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The Joffrey Ballet gears up for its debut performance

Posted on Mar 01, 2015 in Joffrey Bellet , Modern and Jazz Ballet , March-April 2015

This spring, the merchants of Seaside will host America’s premier ballet company, The Joffrey Ballet Concert Group. The performance company of the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, the concert group will have its debut performance in Seaside on May 2. The show will include 26 Joffrey company members performing a variety of dances ranging from modern and jazz, to classical ballet.

During a four-day workshop held in Seaside, 15 selected local dancers will be trained by Davis Robertson, choreographer and artistic director, and will perform in Seaside at a later date. Robertson is planning to bring his Joffrey Ballet Concert Group dancers as demonstrators and teaching aids for the workshop April 30-May 2. Rehearsals will be conducted by Seleta Hayes Howard, Seaside’s “Nutcracker” ballet mistress and ballet teacher of the Dance Academy of Seaside Neighborhood School.

For those wanting to take in the show, cottage rentals are available through the partners of the Seaside Community Development Corp. — Cottage Rental Agency, Homeowner’s Collection and Sunburst Luxury Collection, which have the variety of homes, including a cozy one-bedroom romantic retreat or a luxury resort hotel experience with concierge service.

To reserve a cottage and see the performance, visit