Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Aurora Dance Ensemble Information Meeting

This is a group of dancers who are not yet eligible for Fireweed, but still interested in an extra dance opportunity. Eligible dancers are fifth grade and above, in a Topaz or high level of dance, and taking both ballet and jazz. There is no audition. There is an extra fee. We meet and learn a dance and perform when and where we can. We always perform at the recital. This is not a class and tuition is not necessary. We will have an informational meeting at the studio. We will then take a break until after Nutcracker is over.

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Empire Dance Shop Clothing and Shoe Sale
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Empire Dance Shop Clothing and Shoe Sale

Empire Dance Shop will be in Sitka to sell dance shoes, clothing, and accessories. This is your one opportunity to try on clothes and stock up on dance items in Sitka.

He will also be holding a pointe shoe fitting clinic for dancers who need a new pair of shoes as well as dancers that will be starting pointe this fall. Melinda recommends everyone get re-fitted for pointe shoes every year - your feet change. If you'd like to discuss your progress toward pointe shoes, don't hesitate to get in touch. These fittings are by appointment. Contact Melinda to set up a time for your pointe shoe fitting. 

 

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Aug
14
to Aug 19

Amethyst/Sapphire Summer Dance Intensive

Who: Amethyst and Sapphire Levels
When: August 14th - August 19th
Time: 8:00am - 12:30pm
What: We’ll explore new dance genres and workout routines
Cost: $200.00

We will have a guest teacher!!!!! Miranda Hein!!!!!!
We will have a pool party. 
We will have a sleepover.
We will learn a dance to perform at a Monthly Grind.

Select Fireweed members may be asked to learn a dance from our guest choreographer. Rehearsals will be late afternoon/early evening.

Call Melinda for more information or to register.

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Aug
7
to Aug 12

Topaz/Emerald Summer Dance Camp

Who: Topaz/Emerald Levels (this year) 
When: August 7th - August 12th
Time: 8:00am - 12:30pm
What: We’ll explore new dance genres and workout routines
Cost: $200.00

We will have a pool party. 
We will have a sleepover at the dance studio. (not required)
We will learn a dance to perform at a Monthly Grind.

Call Melinda for more information or to register.

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Keet Kids Summer Dance Workshop
Jun
26
to Jun 29

Keet Kids Summer Dance Workshop

Who: Keet Kids
When: June 26th - June 29th
Time: 9:00am - noon
Where: Sitka Studio of Dance (1310 SMC)
What: We’ll explore dance genres, work on choreography, 
play games, use props, and have fun!
Cost: $200.00

We’ll have a pool party. 
We’ll have a fun sleepover at the studio. (not required)
We will learn a dance to perform at a Monthly Grind.

Call Melinda for more information or to register.

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Alaska Nutcracker Auditions
May
20
1:30 PM13:30

Alaska Nutcracker Auditions

Auditions for the 2017 Nutcracker will be Saturday, May 20th starting at 1:30pm in the Keet Commons.

They will last several hours - the exact time will depend on how many people show up. Both dancers and actors need to attend. Actors will be done first, then the younger kids; the older kids will be the last to go home. We will be done no later than 6pm.

Kids in the Nutcracker must be in second grade at the time of the auditions. All dancers (except grown ups) must be taking class twice a week (any style) next year.

Most rehearsals meet once a week - usually (but not always) on the weekends.

Our tentative performance dates are December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

There are mandatory rehearsals on the first three Saturdays in November. Depending on your part, you do not have to attend all three. We do not rehearse over Thanksgiving Break.

There will be an application to fill out before the audition. You do not need to prepare anything. It's pretty painless actually.

As we get closer, you will receive an outline of the story and the highlights of the 2017 production.

Many thank to Susan Brandt-Ferguson for chaperoning the auditions!

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Sitka Studio of Dance Junior Recital
May
14
3:00 PM15:00

Sitka Studio of Dance Junior Recital

Please come and watch the dancers as we present dances inspired by fairytales, legends, myths, and fables.

The following classes will perform: Ruby Ballet, Diamond Ballet, Abalone Ballet, Turquoise Ballet, Keet Jazz, Hip Hop I, Topaz Ballet, Topaz Jazz, and Boys Crew.

There will also be three dances of siblings: Leah and Alli Christner, Sienna and Muriel Reid, and Laura, Theo, and Sally Everson.

Special Guests: Amethyst Jazz, and Sapphire Ballet.

Tickets are $5 and will be available at Old Harbor Books starting on April 29th and at the door.

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Sitka Studio of Dance Senior Recital
May
13
6:30 PM18:30

Sitka Studio of Dance Senior Recital

Please come and watch the dancers as we present dances inspired by fairytales, myths, legends, and fables.

Classes include: Emerald Ballet, Emerald Jazz, Amethyst Ballet, Amethyst Jazz, Sapphire Ballet, Sapphire Jazz, Ballet I, Ballet II, Lyrical I, Lyrical II, Modern I, Modern II, Hip Hop II, Girls’ Variations I, II, III and Boys’ Variations. There will also be solos from four senior dancers: Emma Combs, Aidan Horner Raffaele, Sienna Reid, and Ali Venneberg.

 

Tickets are $5 and will be available at Old Harbor Books starting on April 29th, and at the door.

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Fireweed Dance Theatre Annual Gala Performance
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Fireweed Dance Theatre Annual Gala Performance

Fireweed Dance Guild is excited to present Fireweed Dance Theatre's Gala Performance on Saturday, March 4th at 7pm at the Performing Arts Center. This is Sitka's local concert dance company and will present pieces in a variety of dance styles.  The show is family friendly and typically lasts for 1 hour and fifteen minutes with an intermission. Tickets are available at Old Harbor Books (2 weeks before the show), from company members, and at the door. For more information, call Melinda at 966-2557.

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International Dance Monthly Grind
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

International Dance Monthly Grind

Sitka Studio of Dance owner Melinda McAdams is coordinating the International Monthly Grind Performance.  Keet students who attended the studio's summer dance intensive will be performing to Edith Piaf.  Fireweed Dance Theatre will be previewing a taste of their upcoming March program.  Other performing groups will be the New Archangel Dancers®, Sitka Spruce Celtic Dancers,  Dionne Brady-Howard will be presenting Tlingit dancers.  Other genres include traditional Chinese dance, hip hop, ballet, salsa, swing, and Yupik.

Tickets are available at Old Harbor Books ($5.00 adults, $1.00 children under 10, lap children free) two weeks prior to the performance and usually sell out before the day of the event. Admission will be refunded at the door if you bring a plate of homemade desserts.  Prizes will be given for best desserts.  There will also be door prizes.  To reduce waste, please bring our own mug.

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Sitkans Can Dance
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Sitkans Can Dance

Sitka Studio of Dance and the Greater Sitka Arts Council are planning the 2nd Sitkans Can Dance! event for Oct 22nd at the Sitka Performing Arts Center.

Local dancers will perform both solos and duets. The soloists are high school through adult dancers. They will be adjudicated by three judges and the high score honored. The winner will be invited to perform at Sitka Studio of Dance’s annual recital in May. The duets are not adjudicated.

There will be guest performances by Fireweed Dance Theatre and the New Archangel Dancers. The New Archangel Dancers will be performing their famous “Gliding” dance. Fireweed Dance Theatre will be premiering a new dance in the style of Bob Fosse.

Soloists are Jayla Ewers, Camryn Grant, Jo DiGennaro DeBell, Makayla Murphy, Kincaid Parsons, Sienna Reid, Gavi Stroemer, Ali Venneberg, Allison Winger, Skye Workman.

Couples are Andrew and Kristin Hames, Beth and Owen Kindig, Jeff Budd and Mim McConnell, Bobbi and Jeremy, Zach and Alice.

Rob Woosley will be the Master of Ceremonies. This event is a fundraiser to provide scholarships for art students and dancers.

For more information, contact Melinda at 966-2557, Sitka Studio of Dance on FB, sitkastudioofdance@gmail.com, or stop by 1310 SMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Ballet Class with Phillip Broadbent!
Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

Free Ballet Class with Phillip Broadbent!

Phillip Broadbent from Empire Dance Shop in Spokane, WA will be teaching a free ballet class on Monday, August 15th from 1-2:30pm.  This will be an advanced-intermediate ballet class.  Dancers from the studio in Amethyst and Sapphire levels should attend.  Dancers from the public are invited as well.  The class will end with a partnering section.  If you dance en pointe (in the center), please bring a partner - brother, father, boyfriend - to assist you,  No experience necessary.  It's not necessary to do the partnering section.  Please feel free to just take class.

We are so lucky to have Phillip sharing his knowledge with us.  Please thank him when you see him at the clothing sale!

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Sitka Studio of Dance Registration
Aug
13
to Aug 14

Sitka Studio of Dance Registration

It is recommended that you register through the mail before the school year begins.  If you need information, please contact Melinda.  There will be in-person registration Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, 12:00-7:00pm at the studio. 

If you are a dancer and are interested in Sitka Studio of Dance, please check out our summer workshops - that's a great way to start. Contact Melinda McAdams for more information at 966-2557 or sitkastudioofdance.com or FB.

This event coincides with the Gear Sale.

 

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Free Ballet Class in the Style of George Balanchine
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Free Ballet Class in the Style of George Balanchine

Taught by Adam McKinney - professional dancer and instructor - currently teaching at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.

Class will be Monday, June 27th, 6:00-7:30pm at Sitka Studio of Dance (1310 SMC) and is open to advanced-intermediate dancers. (Amethyst and Sapphire) If you are an Emerald who came to Friday Amethyst class, you are also invited.

There is no fee, but you do need to sign up to hold your place.
Please contact Melinda McAdams at Sitka Studio of Dance, 966-2557 or Facebook, to sign up.

Dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and more.
Former US Embassy Culture Connect Envoy to South Africa
School of American Ballet Teaching Fellow
Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Christian University

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Free Dance Classes for Keet Kids
May
14
1:00 PM13:00

Free Dance Classes for Keet Kids

We will offer free classes in ballet, jazz, and hip hop - there will be movement games and dance combinations. Come for some or all of the time and wear clothes you can dance in.

Keet boys and girls are welcome and no experience is necessary. Current students are welcome to attend, so bring a friend and show them how much fun dance is!

If you can’t come to the class, but would like more information, please call the studio at 966-2557. We are located at 1310 Sawmill Creek Road, next to the NSRAA offices.

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