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¿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/

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

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. 

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

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"! 

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!