Charles’ Blog

The Creation of Maple Youth Ballet’s Cinderella

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Charles’ Cinderella Blog

Before I began to choreograph Cinderella, I looked at tradition and non-traditional versions of the ballet and noted the elements I enjoyed and those that I found to be missing. I then pieced together a synopsis of the

Yes Virginia, Another Nutcracker!

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Original Production of the Nutcracker in 1892

Nutcracker was not a rip-roaring success at its premiere in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892. The art critic Konstantin Skalkovsky wrote in 1899, “Generally speaking, The Nutcracker was staged mainly for children; for

New Hip-Hop, Classic Jazz and Adult Ballet Classes at Maple

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What an amazing fall we have already had in the conservatory. There is a great energy in all of our conservatory classes and in the expansion of our open class program here at the Maple Conservatory of Dance. For

Maple Adult Students Share Why They Love to Dance

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Our Adult Open Class Students & Their Personal Stories

Chris de la Torre
Dancin’ in Heaven
As a child I always wanted to be a ballerina, like many other little girls. But it was more expensive than gymnastics so that’s where I ended

Charles Maple featured in Riviera Magazine

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When it comes to the arts, wielding true power goes beyond money and moxie. It means forging ahead while others doubt and stepping in when you’re most needed. Meet the Orange County players who are doing just that, and putting