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Ballet is a Precious Thing: Interview with NYCB Soloist Megan LeCrone

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BALLET IS A PRECIOUS THING: AN INTERVIEW WITH NEW YORK CITY BALLET SOLOIST MEGAN LECRONE January 9, 2019 · by balletinthecity · Bookmark the permalink. · When Megan LeCrone began ballet as a child in North Carolina, she enjoyed the challenge of it, but wasn’t sold on it being something that she would turn into a career. After stints of wanting to be a veterinarian and an ice skater, Megan began to realize that ballet was actually something she could pursue as a real profession – even though she wasn’t convinced it would work out. It wasn’t...

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Welcome 2019 & SCB Families!

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Happy New Year! As we begin our first full week of dance classes in 2019 we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our entire Saratoga City Ballet family. In the Spring of 2014 Saratoga City Ballet was very close to shutting its doors. We lost our studio space and our school directors decided to pursue other endeavors. In an incredible leap of faith, our board of directors rallied together to keep founder Patti Pugh Moore’s dream alive. In the span of 5 years, we re-opened in a brand new space, added new classes, welcomed new students...

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Saratoga Nutcracker: 25 Years

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Celebrate the holidays with the whole family and join Saratoga City Ballet for its spectacular 25th Anniversary full production of The Nutcracker,  with Artistic Director Beth Fecteau at the majestic Hart Theater at The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY. Click on the links below to purchase Nutcracker tickets! Friday 12/21 evening at 7:30 pm click here. Saturday 12/22 matinee at 2:00 pm click here. Saturday 12/22 evening at 7:30 pm click here. To book via phone or for group sales, call The Egg Box Office at (518)-473-1845. Celebrate the...

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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 The...

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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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