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Chicago's Ruth Page School of Dance Announces Milwaukee Audition Date - January 11- For Its 2014 Summer Intensive Program

Jan. 8, 2014

Auditions for the Four Week Professional Dance Program Take Place at The Milwaukee Ballet on Jan, 11 from 2:30 – 4 p.m.

MILWAUKEE – The Ruth Page School of Dance, located at 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, announces the Milwaukee audition date for its four week 2014 Summer Intensive Program. The auditions will take place Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Milwaukee Ballet, 504 W. National Ave. Registration begins at 2 p.m. and auditions will be held from 2:30 – 4 p.m. The intensive offers programs for the young dancers from the pre-professional to professional level, aged 10 and older, which will introduce the dancer to the demands of a professional career. The 2014 Summer Intensive Schedule is as follows: June 23 – 28 (Week One), June 30 – July 5 (Week 2), July 7 -12 (Week 3) and July 14 – 18 (Week 4). There will be no class on July 4 and the summer performance will take place on July 18. For questions about the auditions or registration, please contact Brandon Piekarski at BrandonPiekarski@ruthpage.org or 312.337.6543 or visit www.ruthpage.org. For day of inquiries, contact The Milwaukee Ballet at 414.649.4077.

With internationally renowned master teachers and Ruth Page’s highly regarded School faculty, the program provides appropriate dance technique classes designed to provide far-reaching improvement for each student. Focus is placed on developing the whole dancer by offering classes according to level in Ballet Technique, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, Variations, Pas De Deux, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Character, Pilates, Afro-Cuban, Muscle Awareness, among others. Summer Intensive students can choose to participate in a full-day or half-day program with the option of attending any or all of the four weeks. A Saturday Master Class is available on its own, or as part of the full-day program. Students wishing to perform in the Summer Program Performance at the conclusion of the Summer Intensive must attend all four weeks, full-day. Work study and need-based scholarships are available on a limited basis.

Featured guest instructors are Endalyn Taylor (NYC, Dance Theatre of Harlem School), Armando Martén (Spain, Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de A Coruña), Dean Badolato (NYC, Former Broadway Actor/Dancer) and Sara Bibik (Chicago, River North Dance Chicago).

About the Ruth Page School of Dance
The mission of the Ruth Page School of Dance is to offer the highest level of training and personal development to each student. Through the Young Dancer’s Training Program, the School also strives to prepare young dancers for the demands of today’s world in dance. Providing the highest level of training and expertise, the Ruth Page School of Dance is considered to be one of the country's finest dance education centers.

The School’s curriculum is grounded in a uniquely American Ballet Technique – functional athleticism coupled with elements of Vagonova, Checchetti, and RDA techniques. Through the Young Dancers Training Program, children between 3 and 20 years of age are able to excel and flourish within an environment geared so that a young dancer may progress from beginner to advanced technique levels in a systematic fashion.

The Ruth Page School of Dance reflects the legendary career and work of its visionary leader. Ruth Page’s classical and iconic The Nutcracker displayed her grounding in ballet. But her collaborations with notable choreographers for example such as Harold Kreutzberg, a cutting edge modern dance expressionist, and her jazz-influenced work at the Music Box Theater in NYC speak to her dedication to exploring all forms and styles of dance. Ruth Page’s school embodies her vision of the versatile, well-trained, and exceptional dancer.

About the Ruth Page Center for the Arts
An incubator of artistic energy and excellence and the center of Chicago's dance history, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts carries forward the vision of international dance icon Ruth Page to make dance accessible to everyone, ensuring that children and dance artists have a place to study, work and perform at the highest level of excellence. Located at 1016 N. Dearborn Street, the Center serves the Chicago dance community by being an incubator, providing a home, office space, rehearsal space, performance opportunities, professional dance training and marketing support for the up-and-coming companies and artists of Chicago's vibrant dance scene. Founded by Chicago icon and internationally-renown performer and choreographer, Ruth Page, the Center reflects her vision of supporting dance excellence in Chicago. Emanating from the Illinois heartland, the visionary work of Ruth Page influenced the growth of theater design, opera-ballet and dance. She achieved worldwide recognition as a true pioneer of dance in America by creating at the forefront of social, political and artistic issues. As a prominent force in the Chicago arts community, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts continues that legacy through its initiatives and programs that nurture the art form of dance, and by being an arts incubator for emerging and established artists and organizations.

The Ruth Page School of Dance announces the Milwaukee audition date for its four week 2014 Summer Intensive Program, taking place on Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Milwaukee Ballet, 504 W. National Ave. Registration begins at 2 p.m. and auditions will be held from 2:30 – 4 p.m. The intensive offers a program for the young dancer from the pre-professional to professional level, aged 10 and older, that will introduce the dancer to the demands of a professional career. The 2014 Summer Intensive Schedule is as follows: June 23 – 28 (Week One), June 30 – July 5 (Week 2), July 7 -12 (Week 3) and July 14 – 18 (Week 4). There will be no class on July 4 and the summer performance will take place on July 18. For questions about the auditions or registration, please contact Brandon Piekarski at BrandonPiekarski@ruthpage.org or 312.337.6543 or visit www.ruthpage.org. For day of inquiries, contact The Milwaukee Ballet at 414.649.4077.

For more information about The Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts and its programs visit www.RuthPage.org.


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