Dancing Stars Of St Johns County

The St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts presented “Dancing Stars of St. Johns County,” a lively competition along the lines of  the popular TV show, “Dancing with the Stars,” and featuring entrants from St. Johns County. The event took place on the stage of the Lewis Auditorium on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Local celebrities teamed up with professional dance instructors and competed in front of a panel of judges for two awards: People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice.

The fundraiser benefits the community programs of the St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts, whose mission is to give the community the gift of music through private vocal and instrumental lessons, ensembles, summer outreach camps, private scholarships, and more. Sponsors of the event include Arthur Murray Dance Centers and Murray Automotive Group.

Salsa at the Galimore Center

Luis and Marta Caballero are bringing salsa to St Augustine. It is very affordable and their teaching technique is easy and stressful free. Marta also brings a display of lovely shoes for those salsa dancers that feel they need the best tools for the art of salsa. They are presently conducting beginners classes and hoping to start an intermediate class soon.

Dance Kaleidoscope at Romanza Festivale

Dance came to Lewis Auditorium during the Romanza Festivale 2019.

St Augustine Ballet “The Nutcracker”

The St. Augustine Ballet performs The Nutcracker every holiday season at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium. This year, there were four performances over two days: at 1:30 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 22 and 23, 2018.

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is a traditional thing to do during the holidays, and one of the most loved Christmas stories, based on E.T. A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The St. Augustine Ballet production was directed by Artistic Director Luis Abella.

St Augustine International Dance Festival 2018

St Augustine Ballet hosted the International Dance Festival featuring ballet, contemporary and modern dance master classes and a performance for the public with International Professional and Pre-Professional Dancers at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 29 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine.

“Dancing Stars of St. Johns County,” 2018 Was Just Amazing

The St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts presented “Dancing Stars of St. Johns County,” a lively competition along the lines of  the popular TV show, “Dancing with the Stars,” and featuring entrants from St. Johns County. The event took place on the stage of the Lewis Auditorium on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Local celebrities teamed up with professional dance instructors and competed in front of a panel of judges for two awards: People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice.

Participants in this year’s Dancing Stars of St Johns County included Julie Basham, Jonathan Birbal, Kalee Howell, Brian Kurz, Madeline Rivera, Natalie Swift, Noelani Taylor, and Tina Verduzco.

The fundraiser was to  benefit the community programs of the St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts, whose mission is to give the community the gift of music through private vocal and instrumental lessons, ensembles, summer outreach camps, private scholarships, and more. Sponsors of the event included Arthur Murray Dance Centers and Murray Automotive Group.

St Augustine Ballet presents “Alice in Wonderland”

The St. Augustine Ballet presented the final year’s run of Alice in Wonderland on May 12-13, 2018. The Saturday performance began at 7 p.m. at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium. Starting time for the Sunday performance was 2 p.m. According to the Ballet’s assistant director, Emily Masson, this year’s cast was nearly a third larger than last year’s cast. She said an increased number of younger kids auditioned this year, possibly after having their interest piqued after attending last year’s performances.

Eléa Woodward was cast as Alice. Woodward was supported by a superb ensemble of both new and familiar faces.

FL Chamber Music Project Plans Tango Masquerade Gala

The primary purpose of the Florida Chamber Music Project is to foster and encourage the presentation of classical chamber music; to present and sponsor presentation of classical chamber music by highly qualified professional musicians; to increase awareness of classical chamber music in the State of Florida in general and in North Florida in particular and to provide educational institutions with opportunities to educate students of all kinds concerning the nature and value of classical chamber music and its performance. On June 9th it will have a Tango Masquerade Gala at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Obtain tickets website http://flchambermusic.org/

Romanza Festivale’s Kaleidoscope of Dance 2018

The Romanza Festivale presented an eclectic sampling of the art of dance with “The Kaleidoscope of Dance” on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Lewis Auditorium. A wide variety of dance styles were featured in this program, all reflecting dance as practiced in the St. Augustine region. Ranging from tap to ballet and ballroom dancing and much more, the variety of styles reflect the role of dance in St. Augustine’s history, while showcasing the outstanding talent of professional and amateur dancers of the area.

“Dancing Stars of St Johns County” is Coming Your Way

“Dancing Stars of St. Johns County” had there meet and greet at Arthur Murray Dance Center in St Augustine on April 19th where all the dancers, sponsors and instructors all met. The “Dancing Stars of St Johns County” event is coming July 7th 2018 at the Flagler’s Lewis Auditorium 7pm. Do not miss it! Get your tickets at www.Dancingstarsofsjc.com

Dancing Stars of St. Johns County is an annual fundraiser benefiting the nonprofit organization, St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts, Inc. (SACSPA). Proceeds from this event will assist the organization with programs that enrich the lives of families and children within the community. The event includes a competition among the Dancing Stars of St. Johns County. Similar to the popular television show, local celebrities will pair up with professional dance instructors from Arthur Murray Dance Centers and perform in front of a panel of judges. Dancers will compete for two awards: People’s Choice Award, based on sponsorships, donations, ticket sales, and votes by the community, and Judge’s Choice Award, based on the celebrity dance performances the night of the event. Following the competition attendees will enjoy a Pro Show with championship dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Centers.