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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
August 21, 2010
Eight high school seniors who are members of the Ballet and All That Jazz dance school performed together for the last time on stage May 22 at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. In other dance school news, dancers from the school participated in a jazz camp at the studio in June. In addition, dancers studied in June with Susie Banks, former dancer with the Houston Ballet.
NEWS
May 14, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man is accused of stealing money from two dancers while they were performing earlier this month at a club in southern Berkeley County, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Lester Waters, of 107 Milkweed Lane, was arraigned Friday morning by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller on two misdemeanor counts of petit larceny, according to court records. One of the victims told Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy Michael P. St. Clair on May 1 that Waters took her money bag, which contained $50, after she had given him a private dance at Paradise City Night Club, according to court records.
NEWS
October 9, 2007
Ballet students from Ballet and All That Jazz had the opportunity of learning classical variations and technique under the tutelage of Susie Banks, formerly with the Houston Ballet.
NEWS
November 8, 2006
The Board of Directors of the Potomac Classical Youth Ballet Company announces that dancers have been named for Company II for the 2006-07 season. Company II members are Anne Beachley, Eileen Conway, Alexa Hofmann, Stephanie Milani and Katherine Miller. Emily Seiler was named an apprentice. This was the first audition experience of this type for many of the dancers. Company II is PCYBC's training ground for dancers ages 12 to 18 who either were not old enough or needed additional training before joining the full company.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | October 14, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com A circle of tamped-down grass marked the spot where American Indians performed their ancient and sacred dances at Hagerstown's Fairgrounds Park on Saturday. "It goes back to being a park later. For now this is a very special place," said Sarah Brandly of St. Louis. A member of the Kootenay tribe, Brandly said she enjoys attending pow-wows all over the country. Often, it's a chance to see people she hasn't seen in years. It was the 10th annual Pow-Wow and Show in Hagerstown, said organizer Barry Richardson, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe of North Carolina.
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.
NEWS
October 25, 2006
The Board of Directors of the Potomac Classical Youth Ballet Company announces that dancers have been named for the 2006-07 season. Named as full company members were Jennifer Bell, Courtney Boyer, Sonja Brigham, Alexis Cavey, Katie Colbert, Audreanna Colombo, Marie Furnia, Lauren Riviello, Kelsy Rupp, Isabella Schiro, Krystyna Thomas and Lacey Turner. Selected through a process of open auditions, dancers participated in a two-hour class and were rated by four judges on seven criteria, including technical skills at the barre, allegro, adagio, body alignment, presentation, musicality and, for the ladies, pointe work.
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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.
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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.
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.
NEWS
March 26, 2013
The Monsters of HipHop Convention was held at the Hyatt Regency in Reston Va., Feb. 22 to 24. The event featured dance performances by groups from the U.S. and Canada. Also held were the individual freestyle battles for junior, intermediate and advanced dancers. During the individual freestyle battle for junior dancers, Judson Rand of Dancin' Time Studios in Hagerstown captured the second place cash prize. More than $10,000 in dance scholarships were awarded during the closing program.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | March 10, 2013
Martinsburg, W.Va., native Sara Bivens has the "boom, daboom, boom. " Or least on the days when she's dancing backup for rapper, singer-songwriter Nicki Minaj. Currently, while Minaj is a judge of "American Idol," Bivens is on a small hiatus as she waits for the tour to resume. In the meantime, the professional dancer had a chance to carve out some time to chat about her life in Los Angeles and the job that has been taking her all over the world. "I started dancing at Tari Jo's Dance Studio (in Inwood, W.Va.)
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
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | October 6, 2012
One is the president of a medical center, another is a college career development manager and yet another is superintendent of public schools. But Saturday night, they stepped out of their comfort zone and added another title to their resume - celebrity dancers. Before a crowd of 300 supporters at Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, three community leaders brought new meaning to the term movers and shakers. They swept across the floor in 3/4 time to a waltz, bounced to the jive and did a high-energy country line dance - all with the goal of not only showing off their fancy footwork, but raising money for a good cause.
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.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2012
They are focused on their preparation, pushing themselves toward a perfection that is ballet. There are hours of training, long days of rehearsal and time spent learning to balance the physical with the emotional. The strength, elegance and grace of movement won't happen overnight. But this is more than discipline and hard work. It's a love affair - one that began for many of the students when they were preschoolers, anxious to stand on their toes. They walked into a bright room with large mirrors, were taught the most delicate of moves from first position to fourth.
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