Local Dancers Perform in Suites of the Seasons at Bardavon June 2

Philipstown girls attending Dance Beacon/Ballet Arts Studio dancing in varied program

On Saturday, June 2, Dance Beacon/Ballet Arts Studio, together with The Dutchess Dance Company, will present Vivaldi’s Suites of the Seasons at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie.  The show will feature eight dancers from Garrison and Cold Spring, as well as many other dancers from Beacon and beyond.

Vivaldi’s Suites of the Seasons will showcase the talents of Dance Beacon/Ballet Arts Studio students, aged three through 18, in choreography to The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, as well as other baroque composers.  The energetic and eclectic program will highlight the classical and conservatory-level training offered at the studio and will include a selection of modern, African and jazz pieces.  The program will also include the studio’s pre-professional dance company, The Dutchess Dance Company, in premieres of modern and contemporary ballet pieces by artistic director Alex Bloomstein and studio ballet mistress Denyse Looney.  Additionally, the concert will premiere a classical ballet piece created exclusively for the company by resident choreographer Todd Hall.

The Dutchess Dance Company (DDC) is designed to generate professional-level training and performance opportunities for talented, young dancers age twelve and up.  DDC performs at community events and venues throughout the region, including recent appearances at DanceFest in New Paltz and a benefit concert for the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.

The local dancers performing are Lucy Austin, Megan Brief, Anna Brief, Lianna Culp, Isabelle Davis, Kaelin Martin, Honor O’Malley, and Parker Parella.

Some of the younger dancers

Dance Beacon/Ballet Arts Studio is a conservatory-level dance school located in the heart of Beacon.  For more than forty years, Dance Beacon and Ballet Arts Studio have offered students ages three through adult classes in all levels of ballet, modern, African, and jazz dance, taught by experienced instructors who have all worked as professional dancers.

Vivaldi’s Suites of the Seasons will take place on Saturday, June 2 at two show times: 1 and 5:30 p.m. Tickets, on sale now, are $15 for adults and $12 for groups of 10 or more, and children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, visit the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, or phone them at 845-473-2072; purchase online or by phone at Ticketmaster, or by calling the studio at 845-831-1870.

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