>> Saturday, December 31, 2016

RING in the NEW YEAR 
with lots of DANCING!

Van Dyke & Company is currently accepting new students for our Spring Semester. All classes resume on Monday, January 9th!

Instruction offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Private Ballroom. Several fitness options available including Stretch & Flex, Zumba, Toni's Aerobics, Kettlebell and Strong Women. We also host guest artists, special dance workshops and private lessons. Please view our Blog and Facebook pages for upcoming course offerings and performance dates. This year's spring performance to be held in April is an original ballet entitled "Lace, Ecole de Vie" set to an original musical score -- not to be missed. As well, our jazz, modern and tap dancers will be featured in the Spring Dance Showcase. 

Current VDC students are eligible to enroll in additional classes and adult learners at any skill level are also welcome to train at our studios. Classes are offered at two convenient locations in Punxsutawney and DuBois, PA.

To Register:  Call (814) 938-8517/Home or 938-8434/Main Office
New Students:  Complete & return the Pre-Registration Application


Photo Credit:  April Astorino Matthews
Featured Dancer:  Mahoning Valley Ballet Co. Members/2016

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Fall/Winter Events 2016

>> Saturday, October 1, 2016

"Die Fledermaus (The Bat)" Bus Trip to IUP
featuring the Mahoning Valley Ballet Co.

Date:  Friday, December 2nd
Time:  Bus leaves PXY 5 pm
Showtime:  7 pm at Fisher Aud.
Price:  $32 includes ticket and transportation to and from venue (call or sign up in office; checks payable to Van Dyke & Co.)

Operetta also features IUP Music & Theater Opera Students and a live orchestra. For more info, visit IUP Lively Arts
Photo Credit: April Matthews, Dancers:  Mahoning Valley Ballet Co. Members



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Summer Events 2016

>> Saturday, May 28, 2016

DUBOIS ART WALK:  June 4
The Mahoning Valley Ballet will be on stage at the Reitz Theater in support of the arts in our local community. Two dance showings available. The Art Walk on the Block is a free self-guided tour open to the public displaying local and regional visual and performing artwork.

For more info visit their website here.

FOREST DANCING 2016:  June 19th-24th
An intensive week-long summer program held in picturesque Cook Forest, PA for dancers ages 8 and up.  Classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and pointe for qualified students.  Excellent faculty, outdoor activities, a night at the theater and lasting friendships. Options for overnight or day-time campers available. A Final performance and farewell picnic concludes our annual camp. https://forestdancing.com


VDC SUMMER INTENSIVE:  July 5-8th
Classes for all ages and levels offered in Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tap at our Punxsutawney studio.

PRINCESS ARTS CAMP:  July 5-8th
Princess & Prince Arts Camp for younger children. Ballet, Acting, Singing, Costume Creations & Royal Manners for ages 4-6 & 7-10.  Cost is $150

BALLET BOOT CAMP:  August 8-12th
Ballet, Conditioning for Dancers & Choreography at our Punxsutawney studio for dancers in Beginners II Ballet and above.  Classes held daily 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Session cost is $235

Company members are highly encouraged to continue their dance training throughout the summer season.  Classes maybe be taken on individual basis at $15/hr. To register call 814-938-8517


FALL REGISTRATION: Saturday, August 27, 2016
9:00 am - noon at our Punxsutawney Studio
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at our DuBois Loft Studio (5. W. Long Ave.)


Happy SUMMER Dancing!

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MVB Spring 2016 Dance Showcase

>> Tuesday, May 10, 2016

2016 Mahoning Valley Ballet Co. Members
The Mahoning Valley Ballet (MVB) Company, dancers of Van Dyke & Co., will present an "IMAGINATION CELEBRATION" at the Verna Leith Sawmill Theater located in Cooksburg, PA.  Performances will be held at 8 PM on May 19th, 20th and 21st. Journey with us for an evening of fantasy, romance and whimsy!

The dance showcase which kicks off the Sawmill Theater's summer season is under the direction of Joan E. Van Dyke and includes choreographic works entitled "Blue," a contemporary bluegrass ballet, "Mountain Ballad," a tragic romance and pieces based on the beloved fairytales of Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan.

Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Sawmill Theater via phone at 814-927-5275, in person at the theater's main office or by emailing info@sawmill.org.

Please support our local dancers and come celebrate the 2016 season with us!

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2015 Nutcracker Photo Book

>> Tuesday, April 26, 2016

2015 NUTCRACKER PHOTO BOOK
 Available for Purchase
Sugar Plum Fairy (Madison M) & Cavalier (Trevor R.)
Photo Credit:  April Matthews
BOOK TYPE:  
Softcover, Square, 7 X 7 in., Premium paper, Lustre finish

FEATURES:
60 pages, 230 professional images, Cast list included

COST:  $55.00
Cash or personal checks accepted
Order form & payment due by Wed. May 11th, 2016
Estimated delivery is last week of May
Distributed at VDC Punxsy studio

Order forms available in VDC lobby or contact our main office


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>> Wednesday, March 16, 2016

FOREST DANCING 2016 INTENSIVE
June 19th - 24th

FOREST DANCING is a week long summer dance program located in picturesque Cook Forest State Park. Designed for dancers ages 8 and up with 1 year of prior ballet training, students receive daily technique classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap. Highly qualified faculty, live musical accompaniment, repertory rehearsals, and a final studio performance create an inspiring environment for the serious dancer. 

Program activities include nature walks, swimming, arts and crafts, a canoe trip, talent show, and a night at the Sawmill Theater --A perfect blend of summer fun, mother nature, and the beauty of dance! 

To Register, please download and complete the Student Application 
by June 1, 2016.

For additional details regarding costs, daily schedule, packing for camp, etc. visit our website at Forest Dancing.com

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Leap Into the New Year

>> Monday, January 4, 2016

LEAP INTO THE NEW YEAR
and dance with us in 2016!

Van Dyke & Company is currently accepting new students for our Spring Semester. All classes resume on Monday, January 11th!

Instruction offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Private Ballroom. Several fitness options available including Stretch & Flex, Zumba, Zumba for Kids, Toni's Aerobics, Kettlebell and Strong Women. We also host guest artists, special dance workshops and private lessons throughout the dance season. Please view our Blog and Facebook pages for upcoming course offerings and performances.

Current students are eligible to enroll in additional classes and adult learners at any skill level are also welcome to train at our studios. Classes are offered at two convenient locations in Punxsutawney & DuBois.

To Register:  Call (814) 938-8517

New Students:  Complete & return the Pre-Registration Application


** Friendly Reminder:  Forest Dancing 2016 registration is now open. Please visit the camp website at forestdancing.com for detailed information regarding classes, faculty, lodging and activities. Ready to join us for an outstanding week of dance--download the student application here. 

Photo Credit:  April Astorino Matthews
Featured Dancer:  Katrina S., Mahoning Valley Ballet Co. Member/Nutcracker 2015

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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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