Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Dance-with-Us ” brings the historic Russian Vaganova ballet pedagogy to American children in each city on the N American Tour. Moscow Ballet Audition Director Alisa Bolotnikova arrives in Wallingford and Shrewsbury August 21 and August 22 to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Tuesday, August 21, 10:00am at Danceartists Ballet Academy Studio 52, South Quinsigamond Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Wednesday, August 22, 4:00pm at Fusion Dance Center, 21 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06452
Ballerina Alisa will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company and children’s costumes are provided by Moscow Ballet. Rehearsals run through the fall. Sign up to audition www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 1, 3:00pm matinee at Oakdale Theater. Buy Tickets
The objective of Fitness Fusion and Dance is to provide a creative environment where students have a tremendous amount of fun and learn new technique, while enhancing their self-expression, self-confidence and acquiring a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Dance is a fun way to exercise, but also provides other wonderful benefits such as coordination, balance, confidence, and a healthy lifestyle. Fitness and Fusion is committed to providing high-quality dance classes to enhance students’ overall development. It provides a safe and child-centered environment to encourage their students to explore dance with qualified, nurturing teachers. The school believes that dance training encourages young people to develop a positive self-image increasing awareness of their physical being. Along with improving coordination skills and developing muscular awareness, dance classes give children the freedom to express themselves through movement.
Dance Artists Ballet Academy was awarded Best Dance School 2017 in Shrewsbury Massachusetts. The school is a Royal Academy of Dance registered dance school teaching the International Benchmark University Accredited Dance Programs. The school’s dance programs offer cutting edge training with enthusiasm that drives students’ progress and is an integral part of their training philosophy. Class sizes are small, designed to ensure that each student receives individual attention. The school is open year-round with a 43-week year, summer intensive programs throughout July and August, and available to all students of dance.