Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 p.m. at the Zeitgeist Cafe Atrium, 222 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802
Company dancers of the Minnesota Ballet Nutcracker will be in costume reading the story of The Nutcracker and will be available for pictures and autographs.
The School of the Minnesota Ballet is doing an order for new apparel.
Please download this form and turn into the ballet office by Nov 22nd.
This order is available to all students enrolled in the School of the Minnesota Ballet from Creative Movement through the Teen/Adult division.Read More
This page is for the Fall through Spring schedule of the School of the Minnesota Ballet. The Summer program has its own page under “Summer Programs.”
The School of the Minnesota Ballet performs in The Nutcracker every year. We have created a page just for School Nutcracker info for parents. We will keep this page updated with schedules, notices and information that is important to know.
Calendar of Events 2013–2014
(subject to change)
Aug. 26 – 30, Interim Classes for Ballet V – VII taught by Minnesota Ballet staff with live accompaniment by Elena Knezevich. Classes run from 9:30-11:00 a.m. and are $8 per class, or $35 for the week. Classes will be held at the Grain Exchange Studios.
Sept. 6, Financial aid applications due
Sept. 7, Saturday Sampler, Depot Studios
Sept. 9 – Jan. 13, Semester I
Sept. 28, Nutcracker auditions, Depot studios
Oct. 18 – 19, A Fresh Mix, DECC Symphony Hall
Nov. 3, Sugar Plum Fair, 1:30 – 3:30, Grain Exchange Studio
Nov. 4 – 9, Parent Observation Week
Nov. 28 – 30, Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)
Dec. 20 – 22, The Nutcracker, DECC Symphony Hall
Dec. 23 – Jan. 12, Winter Recess (no classes)
Jan. 13 – May 9, Semester II
Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Day (no classes)
Feb. 17 – 23, Winter Break (no classes)
March 3 – 8, Parent Observation Week
March 28 – 29, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, DECC Symphony Hall
April 7 – 13, Spring Break (no classes)
April 27, Dance Day at the Depot, 1:30 – 3:30 Great Hall
May 4, Creative Movement Presentation, Depot Studio I
May 9, Student Performance, DECC Symphony Hall
June 7, Saturday Sampler, Depot Studios
June 9 – July 25, Summer Term (June 30-July 5 off)
July 7 – 25, Summer Intensive
July 25, Student Summer Showcase, Duluth Public Library Plaza
Creative Movement: student choice of leotard, ballet tights and ballet shoes recommended.
All ballet students must follow the assigned dress code at all times. Male ballet students must wear black tights, black technique shoes, and a plain white T-shirt. All female ballet students must wear pink tights and technique shoes, leotard in the color and style of their class level, and their hair in a neat bun.
All classwear is available in dancewear catalogs and may be ordered from Grand Jeté, St. Paul, 651-227-0331.
Recommended for Pre-Ballet–Ballet IV:
Capezio cap-sleeve leotard style #CC400C
Required color for each ballet level:
Pre-Ballet: light pink leotard
Ballet I: light blue leotard
Ballet II: lavender leotard
Ballet III: royal blue leotard
Ballet IV-1st year: burgundy leotard
Ballet IV-2nd year: garnet leotard
Ballet V: navy blue #CC100 Capezio camisole leotard
Ballet VI & VII: black skirt and black #CC100 Capezio camisole leotard and white skirt and white #CC100 Capezio camisole leotard for Variations
Click here to download a inventory of shoes that the Minnesota Ballet has for sale. This inventory is new and unused from former company members or current company members that changed styles. Please email Kristopher Catt, email@example.com for more information.
Duet: Children 18 months to 3 years, with caregiver participation, explore movement, rhythm, coordination, and pre-dance skills in a fun yet structured environment. Children wear non-restrictive clothing and can be barefoot or wear shoes; adults should wear comfortable clothes.
Tap for Tots: Children 3-5 years old are encouraged to develop their use of rhythm by using tap and jazz techniques. Begin with bare feet. Tap shoes required. *Time and date TBA.
Creative Movement I, II: Children 3-5 years old are introduced to dance through basic locomotor movements and encouraged through props and a wide variety of music. Students may wear their choice of leotard: tights and ballet shoes are recommended.
Athletic Dance for Young Men: Dance-based exercises build strength, flexibility, and coordination.
Jazz: Beginning/intermediate students ages 12+ work on basic contemporary jazz movements for coordination and rhythm.
Beginning Tap: Students ages 10+ develop sense of rhythm and phrasing useful in other dance forms. For more experienced tappers: Intermediate Tap follows Beginning Tap. See the Teen/Adult class page.
Creative Dance: Children ages 8+ with physical/developmental challenges can improve flexibility, strength, and coordination while enjoying dance. Placement to section is by class teacher. Click here to read more about this class.
School of the Minnesota Ballet Staff
Robert Gardner—Artistic Director
LilaAnn Coates White—Principal Teacher
Willy McManus—Managing Director
Tracy Colclough—Office Assistant