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Why Boys Should Take Ballet!

Scottsdale and Phoenix Parents Boys Need to Do Ballet! I was introduced to ballet at age 12 and never looked back. I was lucky that growing up in Pittsburgh, I was inspired by the hall of fame wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Lynne Swann, who was injured and rehabilitated back to his steller on

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Classes begin August 12th 2019!

Wonderful Faculty for the 2019 – 2020 Season Classes for the 2019-2020 Season will begin August 12th 2019 and we want to welcome all new students and welcome back to all returning students. All students who have been enrolled in SSB last year will advance to the next level, unless otherwise instructed by the directors.

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Soiree de Ballet 2019 “A Great Success”

Soiree de Ballet 2019 Scottsdale School of Ballet presented 2 wonderful performances at the Paradise Valley Community College on May 11th and May 12th. Both shows were a rousing success and all in attendance were treated to an evening filled with ballet, contemporary and Flamenco works. Beginning with Contemporary works, we saw interpretations  of humanity

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Soiree de Ballet 2019

Scottsdale School of Ballet will once again present 2 performances at for the Soiree de Ballet 2019 a the  Paradise Valley Community College for these shows. We are also happy to announce our Spring guest artist, Kenta Taniguchi  (see bio below) of the Eugene Ballet dancing the role of "Solor" in "La Bayadere Act II. Mr Taniguchi, as well as these performances are generously sponsored by the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation. The evening features the perennial favorite, “The Ballet Class,” where the audience gets a look into the training of a ballet student, from the beginning steps through the Advanced level. This is followed by "The Enchanted Room", an original work choreographed by Donald and Sibylle Dadey, and Flamenco by Julia Chacon is set to a compilation score where the story follows a girl who instead of doing homework, daydreams, falls asleep and dreams of a faraway land.  Or is it a dream? For the finale, we present highlights and our variations from "La Bayadere-Act II", set to the wonderful music of Ludwig Minkus. Exquisitely re-staged after one of the classical masters by Sibylle  Acatos-Dadey, with additional choreography by her and director Donald Dadey.  We are also featuring choreography from faculty members, Kelsey Kroll and Rebecca Boizelle for our Contemporary portion of the program. Again, both performances are held at the Center for The Performing Arts, Paradise Valley Community College on May 11th 7:00 and May 12th at 2:30. Paradise Valley Community College is located at 18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032 at the corner of 32nd Street and Union Hills. To purchase tickets now, click this link SPRING TICKETS  or you can also purchase your tickets in person  at the PVCC box office and over the phone at 602.787.7738. We encourage you to by your tickets early as we have sold out some shows in the past. Kenta Taniguchi Guest...

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Classes Begin August 13th!

Classes begin August 13th / Announcing new Faculty Scottsdale School of Ballet classes will begin the week of August 13th for all levels. Please see the schedule page for more information on classes. If you are interested in a new enrollment at SSB, keep in mind that you have a free trial class so we

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Soiree de Ballet 2018 a Great Success!

Scottsdale School of Ballet had a great successful run of performances this past weekend with the Soiree de Ballet 2018 at the Herberger Theater. We are so fortunate to have the faculty, staff and group of volunteers to get this production to the theater is such great shape. We are not only very proud of our

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2017 Winter Festival

What: Winter Festival 2017 Where: Paradise Valley Community College When: December 16th 2017 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. Once again, with the “2017 Winter Festival”, sponsored by the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation, we present an original choreography, by director, Donald Dadey on the Advanced level students. These original choreographed ballets in past performances have featured, to great reviews, such wonderful works

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2017 Nutcracker Sweets Tea Fundraiser

What: 2017 Nutcracker Sweets Tea Where: Chateau Luxe   1175 E. Lone Cactus Drive When: December 3rd 2017  11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Make sure you purchase your tickets right away as this will be the Holiday event to attend. Presented as a fundraiser by the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation, this year’s tea is featured at the stunningly beautiful Chateau Luxe with a live piano

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17 Winter Barnes and Noble SBF Fundraiser

What: Barnes and Noble Nationwide Fundraiser Where: 92nd Street and Shea Blvd in Scottsdale When: Sunday November 12th 2017 11:00 a.m. &12:00 p.m. Stop by the Barnes & Noble at 92nd Street and Shea Blvd to see the dancers from Scottsdale School of Ballet on November 12th at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and at

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Happy World Ballet Day

Scottsdale School of Ballet would like to wish everyone “who has to dance”, Happy World Ballet Day. May your mind always be swift, but not as swift as your feet. Finally, a different take on the old adage, “Dance like EVERYONE is watching”

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SSB Welcomes all students to the 2017-2018 Season

As with every year, we are happy to welcome all returning and new students to our school for the 2017-2018 season. Now that everyone has settled into their academic schedules, we are going to continue the great work we started with many of these students in the wonderful Summer Intensive. There is so much that

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2017 2018 Season begins Monday, August 7th

SSB announces that following a wonderful Summer Intensive, with this year’s guests Natalia Magnicaballi, Christine Spizzo and Roman Zavarov, classes for the 2017 2018 Season will begin Monday. August 7th. With the new season brings some new faces in addition to the top-notch international faculty at the school. We are happy to welcome to the SSB

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SSB Spring “Soiree de Ballet 2017” a great success!

The Soiree de Ballet 2017 which took place at the Herberger Theater Center May 20th and 21st, was a resounding success for the SSB students. The performance to Sold-Out crowds was hailed by all as “the best Scottsdale School of Ballet has presented to date”.  Amanda Vaughan, a board member of the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation

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SSB Students performed at Barnes and Noble!

Scottsdale School of Ballet students performed to a delighted the crowd at the local Barnes and Noble Bookstore. They were there to dance for the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation Bookfair to support the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation, who in turn support SSB in performances, provide ballet study scholarships, and provide tickets to non-profit organizations for youngsters to attend. The students performed excerpts from "The Ballet Class" and "The Sleeping Beauty" featured in the upcoming "Soiree de Ballet 2017" which takes place at the Herberger Theater, Saturday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 21st at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are still available here TICKETS Many thanks to the Barnes and Noble for sponsoring SSB, the dancers and SBF board members, Linda Biondo and Amanda Vaughan and all of the volunteers who made this event such a success.

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Arizona Dance Coalition

Please take some time to look over this publication for the Arizona Dance Coalition. There are plenty of wonderful concerts, classes and performances to attend in Arizona. Also, SSB directors Sibylle Acatos Dadey and Donald Dadey were invited guests to the National Society of Arts and Letters after they judged the competition. See page 22 for the article on the gala that honored the SSB directors friends and colleagues, Lisa Chow, Gia Firicano, Andrew Needhammer, and Carol Schilling.

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