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2018 Outreach and Cultural Exchange

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We are so excited to be able to go back to Mexico and NYC in 2018! 

Please help us reach our goal of $10,000 to help give the gift of dance. 

HELP us share our passion for dance and culture while serving and educating at-risk communities in Mexico, and paying tribute to the iconic Puerto Rican community in New York City! 

In New York City, the Latin Ballet will be celebrating the Puerto Rican communities' stories of struggle, determination and assimilation during Puerto Rican heritage month with NuYoRican.

The artists of the Latin Ballet will be in Mexico with performing MUJERES, visiting impoverished urban and rural communities, teaching and performing at schools, centers for youth with special needs, hospitals, and nursing homes. We will also be exchanging cultural dance styles with The Mexican National Folklore Company. (Contemporary, Flamenco, Hip Hop, and Mexican Folklore). 

It is our aim to forge connections through the universal experience of dance.

¿Que Pasa? Festival 2018

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We will be live and dancing on the Canal Walk as RVA shows its Latin Love in the annual ¿Que Pasa? Festival. Hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a celebration of dancing, food, and hispanic pride!  ¡VENGA! Come on!

For more information:
https://www.vahcc.com/que-pasa
https://www.facebook.com/events/147231756103827/

Parking:
https://www.vahcc.com/que-pasa-directions-parking

VCU Flamenco Festival VII: Spanish Soul

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Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
VCU Flamenco Festival VII

Guitarist and VCU music alumna Leah Kruszewski currently resides in Seville, Spain, where she has spent the last four years deepening her knowledge of flamenco at the Fundación Cristina Heeren, one of Spain’s most renowned professional flamenco schools. While in Richmond, she founded the flamenco-inspired ensemble Sueños Gitanos and performed extensively as a soloist, with Fado Nosso (Portuguese fado music) and with the Richmond Guitar Quartet (classical guitar). Leah accompanies flamenco singers and dancers in Seville and teaches online guitar classes to students from around the world.

From the passionate fury of flamenco to tango’s forbidden heat, the elegance of classical ballet to the earthen power of modern dance, the Latin Ballet of Virginia uses the expressive beauty of movement to weave the tales and traditions that are the heart and soul of Hispanic culture. Directed by Ana Ines King, The Latin Ballet of Virginia (LBV) combines technical excellence with a soulful depth of emotion and an unwavering commitment to education, diversity and accessibility.

Tickets:
$15 General Admission
$10 Students
Click here to purchase tickets

Virginia Commonwealth University
School of the Arts
Department of Music
Contact us

Source:: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2017/12/12/spanish-soul-featuring-guitarist-leah-ana-ines-king-latin-ballet-march-23/

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.

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

The Expression of Dance

The Expression of Dance

There is no denying the power of art. The artistry of dance invokes and provokes emotions not easily expressed at times, but can also leave one feeling immense joy, compassion, and contemplation. 

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. 

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!