The Island Moving Company began Nutcracker rehearsals today and ended their time in the studio with our traditional staff & dancer lunch up in the IMC office. We welcomed new dancers Darwin Black, Dwayne Cook and Timur Kan to the Company. The expanded company has allowed Miki Ohlsen to rethink many Nutcracker scenes, adding characters and modifying roles to freshen the production. There are still tickets for some of the shows — don’t hesitate to get yours now!
Open for Dancing opens tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20th, just as Hurricane Jose roars past our coastline. Thanks to many friends in our community, we have moved our rehearsals to big rooms at St. John’s Church, the Edward King House and the Tasting Room at Greenvale Vineyards. Open for Dancing participants should have received an email giving them their schedule and where we would like to see them. We are expecting better weather for the remainder of our rehearsals and great weather for the weekend, so hope to see everyone at the performances on Saturday and Sunday. The whole schedule is available here. Don’t forget all of our master classes and the Saturday events like the Phantom Limb and the Sunset Ballroom on Long Wharf Mall — a great way to get a little dancing in of your own! We’ll see you around town!
Open for Dancing opens next week, including a number of free, open air opportunities to move. The Festival starts with a yoga class with Lisa Hansel on the beautiful field overlooking Second Beach at St. George’s School (9am 9/20). Come to the Island Moving Company studio at 3 Charles Street each morning of the Festival for a master class with one of the choreographers (10am 9/20, 21, 22) and start your day with a barre with Revka Hovermale at 9am, same place, on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday evening, get the kinks out via hula hoop with Susan Whitney at the studio (7pm 9/21) and join the open air Sunset Ballroom for a flash foxtrot at Bowen’s Wharf at 5:30pm on Saturday, followed by a ballroom mixer on Long Wharf at 6pm. We hope you’ll support this joyous festival with a $10 donation for all classes at the studio. We look forward to moving with you next week! Participants are still being sought for the entire festival. Check out the schedule and details on our Open for Dancing 2017 page.