January 25, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Local Dance Youth Present Holiday Recital This Weekend:

Students from local ballet school Dance Studio No. 1 invite the community to celebrate the holiday season this weekend during two performances.

Two productions are being prepared for community presentation: “Peter and the Wolf” performed by the school’s junior dancers aged 6-11, and “Dances Through the Year” performed by the senior dancers aged 12-18.

Both productions are open to the public and will be staged at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5 pm.

Tickets are available for purchase by calling 310.979.9929. Non-profits are welcome to apply for free tickets.

The productions have been choreographed by artistic director Elizabeth Banke and her team of teachers and will feature more than 100 young ballet students from the local community.

The first ballet, “Peter and the Wolf,” is based on the classic children’s tale and set to Prokofiev’s inspiring symphony written expressly for children’s theatre, in addition to some of the composer’s other works. The story follows Peter and his adventurous encounters in the forest with a duck, a bird, a cat… and a wolf.

The second ballet, “Dances Through the Year,” is a collection of original choreography celebrating the culmination of another year by taking a look back at the milestones and holidays observed over the past year such as St. Patrick’s Day, 4th of July, and Halloween.

Rehearsals are well underway for both performances and the students are much looking forward to presenting their work to the community.

Established in 1992, Dance Studio No. 1 is a classical ballet academy highly regarded for two core offerings: its strong and successful, pre-professional classical ballet program, and its endearing young children’s program.

Well-known in the west Los Angeles and surrounding communities, Dance Studio No. 1, or “DS1,” focuses on technical and artistic excellence. The Studio offers limited class sizes and aims to foster each student’s potential through well-designed dance programs that carefully consider each dancer’s developmental age, motor skills, capabilities, and interests.

Featured in Los Angeles magazine’s Best of Los Angeles “Hall of Fame” as an “exceptionally qualified dance school,” DS1 works to instill the love of dance in all students and truly is a “home away from home” for many dancers and their families. Dance Studio No. 1 is the official school of SoCal Ballet.

SoCal Ballet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2008, whose mission is to support the classical ballet aligned with the youth, creativity, and spirit engendered by the Southern California experience. SoCal Ballet helps to train and educate dancers, and enhances the public’s knowledge and appreciation of dance.

For more information, visit dancestudiono1.com.

in News
Related Posts

Edify TV: Affordable Senior Housing Rises in Westside Neighborhood

January 24, 2021

January 24, 2021

A four-story senior affordable housing project is rising in a Westside neighborhood. Learn more in this video made possible by...

SMa.r.t. Column: Saving a Failed Marriage – Part 2

January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

Every 8 years, the state requires cities to update their planning code’s “housing element” to reflect the number of dwelling...

Rise of The Digital Nomads Changing The Way We Rent?

January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

Today on Westside Real Estate Show* Matt Damon Lists Palisades home for $21 Million.* Rise of The Digital Nomads Changing...

Edify TV: COVID-19 Outbreak at Santa Monica Government Office

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

Over a dozen employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at a Santa Monica government building since January 1. Learn more...

Santa Monica Students Receive 2021 Education Awards from The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

Seven area students were presented Education Awards by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition at the first-ever...

Santa Monica New Roads Graduate Amanda Gorman Shines At Inauguration: Santa Monica Beat – January, 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Santa Monica New Roads Graduate Amanda Gorman Shines At Inauguration *...

Edify TV: Promenade Property Owner Frustrated With Homelessness

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

A Third Street Promenade property owner is calling Santa Monica officials to deal with the issue of homeless individuals sleeping...

65-Year-Old Santa Monica Pastry Shop Closes

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

Westside Food Scene January 21, 2021 By Kerry Slater Santa Monica Pastry Shop Closes  A beloved Santa Monica pastry shop...

Brian Dennehy Stars In The Tender DRIVEWAYS – His Final Film

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

What makes DRIVEWAYS particularly poignant is that it was Brian Dennehy’s last film before he died and his cinematic presence...

Free COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Santa Monica

January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021

Calvary Baptist Church on 20th Street, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Santa Monica church is doing free COVID-19 antibody...

FDA-Authorized Coronavirus Testing at Santa Monica’s Shore Hotel

January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021

Drive-thru and walk-up testing seven-days a week   The award-winning Shore Hotel, located steps away from the world-famous Santa Monica Pier,...

City Council Has Appointed An 11 Member Civilian Police Oversight Commission: Santa Monica Beat – January, 17, 2021

January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * City Council Has Appointed An 11 Member Civilian Police Oversight Commission...

Edify TV: Ticketing Maskless Angelenos?

January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021

Los Angeles lawmakers want to fine people for not wearing masks. Learn more in this video made possible by School...

Santa Monica Pier to Close, Farmers Market Shortened for Inauguration Day

January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021

Library curbside service suspended as well By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica is closing the Pier and shortening the farmers market’s...

Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel to Turn Amber as Part of Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial

January 18, 2021

January 18, 2021

Pacific Park joins nationwide COVID-19 memorial Tuesday night By Chad Winthrop The Santa Monica Pier ferris wheel will light up...