Welcome to
Pioneer Valley Ballet

Technique & Determination.

Pioneer Valley Ballet's training program uses a unique Listen, Think, & Move philosophy to create determined, strong, and supple dancers who possess poise, confidence, and self-respect.

 

Artistry.

Under the direction of Maryanne Kodzis and Thomas Vacanti, dancers learn both contemporary and classical choreography throughout the year in classes and on-stage.

 

Community.

PVB Dancers join professionals and community members on-stage every season to perform in opulent classic ballets, including our regionally known production of The Nutcracker.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Golf Tournament Fundraiser is June 8

Second Annual Golf Tournament

A Fundraiser to support the mission-based programs of Pioneer Valley Ballet




June 8

Tekoa Country Club

Online registration available below.  If you prefer a paper registration, you can download a registration form, and send to PVB, 116 Pleasant St, Ste 155, Easthampton, MA 01027

Second Annual Golf Tournament
to support the mission-based programs of Pioneer Valley Ballet
Four Person Team Scramble
Donald Ross/Geoffrey Cornish Designed 18 Hole Course
Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin, and Longest Drive prizes
Raffles
Dinner Included
PLUS! PVB Polo Shirts available for pre-order during registration!

Mother's Day Brunch is May 11

Mother's Day Brunch May 11 at Look Park Garden House


A very special floral fundraiser to benefit Pioneer Valley Ballet's many educational and outreach programs.Guests will enjoy a gourmet buffet brunch in the beautiful Look Park Garden House acompanied by a performance by PVB dancers. Guests can add that special touch by having a bouquet delivered right to mom during the brunch!

Seating is limited to make your reservation early.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

VIP Dress Rehearsal of "Beauty and the Beast"

Our Final Dress Rehearsal of Beauty and the Beast is proceeded by a special VIP event just for major donors, sponsors, and community supporters.  Board members (some in full costume!), Staff, and Directors mingle before the show along with fellow ballet supporters.

VIP Dress Rehearsal is the evening of  Friday, March 28, 2014.

To become a Major Program Advertiser or Season Sponsor, or to request an invitation email SerahRose Roth or call 413-527-6363.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Beauty and the Beast on March 29 & 30


March 29 & 30, 2014
Saturday & Sunday at 1pm and 4:30pm


TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT THE STUDIO


 

BOX OFFICE

PVB Studio Box Office located at our studio, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton
February 12, 15, 26
March 1, 5, 8
Saturdays, 10am-4pm
Wednesdays, 4pm-6:30pm
**Phone sales can only be accommodated when there is not a line at the studio. You are encouraged to purchase your tickets in person only.

Academy of Music Theatre Box Office
274 Main Street, Northampton or call 413-584-9032 x105
Tuesday - Friday, 3-6pm, March 11 - March 30

Online Box Office
Online Box Office opens March 9.

Discounts
Senior and Student discounts available for in-person sales only.
Seniors: $5 discount/ticket.  Two ticket limit.
Students: RUSH tickets (high school & college with ID) will be available at the theater 30-minutes before each show. Tickets are $15 and restricted to the upper balcony.
Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount.  Please make your group reservations by emailing SerahRose.

Additional Information
All seats are reserved seating.
Tickets are nonrefundable.  No ticket exchanges.
Every ticket is subject to a $1 Service Fee and $1 Box Office Fee.
Additional box office and online sales fees may apply.
No elevator service is available at the theater for loge and upper balcony seats.
The Academy of Music Theatre is wheel chair accessible. Please call to inquire about accessible seating.  413-584-9032 x105

Save the Date: PVB Fundraisers

Two ways to support PVB's unique programming this spring.

May 11

Mother's Day Brunch

Look Park Garden House in Northampton
Featuring a performance by PVB Dancers

June 8

2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Tekoa Country Club in Westfield

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Auditions for Beauty & the Beast


AUDITIONS


Auditions for Beauty & the Beast are being held on Saturday, January, 4, 2014. Children aged 4.5 – 12 are invited to audition and play a roleNo dance experience necessary.  Advanced dancers (12+ years old and en pointe) should contact the studio for audition information.


A moving ballet based on the fairy tale by the Brothers’ Grimm, Beauty & The Beast follows the story of a young woman who discovers the true meaning of love in an unexpected place. Full of whimsy and magic, the original choreography is created by Pioneer Valley Ballet’s Artistic Directors, Maryanne Kodzis and Thomas Vacanti.

WHEN  

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Boys & Girls ages 4.5-7
10:30 am Registration
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Auditions

Boys & Girls ages 8-12
(not on pointe)
12:30 pm Registration
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Auditions

WHERE  

PVB Studio, 116 Pleasant Ste, Ste 155, Easthampton, MA 01027

CASTING 

Children who are at least 4.5 by the day of the audition will receive their role the day of the audition.  We cast children based on their experience, age, and aptitude during the audition.  We set children up for success by casting them in roles that are developmentally appropriate for their age, creating a positive audition, rehearsal, and performance environment, and supporting their love of dance.

REGISTRATION

We encourage you to register your child in advance although it is not required.
Registration forms are available online and in PVB's studio.

FEES

Non-refundable $25 registration fee and $20 costume fee per child.

FAQs

My child missed the audition.  Can she or he still participate?
We may still have a few roles available.  Please contact Noelle to discuss opportunities for you child.
My child has no dance experience.  Can she or he still participate?
Yes.  Every child can participate.  We have developmentally and age appropriate roles for all skill levels.
What roles do the children play?
Roles vary depending on the performance but here are a few examples: reindeer and candy canes (The Nutcracker), pearls and sea horses (The Little Mermaid).
What is the rehearsal schedule?
Most dancers rehearse on Saturdays for 45-60 minutes, depending upon the role.  Some groups of dancers rehearse for a little longer, and occasionally on a week night.  Our advanced dancers (on pointe) rehearse all day Saturday in addition to Friday evenings.  During the final week of rehearsals, all dancers attend a mandatory orientation at the Academy of Music and most dancers also participate in one or more dress rehearsals on a week night.  Specific rehearsal schedules will be handed out at the auditions.
How do I get tickets to the performance?
Tickets will be available for purchase in the studio before being sold online and at the Academy of Music. We do not offer complimentary tickets to our community dancers.
How much does it cost to participate?
Registration Fee, $25
Costume Fee, $20
Children will need to provide their own leotards, tights, and ballet slippers to be worn under their costumes for dress rehearsals and performances.  Specific color requirements will be made available shortly after rehearsals begin.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, please call or email our Executive Director to discuss special arrangements for your child.
What happens on the day of auditions?
After registration, your child will be given an audition number to pin to his or her shirt or leotard.  You will all be asked to wait in line, in order of your number for your turn to audition.  Children are brought into the audition hall in groups where they are led through basic dance stretches, are measured for their costumes, and learn choreography to perform.  They audition for Artistic Directors Maryanne Kodzis and Thomas Vacanti.  While your child is auditioning, parents attend a mandatory orientation where they review important information about participating in the performance.
What should my child wear to the auditions and rehearsals?
Wear comfortable clothes he or she can move in.  Tights and leotard are not required, but many dancers prefer to wear them.  Ballet slippers are recommended but not required during studio rehearsals.  If your child does not yet own ballet slippers, we suggest waiting until you know the color required for their costume before purchasing.  Children without ballet slippers should wear socks for rehearsal. No bare feet.
Do we get to keep the costumes?
Pioneer Valley Ballet has an extensive collection of costumes that we use every year for our productions. Your costume fee helps off-set the cost of upkeep, cleaning, alterations, and replacements.  Dancers do not keep their costumes.

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Nutcracker


December 13 - 15, 2013
Friday at 4pm and 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday at 1pm and 4:30pm




**SPECIAL 35th Anniversary Celebration following the 4:30pm show on 12/14/13.  
Limited tickets available.

BOX OFFICE

PVB Studio Box Office located at our studio, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton
Oct 27 through November 17
Saturdays, 10am-3pm
Wednesdays & Fridays, 4pm-7pm
**Phone sales can only be accommodated when there is not a line at the studio. You are encouraged to purchase your tickets in person only.

Academy of Music Theatre Box Office
274 Main Street, Northampton or call 413-584-9032 x105
Tuesday - Friday, 3-6pm, November 6 - December 15

Online Box Office
Online Box Office opens November 3.

Discounts
Senior and Student discounts available for in-person sales only.
Seniors: $5 discount/ticket.
Students: RUSH tickets (high school & college with ID) will be available at the theater 30-minutes before each show. Tickets are $15 and restricted to the upper balcony.

Additional Information
All seats are reserved seating.
Tickets are nonrefundable.  No ticket exchanges.
Box office and online sales fees may apply.
No elevator service is available at the theater for loge and upper balcony seats.
The Academy of Music Theatre is wheel chair accessible. Please call to inquire about accessible seating.