Autumn is upon us! How quickly flew the summer... But there is much to be excited about as we begin the new dance season!
Classes begin again on Tuesday, Sept. 5 with our new schedule. Our Saturday classes are still taking place at the Contemporary Dance Academy at 2531 S. Shields St. in the new studio right next to Tokyo Joe's.
On Saturday Sept. 16 we’ll have our special annual class on Port de Bras (carriage of the arms), Body Positions, and Terminology. The class will take place at the FRCBA studio (2709 Ringneck Drive). All levels are welcome in this class which is appropriate for ages 9+ and advanced beginners through intermediate level dancers are particularly encouraged to attend. Please register in advance with your fee of $15; last-minute registrations on the day of class will cost $20.
All of you who love to perform won’t want to miss our auditions on Sunday, Sept. 17! We’ll start with a meeting for parents and dancers at 1:30 pm and then have an audition class. Auditions will be for Performance Troupe as well as for the Spanish Variation which will be performed with the Loveland Dance Academy Nutcracker. This year Performance Troupe can expect to perform a piece with live cello music as well as a myth turned into an original ballet. Dancers are welcome to audition for both Performance Troupe and Nutcracker. Rehearsals will mostly take place on Saturday afternoons starting in October. The audition fee is $20 and appropriate attire is black leotard, pink or flesh colored tights and ballet slippers (pointe shoes for those who wish to perform on pointe), and long hair secured tightly against the head in a ballet bun.
Those who have been with us for a while know Lauren Proffit and some of you have been fortunate enough to take Beginning Adult Ballet classes from her. Although excited for Lauren and her husband to begin a new chapter of their lives in North Carolina, FRCBA is going to miss Lauren terribly as she has been such a loyal and hard-working member of our dance community. A supreme example of one of the FRCBA students who started with us as a near-beginning level adult who rose to the level of an advanced student within a few years, Lauren has also volunteered her time to various FRCBA projects and as a well-loved and well-respected substitute teacher in the Adult Beginning Ballet. Lauren, we wish you well and we will MISS you! She is with us through the end of September and those of you taking Adult Beginning Ballet will be fortunate enough to enjoy three more of her classes this month.
Huge thanks to Kristina Wood for the absolutely beautiful photography on this site, to Danelle Malget and Lindsay Beck-Johnson for the adorable photographs on the Petite Ballerinas page, to Mandy Reynolds for designing and creating this amazing website, and to Mary Chen for her indispensable assistance! Thanks to the help from very talented and generous volunteers, FRCBA is moving up in the world! Stay tuned for further exciting developments!