Ballet

The Friends University Ballet Department is ready to serve you as you prepare for your college career. You'll see that we provide a showcase of artistic excellence, and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to share our enthusiasm, energy and artistry with you!

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The Friends University Ballet program has established itself as a regional leader and outstanding program of excellence. Under the direction of Stan K. Rogers, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet is one of only a handful in the nation. Come and enjoy the traditions of our Fall and Spring Ballets and our annual production of "The Nutcracker."

FALL 2014 EVENTS

NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS
Sept. 12, 2014, 5-7 p.m. -
Experienced dancers, ages 15 and older
Sept. 13, 2014, 11-Noon - Boys (party scene, no training required)
Sept. 13, 2014, Noon-1 p.m. - Girls, ages 6-8 (training required)
Sept. 13, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. - Girls, ages 9-14 (training required)
Sept. 13, 2014, 2:30-5 p.m. - Adults
Sept. 13, 2014, 5-6 p.m. - Experienced dancers, ages 15 and older
Riney Fine Arts Center, Rooms E16 and D8


FALL BALLET
Oct. 17-18, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 19, 2014 @ 2 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$16 adults, $13 seniors/students

Guest choreographers James Wallace from Boulder, Colorado, and Dominic Walsh from Houston, Texas, along with director Stan K. Rogers, will put together a new ballet for our dancers.

"THE NUTCRACKER"
Dec. 12-13, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. 
Dec. 14, 2014 @ 2 p.m.
Dec. 19, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 20, 2014 @ 2 p.m.
Dec. 20, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$20 adults, $15 seniors/students

Friends University and Wichita Ballet Theatre present the full-length holiday favorite "The Nutcracker," featuring local dancers and ballet majors at Friends University. Guest artists will be featured from the New York City Ballet. "The Nutcracker" is sponsored by the Fred & Mary Koch Foundation.

SPRING 2015 EVENTS

SPRING BALLET "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM"
March 6-7, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
March 8, 2015 @ 2 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$16 adults, $13 seniors/students

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is a lavish ballet based on the classic comedy by William Shakespeare with music by Felix Mendelssohn.