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The Washington School of Ballet Announces Winter Showcase

A Weekend of Ballet Brilliance: The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB) is thrilled to announce its Professional Training Division Winter Showcase, set to take place on Friday, March 1st, and Saturday, March 2nd. This eagerly anticipated event promises to be a showcase of exceptional talent, featuring the stars of tomorrow.

Accessibility and Support: In line with TWSB’s commitment to making the arts accessible to all, ticket prices are set at a flexible rate, allowing attendees to choose what they can afford, with options at free, $10, or $20. TWSB encourages those who can afford to contribute more to do so, as part of their Family Giving Circle, to support school programs and shows throughout the year.

Event Details:
Date and Time: The showcase will take place at 6:30 PM on Friday, March 1st, and at 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 2nd.
Location: England Studio at The Washington Ballet, 3515 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Legacy and Mission: Founded in 1944 by the legendary Mary Day and later becoming part of the professional company in 1976, The Washington Ballet (TWB) has risen to prominence as one of the premier ballet organizations in the United States. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Septime Webre and Managing Director Arthur Espinoza, TWB adheres to a three-part mission: excellence in performance, nurturing future generations of dancers, and community engagement.

Educational Excellence: The Washington School of Ballet trains over 850 students annually across its three campuses. With a curriculum formulated by School Director Kee Juan Han, TWSB maintains a high standard of training, offering a range of classes from creative movement to professional tracks. The school’s notable Professional Track Program is designed for especially talented students from around the globe, providing intensive training to prepare the next generation of ballet professionals.

Community Commitment: Beyond training, TWSB stands out for its robust community engagement initiatives, including DanceDC and EXCEL!, which provide dance and literacy training to thousands of students in public schools. TWB@THEARC, a satellite campus, embodies TWB’s commitment to community service, offering not only ballet but also contemporary, African, and hip-hop dance classes, along with adult programs and a Summer Intensive course.

A Cultural Hub: TWB@THEARC is situated within the Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Center (THEARC) in Southeast Washington. This state-of-the-art facility serves as a beacon of arts and learning, supporting the community through various programs and services. The venue also hosts performances of TWB’s famed Nutcracker, featuring students from the TWB@THEARC.

An Invitation to the Arts: The Washington School of Ballet invites everyone to experience the beauty and artistry of ballet at their Winter Showcase. It’s an opportunity to support the arts, witness the growth of young talent, and celebrate the enduring legacy of ballet in Washington D.C. For more information and tickets, please visit the official website.

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