will receive a prize and winners will receive a special award. Please RSVP at the Arlington location front desk.*Additional Rules and Guidelines for the NDW Choreography Competition:1) Pieces may include up to four dancers.2) Student choreography must be done entirely by students; no help from teachers or parents is permitted.3) Students must provide all costumes and props.4) Students must register at the front desk two weeks prior to participate.

5) Students can collaborate with other students from Adagio or outside friends.

6)  Students must provide music on an iPod device for performance.

7)  The maximum length of the piece should be one minute.

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All Afternoon Classes Running on Time March 25, 2014

All afternoon classes today, Tuesday, March 25th, will run on time despite the snowy conditions. The roads and parking lot continue to be clear. Please continue to check our website in case of any additional weather-related updates. Be safe and we will see you in class!

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