Scottsdale School of Ballet is delighted to invite you to see the upper levels perform Cece Huffman’s classical ballet, World Premiere of “Bach Inventions” set to the piano inventions of Johann Sebastian Bach. Our school’s performance is on Saturday, November 14th at 4:35 p.m. on the open air Pavilion Stage at the Herberger Theater, 222 East Monroe. Come and enjoy a wonderful ballet and other events, seating is limited so arrive early and enjoy some of the other activities.
For those of you who would like to follow along at the show we have the casting below, or you can download a copy here. BACH INVENTIONS CASTING
See more below Casting for Live Stream options!
The event is free for all and there are activities for children, while keeping within the Covid 19 protocol. For more information on go to the link FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
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Directors Sibylle Acatos-Dadey and Donald Dadey are happy to announce that Scottsdale School of Ballet, will be open for in studio classes on Monday, August 17th. Wow, this is our 17th season, and we remain positive for the future ! We are happy to welcome all new and returning students to the 2020-2021 season. We know that despite this current situation, we will continue to inspire, motivate and challange the SSB students to be their best.
This year, you will see all of the familiar faces with the SSB Faculty, Sibylle Acatos-Dadey, Donald Dadey, Paola Hartley, Cece Huffman, Julia Chacon, Kelsey Kroll and as always, our pianist for the Advanced level classes, Amanda Hidalgo. Feel free to peruse the bios of our faculty by going to the FACULTY page.
We hope that everyone is staying safe and we want all to know that the safety of our staff and students is a highest priority for us. We will continue to follow all practices, policies and procedures as recommended by the CDC. and other health organizations. By implementing safety measures against the Covid-19 virus, we feel we are providing a safe environment. You can access these safety requirements for students and staff HERE.
We are ever hopeful for our students to perform and although most theaters are closed through December 2020, we will continue to explore options for parents to see a presentation of the SSB students in December and again at the end of the year in May as has been the tradition of SSB since we first opened our doors.
We hope if you are not currently enrolled in SSB, that you will take advantage of a free trial class. We are sure we will be a good fit for all the dance needs of your child.
A Letter to our Scottsdale School of Ballet Students
Dear SBB Students,
Today you would have been preparing for the opening night of the “Soiree de Ballet 2020”. You would have, as the well trained students that you are, made sure that you had all shoes, leotards, make-up, hair and other necessities already at the theater last night for the dress rehearsal. You would have signed yourselves in to get ready for warm-up, prepare for the day and await any corrections. You would work though those to ensure that you were in top form for your performances.
We know that come performance time, you would have poured your heart and souls into every step and every moment onstage so that at the final curtain you would find yourselves exhausted. Exhausted, yes, but satisfied at knowing that all of the class time and rehearsal you put into this, would have been well worth every second and look forward to tomorrow’s matinee.
Although none of this will happen, we are so grateful that you all still remain the most important part of Scottsdale School of Ballet. You cannot know our disappointment in the fact that you will not have your performances of the “Soiree de Ballet 2020” as planned and we are sorry this has happened. Parents we want to thank you as well for the support you have given Scottsdale School of Ballet and keeping your child dancing with us.
We also want to let our Advanced Level II, know that we are so proud of all of you and the young women you have become and yes, we do take some credit for that as you have probably spent more time at the studio with us than you did at home.
Graduates, we hope that soon we will be able to celebrate your accomplishments in a formal gathering but for the moment please accept this small tribute below. We wanted more impromptu photos of these graduates that is different than what you usually see. In seeing where our graduates will attend college, whoever said that ballet does not make you smarter, needs to read below. You ladies will always be our “Fabulous Five”.
SARAH BRODERS – Congratulations!
Sarah will be attending Duke University in Durham, North Carolina at the Pratt School of Engineering in as a Biomedical Engineer major and a minor in Dance.
HANA MILLER – Congratulations!
NATALYA STANISIC – Congratulations!
Natalya will be attending the Honors College at Arizona State University in Tucson, Arizona and is majoring in Biochemistry
HANNAH WOOLERY – Congratulations!
Hannah has committed to pursuing a professional career in ballet and we are hoping for her to attend Scottsdale School of Ballet for another year.
GENEVA HOWES – A Huge Congratulations!
Geneva is the first student to attend Scottsdale School from Pre-Primary (age 4) through to the Advanced graduating level.
Geneva will be attending Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona and is majoring in Accounting
Scottsdale School of Ballet would like to wish all dancers in Scottsdale School of Ballet a very happy and successful New Year. If you are looking for ballet training in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area, look no further.
You will find all you need at our school from quality ballet training to dynamic Flamenco and Contemporary classes as well!
If you are new to our school, we start open enrollment next week and you may come to any class from January 6th on to receive a free trial class. Following your class we will give you our evaluation for proper placement with your future in ballet and dance. Contact us at 480-948-8202 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing all of our students on January 6th, and look forward to welcoming all new students into the SSB family.
The Scottsdale Ballet Foundation is once again holding the best Nutcracker Sweets Tea in the Valley! Save the date for the wonderful event with a full 3 Plated Tea Service, crafts for the little ones and featuring a special holiday performance by the students of the Scottsdale School of Ballet.
The event will be held at the luxurious Chateau Luxe in Phoenix on Sunday, December 15th. The event doors open at 11:30 a.m. and we will finish by 2:00 p.m. You can purchase you tickets here or at the front desk of Scottsdale School of Ballet but make sure you purchase them soon to enjoy this kickoff to the holiday season. For more information on the Tea call the foundation at (480) 665-8679.
A limited number of only 4 Premiere Tables at *$600.00 each include:
- Priority seating and entry into the event
- A table for 10 with Reserved Seating in front of the Stage
- 1st served for all plated tea service
Regular tickets are: *$55 Adult – *$45.00 Child
*Ticket prices listed are when purchased at Scottsdale School of Ballet. All tickets purchased online including the 3% PayPal fee.
Seating for the regular tickets is open seating will follow the Premiere Tables and is on a first-come first-served basis. Purchase tickets at the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation website at SBF TEA and for individual tickets, chose 1 option, the number of tickets and to purchase additional tickets in a different option, click “continue shopping” at the top of the PayPal page.