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The Maple Youth Ballet performs at the 17th annual Irvine Global Village Festival


The Maple Youth Ballet performs at the 17th annual Irvine Global Village Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Orange County Great Park. This free all-day event features more than 100 performances representing cultures from around the world; international cuisine; kids' crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and an international marketplace. The Maple Youth ballet performs at 12:45 PM on the Chinese American Musical Association stage near the new balloon lawn. The Young Dancers will perform Tarantella, the Junior Company will perform Animated Garden from Le Corsaire and the Senior Company will perform excerpts from Cinderella and other works. Come out Read more

The Maple Youth Ballet Performs at Festival of Children


The Maple Youth Ballet will be performing at the Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa September 16 at 2:00 PM. Young Dancers will be performing Tarantella, and the Junior Company will perform Animated Garden from Le Corsaire.  Come out for this free performance by the Maple Youth Ballet Junior Company and the Maple Youth Ballet Young Dancers! Festival of Children September 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court 3333 Bristol St Costa Mesa, CA Read more

2018 Ultimate Nutcracker Auditions September 1


Open to the entire community! Come Join Us For Our 2018 Nutcracker Auditions Sensational dancers, award winning choreography, thrilling special effects, opulent sets and costumes and a magnificent 55′ growing Christmas tree make this production the holiday crown jewel of Southern California. Artistic Director, Charles Maple, has choreographed a splendid full-length production of E.T.A. Hoffman’s time honored classic. This is the perfect holiday fare for all ages! Check in 30 minutes before audition time   1:30 PM - Ages 7 - 13* Girls who are proficient en pointe may attend the 2:30 PM audition.   2:30PM - Ages 13+ Ladies must be prepared to dance en pointe. All dancers Read more

Priscilla Montgomery Clark visits the Maple Youth Ballet

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Maple Youth Ballet gets visit from original member of 1939 ‘Wizard of Oz’ movie cast at rehearsal

IRVINE – Members of the Maple Youth Ballet had a special guest attend their rehearsal on Sunday.

The Irvine-based pre-professional ballet company has been preparing for its spring production, a reimagining of “The Wizard of Oz,” taking place March 26.

Priscilla Montgomery Clark, a member of the cast of the original 1939 film, shared stories with the cast about her time as a child actor, according to Maple Youth Ballet Executive Director Kathy Krade.

Clark, who lives in Orange County, was 9 when she acted in the movie as a Munchkin.

Charles Maple, studio artistic director, said it was “an honor to have (Clark) participate in our rehearsal and meet our entire cast.”

She told members of the cast that while she was not nervous to be on the film set, she was frightened by the Wicked Witch of the West – until she got to know her, that is.

“Out of character, she was just the nicest person,” Clark recalled Sunday.

Maple Youth Ballet’s production, choreographed by Maple, is based on the novel by L. Frank Baum.

“It was an honor and a pleasure to have Priscilla share in our production,” Maple said. “Her spirit and love for this story are so strong, and it was wonderful for our dancers to listen to her stories and perform for her.”

Originally posted on the Orange County Register
Contact the writer: sdecrescenzo@ocregister.com


Summer Program Auditions on Feb. 14th

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Come Dance With Us In Summer 2016!

The Maple Conservatory of Dance offers two summer intensive age-specific programs for male & female intermediate & advanced-level dancers.

Both summer programs will be taught by notable guest teachers and our world-class faculty using the same curriculum and teaching methods which have established the Maple Conservatory of Dance as the premier training ground in Southern California.

* Participation in the Senior Ballet Intensive requires a commitment of at least two weeks.

Audition for Senior & Junior Intensives

Sunday February 14th, 2016

2:00pm Ages 8-12
Junior Dancers not en pointe

4:00pm Ages 11-23
Junior/Senior Dancers en pointe

Registration is 30 minutes prior to audition time.
Auditions by appointment or video will be accepted until all spaces are filled.

Download Audition Registration Form


FREE Trial Classes for Pre-Ballet

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First-Time Students Ages 3-8 can Try a Free Pre-Ballet Class

Ballet is an incredibly rewarding activity that is fun, healthy, and promotes self confidence and expression. Have you considered ballet, but are afraid of committing to a training schedule? The Maple Conservatory of Dance if offering an opportunity to try a Pre-Ballet class for FREE to discover if ballet is the right choice.

Register for your FREE Pre-Ballet Class

REGISTRATION HELP

  1. Create a New Account
  2. Select the option to Request A Trial/Drop-in Class
  3. Select 2017-2018 Fall Pre-Ballet
  4. Choose a Date and Time for your Free Trial Class

Learn more about our Elementary Division

We offer a flexible schedule based on 4 sessions of 11 weeks each per year: Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer.

No prior dance training is required to enroll in our Elementary Division

More Information


Open Auditions for The Ultimate Nutcracker

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Open To The Entire Community

Come Join Us For Our 2015 Nutcracker Auditions

Sensational dancers, award winning choreography, thrilling special effects, opulent sets and costumes and a magnificent 55′ growing Christmas tree make this production the holiday crown jewel of Southern California. Artistic Director, Charles Maple, has choreographed a splendid full-length production of E.T.A. Hoffman’s time honored classic. This is the perfect holiday fare for all ages!

Audition Times

Boys and Girls Ages 6 to 12 (Girls not on Pointe) 12 pm to 1 pm

Boys and Girls Ages 12 and up (Girls en Pointe) 1:30 pm to 3 pm

*Please arrive for Registration 30 minutes prior to your audition time.

Nutcracker 2015


2015 Maple Conservatory Master Class Series

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Maple Conservatory of Dance Master Class Series presents New York City Ballet’s Darci Kistler, Katrina Killian and Sheryl Ware. These classes are for Intermediate/Advanced Level Dancers ages 10 to 22. These Master Classes are open to the surrounding dance community. Spaces are limited, so please Register Online today! For more information please call 949-660-9930 Ext. 27.

REGISTER ONLINE

Class Dates

Darci Kistler

Monday August 10, 2015
3:15 PM – 5 PM

Advanced Level Dancers
Ages 13 to 22

Katrina Killian

Tuesday August 11, 2015
3:15 PM – 5 PM

Intermediate/Advanced Level Dancers
Ages 13 to 22

Sheryl Ware

Wednesday August 12, 2015
3:15 PM – 5 PM

Intermediate Level Dancers
Ages 10 to 12

Class Fee: $40
Payable in Advance with Registration


Not to be missed! The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

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Come to The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

A Special Event for Families & Children Ages 4-10
Sunday March 1st from 1 to 3 pm
Maple Conservatory of Dance 1824 Kaiser Ave, Irvine, CA 92614

All children ages 4-10 and their families are invited to come dressed in their best attire and have some fun at The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Our guests at the event will enjoy yummy treats, crafts, photos with Alice, The Mad Hatter and The White Rabbit plus performance excerpts from by Maple Youth Ballet’s upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland.

Tickets for The Mad Hatter’s Tea are only $20 per person.

RSVP by emailing mapleyouthballet@yahoo.com or call 949-660-9930
Space is Limited


Maple Youth Ballet Spring Gala 2015

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Special Honored Guest, Ms. Misty Copeland, Soloist with American Ballet Theatre

On Sunday, March 8, 2015, the Maple Youth Ballet will present our fourth annual Spring Gala. Hosted at the Wyndham Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Irvine, the Gala will feature a selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and raffle drawing, and a special performance by the Maple Youth Ballet dancers. We are thrilled to announce this year’s special honored guest, Ms. Misty Copeland, soloist with American Ballet Theatre. Guests will have the opportunity to meet this incredibly talented artist, and enjoy an interview conducted by her former ballet instructor, Mr. Charles Maple.

We invite community members to donate an item or experience to the Silent Auction or Raffle. Every dollar raised will help Maple Youth Ballet further its mission, and to provide scholarships to talented students who could not otherwise afford this opportunity. We anticipate over 200 guests will attend the Gala, and all donors will be recognized and celebrated. We appreciate your support and hope you will join us in helping keep the arts alive for our children and within our community.

Our Spring Gala is presented by Maple Youth Ballet, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization

Purchase Tickets

Gala Ticket Price: $75 per guest, payable by cash or check*. We also accept credit card payments via Eventbrite. Tickets may also be purchased directly at the studio or by mail.

*Paying by check or cash will avoid additional fees.

Download Spring Gala Poster

For more information please e-mail MYB2015Gala@gmail.com


Summer Program Auditions on Feb. 1st

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Come Dance With Us In Summer 2015!

The Maple Conservatory of Dance offers two summer intensive age-specific programs for male & female intermediate & advanced-level dancers.

Both summer programs will be taught by notable guest teachers and our world-class faculty using the same curriculum and teaching methods which have established the Maple Conservatory of Dance as the premier training ground in Southern California.

* Participation in the Senior Ballet Intensive requires a commitment of at least two weeks.

Audition for Senior & Junior Intensives

Sunday February 1st, 2015

2:30pm Ages 8-12
Junior Dancers not en pointe

4:30pm Ages 11-23
Junior/Senior Dancers en pointe

Registration is 30 minutes prior to audition time.
Auditions by appointment or video will be accepted until all spaces are filled.

Download Audition Application