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June 2017

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT AT BOCA BALLET THEATRE’S SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP 2017

Boca Raton – Boca Ballet Theatre is working on final preparations for the  five week Summer Intensive Workshop; a unique opportunity for the serious dancer who will work daily under the guidance of these amazing Artistic Directors: Gil Boggs of Colorado Ballet; Douglas Martin of American Repertory Ballet; Victoria Morgan of Cincinnati Ballet and Adam Sklute of Ballet West. Through this workshop, Artistic Directors are able to discover – and better evaluate fresh talent. They have a chance to watch the dancers, both in class and rehearsals, which serves as a more valuable resource than a sole audition for a company.

The students will learn what it takes to be a member of a Corps de Ballet, they will learn what it takes to move up to soloist and principal dancer status and will be dancing with some of the finest professional dancers in the world.  They will have the opportunity to be with these amazing Artistic Directors every day, taking classes in every genre of dance, hearing lectures by the very people they have admired and want to emulate and this culminates with a full-stage production where the summer intensive students will perform alongside professional dancers.

“When I attended the summer intensive for the first time it was an eye opener”, says Elizabeth Dennen. “I feel it was most important to have connections with Artistic Directors and to be able to learn from that interaction. The amount of work was scary at first but it set me up for the program I ended up in at Kansas City Ballet”.

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SO DANCA PRESENTS THE 6TH ANNUAL COLLEGE DANCE FAIR AT BOCA BALLET THEATRE’S COUNTESS de HOERNLE CENTER FOR DANCE

Boca Raton, FL – Created for high school dance students and their parents to network and navigate the college dance world over the course of one weekend, September 1, 2 & 3, 2017. The College Dance Fair features master classes and informational sessions with renowned faculty from the country’s top dance programs. These session topics will include:  admission requirements; the type of dance programs available and the structure of each schools’ programs. Boca Ballet Theatre and Só Danca are pleased to offer a solution that is cost and time-efficient, and that opens the door to a vast array of resources and experience.

The Colleges for 2017: Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts, The University of Arizona, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, University of California Irvine – Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, University of Oklahoma School of Dance, Florida State University School of Dance, Point Park University and State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase .

The College Dance Fair is extremely helpful in exposing students to schools that may not have been previously considered.  Taking master classes with the faculty from the universities helps them get a glimpse of the different styles of teaching to see what is compatible.  Students received information about their programs, the degrees that are offered, the summer intensives, and the success rates of their graduates.  The College Dance Fair is a wonderful tool in so many ways – and it’s right in our own back yard, in Boca Raton! Together So Danca and Boca Ballet Theatre have been committed to present the College Dance Fair for the past six years.

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BOCA BALLET THEATRE CELEBRATES “LA SYLPHIDE” SUCCESS AT RAPPY’S

Boca Raton FL (April – 2017) – After the Saturday night performance of the stunningly beautiful La Sylphide, dancers, patrons and friends of Boca Ballet Theatre gathered at Rappy’s in Boca Raton where General Manager David Soto greeted guests with warm hospitality, delicious food and great drink selections.

Prior to the après, Boca Ballet Theatre’s production of La Sylphide was applauded by the patrons who gave a standing ovation to New York City Ballet Principal dancers Megan Fairchild, as the Sylphide and Gonzalo Garcia as James; also frequent guest artist Shannon Smith from Fort Wayne Ballet as Gurn and our very own Cindy Surman as Anna and Jane Tyree as Madge making a rare appearance to the delight of the entire audience.

“We are so grateful to have these amazing principal dancers join the cast of La Sylphide”, said co-artistic director Dan Guin, “Both Megan and Gonzalo were so warm and giving to the entire cast during rehearsals and the performances, we could not be happier”.

A beautiful addition to the show was The Enchanted Garden featuring Boca Ballet Theatre Soloist Sasha Lazarus who is graduating this year and will be moving on. The show also showcased the amazing talent of the dancers of Boca Ballet Theatre.

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David Soto w/Dan Guin

Roni Robert, Lisa Payten, Giselle Krebs, Cheryl Trenary, Carrie Gibbons

Debbie Newman, Kriss Sims, Cynthia Hatfield, Blake Smith

Dr. Bill, Maria Mc Fee, Shannon and Viky Smith

PURCHASE ON AMAZON SMILE TO HELP BOCA BALLET THEATRE

Boca Raton – Did you know that every time you purchase on Amazon you could be supporting Boca Ballet Theatre at no cost to yourself?  Well you can and here is how it works:

  1. Type amazon.com  in your internet browser
  2. Click on Amazon Smile
  3. A screen will pop up for you to log in with your email address and password (or create a new account)
  4. After log-in you may select Boca Ballet Theatre as your charity
  5. Now Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Boca Ballet Theatre.
  6. This will cost you nothing and you will be helping Boca Ballet Theatre….We Thank You Very Much!!

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