The Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax presented Fall Dance Concert 2021 on Sunday, October 24th. We are very proud of the beautiful performance they presented! We thank the BAE Guild and volunteers who contributed to the success of the program.
Rehearsals are now underway for the 2021 production of Nutcracker In A Nutshell. We congratulate all cast members and look forward to a rewarding holiday season! Be sure to print out a full rehearsal schedule from the CBA website HERE and to check for weekly updates via the Nutcracker Notes. Dancers who miss rehearsals may find effects in final casting.
Tickets will go on sale for Nutcracker In A Nutshell, Sunday, November 28th at 10:00 AM. (Casting will be completed by Nov. 16th .) We hope that all of you at CBA will come out to support The Ballet Arts Ensemble by attending a performance on Saturday or Sunday, Dec. 18th, 19th at 3:30 PM at the Rachel Schlessinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NOVA, Alexandria Campus. Tickets are $32 on line, (includes parking), all seats reserved. (Group rates are available to Brownie troupes, Scouts, etc. - 20 or more. This does not apply to families.) Tickets will be $35 at the door.
Nutcracker In A Nutshell video links of each performance will make great gifts for family members! Look for order forms online in December. The BAE Guild will offer a Nutcracker Boutique during the performance week-end with Nutcrackers, and lots of “stocking stuffer” items to choose from. This year's Nutcracker shirt (long sleeved) is available online thru Nov. 14.
As we embark on one of the busiest times of the year at CBA (the studio remains open seven days a week, due to Nutcracker rehearsals), we ask that students and parents be considerate of one another. We suggest that jewelry and other expensive objects be left at home. No food or drinks will be allowed in the dressing rooms or on the carpet and those who eat or drink in the kitchen area must clean up after themselves. We also ask that parents respect CBA receptionists by picking up dancers immediately after class and/ or rehearsals.
Please check the dressing rooms for any lost clothing. The “Lost & Found“ will be cleared out over the Thanksgiving break, as well as the collection of water bottles in the kitchen - all unclaimed articles will be donated to charity.
The studio will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Tuition is due the first of the month, a $10 late fee will be added after the tenth. Late fees may be avoided by setting up tuition payments through auto-pay.