42 Years of Dance Performances!
Every year in June, Heartland Dance Studio hosts a Dance Production. We strive to make each year unique, magical, and heartfelt for both our dancers and audience members alike. The stories for Heartland's shows are chosen for their adventure and characters, but also for the meaning behind them. They have to represent Heartland's ideals of kindness and family: through all the toils and crossroads, we must reach the conclusion that one must see the world not as it is, but as it could be. We love putting our own twist on classic stories!
Our shows are Fairy-tale based with narration (often live!).
Past productions have included such classics as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice In Wonderland, and most recently The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!
In February, we'll start gearing up for the show. Class structure will start to include our Instructor's choreography, though we'll always continue to work on technique. Learning the dances for the production is a great way to practice new steps, musicality, and working together as a group.
Heartland was founded in 1977 by Nancy Gordon, who is still teaching with us today! Classically trained in both Ballet and Modern Dance, it was her dream to create a dance studio where everyone would feel welcomed and encouraged -
a studio focusing on the joy of dance!
The original story of Pinocchio, written by Carlo Collodi, was published in Italy in 1883.
This story follows the adventures of Pinocchio, a wooden marionette brought to life by magic. A delightfully curious character, Pinocchio is the embodiment of childhood innocence - truly pure at heart but lacking the experience to make good choices.
Through Pinocchio's encounters with several outlandish characters, and always guided by the unseen Fairy, he learns the difference between right & wrong, the value of family, and what it means to be "real". A heartwarming tale, full to the brim with morals just as valid now as they were when Pinocchio was written. We're thrilled to give our Heartland spin to this unforgettable classic!