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 7th and 8th, 2022: Join Conservatory dancers at the Kingston Grand Theatre as we celebrate the magic of the seasonal classic, The Nutcracker, with the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine! Join us for pre-show and intermission community engagement events in the Davies Lounge, where our dancers will be sharing the magic of ballet. See pointe shoes up close, view and try on our professional costuming and tiaras, enjoy photo opportunities with Nutcracker-costumed dancers, and have your ballet questions answered as we spread the magic of the holiday season during the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine's performances of this beloved seasonal tradition. You'll leave with Sugar Plums dancing in your head! Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: The Kingston Grand Theatre. Tickets on sale now via the Grand's website: https://www.kingstongrand.ca/events/the-nutcracker-the-state-ballet-theatre-of-ukraine.
June 17th, 2023: The Conservatory community presents our annual gala performance, Awakening, featuring our return to story-telling with the original ballet, A New Beauty: The Awakening of Aurora -- a fresh retelling of the beloved classic, Sleeping Beauty. We invite you to come celebrate the journey of discovery as dancers explore the gifts that reside in the collective power of community, in the world around us, and within each of us. Location: The Kingston Grand Theatre, Regina Rosen Auditorium.
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?
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Let's explore how we can share the joy of dance together!