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December 26, 2010
Dancers from Ballet and All That Jazz participated in the "Nutcracker" performances at local nursing homes, Valley Mall and Potomac Towers.
NEWS
September 5, 2009
Photos from recent events at Ballet and All That Jazz
LIFESTYLE
April 27, 2012
Members of Ballet and All That Jazz Tap Dancers performed in the National Cherry Blossom Parade on April 14 in Washington, D.C. There were a total of 650 tap dancers from all over the United States. Ballet and All That Jazz's spring recital is on Saturday, May 19, at the Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown.        
NEWS
July 17, 2002
The Potomac Classical Youth Ballet Company recently sponsored a collection of used eyeglasses, lenses, frames and cases in conjunction with its annual spring performance on June 8. The items collected were donated to the Lions Club of Halfway to benefit its "Gift of Sight" program. The program helps provide glasses to needy individuals. The ballet company's collection netted more than 60 pairs of glasses for the program. The Lions Club of Halfway will be holding its 2002 "Sight Night" this fall.
NEWS
May 14, 2013
On Saturday at The Maryland Theatre, the stage will be filled with dancers wearing ballet slippers, pointe shoes, tap shoes, character shoes, jazz shoes, hip-hop sneakers and going barefoot.  Ballet and All That Jazz, under the artistic direction of Ranelle Flurie, will present two shows at 2 and 7 p.m.  The matinee show consists of Little BITs (Ballerinas In Training), the school's youngest dancers with the preschoolers dancing as magical fairies.  The elementary ages will become childhood princesses.
NEWS
October 9, 2007
Ballet and All That Jazz seniors pose for their photo.
NEWS
October 9, 2007
Dancers from Ballet and All That Jazz dance studio participated in a jazz camp in June with Bonnie Slawson of Motion Mania Dance Theatre.
NEWS
by KEVIN G. GILBERT / Staff Photographer | May 19, 2006
Young ballerinas rehearse Thursday for the Ballet and All That Jazz spring recital. The dancers are, from left, Madison Mertz, Jade Grindle, Adrianna Shaeffer, Alexandra Wannell and Lexi Cabrera.
OBITUARIES
April 20, 2013
Jana Lyn Russell, 36, of Hagerstown, Md., and Edina, Minn., died Monday, March 4, 2013, peacefully at home surrounded by family. A precious child, Jana was the light of her family and many extended friends. At the age of 2, she was diagnosed with a tumor on her brain stem and bravely withstood surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments. Despite the challenges brought on by surviving childhood cancer, Jana was ever-present with her mother in the ballet studio, in her leotard and at the barre, reminding us all that life is to be lived fully and without regrets.
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NEWS
September 10, 2013
The Wilson College dance program will offer free ballet classes this semester. The classes, which are offered from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Mondays in September and October, are open to anyone who is interested. Nancy Walker and Beth Skroban are returning as guest teachers/artists. The class schedule includes: Nancy Walker: Sept. 16, 23 and 30 and Oct. 7 and 21     Beth Skroban: Oct. 28, and Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25 For more information, call Paula Kellinger at 717-264-4141, ext. 3274, or via email at paula.kellinger@wilson.edu.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013
 The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre will hold auditions for a new and original musical-theater production of Charles Dickens' “Christmas Carol.”  Open auditions for dancers and dancer/singer/actors will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, with an additional singing audition for those who sing and act from 1 to 2 pm. Registration will begin at 10 a.m.  Open auditions for male and female actors and singers of all ages will be held at the Wood Center in the Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, on Thursday, Sept.
LIFESTYLE
August 18, 2013
Ballet and All That Jazz dancers recently completed another successful dance season. Nine high school seniors performed together for the last time in the dance school's spring recital May 18 at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The dancers are Kristen Davis, Emily Fortney, Maggie Manspeaker, Moriah Garling, Ellen McQuaid, Akelah Taylor, Laura Meckley, Caroline Bradford and Emily Newmann. In June, dancers joined instructor Bonnie Slawson, learning contemporary, jazz and hip-hop dances at jazz camp.
LIFESTYLE
By KAREN MAWDSLEY | kmawdsley@schurz.com | June 12, 2013
Lavinia Reid is taking the classic tale “The Little Mermaid” to new heights - or depths - in her innovative ballet adaptation of the beloved under-the-sea tale.   Reid said she sees the production as a way to marry the whimsical Disney film version to the 1837 Hans Christian Andersen original fairy tale, which ends with the Little Mermaid desperately throwing herself into the sea after the prince she's in love with marries the princess. Reid's rendition, however, ends with the prince marrying the Little Mermaid.    “We bring the real story, the full story, but give it a happy ending,” Reid said Friday.
NEWS
May 14, 2013
On Saturday at The Maryland Theatre, the stage will be filled with dancers wearing ballet slippers, pointe shoes, tap shoes, character shoes, jazz shoes, hip-hop sneakers and going barefoot.  Ballet and All That Jazz, under the artistic direction of Ranelle Flurie, will present two shows at 2 and 7 p.m.  The matinee show consists of Little BITs (Ballerinas In Training), the school's youngest dancers with the preschoolers dancing as magical fairies.  The elementary ages will become childhood princesses.
OBITUARIES
April 20, 2013
Jana Lyn Russell, 36, of Hagerstown, Md., and Edina, Minn., died Monday, March 4, 2013, peacefully at home surrounded by family. A precious child, Jana was the light of her family and many extended friends. At the age of 2, she was diagnosed with a tumor on her brain stem and bravely withstood surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments. Despite the challenges brought on by surviving childhood cancer, Jana was ever-present with her mother in the ballet studio, in her leotard and at the barre, reminding us all that life is to be lived fully and without regrets.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | April 3, 2013
The story is a fairy tale classic. Girl sweeps floor, then magically appears at royal ball and sweeps prince off his feet. There are fairy godmothers, magic pumpkins and a race against the clock — a surreal series of events all told with romance, humor and drama, as well as a happy ending. Throughout the years, the story of the peasant-turned-princess who loses a glass slipper has never lost its luster or appeal. And, today, the shoe still fits. For some, the enchantment of "Cinderella" has come from the pages of a book.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2012
It's a hectic Saturday afternoon inside the City Ballet School at Hagerstown's City Centre. In an upstairs studio, children bump into each other as they scurry from one room to the next with costumes in hand. Parents help set up stage props, the artistic director tweaks a sequence of dance steps while  the music of Tchaikovsky plays in the background. It's December and another "Nutcracker" is being polished and assembled, piece by tinselly piece. There is attention to detail, enough hard work to make the floor shake and a commitment to creating magic.
LIFESTYLE
November 29, 2012
Ballet and All That Jazz dancers to perform Act II of 'The Nutcracker' Dancers with Ballet and All That Jazz will perform Act II of “The Nutcracker” to those in the community who are not able to come to them.  The following is a list of performances: Monday, Dec. 3, Coffman Nursing Home,  6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, Valley Mall (J.C. Penney),  7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5,  Western Maryland Hospital Center, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, Broadmore Assisted Living, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, Potomac Center, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11,  Potomac Towers,  7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, Homewood Retirement Village (chapel)
NEWS
August 19, 2012
The dancers from Ballet and All That Jazz in Hagerstown have had a busy season. Seniors from the ballet studio's Class of 2012 performed together for the last time at The Maryland Theatre on May 19. The dancers included Sandra Solberg, Rachel Redmond, Mara Dennis, Ally Bowers, Carolyn Weaver, Jordan McNairn, Emma Conlon, Emily Seifarth, Casie Burk, Breanna Bailey, Brianna Roberts, Hannah Nichols and Tori Robinson. In June, dancers joined instructor Bonnie Slawson and learned contemporary, jazz and hip-hop routines.
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