Sunday, November 8, 2009

Great Job at Audition!

Allegro intermediate and advanced ballet dancers did a great job at the Oil Region Ballet audition this past Saturday. They took a master class by the two artistic directors.

Thanks for making your dance family proud!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Competition Schedule Announced

The Allegro Competition Schedule is set. The season will start out in Warren, OH on April 9 & 10 at the Packard Music Hall. The next venue is Headliners at the Stambaugh in Youngstown, April 23-25. The season finishes up in Pittsburgh at the Convention Center, May 1-2.

Competiton dancers need to turn in their schedule confirmation by December 1. Also, competition team members need to order their warm-ups by November 23.

Dance Store Hours and News

Dance store hours are: Tues. -Thurs. 4-7, Fri 4-6, & Sat 9-12. We are in the process of getting Allegro dancewear Christmas items. We will be offering sweatpants, shirts, hoodies, flashlights and more!

Allegro Warm-ups are available to order for Christmas and for competition team members. Please order by November 23.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ballet Audition 11/7 3:30

Ballet Audition this Saturday at 3:30.

We strongly encourage all level 3b and higher dancers to attend this audition on Sautrday in studio 1. Marc Holland is forming the Oil Regoin Ballet Company or "ORB". He is looking to work with Allegro ballet dancers and dancers from Franklin, Oil City and Clarion on a production of "Alice in Wonderland". Dates are not finalized for this first production.

Requirements are: Arrive by 3:00. Wear pink tights, ballet shoes, black leotard, hair slicked back in clean bun. If on pointe, bring shoes with you. Must be 9 years or older to pariticipate.

Please come and make your dance family proud!

Alycia & Lydia join Allegro Staff

Alycia McCullough and Lydia Lasch join staff at Allegro!

We are happy to announce that Alycia is back on staff. She will be teaching two advanced jazz classes and a beginning hip hop class on Monday nights. Alycia moved back to the area and now works in Career Services at Allegheny College.

And if that weren't enough...Lydia Lasch joined our staff in September! We are happy that she has also moved back to the area and is teaching beginning hip hop classes on Wednesdays. Lydia will also be taking on a couple of competition pieces.
Kristy Allen has taken an extended leave of absence for health reasons. We will miss her at the studio and wish her health and healing. While Alycia is teaching Kristy's advanced jazz classes, Betsy Sumerfield is taking on several jazz and tap classes and Melissa Bartholomew in taking on the Monday Ballet 1a class.

Congrats to Pumpkin Fest Pageant Contestants

Congratulations to all Allegro dancers who competed in the Pumpkin Festival Pageant! Ashlyn Devore won in the teen division and Jen Zylak was first runner up. McKenzie Ashbaugh won in the middle school division with Margo McCullough coming in as first runner up and Madison Bartholomew coming in second runner up. McKenna Mercier won in the elementary school division.