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Indiana Ballet Theatre brings French flair to Bastille Day celebration

Indiana Ballet Theatre brings French flair to Bastille Day celebration

Members of the Indiana Ballet Theatre perform Sunday afternoon at the Bastille Days Family Festival at the St. Elijah Serbian-American Hall in Merillville.

August 17, 2014 5:31 pm
Indiana Ballet Theatre brings French flair to Bastille Day celebration

Indiana Ballet Theatre brings French flair to Bastille Day celebration

Gabe and Lyndsay Hartman dance Sunday as the Indiana Ballet Theatre performed at the Bastille Days Family Festival.

August 17, 2014 5:31 pm
Lessons of dedication, hard work through dance

Lessons of dedication, hard work through dance

MERRILLVILLE | Dancing for four to nine hours a day over two weeks requires dedication and stamina.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chesterton teen competes in Olympics of ballet

Chesterton teen competes in Olympics of ballet

CHESTERTON | Every four years, ballet dancers from around the world chase across a stage in Jackson, Miss., for the USA International Ballet Competition.

June 10, 2014 10:57 am
Young ballerina aims for the heights in dance world

Young ballerina aims for the heights in dance world

Connor Hamilton’s dedication to her art has garnered her an impressive dance resume at 11.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am

Register for summer ballet classes in Merrillville or DeMotte

Registration for summer classes at Indiana Ballet Theatre will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Merrillville studio, 8888 Louisiana St.,  and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the DeMotte studio, 202 Fifth Ave. N.E.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am
New owner has big plans for Lansing Cinema 8

New owner has big plans for Lansing Cinema 8

LANSING | A new owner has reached an agreement to buy the Lansing Cinema 8 multiplex, and plans to transform it from a movie theater to a destination that regularly shows live sports, opera and other special events.

April 08, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Audition for "Peter Pan" Sunday

Audition for "Peter Pan" Sunday

SCHERERVILLE | Indiana Youth Ballet will hold auditions for the ballet "Peter Pan" this Sunday at the St. John Township Community Center, 1515 W. U.S. 30.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
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September 26, 2013 2:37 pm
How to prepare kids to see their first 'Nutcracker'

How to prepare kids to see their first 'Nutcracker'

Many moments in "The Nutcracker" are potentially confusing and sometimes even upsetting to young children.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Peoria Ballet creates own costumes

Peoria Ballet creates own costumes

PEORIA, Ill. | Each year during "The Nutcracker," dancers from the Peoria Ballet perform seemingly impossible feats on the tips of their toes to romantic music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

December 09, 2012 6:00 am Photos

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Peoria Ballet creates own costumes

Peoria Ballet creates own costumes

Heather McCarthy helps her 17-year-old daughter, Mary, with the final fitting of her costume during a recent rehearsal at the Peoria Ballet studio in Peoria, Ill. Mary is dancing the role of lead bonbon for the group's performance of "The Nutcracker." Mary made the costume for herself, and h…

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
Peoria Ballet creates own costumes

Peoria Ballet creates own costumes

Dancers Catherine McCarthy, 15, left, and her sister, Mary McCarthy, 17, led a team of volunteers to make much-needed new costumes for the Peoria Ballet. On the rack at left are some of the 26 costumes they made for the snowflake scene in "The Nutcracker." 

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Kurt Jooss anti-war ballet 'The Green Table' presented for 80th anniversary by Chicago Joffrey

OFFBEAT: Kurt Jooss anti-war ballet 'The Green Table' presented for 80th anniversary by Chicago Joffrey

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September 15, 2012 12:00 am
North suburban teen aims to dance globally

North suburban teen aims to dance globally

Arthur Stashak, 17, of Des Plaines, Ill., is seen April 9 at a dance studio in Arlington Heights, Ill. Stashak is a senior attending Canada's National Ballet School, one of the world's foremost training institutions. He accepted a full scholarship to attend the school after performing three …

May 24, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago-area teen aims to dance globally

Chicago-area teen aims to dance globally

DES PLAINES, Ill. | If life falls into place for Arthur Stashak, a year from now he'll be gazing out at one of Hamburg's historic canals, taking a quick breather between his pas de deux and variations classes.

May 23, 2012 7:15 pm
Workers raise the rafters on proposed cultural arts center in C.P.

Workers raise the rafters on proposed cultural arts center in C.P.

Nicole Schmied, development director for the Indiana Ballet Theatre, walks outside the former Lake County Nurses' Home on Friday in Crown Point. A new roof is being installed on the building, which is line to become a cultural arts center. The hope is to have a new roof in place by the end o…

April 30, 2012 12:20 pm
Local youth learning ballet, tap at Pruzin Community Center

Local youth learning ballet, tap at Pruzin Community Center

Julie Newman from the Indiana Ballet Theater leads Genasis Ortiz, 8, and Marley Anderson, 4, as they learn ballet and tap dancing Saturday at the Pruzin Community Center in Merrillville.

February 04, 2012 7:30 pm
Local youth learning ballet, tap at Pruzin Community Center

Local youth learning ballet, tap at Pruzin Community Center

Julie Newman from the Indiana Ballet Theater leads Genasis Ortiz, 8, and Marley Anderson, 4, in stretching exercises as they learn ballet and tap dancing Saturday at the Pruzin Community Center in Merrillville.

February 04, 2012 7:30 pm
Local youth learning ballet, tap at Pruzin Community Center

Local youth learning ballet, tap at Pruzin Community Center

Julie Newman from the Indiana Ballet Theater leads Genasis Ortiz, 8, and Marley Anderson, 4, as they learn ballet and tap dancing Saturday at the Pruzin Community Center in Merrillville.

February 04, 2012 7:30 pm
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