Conservatory Performances and Outreach
The Conservatory is dedicated to making the arts accessible for the enjoyment, enrichment and education of all community members, irrespective of age, ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity or socioeconomic status.
Our dancers are delighted to share their artistry with the community.
We are frequent performers at festivals, senior residences, schools and community centres, and at events like Culture Days, Family Day, International Dance Day and Kingston Pride.
We offer performances and cultural engagement services on a no-cost or donation basis.
We believe that finances should not be a barrier to sharing dance with our community.
UPCOMING CONSERVATORY COMMUNITY EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES
December 4th/5th, 2019: The Conservatory presents pre-show and intermission community engagement events in the Davies Lounge during the National Ballet of Odessa's performances of The Nutcracker. Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: The Grand Theatre. More details coming soon about this fun annual volunteer opportunity for intermediate and senior students!
December 7th, 2019: Conservatory Ballet performs at the Lennox and Addington Museum as we bring our Ballet Behind the Scenes: The Nutcracker family-friendly event to share joy with the community. Time: 10:00 a.m. Visit: https://lennox-addington.on.ca/museums-archives/ballet-behind-scenes-introduction-nutcracker.
December 10th, 2019: Conservatory Young Dancers join celebrated singer-songwriter David Archibald in concert at the Isabel Bader Centre's Performance Hall for A Folk Christmas. Time: 7:30 p.m. Visit: https://www.queensu.ca/theisabel/content/folk-christmas-david-archibald.
January 19th, 2020: Canada's Ballet Jörgen (CBJ) returns to The Conservatory to host auditions for George Brown Dance (full time College Diploma/Certificate), Summer Ballet Intensive IV (ages 15+), CBJ Junior Company (apprenticeships with CBJ) and CBJ Company Professional Dancers (2+ years of professional experience required). Time: 1:45pm-5:00pm. Location: The Conservatory. You must register on-line to audition. To register and for more information about Canada's Ballet Jörgen, visit the following link:
January 31st, 2020: The Conservatory performs The Snow Maiden and other pieces from our Mid-Winter Celebration of Dance at The Waterford Retirement Residence. Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Location: The Waterford Retirement Residence. Details to come!
February 14th, 2020: The Conservatory performs The Snow Maiden and hosts a children's dance education event at Bayside Montessori. Time: 10:15-11:00 a.m. Location: Bayside Montessori School. Details to come!
February 17th, 2020: The entire Conservatory community celebrates families, performing in our annual Mid-Winter Celebration of Dance. Time: TBA Location: The Conservatory at H'art Centre BOX Theatre. By donation in support of our Student Bursaries.
June 21st, 2020: The entire Conservatory community performs in our annual gala performance, Ad Lucem, a celebration of light, hope, truth and inspiration, featuring the ballet Giselle. Time: 4:00 p.m. Location: The Grand Theatre. Tickets on sale at the Grand Theatre website on May 1st, 2020: www.kingstongrand.ca.
PAST CONSERVATORY PERFORMANCES
The Conservatory was thrilled to invite the entire Kingston community for a celebration of courage, kindness, love -- and a whole lot of magic -- at our gala performance Happily Ever After, at the Grand Theatre. This family-friendly, inclusive performance was presented by Conservatory dance artists of all ages and abilities, and culminated in a presentation of the full-length fairytale ballet, Cinderella. Audience members were transported to a land of tiny dancing pumpkins, mischievous mice, brave bluebirds, winged horses, regal princesses and noble fairies who helped Cinderella to see that she had all the magic she needed right inside. Enjoy this clip from Cinderella, courtesy of Tony Hicks, to see the the wonder, beauty, joy and friendship that The Conservatory shares with the community.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
The Conservatory is pleased to offer dance outreach, education and engagement experiences, such as Ballet Behind the Scenes talks, lectures, demonstrations, classes, interactive dance events and community workshops for all ages and abilities.
For example, in Ballet Behind the Scenes, we peek behind the curtain into the magical world of ballet and its timeless fairytale classics, such as Cinderella, The Nutcracker and The Snow Maiden. Join us as we journey to magical lands full of Waltzing Flowers and Dancing Snow to watch enchanted characters like the Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Prince and Sugar Plum Fairy perform. We'll invite you join in the fun as we learn and perform together choreography from these iconic ballets, like the lively Candy Canes or Mice dances!
Dancers of every age have their wishes come true, as they try on professional costumes and have their pictures taken with ballerinas and danseurs from The Conservatory. Community members can also explore how pointe shoes are made, try on tiaras, make ballet-themed crafts and enjoy the wonder of dance. Conservatory community events are always a huge hit with all adults and kids alike!
Experience the wonder of a Conservatory community performance with this beautiful sneak peek at our original ballet, Cinderella. Just click on any photo for a close-up!
We are pleased to offer sensory-friendly performances to those with sensitivities, and will also perform in non-traditional dance and community spaces.
Our sincere thanks to Eden Grove Photography for documenting the generosity and artistry of our wonderful dancers. With Courage, Kindness and Love, you can truly create Magic!
As artists, we are also committed to ongoing artistic growth, professional development and creative exploration.
We are eager to partner with other like-minded artists to create original programming and performance works that foster the growth of the arts in our region.
Want to learn more about working with The Conservatory, hosting an education and outreach event, or having us perform for your group?
Please reach out to us using the details on our Contact page,
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Let's explore how we can share the joy of dance together!