Utica Dance Annual Performances
Dance is a performing art - and Utica Dance is proud of the high caliber performing opportunities we provide our students. In addition to dancers honing their technical skills in the Children’s and Pre-Professional classes, students also train in the art of performance.
Our young and novice students in the Children’s Division ballet, jazz and tap classes introduced to performing in the Annual Student Performance.
Ballet dancers in the Pre-Professional Division are invited to perform in our annual production of The Nutcracker at Hamilton College in 2014. This perennial holiday classic has been delighting audiences since 1892. First performed in the famed Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Nutcracker was based on an E. T. A. Hoffman tale, choreographed by Petipa and Ivanov, to the glorious music by Tchaikovsky. The heroine of the tale, Clara, receives a mysterious gift, the Nutcracker, given to her by her favorite Uncle Drosselmeier. Throughout Clara’s wild and vivid dreams she witnesses the war between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker, who has come to life. She travels through a swirling snow scene to arrive in the Land of Sweets, where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and enjoys the playful dances of confectionaries from around the world. Utica Dance is known for it’s lively production and spectacular costumes.
Each year our Ballet Level 1-7 students are joined on stage by guest professional dancers.
All pre-professional students in level 2 and above must attend classes in both ballet and jazz/tap to participate in the performance.
The Annual Spring Concert showcase our Pre-Professional dancers in two different shows.
Adult Division teen and adult students may be invited to perform with the Pre-Professional Division. Find out more about casting and auditions.