ARCHIVED NEWS 2014 - 2015
May 15, 2015
There is some very exciting news coming. GET READY!

May 4, 2015
Congratulations to Daniela O'Neil for her recognition as a  U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts 2015. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the 51st class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts. 

"Presidential Scholars demonstrate the accomplishments that can be made when students challenge themselves, set the highest standards, and commit themselves to excellence,” Duncan said. “These scholars are poised to make their mark on our nation in every field imaginable: the arts and humanities...”

Ms. O'Neil's other wonderful accomplishments also include:
Young Arts Ballet Finalists, Young Arts Modern Merit Winner, Top 12 YAGP Classical Ballet, Senior College: Ailey/Fordham B.F.A., and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Graduate Program. This Summer she will attend Oklahoma City Ballet's Summer Intensive on a 50% scholarship Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation Scholarship.

April 13, 2015
Arts Dance Generation and School of Ballet Arts is very proud to announce that Romel Frometa of the Cincinnati Ballet and Randy Crespo of the Arizona Ballet will be returning to dance in the last big production of the season -- The Sleeping Beauty Suite. This exciting mixed-bill show will consist of pure classical ballet and other dance forms, as well.

March 7, 2015
An Evening of Magic and Dance turned out to be truly be magical. Saying it was "fun" would be an understatement. The event at the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth, attracted over 400 people. Between the great magic and wonderful dance, the audience was memorized. It looks like this might be an annual performance! Who had the most fun? Was it the cast? Was it the crew? Was it the magicians? Was it the audience?  It was everyone!

March 1, 2015
Arts Dance Generation danced at The Dancer’s Alchemy for the 13th Annual “A Love Affair.” The event took place at the Countess de Hoernle Theatre in Boca Raton. This exciting performance was a benefit to fund arts scholarships for South Florida Children with Down Syndrome. Thanks to Southern Dance Theater for the invitation to perform at this amazing event!


February 22, 2015
Yesterday's Master Class with Ethan Stiefel was just incredible. It was a great honor for the School of Ballet Arts. Thanks to all the students who wonderful students not only for School of Ballet Arts but from others in South Florida who participated. All of you did a great job! It was beautiful to share this experience with these young artists!

February 8, 2015
By invitation, Arts Dance Generation performed in the Florida Youth Dance Gala for the second year in a row. They danced their top placing Youth America Grand Prix work Out of Breath choreographed by Irmah del Valle.

January 28 2015
Congratulations to Daniela O'Neil! She was nominated for Presidential Scholar through Young Arts !

January 23, 2015
Daniela O'Neil takes 12th in Classical Ballet at Youth America Grand Prix in Atlanta Seniors Semi-Finals. Amanda Davis placed in Jazz. Congratulations to both of them!

January 8, 2015
Arts Dance Generation placed in the top 12 at Youth America Grand Prix. Dancing Out of Breath choreographed by Irmah del Valle, this is the second time in a row Arts Dance Generation was invited to New York City to compete!

January 5, 2015
Classes start today for 2015. It's going to be a wonderful year of dance!

December 31, 2014
HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR!

December 24, 2014
MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

December 22, 2014
December 31 at midnight is the deadline to make a donation to Arts Dance Generation and be able to claim it on this year's taxes. Whether it's $10.00 to $10,000, please seriously consider a Gift to Dance as part of your holiday giving.

December 17, 2014
School of Ballet Arts is proud to present Master Classes with the great Cuban Prima Ballerina Adiarys Almedia on December 26 and 27, and December 29 & 30. Ms. Almedia has had an incredible career with several prominent international dance companies including Boston Ballet.

While these classes will be during Winter Holiday, this is truly an amazing and important opportunity for any dance student to take advantage.

December 16, 2014
HAPPY HANUKKAH!


December 9, 2014
The Nutcracker Opens this weekend. With Romel Frometa and other guest artists, this production is a holiday highlight of the Palm Beaches! Audiences are never disappointed with the beautiful sets, stunning costumes and wonderful choreography.

December 1, 2014
Rehearsals are taking place at BOTH locations to get ready for the upcoming production of The Nutcracker. Last minute touches and refinements take place at this time because the cast moves to the theatre for the sometimes grueling and often tedious spacing, and technical and dress rehearsals which happen right before Opening Night!

School of Ballet Florida and Arts Dance Generation are absolutely ready for an incredible holiday experience!


November 27, 2014
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

November 24,, 2014
Congratulations to our student Amanda Davis , she has been named a 2015 National Young Arts Foundation Merit winner in DANCE/Jazz.
Congratulations to our student Daniela O'Neil ,she has been named a 2015 National Young Arts Foundation Merit winner in DANCE/Ballet & Modern.

All of us at School of Ballet Arts proud of you both!

November 15, 2015
Performing excerpts from The Nutcracker, Arts Dance Generation first show was last night at Riverbridge in Greenacres, Florida. Everyone was wonderful and did a great job!
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October 31, 2014
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

October 28, 2014
REMINDER: The studio is closed on October 31. Regular classes will be on November 1.

October 15, 2014
Renowned dancer and everyone's favorite Guest Artist Romel Frometa returns to School of Ballet Arts/Arts Dance Generation in Palm Beach County. He will perform the role of the Sugarplum Cavalier in this season's production of The Nutcracker in December.

Mr. Frometa began dancing in 1992 at the Provincial School of Ballet “Alejo Carpentier” in Cuba. He continued in the National School of Ballet until 1998, joining the Ballet Nacional de Cuba in 2001, under the artistic and technical of Alicia Alonso. At the age of 21, Castellon was named principal dancer at Ballet Nacional, later spending three years dancing in Spain, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. He joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2012.

Romel enjoys dancing with School of Ballet Arts/Arts Dance Generation. He was an audience favorite in Coppelia. Strong and sensual, he was a huge hit, and forever memorable in the company's production of Dracula!

October 5, 2014
Rehearsals are well underway for this years production of The Nutcracker. From the littlest angels and toy soldiers to Snowflakes and Flowers, the cast rehearses throughout the week and all day on Saturdays. This ensures a great production every year!

September 24, 2014
HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH!

September 13, 2014
Auditions for Arts Dance Generation and The Nutcracker were wonderful. It was great to see students from both locations take class and work together
…And work, they did.

Walking into the room, some looked a bit nervous. However during each audition, every student pushed themselves to an extremely high level while giving all that had. A few even seemed a bit surprised they had it in them.

Watching students work that hard is always a joy. The all deserve a huge "congratulations!"

Ms. Jimenez helped adjudicate the audition. Simply having her in the room pulled the level up a few notches. She is a consummate professional.


A very special “thank you” to Claudia Cravey for giving class to the first audition level. She always brings so much more to the classroom than just creative and challenging combinations. Ms. Cravey brings years and years of incredible experience and understanding, and true passion for the art.

It looks like the Company and performances will feature some really talented dancers. Ms. Marquez and Mr. Gawriljuk are very excited, and are looking for a great year of dedicated work and brilliant shows!

September 9, 2014
Auditions for Arts Dance Generation AND The Nutcracker are this Saturday, September 13 at the Greenacres Location! Ms. Marquez and Mr. Gawriljuk are very excited to see what each student can offer. It's their time to shine and show show off what they have.

Auditioning is a very part of the learning process in dance, theatre and life, in general. It's a "process" that is important to both students and their parents.


September 1, 2014
Classes begin tomorrow.

Ms. Marquez, Mr. Gawriljuk and the staff of School of Ballet Arts are really excited to begin the 2014/2015 Year AND it will be great and wonderful year! Besides great classes with suburb teachers, there are some wonderful things planned.

There is still time to register. Please come in about twenty minutes early to allow enough time to fill out the proper paperwork. Get the registration form now and have it ready before coming in!

Don't forget about Auditions for both Arts Dance Generation and The Nutcracker on September 13.


August 28, 2014
MESSAGE FROM FOUNDING DIRECTOR:
I wish Victoria Volpe the very best as she leaves School of Ballet Arts here in South Florida for the next very exciting chapter of her life. A huge congratulations as she begins classes next week at School of American Ballet in New York City.

It has been a wonderful experience for me to have taught and coached Victoria over the years. She was always an exemplary student with one goal on her mind. With her talent, dedication and hard work -- every day, she came closer to her dreams.

Thank you Victoria for years of fun, work and true inspiration while you were with us at School of Ballet Arts and Arts Dance Generation. I will miss you so much. However, this is why you trained. This is your time!

Again, best wishes in New York!

With much love.
Deborah Marquez

August 27, 2014
It's hard to believe the dance year starts in just seven days. It is going to be a GREAT year too! There are lots of exciting things planned.

School of Ballet Arts is definitely ready WITH an incredible staff shared between two convenient locations. This website is constantly being updated with current information and scheduling.

SO, ARE YOU READY? There is still time to register!

August 22, 2014
School of Ballet Arts announces the Adult Schedule for both the Greenacres and Lake Worth locations. This schedule starts September 2 when the regular 2014/2015 School Year begins.

Until then, Open Ballet Classes for Intermediate and advanced Levels at Lake Worth location from August 26 through August 29 are 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM to get back in shape! Regular classes for Lake Worth location start September 2.

Open Ballet Classes for Advance Levels are available at the Greenacres location on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM until August 29. Regular classes for Greenacres location start September 2.

August 16, 2014
Though Official Registration Days are over, School of Ballet Atrs always welcomes new students. ...More

August 15, 2014
Here's a look at the pristine lobby of the Lake Worth location on North Dixie Highway. This location also features great renowned teachers, three studios and every amenity one would expect from a top-notch dance institution.

August 14, 2014
Registration begins today. ...Check the registration schedule.

August 11, 2014
Victoria Volpe was feature on WPBF News Channel 25 today. She was interviewed about her recent acceptance into School of American Ballet. Congratulations Victoria on your very own spotlight!

August 8, 2014
School of Ballet Arts announces merger with Deborah Marquez and Douglas Gawriljuk to form one incredible school with two locations.

August 7, 2014
School of Ballet Arts Victoria Volpe has been accepted into the School of American Ballets Training Program with FULL scholarship! This is exciting news though it is a tad bittersweet when something like this happens. However, this is exactly why a school like School of Ballet Arts exists. Deborah Marquez, Claudia Cravey and the faculty trains students for their time to move on. However, it is always kind of sad to seem them go because they will be deeply missed. This is especially true in young Victoria's June 15, 2014
to our student Daniela O'Neil ,she has been named a 2015 National Young Arts Foundation Merit winner in DANCE/Ballet & Modern.

August 5, 2014
REGISTRATION for 2014/2015 begins on August 14, depending on school location. The Registration Page has all the information as to the dates and times.

August 4, 2014
Renowned ballet teacher Tracy Mozingo was the guest teacher today as part of The Exceptional Summer Program. Mr. Mozingo graduated from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and trained at Pacific North West Ballet and Houston Ballet before joining Houston Ballet Company, where he performed a diverse repertoire for four years. He then joined Ballet Florida where he was a principal dancer for seventeen years. in his vast career, he has performed many incredible roles and work with leading choreographers.

July 31, 2014
AUDITIONS for Arts Dance Generation Conservatory is August 9. This program is specially designed for the serious dance student with the desire and commitment to be a professional dancer. The staff is comprised of truly internationally renowned teachers and guest artists.

July 30, 2014
The Exceptional Summer Program is in full swing and the first week isn't even completed. School of Ballet Arts and Arts Dance Generation is very excited with the students attending and their willingness to work hard. The Summer Program runs until August 15. Students can sill register and attend!

July 26, 2014
The Exceptional Summer Program begins on Monday. The staff of phenomenal and internationally renowned teachers are prepared so, get ready for an incredible dance experience!

July 10, 2014
NEW NEWS STARTS NOW. The old news has been archived.

July 4, 2014
HAPPY JULY FOURTH!

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