CBA has had an exciting first month of classes! We welcome all new students into the school and hope that they are adjusting well. We ask that all dancers wear the leotard color of their class level and their own ballet, tap or jazz shoes. we are experiencing significant delays in receiving product, thank you for your patience.
The studio will be open for classes on Indigenous People’s Day, Monday, October 11th.
A reminder that tuition is due the first of each month, and should be remitted by the tenth of the month. A late fee of $10 will be added after Oct. 10th. If you would like to avoid late fees, be sure to fill out a form for Recurring Payment. The form is available on our website HERE.
Auditions for the 2021 production of Nutcracker In A Nutshell will be held Sunday, October 17th. ALL students interested in performing must audition, (no exceptions), at the designated time for their level. Please note that Pre-Ballet I and II students may apply to perform as Mice, but will not be auditioned this year, in order to socially distance. All parents must comply to the schedule below, by keeping the dancers safe and the lobby free of overcrowding.
Ballet IA, Ballet IA-B......................2:00-2:20 p.m.
Ballet IB, IIA......................................2:30-2:50 p.m.
Ballet IC, IIA-B, IIB...........................3:00-3:20 p.m.
Ballet IIC, Ballet IIC-III....................3:30-3:50 p.m.
Ballet IIIA/Pre-Pointe I..................4:00-4:25 p.m.
Ballet IIIB/ Pre-Pointe II................4:30-5:00 p.m.
Registration forms will be available to fill out electronically (or at the front desk) and must be signed and turned in by the time of audition, with the performance fee of $75, (payable to BAE). Ensemble members need not audition, but must submit completed application by Oct. 17th – Junior Ensemble members that fit into the above categories, must audition.
Performance Fee: https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_994cd167
UPCOMING BAE PERFORMANCES: ANNUAL FALL DANCE CONCERT
The Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax will present Fall Dance Concert 2021 on Sunday, October 24th at 3:00 p.m. The performance will be held at the Ernst Community Cultural Center at the NOVA, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. We hope that all of you will come out in support of all the hard working, young dancers of The Ballet Arts Ensemble. Shostakovich Jazz Suite, Odalisques Pas de Trois from Le Corsair and Rags by Richard Rholdon and Sarabandipity by Debra Savage will be among pieces presented. Summer Guest Choreographer, Lexi Firestone will premiere her exceptional new work When Music Speaks. Tickets will be available at the studio - $20 ($25 at the door.)
From Monday, Oct. 25th through Saturday, Oct. 30th, CBA dancers may come to class in Halloween costumes. Wear something easy to dance in, please! A BAE Halloween Costume party will be held at the studio on Saturday, October 30th from 6:30-8:00p.m. All BAE, Jr. Ensemble members and Apprentices are invited!
Have a healthy, FUN and SPOOKY Halloween!
Welcome back to dance! We are very grateful to have completed a successful year in 2021 by social distancing, wearing masks and disinfecting surfaces on a regular basis. Over the summer, we were able to open dressing rooms to limited numbers and to have vaccinated students attend classes mask-free. We will continue to require masks in the Lobby, dressing rooms and all common areas. Due to the recent concerns and recommendations by the Fairfax County Department of Health, ALL students must continue to wear masks in classes, as well as instructors. We will follow these recommendations until further notice.
In order to keep numbers low in the Lobby and dressing rooms, try to have dancers come dressed and ready for classes, if at all possible. Dancers should arrive five to ten minutes before class time and must be picked up on time. The success of all of us remaining safe continues to depend on everyone doing their part. This is a very worthy effort for all of us, especially for our CBA students.
CBA Ballet Master, Dustin Kimball, will perform a farewell performance with Bowen-McCauley Dance Company on Tuesday, September 14th at 7:00 PM. After 25 years, the company will finish off with great fanfare by performing at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre. We hope that many of you will attend this momentous event! (Due to this performance, Adv./Int. Modern class, Tuesday 5:30-6:30 PM will be cancelled on 9/14. All members of this class should attend Thursday 7:15-8:15 PM, followed by rehearsal for “When Music Speaks” at 8:15-8:30 PM.)
We are thrilled to announce that the BAE will start out strong, again this year, with 40 members! We plan to perform the BAE Fall Concert at Richard Ernst Community Cultural Center, NOVA, Annandale Campus on Sunday, October 24th at 3:00 PM. We hope that all of you will come to this performance in support of the BAE!
We want to congratulate BAE dancer, Kayla Estipular, on having been accepted into the Pre-Professional Training Program at The Washington Ballet for 2021-22. We are extremely proud of Kayla and excited about her future in dance!
We welcome all of you back to dance at CBA, especially those who chose to take the year off in 2021. We look forward to working with all of the dancers in classes and to enjoying getting to see them perform on stage! Let’s all have a great year of dance in 2021-22!