Saturday, November 30th, 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 1st, 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Secrest Auditorium (Zanesville, OH)
Every Thanksgiving weekend, students from across Southeastern Ohio participate in a holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. Our annual performance of The Nutcracker provides students with the opportunity to perform in an exciting, empowering, and confidence building process. The goal of Muskingum Youth Performing Arts is to expose dance students to a pre-professional level production. Students who participate in The Nutcracker will improve their dance technique, enhance their performance experience, and boost confidence, as well as be part of a supportive community of friends and instructors. Each year, we strive to enhance our costumes, props, and set design to bring the performances to life, as well as contract a professional guest artist to provide a connection into the professional world of dance.
MOVEMENT ON MAIN RECITAL
All students at Movement on Main get the chance to shine in our production based recital! This is a unique opportunity for our students to participate in a pre-professional level show. This themed show allows each class to play a character to help continue the storyline of the show, while showcasing all that they have learned in their year of dance class!
YOUTH AMERICAN GRAND PRIX
YAGP is a prestigious international Ballet Competition. Its purpose is to provide a global network for dancers, it is also the largest ballet scholarship provider in the world. Dancers are chosen by their teachers to dance in the ensemble category when the teacher feels that they are prepared to handle the demanding choreography and intensive master classes with some of the world’s most elite Ballet and Contemporary Instructors. Soloists are chosen by the teacher when they feel that a student has sufficient technical skill to execute a demanding ballet variation. Movement on Main Ensemble groups have placed in the top 12, and soloist Grace McCutcheon received acceptance to University of North Carolina School of the Arts Ballet Summer Intensive!
Our intensive track dancers can often be seen in the local performance of Zaney Follies to help raise money for Hospice. It is our pleasure to participate in local events, especially when it helps give back to our community!
DREAM MAKER NATIONAL TALENT COMPETITION
DreamMaker National Talent Competition is a popular dance competition with highly qualified judges committed to providing dancers with an exceptional dance experience. The students have the opportunity to perform on stage and receive valuable feedback from qualified judges, and perform in front of talent scouts. This competition also provides the opportunity to be invited to the World Dance Championships in Secaucus, NJ, as well as the opportunity to win prize money. Last year, Movement on Main Ensemble students received Golden Tickets for all of their dance in addition to 5 star ratings, first place overalls, technique award winners, choreography awards, and being named regional champions!
Extreme Talent showcase is a convention style competition in which dancers are able to take master classes with professionals in dance industry and be awarded dance scholarships as well as compete and receive valuable feedback from qualified judges and perform on stage. Movement on Main Ensemble students have received platinum and extreme platinum awards, placed overall, and received performance and choreography awards!