EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Berrend Open House & Boys Audition

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH

 

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE

10:00-10:30 - Ages 4-6

10:30-11:00 - Ages 7-9

11:00-11:30 - Ages 9-11

11:30-12:00 - Ages 12+

 

BOYS AUDITION SCHEDULE

No previous dance training required

10:00-10:30 - Ages 8-11

10:30-11:00 - Ages 12-14

11:00-11:30 - Ages 15-17

Master Class Series - Menghan Lou - Professional dancer for the Nederlands Dans Theater Creator and Founder of Lou Motion

September 5 

4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Open only to BDC PP1 and PP2

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2019 Open Auditions for "The Nutcracker"

September 28 & 29

Auditions held at Berrend Dance Studio

39264 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD

2019 Olney Ballet Theatre presents Mary Day's "The Nutcracker"

Performances run from December 12 -24, 2019

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All performances held at the Historic Stage of the Olney Theatre Center

2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832

Master Class Series - Victoria Vittum, Co-Founder Houston Repertoire Ballet

Friday, August 2  from 9:30-12:15 p.m.

Open only to BDC PP1 and PP2

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Summer at Berrend

June 17 - August 30 

Dance Camps and Summer Intensives

2019 Spring Concert

Saturday, May 25th

1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Good Counsel High School

17301 Old Vic Boulevard
Olney, MD 20832

Berrend Grand Opening

Saturday, April 27th

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tour the facility; Meet instructors; sign-up for classes.

Orfee ed Euridice An opera by W. Gluck

Friday, April 12, at 7:30pm 

Saturday, April 13, at 7:30pm 

Sunday, April 14, at 3:00pm 

Silver Spring Black Box Theater (8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910) 

 

Opera is fully staged, performed in Italian with English supertitles. In costume. Accompanied by orchestra. In collaboration with Bel Cantanti Opera and Olney Ballet Theatre.
Tickets are sold online through www.eventbrite.com and at the door. 
Information: (240)230-7372 or tickets@belcantanti.com 
Go to Eventbrite Adult: $40, Senior: $35, Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30.

Master Class Series - Robin Sherertz Morgan, Associate Director of San Diego Ballet

Tuesday, April 9th 

4:00 p.m - 5:45 p.m

Open only to BDC PP1 and PP2

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​My Beautiful Galatea An operetta by F. Suppe

Saturday, December 29, at 7:30pm 

Sunday, December 30, at 3:00pm 

Saturday, January 5, at 7:30pm 

Sunday, January 7, at 3:00pm 

Randolph Road Theater (4010 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD) 

A famous story of Pygmalion and Galatea. Love, which transformed a marble statue into a beautiful woman. Fully staged. Performed in English with English spoken dialogues. In collaboration with Bel Cantanti Opera and Olney Ballet Theatre. 

Tickets are sold online through www.eventbrite.com and at the door. 
Information: (240)230-7372 or tickets@belcantanti.com 
Go to Eventbrite Adult: $40, Senior: $35, Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30.

Les Pecheurs de Perles (Pearl Fishers) An opera in three acts by G. Bizet

Friday, November 9, at 7:30pm 

Sunday, November 11, at 3:00pm 

Saturday, November 17, at 7:30pm 

Sunday, November 18, at 3:00pm 

Silver Spring Black Box Theater (8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910) 

 

A story about love, passion, jealousy and friendship. Opera is fully staged, performed in French with English supertitles. In costume. Accompanied by orchestra. In collaboration with Bel Cantanti Opera and Olney Ballet Theatre. 
Tickets are sold online through www.eventbrite.com and at the door. 
Information: (240)230-7372 or tickets@belcantanti.com 
Go to Eventbrite Adult: $40, Senior: $35, Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30.

Taste of Tomorrow - opera a la carte

3:00pm

Randolph Road Theater (4010 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD) 

Concert-preview of Bel Cantanti's 15th season will include the snippets of the future performances of 2018-2019: 
C. Bizet's opera Les Pecheurs de Perles (Pearl Fishers) 
operetta by Franz von Suppe My Beautiful Galatea 
W. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro 
W. Gluck' Orfeo ed Euridice 
N. Rimsky-Korsakov The Tsar's Bride .

Ballet excerpts of the shows will be presented by The Olney Ballet Theatre. Choreography by Runqiao Du. 
Tickets are sold online through www.eventbrite.com and at the door. 
Information: (240)230-7372 or tickets@belcantanti.com 
Go to Eventbrite Adult: $40, Senior: $35, Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30.

2018 Open Auditions for "The Nutcracker"

September 15 & 16,  2018

Auditions held at Berrend Dance Studio

3460 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Suite 210, Olney, Maryland

Berrend Open House

1:00-3:00

Meet instructors, see the studio, and sign-up for classes.

Boys Division Audition

September 1st and September 8th

2:00-3:00

No prior ballet training experience necessary.  The audition is to assess students' physical and mental capacity to ensure a safe learning environment.  Prospective students can wear athletic clothing for the audition.

Fall Registration Open

2018 Strawberry Festival

Saturday, June 2nd: 11:30 -11:50 a.m.

Sunday, June 3rd: 12:30-12:50 p.m.

Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860 (on Route 108). Performing on the Community Stage.
In conjunction with Olney Ballet Theatre, dancers perform classical and contemporary ballet, modern dance, hip hop and tap numbers at the annual Strawberry Festival.

2018 Four Seasons Dancers "Dances of the World"

7:00 p.m.

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

In conjunction with Olney Ballet Theatre

2018 Spring Concert

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School

17301 Old Vic Boulevard, Olney, MD 20832

1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. performances

Sadko

Sunday, March 18, at 3:00pm 
Friday, March 23, at 7:30pm 
Sunday, March 25, at 3:00pm 

Randolph Rd, Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Russian city of Novgorod in the 12th century. Sadko, a historical figure, travels around the world, leaving his wife, Lubava, at home in Novgorod and eventually returns a wealthy man. During his years of travel he amasses a fortune, weds the daughter of the legendary Sea-King and Queen of the Ocean. Upon his return, the city, its people and Lubava rejoice. The opera is filled with incredible melodies, dances and images of medieval Rus. Sung in Russian with English projected supertitles. In collaboration with Bel Cantanti Opera and The Four Seasons Dancers.

Cendrillon (Cinderella)

December 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

December 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

January 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Theatre of the Concord - St. Andrews United Methodist Church (5910 Goldsboro Rd. Bethesda, MD)

 

In conjunction with Only Ballet theatre and Bel Cantanti Opera in this beautiful French operetta.  Everybody's favorite story sung and danced on the music of P. Viardot and F. Chopin.  Performed in costume, fully staged.

Olney Ballet Theatre presents Mary Day's "The Nutcracker"

Performances run from December 7, 2017 to December 24, 2017

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All performances held at the Historic Stage of the Olney Theatre Center

2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832

The Nutcracker Tea

December 17, 2017

3:30 p.m.

Norbeck Country Club

Ballroom

17200 Cashell Rd, Rockville, MD

Puerto Rico Benefit Concert

Fri, December 1, 2017

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM EST

Rosborough Center Theater. Asbury Village, Gaithersburg.

409 Russell Avenue 

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

A benefit concert. A night of Opera, Dance, and Ballet for a great cause. 100% of the tickets sales from this one night only event will go to UMCOR (Unied Methodist Commitee on Relief) to be sent to the people in Puerto Rico. Bel Cantanti Opera, The Four Seasons Dancers, the Olney Ballet . Opera Favorites, Dances from Around the World, P. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.

Cendrillon (Cinderella)

Theatre of the Concord - St. Andrews United Methodist Church (5910 Goldsboro Rd. Bethesda, MD)

​In conjunction with Olney Ballet Theatre, dancers perform with the Bel Cantanti Opera in Cendrillon (Cinderella), an opera-ballet in One Act. Music by P. Viardot and F. Chopin.

Four Seasons Dancers "Dances of the World"

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

In conjunction with Olney Ballet Theatre

Strawberry Festival

Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860 (on Route 108). Performing on the Community Stage.
In conjunction with Olney Ballet Theatre, dancers performed classical and contemporary ballet, modern dance, and tap numbers at the 36th annual Strawberry Festival.

2017 Spring Concert

Good Counsel High School

17301 Old Vic Boulevard
Olney, MD 20832

Zanetto & Le Villi

Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

An evening of Italian opera.  Puccini's first opera "Le Villi" (the story of the ballet "Giselle" and Mascagni's "Zanetto (The Three Sundays of a Poet). In conjunction with Olney Ballet Theatre and joined in production with Bel Cantanti Opera .

The Medium & The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore

Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

An Evening with G. C. Menotti. Menotti's one-act opera Medium and a "madrigal fable" for chorus and dancers The Unicorn, the Gordon, and the Manticore (The Three Sundays of a Poet). Fully staged, in costume, sung in English with projected images and supertitles. In conjunction with Olney Ballet Theatre and in collaboration with Bel Cantanti Opera Company. Accompanied by BCO chamber orchestra.Accompanied by BCO chamber orchestra.

Four Seasons Dancers "Dances of the World"

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

In conjunction with Olney Ballet Theatre.

Strawberry Festival

Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860 (on Route 108). Performing on the Community Stage.
In conjunction with Olney Ballet Theatre, pieces being performed : • 2 Modern Solos, • Tap 2 in I Just Got A Letter, • The solo from Le Corsaire, which won Third place in the Boston Regional Competition of the Youth America Grand Prix in March, • Pre-Professional 1 level Jazz piece I Wanna Be a Dancing Man, • Hip Hop 2 class in The Wild Wild West, • Advanced Modern class Contraposition.

Ruslan and Ludmila

Ruslan and Lumila is a magic fairytale by Michail Glinka. First time produced in USA, sung in Russian with English super-titles, semi-staged, in costume. Accompanied by the chamber orchestra. In conjunction with Olney Ballet Theatre and in collaboration with Bel Cantanti Opera Company.

YAGP Finals

The Jack Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY
BDC dancers will be performing in the YAGP finals. The Finals of YAGP are a week-long program where more than 1,000 of the most promising young dancers receive mentoring, professional and performance opportunities and scholarships.
BDC DANCERS SCHEDULE:
• Sat. 4/23/2016 (8:30pm-10:30pm) Ensemble Group 2 Competition: "Entropy" - #839
• Sun. 4/24/2016 (10:00am-11:30am) Senior Contemporary Group 1: "Eclat" Amelia D. - #233
• Mon. 4/25/2016 (2:00pm-3:45pm) Senior Classical Group 1: "Odalisque" Amelia D. - #233

YAGP Semi-Finals

John Hancock Hall Theater, Boston, MA
In Boston, Massachusetts, at the last of 23 national and international YAGP Semi-Finals, Berrend Dance Centre dancers scored top placement in three categories: Ensembles, Classical solos and Contemporary solos.
The dancers, who range from age 13 to 18, scored Top 12 in Ensembles with an excerpt from the contemporary ballet "Entropy" choreographed by Aaron Jackson, BDC ballet instructor and former company member of The Washington Ballet. In the Contemporary Solo Category, Aaron Jackson choreographed two winning pieces, “Brio” and “Eclat”.

AWARDS RECEIVED:
• Top 12 Ensembles: “Entropy” by Aaron Jackson
Featuring dancers Salema T., Xochi A., Maya I., Carissa C., Coral D., Alexandra M., Amelia D., Julia L., Jasmine S., Kate B., Nicole P., Margaux L., Rita C., & Allison C.
• Third Place Senior Classical Women and YAGP NYC Soloist Finalist: Amelia D.
• Top 24 Senior Classical Women: Allison C.,
• Top 12 Senior Contemporary Women: Allison C. with “Brio” & Amelia D. with “Eclat”

Berrend Open House

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Meet instructors, see the studio, and sign-up for classes.

Boys Division Audition

No prior ballet training experience necessary.  The audition is to assess students' physical and mental capacity to ensure a safe learning environment.  Prospective students can wear athletic clothing for the audition.

Open Auditions for "The Nutcracker"

September 23 & 24,  2017

Auditions held at Berrend Dance Studio

3460 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Suite 210, Olney, Maryland

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