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Ballet Quad Cities Show At Davenport’s Adler Theater Rescheduled For May 29

May 18th, 2021
Ballet Quad Cities Show At Davenport's Adler Theater Rescheduled For May 29

The Ballet Quad Cities performance scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Adler Theatre has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 29, 2021. For ticket inquiries, please call 563-326-8522. Ballet Quad Cities and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s Trio will co-headline a performance at the Adler Theatre on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Special guest is Aaron Fullan, an actor, composer and social media influencer from Clinton, Iowa. Ballet Quad Cities will feature audience favorites such as, the fun baseball themed “Players,” the jazzy and sophisticated “Sugar Rum Fairy,” the sunny... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Presenting New Works Online

June 30th, 2020
Ballet Quad Cities Presenting New Works Online

While Ballet Quad Cities isn’t on the stage right now, they are creating new choreography and partnering with other organizations to present the award winning program “Dance Me a Story; Exploring Literature through Ballet” virtually. They’re also excited to share a couple of projects they’ve been working on! Recently, Emily Kate Long joined The Davenport Public Library to present excerpts from Vampirina Ballerina as part of their virtual visit from illustrator, LeUyen Pham. This interactive program is fun for people of all ages. “Zoom” is Courtney Lyon’s... Read More

What’s The Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

May 6th, 2020
What's The Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

Even in the age of covid, when there’s plenty of depressing stuff going around, there’s a lot of good news in the Quad-Cities! And every month, as usual, I put together a collection of some of the awesome things happening in and around town, and share them with you here and on KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” airing at 3 p.m. weekdays! So, tune in to PSL, and read on here on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and good news, QuadCities.com! Beck And Woods Teaming Up With Raimi For Sci-Fi Film Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are teaming up with filmmaker Sam Raimi (best known for the... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Keeps Moving Online

May 4th, 2020
Ballet Quad Cities Keeps Moving Online

It’s not in a dancer’s nature to sit still. So it makes sense that even though Ballet Quad Cities (BQC) had to cancel the rest of its season because of the Covid-19 crisis, the professional company keeps moving forward. Students in the BQC School of Dance are continuing their lessons online, through Zoom, and students have submitted their own videos for a new collage. Artistic director Courtney Lyon (who recently received an Iowa Arts Council emergency relief grant) has choreographed, taught, and edited a new piece with three dancers on Zoom. And executive director Joedy Cook and artistic associate... Read More

Lillie & Pine Donating Proceeds To Ballet Quad-Cities

April 28th, 2020
Lillie & Pine Donating Proceeds To Ballet Quad-Cities

As part of their commitment to small businesses, Lillie & Pine  are donating 10 percent of proceeds of sales through May 1 to Rock Island’s Ballet Quad Cities. Lillie & Pine sells naturally handcrafted bath items, which would be a great idea for Mother’s Day. An even better idea would be to purchase them this week to help out the only local professional dance company, but, ya know, just an idea. Ballet Quad Cities CEO Joedy Cook is stoked about being selected. “Be sure to visit their online store for locally made Mother’s Day, Graduation, and Birthday gifts and... Read More

Ballet Quad-Cities Cancels Season

April 21st, 2020
Ballet Quad Cities Peter and the Wolf cast

The dance has ended, for this year, at least. Ballet Quad-Cities, the only professional dance company in the area, has canceled its season. Ballet Quad-Cities CEO Joedy Cook released the following statement this evening: Greetings and good wishes for health and safety to all of you in this difficult time. For the safety of our community, dancers, staff and other team members we are cancelling the rest of our season, which includes The Sleeping Beauty and Ballet Under the Stars*. This was a heart-breaking decision, but have no fear – Ballet Quad Cities is made up of people that are resilient,... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Keeps Dancing With Ballet 101 Online

April 11th, 2020
Ballet Quad Cities Keeps Dancing With Ballet 101 Online

Ballet Quad Cities may have had to postpone its shows and in-person classes and training, but that hasn’t stopped the dance, and the dancers, from bringing their kinetic art online. Ballet Quad Cities has started up “Ballet 101” here, which offers young dancers the opportunity to continue to pursue their art online with others. Emily Kate Long, Artistic Associate for the Ballet, said, “In thinking about some of the long-term partnerships the ballet company has had with area schools, I wanted to find a way to keep bringing dance to these students even though they are not in school right... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities’ Sleeping Beauty Postponed

March 21st, 2020
Ballet Quad Cities' Sleeping Beauty Postponed

Ballet Quad Cities’ performances of “The Sleeping Beauty” and our “VIP Prince and Princess Party” that were scheduled at the Adler Theatre on April 18th have been postponed. Ballet Quad Cities urges you to mark your calendars for the NEW performance date of June 18th, 2020. “We thank everyone for your continued support, and look forward to taking the stage once again,” said Joedy Cook, artistic director for Ballet Quad Cities. “Arts are the ESSENCE of life.” Information on how to exchange your tickets will be available soon. Keep an eye on... Read More

Don’t Be Caught ‘Sleeping’ On This ‘Beauty’ Of A Show

March 5th, 2020
Don't Be Caught 'Sleeping' On This 'Beauty' Of A Show

Ballet Quad Cities has a new show and you won’t want to be caught sleeping when it comes time to get tickets! P.I. Tchaikovsky’s grand masterpiece “The Sleeping Beauty” is the perfect storybook ballet filled with good and evil, beautiful fairies and a handsome prince. Based on Marius Petipa’s original 1890 staging, Ballet Quad Cities’ full cast production, complete with stunning costumes and beautiful sets, is a must see for the entire family. Performances are April 18, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. and April 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Adler Theatre • Davenport, IA Also, join the troupe... Read More

Put On Your Dancing Shoes With Junior Theater Dance Camp!

February 23rd, 2020
Put On Your Dancing Shoes With Junior Theater Dance Camp!

Pack your dance bag and get ready to leap, turn, and express yourself at Davenport Junior Theater’s dance camps! Dancers from beginner to advanced will have fun learning new skills, improving their technique, and meeting others at the theater, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport. Dancers will take classes in Jazz, Ballet, and Contemporary technique. Each day of camp will start with a large group warmup in the theatre then rotation through each style. The week will end with an onstage performance for parents on Friday, July 31st. Click here or on any camp to learn more! Ages: 7-18 years Time:... Read More