Last weekend my students, parents, DSOD teachers and I visited NYC Ballet for an educational and thrilling experience!
First we attended a master class with NYC Ballet dancers at School of American Ballet. The younger students learned a variation from The Steadfast Tin Soldier with choreography by George Balanchine and were even given tutus as a souvenir gift. The older students attended the In Motion workshop where a NYC Ballet dancer talked about what life was like as a professional dancer and then learned a variation from The Concert with choreography by Jerome Robbins.
The matinee performance we attended, Masters at Work, was amazing. We were able to see the actual choreography taught to the students performed on stage. The Concert was a favorite among many of those attending and it was fun to see that ballet and humor partner nicely. Also, a very special treat was to witness a performance of legendary ballerina, Wendy Whelan, in Bitter Earth on her last day of performing as she officially retired that night.
What a special day of dance, camaraderie and memories that will last a lifetime.