Category Archives: performance

Discussion of the Most Popular Ballets – 1 The Nutcracker from The Cleveland Ballet


The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman.  The story is of a young girl who has dreams of a Prince, a Nutcracker, and a terrible battle against a … Continue reading

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Cleveland School of Dance Spring Performance


Cleveland School of Dance Spring Performance Sunday May 15, 2011 3:00 p.m. $10.00 General Admission (call 216-320-9000) Kulas Auditorium at the Cleveland Institute of Music 11021 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106 Cleveland School of Dance is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization … Continue reading

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The Most Popular Ballets of All Time …


In the coming posts we will have commentary on the ballets listed below.  For starters, hHere are the most popular ballets of all time: 1. The Nutcracker  –  Composed in 1891 by Tchaikovsky, this timeless classic is the most performed … Continue reading

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Peter and the Wolf + KidsFest & Garden Fairies this Saturday


Kids’ Fest + Peter and The Wolf – Cleveland School of Dance. Mar 12, 2011 Pre-show activities:  12:45 / Performance:  2:00 Tickets Available through Playhouse Square NOW!!! Pre-show activities will begin at 12:45 and include a balloon artist, Face painting, … Continue reading

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Ballet Short Facts


1. A Male dancer lifts over one and a half tonnes worth of ballerinas during performances 2. Professional ballerinas can typically wear out 2-3 pairs of pointe shoes per week 3. One tutu can cost up to about 1700 to … Continue reading

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Cleveland School of Dance @ Playhouse Square


Kids’ Fest + Peter and The Wolf – Cleveland School of Dance. Mar 12, 2011 Pre-show activities:  12:45 / Performance:  2:00 Tickets Available through Playhouse Square NOW!!! Pre-show activities will begin at 12:45 and include a balloon artist, Face painting, … Continue reading

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Ballet … a French word for an Italian Art?


Though the word ballet comes to English from French the art is not of French origin.  Ballet, a formalized performance dance, originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and was further developed in France, England, and Russia.  … Continue reading

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