Annual Spring Showcase
at Valley Regional High School
256 Kelsey Hill Rd., Deep River, CT
Tickets now on sale in our East Lyme office
Saturday May 26 at 7:30pm: Levels 1-7 Ballet Pieces, Modern, and Levels 5/6 Character & Company Repertoire
Sunday May 27 at 1:30pm: Children’s A-D classes (Barn Dance), Character Levels 1/2 and 3/4 & Company Repertoire
Advance Purchase at Eastern Connecticut Ballet
$18 Children 12 & under
(Children age 3 and under are free on an adult’s lap)
At the door
$22 Children 12 & Under
About the Annual Spring Showcase
All of our students have an opportunity to perform in our Annual Spring Showcase. The Showcase challenges dancers to perform at their highest level, drawing upon lessons learned, skills acquired and choreography memorized. In the form of choreographed classes, Level 1-7 dancers demonstrate the progression of ECB training through seven levels of its unified classical ballet syllabus.
This year, our company dancers will be performing an excerpt from George Balanchine’s iconic ballet, Serenade.
Serenade is a milestone in the history of dance. It is the first original ballet Balanchine created in America and is one of the signature works of New York City Ballet’s repertory. (Source: George Balanchine Trust. Repertory notes provided courtesy of and adapted from New York City Ballet Online Repertory Index. Additional sources: Choreography by George Balanchine: A Catalogue of Works, An Eakins Press Foundation Book, published by Viking (1984); and Repertory in Review: 40 Years of the New York City Ballet by Nancy Reynolds (1970; The Dial Press).)
Our youngest dancers (ages 3-7) take their place onstage in charming ballets created just for children. Our 2018 children’s performance features “Barn Dance”, a creative and light-hearted ballet by Marylu Clark & Laura Barnard. Also at our children’s performance, our most accomplished dancers who are members of ECB’s Youth Ballet Company, present classical, contemporary and original choreography staged by Artistic Director Gloria Govrin, Associate Director Krystin Dixon and ECB resident faculty and guest artists.
We take great pride in the accomplishments of our students. The spring performance is the perfect showcase for student achievement. We hope you will join us!