ARCC Dance

Stay up to date on the latest news, photos and more about the ARCC dance program!

The Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center Dance Program, co-sponsored by the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and the Aberdeen Area Arts Council, provides quality and affordable dance classes for students of all ages and abilities.

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

Our senior spotlight today is Brooklyn Briscoe! She performed in her first recital when she was two years old, and at ARCC Dance since preschool. Brooklyn's favorite genre of dance is ballet and pointe. She also loves her pets and playing the piano.

Brooklyn will be majoring in biology this fall at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities..

The ARCC Dance recitals will miss your beautiful dancing, Brooklyn! Good luck in your future endeavors!

South Dakota Ballet

Take class with the outstanding Elena Kunikova today! Elena was Madeleine Scott’s first professional ballet coach and continues to coach and shape her as an artist today! She has knowledge that has been passed down through generations. It is one of the greatest opportunities to study from this incredible woman. Her attention to detail and dedication to artistry is out of this world. This class is only $12 online through Steps on Broadway! See you there. #ballet #balletclass #virtualballetclass #balletbarre #balletcoach #ballet #virtualballet #dancer #dancers #danceclass #elenakunikova #stepsonbroadway #ballerina #professionalballetdancer

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

Victoria Eschenbaum has been dancing at the ARCC for 15 years and loves ballet. When she is not dancing she enjoys horseback riding at SPURS here in Aberdeen.

This fall, Victoria will be attending DWU and double majoring in elementary education and special education.

Congratulations Victoria!

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

Our spotlight today is on Carly Beaner. Carly has danced at the ARCC for 13 years! Her favorite genre of dance is Broadway. When she's not dancing, Carly is "usually drawing or listening to and practicing music".

Carly plans to attend the University of Sioux Falls and will study Spanish with the goal of working abroad and teaching English as a second language.

We sure have some talented students. Congratulations Carly!

We miss our ARCC Dancers and look forward to a time when we can dance together again! In the meantime- we'll post some some recital memories from past years.

Today's photo is from 2019

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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

April Olson has danced at the ARCC for 5 years and her favorite genre is jazz. When April is not dancing, she enjoys working on her music. This fall, April will be attending Northern State University and pursue a degree in Medical Lab Science.

Congratulations April Olson!

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

Hannah and Emily Kelly have been dancing at the ARCC since they moved to town in 2010.

Hannah's favorite genre of dance is Broadway. When she's not dancing she enjoys cheerleading, singing, knitting, and fishing. Hannah will be majoring in music and dance at the University of Montana this fall.

Emily's favorite genre of dance is Acro. When she's not dancing she enjoys cooking and sleeping. Emily will be attending a culinary school in Bend, Oregon this fall.

We love our seniors and wish them the best!

We miss our ARCC Dancers and look forward to a time when we can dance together again! In the meantime- we'll post some some recital memories from past years.

Today's photo is from 2009

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We miss our ARCC Dancers and look forward to a time when we can dance together again! In the meantime- we'll post some some recital memories from past years. Tag an ARCC Dancer!

Today's photo is from 2018

#ARCCDance

We miss our ARCC Dancers and look forward to a time when we can dance together again! In the meantime- we'll post some some recital memories from past years. Tag an ARCC Dancer!

Today's photo is from 2010

#ARCCDance

We miss our ARCC Dancers and look forward to a time when we can dance together again! In the meantime- we'll post some some recital memories from past years. Tag an ARCC Dancer!

Today's photo is from 2017

#ARCCDance

We miss our ARCC Dancers and look forward to a time when we can dance together again! In the meantime- we'll post some some recital memories from past years. Please tag an ARCC Dancer if you recognize your younger friends!

Today's photo is from 2015!

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Recital Spring 2019

[03/26/20]   ATTENTION ARCC DANCE AND VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM FAMILIES
After much deliberation, we are cancelling all remaining 2019-2020 season dance and visual arts classes along with the upcoming ARCC Dance Recitals and ARCC Visual Arts Student Gallery Show.

Fees for sessions G (March), H (April), and I (May, if applicable), and all costume fees will be removed from your household account in the coming weeks. Any payments that have been made toward those fees will be credited back to your Parks and Recreation account and may be used for future activities, pool passes or facility rentals. If you prefer to have the credit on your account refunded, please contact our office.

We look forward to seeing you all again this fall. Be on the lookout for registration information to be mailed out in early August.

Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns at 605-626-7081.

(updated March 26, 2020)

[03/25/20]   As precautionary measures:
Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has extended the suspension of programming and activities, including but not limited to: ARCC Youth and Adult Programs, ARCC Visual Arts Classes, ARCC Dance Classes, Open Pottery and Open Studio; as an effort to decrease the transmission of COVID-19 in Brown County. The moratorium on activities will continue through May 3rd. The City will continue to monitor the COVID-19 exposure and reassess the dates if needed.

Senior Center will also temporarily suspend activities through May 3rd. Senior Nutrition programs and Meals-on-Wheels will continue as essential services.

The YAPAtorium will also temporarily suspend activities through May 3rd.

Washington Street Gym is closed and programs and activities have been suspended through May 3rd. Senior Nutrition Programs will continue.

The City has also suspended all large group activities scheduled in the Aberdeen Civic Arena and the Aberdeen Civic Theatre through May 3rd.

Updated March 25, 2020

[03/18/20]   Dear Citizens:
Although there have not been presumptive or positive cases of COVID-19 in Aberdeen, the City is taking precautions to protect our community from possible exposure.

As precautionary measures:
Ride Line will continue service. All Ride Line passengers who are symptomatic will be required to wear a medical mask. These masks will be provided by Ride Line.

Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will temporarily suspend activities as an effort to decrease the transmission of COVID-19 in Brown County. The moratorium on activities began at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 16th and will continue through Sunday, March 29th. The City will continue to monitor the COVID-19 exposure and reassess our dates if needed.

Senior Center will also temporarily suspend activities from March 16th through March 29th. Senior nutrition programs and Meals-on-Wheels will continue as essential services.
The City Library will be closed to the public from Monday, March 16th through Sunday, March 29th.

The City has also suspended all large group activities scheduled from March 16th through March 29th in the Aberdeen Civic Arena and the Aberdeen Civic Theatre.

All other cities services will continue to provide services during our regularly scheduled times.

It may be necessary for the city to further adjust services depending upon circumstances.

We encourage you to visit the website of https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for more information on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This site includes information on what every American and Community can do now to decrease the spread of the coronavirus.

General questions can be directed to the COVID-19 Helpline: 800-997-2880

Individuals who are having symptoms of COVID-19 infection (e.g., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) should call their medical provider.

Travis Schaunaman, Aberdeen Mayor
Lynn Lander, City Manager

(Updated 3/18/2020 9:15 a.m.)

[03/14/20]   Dear Citizens:
Although there have not been presumptive or positive cases of COVID-19 in Aberdeen, the City is taking precautions to protect our community from possible exposure.

As precautionary measures:
Ride Line will continue service. All Ride Line passengers will be required to wear a medical mask.

Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will temporarily suspend activities as an effort to decrease the transmission of COVID-19 in Brown County. The moratorium on activities will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 16th through Sunday, March 22nd. The City will continue to monitor the COVID-19 exposure and reassess our dates if needed.

Senior Center will also temporarily suspend activities from March 16th through March 22nd. Senior nutrition programs and Meals-on-Wheels will continue as essential services.
The City Library will be closed to the public from Monday, March 16th to Sunday, March 22nd.

The City is suspending all large group activities scheduled for the period of March 16th to March 27th in the Aberdeen Civic Arena and Aberdeen Civic Theatre.

All other cities services will continue to provide services during regular scheduled times.

It may be necessary for the city to further adjust services depending upon circumstances.

We encourage you to visit the website of www.cdc.gov/COVID 19 for more information on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This site includes information on what every American and Community can do now to decrease the spread of the coronavirus.

Travis Schaunaman, Aberdeen Mayor
Lynn Lander, City Manager

South Dakota Ballet

6:30pm Cocktail Social
7:30pm Inaugural Performance
9:00pm VIP Afterparty with dancers, musicians and major sponsors.

Tickets on sale now.
www.southdakotaballet.org
[Image by Conrad Dahl]

Aberdeen Area Arts Council

Catapult performs at the Aberdeen Civic Theatre on Monday, March 9 - 7:00 pm. Taking something simple like a shadow and turning it into something extraordinary. Tickets $28 premium; $20 adults; $15 Arts Council members, $5 students. Available on line at aberdeenareaartscouncil.com, in person at the ARCC or by calling 226-1557. Don't miss your chance to see this family friendly show. In April, they are heading to Broadway!
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It's observation week here at ARCC Dance!

Parents, join us in the studios and pick up a copy of the spring newsletter; it contains information on the upcoming recitals.
Spring is on its way and that means recitals are getting close!!

[02/12/20]   Dance classes will be held today, Feb. 12. Bundle up!

For those who live out of town, use your best discretion & stay safe!

Dance Spirit

Wow!

Deep in the basement of New York City Ballet, there's a windowless room home to nearly 6,000 pairs of pointe shoes. We met up with company soloist Emilie Gerrity to learn about the secrets of the shoe room.

ARCC Dance's cover photo

[01/20/20]   Dance classes are scheduled for today, January 20, 2020.
See you there!

We got to participate in the NSU School of Fine Arts Holiday Extravaganza under the direction of Christopher Stanichar a few days ago!

Isabelle Weisenburger graciously accepted the invitation to choreograph and dance the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Our costumer, Marilyn Davis made this costume FROM SCRATCH at a workshop several years ago and was able to finish it off for this! Any guesses as to how many yards yes, yards!) go into a platter tutu?

Thanks Miss Gwyn Feickert-Fischbach for the photos and Miss Robin O’Neill for the video!

Live Music for Modern

Last week the Modern V classes got to experience dancing to live music with our guest drummer, Roger Frank II! Thanks Roger, for sharing your talents with us!!

[11/25/19]   Mon, Nov 25- classes held
Tues, Nov 26- THURSDAY classes held at their regular times and studios.
Wed & Thurs- no classes

South Dakota Ballet

Big things are happening tomorrow night. See you there!

[11/11/19]   Dance at the ARCC on Veteran’s Day? yes we do!

It's a little late, but I couldn't resist- at the ARCC we have Tricks and Treats! 🤣🎃

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Vote for South Dakota Ballet!

Thank you to each and every one of you who nominated us to win First National Bank's Give First award. We made the first cut & are now listed under Division 4, Match 5. VOTE AT THIS LINK! https://www.fnbsf.com/vote/

Recital 2019

Recital 2019

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