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May 2018

SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR BOCA BALLET THEATRE’S SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2018

Boca Raton – Boca Ballet Theatre presents Summer Workshops for ages 3 through high school.

Children’s Division – Creative Movement and Pre Ballet – These classes are Saturday mornings June 16th – August 4th, 2018. Students will learn movement, musicality and the basics of ballet.

Youth Workshop A – is a 2-week summer workshop June 11th – June 22nd, 2018 for your student currently enrolled in Ballet 1 or 2. Classes are designed for artistic development with enriching ballet related activities throughout the day. This workshop is a wonderful balance between learning and fun; it culminates with a presentation on Friday of each week. Come join the fun!

Youth Workshop B – is a 3-week summer workshop June 11th – June 29th, 2018 for your student currently enrolled in Ballet 3 or 4. Classes are designed for artistic development with enriching ballet related activities throughout the day. This workshop is a wonderful balance between learning and fun; it culminates with a presentation on Friday of each week. Come join the fun!

Youth Workshop C – is a 3-week workshop for June 18th – July 7th, 2018 for your student in Ballet 5 or 6, and it is highly encouraged that your student attends. They will be exposed to intense training in both technique and artistry. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, jazz and enrichment, culminating with a presentation on Friday of each week.

Intermediate Performance Workshop – July 9th – August 5th, 2018. In this annual 4-week intensive there will be instruction in ballet technique, together with either jazz, character, modern or Pilates. Additional classes in pointe technique and variations will also be included. Dance enrichment sessions will include: question-and-answer sessions with professional dancers, technical theater production, video critique of historic ballet performances, plus discussions on resume, make-up and audition skills, culminating in the performance of Coppélia.

Advanced Performance Workshop – July 2nd – August 5th, 2018. This annual 5-week intensive workshop with well-known and respected Artistic Directors Peter Boal of Pacific Northwest Ballet; Douglas Martin of American Repertory Ballet; Victoria Morgan of Cincinnati Ballet and Gil Boggs of Colorado Ballet. There will be instruction in ballet technique, together with either jazz, character, modern or Pilates. Additional classes in pointe technique and variations will also be included. Dance enrichment sessions will include: question-and-answer sessions with professional dancers, technical theater production, video critique of historic ballet performances, plus discussions on resume, make-up and audition skills, culminating in the performance of Coppélia.

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Flying in class with Artistic Director Gil Boggs

BOCA BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS “SHARE THE JOY FEATURING” THE BBT4PD PARTICIPANTS

Boca Raton – On May 12th, 2018 Boca Ballet Theatre’s Community Outreach Program BBT4PD presented their 4th annual performance and fundraising event Share The Joy. Held at the Countess de Hoernle Center for Dance, the evening included a dessert reception after.

With more than 200 in attendance the performers living with Parkinson’s disease took the stage accompanied by the Boca Ballet Theatre level 5 jazz class, BBT4PD Instructors and Share the Joy Volunteers, this is when the magic happened! With Pianist Dr. Martha Brown the program started with Sun Salutation staged by Cindy Surman, as soon as the music started you could feel the respect and love in the air. The program continued with On Broadway staged by Dennis Lue, Hey Good Lookin’ staged by Cindy Surman, Playing Ball! (based on the ballet Play Ball! By Christopher Fleming) and Staged by Cindy Surman and Dennis Lue. When the last number Reverance staged by Dennis Lue started the tissues definitely came out and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

All of the participants were so graceful and loving to each other, they were proud of their performance and were already talking about being involved again next year….this was truly a moment that we all shared the joy!

The BBT4PD dance classes for those living with Parkinson’s disease is in its 5th amazing season of movement based classes and the participants are loving it! Each class flows with constant energy, led by Boca Ballet Theatre instructors, Cindy Surman and Dennis Lue, who trained with Dance for PD®, a collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group.

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BBT4PD participants, Boca Ballet Theatre dancers, staff and volunteers

BOCA BALLET THEATRE CELEBRATES “SPRING BALL” SUCCESS AT MADISONS NEW YORK GRILL & BAR

Boca Raton (April 2018) – After the Saturday night performance of Spring Ball, dancers, patrons and friends of Boca Ballet Theatre gathered at Madisons New York Grill & Bar in Boca Raton where General Manager Don Olsen greeted guests with warm hospitality, delicious food and great drink selections.

Among the generous underwriters for Spring Ball were: Harriet and Henry Pownall, Nancy and Ellis J. Parker III, Ann and Richard Sommer, Kat and Dr. Matt Saady, Vanessa and Dr. Fred Boltz, Chris and Forrest Heathcott, Seton and Blake Smith.

Prior to the après, Boca Ballet Theatre’s mixed repertory concert Spring Ball was applauded by the patrons who were thrilled to see another original piece, Anagapesis, choreographed by Boca Ballet’s own Sanjay Saverimuttu. Also included in Spring Ball were Voyage Classique, Les Sylphides and Play Ball!, all the which included the dancers of Boca Ballet Theatre and amazing guest artists: Benjamin Wetzel, Sanjay Saverimuttu and Rob Morrow from Louisville Ballet; Shannon Smith, resident Artist with Boca Ballet Theatre; Justin Koertgenj, former principal dancer with Dayton Ballet now freelance with Interlochen; Nicholas Bartolotti Dancer, Singer and Actor with Amy Marshall Dance Co; Rome Saladino and Brittany Bonefas with Ballet Palm Beach.

Some of the Après honored guests were: Christopher Fleming, Linda Maybarduk, Nancy and Ellis Parker, Ann and Richard Sommer, Andrea Virgin, Susan Kettering, Pamela and Robert Weinroth, Liz Dudley, Loretta Parker, Natalie Parker, Noelle Goldman, Marleen Forkas, Susan Skillman and Carrie Gibbons.

Guests mingled with the dancers, saw old friends and made a few new ones. Madisons New York Grill & Bar provided the perfect environment to relax and celebrate another great concert by Boca Ballet Theatre.

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Nancy and Ellis Parker, Ann and Richard Sommer, Andrea Doyle. Photo Credit: Boca Ballet Theatre

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Andrea Virgin and Marleen Forkas. Photo Credit: Boca Ballet Theatre

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Cast of Play Ball! Photo Credit: sskettering photography

THE ALBERT E. & BIRDIE W. EINSTEIN FUND PRESENTS BOCA BALLET THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF “COPPÉLIA”

Boca Raton A Family favorite, Coppélia is a farcical comedy about a boy, a girl, another girl who’s not really a girl but a doll, and an eccentric doll-maker who attempts to bring his beautiful doll Coppélia to life. This fun ballet will feature professional dancers that will perform with the talented dancers of Boca Ballet Theatre’s summer intensive program.

Dates and Times: Saturday, August 4th, 2018, at 7:30pm; Sunday, August 5th, 2018, at 2:00pm

Location: The Countess de Hoernle Theatre, Spanish River High School, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton, FL 33496

Ticket Price: $40 for adults and $30 for children and seniors.

Tickets and Information: (561) 995-0709 | www.bocaballet.org

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Coppélia Sarah Smith and Gray Davis with American Ballet Theatre