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Spring concert features new ballets

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The Academy of Dance Arts, under the direction of professional dancer and choreographer Kelly O’Fallon, will present its 12th annual Spring Concert at 6 p.m. June 6 and 7 at the MontBleu Theater located in the MontBleu Resort Casino (formerly Caesars Tahoe).

“For the last couple of years we have been redoing some of the favorite dances that had been performed in both the Gardnerville and Tahoe locations of The Academy of Dance Arts,” O’Fallon said. “This year we are thrilled to unveil two brand new ballets that we created and choreographed specifically for our students.”

One, “A Rainforest Odyssey,” explores life in the rainforest and introduces the audience to all the creatures and features that call the lush forest their home. The second ballet, titled “Jewels,” is simply beautiful music with gorgeous costumes and elegant dancers.

The second half of the show, which is the jazz and tap portion, totally changes gears. We have put together an eclectic array of songs that run the gamut from bubble gum pop to ballads, to rap and Broadway hoofin’.

But they all have one thing in common. All the songs contain the word ‘Dance.’ Hence the theme, ‘Dance is the Key,'” said O’ Fallon.

“There is such an abundance of talent in the studio, and for two nights in June all that talent is displayed beautifully by each and every student affiliated with The Academy of Dance Arts,” O’Fallon said.

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