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Cultural Expressions Dance for ages 7-12 - Click here for registration!
8 Saturdays: May 3 - Jun 21

Sheena Black returns to introduce the fundamentals based on traditional African dances. Participants will be exposed to African influenced movements based on African traditions in Cuba, The Congo, Haiti, and Southern slave plantations in United States. All levels of dance experience from beginner to advanced are welcome. Come prepared with comfortable attire, bare feet, positive energy, and determination. $85, $80 mbrs.

Ballet & Modern for ages 3-6 - Click here for registration!
7 Saturdays: May 10 - Jun 21
 - 1pm
Little dancers discover the basics of ballet, including the five feet positions and French terms such as chassè, jete, and echappe. Their understanding of the basis of ballet will prepare them for exploring Modern dance. Students will have fun while working on a choreographed performance to share with friends and family! $75, $70 mbrs.

Digital Photography for ages 9-12 - Click here for registration!
5 Saturdays: May 3 - May 31 
This class focuses on discovering new ways to observe before taking the shot. Participants broaden their skills exploring orientation, angles, perspective, vantage points, as well as various styles of photography, including portrait, landscape, photojournalism, B&W, and more. A portfolio of final images is printed and exhibited on the last day of class. Digital cameras are available, but students are encouraged to bring their own. $150, $140 mbrs.

Video Lab for Teens ages 13+ - Click here for registration! 
4 Saturdays: May 3 - May 24 
Video instructor Tre Subira is back by popular demand. This lab prepares students for Mr. Subira’s Advanced Video Production for Teens. Sound and cinematography are critical to the success of any movie. Participants will get hands-on experience in creating sound folios, editing music levels, and recording speech. Teens also experiment with various lenses and editing effects that will help them get just the shot they want.  $80, $75 mbrs.

Advanced Video Production for Teens ages 13+ - Click here for registration!
8 Saturdays: May 31 - Jul 26 (no class July 5) 
Teens will go from advanced levels of storyboarding to screening in this video production class. Participants will develop concepts, set lighting, direct actors, and critique their work. By the end, each student will have fully produced, directed, and edited a short movie. Teens screen their work at a culminating event for family and friends. Equipment and software provided. $150, $145 mbrs.

Art for Toddlers ages 2-4 - Click here for registration!
3 Sundays: May 18 – June 1
In this class, toddlers will be introduced to basic art making techniques such as painting, sculpting with clay, tearing, cutting, gluing, and stringing beads. Students will strengthen small motor skills while having fun exploring a range of materials. The young artists will bring home paintings, a collage, and a beaded necklace with a clay medallion. Come read a book, make a masterpiece, and gain new friends! Students must be accompanied by an adult.
$60, $55 mbrs.

Guitar Lessons for ages 8-12 - Click here for registration!
8 Saturdays: May 31 - Jul 26 (no class July 5) 
Christopher Dunn, graduate of Peabody Conservatory and founder of Face to Face, teaches students how to play the guitar in a group ensemble setting. Students are equipped with lessons in rhythm skills, music terminology, guitar positioning, chords and scales, and a variety of musical genres, from rock to classical. All participants are granted access to Face to Face Guitar online follow-up tutorials during the length of the workshop. Participants will develop a final performance to share with friends and family. $140, $135 mbrs. Guitars are not included. To rent or purchase a guitar at a very reasonable rate, contact Christopher Dunn at:

Marquee Ball 2014 | Road to Rio!

Marquee Ball 2014 | Road to Rio!
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Creative Alliance Presents
Marquee Ball 2014: Road to Rio

SAT APR 26th

Creative Alliance at The Patterson

A wacky film trip to Rio, Brazil’s internationally renowned center for Carnival nightlife, is our cue for this year’s parties with a fab samba dance, smokey Rio cocktail gathering, and glam dinner with honored guests.

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A wacky film trip to Rio, Brazil’s internationally renowned center for Carnival nightlife, is our cue for this year’s parties with a fab samba dance, smoky Rio cocktail gathering, and glam dinner with honored guests.

Three Parties in One Sizzling Night!
Find out more about all three parties here.

Carnaval Cocktail Party
w/ bossa nova vocalist Rose Moraes
Rio Preview Dinner Honoring Gary Vikan & Spike Gjerde
Road to Rio Samba Dance Party w/ 20+ piece samba band PhillyBloco

All food farm sourced with collaboration from Woodberry Kitchen

In their Baltimore debut, PhillyBloco pounds out a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae, and New Orleans second-line set to irresistible Brazilian Carnaval beats. Mad dancing mandatory! In the Gallery on the Cavalcade Stage, circus and burlesque hi-jinks commence. The Samba Silent Auction offers everything from fine art to vacations. The costumes will be worthy of a parade!

Marquee Ball Fun Facts:
• Marquee Ball themes have included classics such as Ben-Hur, Viva Las Vegas, Million Dollar Mermaid, Greatest Show on Earth, Forbidden Planet, Goldfinger, Moulin Rouge, Back to the Future, Alice in Wonderland, Kiss me Deadly, and Road to Rio
• Fred Lazarus, former President of Maryland Institute College of Art, came to the Marquee Ball in scuba gear in 2006
• After the first Marquee Ball, the Creative Alliance staff found underwear in the building – proving that the party was a rip roaring success!
• Patterson Park was the location for Creative Alliance’s Alice in Wonderland Marquee Ball. City Paper photographer Joe Giordano took the promotional photos and Jill Andrews and her crew styled the shoot. Creative Alliance’s resident artist, Alessandra Torres, posed as Alice.

History of the Marquee Ball:
On Saturday, June 5, 2004, Creative Alliance pulled out all the stops to inaugurate the newly renovated historic Patterson Theater. Spotlights greeted guests who were ushered inside the building by impersonators of U.S. presidents. During the cocktail hour, 800 guests, including a combination of artists, art lovers, politicians, and business owners viewed the inaugural art exhibition titled “Trash to Treasure: the Production Design of Vince Peranio.” From there, the guests moved into the theater for dinner and a performance by Joyce J. Scott and Lorraine L. Whittlesey. The theater walls were lacquered in red and black and Chinese lanterns hung from the ceiling. Dr. Seuss-come-to-life centerpieces with roses, green calla lilies, orchids, and an assortment of wondrous greenery were on the tables.

The theme of the first Marquee Ball was based on the film Ben-Hur. Guests prepared themselves for an unbridled spectacle that rivaled a neo Roman Hollywood epic! The celebration took place with great fervor and even included a chariot race re-enactment in the Main Gallery. With great flourish, Leslie King Hammond, Graduate Dean Emeritus, Maryland Institute College of Art, presented the 1st Golden Formstone Award to artist Joyce J. Scott for her “Formi-dable contributions to Baltimore through the Arts.” The guests, dressed like silent film stars, danced like Egyptians and drank like Romans.

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, sponsors, and board, the Marquee Ball fundraiser continues to support Creative Alliance’s free youth education programs.

Marquee Ball: Road to Rio, April 26, 2014

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