Performances make practice and repetition fun and enjoyable for dancers, teachers and parents. Dancers are happy to work on things like tendus and plies when they have a tangible and fun goal which includes something that they love! Mass Ballet dancers perform individually, as a team and with dancers from other classes where they can forge friendships, be inspired, and inspire others!
Our youngest dancers in our 1st Steps Division (Creative Movement) have 3 Peek Weeks which are held the last day of each of the 3 Sessions (December, March, June).
After Winter Break, Pre-Ballet and up have a peek week, where you can invite family and friends to watch, film, and take pictures of your dancers classes.
Preparations for our annual production of The Nutcracker begin in September. Those wishing to participate must attend the scheduled audition. Rehearsals for this ballet are outside of class time.
During the 3rd Trimester Pre-Ballet and up begin to work on a school-wide Spring Story Ballet, which unlike Nutcracker is rehearsed in class during the last 15 minutes of class. This story ballet is cast by class, and lead or linking parts are performed by The Mass Ballet Junior and Senior Ensemble, Costumes for this ballet are provided by Mass Ballet just like in Nutcracker though dancers do have to wear their own undergarments, ballet tights, shoes and other small items.
This year we will be incorporating the jazz, modern, tap classes into our stage time. We will be figuring this piece out once our original story is written and we have better information to share. The most important takeaway is all genres/classes for dancers in Pre-Ballet and up will perform onstage in the Spring.