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Youth Ballet concert arrives

BY DI STAFF | MAY 15, 2014 5:00 AM

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This weekend young dancers will dominate the stage, when the University of Iowa Youth Ballet and School of Dance will perform its spring concert.

The performances will take place in North Hall’s Space/Place. Admission is free for UI students, $6 for youth and seniors, and $12 for the general public. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on May 18.

The Youth Ballet offers classes for ages 2 and up. Some of the programs include modern dance, jazz, body conditioning, and teen and adult classes. There is also a variety of difficulty levels offered for varying skill sets.

The ballet classes are offered for ages 7 and up. They focus on a variety of skills, including proper skeletal alignment, posture, strength, stretch of the legs and feet, fluid arm carriage, flexibility, and musicality.

The school was established in 1972 and serves as a community outreach program that seeks to encouraging artistic expression and the love for teaching and learning dance.

The program has a variety of instructors, ranging from UI undergraduate students to faculty members who have worked for dance companies around the world.

This weekend’s event wraps up the school’s spring 2014 season. Summer classes are scheduled to begin June 16 and continue through July 26.

— by Cassidy Riley


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