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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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The Longest Ballet…


The longest ballet is Sleeping Beauty. Because it is the longest ballet ever written and one of the most elaborate, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty is seldom danced entire. It takes over two hours.

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What is a “principal dancer”?


WHAT IS A PRINCIPAL DANCER?  A principal dancer is a dancer at the highest rank within a professional dance company, particularly a ballet company. A principal may be male or female. Principals are hired by, or promoted from within, a … Continue reading

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Solea / Flamenco Event at Cleveland School of Dance March 5-6 2011


Ethan Margolis will teach a workshop for dancers and guitarists on Soleá/Soleares at Cleveland School of Dance. The workshop will cover compas (flamenco rhythm), palmas, structure, cante, llamadas, remates, and marcajes within dance. It is the perfect introduction or review … Continue reading

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