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December Newsleter

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12/8 Christmas show rehearsal for recreational dancers 9:00-11:00

12/8 Christmas show rehearsal for company dancers 11:00-4:00

12/10 & 12/12 Parent watch week for Recreational dancers (Join us for the last 30 minutes of your dancers class!)

12/15 Christmas show dress rehearsal at venue 9:00-11:00 for recreational dancers and 11:00-2:00 for company dancers

12/16 Twas' the Night Before Nutcracker performances at 3:30 and 6:00

12/20 Company Christmas party - NO COMPANY CLASSES!!

12/21 - 1/6 Christmas break - NO CLASSES AT DUET

12/28 Pilobolus master class ages 8-12 5:00-6:30 and ages 12 and up 6:30 to 8:00


Twas' the Night Before Nutcracker

Don't miss Duet Dance Academy's first Christmas performance on Saturday December 16! There will be shows at 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the link below:

We hope to see you there!


Who is Pilobolus?

Here is a short description about Pilobolus Dance Company and how they started from their website:

"Pilobolus began at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in 1971. Moses Pendleton, an English literature major and cross-country skier; Jonathan Wolken, a philosophy science major and fencer; and Steve Johnson, a pre-med student and pole vaulter were enrolled in a dance composition class taught by Alison Becker Chase. In that class, they created their first dance, which they titled “Pilobolus” —and a legacy of movement and magic was born.

Pilobolus crystallinus is a phototropic (light loving) fungus. Commonly known as “Hat Thrower,” its spores accelerate 0–45 mph in the first millimeter of their flight and adhere to wherever they land. The father of Jonathan Wolken was studying pilobolus in his biology lab when the group first formed. The name was apt, and stuck.

The group then went on to create dozens of dance works with its founding members Robby Barnett, Alison Chase, Martha Clarke, Lee Harris, Moses Pendelton, Michael Tracy, and Jonathan Wolken. In the more than four decades since, Pilobolus has performed on Broadway, at the Oscars, and the Olympic games, and has appeared on television, in movies, in advertisements, and in schools and businesses and created over 120 dance works. The company continues to propel the seeds of expression via human movement to every corner of the world, growing and changing each year while reaching new audiences and exploring new visual and musical planes."

You can learn more about Pilobolus at the link below:

We hope that you will join us for a master class from this amazing company on December 28!


Happy Birthday to You!

Delilah N. Mackenzie R. Addison C. Rohen R. Gina R. Luisa M. Cecilia C. Juliet M. Ms.Taylor Ms.Dawn

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