Classical 91.5

Dance

100 years ago, the founders of The Hochstein School set out to provide meaningful opportunities for students to learn and express their creativity. The first students studied piano, violin, and music theory. Since then, Hochstein has expanded its offerings to include many different styles of music and dance.

We'll be highlighting stories from The Hochstein School's past and present throughout the year. Here's one from our colleagues from "What's Good Rochester" - Hochstein dance instructor Kyle Steins shares what dance means to him. 

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8/5        Trip the Light Fandango This week, we sample a variety of the most Spanish of Spanish songs and dances; the Fandango, as seen through classical interpretations by Antonio Soler, Granados, Boccherini, and yes, even Mozart.

via New York State Ballet

The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty...Dracula? There's someone you might not expect to find on stage in a classical ballet.

New York State Ballet is performing Dracula this weekend at RIT. Capturing the spirit of this classic horror tale in ballet took some creative thinking about the characters, as choreographer Rob Royce explained, along with sharing the story of his artistic journey and what has brought him to Rochester.  

  

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Program # 1725

6/17      Goin’ to the Dance with You  What going to a dance meant: the romance, the anticipation and excitement, the sexual heat.


Shall We Dance, 2/18/17

Feb 21, 2017
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For many Broadway attendees, dance is vital to excellent musical theatre. Some think it’s a major drawing card. It lifts the spirits like nothing else and the whole musical theatre experience is not the same without it. Entertaining dance gets us out of our seats or tapping along, wishing we were dancers ourselves. Dance Breathes life into musical theatre. Join host Robert Hammond as features songs from musicals that are filled with big dance numbers, including “Shall We Dance,” “Dance at the Gym," and “Times Square Ballet.”

For many Broadway attendees, dance is vital to excellent musical theatre. Some think it’s a major drawing card. It lifts the spirits like nothing else and the whole musical theatre experience is not the same without it. Entertaining dance gets us out of our seats or tapping along, wishing we were dancers ourselves. Dance Breathes life into musical theatre.