Young dancers get taste of pro life

Posted by Misty Lown

At the end of November, months of rehearsal for 65 young dancers will come to fruition at the La Crosse’s Weber Center for the Arts when Ballet La Crosse stages performances of a new full-length ballet based on the novel, “Heidi.”

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Auditions for Fall 2014 Production

Posted by Misty Lown

Auditions for Ballet La Crosse’s Fall 2014 production of “Heidi” will be held Saturday May 24, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Misty’s Dance Unlimited, 980 12th Avenue South, Onalaska, WI.

Dancers ages 7 and up are welcome to audition for the 70+ roles available in this production. Auditions are free and open to the public.

All dancers should dress in normal ballet attire with soft ballet shoes. Female dancers should also have their hair in a neat bun and wear a little make-up for the audition. Additionally, dancers who have at least 2 years of pointe experience should also bring their pointe shoes.

Pre-registration is recommended and will be available online at until the day before the audition. Call 608-779-4642 or email [email protected] with questions.

Local dancers shine in contemporary ballet

Posted by Misty Lown

La Crosse’s semi-professional ballet company returns to the Weber Center stage April 17 for its inaugural spring performance — an original, contemporary ballet set to live folk music.

Written and choreographed by Ballet La Crosse artistic director Kennet Oberly and featuring music by singer-songwriter Carol Montag, “The Poems That Rachel Wrote” is a modern spin on the timeless themes of self discovery and growing up.

Posted from the La Crosse Tribune

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Ballet Comes to La Crosse

Posted by Misty Lown

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – The Weber Center in La Crosse will celebrate a first this holiday season with its first ever ballet performance. More than 70 local dancers will take the stage in a performance of “Marushka and the Four Seasons.” The dancers are members of a group called Ballet La Crosse. The group has put in countless hours of practicing, making costumes, and designing sets to make their debut performance a memorable one and give the dancers a taste of the professional dance lifestyle…

Misty Lown, Owner of Misty’s Dance Unlimited said, “We not only have been training for six months, but we have sets, backdrops, beautiful costumes. We also have a guest artist from Ballet Nebraska, Sasha York. And you can expect if you come to the show that you are going to be delighted with the product.”

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