The proofs from the Nutcracker portraits taken on November 7th are ready for your selection. Please visit photographer Mike Herrera's SmugMug page to view the gallery and make your selections. The password is qwert.
That was fast!
We need your help setting up risers and seating. The more help we get the faster it will go — shouldn't take more than 30 to 45 minutes. The ladies of City Dance would appreciate the help. Please come to the studio on Sunday at 11:45am.
With our Nutcracker production right around the corner here's some early info about the photography packages offered this year by Mike Herrera Photography.
Save some money at Discountdance.com by using coupon code TP35882 at checkout.
In order to continue offering a professional video recording of our Nutcracker performance we're moving to a pre-order system. Both Nutcracker performances will be recorded – select one performance or order both! We must sell a minimum of 20 videos between the two shows. If we don't meet that goal all orders will be cancelled and fully refunded.
The reason for the change is simple: our wonderful videographer requires a minimum fee which the studio has covered in the past. Video sales have traditionally offset this expense but recently they've been so low they're no longer covering the minimum fee and the studio is consequently losing money. We hope our families understand and appreciate City Dance's need to make smart, yet sometimes difficult, financial decisions.
If you have any questions please let us know and please order your video before time runs out.
We just added a new page to our website for our upcoming Nutcracker production. Get a behind-the-scenes look as the show comes together plus stay up-to-date with the performance calendar and production news.
Calling all dancers.
From Adam Castaneda of the Houston Press talking about Junebug:
For more dance companies, spring shows come and go, but when you're audience demands a second viewing, it's a rare pleasure to be able to oblige a repeat performance. Houston City Dance finds itself in that enviable position; tomorrow night the company presents Junebug: A Ballet after an enthusiastically received run earlier this year. For artistic director Sherese Campbell, the magic is all in the story. "We typically don't do storylines," she explains. "We usually present a theme, and then create pieces around that theme. I believe people connected with Junebug because of the story. It's theater, and a full-length ballet."
Junebug: A Ballet has sold out online, but we have a few seats for the show only (sorry, no dinner). If you are interested, call the studio or e-mail by noon.
Do you want to dance? Come learn about the City Dance difference at our next open house scheduled August 22nd. Check our calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.
For one night only, Saturday, July 25th at 7:30 p.m., City Dance will turn its performance space into a dinner theater. So come and enjoy fine Southern cuisine catered by Rae Hudson of Kouture Kuisine while watching City Dance Company and narrator Kate Pogue weave the tale of one Southern woman as she journeys from the pre-Civil rights era to the present day in Junebug: A Ballet.
Dance. Dance. Silly t-shirt contest. Dance. Dance. Dance.
City Dance is headed to Barnstorm Dance Fest June 11-13.
Houston City Dance announces the calendar for the 2015 production of, The Nutcracker. Check out the calendar for audition and performance dates. Stay tuned for more details and an all new production page.
The Company will be dancing at the Barnevelder today from 1-2pm. Come by and visit us.
Did you miss Junebug: A Ballet? We're coming back this summer for a few encore performances. Stay tuned.