Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ballet with a twist will delight

Sun Valley Ballet School to host annual ‘spring showcase’

Express Staff Writer

The Sun Valley Ballet School will present its “spring showcase” at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum. Photo by Hillary Maybery

The Sun Valley Ballet School will holds its annual "spring showcase" performance at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum on Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. The showcase will highlight the Sun Valley Ballet School's 130 dancers, which range in age from 3-year-olds to graduating seniors.

The younger dancers will perform ballet and the older dancers will showcase lyrical, jazz, hip-hop and difficult dance styles.

It will be the first time the school's 3-year-olds will take to the stage and the last performance for graduating seniors, Kelsey Brennan, Katheryn Caminiti and Tanner Dredge. Brennan, Caminiti and Dredge will showcase ballet, jazz and lyrical dancing.

"I have enjoyed watching them grow and mature into such great dancers," said Sun Valley Ballet School Artistic Director Sherry Horton. "I am very proud and excited to show how talented they are with all of the different styles of dances in the showcase."

Horton said the kids are all smiles and have a tremendous amount of enthusiasm.

After such huge success last year, the Sun Valley Ballet School will include the father-daughter dance again. Horton said it promises to once again bring tears to your eyes.

The dance will include 17 fathers with daughters ranging in age from 4 to 18 years old.

"It's great entertainment in the valley," she said. "The performances are easy to bring kids and very entertaining with music from Disney to Taylor Swift."

Horton said the performance will be "classical ballet with a twist." For tickets, call 806-1441.

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