Master Ballet Class Series with Karl Van Rabenau and Jennifer Miller
Aug
19
to Aug 23

Master Ballet Class Series with Karl Van Rabenau and Jennifer Miller


Master Workshop with Jennifer Miller and Karl Von Rabenau
Monday, August 19- Friday August 23
Times: 12- 4 PM
Levels: 3-6


Ballet Class time is Noon - 1:45 PM for Level 3
Variations Class in ballet slippers is 2 - 3 PM for Level 3

Ballet Class time is 12 - 2 PM for Levels 4,5 and 6 
Pointe from 2:15- 3 PM Variations in ballet slippers 3-4 pm

End of week performance: Friday 3:00 pm

Tuition: $200.00 for Ballet Level 3

$250.00 for Ballet Level 4 and above

(Tuition is included for actively enrolled VAA students)

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Nutcracker Auditions for Existing Valley Academy Students
Aug
28
4:30 PM16:30

Nutcracker Auditions for Existing Valley Academy Students

Auditions for existing Valley Academy Students for our annual performances of Nutcracker in the Castle.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 for VAA students

4:30 - 5:00 Ballet Levels 2-3

5:15 - 5:45 Level 4

6:00 - 7:00 Ballet 5 & 6

Rehearsals will be held Saturday mornings from 9:45 - 10:15 am and as otherwise scheduled.

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Nutcracker in the Castle Public Audition
Sep
6
4:30 PM16:30

Nutcracker in the Castle Public Audition

Public audition for non-Valley Academy students for our annual performances of Nutcracker in the Castle.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019 for non-VAA students

4:30 - 5:00 ages 7-10

5:15 - 5:45 ages 11-12

6:00 - 7:00 ages 13+ Intermediate - Advanced

Auditions are open to those who have had prior dance experience and who are currently enrolled as a dance student at another dance studio - proof of enrollment required. If accepted dancers will be required to attend weekly rehearsal and one additional ballet technique class through Valley Academy for the Arts. Classes and rehearsal will be held Saturdays 9:45 - 10:15 am..

Participation Fee for non-VAA students: $95.00 includes nearly 20 hours of instruction and 10 hours of rehearsal in addition to a rigorous performance schedule.

Required class attire: leotard, ballet slipper and tights.

Required performance attire: Costumes will be supplied by The Paine. Ballet slipper and tights supplied by student: Revolution tights in Classic Pink.

Email info@valleyacademyarts.org or call (920) 279-1578 for more information.

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New Fusion Fundraiser for Children and Adults with Special Needs
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

New Fusion Fundraiser for Children and Adults with Special Needs

New Fusion Dance and Fusion Foundation are hosting their second annual benefit concert to support children and adults with special needs. Our own Olivia Daniels will be presenting two pieces - one she is performing herself and the second is one she choreographed and is being performed by Vision Dance Theatre. Please support Olivia, VDT and the mission of the Fusion Foundation by attending this event.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

7:00 pm

Tickets are $12.00 at the door.

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Master Class with Sam Mitchell
Sep
10
5:30 PM17:30

Master Class with Sam Mitchell

Open to the Public: Master Class with Sam Aros Mitchell

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

5:30 - 7:30 pm

$20.00 for enrolled Valley Academy students

$40.00 for non-VAA students

Class description:

This class incorporates investigative scores as well as the many physical training methods that I’ve encountered and trained in as a performer and teacher. These techniques include Yoga, Feldenkrais, Indigenous practices, cognitive re-patterning, Suzuki training, Viewpoints, August Boal’s Games for Actors and Non-Actors, contemporary dance technique, gymnastics, and Min Tanaka's Body Weather/MB training. By centering love, respect, reciprocity, and empathy into this movement practice, we as a community can hope to experience the flow of dynamically moving bodies across the floor; with continuous non-stopping intention, we will push into our personal self-empowerment, agency, and empathy. It will also be really fun! EveryBody is welcome; every age is welcome.

Sam Aros Mitchell is Yaqui (enrolled Texas Band of Yaqui Indians). Sam earned his MFA in Dance Theatre from UC San Diego, and a BFA in Dance from UC Santa Barbara. Sam has performed and taught professionally for over 25 years. He continues to work, teach, and learn, from within his Yaqui community, from within Native American and First Nations communities, and from within contemporary dance communities. He is currently in his fifth year of a performance studies PhD program at UC San Diego. sammitchelldance.com

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Nutcracker Tea Party
Dec
7
11:00 AM11:00

Nutcracker Tea Party

Nutcracker Tea Party

Join us for our second annual Nutcracker Tea Party

A delightful way to treat yourself and your children to an up-close and personal view of select solo works from the classic Nutcracker Ballet performed by our Vision Dance Theatre pre-professional dancers.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Two Seatings:

11:00 am

1:00 pm

Tickets : $15.00 each

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Annual Open House
Aug
7
to Aug 8

Annual Open House

Please join us for our annual Open House. Two dates to choose from.

August 7, 2019
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

August 8, 2019
4:00 - 7:00 pm

139 N. Lake St.
Neenah

Enjoy a tour.
Meet our instructors.
New and slightly used dance apparel available at discounted prices.
Register for fall classes.

Learn more about Valley Academy for the Arts at www.valleyacademyarts.org.

For questions call (920) 279-1578 or email info@valleyacademyarts.org

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Master Ballet Class with Marguerite Luksik
Jun
25
to Jun 26

Master Ballet Class with Marguerite Luksik

Please join us for a two-day Ballet Master Class with Marguerite Luksik, Artistic Director with the Central Midwest Ballet Academy.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

and

Wednesday June 26, 2019

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This class is for intermediate and advanced ballet students.

Fee $90.00 for both days.

Please email office@valleyacademyarts.org or call (920) 279-1578 to register.

Marguerite Luksik, a native of Johnstown, PA, trained with Allegheny Ballet under Deborah Anthony and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Graduate Program. She has danced professionally with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Chicago Ballet, Peoria Ballet and Madison Ballet. She has performed works by choreographers such as Stanton Welch, Thaddeus Davis, Paul Gibson, Ben Stevenson, Steven Mills and Terrence Orr. She has performed lead roles in Balanchine’s Who Cares, W. Earle Smiths’s Dracula and Nutcracker, and Peter Anastos’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is currently on faculty with the UW Madison's Dance Department, served on faculty with Madison Ballet for 6 years, has worked with the Overture Center of the Arts in both their arts integration and Tommy Award programs as well as worked one on one with local gymnasts, Irish dancers, and ice skaters.

Learn more about Margaret here: https://www.cmballet.org/staff-and-faculty

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Open House and Garage Sale Fundraiser
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Open House and Garage Sale Fundraiser

Mark Your Calendars:

Open House and Garage Sale/Fundraiser

Saturday, June 22, 2019

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Rain or shine!

Valley Academy for the Arts

139 N. Lake St.

Neenah, WI 54956

  • New and used dance attire

  • New and slightly used costumes

  • Children’s clothes and toys

  • Household and other items

Proceeds go to support the programming and scholarship funds for Valley Academy for the Arts.

After visiting our sale, please stop at Sidetracked (next door) and enjoy 10% off your food or beverage. 20% of all proceeds will come back to Valley Academy!

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Vision Dance Theatre Auditions
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Vision Dance Theatre Auditions

Friday, June 7, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm

This audition is open to the public. Intermediate ballet students who are currently enrolled as a student outside of Valley Academy for the Arts or who are interested in enrolling at VAA as a student.

Vision Dance Theatre, under the guidance and direction of Anne Marie Abderholden, provides pre-professional dance training and performance opportunities for qualified dancers across North-Eastern Wisconsin. 

 Vision Dance Theatre is a self-governing organization with a board made up of its members; providing them with an opportunity to guide the direction of the company including choice of educational, leadership and service opportunities.  Community outreach is a significant part of Vision Dance Theatre’s mission and goes far beyond dance performance.  Company members have an opportunity to connect with and inspire their audience through interactive engagement.

With their rigorous rehearsal schedule, company members are given an opportunity to develop self-discipline, resilience, self-motivation along with a healthy work-life balance. As proof of this many company dancers are involved in a wide variety of activities outside of dance.  Additionally, all company members have achieved the academic excellence required for entry into the National Honor Society for Dance.

Past Vision Dance Theatre members have been awarded university scholarships for academics and dance; have been invited to study and perform with world-renowned dance companies; and have gone on to serve their communities through social leadership.

 

Learn more at www.valleyacademyarts.org

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