Congrats to our Level 5/6 Dancers on a Successful YAGP!

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Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) was a huge success for ABA this past weekend. Our dancers performed beautifully and took home some amazing awards!!! Read more below.


Since September, our level 5 & 6 dancers have been working on the pieces they performed at YAGP this past weekend. Their hard work payed off with 11 beautifully performed solos and 1 ensemble.

Felt choreographed by Ms. Lindsay Leonard and performed by the Level 5 dancers placed in the top 6 ensembles of the competition! Both Shino and Anna (Level 6 dancers) placed in the top 12 for Senior Contemporary and Classical Solos and Shino placed 2nd in the Senior Women’s Contemporary category.

Congratulations to all!!!!

Ms. Abra and all your teachers are so proud. Special thanks to our choreographers and coaches for all their hard work preparing the dancers for such a special and successful experience. Now on to Spring Recital 2020!

SUMMER CAMPS, CLASSES & INTENSIVES – ENROLL NOW!!!

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Get ready to dance through the summer! We offer camps and classes for every dancer. There are Half-Day Theme Camps for the littlest ballerina and beginning ballet dancers, to Intermediate Ballet Intensives for our older dancers.

Our fun themed camps for little ones explore a different classical ballet each week and include Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.

Our beginning & intermediate intensives build upon the foundations of classical ballet technique and offer a great opportunity to keep dancing all summer long.

Choose from different camps and classes from the drop-down list below.

Click for more information and registration for additional summer classes.

Important Information for Summer Theme Camps will be emailed to every family 1-2 weeks before the start of camp, but here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

– Please pack a healthy, non-sugary, non-messy food snack for your dancer to eat each day during our snack time.   We request that there be no nuts in any of the snacks!

Please send your dancer to camp in ballet attire:  Girls; Leotard, Tights and Pink Ballet Slippers (no skirts please!) ; Boys; White T-shirt, Black tights/Leggings, Black Socks & Black Ballet Slippers. We will have all of our dancewear available at the studio for sale. If you need any dancewear, please arrive 20-30 minutes early on the first day of camp.

– We do not allow parents to attend/observe any part of the camp, and we do not have the children perform during camp.  With only one week of preparation, we find that it is too difficult to pull together choreography and still have time for them to learn about the ballet, enjoy the arts and crafts, etc.

We offer a 10% Early Bird discount if you enroll by April 15, 2020. Simply enter promo code ABAsummer2020 at checkout. Contact us if you have any issues!

Spring Recital 2020 DATES

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Get Ready for the 2020 Spring Recital!
2:00 pm, May 30, Castro Valley Center for the Arts


Featuring dancers from Pre-Ballet to Level 6 of Alameda Ballet Academy

This year Alameda Ballet Academy will again be holding a Spring Recital to showcase all of our students’ accomplishments. We are looking forward to the performance on Saturday afternoon, May 30, 2020, 2:00 pm at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts!

We strongly encourage every student’s participation in the Spring Recital. For many of our dancers, the primary reason they come to ballet class is so that they can perform. The performance is the inspiration and reward for all of their hard work!


2020 Spring Recital & Summer Calendar / Important Dates:

March 23-28: Parent Observation Week

March 29-April 5: No ABA Classes / AUSD Spring Break

May 16-17: Recital Studio Dress Rehearsal + Photo Day

May 24: Mandatory Rehearsals at Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road in CV – Ballet 3-6 Dancers

May 25: No ABA Classes / Memorial Day

May 28: Last day of classes for 2019-2020 session

May 29: Mandatory Rehearsals at Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road in CV – Pre-Ballet & Ballet I Dancers

May 30: Mandatory Rehearsals and Performance at Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road in CV – Ballet 2 Rehearsal + RECITAL DAY!

 

Watch the 2019 Spring Recital, (password: ABA19).

Winter/Spring 2020 Registration NOW OPEN!

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2020 Pre-Ballet through Ballet 6 classes are now open for registration. Limited spots available – first come, first serve! If you are starting ballet mid year, please note that you/your dancer will likely be placed in the level below their current age group in order to help them catch up and not interfere with the progress of the current students. If you have any questions, please contact us at admin@alamedaballet.com.

 

Elks Breakfast Fundraiser for ACB 11/10/19

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ABA’s sister organization, the Alameda Civic Ballet, produces a beloved community tradition – The Nutcracker Ballet – which features many ABA students! Please join us for a fun and delicious breakfast fundraiser at the Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue in Alameda! Your generous tips will benefit ACB and the Rachel Shahinian and Annika Zinsley Memorial scholarship fund. Hope to see you there!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FLYER!

 

MANDATORY NUTCRACKER PARENT MEETING THIS FRIDAY 10/4/19

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PARENT MEETING this FRIDAY 10/4, 6:30-7:30 pm at ABA:
Held at 1402 Park St (ABA). We will be serving wine and hors d’oeuvres! Childcare will be provided in an adjacent room at the studio.
 
ONLINE PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT:

The Performance Agreement for the Nutcracker is online again this year! Please click HERE to read and complete the contract, which is due no later than Friday, October 4th. The contract contains a lot of important information and will stay online through December. Please confer with your significant other and only submit the agreement one time. Also, we ask that you bookmark the link and refer to the information later on as needed!

NUTCRACKER TICKETS:
Nutcracker Performance tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 8th! We do not sell tickets in-house. Please call Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006 or go to: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4277035 To see the show, you and your family must have tickets, but ladies please plan to volunteer backstage for at least one of the performances!

2019 Nutcracker Auditions – Sept 21 & 22

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ACB’s 2019 Nutcracker performances will be held at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA, 94546. The performance dates are Saturday 12/21 at 2pm & 7pm, Sunday 12/22 at 2pm.

The Nutcracker rehearsal schedule can be found HERE.

ACB’s 2019 Nutcracker auditions will be held at ABA on Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, at 1402 Park Street in Alameda.

A completed audition form is required for each dancer, which can be downloaded HERE. Please print and complete the form and bring it with you to the audition. Also, be sure to attach a photo of the dancer to the form in the space provided.

Please arrive 30 minutes before the audition time so that the dancer has time to settle in, have measurements taken and get ready!

If you are new to our Nutcracker production this year, or would like to refresh yourself on what to expect, please DOWNLOAD our “What to Expect at the Nutcracker Auditions” document. ALL IMPORTANT INFO CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE: alamedacivicballet.org.

The auditions are closed to the public, so we will have a check-in/check-out table where dancers will be signed in and out by parents or caregivers. The back door will be closed, so please enter on Park Street. The studio will be quite crowded, so please do not linger on the stairs or any lobby areas.

Dancers should wear what they wear in ballet class…

  • Girls: Leotard, Tights & Ballet Shoes, with hair securely pulled back in a bun.
  • Pre-Ballet may wear hair in a ponytail.
  • Boys: T-Shirt, Tights/Leggings and Ballet Shoes.

Audition Schedule

Saturday, September 21, 2019
3:15 – 4:30 10 yrs & up ABA Ballet 3
4:45 – 6:15 12 yrs & up ABA Ballet 4
Sunday, September 22, 2019
10:30 – 12:30 Adv/Professional ABA Ballet 5 & 6
1:00 – 1:30 All Boys Ages 6 years & up
1:45 – 2:45 4 & 5 yrs ABA Pre-Ballet
3:00 – 4:00 6 & 7 yrs ABA Ballet 1
4:15 – 5:30 8 & 9 yrs ABA Ballet 2

13yrs & up: Bring resume and full body shot. Ladies en pointe: Bring pointe shoes!
ACB Audition Fee: $10.00 cash or by check payable to ACB, $12.00 by credit card.
We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express.
Thank you — we look forward to seeing you at the auditions!

 

 

 

2019-20 Classes open for Registration!

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All 2019-2020 Pre-Ballet through Ballet 6 classes are open forregistration and placement emails have been sent to 2018-2019 students.  If you did not receive your placement information, please let us know.  Placements for new summer students will be emailed later this summer. Thank you!  p.s. 10% early-bird discount on September tuition (for monthly tuition payers) if you enroll by 8/1/19!

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