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Rapid City, SD


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:00 pm alt
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center 800-468-6463

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Rapid City, SD!

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00 PM.

Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the stunning Dove of Peace, with 20ft wingspan, and created by 2 dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10ft tall silk puppets. New in 2014 is an authentic Russian Christmas puppet play and Masha’s magical Toy Cabinet. Wearing intricately detailed costumes, many with shimmering Swarovski crystals, the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet bring Tchaikovsky’s master score and the holiday season to life!

Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts; call 800-320-1733. For VIP and single tickets call 800-GOT-MINE (800-468-6463) or go to

Open Auditions Wednesday, Aug. 20th for Dance Students in Rapid City, SD!


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Wednesday, August 20th, at 4:00PM for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at Prima School of Dancing, 3401 Sturgis Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702.

Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Olga Aru will select 60 student dancers to perform side-by-side with the professional company of 40 Russian dancers. Students are cast in ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. They will perform in the Great Russian NutcrackerTue, Nov 25, 7:00pm at the Rushore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Prima School of Dancing  to make the open audition, rehearsals and performances possible.  Applicants must be between 7 and 16 years old, have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. The experience of working and performing with professional ballerinas is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring dancers. “The payoff at the end of the rehearsals is the opportunity to be part of Christmas magic, to dance under shimmering lights with award-winning Russian dancers against exquisite hand-painted sets. It’s great for the kids. They get to dance in a professional production,” affirms Margaret Engle of Charlottesville Ballet School. Register at . More info605-348-8125 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

Prima School of Dancing has been an outstanding member of the Black Hills community for more than 40 years. Prima has historically been the Black Hills' largest dance studio with a legacy of quality dance education. Prima School of Dancing is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. At Prima, we are fortunate to offer classes on both wood and marley floor surfaces, making us the only school in Rapid City to offer the 2 best floor types for dance. Prima has a responsibility to be positive role models in our dancers’ lives and we cherish each student. This mindset is a prerequisite for the teaching staff, all instructors are willing to embrace the responsibility of being a role model for students. At Prima, we ultimately want each child to experience the blessing of achieving their goals, whether it is having fun dancing once a week or taking as many classes as possible to prepare for a career in professional dance.

Dancing for World Peace


Thu August 21, 2014

Moscow Ballet ballerina Olga Aru has danced around the world, including France, Sweden and Egypt. She was in Cairo during the Tahrir Square protests.

She’s in Rapid City this week at Prima School of Dancing, auditioning student dancers for Moscow Ballet’s November 25 performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

Click to read the full story and listen to the interview.

"Eye-popping emissary for the [ballet] form."
Minneapolis Star- Tribune

altNewly remodeled, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is a multi-purpose venue that is home to the Rapid City Rush professional hockey team as well as the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo.

Touring Broadway productions are featured in the Center's theater, as are community events, dance productions, conventions, and more.


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