Last Updated: Friday, March 13, 2020, 7:30 pm
Update: Postponement of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream" performances
Dear ABAA “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ticket holders,
In consideration of Governor Walz’s announcement this afternoon and the new recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (see "Strategies to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota" at health.state.mn.us), and our teamwork with the Ives Theatre and consultation with other arts organizations/ dance schools, ABAA has made the difficult decision to postpone our March 21st performances.
ABAA is working with the Ives Theatre and we are both dedicated to rescheduling new show dates in 2020, and we will update cast members and ticket buyers via email when dates become solidified. We will be proactive and realistic in this endeavor, knowing that ideal dates may not be available or possible. Tickets will be transferable. Should rescheduling become impossible as this public health situation continues to develop, we will notify you as soon as we are able.
Our greatest concern is to keep our staff, cast members, collaborating artists, and our audiences and their families safe and healthy. We appreciate your understanding and support during this time.
Ashley Burkland & the ABAA Staff
A Midsummer Night's Dream Ballet
We are delighted to bring back "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which we first produced in 2015, for Spring Ballet 2020!
A beautiful & comedic ballet with exciting roles from fairy to wedding attendant! A great opportunity to perform in a full-length story ballet.
Sunday, January 11, 2020
For dancers ages 7+ enrolled in a ballet class at ABAA for the 2019-2020 School Year
Ages 14+ | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Ages 11-13 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Ages 9-11 | 4:00 - 4:45 pm
Ages 7-8 | 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Weekly rehearsals January - March. Rehearsal schedule follows studio schedule for breaks.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Ives Theatre at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Drive
Bloomington, MN 55437
ABAA Invites English Educators and Their Classes to Attend A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ashley Ballet Arts Academy's mission has always been to enrich lives with the art and joy of dance -- that is, we believe whether or not our students pursue careers as professional dancers, everyone who wants to study and appreciate ballet and its related arts can benefit from the lessons learned at the ballet barre and onstage. We'd love to share with your English classes the joy ballet brings us, and hope you'll be able to join us for a performance.
We are pleased to offer discounts on tickets to A Midsummer Night's Dream to English classes who attend one of our performances on Saturday, March 20. View details in this letter from the Director (PDF).