We are excited to announce the theme for this year’s spring concert: Coppélia.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Registration for the spring concert is open on our website for Pre-ballet through Level 2B (levels three and up have been working since January). To see the schedule and learn more, please visit the For Parents of Performers section of the website, which includes:

  • Rehearsal Schedule and Theater Schedule
  • Information for Performers and Parent Volunteers
  • Rehearsal Process at UIYB
  • And more!

Here are a few sentences from Jason Schadt, Interim Program Director, on the ballet’s significance:

Coppélia is a narrative ballet important to the development of the performing art. It was the bridge between the Romantic era and the Classical era. As such, it challenges today's dancers to work in the tradition of expressive storybook dances, while striving for the clarity of form that came to define the ballets that followed. The music, by Leo Delibes, is inseparable from the musicality of ballet. Learning to dance in Coppélia will add richness to the dancers' education and make lifelong memories.

If you have any questions regarding the 2023 spring concert, please email us at dnc-communitydance@uiowa.edu.