New Year New Projects

Happy New Year Dancers!

Remember to confirm your participation in the July Portfolio Production via email (staff.csdc@gmail.com) by January 10th. Please email us both if you are or are not going to participate.

For those of you who are enrolled in tap/modern combo, or tap and modern separately, you are eligible to participate in an extra “Invitational Dance” in the show. For those of you in the Tuesday 8:00 and Wednesday 6:00 ballet classes, you are also eligible to participate in our new project called “Company Class”. You should have received an email recently with more details about both programs. You can also find a brief description on the July Portfolio Production page. Contracts are due January 10th!

 

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The 2013 Student Choreography Project

Saturday November 23rd 7pm at CSDC 

Join the artists to talk about their work after their performance at the reception.DSC_0109

Three years ago we began a new project for a select group of our modern students. It was a small class of 6 students who each choreographed a dance for their peers to perform in a small show at our studio. We have since expanded our Student Choreography Project to involve three modern classes giving us a total of 39 young choreographers!

Four works will be presented this season at the SCP performance: Two explore the creativity inspired by limitations and choreographic restrictions, another is an abstract representation of the story of Cinderella, and the last is a group reflection on the obsession with money and physical beauty. Please join us for an evening of original work by these young artists!

Performance will take place in the back lot of the studio, plenty of space for everyone, just remember to dress warm!

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2013 July Portfolio Production

The CSDC 2013 July Portfolio Production

ACT 1: The Human Brain

This season modern company members have been exploring the functions and different parts of the human brain. In act 1 they will present an abstract representation of what and how the brain works.

 ACT 2: Legends of the American West

Through tap and ballet, company members represent the life and adventures of Billy the Kid, Annie Oakley, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, as well as Belle Starr and the James and Younger gang.

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY, MAYER THEATRE

SATURDAY JULY 13 at 4:00

SUNDAY JULY 14 at 11:00 & 4:00

Tickets are available in 3 ways: Ordered through pre-sale at the studio starting July 1st, at dress rehearsal Thursday July 11th and Friday July 12th, and at the door 30 minutes before each show. See our FAQ page for more ticket information.

House opens 15 minutes before curtain.

Seating is first come first serve.

The show is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes and will have a 15 minute intermission between acts.

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Shoes and Tights

All studios are quickly getting into recital season, so get your shoes and tights for our Portfolio Production early this year! Details on the type and color of shoes and tights each dancer will need can now be found on the July Portfolio Production page and will also be sent home with each dancer this week in a hand out. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

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Costume and Production fees

Costume and Production fees for both the Mini Show and July Portfolio Production are due February 1st. A hand out will be sent home with each dancer next week with details. You are also welcome to contact us at staff.csdc@gmail.com if you have any questions!

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Winter Performances

DECEMBER 14-15 SCU Fess Parker Theater: Our ballet students have been rehearsing the last few months in preparation for our annual Songs from the Nutcracker performance. This season we will also include a 4 minute rendition of the entire story of the Nutcracker presented by our Theatre Arts tour group.  Tickets are $5 each sold at the door 15 min before each show. Check out our Nutcracker page for show times!

DECEMBER 20 @ CSDC: Jr. Nutcracker and Holiday Performance for the Thursday 4:30 class. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes earlier than usual. Thursday Dec 20 from 4:15-5:30. Don’t forget your camera!

DECEMBER 17-20 @ CSDC: Parent Observation Week and Holiday demonstrations in all classes!

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Student Choreography Project

Saturday November 3rd

Shows at 6:30 and 8:00

The shows will be at Center Stage, in the back parking lot so there is plenty of space for everyone. Please dress casual and warm!

Reception between shows from 7:00-8:00

Two years ago we began a new project in our advanced modern class. It was a small class of 6 students who each choreographed a dance for their peers to perform in a small show at the studio. We have since expanded our Student Choreography Project to involve three modern classes giving us a total of 34 choreographers!

This season we will have two performances to showcase their work, the November Student Choreography Project Saturday November 3rd, and the January Student Choreography Project Saturday January 19th.

November Student Choreography Project

The Thursday 5:30 modern class has been given a unique assignment for this years NSCP. The class was split into two groups who have been working collaboratively within their group to choreograph a narrative piece about pirates. Each student is given a specific section of the music during which they decide what their group does. They then must connect all of the pieces together to create a finished product. What makes this project extra exciting is that the two groups will perform to the same song at the same time but have not been able to see what the other group is doing during the creative process. The studio will stay separated by a curtain while each group finishes their choreography. The week before the performance the two groups will for the first time see the other groups choreography and will then collaborate to create an ending together.

The Thursday 8:00 modern class has been separated into 3 groups of 3. Each young lady has choreographed a duet for the other two dancers in their group which has been collaboratively pieced together with two other duets to create one long piece. The choreographers were not given any limitations besides the song and length of their duet which has resulted in a variety of characters, stories and styles of dance within one song. These choreographers have unintentionally created some wonderfully surrealistic work, one piece concluding with a sophisticate, a burglar, and a shape rowing a boat.

Please join us this weekend for a short showing of our young artists work, and stay tuned for information on our January Student Choreography Project!

 

 

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2012-2013 season begins Monday August 27th!

You will be receiving your class assignment soon along with dress code reminders and changes! (We hope you still have your red leotard from the Portfolio Production)

Parents are asked to attend their dancers first class of the season. We are making a few changes (as we do every year) and it is important for you and your dancer to hear all the needed information together.

We are already planning out our “Songs from the Nutcracker” performance (We hope you still have your white leotard from the Portfolio Production) and we are excited to begin dancing again!

All classes are full at this time but have any questions regarding classes please don’t hesitate to email us at staff.csdc@gmail.com. Once the class assignments are sent out, it is very unlikely changes will be made.

See you all soon!

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2012 Portfolio Production

Center Stage Dance Company presents the 2012 Portfolio Production

Act 1: The G.I. Generation: Celebrating the music of the 1940s

Act 2: The Black Sheep Ballet

Santa Clara University Mayer Theatre on the corner of Franklin and Lafiette in Santa Clara

Saturday July 14th 4:00pm

Sunday July 15th 11:00am and 4:00pm

  • Please arrive early to find parking and note all parking restrictions. Handicapped parking available on campus off of Franklin.
  • Tickets: $15 available for sale 30 minutes before curtain
  • House opens 15 minutes prior to curtain
  • Seating is first come first serve
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Showtime is just around the corner!

Questions about the July Portfolio Production? Check out the FAQ page. If your questions aren’t answered don’t hesitate to email us at staff.csdc@gmail.com!

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