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Parent Guide for Rudolph and Nutcracker, Pt. 2

Part 2 in a Two-Part Series In case you missed it, there is a Part 1 of this two-part series which covers other important information. This post concentrates on what happens when you are at the theatre for dress rehearsal and the show itself.  This is important in that we will be working with State...
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Parent Guide — Rudolph and Nutcracker, Pt. 1

The fall performances are coming soon and we thought you might enjoy seeing much of the key information for each broken up a bit so it isn’t so much at one time. If you have any questions, there is more information under ‘Performance Info’ on our website and you are welcome to call us at...
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Back to School Newsletter

Scenes from the Summer Program What a great summer program this year!  Here are just a few of the highlights which included our first musical theater summer session. Two Profant Foundation Awards Given to Our Dancers! Sarah Block and Sierra Heller were both recognized by the Profant Foundation for their achievements in dance. Sarah was given the Herb...
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Summer, Summer, Summer!

Congratulations are in Order! Fiona Chandrasekeran: Dancer of the Year Sophia Dodd and Fenna Roukema: Most Improved Dancers of the Year Bon Voyage to Our Graduating Seniors! Some quick notes on what the immediate future holds for our graduating seniors.  We will miss you! Fiona Chandrasekaran – UCLA Math Major. Plans to continue dancing on...
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SSBYD at RDA/P Competition (5/5 through 5/7)

Our very own State Street Ballet Young Dancers will be traveling to Phoenix, AZ tomorrow to compete in the Regional Dance America Pacific Festival. They will certainly “bring it on” with the performances of Intersection and Origami we saw at their last show, Celebration of Dance. They will be competing against young dancers from the western United States...
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Our April Newsletter

Tina the Ballerina Performance Information Tina the Ballerina is Gustafson Dance’s End of Year All School Performance at the Lobero Theatre. There will be 3 shows, but many classes will only perform in one or two shows. Some of the Level 3-6 dancers will be in all three shows. Shows: Saturday, May 28th at 2pm &...
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Young Boys Dance

Ballet serves as the foundation and builds technique for all other styles.  In jazz we focus on musicality and experiment with moving to faster, upbeat music as well as learning the specific aspects that differentiate jazz from classical ballet.    

February Newsletter

Teen Dance Star Finalists! Gustafson Dance’s very own Grace Quittner and Sarah Block were among the top three finalists in the inaugural Teen Dance Star competition. Read more at The Independent.       Summer Intensive is Coming State Street Ballet’s Summer Intensive auditions are being held across the country over the next few months in...
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Adaptive Dance

The Benefits of Classical Ballet for the “Differently-Abled” By Sierra Heller “To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful…This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking” (Anges de Mille-“41 Inspirational Quotes About Dance”).  From the first demí plíe to the final saut de...
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