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 2013 EVENTS

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


FALL BALLET "HOW TO LOOK AT DANCE"
Oct. 4-5, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6, 2013 @ 2 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$16 adults, $13 seniors/students

Professor Sharon Rogers will give a brief lecture demonstration on the history of ballet and how it had changed over the years. It will feature the Friends University Ballet dancers. The dancers will then perform two ballets from two different eras: "Les Sylphides" choreographed by Michel Fokine with music by Frederic Chopin, and a "Contemporary Ballet" choreographed by Stan K. Rogers.

"THE NUTCRACKER" - All performances are SOLD OUT
Dec. 13-14, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. 
Dec. 15, 2013 @ 2 p.m.
Dec. 20, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 21, 2013 @ 2 p.m.
Dec. 21, 2013 @ 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 2014 EVENTS

SPRING BALLET "THE GREAT PLAINS"
March 7-8, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
March 9, 2014 @ 2 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$16 adults, $13 seniors/students

Come enjoy the Friends University Ballet Department's signature ballet, "The Great Plains." Guest choreographer Nick Blaylock will join Stan K. Rogers in creating two new ballets for the Friends dancers.