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The Creation of Maple Youth Ballet's Cinderella


  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 ballet for Maple Youth Ballet based on those thoughts. The concept of Cinderella can be traced back centuries and individual elements of the story can be found in almost every culture of the world. Told by bards and entertainers from the ancient world, the story has passed from culture to culture and age to age. With each transition it has Read more

2017 Adult Ballet Intensive


Maple Conservatory of Dance is offering a comprehensive world-class summer ballet intensive for adult dancers ages 20 and older. This intensive will cover Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, Conditioning, Repertoire, and conclude with a performance. Tuition includes welcome reception on June 25th, all classes and DVD of in studio showing. Space is Limited – Enroll Today! 949-660-9930 Date: June 25, 2017 through June 30, 2017 Read more

Yes Virginia, Another Nutcracker!


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 the dancers it contains very little; for art — exactly nothing. Even its music was rather weak. As the dance writer Anatole Chujoy pointed out later on, the Nutcracker ballet remained in the Russian repertory for over 37 years! However, even today, audiences in Russia as well as in Europe are less excited than their American counterparts about The Nutcracker. So why do Americans love this ballet? Read more

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

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  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

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