October 2019 Newsletter
Winter Session enrollment will open Friday, 10/11 at 10am. ALL dancers currently enrolled in Fall Session will be automatically re-enrolled in the Winter Session.

Tuition charges will be posted to accounts for Winter session and will be due by December 2nd. If you have chosen monthly billing, your first Winter Session payment will be processed automatically on December 1st.

Please be sure to let us know of your withdrawal in writing before the first day of Winter Session, which is December 2nd.
DCM will be participating in Trunk-Or-Treat held at the Boulevard at Box Hill on Saturday, October 26th from 5-7pm. There will be candy, a costume contest, and DCM will be hosting a Thriller Flash Mob! To prepare for our big surprise, there will be some changes to the DCM schedule the week of October 21st.

All dancers, parents, and friends are invited to participate in the Thriller Flash Mob! No need to sign up. Just attend one rehearsal or all of the scheduled rehearsals. (See the schedule below for rehearsal times.) Many of our DCM faculty members will be participating! We will hold a practice in our costumes at DCM at 5pm on Saturday, October 26th and then the performance will be between 6:00-6:30pm that day.
Nutcracker performances will be held in Stephens Hall Theater at Towson University on:

Saturday, December 14th at 1pm
Saturday, December 14th at 6pm
Sunday, December 15th at 1pm

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 15th! You can purchase tickets online or in person at DCM. Either way, you can pick your own seat. Ticket prices range from $22, $25, $28 for purchase before the day of the show.

Nutcracker Cast T-shirts will ONLY be available for purchase ($20 each) online this year through the below link. Deadline is 10/17!

Digital Video/DVD Orders:
DVD's of the performance will be available to purchase and order online. There is no deadline to purchase a video.

Nutcracker performers, please check the online rehearsal schedule for all rehearsal times, and contact the DCM office if you have any questions. All production week rehearsals are mandatory.
Story Time Performances:
Ballet Chesapeake will host story time with a performance of excerpts from the Nutcracker at the following locations. Please contact the library to reserve a spot!

Saturday, 11/9 Capricho's Books at 9:30am
Saturday, 11/23 Bel Air Library at 10:15am
Saturday, 11/23 Abingdon Library at 3pm

Bel Air Armory Performance:
Ballet Chesapeake will be presenting a performance at the Bel Air Armory geared towards pre-school to first grade children. This performance will feature an abridged version of the Nutcracker with narration by Ms. Diane!

Friday, December 6th
Tickets are $8 per person (child or adult) and can be purchased at https://balletchesapeake.ticketleap.com/nutcracker-preschool-outreach/
Danse Macabre presents Swansong! Swan Lake is a classic tale of love, sorcery, and betrayal. The Danse Macabre’s Swansong moves the story to the backstage world of a ballet company with a dark secret. Madame Strigoi, director of Ballet Strigoi, sold her soul in exchange for artistic and supernatural powers. Her leading dancer and her pianist hatch a plan to break Madame’s spell and escape…a plan that involves a very special production of Swan Lake.

Come see this great production that features many DCM students and includes choreography by DCM Faculty members!

NHSDA Ensemble dancers will be attending the Maryland Council for Dance Festival October 11th-13th at Goucher College. Our students will perform, take master classes, audition for scholarships, and watch a professional dance concert.
Ballet Chesapeake will be performing Swan Lake in Stephens Hall Theatre at Towson University on April 4th-5th, 2020!

Don't miss Swan Lake Auditions at DCM on Sunday, January 5th from 12:30-2:30pm.

Boys and Girls ages 6 and up are invited to audition for various roles within the ballet. Please arrive 30 minutes early for registration and come prepared to dance.


All DCM dancers are invited to perform in the June Concert which will be held in early June.

You must register to participate in the performance by filling out a costume commitment form, which will be emailed to all enrolled dancers during the first week of Winter Session and due back to us on Monday, January 6th.
The Boutique has everything you need for classes, rehearsals, and performances.

Please review the DCM dress code for this year. You can find everything that your dancer needs at the Boutique at DCM!

10/11 Winter Registration opens

10/7-10/12 Bring a Friend Week

10/11-10/13 NHSDA at MD Council for Dance Festival (Goucher College)

10/15 Nutcracker Tickets go on sale

10/31 CLOSED for Halloween

11/23 Last day of Fall Session

11/24-12/1 DCM CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break

11/25-11/26 Nutcracker Children's Cast Rehearsals

12/2 Winter Session begins

12/6 Ballet Chesapeake Nutcracker Pre-school performances at the Bel Air Armory

12/9-12/15 CLOSED for Nutcracker Tech Week

12/16 Winter Session resumes

12/23-1/5 DCM CLOSED for Winter Break

1/5 Swan Lake Auditions 12:30-2:30pm

1/6 Winter Session resumes

1/8 Spring Registration opens

1/16-1/19 BC at YAGP in Pittsburgh