Even though the show is pau, some folks still wanted to show their relatives and others some of the content of this page.
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Click here to download a printable .pdf file of the inside of the program.

Click here to download a .pdf of the back page of the program.
“At the Ballet” Order of Show
with Song Titles and Times
musictimes
For a .pdf file of these times, click here.

Prologue

Prologue

     
          
          

At the BalAt the Balletlet

After an 8 count intro,
the very short barre
starts with port de bra
over, nose to knee,
up, demi plie (arm front),
demi plie, (arm side in 2nd),
arm up, float down, grand plie…

For practice at home click here to play the music for the short barre.
Click here to see the barre from the front.

Like in class from the back

Port de Bra

Practice makes perfect!
So, Practice, Practice, Practice…

Port de Bra

The video below “Port de Bra 1″ is the one students focus on.
It has the foot position and movements
and the arms and hand movements, the port de bra.
All the other videos have the leg movements left out,
but they are still good references.

Barre

Lucky One

Luck One

The music for “Lucky Ones”
is from “Dark Waltz”
on the CD “Pure”
by Hayley Westenra:

We are the lucky ones
We shine like a thousand suns
When all of the color runs together

I’ll keep you company
In one glorious harmony
Waltzing with destiny forever
Dance me into the night
underneath the moon shining
so bright; turning me into the light
Time dances whirling past I gaze through the looking glass
and feel just beyond my grasp is heaven

Sacred geometry where movement is poetry. Visions of you and me forever.
Dance me into the night underneath the moon shining so bright
turning me into the light.
Dance me into the night underneath the moon shining so bright
Let the dark waltz begin, oh let me wheel – let me spin
Let it take me again, turning me into the light

Singing’ in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

Our Ensemble will be singing
back stage as the Creative
Movement students dance
to Gene Kelly’s vocals.
Here is the music from the
1952 film, “Singin’ in the
Rain” with Gene Kelly,
Donald O’Connor, and
Debbie Reynolds.

Click here to listen and practice singing along.

You can download a copy of the words by clicking here,

watch the video with Gene Kelly singing by clicking here,

or, just use the lyrics below:

I’m singing in the rain,
just singing in the rain.
What a glorious feelin’;
I’m happy again.
I’m laughing at clouds
so dark up above.
The sun’s in my heart
and I’m ready for love.
Let the stormy clouds chase
everyone from the place.
Come on with the rain–
I’ve a smile on my face.
I walk down the lane
with a happy refrain–
just singin’, singin’ in the rain

Dancin’ in the rain.
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah,
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
I’m happy again!
I’m singin’ and dancin’ in the rain!

I’m dancin’ and singin’ in the rain…

Two Swans

Swan Lake   

    

    

    

        

Two Practice Audio Files
for Little Mermaid Captains

Little MermainListen to this explanation:
Explanation
Then listen to the music alone,
-Entire Little Mermaid-
and see if you can hear the
three sissones-releve-changement-sissone,
and then the slower
four-counts.
Try to dance or “mark”
the slower four-counts.

Chorus Line, “One”

Chorus Line, One!

    

    

Lion King Video

lion-king
We have three dances in our
Lion King section of “At the Ballet.”
The video below has the music
from the first of these sections.

Lion King was a 1994 Disney animated
feature film. The film, with a story
influenced by Shakespeare’s Hamlet,
was the highest grossing animated
feature film until Finding Nemo.
It won two Academy Awards and the
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion
Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Its songs are by Elton John and
lyricist Tim Rice and the score is by
Hans Zimmer.

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In 1997, Lion King went on to become
a Tony Award and Olivier Award winning
musical that is now Broadway’s
ninth longest-running show in history.

    

Lion King

Lion King

The Maasai are an indigenous
African ethnic group of semi-
nomadic people in Kenya and
northern Tanzania.
Their music traditionally
consists of rhythms provided
by a chorus of vocalists with
rhythms in 5/4, 6/4 and 3/4.
Lyrics follow a theme and are
often repeated verbatim over
time.
Maasai have adumu, or aigus,
dances sometimes referred to
as “the jumping dance.”
Both adumu and aigus are Maa
verbs meaning “to jump.”
Adumu means “To jump up and down in a dance” and this well known competitive
jumping is done in a circle.
O
ne or two at a time enter the center of the circle and begin jumping while maintaining a narrow posture, never letting their heels touch the ground.
Chants may raise the pitch based on the height of the jumping.
At Dance Island, we may not chant while doing our small jump, medium jump, and grand allegro combinations, but we would like to encourage our students to jump as high as the Maasi and try for the same strength and “ballon”*, power and command as the Maasi do.
*Ballon is the graceful elastic quality in ballet jumps where dancers seem to pause at the height of their jumps and descend lightly, only to rebound in the air with ease
.

Here are four Maasai dance example videos:


Click here to see a Maasai Dance from Kenya.

Click here to see a Maasi Warrior Dance.

Click here to see a Maasi Welcome Dance.

Click here to see one more Jumping Dance.

Lion King Practice Video

Student in the Lion King dances should watch this video.
Watch and then practice in front of the computer screen.
Practice makes perfect! Practice, Practice, Practice…

The Circle of Life

Nubian Sundance

Nubian Sun
     
    
    

West Side Story

West Side Story     

    

    

Cirque

Cirque    

   

   

Phantom

PhantomIn the Finale, after Phantom
Bats and the Phantom solo,
there is a processional to
Music of the Night.  If you
wish to practice the walk
with your son or daughter,
here is a one-minute and
eleven second section
of the processional.

1 minute 11 second Processional

…and if you wanted to see the tech notes

thankyouparents

to see what it takes to ”call” 
“At the Ballet” and make it a success,
here are four documents that helped
folks back stage keep everything
organized.
One Page Summary: Order of Show

List of Parents taking the barres off.

Five pages of Tech. Notes.

Order for the Finale’s Promenade

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