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! These include two fully produced ballets, The Nutcracker and an original story ballet, as well as two in-class demonstrations/presentations. 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).
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.
After Winter Break (see calendar of important dates.) 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.
During 2nd Semester Pre-Ballet and up begin to work on a school wide Spring Story Ballet. This story ballet is cast by class with any lead or linking parts being performed by The Mass Ballet 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.
At the end of the year Pre-Ballet and Up prepare Presentation Classes to be presented in the classroom to friends and family. This is a set class of material to show some of the growth and development during the year along with a short performance piece.