San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
Dance Academy USA has announced that its annual Winter Ballet will be held on December 7th at the Santa Clara Convention Center Theater. “Of Wishes and Dreams,” a beautiful and captivating work of art, directed by Julie Ma and Jeremy Kovitch and choreographed specifically for DAU by the DAU staff, will feature more than 50 DAU student dancers, aged 7 to 16, plus one mom.
This year’s show will be presented in two Acts. The show begins in a Winter Wonderland, featuring children building snowmen and singing traditional Christmas carols before settling in for a reading of a Christmas story, followed by dancing, cheering for their Christmas gifts, and making wishes upon a sighting of a star in the night sky.
Thereafter, the audience will be whisked away to a magical Fairyland, a snow-covered pine forest filled with flowers, fairies, princesses and angels, where dancers from all around the world - from Russia, Spain and China, to France and the Arab world - will be celebrating the holidays in a feast of multicultural celebration.
The show will feature music from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” traditional Christmas carols, as well as folk music from around the world, creating a truly international feel.
Dance Academy USA Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Jane Carter, said “I’m truly excited about this year’s show, which was choreographed specifically for DAU. I’m extremely proud of our entire team - from the teachers and choreographers to our amazing dancers - for putting together a fun, family-friendly show that is sure to delight audiences of all ages!”
This year's production is based on the show’s successful debut last year, with some choreography adjustments made on most pieces, as well as changes in the first act to better fit the story with this year's cast in terms of age and ability. Principal teachers for the Winter Ballet are Julie Ma, Jeremy Kovitch and Beth Ann Namey. Mr. Kovitch is a Principal Dancer and Ms. Namey is a Soloist with the San Jose Ballet.
Dance Academy USA is the largest dance studio in Northern California and has served the San Jose area dance community for over twenty years. DAU is a Bay Area Green Business which offers classes in tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, Zumba, hip hop and breakdancing. DAU is also known for their award winning competition team which is Nationally Ranked. To learn more about Dance Academy, please visit their website at DanceAcademyUSA.com. You can also contact DAU by phone at (408) 257-3211 or by email at OfficeTeam(at)DanceAcademyUSA(dot)com.
About the company: Dance Academy USA was founded in 1990 by James R. and Jane R. Carter. The business has since expanded in size, becoming the largest dance studio in Northern California with a staff with over 50 employees. Jane Carter is a graduate of San Jose State University with a degree in Human Performance and Fitness and a minor in Nutrition and Food Science. While at San Jose State University, Jane was a member of Spartan Spectrum Dance Team. While in college she was also selected as the Dole Corporation “Ambassador” which allowed her to teach dance in Japan. Additionally, Jane is a former dancer for the Golden State Warriors and a professional cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers.