In This Issue: Summer Registration Now Open YAGP Meeting on Monday for B2A+ Parents Dance in Schools Outreach All-4-1 Dancepalooza on March 10-12

 
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SAVE on summer: Register and pay by May 15 to qualify for our early-bird pricing.

Though the weather may have us believing otherwise, summer is right around the corner. Register now for our camps, classes and ballet intensives and enjoy excellent savings. From drop-in classes to interdisciplinary camps and ballet intensives, we have something for everyone! Check out our programs for serious and recreational dancers here:

Brochure for ages 3-12
Brochure for ages 12+

TIP: Register and pay by Monday, May 15 to qualify for early-bird pricing (the price listed first).

Register online here.

Questions? Email info@emeraldballet.org.

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EBT ensemble dancers participated in YAGP workshops in NY.

Third time is a charm, right? Due to snow, the YAGP meeting has been rescheduled for this coming Monday, March 6 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the studio.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Parents of dancers in Ballet 2A and above who are interested in participating in an EBT ensemble at next year's YAGP competition.

MEETING TOPICS:

Ms. Viktoria will discuss the benefits and requirements of participating in an ensemble for YAGP.
Casting and choreography for EBT ensembles will begin this summer. Learn why, and what to register for.
Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions.

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The EBT Magic Bus exposes children to dance and helps bring Washington state curriculum to life.

In 2017, the EBT Magic Bus will present "Language Arts" at Sunset Elementary on March 24 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Students will engage in word play through movement, and explore parts of speech, limerick, haiku and other literary devices.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
All EBA dancers in Ballet 1A (3rd grade) and up are invited to participate in these assemblies if they sign up and attend the mandatory rehearsals below. These performances are optional and can count as community service hours for middle and high school students. Parents may stay and watch the Sunset performance if they would like.

MANDATORY REHEARSALS:

Tuesday, March 14 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

We will consolidate classes on those days for students who are not participating.

Learn more about EBT's Outreach programs here.

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EBT's "Leap of Faith" performed at All-4-1 Dancepalooza last year.

All-4-1 Dancepalooza is only a couple weeks away. These annual workshops/performances are always fun and interesting.

EBT's Modern 2 and Modern 3 ("Autumn Wind" and "So Unaware of It") will perform on Saturday and Sunday evening in Capitol Hill. Kaelyn Lefferts and Danil Zinovyev will perform their duet "Letters" on Saturday only. Tickets can be purchased here.
Dancers must sign up for at least one day of workshops in order to be eligible to perform. We encourage all our older students (6th grade and up) to take as many days as you can. If you haven't do so already, please register here.

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This Spring FUNdraiser includes a dance class, dinner, movie and art project for kids 3-10.

Save the date: Our next Parent's Night Out/Dancer's Night In will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the EBA studio. Kiddos 3-10 are invited to attend (must be potty trained; no pull-ups), and non-EBA friends are welcome. Participants will enjoy an art project and dance class taught by older EBT dancers/mentors, dinner and G-rated movie. The cost is $30 for the 1st child and $20 for siblings. Registration will open up soon.

CALL FOR HELP! The Parent Guild is looking for one adult helper to assist with this event. Please email info@emeraldballet.org if you are available. Thank you.

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Show your EBT pride with our new jackets and t-shirts.

Great news! Due to popular demand, we will be offering our EBT jackets for sale again. We are adding a black t-shirt, as well. The orders will be timed so that folks going to YAGP NY can take them along. Lise Folting has been working on the t-shirt design. Watch for the email with link to online ordering soon.

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If you shop at Amazon, please take a moment to designate Emerald Ballet Theatre as your charity on smile.amazon.com. It's so easy, and then every time you buy eligible purchases, EBT will receive 0.5% of your price.

To designate EBT, click here.

TIP: Bookmark and shop from smile.amazon.com so you always know you are benefiting EBT. Thank you.

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Abbey Gamba is heading to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

Summer acceptance letters are rolling in! McKenzie Wilson is going to School of American Ballet; Annie Charvat, Kaelyn Lefferts and Kristina Snyder, Ballet West; Meghan Callahan and Abbey Gamba, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre; Anna Maria T. Malins, Ballet Austin; Tenille Mason, Ballet Hawaii; Taylor Ka, Long Beach Ballet; Josselyn Angelo, Ballet Chicago; Claire Angelo and Meghan Schroeder, Colorado Ballet. Congratulations, dancers!

Is there an EBT superstar you would like to thank or celebrate? Email leah@emeraldballet.org so we can include more kudos and accomplishments in our next newsletter.

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We need:

Grocery store gift cards to purchase healthy foods/drinks for snack sales

Please email info@emeraldballet.org if you can help.

Donations to non-profit EBT are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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March 6: YAGP Meeting for B2A+ parents
March 10-12: All-4-1 Dancepalooza master classes & performances
March 14: Outreach rehearsal at studio
March 22: Outreach rehearsal at studio
March 24: Outreach performance at Sunset Elementary
April 7-14: YAGP Finals in New York City
April 10-15: Studio closed for Spring Break

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Take note: Our Spring show is earlier this year, May 20-21, 2017.

April 29: Spring Parent's Night Out/Dancer's Night In
May 10: GiveBIG fundraising for EBT Scholarship Fund
May 15: Deadline to register/pay for summer with early-bird pricing
May 20-21: Spring Show at NPAC: My Mama Had a Dancing Heart
May 29: Studio closed for Memorial Day
June 17: Last day of regular classes
June 19: Open classes for ages 10+ begin

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Emerald Ballet Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is committed to advancing the art of ballet through education, performance, community outreach, and collaboration with other arts organizations. The Academy offers classes for ages 3 through adult.

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