Upcoming Performances

Kids Dance returns to the Joyce in June 2017!

KIDS DANCE – called “a New York City treasure” by the New York Times – makes its annual visit to the Joyce! Ballet Tech’s remarkably poised, scrupulously schooled and impeccably rehearsed whiz-kid dancers work all year to dance for you. What’s up? That crazy MESHUGANA DANCE is back, as is THE JIG IS UP. “Terrific” “glorious” “lovely” UPSIDE D∀NƆE returns to charm you and tickle your tykes. And, we’ve got premieres! Eliot Feld has done a new ballet for four girls on pointe, called POINTING. And Ballet Tech has commissioned Laura Careless to create THE WILD CURRENT, and three Juilliard graduates – Stephanie Terasaki, Conner Bormann and Riley O’Flynn – made a piece called IT’S THE EFFORT THAT COUNTS. It’s as much pleasure as you can have without getting cavities.
Performance Schedule:

Program A       (Thurs 6/8 at 7, Sat 6/10 at 2, Sun 6/11 at 2)
UPSIDE D∀NƆE
POINTING (premiere)
THE JIG IS UP

Program B       (Fri 6/9 at 7, Sat 6/10 at 7)
THE WILD CURRENT (premiere)
POINTING (premiere)
IT’S THE EFFORT THAT COUNTS (company premiere)
MESHUGANA DANCE

Program C       (Sun 6/11 at 7)
THE WILD CURRENT (premiere)
POINTING (premiere)
IT’S THE EFFORT THAT COUNTS (company premiere)
THE JIG IS UP

 

For more information visit the Joyce Theater’s website.

About Kids Dance

Kids Dance is Ballet Tech’s student performance troupe. Created in 1994, Kids Dance provides our students with the opportunity to learn choreography and develop performance skills, activities that are essential to the development of a professional dancer. Kids Dance presents programs for families and young audiences, and performs annually at the Joyce Theater. Kids Dance has also recently performed at City Center, the New Victory Theater, and the Delacorte in Central Park.

Recent Performances

June 13, 2016: Tribeca Performing Arts Center – NYC DOE Manhattan Borough Arts Festival
June 9 – 12, 2016: The Joyce Theater
April 11, 2016: The New Victory Theater – Gala performance for the New 42
September 28, 2015: City Center – Gala performance for Career Transitions for Dancers

Library of Choreography

For aspiring piano students there are Bach’s two and three-part inventions and Bartok’s Mikrokosmos, both designed to develop skills and refine evolving sensibilities. With that model in mind, Ballet Tech has resolved to build a library of new choreography imagined for and designed on emerging dancers. This will be a repertory of original dances, dreamed up and composed by premiere dance makers, for fledgling dancers to hone their skills and ignite their imaginations. And, of course, intended to delight the eye and enchant the fancy of audiences of all ages. Julia Eichten’s Monsieur and Brian Brooks’s Panorama are the 2016 additions to this library.