Why Choose Saratoga City Ballet?

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With so many dance programs to choose from in the Capital Region, it can be difficult to decide which program will best suit your dancer and your family. At Saratoga City Ballet, we believe that the right instruction and environment are essential to cultivating young dancers as they grow. Our professional instructors have trained with world-class dance companies including: The School of American Ballet, The New York City Ballet, The New Jersey Ballet, The Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts and The Joffrey Ballet. Our instructors offer...

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Ballet School

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How do you know what Ballet School to choose? It can be overwhelming – especially if you aren’t familiar with various dance forms, methods and instruction. Not all dance studios are the same – and without a strong program, you could be setting up your dancer for injury, poor form and future disappointment. We have put together a list of 5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Ballet School to help you and your dancer pick the best program: Teachers Your dancer is going to learn the proper form and technique from teachers who have danced in a...

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Saratoga City Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker Sweet & Swingin’

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Celebrate the holidays with the whole family and join Saratoga City Ballet for a rhythm-filled evening of The Nutcracker: Sweet & Swingin’. The first production of its kind in the Capital Region, The Nutcracker: Sweet & Swingin’ is a fusion of Jazz, Tap, African & Ballet featuring live music by The Chuck Lamb/Ria Curley Quintet along with dancers Johnny Martinez & Diane Lachtrupp of Tango Fusion. Act I features the original compositions of Paul Arslanian and Duke Ellington, showcasing toe-tapping, dazzling numbers such as...

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What is the Nutcracker?

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Origins of the Nutcracker The origin of the Nutcracker, a classic Christmas Story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Although there are many versions of the performance and in many forms – including our own Nutcracker in Saratoga Springs, NY – Alexandre Dumas Père’s adaptation of the story was set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa over 100 years ago. The first performance of the Christmas ballet was held as a double premiere together with...

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