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The Conservatory of Dance School is performance based. There are four performance periods each year. The Conservatory of Dance performs regularly at the Saint Mary's O'Laughlin Auditorium and South Bend Civic Theater in collaboration with Conservatory of Dance Company. Additional Company performances are given in other venues such as Century Center, Clay High School, Art Beat, Mishawaka Summer Fest, various retirement assisted living centers, and several elementary schools within the South Bend School Corporation. The heavy performance schedule means that rehearsals are a part of the School timetable from the first day of the year to the last.

Conservatory of Dance & Ballet Chicago present
Spring Swing

Conservatory of Dance is pleased to present Ballet Chicago in Spring Swing at the Lerner Theater on March 16, 2013 at 7:30pm. The program, a mix of classical ballet and contemporary dance will include Dan Duell’s River Suite, Metamorphosis, by local choreographer and Conservatory teacher, Dawn Deahl, and George Balanchine’s stunning masterpiece, Serenade. The program will also feature a premier work by Ted Seymour, Chicago-based choreographer and dancer with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

  • When:

    Saturday, March 16thth at 7:30 pm

  • Where:

    Lerner Theater, Elkhart, IN

  • Price:

    $10 for children, $15 for seniors, $20 for adults

  • For Tickets:

    Visit the Lerner Box Office at thelerner.com


Fairy Tale Fantasy

In our annual children's showcase, young dancers perform scenes from classic fairy tales.

  • When:

    January 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm

  • Where:

    Bethel College

  • Price:

    $8 for children and seniors, $10 for adults

  • For Tickets:

    Please call (574) 273-888

Excerpts from Cinderella and Repertory

Conservatory of Dance presents Excerpts from Cinderella and Repertory. Cinderella a well loved fairy tale, and classic ballet with the beautiful Cinderella, the Ugly Stepsisters, The Fairy God Mother, and the four season fairies. The repertory program features the talents of our strongest dancers.

  • When:

    Friday May 9, 2014 at 7:00pm

  • Where:

    Bethel College Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center Auditorium

  • Price:

    $13.00 for children students, and seniors, $20.00 for adults (Discounts for Advance Sales)

  • For Tickets:

    Please call (574) 273-8888

Excerpts from Cinderella and Student Concert

Conservatory of Dance presents Excerpts from Cinderella and Repertory. Cinderella a well loved fairy tale, and classic ballet with the beautiful Cinderella, the Ugly Stepsisters, The Fairy God Mother, and the four season fairies. The repertory program features the talents of our strongest dancers.

  • When:

    Saturday May 10, 2014 at 1:00pm and 4:30pm

  • Where:

    Bethel College Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center Auditorium

  • Price:

    $13.00 for children students, and seniors, $20 for adults (Discounts For Advance Sales)

  • For Tickets:

    Please call (574) 273-8888

Contemporary Nutcracker
A Fairy Tale For the Modern World

The Conservatory of Dance is thrilled to once again present the Contemporary Nutcracker in the breathtaking Lerner Theater. What images come to mind when you think of the Nutcracker? Swaying ball gowns that glide at the foot of a decked-out evergreen? Heaps of brightly wrapped boxes with shimmering bows? A girl traveling through a magic world of sweets and a handsome prince to accompany her? The Conservatory of Dance invites you to view this classic Christmas tale from a unique perspective. Imagine a different picture—one that we face every day: busy streets bustling with shoppers talking on their cell phones, joggers hurrying from one place to the next, and, in the midst of the chaos, a girl left homeless and destitute on the bitter winter streets. She cries out for compassion and love but is met with indifferent, wintry glares. This is the opening of The Contemporary Nutcracker as choreographed by Gregory Hancock; the story follows Klara in her magical pursuit of a family and, in doing so, helps to show the true meaning of Christmas. The holiday season is not only about the shopping, or the food, or the gifts—it is about loving our neighbors (even those who seem far from us) and realizing that every human on this earth makes up a piece of a puzzle that works towards a whole. The Contemporary Nutcracker is about unity and love both within families and around the world. Be a part of this incredible adventure at the Lerner Theater in Elkhart. Tickets may be purchased through thelerner.com or at the Lerner box office. This emotional experience will influence you to love your neighbors and to understand the true meaning of the holidays because, in the end, “only kindness matters”.

Performance duration is anticipated at 105 minutes.

  • When:

    Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm

  • Where:

    Lerner Theater, Elkhart, IN

  • Price:

    $10 for children, $20 for adults

  • For Tickets:

    Visit the Lerner Box Office at thelerner.com



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