Nutcracker Tea
Dec
14
to Dec 15

Nutcracker Tea

  • Rabobank Convention Center (map)
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Join us for a Nutcracker Tea!

You will hear a book reading of the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, meet characters from the story, and enjoy a light lunch with tea.

After tea, you can watch Civic Dance Center’s 1:00 matinee production of The Bakersfield Nutcracker, featuring Bakersfield City Ballet dancers. Tickets for the performance sold separately at The Rabobank Box Office.

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SAVE THE DATE: Second Annual Beer & BALLET
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

SAVE THE DATE: Second Annual Beer & BALLET

BCB presents our Second Annual Beer & BALLET, an evening filled with food, craft beer and BALLET.

Support local performing arts and join us for our feature fundraiser, with the opportunity to bid on silent auction items from local businesses. Watch a performance by BCB dancers and see why the arts are important in our community.

Stay tuned for more details!

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Master Class with Megan Furse
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Master Class with Megan Furse

  • 7840 Brimhall Road Bakersfield, CA, 93308 United States (map)
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MASTER CLASS | OPEN to all Kern County Dancers with ballet experience, ages 12 and up - Come dance with BCB and Megan Furse|

$25 | registration begins at 11:30am


Megan Furse is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher with extensive experience in the secondary education, regional dance, and professional ballet worlds.
Megan was a dancer with Ballet West from 2004 to 2010 and enjoyed performing a diverse repertoire of works from choreographers such as Bronislava Nijinska, Frederick Ashton, Twyla Tharp, Niccolo Fonte, and George Balanchine. Her own choreography was featured in premieres for both the University of Utah and the Ballet West Innovations series.
Megan received her ballet training at Orlando Ballet School and the Regional Dance America company Bay Area Houston Ballet Theater, with additional training at Joffrey Ballet School, Ballet West Academy, and San Francisco Ballet School. Prior to joining Ballet West, she performed with Orlando Ballet Theater, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and Utah Ballet.
Megan holds degrees from the University of Utah in both Political Science and Ballet. Her Master of Fine Arts in Ballet furthered her exploration of ballet pantomime and gesture and the process of setting historical ballets for the stage. Megan has also taught all levels of ballet from young children to adults and enjoys communicating the intricacies and joys of ballet to a new generation of dancers.

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Pizza Press/Lengthwise Meal Fundraiser
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Pizza Press/Lengthwise Meal Fundraiser

  • 7840 Brimhall Road Bakersfield, CA, 93308 United States (map)
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Support Bakersfield City Ballet on the weekend of June 8-9! Meals available are listed below and can be picked up at Civic Dance Center.

June 8: The Pizza Press LUNCH 12:30-2:00 pickup
preorder price $8 / day-of $10

half-size pizza (margherita, pepperoni, or vegetarian)
giant cookie
bottle of water

June 9: Lengthwise DINNER 3:00-4:30 pickup
preorder price $10 / day-of $12

choice of tri-tip or chicken
mac & cheese
green salad
bottle of water

Reach out to your BCB company member or email info@bakersfieldcityballet.org for more information or to order!

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Pointe Shoe Fitting with Metronome Dancewear
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Pointe Shoe Fitting with Metronome Dancewear

  • 7840 Brimhall Road Bakersfield, CA, 93308 United States (map)
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Metronome Dancewear will be in Bakersfield with their mobile pointe shoe truck on Saturday, June 1st

Book your appointment with their expert fitters. No traveling, no traffic. The event is 9:00am-4:00pm in the parking lot of Civic Dance Center. Please book appointments within this time frame through the following link.

https://www.metronomedancewear.com/book-online/pointe-fitting-at-civic-dance-center-6-1

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Ethereal Visions - Spring Show
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Ethereal Visions - Spring Show

Bakersfield City Ballet (BCB) presents Ethereal Visions, a live art performance curated by BCB’s Artistic Director Erica Ueberroth featuring four original works from various choreographers, each showcasing different styles, themes, and stories.

BCB is Bakersfield’s premier pre-professional ballet company. Their mission is to inspire and enrich our community and foster a love for the arts in youth through dance. BCB is committed to accomplishing this mission by making ballet accessible to the widest possible audience through annual performances, educational programs, media, and other outreach efforts. As a pre-professional company BCB serves as a stepping stone between studio training and a college dance program or professional contract. Their annual performances provide a live artistic cultural experience for our community with an emphasis on classical and contemporary styles of dance.

The program for Ethereal Visions 2019 is as follows:

Beaucoup de Cordes is a lively, classical work, staged by Artistic Director, Erica Ueberroth, and set to music by Vivaldi. This 20-minute piece consisting of seven movements features challenging musical nuances and difficult technical pointe work sure to delight audiences and keep them on their toes.

Reverie, by guest choreographer Kellie St. Pierre, moves audiences through the different levels of a dream state consciousness. With her contemporary and modern movement influences, Kellie's work captivates audiences with fluid grace, unusual props, and unique costumes.

Remembrances, an award-winning piece by BCB Ballet Mistress Alicia Angelini, has been re-staged and expanded for this performance. It explores the many emotions one might feel if forced to leave their home—denial, anger, sadness, fear, confusion— and the human spirit’s ability to find hope in the direst of circumstances.

 

Everybody Jota, is choreographed by BCB Ballet Mistress Ann Conrad, a piece that uniquely combines a love of her Basque heritage and her passion for ballet technique.

 

Bakersfield City Ballet elevates the art scene in Bakersfield by showcasing the grace and poise of local performing artists while encouraging creativity in our patrons. Company members and artistic faculty also participate throughout the year in community outreach efforts with the intention of inspiring and cultivating a love for the arts through dance. As a non- profit organization, BCB relies on the generosity of our patrons and sponsors to continue to build a strong presence for dance and the arts in our community. Attendance at this event is one of many ways patrons can show their love for this glorious art form and help support its growth.

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Civic Dance Center's Production of The Nutcracker
Dec
6
to Dec 9

Civic Dance Center's Production of The Nutcracker

Bakersfield City Ballet dancers will guest perform in the 2018 Civic Dance Center’s production of The Nutcracker, at Rabobank Theatre. A beautiful annual tradition that we invite you to attend.

Young People’s Concerts for local Bakersfield schools will take place on December 6 and 7.

Full length performances will be December 7 at 7:30 pm, December 8 at 1:00 and 7:30 pm, and December 9 at 1:00 pm.

For more information, visit www.civicdancecenter.com

To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.axs.com/series/7594/41st-annual-nutcracker-at-rabobank-theater-tickets?skin=rabobankarena

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ADAPTIdance with Kern Dance Alliance
Nov
14
4:30 PM16:30

ADAPTIdance with Kern Dance Alliance

Bakersfield City Ballet is proud to announce that two of our members, Noor Elkereamy and Ella Goens, have been selected to mentor/assist for Kern Dance Alliance and the League of Dreams’ ADAPTIdance, a dance + disability program. Participants will learn inclusive, creative dance that is accessible and adaptable for movers with and without physical and developmental disabilities. The program will culminate with a performance at the historic Bakersfield Fox Theater.

To learn more about this upcoming six-week program and performance (November 14th at 4:30pm), please visit www.kerndance.org/adaptidance

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Open Master Class with Andrea Hansen
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Open Master Class with Andrea Hansen

Come dance with BCB!

Bakersfield City Ballet is excited to announce our upcoming Master Class with Andrea Hansen, co-founder of Kern Dance Alliance.

Open to Bakersfield dancers age 12 and older, with 3-5 years of ballet training.

The class will be held at Civic Dance Center, 7840 Brimhall Road. Cost will be $30.

Space is limited. E-mail info@bakersfieldcityballet.org to reserve your spot.

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BCB Fundraiser at CHIPOTLE
Aug
29
4:00 PM16:00

BCB Fundraiser at CHIPOTLE

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Bakersfield City Ballet. Come in to Chipotle at 10510 Stockdale Hwy in Bakersfield on Wednesday, August 29th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Tell the cashier you are supporting our cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated.

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