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Swan Lake Story Time

You are invited to a special Ballerinas & Books Swan Lake Story Time event we are hosting on Sunday, October 6 @ 3:00 for our students at Brazos Bookstore.  We will have a Swan Lake story time along with special appearance by Odette & Odile, the swan princesses, from Ballet Forte.  We hope you can come! Here’s how to attend:

  1. Please RSVP using this link: https://forms.gle/RoYC3yK1Jrui4hQm7. Space is limited at the bookstore.
  2. Pre-order your copy of the book here. If you pre-order a book, please make a comment on the order that it is for this event and they will have it ready for you along with a special gift from us!
  3. Bring a donation to the event. There is no cost for this event, but we do ask you to bring/buy a book or monetary donation to benefit Books Between Kids which is a wonderful Houston based organization that provides books to economically disadvantaged children and schools. You can read more about Books Between Kids here

“In this stunning follow-up to the bestselling The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty, the New York City Ballet presents another timeless tale for a modern ballet lover with Swan Lake. This lavishly illustrated book follows the storyline, choreography, costumes, and sets of the New York City Ballet’s production of Swan Lake. With beautiful art illustrated by Valeria Docampo, this magnificent retelling is a perfect gift for an aspiring ballerina or any family who wants to add this enchanting and classic tale to their library.”

Open House this Sunday!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Grown Up & Me Movement Class Starting this September!

We are so excited to introduce our new Little Leapers program!

Whether flying in outer space, going to the circus, playing in the park, dancing like the animals in the zoo, or growing a magical garden, each child will be captivated when they attend a Little Leapers class with River Oaks Dance.  Grown-ups will be amazed at how useful each lesson is to their child’s development and love every second of class as they share many smiles and giggles with their little one.

Join us Tuesdays 10:00-10:30 at St. John the Divine

  • For: Toddlers 20-32 months old and their caregiver.
  • Who: Mommy, daddy, nanny, auntie or granny! Any caregiver is welcome!
  • When: 10 Week Session (September 17-November 19)
  • Cost: Tuition is $295 for the sessionSave: $15 when you sign up with a friend by July 31!

Space is limited – Register Now!

Summer Dance Camp

Don't forget to sign up for Summer Dance Camp for ages 3-8!

Register for Winter Camps Now!

 

Ballerinas & Books!

Our current students are invited to a special Ballerinas & Books event we are hosting on Friday, November 9 at Brazos Bookstore. There will be a Nutcracker story time along with special appearance and mini ballet class with “Clara” and other characters from BalletForte’s upcoming Nutcracker production. We hope you will stop by at 4:00. There is no cost, but we do ask you to bring/buy a book or monetary donation to benefit Books Between Kids which is a wonderful Houston based organization that provides books to economically disadvantaged children and schools. You can read more about Books Between Kids here. You can preorder your own copy of The Nutcracker book to be ready for you at the bookstore here. There is also a board book version for younger readers here. If you pre-order a book, please make a comment on the order that it is for this event and they will have it ready for you along with a special gift. We can’t wait!

 

Recital Highlights

Take a look at a few moments from our shows this Spring.  Between Adventures Under the Sea and Gretel’s Adventure in the Enchanted Forest, recitals in the ballroom at Houston Country Club, on The Commons stage at ROBS and the gym at Southampton Montessori, we are grateful for the opportunity to share our love for dance with over 300 students this past year.  Bring on the 2018-2019 season.  We are ready!

Video by Pollard Media Productions

Houston Video Production

Nutcracker Auditions

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 from 6:00-6:45 PM at Fort Bend Academy of Dance, 18551 Old Richmond Road, Sugar Land, Texas.  Dances ages 6-8 years old.   Rehearsal are on the weekend (Saturday or Sunday).  Performances are 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

Giving Back!

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

 

Fall 2018 Registration is open!

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!

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