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Florida’s Premiere Dance Magazine

COMPLIMENTARY

ROBERT DEAN HERTENSTEIN

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

Sugar, Sugar Everywhere.... Miami City Ballet: Debut In Paris.

Top Five Must Must-Have Must Have Apps for Dancers

DANCE MOMS: Reality for REAL?

Promoting, Supporting & Preserving Dance in Florida

October/November 2011


FEATURE

ROBERT DEAN HERTENSTEIN

& NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

THE ENGINE BEHIND THE PRODUCTIONS.

IN THIS ISSUE

Page 14

NOVELTIES

Top Five Must-Have Apps for Dancers

by Jenne Vermes

Page 11

FOCUS

Florida Dance Education Organization

by Clarence Brooks

Page 21

HEALTHY EATING

Sugar, Sugar Everywhere…

by The Vivacious Voracious Vegan

Kate Lenig

Page 23

OVATIONS

Miami City Ballet Debut In Paris.

by Roberto Santiago

Page 24

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DANCE MOMS: Reality for REAL?

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The new school year has begun and every one has hit the ground running, in

your case, dancing.

The excitement of restarting and deciding what you will be doing with your

studio and students this year always brings new ideas and creativity to your

classes and curriculum.

In this issue we are talking about what kind of an image such reality TV shows

like “Dance Mom's”, is creating in the publics mind. Krystina Alexis, is the

expertise in this topic and she shares her opinion with us. Page 27.

Jenne Vermes always have interesting articles to impart to us. In this issue she

shows us the “Top Five Must-Have Apps for Dancers.” Page 11

Again the Vivacious Voracious Vegan, Kate Lenig, reveals fun and delicious

recipes. Page 23

Miami City Ballet has reached a new level in international acclaim and Roberto

Santiago, reports their experience in France. Page 24

And definitely not last or least is my interview with Robert Dean Hertenstein

of Norwegian Cruise Line. The Cruise line business is another option to graduating

dancers finding new sources of employment and experience. Page 14

I hope you enjoy this issue and I look forward to hearing from you.

PURA VIDA, PURA BAILE!

PURE LIFE, PURE DANCE!

GOD IS THE DJ | LIFE IS THE DANCEFLOOR |

LOVE IS THE RHYTHM | YOU ARE THE MUSIC

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What’s going on in Florida's Dance Communities!

New World School of the Arts

will be the host site for the

Florida Dance Education

Organization

10 th Annual Conference

“DANCE EDUCATION:

LEGACY AND LITERACY”.

Over one hundred pre-K through 12+ dance

educators and administrators from across the

state will be in attendance for this unparalleled

3-day conference.

Bill Evans, an internationally renowned

choreographer, performer, teacher, administrator,

author and movement analyst, is the

keynote presenter and will conduct two master

classes for dance educators. (Additional presenters

and topics TBA after publication deadline.)

National Honor Society for Dance Arts

chapter members and their sponsors will attend

the college auditions and experience

master classes from internationally renowned

instructors such as Bill Evans, Bruce Marks,

Freddick Bratcher and Gretchen Ward Warren,

just to name a few guest teachers. Universities

and colleges from across the state and

George Mason University (VA) will be observing

juniors and seniors for recruiting purposes.

NHSDA winners from the FDEO and

NDEO Artistic Merit, Academic Achievement

and Leadership Awards will perform

on the Friday night gala.

Laura Bennett from the American Dance

Legacy Institute will teach repertory to dance

educators who will be preparing their students

for participation in the Florida Dance Performance

Assessment in March.

Zeida Cecilia-Mendez (Fernando Bujones:

An Autobiography), Daniel Lewis (The Illustrated

Dance Technique of Jose Limon),

Gretchen Ward Warren (Classical Ballet

Technique), Thomas Hagood (Legacy in

Dance Education: Essays and Interviews on

Values, Practices, and People , History of

Dance in American Higher Education, and

Margaret H‟Doubler: The Legacy of America‟s

Dance Education Pioneer), and Steven

Caras (the subject of the documentary Steven

Caras: See Them Dance) are a few of the

Florida-based dance authors who will be present

to speak about and autograph their work

(s).

Come introduce yourself to and welcome

Mary Lisa Burns, the new dean of dance at

NWSA, and network with your peers. See the

legends of dance and experience dance education

centered in the arts.

For more information about the conference

and to register go to: www.FDEO.org.

Dance Arts Conservatory

Welcomes New Instructors

to Faculty

Dance Arts Conservatory welcomes two

outstanding instructors to their faculty,

Melissa Waters and Veronika Shteynberg.

Last year, the company significantly

expanded their classical ballet programming

under the direction of the former Ballet Florida's

Jesse Hammel. With this season almost

under way, they are excited to see the curriculum

develop and look forward to the ballet

program flourishing with the addition of the

two new teachers.

Veronika Shteynberg was born in the

mineral rich part of Eastern

U k r a i n e k n o w n f o r

its metallurgical industries,

but also, like much of cultured

Eastern Europe, devoted to the

civic arts, and in particular a

strong orientation to classical

Ballet. She began formal

studies when she was 7, and

later studied at the Choreographic

Institute in Donetsk until she was 17,

subsequently performing at Performing Arts

Theatres of Opera and Ballet in Donetsk,

Makeyevka, and then dancing with her company

as far afield as Japan, and Taiwan.

Although her primary background as a

dancer is classical ballet in the Russian tradition,

she has cultivated new interests in modern

and contemporary dance forms - an interest

peaked by exposure to the contemporary

dance company "Complexions" which she saw

perform an exciting program in Innsbruck in

the summer of 2007.

She was riveted by this bold new expression

of movement, which incorporated the

strict and formal construction of classical

ballet with contemporary inflections and an

innovative, modern sensibility. In the US

since 2007, Veronika has pursued continued

training and performance opportunities, adding

to her portfolio her talents as a

teacher. Extraordinarily rigorous and long

term training in the Vaganova technique -

emphasizing precision, line, and exquisite

technique - has equipped her with a rich and

varied inventory of teaching methods with

which to inspire and motivate her students to

the highest levels of achievement and appreciation

for this unique art form.

Ballet is a lifelong passion for Veronika,

and it is her great privilege and pleasure to be

able help shape young dancers, and share her

extensive knowledge and expertise. She is

teaching classical ballet for levels I and II, as

well as instructing their popular adult ballet

program.

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Melissa Waters grew up in sunny South

Florida. She attended Palm

Beach County School of the

Arts for ballet and modern

dance and attended through

middle and high school. She

attended several schools

including Florida Dance

Conservatory, Boca Ballet

Theater, and Klein Dance for

deeper concentration in ballet and modern

dance. She also had the opportunity to study

the R.A.D. syllabus early in her teaching career.

She danced with many companies throughout

South Florida including Boca Ballet Theater,

Corps Chameleon, Millennium Dance

Syndicate, and performed as a guest artist

with many different companies as well. She

was also accepted to North Carolina School of

the Arts for college, but declined and continued

dancing and teaching locally in South

Florida. In 2007, Melissa moved to Los Angeles

to teach and continue her training. She

was on scholarship with many great teachers,

while teaching at several different schools.

While training in Los Angeles, she built a

ballet program and two performing ballet

companies at Le Studio Dance in Pasadena.

She choreographed an hour long Nutcracker

and a short ballet "Alice in Wonderland"

along with many other short ballets and contemporary

pieces. Le Studio was later voted

"Best Dance Studio" of Pasadena. Melissa has

had students accepted into many programs

such as ABT, Gelsey Kirland's Academy,

Julliard, Los Angeles School of the Arts, Arizona

University, and the Colburn Pre-

Professional Training Program on scholarship.

She is also working on her B.A. in psychology

and believes these studies have been

a tremendous help in understanding her students

and their development.

Melissa will be instructing ballet levels I &

II as well as the advanced lyrical curriculum.

She will also introduce an acro program at

Dance Arts Conservatory for 7-12 year olds

and a "tumbling tots" class for the preschooler

program.

To schedule a placement interview or

for more information call 561-296-1880,

info@danceartsconservatory.com

www.danceartsconservatory.com

How can we know the dancer

from the dance?

~William Butler Yeats


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Miami City Ballet

Dances Balanchine & Tharp

from THIRTEEN’S Great Performances

Friday, October 28 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS

as Part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival

Artistic Director Edward Villella’s company

performs George Balanchine’s “Square

Dance” and “Western Symphony” and Twyla

Tharp’s “The Golden Section”

THIRTEEN‟s Great Performances puts

the spotlight on one of America‟s finest dance

companies in Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine

& Tharp on Friday, October 28 at 9

p.m. ET. The program will air as part of the

PBS Arts Fall Festival.

This program – a trio of signature works

by the renowned choreographers -- will showcase

the company‟s critically acclaimed performances

of Balanchine‟s “Square

Dance” (music by Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo

Corelli) and “Western Symphony”

(music by Hershy Kay) and Tharp‟s

The Golden Section” (music composed and

performed by David Byrne).

Great Performances is a production of

THIRTEEN in association with WNET, one

of America‟s most prolific and respected public

media providers. For nearly 50 years,

WNET has been producing and broadcasting

national and local arts programming to the

New York community.

From their home base in Miami Beach

(and utilizing four performing venues in

South Florida), Miami City Ballet – under

the leadership of Artistic Director Edward

Villella, celebrated its 25 th Anniversary Season

in 2010-11. More than 88 ballets are featured

in its repertory, works created by a roster

of world-class choreographers including

George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Paul

Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Frederick Ashton, Anthony

Tudor and John Cranko as well as such

19 th century classics as “Giselle,” “Coppelia”

and “Don Quixote.”

Villella is America's most celebrated male

ballet dancer. The artistry and versatility he

exhibited during his long career with New

York City Ballet (1957 to 1975), and in concert

appearances across the United States and

Europe and on television, did much to popularize

the role of the male in dance. He is

associated with many of the greatest roles in

the New York City Ballet repertory and has

been a leading advocate for the arts in America.

In 1985, Villella became the founding

artistic director of the Miami City Ballet,

which has won worldwide acclaim under his

direction.

In January 2009, Villella brought the

Company to Manhattan‟s City Center for its

New York City debut, resulting in standing

ovations and rave reviews. “Miami City Ballet

made its Manhattan debut on Wednesday

night at City Center. To watch it dance Balanchine

is to see aspects of his choreography

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What’s going on in Florida's Dance Communities!

more clearly than with any other company

today. Energy; crispness; stretch; dance as a

demonstration of music rather than as a response

to it; the multidimensionality of the

body in space: these basic ingredients of the

ballet master‟s style shine bright here,” enthused

Alastair Macaulay in The New York

Times.

In a follow-up review, Macaulay opined,

“No company today performs „Square Dance

as well as Miami.”

This summer, the company held its debut

season at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris to

great acclaim. The Miami Herald reported that

the company was rewarded with “regular

standing (even screaming) ovations from soldout

audiences filling the 2,500-seaet theater.”

Laura Cappelle in The Financial Times

noted, “Square Dance, one of their calling

cards, sets the tone. At home in this whirlwind

of spirited classical inventiveness and folk

references, soloists and corps de ballet alike

articulate the music and the choreography as

one, striking notes so blissful that the action

sometimes seems to stop for a millisecond.”

Dance in America: Miami City Ballet

Dances Balanchine & Tharp was directed by

Dance in America veteran Matthew Diamond

(Balanchine Celebration, The Wrecker’s

Ball with the Paul Taylor Dance Company,

Swan Lake with American Ballet Theatre),

and produced by Joan Hershey and Mitch

Owgang; for Great Performances, Bill

O‟Donnell is series producer and David Horn

is executive producer.

Great Performances is funded by the Irene

Diamond Fund, the National Endowment for

the Arts, Vivian Milstein, the Corporation for

Public Broadcasting, public television viewers

and PBS. Major program funding is also provided

by Jody and John Arnhold.

Visit Great Performances Online at

www.pbs.org/gperf for additional

information about this and other programs.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/

GreatPerformances

STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight of Wellington

The beginning of the summer started with

a blast as they traveled to Orlando to learn

from some of the hottest hip hop choreographers

in the industry. Monsters of Hip Hop

was a fun, learning experience, and they look

forward to taking more students next year.

“Our performing arts camps rocked the

house with their summer performances” said

Giliberti enthusiastically. “Special thanks to

the stagecraft class and students that painted

and designed our backdrops! We are excited

to have Mr. Ryan and stagecraft as part of our

Theatre Troupe this year”.

“Students enjoyed a wide array of classes

this summer. Among the favorites; theatre

and vocals with Ms. Liz, a former Spotlight

student, who instructed classes this year

during camp and in classes. We wish all the

best to her in her second year at Five Towns

college in NY as she continues to study theatre”.

“In addition, we welcomed Ms. Ivy and

Ms. Lacey, our new teachers in ballet, tap,

jazz, and contemporary. We are excited to

have this dynamic duo at Spotlight this season”.

The Broadway Experience was full of

energy from its cast as they presented

"Metaphasia." Students especially enjoyed

being part of the costuming process; picking

fabrics, cutting out patterns, and watching Ms.

Stacey magically turn patterns and fabric into

costumes! “Thanks Ms. Brittney for helping

make this one memorable!”

Hip hop camp jammed out with non stop

choreography, and had the chance to work

with a handful of different choreographers.

They shot a number of mock music

videos, and learned what it is like dancing in

front of a green screen. What a great way to

end the summer!

Niki Ann Giliberti

9192 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, Fl, 33411

TEL: 561.790.7758

FAX: 561.790.7811

niki@spotlightofwellington.com

Florida Dance Festival on Tour

Attention All Florida High School

and Middle School Dancers!

November 10-12, 2011

Hosted by Santa Fe College and The University

of Florida Department of Theatre and Dance,

Gainesville, Florida

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This weekend festival will provide the

opportunity for middle school and high

school aged dancers to participate in dance

styles such as: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip

Hop, Tap, Character, Classical Indian, Character,

Improvisation and Musical Theatre as

well as classes and lectures in, Body Conditioning

and Dance Career Choices. Merit

based scholarships from Florida academic

programs and summer intensive programs

will also be awarded.

The weekend‟s events will culminate

with the FDF On Tour Showcase, November

12, 2011 at 8:00pm at the new Santa Fe

College Performing Arts Hall. This performance

will feature selected works from dance

schools all over the state of Florida.

Also featured will be an informal showing

of work on Thursday evening November 10


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What’s going on in Florida's Dance Communities!

and a performance by local area colleges

and universities on November 11.

Please plan on arriving Thursday to

attend the informal showing of works not

selected for the FDF on Tour Showcase.

Information is up on the website.

For more information contact:

Bill Doolin – Florida Dance Association

Director (305) 310-8080

bdoolin@floridanceassociation.org

Middle School Host:

Alora Haynes – Santa Fe College Dean of Fine

Arts (352) 395-5296

Alora.Haynes@sfcollege.edu

High School Host:

Ric Rose – University of Florida Department of

Theatre and Dance (352) 273-0506

rarose@ufl.edu

Florida Dance Conservatory

Youth Ensemble Showcase

On October 30th at 6:00pm, Florida Dance

Conservatory Youth Ensemble Showcase will be

held at the Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth,

FL 33460.

Our pre-professional Youth Ensemble will be

performing a mixed bill of classical & contemporary

ballets. This gives an opportunity to our

youth ensemble to showcase the hard work they

put into their training and present it to parents

and the general public.

FDC Youth Ensemble in

"Second to None" Maia Kaimakliotis

Copyright: Lucien Capehart Photography

Florida Dance Conservatory

3014 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Email: info@fdcwpb.com

Phone: (561) 847-4846

Fax: (561) 847-4856

www.fdcwpb.com

Kravis Center for the

Performing Arts

Presents

BENISE,

THE SPANISH GUITAR

Benise‟s The Spanish Guitar has been hailed

as “The Latin Riverdance!” A former street musician

now a celebrated International guitarist,

Benise (Buh-ness-say) and his Emmy awardwinning

Nights of Fire cast, perform The World

Music & Dance Spectacular The Spanish Guitar

at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing

Arts on Sunday, November 6 at 7 p.m.

in the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert

Hall.

Benise, along with a full cast

of performers, takes the audience

on an unprecedented and epic

adventure exploring Spanish

Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian

Samba, Argentinean Tango,

Indian Bollywood, Parisian

Waltz, African drumming, and more…! Part of a

multi-city tour, this performance coincides with a

PBS pledge special and follows a criticallyacclaimed

performance on Dancing With The

Stars, World Tours in India, the Middle East, and

Benise‟s Royal Caribbean Fan Cruise. Tickets

start at $25 and are on sale now.

To purchase tickets visit the Kravis Center box

office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in downtown West

Palm Beach ; online at www.kravis.org; or by

phone at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471.

Paris Ballet & Dance

Welcomes new teachers

Paris Ballet & Dance in Jupiter welcomes

three new teachers: for ballet and pointe,

J a n in e H ar ri s and Le a h E lzner.

And their new Hip Hop teacher is Gregory

Gilman.

Paris Ballet & Dance

1209 Main Street #106, Abacoa Town Center, Jupiter,

Florida, 33458 Phone: 561-308-8377

Website: parisballet@gmail.com

Suncoast High School

Drama Students Bring

“Romeo And Juliet”

To The Stage

Suncoast Community High School will be

presenting a special performance of Shakespeare‟s

tragic love story of those renowned

star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet on November

2nd at 9:00 a.m. at the school. This

will be a beautiful stage production with ornate

costumes and multi-tiered sets which will

be performed not only at Suncoast, but also at

the Kravis Center and Eissey Campus Theatre

later in the month.

While tickets at the various other venues will

cost upwards of $25, students can attend the

show at Suncoast High for a mere $7.50. Faculty

chaperons are of course free. Suncoast

High looks forward to having other schools

and their students attend this dazzling production

on November 2nd.

For additional information, please contact

Mrs. Dougherty at 561-882-3418.

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Join us for conference to support

Florida arts & culture

The Florida Department of State‟s Division of

Cultural Affairs urges you to save the date for

a one-day cultural conference in Tampa on

October 25, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Floridians who support arts and culture, including

arts and cultural

administrators, cultural

patrons, students, artists,

businesses professionals

and board members are

invited to attend. Save the

date, agenda and registration

details are forthcoming.

The conference will provide an opportunity

to network face to face and learn about

advancing the message that Culture Builds

Florida. Culture Builds Florida is a campaign

intended to develop unified awareness for

Florida‟s cultural resources and the benefits

they bring to Florida. The conference will

include remarks from Florida's Secretary of

State and Chief Cultural Officer, Kurt S.

Browning; advocacy, marketing and partnership

workshops; and a keynote speech by

Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and

Policy at Americans for the Arts.

There will be a $15 registration fee for the

conference, which includes a boxed lunch,

refreshments and meeting materials.

We hope you will share this information

with friends and colleagues who may be interested

in attending the conference.

Contact Jennifer Hoesing

at 850/245.6462 or email

jennifer.hoesing@dos.myflorida.com.

Florida Department of State,

Division of Cultural Affairs

500 South Bronough Street, Third Floor |

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

www.florida-arts.org

850/245-6470 (p) | 850/245-6497 (f)

Wellington Ballet Theatre

Looking for Company members. Auditions for

company dancers. Contact: Rocky Duval

11260 Fortune Circle, Ste J-1,

Wellington, FL 33414

P: 561-296-1880

info@wellingtonballettheatre.org

www.wellingtonballettheatre.org


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Jupiter Dance Academy

Under direction of Debra Conrad

Welcomes new staff members.

J u p i t e r D a n c e A c a d e m y w e l -

comes instructor Lisa Langford to our staff

for the 2011-2012 dance season. Lisa received

her BA in Theatre Arts

and Dance from Palm Beach

Atlantic University and has

studied under various instructors

in South Florida and New

York City. She was formerly

on staff and a company member at Klein

Dance and directed the Middle School Dance

Program at the Benjamin School. Lisa brings

with her a vast teaching background in jazz,

tap, hip hop and modern. She is currently a

member of Anna Preston Dancers.

We also welcome back instructor Rondell

Stowe. Rondell is a trained hip-hop, jazz,

lyrical, modern, contemporary

& cheer dancer originally from

Brooklyn, New York. As a

professional choreographer he

has worked with Coca-Cola,

MTV, Elle Magazine photographer

Michael McCabe, and is

a dance instructor for Wilhelmina

model McKenna Crawford. Rondell is

also the creator of Hip-Hop 2 Health, a dance

and fitness program for kids and adults run

throughout The Boys & Girls Club, schools

and gyms.

Ste F, 861 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458

(561) 747-71334 Jupiterdance1@aol.com

www.jupiterdanceacademy.com

Arts Dance Generation

School of Ballet Arts Dance Company

During the summer School of Ballet Arts was

excited to have Jeremy Coachman choreograph a

new and original piece for the new Company

members of Arts Dance Generation. Arts Dance

Generation is the official not-for-profit dance

company of School of Ballet Arts.

Presently, School of Ballet Arts is in need of

professional dancers, especially boys. They are

offering three [3] weeks contracts for the months

of December, March and May. Please send a

video or call for audition information at 561-577-

5355.

Upcoming shows: Nutcracker - December 17

and 18 (school and company) at the Wellington

high school theater, Dracula on March 23 ,24

(only company) at the Dreyfoos school of the

Arts, and a mix bill along with Don Quixote on

June 16 ,17 (company and school) at the Wellington

high school theater . Join us on Facebook!

Contact: Deborah Marquez. www.school

of ballet artsfl.com

Dance Highlights

What’s going on in Florida's Dance Communities!

EDWARD VILLELLA

To depart The Company at the

end of the 2012-2013 season

Ron Esserman, Interim President of Miami

City Ballet's Board of Trustees announced today

that Edward Villella, the company's founding and

current Artistic Director, will be departing at the

end of the 2012-2013 season, twenty-nine years

after his first discussions about creating a classical

ballet company in Miami. Villella is leaving

to continue his professional life.

Esserman states: “As we all know, Edward

has had an extraordinary success. From its modest

beginnings – nineteen dancers in a storefront

on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach and a budget of

one million dollars – MCB has grown into a firstrank

artistic institution, recognized nationally and

internationally as a leading force in American

ballet.

As Edward has written: "My ambition from

the start was to give Miami and South Florida a

major dance company; my strategy was to proceed

carefully and steadily, evolving rather than

over-extending. Today it's no longer a fledgling

operation with a limited repertory (almost entirely

Balanchine) and an even more limited

budget. Instead, it's a 45-plus group of brilliant

dancers and has a range of ballets that stretches

from the classics – Giselle, Coppélia, Don Quixote,

Romeo and Juliet – to the choicest works by

Balanchine's greatest successors (Jerome Robbins,

Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp). And recently

we've been fortunate enough to be in a position to

commission new works – the heart of every ballet

company – from masters like Tharp and Alexei

Ratmansky to Liam Scarlett, the youngest choreographer

ever to be invited to create a new work

for the main stage of Britain's Royal Ballet."

"In thinking about my career," said Villella,

"first as a principal dancer at New York City

Ballet and later as the Founding Artistic Director

of Miami City Ballet - there are two moments

that really stand out for me and represent the

zenith of my life as a working artist. The first

moment came in Moscow in 1962 during

the Cuban missile crisis. Despite the enormous

ideological divide, the Soviet audience

embraced me as a dancer and called me out

for an unprecedented encore following my

performance. The second moment came

this past July in Paris when Miami City Ballet

made its debut in a three-week season at

the famed Théâtre du Châtelet. This time it

was my dancers who received standing ovations

and a wildly enthusiastic response

from the Parisian audiences.

“I couldn't have been more proud of their

accomplishments." "My plan," continued

Villella, "is to build a bridge upon the enormous

success we had in Paris, so that our

Board of Trustees and South Florida communities

can go the next step when I depart

in two years."

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Interim Board President Ron Esserman

further states: "Speaking for our Board, for

the Company itself and for the entire community,

I want to express our deepest gratitude

and admiration for the achievements of

this artistic genius. I also want to take this

opportunity to express my personal affection

for this extraordinary man. It has been a

privilege to work with, and for, him.

In order to preserve continuity of purpose

and the great legacy Edward is leaving us

with, we are beginning the search for his

successor. We can only hope that we manage

to find someone worthy to fill his

shoes."

Miami City Ballet‟s 26th season opens

October 21, 2011 and runs through April 15,

2012 at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami,

Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale and

Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.

For tickets, call (305) 929-7010 or toll-free

(877) 929-7010 or visit miamicityballet.org.


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What’s going on in Florida's Dance Communities!

LOCAL SENIORS KEEP FIT

DANCING BROADWAY JAZZ

The Dance Arts Conservatory has launched

an exciting new class with the seniors of our

community in mind! "It all began as a specialty

class for a group of local seniors" says

Artistic Director Rocky Duvall.

The ladies, known

affectionately as "The

Panera Girls" were getting

together to create a

special dance as a gift

for their dear friend

Sister Agnes Holmes, who was turning

80. Group leader Linda Lazarus made all the

arrangements with the dance studio, and in no

time at all, "The Panera Girls" were in rehearsal

and dancing up a storm! The party

performance was a huge success.

Duvall was so impressed with the ladies

that he immediately invited them to participate

in a Broadway Jazz Dance Class For

Seniors, and they have been dancing ever

since. "The ladies have been doing a fantastic

job in class" says Duvall, "they do proper

warm-ups with jazz technique, gentle stretching,

across the floors and even a new dance

combination, all set to their favorite Broadway

show tunes!"

Studio Co-Director Dorie Duvall adds, "So

many seniors in our community are looking

for a fun way to keep fit and incorporate exercise

into their life, dance is just a perfect fit

for their lifestyle. They enjoy the class so

much; they are smiling from ear to ear, and

have even invested in proper dance shoes! We

love it!"

"The Panera Girls" attend Seniors

Broadway Jazz Dance Class!

Pictured from left to right: Rosemary Paglia, Holiday

Tuttle, Katy Thomas, Linda Lazarus, Judy Hayes, Rosemarie

Ingui and Christianne Coggliano.

The Broadway Jazz Dance Class for Seniors

is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am

at the Dance Arts Conservatory.

For more information please contact

Randy Ballen at 561-296-1880.

Dance Arts Conservatory

11260 Fortune Circle, Ste J-1, Wellington, FL 33414

561-296-1880 www.danceartsconservatory.com

Dance Alive National Ballet

RECEIVES TOP SCORES!

Gainesville, FL, September 23: Dance Alive

National Ballet received the top score on both

the State Touring Program Panel and the

General Support Panel. The first award

came Monday with the Touring Panel.

Dance Alive National Ballet has toured for

Florida‟s Touring Program for over 36 years.

Every two years the Company must reapply to

be placed on the touring rooster. This year

DANB was one of 45 organizations applying

for Florida‟s Touring Program. Applicants

included Eckard Theatre Company, Jacksonville

Symphony Association, Orlando Philharmonic

Orchestra, and Florida Studio Theatre

among others. Dance Alive National Ballet

received the top score of 94.6 out of 100.

Panelists included the Directors of the

Duncan Theatre and the Old Square Cultural

Arts Center, Art Services Managers or Arts

Coordinators for the Georgia Council for the

Arts and South Carolina Arts Commission and

the Individual Artist Director for the Kentucky

Arts Council.

The purpose of the State Touring Program is

to bring live performance by the finest of

Florida's performing and visual artists to

every corner of the state. Presenters (any nonprofit

organization) may request fee support

to present one or more artists featured in the

current roster. Audiences across the state

benefit from dance, music, and theatre by

some of the state's finest visual and performing

artists.”

Kim Tuttle, Artistic Director of DANB,

stated that “It is an honor to be selected for

the Touring Program and a great pleasure to

be able to present the art of dance to audiences

throughout Florida.”

Florida‟s General Support Panel for

Level 1 and 2 Dance met Thursday, September

22 nd . “General Program Support (GPS)

funding is designed to support the general

program activities of an organization that is

realizing its stated mission and furthering the

state's cultural objectives by conducting, creating,

producing, presenting, staging, or sponsoring

cultural exhibits, performances, educational

programs, or events.” Levels are determined

by budget. DANB is a level 2 budget

level organization in the Dance category.

Once again, DANB received the top score

out of the level 1 & 2 applicants – this time

96 out of 100! 50% of the score was based on

artistic value, 30% on impact on the community

and the state and 20% on management.

Panelists included the founder of Momentum

Dance Company who currently serves on the

Board of Directors for Arts Action Alliance,

The Dance Magazine of Florida

the Associate Artistic Director of the Washington

Ballet, a former dancer with Louisville

Ballet, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Director

of the Center for Arts at UF and Assistant

Director of Shands Arts in Medicine and a

former principal dancer with American Ballet

Theatre who is currently Ballet Mistress for

Pittsburg Ballet Theatre.

According to Artistic Director Kim Tuttle,

“It is always satisfying to be validated as an

organization. The quality of these panelists is

exceptional. Their scores and comments

speak to the artistic quality of the company

and of the service it provides to Florida.”

You can find DANB on Facebook and

YouTube or our website www.dancealive.org.

For information about where the Company

can be seen throughout the season, contact us

online at dalive@bellsouth.net or 352-371-

2986.

Kids: they dance before they

learn there is

anything that isn't music.

~William Stafford


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Ballet Index ($0.99 or Free for a trial/incomplete

version called “Ballet Lite”)

Available for iPhone and iPad, this app serves as a

comprehensive Ballet dictionary with over 200 ballet

terms which are updated and added to regularly.

All terms emphasize proper spelling and pronunciation,

and many definitions include pictures and examples

as well. This is an important tool for ballet

students everywhere.

StarNow Audition Finder (Free)

Updated constantly, this app lets users create their

own profile and search through thousands of casting

calls, jobs and auditions around the world. Dancers,

actors, musicians, artists, models and others in the

entertainment industry can search and apply for

their dream jobs right from their phones and/or

tablet devices. The app can even be set to notify

the user when auditions that match their interest

are listed.

8Counts ($0.99)

Enjoy the convenience of this 8-count sheet maker

that allows dancers and choreographers to notate

and organize their choreography right on their mobile

devices. The app allows users to write out their

choreography in eight-count sheets which are organized

and clearly read. The app also gives choreographers

the opportunity to email the sheets to

their students/team and even add the music to the

file through iTunes.

By Jenne Vermes

Contributing Writer

Novelties

Dancers are always looking to get a “leg-up” in the dance world. Whether dancers

are looking for new techniques and exercises, seeking out new choreography tools,

or keeping up with the latest audition calls, dancers are finding their smart

phones and tablets to be even more helpful than ever.

There are a wide variety of apps in circulation for both Apple and Droid devices, and

among them there are certainly a few that no dancer should be without.

Dance Journal ($1.99)

This app helps dancers keep track of their dance

choreography in an easy to use and organized logbook

or journal. Dancers can write out the steps for

each dance they want to track, and they can record

and add videos of the choreography directly from

the app. Files can also be categorized, which helps

keep a large amount of dances and exercises highly

organized and easy to sort through.

SeeDance.com (Free)

SeeDance.com is a free app for Apple and Droid devices

that acts as a guide and companion for everything

dance. Using a dancer‟s current location, the

app scouts out dance studios, dancewear stores,

dance performances and events and many other

needs the dancer may have. This ultra-handy tool can

help a dancer find and map a new studio, get their

shoes and tights for a class nearby and check local

studio and performance reviews all in just a few minutes.

Dancers should never leave home without this

app!

These tools are convenient and important for dancers who

wish to have everything dance right at their fingertips.

With such important tools as audition-finders and dictionaries,

it is a wonder how we dancers ever got along without

our iPhones and Droids. Dancers should certainly take advantage

of these conveniences while they are available!

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Special Announcements

Anthony hails to Broward Dance Academy

from Southern California. He‟s a

graduate from CSU Fullerton with a Bachelor

Degree in Marketing/Finance and Dance & Theatrical

Studies. In addition, he trained with LA

Contemporary Theater, Qui Geometer Dance

Company and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre.

Anthony is also certified in Jazz and Contemporary

dance by Dance Masters of America

and has been performing and teaching both internationally and domestically

for the past 11 years. After performing, managing, and

directing dancers for over 23 years, Anthony has decided to turn his

full attention to the creative development and growth of Broward

Dance Academy.

The vision of Broward Dance

Academy is to share our love of

dance and to provide an energetic,

supportive and joyful experience to

all our students. We strive to offer

every student a professional and

personal training environment. We

offer styles from Classic Ballet, Tap,

Broward Dance Academy

Under New Ownership!

Anthony A. Raphael / Owner & Artistic Director

The Dance Magazine of Florida

Jazz to Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical,

and Hip Hop. Our age range is two

years to adults. We also offer Adult

Fitness and Zumba. Broward Dance

Academy prides itself on having the

most innovative, experienced, and diverse

instructors that South Florida has

to offer.

Broward Dance Academy has now

implemented professional level dance

classes such as Narrative Lyrical, Contemporary Fusion, Modern

Mechanix, Flash Back Jazz, Jazz Progression, Tip „N Bevel, and

Video Hip Hop.

Broward Dance Academy is also the home of Joi Street Dance

Company, a repertory Jazz dance company right here in Fort

Lauderdale, Florida. Anthony Raphael also choreographs for the

company along with a collection of other choreographers and instructors.

Broward Dance Academy

840 East Oakland Park Blvd, Ste 108, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334

954.537.3377

anthony@browarddanceacademy.com

http://www.browarddanceacademy.com/


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Mia Bella Academy of Dance

Mia Bella Academy of Dance in Palm Coast, under direction of

Brie Valenti opened its doors about 20 months ago with just 20 students.

Today, the dance studio has more than 150 students.

Valenti is excited about her studio and extremely proud of her students

hard work and dedication. (see page 10)

When Valenti opened Mia Bella, she said she wanted to shake up

Flagler County and inspire it to dance.

Brie Valenti is a two time National Award winning choreographer

and an accomplished dancer who has been dancing her way through

life for over 20 years. She began her training at the age of seven, studying

with several highly acclaimed studios, such as Deltona Dance

Academy and Studio 5D, to name a few.

Training six days a week with her competitive team, she won numerous

awards and medals, including dance scholarships from Dance

Masters and L.A. Dance Magic, as well as titles in the Miss Dance of

Central Florida and Miss Dance of Florida Pageants.

After graduating in 2000, Brie began working under the direction of

Howie Dourough of the Backstreet Boys, managing and choreographing

the d ancers at h is n igh t club in Orlando.

At only 28, Brie has studied with big names such as Frank Hatchett,

Ray Leeper, Mia Michaels, Maria Weatherbee, Shelleh Harkcom,

Jenny Strickland, Eileen Zielinski, Gaymarie Tomlinson, Debbie Cole,

Pam Bowling, The Orlando Magic,XFL, and done summer intensives

with the Moscow Ballet. She has been featured in national television

Special Announcements

Flagler County

Brie Valenti/ Owner & Artistic Director

ads, and seen live on ESPN, CBS, and

ABC. She also appeared in the hit film"

The Water Boy" starring Adam Sandler and

Henry Winkler.

Currently, Brie lives in Palm Coast with

her daughter Jazmyne and her son

J.R. Besides being the Owner and Artistic

Director of Mia Bella Academy of Dance, she also teaches at The Florida

School of the Arts, and is a Guest Artist for Matanzas High

School's Dance Team, Orchessis. Brie is a member with high honors

in Dance Educators of America. She has also been accepted into

the National Association of Professional Business Women, nominated

by the city of Palm Coast. You may find Brie in the prestigious Who's

Who in America 2011, teaching edition. Though her passion is Contemporary,

Brie loves all styles of dance and loves being able to share

that passion with her students.

But what the studio owner is most proud of is her competition team.

Some dancers spend six days a week in the studio and seem to devote

all their spare time to dance.

“I want to give these kids a place where they can come and feel like

it‟s home and express their emotions in a safe place,” Valenti said.

Mia Bella Academy of Dance

160 Cypress Point Parkway Suite 201D

Palm Coast, FL 32164 386.283.4939 www.miabelladance.com

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ROBERT DEAN HERTENSTEIN

&

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

THE ENGINE BEHIND THE PRODUCTIONS.

The Norwegian Cruise Line’s entire fleet consists of eleven ships. Robert Dean Hertenstein is the Manager of

Theatrical Operations for all of the production shows and is in charge of the creative and casting for these productions on

board. He also does the auditions and rehearsals. He is your one man show – The Engine behind the Productions for Norwegian

Cruise Line. A very talented and energetic personality, I must add.

I met with Hertenstein in his office in Miami on one of those rare occasions when he was actually in for the day, and just

barely. So I had to take this opportunity to interview him before he was off once more in this whirlwind travel life he lives.

And a very exciting one I have to agree with. I really enjoyed this interview; Hertenstein is very pleasant and funny. We

laughed a lot throughout the whole interview.

What kind of shows do you have on board

the fleet?

“Most of the productions are made just

for our ships, besides “Norwegian Epic”

which is slightly different, because it has

branded entertainment such as: Blue Man

Group, Legends in Concert, The Second City,

Cirque Dreams and Dinner Show.

We work individually with their brands

and they hire their own cast. It’s an already

made show. The rest of the fleet, the other

ten ships, I provide all the singers, dancers

and the show content. So on average I’m

hiring about 300 people a year, on six

months contracts. The average show consists

of 14 people per cast.”

Where are your dancers/entertainers

from?

“Our dancers are international. I travel

around the world and conduct auditions as

well. Last year we did a seven week world

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by Karina Felix Fedele

tour, where we literally flew around the

world and auditioned in several cities from

around the globe: Florida, L.A., Honolulu,

Australia, South Africa, U.K., Germany, Italy,

Amsterdam, Kiev, San Juan and New York.”

Did you do this to get a mix of people?

“Yes, we like to have a variety of people

in our shows, I call it Benetton casting

where many people are represented.”


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Do you have any age specifications?

“All performers must be 18 or older to

work on our ships. Depending on the show

and the type of show we are running, there

is not really an age limit to stop performing

but it’s usually the mid-forties, that’s kind

of the oldest we get to. Mostly the singers

and dancers we get are in their late 20’s

early 30’s.”

How do we find out about auditions?

“We post them in all the local trade papers,

like Backstage, playbill.com, answers4dancers.com,

and now The Dance

Magazine of Florida, as well as our own

website ncl-productions.com and we try to

update as much as possible.”

The shows start from mid-January all

the way through June. We get a couple of

weeks off in July, then on again. The productions

stagger between new shows, so

we have one to two starting every month

for six months, and then we start all over

again. So it’s year-round casting, and yearround

rehearsals.”

Hertenstein is a one man show;

he travels extensively, hires,

auditions and does the production.

What’s the audition process like?

“We usually have a dancer call and a

singer call. At the dancer call I teach a combination

that has a variety of battement

techniques, turns, lay-outs, some stylistic

stuff to see if they can handle that. From

there I make a cut and depending on the

ship I’m looking for I have another combination

that goes into contemporary jazz, because

we have a ship called Elements that is

choreographed by Patti Wilcox out of New

York which is completely contemporary

jazz. So I do a different combination for

that to see if their technique and style can

handle that as well. When we call them in

we ask them to sing one or two songs usually

about 16 to 36 bars and if it’s something

we like, we usually give them music to

learn from our shows to see if they can handle

the material we are looking for.

Do singers have to be dancers and dancers

singers?

“It depends. A lot of singers these days

have to move. There is no more what we

used to call the “park ‘n bark” of the old

days. We have changed the entertainment

program for Norwegian. We are taking it up

to the next level. We have gotten away

from the traditional or cruise ship stigma

reputation and we are more current trendy

and more edgy.”

What are you looking for in your

employees?

“We are looking for great skills as a

dancer and singer but also personalities go

a huge way on ships. We need to find personalities

that are not only pleasant and

nice and hard working but someone who is

flexible because when working on a ship, a

lot of things can change overnight. Working

on a confined small area out there at sea

for six months, you have to find someone

that is flexible and able to go with the

flow.”

What about becoming homesick?

“Some do get homesick but they have

opportunities to call their families from the

ship, there is constant email access. A lot of

time they do a friend and family cruise and

the family will come and cruise on the ships

as well.”

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What are the Pros of working on a cruise

line?

The pros are traveling, experience, exposure

and getting to work with choreographers

like Patti Wilcox in New York, Tiger

Martina from Las Vegas, and different choreographers

and directors. Once they leave

our ships and they go to other auditions

that these choreographer are having they

usually get called in for other jobs, so it’s a

great networking for them.”

“It’s interesting that a lot of singers and

dancers are coming over to us who have

worked for other people in the past and

they’re finding that they really like our entertainment

which is exciting because we

are striving to be the entertainment of

choice, on and off the water.”

“It is exciting to see some of our dancers

go on to another job, we totally support

that. Right now such artists as Ricky Martin,

Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue all have dancers

that came from us. So it’s all very exciting.”

What are the Cons?

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“Being away, when you are out on these

ships for six months, you are kind of disconnected

from the real world. I just visited a

ship even out of Miami after a three four

day trip and the cast are like, ‘what’s going

on in the world, we don’t know what’s going

on, what’s the new music’. You get so

involved in that world that you are living

and breathing that world so much that you

get disconnect from the real world.”

DMF: Sometimes it’s nice to be

disconnected from the real world! ;0)

What kind of shows do you do?

“We do Broadway reviews, current stuff

like Wicked, Mama Mia, Jersey Boys, In the

Heights, to review shows like Soul Rockin’

Night that is very pop and edgy today. We


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have Elements which are huge cirque-type

shows that involve illusions, Spanish-web,

silks, bungee, and water. We even have fire

on the ships which was a huge deal.

We do musicals as well. We do Shout!

The Mod Musical which is a five woman

musical all done live. We are stepping it up,

we have stage managers on ship; production

managers and production stage managers

calling the show and providing that

type of support as well.”

Where are the shows produced?

The shows are produced for the ship

but we rehearse them on land. Our rehearsal

space is in Tampa, Florida. We fly all

the performers into Tampa.”

Do you ever have shortage of dancers?

“It happens a lot of time that someone

would get injured in rehearsal and we need

a last minute replacement, or they didn’t

pass their medical, because they have to

take a full medical exam. We try to keep in

contact. Plans may change, since we hire

them from 2- 4 months out and when it

finally comes close to rehearsal they have

gotten a gig at that point which conflicts

with this one.”

Do you hire extras?

“We are not at that place where we can

do that,

because it

is hard to

h i r e

someone

if we are

not going

to use

them. The

cost of

that is not

within our

budget.”

Robert Hertenstein & Karina Fedele

What else do the performers have to do?

“Singers do what we call “Drop-ins”.

Unless they are not performing in the mainstage

show they will go and perform a couple

of song in the different lounge acts. We

also ask them to put their own cabaret

shows together which they perform as a

group in the atrium like “Broadway in the

afternoon”.

It’s a great opportunity for them to work

on their own material and it’s great for us

because we get to use their talents more

than just the show. The performers, in a

seven day cruise, do three production

shows during that time, they are only perf

o r m i n g

three nights

a week as

suppose to

the rest of

the time.

They get to

work on

their own

m a t e r i a l

and give us

more stuff

for entertainment.”

“ T h e

dancers do

extra duties

but performance based. We have theme

nights like The White Hot Party, FABBA and

70’s night and they socialize as well as perform

a number. No, they don’t do aerobics

around the pool, no trivia, and no calling

bingo. [Laughing]. They perform on embarkation

day which is welcoming the guest on

board.”

“Doing public relations and socializing is

a huge part of their work. We want that

presence out with our guests. Once the

guests connect with the dancers and singers,

when they go to the show they have a

personal investment with the show. And

they love it, they love socializing with “The

Stars”.

Who is Robert Hertenstein?

“I’ve had a very fortunate career for 20

years as a dancer and singer. I’m originally

from Cleveland Ohio. I’ve work from Busch

Gardens to Kings Island. My first contract

was with Norwegian Cruise Line. I worked

around the world on different cruise lines,

from Royal Caribbean, Holland America,

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and also did national

tours, such

as West Side

Story, 42 nd Street

and Grease. I did a

couple of kid’s

shows; Dora the

Explorer, Blue’s

Clues Live. I went

to Germany and

Las Vegas with

Starlight Express and, so I had a very fortunate

career as a performer. Then Norwegian

ask me to come back to help teach, reteach

shows as well as redirect them. The

next thing I know I’m in the office and here I

am. That is almost five years now.”

This must be exciting, because you are not

stuck in one location. You are doing so

many different things. Your creative processes

are non-stop.

“It is non-stop, which is great. It’s challenging,

but very satisfying.”

Is traveling very tiring, to be moving

around so much?

“It can get very tiresome. I’m probably in

Miami in the office one week a month.

Which is funny because everyone walks by

and say ‘hey you still do exists’. If I’m not

auditioning, I’m also on the ship doing the

installs, checking on the casts and other

stuff like that.”

“I do cruise with the ships when we bring

the new cast on board or doing the checkups

to see how they’re doing. I spend no

more than a week on board before I fly off

to somewhere else.”

What can Florida Dancers look forward to?

“We are working with University of Central

Florida and they have a program where

we will do workshops with them and hold

auditions’ on their campus. We are trying to

work more and more with the colleges”.

“We are currently in the process of building

our own rehearsal facility here in Miami.

Once we get that up and running we will

start having monthly auditions for local

dancers.”

If you are interested in seeking a performing

position with Norwegian Cruise Line

go to their website at ncl-productions.com

for audition times and locations.


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WELLINGTON BALLET THEATRE

Campaigning for Seed Money!

Advertorial

As most of you know, we have launched a not for profit Ballet company, Wellington Ballet Theatre. This is a

brand new dance company that will help to enrich the lives of young people and also bring some much -needed

culture to our community. If you aren‟t yet familiar with our organization please check our website for all the

details, www.wellingtonballettheatre.org.

We are campaigning for Seed Money!! We are reaching out to our family and friends to help us launch our

campaign. Your $50 Gift will go a long, long way!! The only way to keep the arts alive in our communities is

to participate and start with the people we are closest with.

We have some exciting plans for the dancers in the very near future and our programming is already underway

with our 1 st performance just around the corner. On October 14 and 15, @ Downtown Dance in Lake Worth,

FL., the girls will be performing “Firebird Fantasy” and “Leaves” at a Fall Dance Showcase alongside other

dance companies. Coming in December, we will be producing a “Nutcracker Tea”. There are also two ballet

classes that are currently being held on a weekly basis for beginning level dancers at our facility with classroom

space graciously donated by Dance Arts Conservatory.

We have a fundraiser coming up in November, “An Evening of Ballroom”, and we anticipate a great turnout.

The funds generated from this event will help us get started towards our goal of $29,250, but we will still have

ways to go, and Your Generous $50 Gift will help us achieve our goal.

With your help, and your friends and families help, we can achieve our goal. Please contribute anything you

want to, no amount is too big or small, but we know that you will want to “Gift” at least $50 to make a difference

in our children‟s futures. To make your donation, please visit our website from the following link and

“Click” on the DONATION button from Pay Pal:

If you are interested in underwriting any of these events, please contact Rocky directly at 561 -306-0787, and we

will be happy to discuss theses options with you, absolutely!!

Your gift is appreciated, your time is appreciated, and we thank you most sincerely for your support and appreciation

for the arts.

Rocky and Dorie Duvall

Founders

Wellington Ballet Theatre

11260 Fortune Circle, Ste J-1

Wellington, FL 33414

P: 561-296-1880

info@wellingtonballettheatre.org

www.wellingtonballettheatre.org

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Rising Stars—Students Section

EDGAR DEGAS

The Dancers at The Bar

Artist : Edgar Degas

Title: The Dancers at the Barre

Deutsch: Tänzerinnen an der Stange

Date: ca. 1888

Current location:

The Phillips Collection in DuPont Circle,

Washington, D.C., USA

ABOUT BALLET/DANCE

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10 JOBS SURROUNDING DANCE

The Dance Magazine of Florida

C E R T A E H T A C A D E M Y

O F W E D T B U S T U D E N T

N A F X Q L A U D I T I O N S

S L L A N O I T A C U D E T I

E A O T V A R I E T Y S U M O

R R E D S W X C P R I D F G L

V U K N N T Y D E D I A G K O

A T Y G V T C H P O G E T U S

T L E F B C E L K Y C Z N T V

O U Q Z R A E U M R I Q E D B

R C O E R Y T E I R A V M A S

Y L A S R O T C E R I D E N M

P T A E G A R U O C N E V C A

E L M P R I N C I P A L O E E

S N O I T I T E P M O C M J T

Academy Create Educational Rehearsal Studio

Auditions Cultural Encourage Soloist Teams

Competitions Dance Movement Staff Theatre

Conservatory Director Principal Student Variety

Ballet is an entertainment danced to music. It may tell a story or create a mood, or it may bring out

the meaning of the music only through the movement of the dancers. Several people help to make a ballet. The composer

works together with the choreographer who thinks up the complete movements of the dancers. Sometimes a choreographer

sets a ballet to music already written. He also rehearses with the dancers to teach them the movements. Meanwhile

the designer creates ideas for the stage setting, costumes and lighting. The ballet equipment and scenery has then to be

built, costumes made, and the orchestra rehearsed before the ballet is finally performed.

1. Artistic Director- decides what shows to put on and casts the roles.

2. Ballet Master or Mistress- runs rehearsals and supervises the corps de ballet.

3. Dance Teacher- runs daily classes and gives individual coaching.

4. Physiotherapist- treats dancers‟ injuries.

5. Choreographer- creates the dance part of a ballet and helps decide on costumes and scenery.

6. Wardrobe Master or Mistress- looks after and takes care of the costumes.

7. Technical Director or Stage Manager- co-ordinates the lighting staff, orchestra, dancers, and stage crew.

8. Member of a Stage Crew- is responsible for the electrics, such as wiring and special effects, as well as the props.

9. Marketing Officers- commission posters, leaflets and programs advertising ballets.

10. General Manager- arranges tours, salaries, and general business matters.


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Jeanette Delgado

Miami, Florida

Trained at Liana Navarro and

Vivian Tobio Ballet School, and

Miami City Ballet School.

Joined MCB as a Company

Apprentice in 2003.

Promoted to Principal in 2008.

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Renato Penteado

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Trained at Academy of Movement,

Ballet Twin's Academy, Studium

Marisa Ballet, and Municipal Dance

School in Sao Paulo.

Joined MCB as a member

of the Corps in 1999.

Promoted to Principal in 2004.

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Rising Stars—Students Section

Jeanette Delgado and Renato Penteado In the Night. Photo © 2008 Lois Greenfeld

Courtesy of Miami City Ballet

POSITIONS WITHIN A DANCE COMPANY = Part III

BALLET MASTER/MISTRESS

PRINCIPAL DANCER

Prima Ballerina/ Premiere Danseur

Dance Party Games

SOLOIST

CORPS de BALLET

SOLOIST

A soloist in ballet refers to a dancer who

performs alone on the stage, as opposed to

a couple or the corps de ballet.

A soloist isn't a principal dancer or prima

ballerina, but performs major roles in

productions such as "Romeo and Juliet,"

"Giselle" and "The Sleeping Beauty."

Dance Music Party Game: One person is in charge of playing the music, and the rest of the guests must dance. Periodically, the

music is stopped and the person in charge of the music calls out a number. Guests must form into groups of that number, with any

people left without a group having to leave the game. This dance music party game continues until there are 3 participants left –

the player left without a partner leaves the game, and the final pair left are the winners.

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Auditions

THE DANCE CENTER

The Dance Magazine of Florida

The Dance Center in Brandon, Florida is now offering a

Pre-Professional Training Program for dancers who are seriously

interested in pursuing a professional career in ballet.

This intensive program is specifically designed for the intermediate

and advanced ballet student. The primary focus is on

technique, variations and pointe. These rigorous classes will

improve stage presence, body conditioning and flexibility, in

a fairly short period of time.

Admittance into the program is by audition only. Classes are

held on Monday & Thursday from 1:00 pm. to 3:00

pm. Other opportunities include being a part of the Brandon

Ballet, Tampa Bay‟s premier Ballet Company.

To audition, call The Dance Center at (813) 684-4282.

Alice Holden Bock, Director www.brandondance.com

The Dance Center tdc@brandondance.com

161 E. Bloomingdale Avenue Phone: (813) 684-4282

Brandon, FL 33511


By Clarence Brooks

The Florida Dance Education Organization

(FDEO) was officially

established in 2003 after two years of

organizational planning, strategy

meetings and passionate discussions.

Largely spearheaded by Virginia Shuker,

the founders were a mélange of dance

educators and arts administrators from

across the state of Florida.

As a state affiliate of the National

Dance Education Organization (NDEO),

“a non-profit membership organization

dedicated to the advancement and promotion

of high quality education in the art of

dance”, FDEO, one of fifteen national

affiliates, is likewise aligned with this

mission. FDEO is also one of the most

active affiliates: holding annual conferences,

working directly with the Florida

Department of Education, and building

relationships with other arts educationcentered

organizations.

The all-volunteer board of directors is

comprised of K-12 and higher education

dance instructors and arts administrators

from across the state who meet quarterly

to conduct the business of this vibrantly,

young organization. FDEO has had four

presidents since its birth. The first president,

Jeff Satinoff (Dreyfoos School of the

Arts, Palm Beach), was succeeded in office

by Virginia Shuker (Retired Miami-

Dade Public Schools Administrator, Miami-Dade),

Patty Gair (Cypress Lake

High School, Lee) and then Christina

Acosta (Professor of Dance, Hillsborough

Community College, Hillsborough). Clarence

Brooks (Associate Professor/

Director of Dance, Florida Atlantic University,

Palm Beach) is the current president

and will hand over the reins of office

to President-elect Dr. Tenaj Davis (South

Miami Middle School, Miami-Dade) in

January 2012.

The other board members are Secretary

Tad Williams (Osceola County

School for the Arts, Osceola), Treasurer

Melissa Booth (Rasmussen College, Lee),

Jacalyn E. Bryan (Saint Leo University,

Pasco), Martha Satinoff (Dance Chair,

Bak Middle School of the Arts,

Palm Beach), and Toranika Washington

(Nova Southeastern University School,

Broward).

Three other board members serve as

chairs of FDEO’s strongest and important

efforts. Ashley Sherman (Orange

County Schools, Orange) chairs the National

Honor Society for Dance Arts

(NHSDA) which was established to promote

the leadership abilities, the academic

achievements, and the artistic merits

of dance students. At last count, there

were over 30 high school, middle school

and private studio NHSDA chapters in the

state – and the numbers keep growing.

For several years, the Florida branch

of NHSDA has awarded prizes to highachieving

students who have excelled in

all three categories. Even more astonishing

are the number of these students who

place or have won monetary prizes at the

national level. The NHSDA awardees

perform in the Honors Concert at the annual

conference.

Valerie Barreiro (Miami Arts Charter

Schools, Miami-Dade), chair of the conference

committee, has been working diligently

with her colleagues on the 10 th

annual conference entitled Dance Education:

Legacy and Literacy (October 27-

29, 2011, New World School of the Arts,

Miami). The conference offers participants

presentations from guest speakers,

roundtable discussions, master classes,

performances, advocacy, research, support

services, professional development,

workshops, and networking and gradegroup

breakout sessions. The conference

resides at a host site for two years before

moving to another location around the

state.

Jennifer Simmers (Wellington High

School, Palm Beach) is the Co-

Chairperson for the Florida Dance Performance

Assessment. The 3 rd Annual

FDPA will be held at Pinellas County

Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School

on March 3, 2012 – a one day performance

assessment that is open statewide at

the high school level. Schools are assessed

in three different categories: technical

proficiency, movement acquisition,

and ensemble performance. (There

Focus

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is an optional historical etude that students

may learn prior to FDPA in which

they can receive feedback.) FDPA provides

schools with a written evaluation

recognizing areas of strength and identifying

areas needing improvement. The

ensemble performance enables schools to

showcase their artistry. FDPA is an excellent

learning experience for dancers

and instructors of participating

schools.

FDEO is also honored to have an advisory

board – Mona Clifford Baker

(Actionomics, Sarasota), Patty Gair

(Cypress Lake High School, Lee), Thomas

K. Hagood (Professor of Dance and author,

Miami-Dade), Daniel Lewis

(Retired Dean of Dance, New World

School of the Arts, Miami-Dade) and Virginia

B. Shuker – to turn to for additional

knowledge, support, guidance and leadership.

As a young organization about to step

into its second decade, FDEO is rapidly

meeting the demands of teaching artists,

dance educators, arts administrators and

students from across the state. To join or

obtain more information about FDEO

( w w w . f d e o . o r g ) a n d N D E O

(www.ndeo.org) visit their respective

websites, contact board members, and, by

all means, attend a conference. It can

only do you good!

Clarence Hussien Brooks

Associate Professor/Director of Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance

Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Road, AL-124,

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: 561.479.6399 | Fax: 561.297.2180

E-mail: Clarence.Brooks@fau.edu | Web site:

www.fau.edu/theatre

Florida Dance Education Organization,

President – www.fdeo.org

'Life isn't about

how to survive the

storm, but how to

dance in the rain.'


HOLIDAY SEASON!

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JANUARY 2012 ISSUE

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OCTOBER 20

Recognitions

Mia Bella Academy of Dance

Palm Coast, Fl

Mia Bella’s dancers brought home second

national championship this month. In its inaugural

year last year, Palm Coast’s Mia Bella

Dance Academy sent seven dancers to the

national Celebration Talent Competition in

Gatlinburg, Tenn., last July, and came home

with two awards: best choreography overall

for Mia Bella founder Brie Valenti, and a 1st

overall championship in the rising star category.

This time around, the studio sent 20 dancers

plus Valenti to Gatlinburg and brought

home four awards: first, second and third

place overall in the competition’s Dance

Showdown. Valenti again won the national

choreography award, and individual students

got soloist awards as well.

1st overall winner:

Dance name: Heaven

Russell Tanenbaum, Lauren Rawlins, Allie

Flagg, Emmary Wolff, Jazmyne Valenti,

Brianna O’Brien

2nd overall Dance off:

dance name: Safari Shananigans

Russell Tanenbaum, Luke Stevens, Lauren

Rawlins, Alyssa Ziegler, Nicole Ziegler, Allie

Flagg, Sammi Tanenbaum, Kari Dutton, Emmary

Wolff, Jazmyne Valenti, Brianna

O’Brien, Serena Scalcione, Caroline Rizzo,

Alyssa Waldman, Jesalyn Evans, Cimone Williams,

Cayla Skeete, Myracle Piginelli,

Adrianna Fries, Kaylee Futeh

3rd overall dance off:

dance name: All that Jazz

Lauren Rawlins, Allie Flagg,

Ashley Schoendorf

TOP 10 Soloists:

Brianna O’Brien Jazmyne Valenti

Cayla Skeete Lauren Rawlins

Nicole Ziegler Emmary Wolff

Ashley Schoendorf Russell Tanenbaum

1st overall Trio Top Choreography:

Name: Gratitude

Caroline Rizzo, Serena Scalcione, Alyssa

Waldman

1st overall soloists:

Caroline Rizzo, Alyssia Ziegler

Mia Bella Academy of Dance

160 Cypress Point Parkway Suite 201D

Palm Coast, FL 32164 386.283.4939

www.miabelladance.com

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that

does everybody a great deal of good.

~Edwin Denby

The Dance Magazine of Florida

Jupiter Dance Academy

Jupiter, Fl

Jupiter Dance Academy students Molly

Botnick, Gabrielle Dame, and Kaitlyn Howarth

attended the Joffrey Ballet School intensive

program for four weeks in July. The

school is New York's premiere ballet training

center and is located in picturesque Greenwich

Village.

The three Senior Company dancers auditioned

in the spring and were accepted to

the program which included class in modern,

jazz, partnering, improvisation, contemporary

ballet, yoga, Pilates, dance history, and

health and wellness lectures.

Gabrielle Dame and Kaitlyn Howarth

in a dance studio at Joffrey Ballet School

Jupiter Dance Academy

Ste F, 861 Jupiter Park Drive

Jupiter, FL 33458-8954

(561) 747-71334

Jupiterdance1@aol.com

www.jupiterdanceacademy.com

School of Ballet Arts

Greenacres,Fl

Congratulations to the following students of

School of Ballet Arts in Greenacres, Fl., under

direction of Deborah Marquez.

Dreyfoos HSOA:1.Mycaela Everly 2.Daniela

O'Neil 3.Lauren Pagano 4.Sierra Morse

5.Hannah Daynton 6.Ashleigh Carr 7.Lyndsey

C a r e y 8 . N i c h o l a s R o s e

Bak MSOA: 1.Amanda Pagano 2.Anisa

Bernia 3.Elias Re 4.Maciel Placeres.

School of Ballet Arts

6685 Forest Hill Boulevard, #6641-43

Greenacres, Florida 33413

P: 561-577-5355

W: http://schoolofballetartsfl.com


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By The Vivacious Voracious Vegan

Kate Lenig

We love sweets, it’s an

American obsession and addiction.

Why? Because it tastes great! Unaware,

sugar lurks in many unsuspecting foods and

you became addicted. You know sugar is in

cookies, cakes, pastries, candy bars and soda

pop. But what about your breakfast cereals,

dinner pasta, salad dressings and other processed

foods? Always read the ingredients

and if you don‟t see the ingredient „sugar‟ you may see „high

fructose corn syrup‟ or „organic cane

juice,‟ or „sucralose. „Don‟t be fooled.

On the other hand, don‟t get your

sugar flavor from any of the artificial

sweeteners either. Just to clue you in,

aspartame (in the blue packet) has an

ingredient called methyl alcohol that

when ingested converts into formaldehyde!

ASTEROIDS

1 Cup natural almond butter (or other nut butter)

1 Cup brown rice syrup

1 Cup non-dairy dark chocolate chips

3 Cups natural brown rice crispy cereal

Healthy Eating

None of those packets, blue, yellow

or pink are good for you! They are synthesized

chemicals!

But let‟s face it sugar isn‟t good for

you. It‟s unhealthy, makes you fat, weakens

your immune system, gives you cavities, causes hyperactivity,

elevates your blood sugar gives you that immediate

euphoria and then let‟s you fall flat.

But I love the taste, you say? So try these fabulous

chocolate nuggets full of flavor and no sugar from my

friend, Christina Pirello. They are sweetened with brown

rice syrup, just one of the many natural sweeteners that

will not spike your blood sugar and still tastes so sweet

and satisfying.

Contributing writer: Kate Lenig graduated with a BS from Centenary College. At

18, she became a vegetarian. Now a fitness advocate and vegan, she is a fit model

with Fit Models,LLC in NYC and is studying for her nutrition coaching certificate.

Place nut butter, syrup and chocolate in a pot over medium heat and cook, stirring until mixture is melted

and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in rice crispy cereal until it is well combined.

Form into 1 inch spheres (using wet hands) or press into a 9x9-inch square baking dish. Set aside until mixture

firms up. If pressing into a pan, allow time to set before cutting into squares.

*For a little added boast of flavor and goodness, roll the asteroids in unsweetened coconut or grated nutmeg

or cinnamon and enjoy!

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Ovations

Miami City Ballet was the

only company appearing in the

Théâtre du Châtelet’s seventh annual

Les Étés de la Danse festival

July 6-23, 2011 which, in years past,

has hosted The Alvin Ailey American

Dance Theater, The National Ballet

of Cuba, The San Francisco Ballet

and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Miami City Ballet’s debut in

Paris was a top grosser for the

Théâtre du Châtelet. Ticket sales

exceeded more than 95 percent, with

most shows completely sold out, for

each of Miami City Ballet’s 17 performances.

This enormous success has earned the company

an invitation to perform in Paris again

in July 2014.

But most satisfying is that Miami City Ballet

won over the very critical Paris dance

audiences and critics -- who rewarded the

company with nightly standing ovations up to

10 minutes long!

“Miami City Ballet is dancing like the

New York City Ballet was dancing under

[George] Balanchine. They are dancing a

living Balanchine,’’ Valéry Colin, Director of

the annual Les Étés de la Danse festival told

the New York Daily News.

Elisabeth Platel, Director of the Paris

Opera Ballet school, told The Miami Herald:

“ [Paris] audiences are very demanding because

they have a lot of choices and they

know a lot of different companies. [MCB has]

a different way of dancing from what we are

doing in Paris ... and the energy given by the

dancers is great.”

The Paris Visitors and Convention Bureau

described Miami City Ballet as “one of the

rare troupes to be able to rival the NYCB and

the American Ballet Theatre.”

It was an exhausting, but satisfying schedule

for the 50 dancers from Miami who

danced 14 different works by Balanchine,

Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp and Christopher

Wheeldon in those three weeks.

Corps member Rebecca King was one of

the many dancers who were blogging about

the “Miami City Ballet in Paris” experience

for websites such as www.miamicityballet.org,

miami.com, artburstmiami.com, miamiartzine.com,

and consulfrance-miami.org.

In artburstmiami.com, King described the

July 6 opening night as follows:

“Opening night in Paris was everything I

thought it would be… and more. As the curtain

rose on the first ballet, you could feel the

excitement in the air; the night we had been

Miami City Ballet Debut In Paris:

Sold Out Performances and Standing Ovations!

by Roberto Santiago

Performing Paul Taylor's Promethean Fire at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France

waiting for had finally arrived. As always,

despite nerves and anticipation, you could tell

that everyone was having a wonderful time on

the stage. The evening ended with spectacularly

beautiful piece known as Ballet Imperial.

The finale is especially exciting, as the entire

cast of dancers move together in perfect unison.

Our last curtain call of the evening was

the longest any of us could remember. It was

such an amazing moment; I will never forget

it.

When the curtain fell for the final time, a

rush of emotion hit us all. We had just done it!

We had just debuted in France; we were now

international dancers. Everyone was embracing,

crying tears of joy, and congratulating

each other on a successful opening night performance

in Paris. I felt so proud to be a part

of this exceptional group of dancers.

Parisians and tourists who had never seen

Miami City Ballet before – including an artist

from Fort Lauderdale – left highly impressed.

“Attending performances of Miami City

Ballet was one of the highlights of my trip to

Paris this summer,” said famed pop up book

artist, Chuck Fischer, a Fort Lauderdale resident.

“Who knew I'd have to fly across the

pond to first experience this world-class ballet

company. I'm looking forward to their upcoming

season at the Broward Center!”

Paul Livant and his wife, Eileen, of Brooklyn,

New York, were especially moved: “It

was one of the cultural highlights of our three

weeks in France. It was extraordinarily moving

for me to see an American dance company

- that had perfected one of France’s highest

arts - performing in one of its most beautiful

and historic theatres.”

The entire experience was a perfect cap to

Miami City Ballet’s 25th Anniversary Season

in South Florida. Those who were fortunate

enough to spend three amazing weeks in

Paris, courtesy of Les Étés de la Danse festi-

The Dance Magazine of Florida

val, consisted of 50 dancers, 18

members of the artistic and production

staff, its musical conductor

and pianist, three physical

therapists, and myself - its

public relations manager.

We stayed at the Marriott

Rive Gauche, got to the theatre

using our bus and Metro passes,

dined at local brasseries and

cafes, and enjoyed the huge

cultural offerings of Paris, from

its world-class museums to late

night group outings at clubs like

the Moulin Rouge.

In addition to the overwhelming

international television, radio,

magazine and newspaper coverage, we also

drew attention from the French government.

Miami City Ballet was the guest of honor

at a private reception hosted by French Minister

of Culture Frédéric Mitterand who addressed

a group of VIPS hours before opening

night:

“It is you, Edward Villella, the most unforgettable

interpreter of Balanchine, a star of

New York City Ballet, who proved that perfection

in American dancers is not just a New

York City affair. Your company, Miami City

Ballet, is one of the best in the United States

and Miami City Ballet School adds to the

company’s international reputation. Your

presence here honors us. ”

But nothing equaled closing night on July

23. As dancer Rebecca King wrote in Artburstmiami:“Miami

City Ballet’s Paris tour is

over. It seems as if it went by in the blink of

an eye. Three weeks, 14 ballets, 17 shows,

amazing audiences and packed houses every

night. There were lines out the door and

around the corner for last minute tickets for

our final shows. Miami City Ballet really was

the talk of Paris.

Saturday night brought our final Parisian

show, stirring up a mass of emotions, beginning

in the morning as our Artistic Director,

Edward Villella, spoke to the dancers. He

reiterated the pride he felt as he watched us


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Miami City Ballet principal dancer Tricia Albertson and

principal soloist Didier Bramaz in Jerome Robbins'

"In the Night" at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France

dance from the audience every night. He was

chocked up as he said, “I love you guys. I am

the proudest guy in this whole place.”

The tour ended as it began, with George

Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial. Even after the

way Paris reacted to this piece on opening

night, we never could have imagined the reception

that it would receive on the last. The

sold out audience rose for a standing ovation

that lasted over 10 minutes.

After we finished bowing, the staff and the

rest of the company joined the cast on stage

for a final bow. As we looked into the audience,

confetti fell from the ceiling and the

festival unfurled a banner above the stage that

read, “See you soon in Paris.”

Tears were shed and hugs were shared as

the lights were brought up in the audience.

There we stood, staring our new Parisian fans

in the face. We clapped for them, as they

clapped for us. It was such a surreal moment.

Inevitably, the final curtain had to fall. As

we were separated from our audience for the

last time, the audience waved at us, and we

waved back.”

Edward Villella said: “I will be 75 on October

1st. “This is the most incredible night of

my entire 75 years!”

Enjoy videos of the “Miami City Ballet

in Paris” experience:

Miami City Ballet’s Zoe Zien: The Paris

Video Blogs on miamicityballet.org

Contributing writer:

Roberto Santiago is the Public Relations

Manger for Miami City Ballet. He was able to

travel, take pictures and experience this wonderful

event.

rsantiago@miamicityballet.org


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When this show was advertised on television,

I was anxious to see how the life of

a dance mom would be portrayed on a reality

show. Because, as we all know -I hope -

Reality TV is nothing short of an embellished

statement of a drama queen’s life.

Add some dancers and competition in the

mix, along with a studio owner taking the

opportunity to publicize her company

across the nation as a no-nonsense, cut

throat competitive studio, and you’ve got

the recipe for a 60-minute boob-tube guilty

pleasure.

The show started out of the gate with

the idea that Abby Lee, a studio owner in

Pennsylvania, plays no games when it

comes to training a young dancer. She

builds pyramids of headshots on a chalkboard

to show her students who is the best

of the group. Her dancers, in full hair accessories

make-up, come to practice until

10 o’clock at night during the school week.

Most of them are under the age of 12. The

moms are desperate housewives, coming to

the studio dressed to the nines to stand

alongside a ballet barre and watch as Abby

rant at the young dancers what they do not

do right. She then dictates who is learning

what routines each weekend to compete.

Okay, folks, let’s be serious.

Although caddy and crazy at times, I

have never seen such fickle behaviours

among one group of dance moms in a

dressing room in my entire dance career.

Constantly sitting each week in their observation

room and taking shots at one another,

and openly being rude is not a depiction

of what a dance mom is; it’s an illustration

of immaturity, poor manners and

deep-rooted insecurities.

A professional business woman dares

not get in the face of a paying client with

such disrespect and arrogance, threatening

to retract a title that was given to their

daughter by a competition (not her), no

matter how upsetting a parent’s words may

be. The parent has a right to express concerns,

be emotional, and approach the

owner. No matter how incorrectly a parent

may attack their issue, no instructor should

Credit LifeTime channel.

clap her hands at a mother’s face.

The many confrontations, fights and

disrespectful comments that are thrown in

front of the young dancers are unrealistic.

You have to wonder how a studio comes

out on top at competition with such turmoil

inside its four walls among the moms.

Certainly, this is a display of how not to

teach your daughter how to be lady-like or

exemplifying self-control. Rather than take

it outside, as the Moms have shouted in

episode to one another in the heat of an

argument, how about just taking a breath?

The dancers are learning dance and performing

at competitions. They are not curing

cancer.

The life of dance competition, although

sometimes dramatic, is not savage. Even

the toughest instructors bleed. The mothers

clearly love their daughters and support

them, however, I question whether the ageold

idea of living vicariously through your

child is epitomized through the Dance Moms

episodes. There just seems to be far too

much crying, nagging, and pushing from

the Dance Moms.

I think on the logistics level, the show

itself does not make a clear statement on

its main focus. We have learned about the

philosophies of Abby Lee, self-proclaimed

dance tyrant; the hand picked dancers and

their feelings about dance and winning.

Then there are the Moms, whom clearly

were not bonded prior to the filming of the

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By Krystina Alexis

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reality show. They act dramatic and phoney

about things that a typical dance parent

would find trivial in the dance competition

world.

I have lived within the competition circuit

my entire life. I started as a competitor

and entered competitions as a student choreographer.

I began judging and became

guest faculty for conventions. I am now a

regional director for a competition. I took

countless students to win top awards. My

experience comes from all angles of the

competition circuit, and never have I experienced

to such a degree of what this

show depicts as the norm. I have seen

competitors and parents support each

other, one another’s children, and other

studios; I have seen dancers connect and

reconnect from different studios, and congratulate

one another. I have worked with

instructors, choreographers, and dancers

that support dance and support each other

for the love of dance.

I hope that the audience of this show

takes the lesson of how not to overreact,

how to practice good sportsmanship, and to

compete hard, but fair - and with optimism.

Dance is a positive activity, and an

art. In the competitive world, we respect

what others can do, not demean or attack

what they cannot do. Mothers of dancers

should realize that this is part of the growing

up experience for their children, and

how they conduct themselves in any environment

leaves an imprint on their children

on how they should be in similar situations.

Standing up for yourself and what you believe

is good. Having self-esteem, good

work ethic, and pride is also good. If we

can encourage these behaviours to our

young dancers, by not glorifying how the

Dance Moms illustrate themselves, the competition

of dance may still have a shot at

redeeming itself from the poor reputation

this show is creating for us.

Contributing writer: Krystina Alexis is a professional

choreographer and tours nationally as a regional

director and judge for top-notch dance competitions.

She is a graduate of OCU'S Ann Lacy school of

Dance & Arts Management.

For more information, please visit krystinaalexis.com


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Theatres

A brand-new $51 million state-of-the-art performing

arts venue is officially introduced to the South Miami-

Dade community on October 1 & 2. The much-anticipated

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (10950 SW 211 Street,

Cutler Bay) opens with two days of spectacular, high-quality performances

open to the public, and is followed by an inaugural season

of performances.

The Grand Opening Celebration is highlighted by a multidisciplinary

show featuring international artists, as well as some of Miami’s

highest caliber performers. The show takes place on Saturday,

October 1 at 8pm and Sunday, October 2 at 3pm.

On both days, the Center offers additional FREE pre-show outdoor

activities, for all to enjoy. Tickets for the Grand Opening performance

are $50, $35, $20 on Saturday night and $40, $25, $10 on

Sunday afternoon (Family Day). Sunday pricing also includes $5

Culture Shock tickets for youth ages 12-22, 50% of for kids ages 6-

12 and $5 off for Seniors at all ticket levels. For information on

how to buy tickets the public should call (786) 573-5300 or visit

www.smdcac.org.

The Grand Opening performance spans genres and cultures of

south Miami-Dade and includes jazz, classical, Latin, Caribbean

and gospel music and dance, as well as, theater and multimedia

presentations created from interviews with community members.

The Grand Opening Celebration is a community event that represents

both the artistic and demographic diversity found in Miami-

Dade and is designed to present outstanding cultural offerings to

people from all backgrounds.

The artistic team producing the show includes: Director Heidi

Marshall; Teo Castellanos, Dramaturge; Rosie Herrera, Choreographer;

Jordy Gomez, Musical Director; Elizabeth Sobel, Manager

of Musical Director; Andrew Yeomanson, DJ Designs; Edouard

Duval Carrié, Set Concept Designer; Ken Kurtz, Set Planner; Xavier

Pierce, Lighting Designer; Benton Bainbridge, Projection/

Video Designer; Mark Moormann, Documentary Filmaker and

Carry Cabrera, Wardrobe Supervisor; Ronald K. Brown, Choreographer

(pre-show activities)

An official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony takes place on Saturday

night along with free outdoor pre-show activities, bringing together

residents, community leaders, and government officials to commemorate

the opening of the facility. Sunday’s activities feature

outdoor family-friendly events and a children’s price for the Grand

Opening performance.

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, designed by an

internationally-acclaimed design team that includes Arquitectonica

International, Inc. (architects), Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc.

(theater design), Artec Consultants, Inc. (acoustics), and AMS

Planning & Research Corp. (theater management), provides, for

the first time, a state-of-the-art cultural venue and community gathering

place in the southern part of Miami-Dade County. The Center

features prominent works of art created by Miami artist Robert

Chambers who was commissioned by Miami-Dade County’s Art in

Public Places program to design a kinetic light wall and sculptures

for the theater.

SOUTH MIAMI-DADE

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

The Center is an integral part

of the economic and cultural

development of the area, offering

quality artistic programming

and community accessibility.

The South Miami-Dade Cultural

Arts Center is managed by

the Miami-Dade County Department

of Cultural Affairs,

with funding support from the

Office of the Miami-Dade

County Mayor and Board of

County Commissioners. The

Center is dedicated to presenting

and supporting arts and

culture and providing access to

the arts to the entire Miami-

Dade County community.

About the Building

South Miami-Dade Cultural

Arts Center serves as a showcase

for the performing and

media arts, welcoming people

from all backgrounds and economic

means. The facility includes

966 seat state-of-the- art

theater, which features a fly

tower, orchestra pit, front of

house spaces (box office, lobby,

concessions, etc.) and back of

house support spaces (dressing

rooms, storage and work areas,

administrative offices, etc.).

The site also includes an activities

building which houses lab /

experimental theaters, and may

be used for classrooms, rehearsals,

and small-scale performances.

A beautiful outdoor

plaza allows for festivals, art

shows, and other outdoor activities.

The concert lawn

“back yard” slopes to the Black

Creek Canal, and can host outdoor

concerts, performances

and events.

South Miami-Dade

Cultural Arts Center

10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay,

Florida 33189

Main Office: 786-573-5316

info@smdcac.org

www.smdcac.org

The Dance Magazine of Florida

OCTOBER 2011

Saturday, October 1, 7 PM

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Show Title: Harlequinade

Venue: Broward Center for the Performing

Arts. Cost: $25

Phone # for Tickets: (954) 462-0222

Website for tickets:

www.browardcenter.org

E.mail Address/Name of Presenter: Arts

Ballet Theatre of Florida

ABTFlorida@aol.com Ruby Issaev

Sunday October 2, 3 PM

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Show Title: Harlequinade

Venue: Broward Center for the Performing

Arts

Cost: $25

Phone # for Tickets: (954) 462-0222

Website for tickets:

www.browardcenter.org

E.mail Address/Name of Presenter: Arts

Ballet Theatre of Florida

ABTFlorida@aol.com Ruby Issaev

Sunday, October 2 at 4pm and 7pm.

Miami City Ballet‟s

„Open Barre Dance Series‟ presents

“Great Performances: Miami City

Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp”

Two Free preview screening of the PBS

national television special: “GREAT

PERFORMANCES: MIAMI CITY

BALLET DANCES BALANCHINE &

THARP”

Where: Miami City Ballet Studios at the

Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center, 2200

Liberty Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Free tickets are available in person Monday-Friday,

10am-5pm at Miami City

Ballet Studios, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami

Beach or by phone at (305) 929-

7010 or toll-free (877) 929-7010.

Saturday, October 8 • 1:00 - 5:00 pm

The Harid Conservatory

MASTER CLASS III •

Weekend Master Classes

BALLET! POINTE! PARTNERING!

MODERN! JAZZ! Study with HARID‟s

renowned teachers!

Ballet and Partnering classes with Olivier

Pardina; Modern with Josée Garant

The Harid Conservatory • 2285 Potomac

Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 • (561)

997-2677 • www.harid.edu •

info@harid.edu

Sunday, October 9 5 PM

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Show Title: Harlequinade

Venue: Aventura Arts and Cultural

Center. Cost: $25

Phone # for Tickets: (305) 466-8002

Website for tickets:

www.aventuracenter.org

E.mail Address/Name of Presenter: Arts

Ballet Theatre of Florida

ABTFlorida@aol.com Ruby Issaev


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Calendar of Events

October 12, 2011 Registration forms

must be postmarked by

FLORIDA DANCE ASSOCIATION

Florida Dance Festival on Tour

A training and performance opportunity

for middle and high school age dancers.

All Performances will be held at the new

Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall Dance

Theater of Santa Fe with guests University

of Florida performance on Thursday,

November 10.

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST: JENNIFER

ARCHIBALD

Bill Doolin - Artistic Director

Florida Dance Association

PO Box 415818, Miami Beach, FL

33141 305-310-8080

billd@floridadanceassociation.org

October 14th – 16th

Wellington Dance Theatre

Firebirds

Performing at Downtown Dance.

805 Lucerne Avenue

Lake Worth, FL 33460-3714

Wellington Ballet Theatre, 11260 Fortune

Circle, Ste. J-1, Wellington,

FL 33414. 561-296-1880

www.wellingtonballettheatre.org

October 21, 22, and 23 rd .

Wellington Dance Theatre

Performing with DAC‟s

Momentum dancers

at the studio. Tickets: $10

11260 Fortune Circle, Ste. J-1, Wellington,

FL 33414. 561-296-1880

www.wellingtonballettheatre.org

October 25, 2011, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30p.m.

The Florida Department of State‟s

Division of Cultural Affairs

Join us for a conference to support

Florida arts & culture

Floridians who support arts and culture,

including arts and cultural administrators,

cultural patrons, students, artists,

businesses professionals and board

members are invited to attend.

The conference will provide an opportunity

to network face to face and learn

about advancing the message that Culture

Builds Florida. There will be a $15

registration fee for the conference,

which includes a boxed lunch, refreshments

and meeting materials.

Contact Jennifer Hoesing at the Florida

Division of Cultural Affairs at

850/245.6462 or email jennifer.hoesing@dos.myflorida.com.

500 South Bronough Street, Third Floor

| Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

www.florida-arts.org 850/245-6470

(p) | 850/245-6497 (f)

Thurs – Sat, October 27 - 29, 2011

Florida Dance Education

Organization

“DANCE EDUCATION: LEGACY

AND LITERACY”.

Venue: New World School of the Arts

Over one hundred pre-K through 12+

dance educators and administrators from

across the state will be in attendance for

this unparalleled 3-day conference. For

more information about the conference

and to register go to: FDEO.org.

Friday, October 28 at 9 p.m.

Miami City Ballet

Dances Balanchine & Tharp

ET on PBS THIRTEEN‟s Great Performances

puts the spotlight on one of

America‟s finest dance companies in

Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine &

Tharp. The program will air as part of

the PBS Arts Fall Festival. Visit Great

Performances Online at www.pbs.org/

gperf for additional information about

this and other programs.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/

GreatPerformances

Friday, October 28, 7:30 pm

National Honor Society for

Dance Arts

Honors Dance Concert

New World School of the Arts, Miami.

High school and middle school dancers

in Florida chapters of the National

Honor Society for Dance Arts will perform.

Performers include state and national

winners of the Artistic Merit,

Leadership and Academic Achievement

Awards: Ashley Forrester (Cypress Lake

High School), Keely Mason (Calvary

Christian Academy), and Shannon

Simpson (Bak Middle School of the

Arts). Tickets: $10 For more information

go to: www.fdeo.org

NOVEMBER 2011

Friday November 4th 10am & 7pm

Saturday November 5th 2011 - 7pm

Florida School for Dance Education

Dance Theater of Florida

(pre-professional Company)

The Bell (an Adaptation of The Polar

Express): “The Bell – An Adaptation of

The Polar Express” is a modern ballet

interpretation of the classic children‟s

story The Polar Express. The inspiring

tale of one child‟s struggle to believe is

told through dance with beautiful costumes,

creative staging and stunning

choreography. Join us for this magical,

moving journey to the North Pole and

discover your family‟s new holiday

tradition.

Location: The Eissey Theater at Palm

Beach State College. Cost: $18.00 &

$15.00 for children and seniors

Tickets available through Florida School

for Dance Education 561-627-9708

Maria Konrad or Michele Zehner

phone-561-627-9708. email -

info@FloridaSchoolForDanceEducation

.com

website- FloridaSchoolForDanceEducation.com

Saturday, November 5 th 7-10 pm

Wellington Dance Theatre

“An Evening of Ballroom”

Fundraiser. Venue: Dance All Night

Cost: $50 per ticket/$75 per couple

½ hours of lessons then open floor dancing.

11260 Fortune Circle, Ste. J-1, Wellington,

FL 33414. 561-296-1880

www.wellingtonballettheatre.org

Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 12noon

Boca Ballet Theatre Guild

A Princely Affair Luncheon and

Performance

Boca Ballet Theatre‟s 20th Annual

signature fund-raising event includes

excerpts from this season‟s productions

and features Daniel Ulbricht, principal

dancer with New York City Ballet, and

soloist Lauren Lovette, also with

NYCB. The event begins with a mimosa

social hour, raffle prizes, silent

auctions and a grand prize raffle for a

fabulous 7-night Caribbean Cruise for

two sponsored by Boca Raton Travel &

Cruises and Royal Caribbean.

Boca Raton Resort & Club

The Great Hall, Boca Raton, FL

Cost: $85 Adults -- $45 Child 13 years

of age and younger

Contact Boca Ballet Theatre at (561)995

-0709 www.bocaballet.org

November 10-12, 2011

Florida Dance Association

Florida Dance Festival on Tour

Attention All Florida High School and

Middle School Dancers!

Hosted by Santa Fe College and The

University of Florida Department of

Theatre and Dance, Gainesville, Florida

For more information contact:

Bill Doolin – Florida Dance Association

Director (305) 310-8080

bdoolin@floridanceassociation.org

Friday, November 25, 7pm

Boca Ballet Theatre

The Nutcracker

Presented by Marleen & Harold* Forkas

*in loving memory

Boca Ballet Theatre‟s superlative staging

of The Nutcracker includes magnificent

sets and exquisite costumes. This

holiday classic sparkles as Clara‟s dream

unfolds. Venue: FAU University Theater,

Dorothy E. Schmidt College of Arts

and Letters. 777 Glades Road – Boca

Raton FL 33431. Cost: $35 Adult --

$25 Senior/Child Senior is 65 years of

age and older Child is 17 years of age

and younger. Contact box office at (561)

995-0709. www.bocaballet.org

Saturday, November 26, 2pm

Boca Ballet Theatre

The Nutcracker

Presented by Marleen & Harold* Forkas

*in loving memory

Boca Ballet Theatre‟s superlative staging

of The Nutcracker includes magnificent

sets and exquisite costumes. This

holiday classic sparkles as Clara‟s dream

unfolds.

FAU University Theater, Dorothy E.

Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

777 Glades Road – Boca Raton FL

33431

Cost: $35 Adult -- $25 Senior/Child

Senior is 65 years of age and older

Child is 17 years of age and younger

Contact box office at (561)995-0709

www.bocaballet.org

Saturday, November 26 4pm

immediately following The Nutcracker

Boca Ballet Theatre

Gingerbread Ball

All children attending will have the

opportunity to meet the dancers and

receive a goodie bag to take home.

Venue: FAU University Theater

Dorothy E. Schmidt College of Arts and

Letters. 777 Glades Road – Boca Raton

FL 33431. Cost: $6 for all attendees

Contact box office at (561)995-0709

www.bocaballet.org

Saturday, November 26 8pm

Boca Ballet Theatre

The Nutcracker

Presented by Marleen & Harold* Forkas

*in loving memory

Boca Ballet Theatre‟s superlative staging

of The Nutcracker includes magnificent

sets and exquisite costumes. This

holiday classic sparkles as Clara‟s dream

unfolds.

FAU University Theater/ Dorothy E.

Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

777 Glades Road – Boca Raton FL

33431. Cost: $35 Adult -- $25 Senior/

Child. Senior is 65 years of age and

older. Child is 17 years of age and

younger. Contact box office at (561)995

-0709 www.bocaballet.org

Sunday, November 27 2pm

Boca Ballet Theatre

The Nutcracker

Presented by Marleen & Harold* Forkas

*in loving memory

Boca Ballet Theatre‟s superlative staging

of The Nutcracker includes magnificent

sets and exquisite costumes. This

holiday classic sparkles as Clara‟s dream

unfolds. Venue: FAU University Theater

/ Dorothy E. Schmidt College of Arts

and Letters. 777 Glades Road – Boca

Raton FL 33431. Cost: $35 Adult --

$25 Senior/Child. Senior is 65 years of

age and older. Child is 17 years of age

and younger. Contact box office at (561)

995-0709. www.bocaballet.org

Sunday, November 27 4pm

immediately following The Nutcracker

Boca Ballet Theatre

Gingerbread Ball

All children attending will have the

opportunity to meet the dancers and

receive a goodie bag to take home.

Venue: FAU University Theater / Dorothy

E. Schmidt College of Arts and

Letters. 777 Glades Road – Boca Raton

FL 33431 Cost: $6 for all attendees

Contact box office at (561)995-0709

www.bocaballet.org

Saturday, November 27 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, November 28, 2011 at 2pm

Boca Ballet Theatre

The Nutcracker

presented by Marleen and Harold*

Forkas. Venue: at FAU University Theater.

There is no better way to start your

holiday season than by joining Clara as

she takes you to her magical fantasy

world of a nutcracker, mice, soldiers and

the Sugar Plum Fairy. Contact box

office at (561)995-0709

www.bocaballet.org


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