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 Post subject: News from Presidio Dance Theatre
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:28 am 

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Location: El Granada, CA, USA
En Pointe with Presidio Dance Theatre
First Newsletter
March 2009

Hello, this is the first newsletter to improve communication and keep you informed
with the Presidio Dance Theatre. ALSO NEW:

* Please be sure to check out Presidio Dance Theatre's newly updated website
* Check our News Blog
* YouTube Channel
Please watch the new 3-minute video about our DANCE OUT! Outreach program here
and enjoy FINALLY!!!! the Short Film
by Arthur Zhigalev of our trip to St. Petersburg, Russia!
* Please join our FACEBOOK GROUP & Events
Please feel free to introduce your friends to our newsletter by adding them to the
Join Our Mailing List! below.

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* PPAF Spring Season Benefit at the St. Francis Yacht Club on April 30th Six to
nine in the evening at the Saint Francis Yacht Club Starting Line Room On the Marina
San Francisco, California RSVP by April 1st. Invitations to be mailed next week.

* "Children's Day" performance at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House May
4th 301 Van Ness at Grove 9:30 & 11:30 am Invite your children's school/classes
to attend these free performances

* DANCING ACROSS CULTURES(TM) 3301 Lyon Street at the Palace of Fine Arts May 22

New Additions to our Admin Staff
Presidio Dance Theatre is pleased to welcome two new staff members: Remi Spector
(Programs Manager) & Bryan Blumenfeld (Development & Communications). Both
are in the office M-F and available to assist you.


Choreographers coming in the Spring
As a former member of the Georgian National Ballet Sukhishvili,
Avtandil, was recognized as one of the company's most talented and
creative solo dancers, whose innovations were elaborated in his
marvelous artistic solos. He has performed all over the world and in
almost every state of the USA! Before moving to San Francisco, Avtandil
held the position of choreographer for the Georgian State Children's
Ensemble, Lashqari. We are very happy to have him join us on the stage
this season and also create a Georgian Dance workshop for the
community. We look forward to collaborating with Avtandil!

Ahmet Luleci
who will choreograph a dance from the Black Sea for our Junior Company.
Artistic Director Sherene Melania is pleased to welcome internationally
renowned choreographer, Robert de Warren
his wife, Jacqueline, who
assists him in his work. Mr. de Warren will create new pieces for our
DANCING ACROSS CULTURES(TM)Repertoire. The couple will arrive in April,
and be PPAF's Guests of Honor, at the annual spring benefit at the St.
Francis Yacht Club on April 30th. They will attend our Spring premiere
performances at the SF War Memorial Opera House on May 4th and Palace
of Fine Arts on May 22.

Summer Camp Info REGISTER HERE!
Camp Picture
Morning Camp
Dates: Week of June 15-19; June 22-26;
June 29-July 3; July 6-10; July 13-17; July 20-24; July 27-31
Ages: 2.5-5
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:15am-Noon
Cost: $225 per week
A very fun and exciting program for very young students to receive
an orientation to dance focused on improving a variety of basic motor
skills and expression. Children explore rhythm and movement while
learning the fundamental elements of choreography. Students are exposed
to a diverse range of cultural dance styles, international music and
elementary principles of pantomime, which combined are sure to spark an
interest in the arts. They will also enjoy arts and crafts projects,
story telling, and Puppet Theater- all at the Presidio of San Francisco.
Preschool Sample Schedule:
9:15-9:30am Meet & Greet; Show & Tell
9:30-10:15am Dance Class
10:15-11:00am Break/Snack
11:00-11:30am Rotating: Dance Theatre Class
11:30am-Noon Arts & Crafts
Young Artists Day Camp
Dates: Week of June 15-19; June 22-26; June 29-July 3; July 6-10; July 13-17; July
20-24; July 27-31
Ages: 5-12
Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $325 per week
Students enjoy a ballet-based exploration of the world of dance,
drawing from a variety of international cultures and illustrious folk
traditions. All classes are professionally choreographed, exposing
dance theatre traditions shared from generation to generation.
Lessons are designed to improve technical skills, coordination, and
concentration, cultivate artistry and an appreciation of music.
Instruction also covers health and nutrition, make-up and hair for
stage; video critique and dance theatre history. Students also
participate in imaginative arts and crafts projects related to dance
and field trips within the Presidio. It's very fun and highly
educational, too!!
Young Artists Sample Schedule:
10:00-10:30am Conditioning & Ballet Barre
10:30-11:45am Ballet Technique
12:00-1:00pm Supervised Lunch Break
1:00-2:00pm Rotating Classes
2:00-2:30pm Performance Lessons
2:30-4:00pm Folk/Character
*Breaks will be given throughout the day.
Presidio Dance Theatre
Junior Company Dance Intensive
Beginner-Advanced Levels
Dates:Dates: Weeks of June 15-19; June 22-26; June 29-July 3
Ages: 7-18 years
Hours: Monday through Friday 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $900 for 3 weeks or $300 per week
By Invitation Only Preparation for Fall Festival Touring September 12-14
and Winter Wonderland performance at the Palace of Fine Arts,
December 13th Strengthening technical skills,
learning and rehearsing new choreography

Calendar - Important Upcoming Dates & Reminders
-April 15th Early Online Registration for Session I, Sept 2009 opens, 10% discount
on Tuition (Before July 1)EARLY SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION ONLINE, too!!!!
-April 30th Intermediate A & B and Advanced 4-5pm before
Spring Season Benefit at the St. Francis Yacht Club which is 6-9pm
- May 1, Junior Company Rehearsals for Opera House at the Academy
Intermediate B: 4:30-5:30
Intermediate A & Advanced: 4-6pm
- May 2, Junior Company Rehearsal: 1-4pm
- May 4, Junior Company at the SF War Memorial Opera House
Call Time: 8:00; Show Times: 9:30 and 11:30
- May 4 NO ACADEMY CLASSES- All invited to attend Opera House shows with friends
and classmates! Free Admission
- May 5-6 Junior Company NO Classes, Rest
- May 7-8 Junior Company Resume classes
- May 9 Junior Company Rehearsal 1-4pm
- May 11-15 Junior Company Rehearsals at the Academy
Intermediate B: 4:30-5:30
Intermediate A & Advanced: 4:30-6:30
- May 15 Last Day of Academy Classes
- May 16 Junior Company Rehearsal 1-4pm
- May 18 No Classes, Rest Day
Production Schedule Times TBA
- May 19 Junior Company Stage Rehearsal
- May 20 Junior Company Technical Rehearsal
- May 21 Junior Company Dress Rehearsal
- May 22 Presidio Dance Theatre Recital and 2009 DANCING ACROSS CULTURES(TM)
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
- May 26-28 Student Evaluations, please Schedule an appointment for Fall placement
- May 29 FAMILY POTLUCK PARTY at the Academy
- June 3 SF Ethnic Dance Festival: Tech Rehearsal, 6:30pm, Palace of Fine Arts
- June 5 SF Ethnic Dance Festival: Dress Rehearsal: Call time 5pm
- June 6 SF Ethnic Dance Festival: Call Time: Noon, Show Time 2pm
- June 6 SF Ethnic Dance Festival: Call Time: 6pm: Show Time:8pm
- June 7 SF Ethnic Dance Festival: Call Time Noon, Show Time: 2pm
- Sept. 7-11 Walk-In Registration for Fall Session I, Sept-Jan
- Sept. 8-11 Junior Company Rehearsals for the Assyrian Folk Festival
Intermediate B: 4:30-5:30pm
Intermediate A & Advanced 4:30-6:30
- Sept. 11-13 Junior Company Festival Tour
Performances on Sat, Sept. 12 and Sun, Sept 13
- Sept. 15: Academy Classes Begin for Session I
- Oct. 12 No Classes, Observance of Columbus Day
- Oct. 16 PPAF Board of Directors Cocktail Party for Academy & Jr. Co
- Oct. 30 Happy Halloween! Wear a Costume to Class Day
- Nov. 11 No Classes, Observance of Veterans Day
- Nov. 25-27 No Classes, Observance of Thanksgiving
- Nov. 30 All Classes Resyne at the Academy
- Dec. 4 All Academy Classes adjourn for Winter Holiday
- Dec. 7-11 WINTER WONDERLAND Rehearsals
*Technical rehearsal either Dec. 8 or 9th at the Palace of Fine Arts 4-7pm
- Dec. 12 Junior Company 1-4pm
- Dec. 13 WINTER WONDERLAND at the Palace of Fine Arts 2pm Matinee
Holiday Party following at the Academy
- Jan. 4 All Classes Resume
- Jan. 18 Classes Begin for Session II

Quick Links...
Our Website
Our News Blog
Our YouTube Channel

Contact Information
Location : 1158 Gorgas at Marshall, Presidio of San Francisco
Crossing Marshall, Adjacent to Crissy Field
Mailing Address : PO Box 29066, San Francisco, CA 94129

Main : (415) 561-3958
Fax : (415) 561-3959
Box Office : (415) 561-3997

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