Florida Keys Council of the Arts announces auditions for a dance scholarship
to the Burklyn Ballet summer program.
will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 6 in Key West at the Coffee Mill
Dance and Yoga Studio, 916 Pohalski Lane, Key West. Audition will
be an intermediate ballet class. Dancers planning to audition should
arrive 30 minutes early to sign in and warm up. There is a $15 audition
fee. Only Florida Keys residents are eligible. An upper keys audition
may be scheduled on request.
scholarship is for an intermediate student between the ages of 10
and college age to attend a two-week session beginning June 26, 2005.
year's winners were Devon Clarke of Marathon, Asiah Tolan of Key West
and Arielle Kellogg of Summerland Key. Devon also won matching scholarships
from Burklyn and the Marathon Community Theatre, allowing him to attend
a full month..
Ballet is in Vermont, on the campus of Johnson State College, 10 miles
north of Stowe.
scholarship covers tuition, room, board and assistance with transportation,
and is valued at over $2,000. Partial scholarships may be awarded
if more than one young dancer is eligible.
Ballet Theatre, an intensive summer dance program, will be held in
2005 from June 26 - August 7. Two, three, four and six week sessions
are available. Situated in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Burklyn
Ballet Theatre offers dancers three programs: The main program, for
professionally oriented dancers ages 12 and older; the Intermediate
Program, for 10-11 year olds; and the Edinburgh Connection, which
accepts 25 dancers who travel to and perform at Scotland's Edinburgh
Festival Fringe from August 8 - 22. In 2001, Burklyn's production
of "Cinderella and the Flower Fairies" was named by Fringe-goers
as the Best Dance and Physical Theatre offering at the Festival.
at Burklyn Ballet Theatre take three classes and rehearse daily with
internationally acclaimed master teachers including John Gardner and
Amanda McKerrow of American Ballet Theatre, David Howard, Arthur Leeth
of Boston Ballet and Louisville Ballet's Alun Jones and Helen Starr.
All dancers perform weekly in the 450-seat Dibden Center for the Arts
on the campus of Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont.
was founded in 1976 by Angela Whitehill, and affords dancers the opportunity
to learn all aspects of dance and to perform ballets in an intense
learning environment, as well as to enjoy the many experiences of
the professional dance company life.
improvement in a child who attends Burklyn is enormous in all areas
- technique, performing, and especially in instilling discipline and
dedication to an art form which further carries into every phase of
their school work and community participation, " says arts council
advisory board member and dancer Joyce Stahl.
a child who returns from Burklyn will be a leader in her dance level
here in the Florida Keys and hopefully this will be something other
talented children will want to try. One step at time, and one day
the Keys will have another art form fully blooming in the community."
The Dance Scholarship is funded by the Arts in the Afternoon luncheon
series and private donations. For more information, call Monica Haskell
at 295-4369 or Joyce Stahl at 294-2943.