BOCA BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES HONORARY CHAIR FOR THE “A PRINCELY AFFAIR” LUNCHEON AND PERFORMANCE
Boca Raton FL – On Sunday, October 23rd at noon, Boca Ballet Theatre’s 25th annual “A Princely Affair” performance and luncheon kicks off the 2016-2017 Season of Dance and wishes to announce the exciting news that Arlene Herson will be the event’s Honorary Chair. A Boca Raton resident, Arlene has had an extraordinary career interviewing celebrities on television on the awarding winning The Arlene Herson Show, and on radio on Florida Forum. She produced “The Magic Flute” with Victor Borge conducting and the musical 1776 with members of congress playing our founding fathers. Arlene has always been an avid lover of the arts.
“It’s incredible to me that we are celebrating the 25th annual A Princely Affair and we are absolutely thrilled to have Arlene Herson as the honorary chair,” commented Dan Guin, the Boca Ballet Theatre Co-Artistic Director. “She is a remarkable patron of the arts and we love welcoming her into the Boca Ballet Theatre family.”
The “A Princely Affair” will begin with an incredible silent auction and mimosas. It continues with a delicious luncheon and performance by Boca Ballet Theatre sharing the stage with New York City Ballet guest artists Erica Pereira and Daniel Ulbricht, who will perform Balanchine’s “Tarantella”. Also performed will be excerpts from “The Nutcracker”, presented by Marleen Forkas, in loving memory of Harold Forkas.
BOCA BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS: “THE NUTCRACKER”
Boca Raton – Over the years Boca Ballet Theatre has created a spectacular version of “The Nutcracker” and for this the 25th year it is even better! Presented by Marleen Forkas in loving memory of Harold Forkas “The Nutcracker” will feature world-renowned guest artists, magical sets and breathtaking costumes. This unique version of the holiday classic showcases choreography by Co-Artistic Director Dan Guin, and a cast of more than 100 dancers. Set to the iconic music by Tchaikovsky, this is a special treat for all ages.
Returning to the Boca Ballet Theatre stage as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier will be crowd favorites Cassandra Trenary and Gray Davis both from American Ballet Theatre. Their beautiful Pas De Deux keeps the “magic” alive as they mesmerize the entire audience.
Following the matinee performances don’t miss the “Gingerbread Ball”, a festive children’s party where kids can meet characters from “The Nutcracker” including Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier while enjoying sweet treats on the stage!
BOCA BALLET THEATRE HOSTS: “THE 2016 – 2017 SCHOOL KICKOFF”
Boca Raton – On August 20th, 2016, The School of Boca Ballet Theatre welcomed new and returning students to the 2016 – 2017 dance classes with a well-attended, fun and informative open house at Boca Ballet Theatre’s Countess de Hoernle Center for Dance.
The School Director/Co-Artistic Director, Jane Tyree, welcomed everyone to the new year of classes. She introduced Natalie Parker, the Chairperson for the upcoming “A Princely Affair” who filled everyone in on the October 23rd performance and luncheon. Ms. Tyree also introduced Roni Robert, the Boca Ballet Theatre Guild President and Event Coordinator, who encouraged everyone to purchase their season tickets which are now available by calling the box office.
The school kickoff featured wine and hors de oeuvres for the parents and snacks and deserts for the students sponsored by Joseph’s Classic Market. The evening included an amazing DJ, M.C. Alex Entertainment Group, and Alex had young and not so young alike up on their feet dancing. They did line dances and even the limbo, fun was had by all.
THE 5th ANNUAL COLLEGE DANCE FAIR AT BOCA BALLET THEATRE’S COUNTESS de HOERNLE CENTER FOR DANCE IS A HUGE “SUCCESS”
Boca Raton, FL – Só Dança along with Boca Ballet Theatre presented the 5th annual College Dance Fair which was created so that high school dance students and their parents would have the opportunity to network with professors from some of the top arts universities in the country. Over the course of one weekend 67 students from around the country participated in the dance fair and had an experience that will help them navigate the college dance world when it is time for them to choose a university.
The College Dance Fair featured master classes and informational sessions with renowned faculty from the country’s top dance programs: New World School Of The Arts, AMDA College and Conservatory of Performing Arts, Adelphi University, University of Arizona, Butler University, NYU-Tisch, Southern Methodist University, Boston Conservatory and Point Park University. The program is a unique value and time-efficient solution that opens the door to a vast array of resources and experiences for the participants.
The College Dance Fair is extremely helpful in exposing students to schools that may not have been previously considered. Taking master classes with the faculty from the universities helped them get a glimpse of the different styles of teaching to see what is compatible. Students received information about the participating programs, the degrees that are offered, the summer intensives, and the success rates of their graduates. Together Só Dança and Boca Ballet Theatre have been committed to present the College Dance Fair for the past five years.