Does your favorite dancer dream of being in The Nutcracker one day? Here’s your chance! Two of our favorite ballet companies are holding open auditions this fall – Houston Ballet and Fort Bend Academy of Dance.
Houston Ballet: “For the first time ever, Houston Ballet will hold an open audition for the lively young cast of The Nutcracker.The open audition will be held at Houston Ballet’s Center For Dance from 2:00-3:30 PM on Sunday, August 26, 2018. This exciting opportunity allows young dancers to be part of one of the city’s grandest holiday traditions while working alongside talented professional dancers and instructors. Further details and audition pre-registration can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/HoustonBalletNutcracker.”
Fort Bend Academy of Dance/Ballet Forte: Auditions will be Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Fort Bend Academy of Dance, 18551 Old Richmond Road, Sugar Land, Texas. Dancers must be at least 6 years old at the time of audition. Performance is December 7-9, 2018 at the Stafford Centre. Call Fort Bend Academy of Dance at 281-799-7554 for more information.
Let us know if you get a part! We would love to come see you!
Photo: Fort Bend Academy of Dance
We are so excited to partner with Traveling Tutus to support their efforts to bring the joy of dance to ALL children. I love this organization and River Oaks Dance has supported it every year since we found out about them. Our dance families have been so generous with dancewear and monetary donations in the past and it has been wonderful watching the organization grow. I love showing our students photos of dancers from other countries wearing costumes and dancewear that has been donated by children like them. “As the only organization collecting and delivering costumes both Internationally and to the U.S., Traveling Tutus Inc. is converting your no longer needed dance costumes into smiles all around the world.” You will have a chance to join us in giving where they most need it right now when you come to our Open House on Sunday, August 19. River Oaks Dance students will have a bake sale and all of the proceeds will go directly to Traveling Tutus! We hope you will join us in giving back!
Love theses smiles. Dancing brings such joy!
River Oaks Dance is proud to be a Sponsor!
Traveling Tutus has been sending costumes around the world for 9 years!
Throwback: Ms. Ellen & Ms. Sara with a box to donations on their way to Traveling Tutus
We are offering ballet and theatre classes at FIVE(!) locations this fall! St. John the Divine, River Oaks Baptist School, Southampton Montessori, Houston Country Club and new this year St. Martin’s Episcopal Church! Our ballet and musical theatre class are age appropirate and fun with a strong basis for future ballet technique and theatre skills. If you are a parent, take a look at our schedule and see what classes work for you and your child! If you would like to add a dance or theatre program to your child’s school, please contact me. We love spreading dance and theatre love around the community!
Summer Camp 2018
Registration for our Summer 2018 program is OPEN. You can register right here on our website: www.riveroaksdance.com.
Please call if you have any questions or would like additional information. No ballet experience is necessary and camps are a great want to introduce you young dance to ballet before committing to an whole semester. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
School’s not out yet, but it will be soon. I know most of you parents are super on top of it and have summer camps and outings planned, but in case you missed a week in there we still have spots in two of our camps. Madeline Musical Theatre is July 10-14 and Pinkalicious Ballet is July 24-27. Houston is going to be HOT and we have lots of COOL things planned. Click HERE to register.
We have the cutest, sweetest ballerina modeling for us in this ballet bun tutorial. Check it out! All girls must have their hair in a bun for their ballet recital. If you are struggling with a bun, watch this video and practice a few time! You will have it down in no time!
We are offering six ballet and theatre camps this summer. Click here to learn more: Summer Camp 2017 or to register:
We are happy to be able to offer recital bouquets for you again this year! It is customary for performers to receive flowers after a show and I know they would all love to get something special from you. We are partnering with Bella Flori for our recital bouquets and I am including a link for the order form. The orders are due by Friday, March 24. The bouquets will be delivered to your child’s recital and you may pick them up from me right before their performance. You will have them in-hand to present to your child after their show. We offer this service as a convenience so (a) you don’t have to run around town getting flowers on an already busy day and (b) you get to surprise your daughter with beautiful, unique bouquet make just for her. If you would like to order a boutonniere for your boys in our class, we can do that as well.
Please note, you will need to know your child’s recital date and time in order to place the order. To order follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/b5kBhTdzRZsSY9W72