March 12, 2013 Archive

WSB’s Spring Performance showcases the growth of our dancers, and provides audiences with an exciting glimpse into the rewards of disciplined training.

Saturday, May 18, 2 & 7pm,
Smothers Theater at Pepperdine

An excerpt from Balanchine’s exquisite Serenade leads the program this year. Yvonne Mounsey’s own masterwork, Classical Symphony, also pays homage to Balanchine. We complement these great neoclassical works with excerpts from classics such as Giselle and Coppélia.

Our youngest students will light up the stage as nymphs and fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We’re also thrilled to announce that Seth Belliston, who delighted our audiences recently in The Nutcracker, will return to dance the famous pas de deux from Act III of Don Quixote with our own Lucia Connolly!

Sweet Charity a Showstopper!

And finally, many dancers will demonstrate their versatility when Michele Bachar re-creates The Rich Man’s Frug (“froog”), a Bob Fosse piece from his musical Sweet Charity. Michele’s jazz students are excited to showcase Fosse’s distinctive choreography, particularly his creative use of unusual poses, gestures, and arm movements.

The Rich Man’s Frug is one of the finest examples of Fosse’s unique style, wit and choreographic genius, and Michele’s jazz pieces are always a showstopper!
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Tickets can be purchased at the WSB studio only on:
Saturday, April 27th
10am-12noon & 2-4pm
Saturday, May 4th
10am-12noon & 2-4pm
Saturday, May 11th
10am-12noon & 2-4pm

$25 adults/$15 children and students thru high school