The Medford Civic Ballet and Dance Arts Academy, under the artistic direction of Mary Cowden Snyder, will perform a varied program during their spring show, “Sleeping Beauty Ballet”, June 18 at 7pm at the North Medford High auditorium, Oregon.
More than 100 students will present excerpts from “Snow White and Friends” and “The Best of Broadway,” along with Irish tap, tango, jazz, lyric, and other dance styles. The show includes performances by more than a dozen dancers in the academy’s scholarship program. The show is a fund-raiser for the academy’s family scholarship programs and public service programs.
Tickets are $9 or $6 for children and are available at the Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne Street near downtown Medford. Call 541.772.1362 or visit www.medforddanceartscenter.com for additional information.
More than 100 dancers from the Medford (Oregon) Civic Ballet and Dance Arts Academy will perform excerpts from The Nutcracker and other holiday numbers at the annual Festival of Trees celebration, December 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Medford Armory.
The dancers, under the direction of artistic director Mary Cowden Snyder, will perform popular Nutcracker divertissements such as Candy Canes, Arabian, Russian, and Chinese, along with dances to favorite songs such as “Frosty the Snowman,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” and “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
The dancers will also perform December 10 at Oak Grove Elementary, Jackson Elementary, and Shady Cove Elementary, with a final free performance of the season at the Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne Street, on December 17 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 541.772.1362 or visit the Medford Dance Arts Center Facebook page.
Deaf and hearing-impaired students are invited to study dance at the Dance Arts Center, home of the Medford Civic Ballet and the Dance Arts Academy, 9 Hawthorne Street, Medford, Oregon.
Students will be taught by Mary Cowden Snyder, author of Teaching Ballet for the Deaf Is Easy and Dancing Without a Sound, and Bonnie McKinley, a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Oregon, where she studied handicapped teaching. McKinley is also an assistant teacher at the Dance Arts Academy and a soloist with the Medford Civic Ballet.
Students are integrated into regular dance classes, and are taught via visual learning techniques. For more information, call Snyder at 541.772.1362.
“All About Feet,” an annual free seminar on foot problems and what to do about them, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 9, at the Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne Street, in Medford, Oregon.
Though it’s being held at the home of Medford Civic Ballet and the Dance Arts Academy, its organizers emphasize that the seminar isn’t just for dancers but for anyone, child or adult, troubled by aching feet.
Mary Cowden Snyder, a master teacher and certified ballet shoe fitter, will show models of the feet and photos of X-rays and explain how feet grow and how to care for them. Dance shoe construction will be explained, and both commercial and do-it-yourself devices to ease foot pain will be discussed.
To learn more or to make a reservation, call 541.772.1362.
The Dance Arts Center in Medford, Oregon, will present the ballet Alice in Wonderland on June 19 at the South Medford High School auditorium.
Featured dancers from the Medford Civic Ballet will take roles in the ballet, including Kali McKee as Alice, Rachel Smullen as the White Rabbit, Belle Tegner as the Queen of Hearts, Bonnie McKinley as the Blue Bird, and Emily Waivrin as the Cheshire Cat. The score includes pieces by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Jacques Offenbach, and Edvard Grieg.
The program also will feature dancers from the center’s children’s program in excerpts from The Wizard of Oz, as well as the work of seven choreographers in jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, tap, Irish, lyric, adagio, and ballet-tango.
Tickets are available at the Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne Street, and also will be sold at the door. To learn more, call 541.772.1362.