Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Hansel and Gretel

Last Saturday some of our Littleton Youth Ballet dancers performed in Hansel and Gretel.  This is an original ballet with music by Dvorak, Donizetti, and Humperdinck and choreography by Alison and Bobbie Jaramillo.  It was a wonderful experience and the dancers performed beautifully!  It is so amazing to realize that our young dancers sharing the role of Gretel just turned 11 last month and our Hansel is only 12.  And they carry the entire ballet!!!!  All of our dancers improved over the summer and this was evident in their performances.  Our only bummer situation of the weekend is that many of our LDA families didn't attend this awesome ballet. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Littleton Youth Ballet

Congratulations to all of our dancers who auditioned and were accepted into Littleton Youth Ballet this weekend!  We had 87dancers ranging in age from 7 to 16.  Everyone did a wonderful job and we are so proud of our amazing dancers!!! Congrats!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Western Welcome Week

Littleton Youth Ballet participated in the parade for Western Welcome Week for the first time this year. And guess what? We won the Mayor's Trophy for Best in Parade!!!  Yay!!!  Thanks so much to Diane and Bob Palazzo, Anna Rutter, our float decorators, and participants!  It was such a fun event!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Congrats to our Littleton Youth Ballet auditionees!

Yesterday we had our Littleton Youth Ballet auditions.  We had 67 dancers audition, one dancer observe, and a few that will do make up auditions which is the largest turnout we have every had.  We will have 72 dancers taking part this year! We were so pleased with our dancers!!! They all did a wonderful job and we are so proud of their hard work!  We are looking forward to an exciting year!

Thursday, August 14, 2014


So my mom Bobbie, me (Ali), and Jonelle are all here in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where we are attending the Teacher's Workshop at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.  This is my fifth time here over six years (my mom's fourth) and as usual we are definitely brain fried after a long week, but we are also excited to begin the 2014-2015 Academic Year!  Now that we have been here so long, we are greeted more personally by the teachers at CPYB.  We've also had a lot of our students attend.  Last year Alyssa Palazzo, Emma Rutter, and Jenna Armstrong all attended the two week August Course and this year Alyssa attended the 5 week summer intensive (where she was moved up twice over the 5 weeks) and Anna Brandner, Madeline Ryner, and Tate Ryner all attended the first week of the August Course.  Marcia Dale Weary is truly an amazing woman and we look forward to watching her work her magic!  We also love Melinda Howe and Darla Hoover who lead the workshop and are just so awesome!  It was great to have Melinda remember our students from this summer.  This year San Francisco Ballet principal dancer and former CPYB student Vanessa Zahorian is here and she is so nice and humble!  She's recovering from an injury and is taking lower level classes this week, working along side the girls and boy in the Lime level.  What an amazing example for everyone!  We keep explaining to our students that you can always take a lower level class and learn something and here is someone they probably have seen dance on TV who is doing the very same thing.
Thanks CPYB for an amazing week and we look forward to getting home and continuing our work with our amazing LDA students,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We are closed August 11th to the 16th!

Just a reminder: we are closed August 11th to the 16th for our August break.  We will see you back Monday, August 18th on our new 2014-2015 Academic Year schedule.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Alice in Wonderland

Come see the magical new production of Alice in Wonderland!  Featuring over 60 talented dancers, beautiful backdrops and costumes, this is a NOT to be missed production!
Saturday, March 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 23rd at 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
Performances at the beautiful Lone Tree Arts Center 10075 Commons St. Lone Tree, CO 80124
Tickets can be purchased by calling (720) 509-1000 or going to www.lonetreeartscenter.org.
Prices are $16 to $23 for reserved seating
There is a $3 surcharge per ticket
Parking is free!