December News

>> Friday, December 5, 2014

WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-13th:  "BRING A FRIEND WEEK" 
Each dancer may bring a maximum of two friends or relatives to observe or participate in class.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20:  "MAHONING VALLEY BALLET COMPANY AUDITIONS"
Eligible students must be in Beg.III Ballet or above and be taking the recommended number of classes in their level. If interested, please see Ms. Van Dyke as well as pick up a copy of the company rules. Auditions will take place at our Punxsy studio from 12:30-2:00 p.m. For more info about the MVB click here

NEED A CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA FOR YOUR DANCER?
Consider a gift certificate for dance classes at the studio or a certificate for our annual Forest Dancing Summer Dance Intensive. Stop in the office or call to arrange for this unique gifting opportunity.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS from VAN DYKE & CO.

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MVB to Perform at PSAHPERD Convention

>> Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Photo Credit:  April Astorino Matthews
PSAHPERD DANCE GALA

The Mahoning Valley Ballet Company is set to perform Friday, November 21st at the PSAHPERD Dance Gala to be held at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Dancers will perform two pieces of choreography - - "Schindler's List" by VDC faculty member, Catherine Hayes and "Let It Snow" by guest artist, Michele Van Dorean. Showtime is scheduled for 7:30-9:00 p.m.

About: The Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Inc (PSAHPERD) is a non-profit (501 c 3) education association working to promote quality programs and provide professional development in the disciplines it represents.

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VDC to Host 30th Anniversary Red Carpet Gala

>> Saturday, October 11, 2014


Come celebrate 30 years of dancing in our area!
Mahoning Valley Ballet 2014
Photo Credit:  April Astorino Matthews
On Friday, November 14th, members of the Mahoning Valley Ballet and Van Dyke & Company are set to perform a selection of past works, including excerpts from The Beatles Ballet and Dracula. As well, dancers will showcase new choreography by current faculty members Joan Van Dyke, Catherine Hayes, April Matthews and guest artists, Jeffrey Rockland and Michelle Van Doeren. Showtime for The Red Carpet Gala is 7:00 PM at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center's Jackson Theater. Proceeds to benefit our James Merritt Van Dyke Scholarship Award.

Van Dyke & Co. alumni are greatly encouraged to share in our special event and are welcome to take final bow on stage following the evening's performance. Because we appreciate their dedication to the arts and would like to share their successes, we are asking alumns to provide us with updated biographical info regarding collegiate degrees, occupations, dance credentials, etc. for use at the Gala and/or on our company website. Please email info to vandykeco@gmail.com. Feel free to also attach a headshot or dance photo.

Show tickets are available at the door, however please call 814-938-8434 for advanced tickets sales.

General Admission:  $12
Reserved (Center Section Floor):  $15
Director's Seats Balcony (includes name in program):  $25
Sponsor a Student Ticket:  $12




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The Ugly Duckling Photo Book Available for Purchase

>> Thursday, September 18, 2014

Van Dyke and Company and the Mahoning Valley Ballet presented an original ballet, The Ugly Duckling, during May of 2014 at the Jackson Theater.


The following images from our performance are included in a 7" x 7" soft cover photo book which is available for purchase. Order forms are available at the Punxsutawney Studio and must be returned to the main office for processing by Saturday, October 4th. The 26 page album includes over 55 professionally enhanced images. A sample book is located on the 2nd floor lobby. Cost is $36.00 per book, shipping included. Photos by ©April Matthews

























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Fall Registration, Open House & Dance Wear Fitting 2014

>> Monday, August 11, 2014

Celebrating our 30th Anniversary, Van Dyke & Company welcomes new and returning students to our Fall Registration, Open House and Dance Wear Fitting. Scheduled for Saturday, August 23rd the event takes place at our Punxsutawney Studio location from 9:00 a.m. to noon and at our DuBois Loft Studio on 5 W. Long Ave. (above Joe's Tux Shop) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 


During registration, students and their families will have the opportunity to tour our studios, meet instructors and purchase dance apparel from our in-house dance supply store, Waltzing Matilda. Serving the needs of our dancers, apparel and dance shoe fittings will also be available at this time. 

Please view our classes page for course listings, as well as information on required training and dress codes. Throughout the dance season, we also offer special interest courses, guest artist events, and fitness classes. Check our blog and Facebook pages for the latest additions to our schedule.

For more information or enrollment questions, contact us at
814-938-8517 or 814-938-8434, or send an email to vandykeco@gmail.com.



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Summer Dance Schedule 2014

>> Wednesday, June 25, 2014


July 7-10:  Summer Dance Intensives

PACKAGE I:  KINDERDANCE I & II
9-10 am Kinderdance (M, W)
10-11am Tap I (M, W)
Cost $55.00 per session (4 Classes)

PACKAGE II:  BEGINNERS BALLET I, II, III
9-10 am Tap (M, W)
9-10 am Jazz (T, R)
10-11 am Ballet (M-R)
11-12 pm Modern (M-R)
Cost $175.00 per session (12 Classes)

PACKAGE III:  INT. I, II, III & ADV. BALLET
9-10 am Tap (M, W)
9-10 am Jazz (T, R)
11-12 pm Modern (M-R)
12-1:30 pm Ballet (M-R)
1:30-2 pm Pointe (M-R)
Cost $245.00 per session (20 Classes & Rehearsals)

July 7-10:  Princess & Prince Arts Camp
JASMINE & CINDERELLA
Camp includes Ballet, Music, Art, Acting, Etiquette & Royal Manners
Ages 5-12; Call for pricing

August 4-8:  Summer Dance Intensive

TO REGISTER CALL 814-938-8517

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Forest Dancing 2014

>> Wednesday, June 4, 2014

FOREST DANCING 2014:  JUNE 15 - 20th
Forest Dancing is a one-week summer dance intensive located in beautiful Cook Forest, PA for students ages 8 and up. Celebrating more than twenty years of quality dance training in the forest, our program offers dancers the opportunity to improve technique, appreciate nature and create lasting friendships. Classes are offered in Ballet, Pointe (qualified students), Modern, Jazz, and Tap. Specialty workshops and outdoor activities are also scheduled daily for our campers. We also welcome dance educators to register for our two-day Teacher Workshop which includes lodging, meals, panel discussions, class notes, demonstrations and more.
Don't miss out on the best summer memories ever! Register Now - Deadline to apply is June 10, 2014. Visit www.forestdancing.com or call 814.938.8517 for more information and student application. You can also find us on Facebook. 

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VDC Announces Spring Performance

>> Monday, March 24, 2014

SAVE THE DATE  

Friday, May 16, 2014
7 p.m., PACC Jackson Theater
For Tickets Call:  814.938.8434

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Come Dance with VDC in 2014!

>> Thursday, January 2, 2014

ADDITIONAL CLASSES TO BEGIN IN 2014 
The new year is a great time to welcome new students to VDC as well as an ideal time for our current dancers to enroll in additional courses. See below for our newest class additions starting this January/Spring 2014 Term at our Punxsy Studio.  


HIP-HOP 
Thursday's:  6-7 p.m. 
Class begins January 23rd . . . Enroll Now!

Urban street dance including a variety of styles for ages seven and older. Learn body isolations, strength exercises and coordination of movement while having fun.
Instructor:  April Matthews

Attire:  Comfortable clothing - jazz or capri pants, sweats, etc.  
Dance sneakers or clean sneakers (worn for indoor use only).

TURNS, LEAPS & JUMPS
Thursday's:  7:15-8:15 p.m. 
Class begins January 23rd . . . Enroll Now!

A class supplement focusing on the technical aspects of turning, leaping and jumping. Addresses the safe execution of movements and integrates advanced progressions. Course also includes core strengthening and flexibility exercises. 
Instructor:  April Matthews

We are also accepting new students at our DuBois Studio,"The Loft," with classes currently offered in Ballet, Modern/Liturgical and Kinderdance by instructor Catherine Hayes.

Visit our Classes page to learn more about our current offerings and various fitness options to start the new year which include Strong Women/Penn State Extension, Stretch & Flex, Toni's Aerobics, Zumba and Kettlebell.

To register call 814-938-8517.  New students should complete our Pre-Registration Application.


HAPPY DANCING!

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Van Dyke & Company

Van Dyke and Company -- 101 East Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767
814 - 938 -8517

vandykeco@gmail.com

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