Segerstrom Center to Offer ABT Gillespie School Open House in May
It will be a daylong celebration of dance, complete with open classes, studio tours, performances, faculty meet & greets, fun-filled activities and food trucks on the Arts Plaza, as prospective students and their families attend Segerstrom Center's Open House for the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
This free event provides an opportunity to tour the new dance school's state-of-the-art facilities and take lessons conducted by its teachers. Parents are invited to observe classes and learn more about the school and its curriculum during question-and-answer sessions. Students already registered for the inaugural fall semester and those interested in registering, will participate in placement classes that will determine their Level prior to when classes commence.
The ABT Gillespie school is operated jointly by Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre. The annual 36-week program begins with a Fall semester starting September 14, 2015. There will be nine class Levels open to students ages 3-14. Tuition starts at $1,150. Alaine Haubert is the school's principal. A former dancer and ballet mistress with ABT and noted dance teacher, coach and adjudicator, Haubert will work with ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and Melissa Bowman, Director of the Children's Division of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in New York. All classes will be taught by teachers who are certified in ABT's highly respected National Training Curriculum that is also used at the renowned ABT JKO School in New York. Classes will feature live accompaniment and will be held in Segerstrom Center's dance studios which have been used for rehearsals by all of the world's leading international ballet companies.
ABT GILLESPIE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Segerstrom Center for the Arts - 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Saturday, May 2, 2015
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SCHEDULE OF OPEN CLASSES
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Ages 3-5
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Ages 8-10
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Ages 10-12
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Ages 5-8
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Ages 12-14
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Ages 3-5
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Ages 5-8
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Ages 8-10
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Ages 10-12
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Ages 12-14
SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES BY STUDENTS AT ABT'S JKO SCHOOL IN NEW YORK
Located in Samueli Theater and tickets required.
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
SCHEDULE OF PLACEMENT CLASSES
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Ages 8-10
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Ages 10-12
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Ages 12-14
Information provided is accurate at the time of printing, but is subject to change. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a private, non-profit organization.
Photo Credit: Rosalie O'Connor