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May 11, 2012
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A spring celebration of dance comes to Montbleu

The 18th annual spring concerts of The Academy of Dance Arts will be presented in The Montbleu Theatre located in the Montbleu Resort & Casino at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"For the last couple of years the studio has performed ballets with no themes or story lines," said Kelly O'Fallon, owner and director of The Academy of Dance Arts. "This year we decided to have not one story line, but seven."

The Ballet is entitled "Princess for a Day," and the students will be performing excerpts from such fairytales as Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas and Sleeping Beauty.

"Each fairytale is represented by its princess as well as a variety of colorful and entertaining characters weaving in and out of each storyline," O'Fallon said. "It has been such an awesome dance season because all the teachers and students have such a great time creating all these characters we can all identify with along with music that is fun and familiar."

After a brief intermission, the show will continue with the jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary and tap portion of the show entitled Divas & Dudes.

"From Justin Bieber and Rihanna to Bob Seger and Gloria Estefan, there is a little something for everyone. There is such an abundance of talent in the studio and for two nights in May, all that talent is displayed beautifully by each and every student, teacher and choreographer affiliated with The Academy of Dance Arts," O'Fallon said. "We hope you will come and join us for a fun, upbeat and entertaining evening of dance."

For information regarding tickets, contact the Montbleu ticket office at (775) 588-3515.

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The Record Courier Updated May 11, 2012 05:19PM Published May 11, 2012 05:18PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.