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Ballance Talent Education 2017-2018 Calendar

Academic Year begins August 28, 2017 and continues until May 24, 2018

Schedule is subject to change.


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  • Monday, August 28th: Fall term starts 
  • Tuesday, August 29th: First group class in Gig Harbor
  • Thursday, August 31: First group class in Covington
  • Monday, Sept. 4th: Labor Day = no lessons (will be made up Monday, November 20th - the week of Thanksgiving)


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  • Friday, Sept. 22nd: Dalcroze and Pizza Part 1 for the Chamber Music students 4:00-7:00 at the Knight’s home


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  • Saturday, October 14th: SAWS Fall Festival in Ellensburg

To register visit https://suzukiwashington.org/fall-festival/  



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  • Sunday, Oct. 29th at 2:30:  Covington Group Class performance in the lobby before Northwest Symphony family concert at the new Federal Way Performing Arts Center.  Gig Harbor musicians, and Chamber Music students are invited to join us.  Please RSVP.  We will perform for 20 minutes and wear a costume.



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  • Saturday, November 18th at 7:00: Gig Harbor Group Class performance in the lobby before Symphony Tacoma concert at the historical Pantages Theater downtown.  Covington Group Class and Chamber Music studentsare invited to join us.  Please RSVP.  We will perform for 20 minutes.



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  • Tuesday through Thursday, November 21st through 23rd - no lessons or group: Thanksgiving


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  • Saturday, December 2nd: Covington Group Class will join Melanie Barber’s studio for the annual Nativity Festival performance at the Maple Valley LDS Church.  Chamber Music students are invited to join us as well.  Dress rehearsal times will be announced.  We may also participate again in the Covington Tree Lighting.


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  • Thursdays, December 21st and 28th: no Covington group class.  Christmas break.
  • Thursday, January 4th: Covington group class resumes.
  • (Specific dates of Christmas break are still TBA.)



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  • Saturday, January 20th: Dalcroze and Pizza Part 2 for Chamber Music students 5:00-8:00 at the Knight’s home


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  • February 19th -22nd: No lessons or classes: Presidents’ Week Break


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  • Saturday TBA: Suzuki Day at Music Center of the Northwest.  Check back for details on www.mcnw.org 

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  • Friday, March 16th: Dalcroze and Pizza Part 3 for Chamber Music students4:15-7:15 at the Knight’s home

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  • March 19th through 23rd:  Seattle Young Artist Festival.  Students in fifth grade and up who are playing at book 4 or higher may sign up for a masterclass, which will be held during the day at UW.  You may play a concerto movement, a solo, or three contrasting selections.  This year’s registration deadline will be in mid-January.  Keep checking on the website for updated information: www.syamfa.org

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  • April 2nd through 7th:  Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside.  Students ages four through adult who have studied for at least one year may sign up for a masterclass, held at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue. Registration deadline is sometime in March.  Keep checking on the website for updated information: www.pafenorthwest.org

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  • April  6th - 8th: Mrs. Knight takes a group to the improv workshop in Chicago.  Please talk to Mrs. Knight if you are interested in going or at least in exploring the possibility.

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  • April 9th-13th: No lessons or classes: Spring Break

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  • Friday, May 4th: Dalcroze and Pizza Part 4 for Chamber Music students4:15-7:15 at the Knight’s home

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  • Thursday, May 24th: Last day or lessons and classes for the school year. Summer lessons will begin the following week.



 

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