Quinte Ballet School of Canada’s annual holiday presentation
Jack Frost may not be nipping at our noses yet, but that isn’t stopping Quinte Ballet School of Canada’s professional students from rehearsing for the upcoming, annual presentation of Holiday Dance Presents! Sumptuous costumes are being fitted and sewn by a small army of volunteers, studios are full of the sound of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite score, and office staff members are busy selling tickets and spreading cheer. The 1pm and 4pm matinees will take place on Saturday, December 12th at the spacious and comfortable Centennial Secondary School Theatre Auditorium. The Candy Cane Café will also be on hand in the lobby, post-shows, to provide light refreshments, an opportunity to have your picture taken on the Sugar Plum Fairy’s throne and to meet the talented young dancers. QBSC also has some very special guest dancers from the Recreation Division this year, making these shows a truly well-rounded school production.
Choreography for Holiday Dance Presents has been adapted by Artistic Director Catherine Taylor and the professional faculty. The professional students work especially hard at this time of year as every day, beginning with their academic training, they then move on to QBSC where they continue with their dance training followed by rehearsals. Despite long days, the students are excited about giving the community a view of their hard work, dedication and the expressive world of dance. Catherine Taylor comments that the opportunity to perform is a very important part of a dance student’s training, and ‘the upcoming performances are the result of their efforts and many hours of rehearsing and dedication. These are remarkable young people, and their talents should not be missed!’
It takes many weeks of preparation for this popular community event, and once again McDougall Insurance and Financial has stepped up to become the Event sponsor. Their invaluable contribution provides Quinte Ballet School with some of the necessary tools for staging such a large and busy production. QBSC also seeks program advertisers every year, which help to defray the costs of community promotion as well as printing of the detailed program, which outlines the names of the dancers and other important information about the school and show.
Experience the magic of Holiday Dance Presents and start your holidays off with a smile! Reserved seating tickets for ‘Holiday Dance Presents’ 1pm and 4pm matinees are available at Quinte Ballet School of Canada, 196 Palmer Road in Belleville. Prices are Adults $22, Seniors & Students $18 and Children 12 years and under $12. QBSC also offers a 10% discount on groups of 10 or more! For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit the office, call 613.962.9274 or email email@example.com.
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- Image Attached – Holiday Dance Presents 2014 ‘Flowers’