We sat down with the choreographer and costume creator for Game Over, Tiffany Morse, and learned a little more about what went into making the dance. Game Over, performed by our Ballet A Competition team received a High Point award at Releve and Best Costume at Step Up.
Our last competition of the season has come and gone! It was a great one. So many of our dancers had their best performance of the year. We also had quite a few dances in the overall awards!
Personally, I’m not tired of these dances yet. I could watch them performed again and again, but this weekend I started to get excited about next season. Our dancers are performing better than ever. They’ve grown - and it’s time to ask more of them. The dances they were ready for at the beginning of this year aren’t the dances they are ready for now. I’m proud of their development and progress this year and excited to give them new challenges.
We’re so proud of Vera for her success in this year’s Reflections contest. Vera won the award for Dance Choreography in Grades K-2 at Granite Elementary. She’s since moved through two more rounds and most recently won Region 17 which includes ALL of the Canyon’s School District!
When I was growing up, Santa use to bring me the same thing year after year. Every Christmas I’d look forward to opening a new leotard and a ballet calendar.The tradition started when I was 10 years old and lasted through high school.The leotard always fit within dress code, but had a little something about it that made it special.They were some of my favorite presents every year and stoked my love of ballet.
Tonight's master class with Michael Milkanin was off the charts! He taught us all choreography from his national tour with the Tony Award winning show Kinky Boots. The class was so much fun. Michael talked to us about how important it is to bring a little bit of our true selves to each performance - to let our personalities shine through. We talked about story telling through movement and how a good performance is more than just doing the steps. (more…)