October Newsletter

Amber Vasquez

October newsletter


Account software update

Hello parents, just want to give you an update on where we stand with our studio software. As you know we have had many challenges and have been working tirelessly to rectify the recent changes we made in our software. I have created a new database that helps tracking payments and we are working on transferring all data back into a different software program. If you have any inconsistencies In your billing please let us know and we will work to rectify it. Thank you for your patience and understanding!



A.P.arts produces to annual performances each year call. This is an exciting chance for all of our students to perform and present the work they have done over the semester.


  • Winter showcase: “Charlie Brown Christmas

In order to participate in our winter showcase, dancers must be registered for classes October through December. Each class will learn one dance to perform in the show, dances will be taught in their regular class time. There is no registration fee, recital fee or costume fee for this performance. Students will be costumed from studio stock costumes and will not be allowed to keep their costumes.


We will have 3 winter showcase performances.:

-Friday, December 13th 10:00 AM “school show” these classes are invited to perform for the Eno school kids. It is not required but highly encouraged. Please notify your teacher right away if you will not be able to perform during the morning. Students will be supplied with a letter and information packet To give their schools so that they may miss the morning.

-Friday, December 13 5:30 PM “Cast A”. This means they will only dance in the first show. 

-Saturday, December 14 2:30 PM “Cast B” meaning they will only dance in the second show 

-And, some classes will be cast in both shows


  • Spring Recital: “The Elvin queen”

To participate in our spring recital dancers must be registered for classes February through June. 

Each class will learn one dance to perform in the show, at the Taos Community Auditorium and all classes will learn the dance within regular class time main characters will have private lessons. 


-Registration fee $15.00 Usually paid at the beginning of the year

-Recital fee $35 for students who are using stock costumes. Recital fees are due by December 1

-Costume fees: Costume fees can range from $40-$60 depending on the costume. Costume fees are due by December 1. Costumes will be ordered by January 15. 

-Professional recital photos Will be provided  by Zoe Zimmerman

-professional recital videos will be provided by Gypsie Frank. 

-Show T-shirts will be available at a discounted price to participating students. 


October master class with Molly Rose

Molly Rose is back! And we are so pleased to host her here at A. P. Arts 

Dancers intermediate and advanced level are invited to push their technique under Molly’s guiding hands. 


Saturday, October 19th 11:30-1:00. 

This Master class is free to all company members, 

$15 for all other dancers. 


Molly Rose is a somatic movement educator, professional dancer, choreographer, and facilitator of classical and contemporary pedagogy. She has worked professionally for over 36 years throughout the United States, dancing works including the repertoire of Balanchine, Arthur Mitchell, Petipa, Fokine, Agnes DeMille, Lew Christenson, Fleming Flindt, Bournonville, James Clouser, Brenda Way, Alonzo King, Mark Morris, Maria Benitez, Anna Halprin, Soto Hoffman to name only a few. Her roles in over 40 Operas, her innovative work in new contemporary west coast works set a well known artistic dimensionality to her performance career, for which she is intimately recognized. She is the artistic director of "Happenstance", an international dance and poetry collective of social change. Her performance career included over 12 seasons collectively with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, artists of Royal Ballet, Ballet Dallas, Dallas Ballet, 14 seasons with Santa Fe Opera, as well Tulsa Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Lilliana Reznik Still K45, Alonzo King Lines, rep with ODC, Labayan SF, Anna Halprin, and Sotomotion. She has been on faculty for over 28 years collectively, teaching all levels and styles of classical pedagogy, with Dallas Conservatory of Ballet, Marin Ballet, Santa Fe Aspen Ballet, Santa Fe Opera, Moving People Dance Theatre, United World College, University of Art and Design to name a few. As a Pilates Instructor, acting and dramatic coach, and somatic educator, she has trained principal artists of San Francisco Ballet, Screen Writer's Guild, dance faculty of Mills College, as well as somatic psychology faculty at Tamalpa Institute, Southwestern College, Stanford and USF.


Her choreographic work has appeared at The Met, on "60 minutes", PBS, Herbst Theatre, SfMOMA, as well in theatres, parks, hospitals, museums, and galleries throughout the western United States


Ninth annual nutcracker trip

Embrace the holiday spirit and revel in the magic of Festival Ballet's

The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment. 

The production showcases New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace and family appeal of its origins.  A live orchestra performs under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, former music director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and an internationally renowned conductor and violinist who was a 2012 Latin Grammy nominee.

Saturday, Dec 21 2:00 PM

National Hispanic Cultural Center

includes a meet and greet with the cast and a backstage tour after the show!

$29.00 Group Rate


Costume week at A.P.arts

The week of October 26th-31st

All Childrens Ballet Students are welcome to wear their costumes to ballet class.

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