SEACOAST CIVIC DANCE COMPANY
Saturday, July 26 and Saturday, August 16 - 5:30 PM
Since 1976, the Seacoast Civic Dance Company (SCDC) in partnership with the NH Academy of Performing Arts (NHAPA) has proudly brought the art of dance to the Seacoast and surrounding communities. This award winning troupe, known for their energetic performances and dynamic choreography, is comprised of local youth, 10-18 years old who are selected by annual audition and commit to an intensive dance education and performance program. Company members are skilled and trained in a diverse curriculum of classes at NHAPA including classical ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. The SCDC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, educational organization committed to excellence in dance education coupled with professional performance opportunities. Previously they have toured and performed locally for many benefits and festivals including: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, New Heights, Seacoast United Soccer, Prescott Park Arts Festival, Pro-Portsmouth (First Night, Children's Day, Market Square Day & Summer in the Streets) and nationally in NYC, Las Vegas, Disney World, and Universal Studios .
To learn more visit the SCDC at www.nhapa.org/scdc
GREAT BAY ACADEMY OF DANCE
Friday, August 8 - 5:30 PM
Great Bay Academy of Dance (GBAD) is the Seacoast's non-competitive dance education center. Our focus is on the fundamentals of dance instruction, not dance competitions. GBAD's is focused on providing a well-rounded dance education with an emphasis on ballet. From ages three and beyond, GBAD brings excellence in dance to the Seacoast with instruction in ballet, modern, hip-hop, flamenco, tap and jazz. By incorporating technique, discipline, and instruction, our students achieve confidence, presence for stage and ultimate life-artistry skills.
GBAD was established in 2009 by Elisa Gerasin and its foundation is built upon 29-years of excellence in dance education. Our most notable performance includes "An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker" at the Music Hall in downtown Portsmouth.
SOLE CITY DANCE
Friday, August 15 - 5:30 PM
Sole City Dance, formerly Arts Rochester, is a not-for-profit dance education center located in Rochester, NH. Dedicated to developing technically proficient dance artists in a nurturing and non-competitive environment, SCD students study ballet, modern, contemporary jazz and theatre dance as well as hip hop and rhythm tap. Sole City Dance is known for its annual Nutcracker produced at the Rochester Opera House and the spring Dance Rochester! Festival featuring dance companies and master teachers from around the region. Sole City Dance offers programs for ages three and up and also features adult programs in yoga and ballroom dance.
PORTSMOUTH SCHOOL OF BALLET
Sunday, August 24 - 4:00 PM
Portsmouth School of Ballet is dedicated to professional instruction with one-on-one attention. The program's focus in on Ballet Technique and the development of technical skills for each student. The school's Ballet program is based on a Vaganova syllabus. The school's faculty consists of professionals with extensive performing dance backgrounds as well as college degrees in Dance Education. Classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, and street funk.