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Enrollment for Arts in Education Summer Day Camps

We want to remind all you parents out there that it is time to enroll in our Summer Day Camp series! Fun for ages 5-14 years with many activities including arts and crafts, dance and music! Sign up now!

Arts in Education - LBV Summer Day Camps
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Registration Fee: $25
1 week Session $275 (June 17-21 & July 29-Aug 2)
2 Week Sessions: $450 (July 15-26)

Celebrating our 19th annual "Be Proud of Yourself" Summer Day Camp! Many locations to choose from, a summer delight for children with fun activities for everyone through dance, history and language. 

Please remember to fill out a Registration Form for each Camper.

 

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Save the Arts!

Can you imagine your child not being able to watch Sesame Street? What about the artists and galleries supported by the Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts or any of these -- Meals on Wheels, heating assistance for low income people, college financial aid for low income people, nutrition for pregnant and nursing women, nutrition for kids in developing countries, after school and summer programs for kids in low income communities, emergency food assistance, efforts to revitalize public housing, and cutting programs like AmeriCorps not to mention legal services for low income households.

Every cultural aspect of our community would disappear. How does this affect us? The NEA funds a huge chunk of Latin Ballet's operation. Every year they sponsor our productions and give us the ability to be able to bring things like "NuYoRican" not only to the Richmond stage, but also to the many places we travel within the year.

The funding specifically applies to our literary program and helps us support independent voices from across the literary spectrum—writers, publishers, editors—as well as connect them with our increasingly diverse communities here in Iowa. The bottom line: this funding is helping us to build and connect communities through culture. We think it’s important work.
— Andre Perry, co-founder of Mission Creek Festival in Iowa

We understand that fighting for arts and culture has been an ongoing battle with our government, but this cut would call for the elimination of four independent cultural agencies — the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting — also would radically reshape the nation’s cultural infrastructure.

So many educational programs would be cut. Our children will find it difficult to be exposed to art, music, and even books. Places like the Dominion Arts Center, Richmond Ballet, VMFA and tons of educational and therapeutic arts centers would struggle to keep their doors open.  Latin Ballet of Virginia would find this elimination of programming devastating.

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Take Action Now!
Here's how you can help!

VISIT

https://www.votervoice.net/ARTSUSA/address to find your Representative and Senators and their telephone numbers. Make sure to contact both their DC and district offices as many times you have a better chance of speaking to someone at the district office. Tell them that President Trump’s proposed budget includes total elimination of the NEA and that you support federal funding for the arts and ask them to SAVE THE NEA. 

Utilize Social Media Platforms
Post positive comments about how the arts have positively impacted your life and your community on the Facebook page of your local Representative and Senators Kaine and Warner. Take to Twitter and tweet at your Representative and Senators. Make sure to give your support for federal funding for the arts and ask them to #SAVEtheNEA. 

Advocacy Tip
Keep your messaging positive and in support of the arts and remember that party affiliation does not signal support or opposition here. The National Endowment for the Arts is popular among members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.

Ana I. King to be Honored

 
Ana Ines King, Founder and Artistic Director

Ana Ines King, Founder and Artistic Director

 

Latin Ballet of Virginia is proud to announce that our Founder and Artistic Director, Ana Ines King will be honored at the Women in the Arts awards ceremony.  Please join us as we celebrate the life's work of Ms. King on this special evening.

Help Us Get to NYC!

Latin Ballet of Virginia is anticipating touring New York with our production of "NuYoRican". We are hoping to bring the production to many low-income communities and schools in the Bronx, but we need your help! Your donations make it possible for us to bring these cultural experiences and the gift of dance to other locations. Any donation will aid us in our travels and help us present this important production. Thank you for all you do for us!

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It's Never Too Late!

Photo by: Mia Artz Photography

Special Offer from Latin Ballet of Virginia

What better way to celebrate the month of love than by putting a little kick in your step. For a limited time only, Latin Ballet of Virginia is offering 3 Lesson packages for $100 per couple or $50 per individual in Tango and Salsa/Bachata.

Our professional instructors will teach you the fundamentals, history, and technique of the dances. We will even provide some chocolate motivation with sweet treats! So whether it's putting some romance in your life, meeting new people, or hanging out with friends, we invite you come share the love...of dance!

Classes are held at the Dominion Arts Center located at  609 E Broad St, RVA.  ALL are welcome.

REGISTER NOW! Floor space is limited and filling up fast!

Argentine Tango
Starting Feb 16-Mar 2
Thursdays - 7-8pm

Heat up any Valentine moving to this traditionally passionate dance. Learn the fundamentals of tango and its beautiful footwork.

 

Salsa/Bachata
Starting Mar 9-23rd
Thursdays - 7-8pm

Want to fire up the dance floor?
Get those hips moving with these popular Latin social dances.


Spring/Summer Semester at Latin Ballet of Virginia!

It's not too late to start the year off right! We have many classes to choose from in two convenient locations. We have something for everyone including adults! For 20 years, Latin Ballet of Virginia has provided a dance education with a unique experience. Broaden your world with dance and culture...


February isn't just about flowers, candy, and sweethearts. February is celebrating love. What better way to show us your love than by donating to LBV.  We humbly thank you and appreciate all you give.

Give Heart to the Arts

Struggling with chocolate vs teddy bears? He has enough tools? We've got you covered. Time together is time well spent and what better way to do that than LBV Gift Certificates. Good for a date night performance or putting some romance with dance...lessons.

Have you reserved your tickets for NuYoRican?

“NuYoRican”, depicts the hardship and eventual triumph of the assimilation of Puerto Ricans who migrated to the United States after World War II and the cultural shock they experienced due to the enormous changes that followed from Puerto Rico after being declared a U.S. protectorate. 

The production also captures the essence of the Puerto Ricans’ Spanish and African roots with dances like La Plena y La Bomba, as well as Mambos, Salsas, Latin Jazz and Reggaeton and a tribute to Puero Rican musician Tito Puente!

A moving performance including true accounts from such authors as Julia Barden Torres, Piri Thomas and Esmeralda Santiago. A relevant piece in current times. A dance theater production for the whole family.

Reserve your seats now!!!

NOTICE: For all those who had tickets to our Legend of the Poinsettia that were for the date of the snow, we are honoring those tickets for this production or any other production this year at Latin Ballet of Virginia

Educators Reserve Now!

Latin Ballet of Virginia presents…

NuYoRican

A Migration that began a Movement that shaped a Culture

Artistic Director: Ana I. King

Objective: To teach and expose students to the historical event of the migration of Puerto Ricans to the United States after WWII through dance.

Summary:

NUYORICAN explores the true stories of Puerto Ricans who migrated to the United States after WWII and the depths of hardship and eventual triumph that came with assimilation. It is about the cultural shock they experienced due to the enormous changes that followed from Puerto Rico after being declared a U.S. protectorate. It captures the emotions of what it is to be a stranger in a strange land and finding your identity within your own culture while acclimating to another.

Please join us as we celebrate Puerto Rican culture with inspirations and true accounts from such authors as Julia Barden Torres (Newyorican Girl...Surviving My Spanglish Life), Piri Thomas (Down These Mean Streets), Esmerada Santiago (When I was Puerto Rican) and a special tribute to Puerto Rican percussionist and musician Tito Puente.

A relevant piece in modern times.

Times: Thursday-Friday: 10:30am; Friday: 7:30pm; Saturday: 3pm & 7:30pm; Sunday: 3pm

Location: Cultural Arts Center in Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA

Capacity: 350

Cost:  Groups of 10 or more - $10 per ticket including Chaperones and Teachers

Incentives:

  • Students receive extra credit for attending.
  • Great for ESL, Spanish, and History Classes
  • Reserve your tickets now for your group!
  • We are available to come perform at your school. Please contact us for information or visit our website at www.latinballet.com

LBV Extends January Free Offer...

So you want to warm up your winter with some Salsa & Bachata? You're thinking you want to add some passion in your life with some Flamenco. Maybe you want to practice your poppin' and locking' with some Hip Hop. Perhaps you found your old Ballet slippers and want to brush up for fun. Latin Ballet has all the right moves to get you off the couch and on the dance floor!

We are extending our offer for Spring/Summer Registrations. Register now, and you can get the rest of January for FREE! That's a $250 value! Learn from our experienced instructors and join our lively familia. We'll even throw in some Spanish lessons while you dance! 

Sign up now and make 2017 fun for your feet and your...sole.

Another Successful Year of Legend...

Photo by: Kristen Weyer Baker

Photo by: Kristen Weyer Baker

Legend of the Poinsettia Completes Another Successful Year

We, at Latin Ballet of Virginia, wanted to extend a huge Thank You! Thank you to all of you who were able to attend our performances this week for the "Legend of the Poinsettia". The weather was rough, but we made it through. We appreciate everyone's support and how many people were so understanding and cooperative with our efforts. The children were beautiful, our faculty amazing, and our parents incredibly helpful. Miss Ana Ines King has done it again!

Thank you to Cultural Arts Center --- without you opening your doors, we could not have added an additional show on Sunday. 

Photo by: Christina Mastroianni Our beautiful little dancers

Photo by: Christina Mastroianni
Our beautiful little dancers

For all those who were unable to attend after purchasing tickets, please take advantage of our incentive to join us for another production with 2 FREE tickets. 

Please visit our website and stay up to date with the 2017 Calendar of Events. We are now registering for Spring/Summer Semester. We have a variety of classes for young ones and adults. 

Tentative 6pm Sunday Date for Legend of the Poinsettia

Dear Friends and Familia,

As the ongoing weather of the day persisted. we are still in a holding pattern for Sunday's performances. As of yet, we are still performing at 3pm on Sunday if safety persists. We are trying to add a 6pm show and are confident we will be able to. Please keep informed through our website and social media. If you have any questions please contact us and please leave a message if no one is able to answer your call. We will return your call. Thank you all for your patience at this time and we should know more by noon tomorrow. 

Latin Ballet Cancels Saturday Performances

Good morning dear Friends and Familia,

It is with regret that we inform you all that our performance of "Legend of the Poinsettia" will be cancelled today and tonight. We were not expecting so much snow and the Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen is closed. We have given our ticket purchasers some options:

We are attempting to add a 6:00pm performance on Sunday. If you would like to change your reservation to that day, please let us know and we will add you accordingly.

If you do not wish to attend Sunday's performance. Your Legend of the Poinsettia tickets can be used for any of our future performances for our 2017 Calendar. We will give you an additional 2 FREE tickets (a $40 value) to go along with the incentive.

If by any means you wish for a refund, we will happily comply. We are heartbroken that we cannot do our performances today and tonight and we do hope you join us for future productions. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call Jo Ann Breaux @ 804.356.3876 or email her.

Thank you all for your understanding,

The Desk of Latin Ballet of Virginia

Impending Snow

Dear Friends & Familia,

As we all are aware, it is supposedly going to snow starting tonight. We are currently in a holding pattern regarding our production tomorrow. We will be keeping you up to date, but as for now, it is on with the show! The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen has assured us the roads and parking lot will be clear, but we are also aware that the conditions of your locations may vary. 

We will have confirmed news by midnight tonight whether we will be cancelling or not. If we must cancel the show, be assured we are working on alternative options for ticket purchases. Please visit our website, social media or local news for more information as the evening progresses. 

Thank you for your patience in this matter and we are keeping our fingers crossed that we will still be able to bring you our beautifully festive performance! If you need any further information feel free to contact us at 804.356.3876 or email us directly.

Gracias,
Jo Ann Breaux, Director of Operations & Marketing

Latin Ballet on Virginia This Morning!

Whoops, did you miss our spotlight this morning on WTVR Channel 6's Virginia This Morning? It's going to be ok, breathe. Here it is in all its glory! Thank you to WTVR for once again supporting Latin Ballet of Virginia!

Virginia This Morning airs LIVE Monday through Friday from 9 am to 10 am.
Virginia This Morning airs LIVE Monday through Friday from 9 am to 10 am.

Still haven't reserved your seats?? Luckily we still have some left! Continue the festivities with "Legend of the Poinsettia"! 

Latin Ballet Makes the Top 60!

We were recently honored with ranking at number 28 on Feedstop's top 60 ballet blogs. 

The Best Ballet blogs were chosen from thousands of top Ballet blogs in their index using search and social metrics. 

Our site was ranked based on following criteria:

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

We are proud of this honor and gives us a new goal for 2017!

Let's Get This Show on the Road!

From all of us at Latin Ballet of Virginia, Happy 2017!

With that being said, we have so many things on the horizon! Check it out!

Thank you all for a wonderful 2016 year, but now is the time for new beginnings and great successes. We at Latin Ballet of Virginia are striving to be our very best and it all starts with you. We thank you all for the past year's contributions, the children who attended our classes, the educational programs we were able to give, the sponsorships received by our students, and ability to put on our lively performances. May 2017 bring us more success and smiles upon our students' and our audiences' faces. 


Time is Running Out!

Don't forget to book your tickets now to our 17th Annual Celebration of  the "Legend of the Poinsettia"! Continue the holiday festivities and join us for this vibrant and festive production.

SIGN UP NOW!!

Latin Ballet is offering a special discount for Spring/Summer Classes. Register now and you get January FREE!!! Come learn ballet, Flamenco, Salsa/Bachata, Hip Hop, and so much more....

NuYoRican - Reserve Your Tickets Now!

We are proud and excited to bring NuYoRican to the LBV stage again in March! This important and relevant dance theater production tells the true story of the Migration that became a Movement that shaped a Culture. Moving stories from authors, Julia Barden Torres, Esmeralda Santiago, Piri Thomas, and others. 

Help Us, Educate.

It's a new year and we have new challenges ahead. We would like very much to be a part of your school's curriculum or field trip. We would also like to continue to give children the ability to take our classes. We also wish for more resources to aid in the salaries of our staff, buying materials for productions and allowing us to give you the quality of production that is Latin Ballet. As always, your contributions are humbly accepted and much appreciated!

Two More Days!!

It's a Holly Jolly Christmas...

Rountree's Luggage of Richmond, VA is sadly going out of business. In the next two days EVERYTHING MUST GO! Why are we mentioning this? Well, Rountree's is a proud sponsor of Latin Ballet of Virginia and the proceeds from the remaining merchandise will be donated to Latin Ballet. So, show your support and give us a little Holiday cheer simply by going to purchase everything from ties to luggage to travel games and novelties! Hurry, time waits for no one!

Spring / Summer 2017/18 Classes - Early Bird Registration

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Dear Dance Fans,

We are now taking sign-ups for our Spring/Summer classes. If you register now until December 31st, January is FREE FREE FREE! So, come learn all that is Latin Ballet!

See what's available