Summer Intensive

Dance Films

Enjoy film, food, drink and lively discussion while enjoying dance films with other dance lovers. Just $10 at the door!

The 2014-2015 Dance Films Series




Balanchine in Montreal 

  1. The Four Temperaments (1946) (excerpt)
    m. - Paul Hindemith
  2. Concerto Barocco (1941) (excerpt)
    m. - J. S. Bach

  3. Coppelia - Pas de Deux (1954)
    m .- Leo Delibes

  4. Swan Lake - Scenes from Act II (1951)
    m - Peter Tchaikovsky

  5. Agon (1957) (excerpt)
    m. - Igor Stravinsky

  6. Serenade (1935) (complete ballet)
    m - Peter Tchaikovsky


Note date change

The Winter's Tale (Christopher Wheeldon translates Shakespeare into dance)

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Joby Talbot
The Royal Ballet







Dance Talks

miamiBalletDanceTalkedwardVillella170.jpgMichigan Opera Theatre offers free opera and dance talks prior to each performance. Noted experts provide background and important information on what you will see on stage, enhancing your performance experience!

Dance Talks, held one hour prior to each performance, provide an insightful and entertaining preview of the dance company and works performed on stage. Hosted by Director of Dance Carol Halsted, the free talks usually include a member of the performing dance company or company representative. Dance Talks will help dance patrons gain a better understanding of the works being performed, choreography and the dance company.

Don’t miss this free opportunity to further enhance your experience at the Detroit Opera House!

Ballet Detroit


Ballet Detroit will offer world-class Vaganova method classical ballet education in Detroit for the serious ballet dancer.  In the beautiful setting of the studios at the Detroit Opera House, acclaimed artistic director and ballet master Sergey Rayevskiy will work with the highest quality instructors and professionals from around the world to offer students the training, exposure and performance opportunities required to be a professional ballet dancer.

Mr. Rayevskiy has trained many world-class dancers including Patricia Zhou (Staats Ballet de Berlin), Precious Adams (English National Ballet), Portia Adams (San Francisco Ballet school), Airi Suzuki (Humburg Ballet school), Wilson Livingston (School of American Ballet), Isaak Jones (Eugine Ballet Company), Devin Tokarski (Ballet de Moines), Haley Schwan (Staats Ballet de Berlin), Kailey Kaba (Finnish National Ballet) and has students currently studying in ballet programs around the world, including Kirov Academy of Ballet, Vaganova School, Bolshoi School of Ballet and School of American Ballet. Admission and placement will be by audition on August 31,2014 at the Detroit Opera House.

For information about Detroit Ballet auditions, email