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    Spring Newsletter

    Are you excited about the spring recital at the DECC?

    Do you know where to drop off your children, or what time their rehearsal is?

    Download our spring 2017 newsletter to receive everything you need to know about the recital, May 12th.

    Parents! Click here to download the Spring Newsletter 2017. It has important info about how to prepare for the Spring Recital at the DECC.

    Dance Day at the Depot

    REHEARSAL ORDER FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 30
    Sunday April 30 Warm-up for all dancers 11:30-12:30 Depot studio I – Erin

    Ballet IV-Year 1 (dismiss at 12:10): 12:15-12:30 – Nancy
    Ballet IV-Year 2 (dismiss at 12:25): 12:30-12:45 – Nancy
    Ballet VI/VII-Friends: 12:45-1:00 – Suzie
    Ballet V-Year 2: 1:00-1:15 – Erin
    Athletic Dance: 1:15-1:30 – Nik
    Ballet V-Year 1: 1:30-1:45 – Erin
    Lec/Dem: 1:45-2:00 – Erin
    Special Technique: 2:00-2:20 – Linda

    Stage free from 2:20-3:00. Performance starts at 3:00
    PERFORMANCE ORDER FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 30
    Lecture Demonstration-Ballet V-Year 1
    Special Technique
    Ballet IV-Year 1
    Ballet IV-Year 2
    Ballet V-Year 1
    Ballet V-Year 2
    Athletic Dance
    Coppélia Friends Excerpt VI/VII
    Social Dance

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  • The Minnesota Ballet’s outreach goal is to educate students, teachers and community members about dance through a broad range of affordable programs that can be tailored to particular needs. For more than four decades the Minnesota Ballet has been bringing the joy and challenge of dance to people where they live, work, and go to school.

    To reserve a program or for more information,

    Contact: Outreach Programs
    Phone: 218-529-3742
    E-Mail: balletmaster@minnesotaballet.org

    Introduction to Ballet & Jazz

    Students discover what it feels like to move beyond the norm as they learn leaps, jumps, and turns. They will also be introduced to ballet history and basic French terms used in ballet. Jazz dance instruction completes the program, offering a more “show biz” approach to dance theater arts.

    Length: 60 minutes
    Group size: Up to 50 K – 5th-grade students
    Place: Gym

    How You Move Is How You Dance

    In this class, students learn how dance steps build on ordinary movements to express how we feel, such as reaching, bending, walking done different ways. Students are then put into groups with a choreographer designated in each group, who will create steps and movements to music, then teach them to the eager dancers in their group. At the end of the class they will present the piece to their fellow classmates. This process always ends up being a big lesson in leading, following, and cooperating.

    Length: 60 minutes
    Group size: Up to 50 K – 5th-grade students
    Place: Gym

    A Day in the Life of a Dancer

    Students learn about the life of the professional dancer in exchanges with the Minnesota Ballet dancers. Volunteers are chosen to participate on stage during the introduction.

    Students then are treated to excerpts from the Ballet’s diverse repertoire, from classical ballet to jazz pieces. After the mini performance, students have the chance to ask dancers questions.

    Length: 50–60 minutes
    Group size: No limit of K – 12th-grade students
    Place: Gym or stage with NO concrete or hard base

    One-Week Residency for Your Entire School

    In this longer program, the entire school experiences an introduction to ballet, character (European folk dance), jazz dance, capped by a lecture-demonstration of dance technique and a spectacular mini performance by the whole Minnesota Ballet company. Scheduling will permit every child in your school to experience the freedom of dance movement and an introduction to dance. This week will uplift every student.

    Length: Up to four 45-60-minute classes daily week ending with 60-minute Lecture-Demonstration & Mini Performance
    Group size: K – 5th-grade students
    Place: Gym or stage with NO concrete or hard base

    Fees are for within the Ballet’s home range. Beyond 30 miles from downtown Duluth there will be additional travel-related charges.