Girl Scouts Workshop

Friday, April 12, 2013
6:00 p.m.

Cost of Workshop: $20 per participant

Workshop Location: Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701
The Sleeping Beauty Performance Location: Sangamon Auditorium (April 27 & 28, 2013)

For additional information, contact Gina DeCroix Russell, SBC Ballet Mistress, at 217-544-1967.

For a registration form, click HERE (PDF file). Registration will close on Monday, April 1, 2013, or when we reach a capacity of 250 participants.

The SBC is proud to host a Girl Scouts Workshop for Daisy Girl Scouts, Brownie Girl Scouts and Junior Girl Scouts troops in the Central Illinois Council. Through an interactive movement class and by attending a live dance performance in a professional theater. Brownie Girl Scouts will earn the Brownie Dancer Badge, and Daisies Girl Scouts and Juniors Girl Scouts can earn a dance fun patch. Badges and patches can be purchased at the Trefoil Boutique.

This unique program brings the scouts into the SBC’s rehearsal studio and introduces them to variety of dance styles. Using a hands-on format, Artistic Director Julie Ratz, Ballet Mistress Gina DeCroix Russell, and current SBC dancers teach scouts the basic movement elements of ballet, modern, tap and jazz. They also discuss costuming, dancer training, performance preparation, terminology, history and the technical elements of a dance performance. The interactive workshop explores the dynamics of dance from line and design, to rhythm, musicality, emotion, story line and pantomime. Scouts also learn about appropriate audience behavior and what to expect when they attend a live performance!

Workshop participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing (skirts should be avoided) and socks or ballet shoes, if available.

The Springfield Ballet Company’s Girl Scouts Workshop is $20 per participant. This includes**: the one and a half hour workshop, supplemental educational materials and one student ticket to SBC’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty at Sangamon Auditorium (with choice of attending April 27, 2013, at 2 p.m. or April 28, 2013, at 2 p.m.) **Please note: the cost of the scout badge is not included in this fee. Badge purchases will need to be arranged by troop leaders.

And for every 10 participants, we will provide the troop leader with one complimentary ticket to the performance!

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s workshop and performance of The Sleeping Beauty!