Dayton Ballet at Home

During this time of social distancing, here a few ways to learn about and stay connected to Dayton Ballet and the art of dance, provided to you by Dayton Ballet Artistic Director Karen Russo Burke, Dayton Ballet II Co-Director Gabby Sharp, Dayton Ballet Dancer Margot Aknin, and Director of Education Ruth Reveal.



DAYTON BALLET PERFORMS FARANDOLE

While you are home, enjoy this electric performance of Farandole from Dayton Ballet’s 2018 Repertory Show in Dayton’s beloved Victoria Theatre.

Farandole 
Dayton Ballet Performance (2018)
Music Georges Bizet | Choreography Karen Russo Burke
Lighting Joe Beumer | Costumes Lyn Baudendistel | Video Ken LaRock


DAYTON BALLET PERFORMS ONEGIN WALTZ

Another beautiful performance from Dayton Ballet of Onegin Waltz from the Dayton Ballet Repertory Show in 2018.

Onegin Waltz
Dayton Ballet Performance (2018)
Music Pytor Tchaikovsky | Choreography Karen Russo Burke
Lighting Joe Beumer | Costumes Lyn Baudendistel| Video Ken LaRock


VIRTUAL BALLET LESSONS AND WORKOUTS

Dayton Ballet II Co-Director Gabrielle Sharp is offering live-streamed ballet lessons on Instagram at @gabkate. All levels are welcome.

Dance Magazine also has compiled a list of ballet professionals who are offering free online dance classes during the quarantine due to COVID-19. Click here for more information.

Spending time on Instagram? Check out Margot Aknin’s favorite Instagram spots for ballet workouts for dancers and students:
@aballeteducation
@dancewearroyale
@thewholedancer


INTERESTING BALLET LINKS

During this time of social distancing, we hope you enjoy a few of our favorite links to explore the world of dance.

Pointe Magazine’s Favorite Ballet TED Talks

The Physics of the “Hardest Move” in Ballet


DAYTON BALLET II – STAYING CONNECTED

Dayton Ballet’s pre-professional company, Dayton Ballet II, has had to adjust in this new environment, but they haven’t stopped working! DBII Co-Director Gabby Sharp gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how these dedicated students of dance have been staying connected, continuing to train, and coping over the last few weeks.


RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL AT HOME

Each season, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s Education Department creates resources to accompany our concerts and performances aimed at young audiences. As students, families, and educators adjust to a world where schoolwork takes place at home, we wanted to make these materials available for you for free to explore with your children. These lessons integrate music with topics from the Ohio Learning Standards in Social Studies, English Language Arts, History, and Music. Click here for more information.