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Anyone Can Dance Camp with JNSA & Aug Ballet

JNSA and Augusta Ballet present Anyone Can Dance Camp!

This is a five-day event in which children will have the opportunity to learn from professional dance instructors. These children will spend time learning new dance techniques including ballet, contemporary ballet and hip hop, as well as the basics of the theater, culminating in a live performance at the end of the camp. Parents, friends and family are encouraged to attend the performance and after-party.

Dates: April 8th-12th, 2019
Cost: $20 ($4 a day)
Times: The camp will run daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts.

9am-9:30am – Student Drop Off
2:45pm-3pm – Student Pick Up

Dance Classes, lunch, and snack provided during the day.

Performance on Friday at 2pm. Parents , friends, and family can arrive between 1:30pm and 2pm to watch the show. No Admission Fee for the show.

Register online HERE!

Business of Dance Master Class Workshop Series with Karen Brown

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Jessye Norman School of the Arts

En Pointe Plus Dance Mastery Institute (“EPP”), a division of Karenina is partnering with the Jessye Norman School of the Arts on Saturday, February 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to present “All About Pointe”.  Participants are asked to bring their own snacks and beverages necessary for a one hour lecture and two hour workshop.

All registered attendees for the Business of Dance Master Class Workshop on Saturday who have paid in full will be entered into a raffle.  The prize is a 30-minute En Pointe Plus Dance Mastery Institute (“EPP”) Coaching Session utilizing computerized motion analysis (CMA) in studio with Karen Brown (valued @ $75).  Student participants who bring a friend or a parent to the master class workshop on Saturday will receive an extra entry in the raffle thus upping their chances to win!

12:30 – 1:30pm “All About Pointe” How to sew, dye, tie, clean and prolong the life of pointe shoes and more.
1-hr Lecture Demonstration, $25/family, No cap on # of participants.

1:30 – 3:30 pm 2-hr workshop focusing on strengthening feet & legs for pointe work. $50/person

Principles from Reinforced Motor Function for Ballet Application will be introduced.  Ms. Brown will provide feedback on dancer’s pointe shoes and share tips and tricks of the trade.  Maximum number of participants is 40.  Dancers need at least two to four years of training in ballet technique, with a good attendance record, before going on pointe. Other forms of dance, or classes that mix ballet with other forms, don’t count.  Parents and Guardians are welcome to observe.

Every class will take place in the Jessye Norman School of the Arts’ Dance Room.

Student must be 12 years of age or older.

Total cost: $75
For more information, visit the event page HERE!

Karen Brown Ballet Workshop Series Introduction at JNSA

Karen Brown, the legendary Principal Ballerina of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, will be leading a bi-monthly Business of Dance Master Class Workshop series at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts. Ms. Brown will present a series of lectures focusing on the business of dance, the transition to professional dance artist, and Master Class Workshops in accelerated learning techniques starting in February 2019.

On Saturday, February 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the Jessye Norman School of the Arts again partners with Karenina to present “In Conversation with Karen Brown,” a FREE introductory session.

Ms. Brown will provide an overview of her life and career as she became a legendary ballerina, and the steps she took to become a success. The demonstration of accelerated learning techniques will include how she uses high speed video cameras and computerized motion analysis (CMA) plus Reinforced Motor Function (RMF) for Ballet Application to train dancers who want immediate and improved results in their mind body awareness (proprioception), alignment, flexibility and strength. Participants will have an opportunity to sample the curriculums and register for components of the Master Class Workshop Series that will be offered on select Saturdays in 2019.

2:30pm – 3:30pm Discounted Registration for the Master Class Workshop Series

Every movement workshop will take place in the Jessye Norman School of the Arts’ Dance Room. Some seminars will be on the Knox Room stage on the first floor or in the Ann and Ellis Johnson Gallery.

Dress Code : Students must bring their own black leotards for dance classes, with flesh toned or black tights. Flesh toned ballet slippers or pink ballet slippers with pink tights or white socks are required.

Age 12 years and older or by invitation.

Click HERE to read the dress code for the masterclass series. ANY INFRACTION OF THE DRESS CODE IS GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL FROM THE SESSION.

Click HERE for a PDF outlining the schedule of the rest of the Business of Dance Master Class Series.
This intro session is FREE, all other classes will have their price listed in the PDF Schedule.

To register, visit the JNSA Website HERE!

The Columbia County Ballet, Imperial Theatre and SRP Federal Credit Union Present ‘Michael Viator’s Cinderella’

Friday, September 21st | 7 PM – 9 PM 

The Columbia County Ballet will perform Cinderella for The Imperial Theatre’s 100th Anniversary!

The story of Cinderella can be found in many stories and legends dating back to ancient China. Today, some 1,500 variations of the story exist.  The story we are most familiar with serves as the base of the ballet and was written by Charles Perrault.  It, like The Sleeping Beauty, was one of eight stories in the book titled Histoires ou Contes du temps pass (Stories and Tales of the Past).  Originally, in 1870 the Bolshoi theater requested Tchaikovsky to write the music for the ballet but it never materialized.  Many decades later, a composer by the name of Sergei Prokofiev took on the task of scoring the music for the ballet of Cinderella. He began his work in 1940, but put it on hold during World War II to write the opera War and Peace.  In 1944, Prokofiev picked up work on Cinderella and finished the score a year later.  Based on the world’s greatest fairy tale, the Columbia County Ballet presents Michael Viator’s Cinderella.

Tickets On Sale Now! Get Yours HERE! 
Reserved Seating: $14-$30
Military and Student Discount available

Sleeping Beauty Presented by Hollywood Stars Intl Mgmt Inc.

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia


Ballet – féerie in two acts with a prologue and an apotheosis

Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Choreography by Marius Petipa

Production by Anatoly Emelianov

Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia -now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin – presents the most passionate love story Ballet.

This full-scale production is choreographed by very Famous Choreographer Marius Petipa based on Brothers Grimm’s version, where love help to be in life. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 55 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this celebration of true love onto our stage and into our hearts.

“Effortless precision.” – Palm Beach Daily News “Full of enchantment!”– The New York Times

Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM.