Madison Ballet Presents the SMB Showcase on January 26

January 22, 2013 Press Releases

January 22, 2013 (Madison, WI)  Madison Ballet will present a School of Madison Ballet (SMB) Showcase for the public on Saturday, January 26 at the Bartell Theatre in downtown Madison.

2013 School of Madison Ballet (SMB) Showcase 

Saturday, January 26th – 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Bartell Theatre, 113 East Mifflin Street

Ticket Prices: Adults: $15; Children Under 12: $10

For advance tickets call 608-278-7990 or purchase at the door.

 The SMB Showcase will feature advanced students from the School of Madison Ballet. The students will be performing pieces from their Adagio and Variations classes and featured variations will include the Swan Lake Pas de Trois, “Bluebird” male variation from The Sleeping Beauty, and original choreography by Madison Ballet’s Artistic Director, W. Earle Smith. Students who train at this level are enrolled in seven or more classes per week.

The official training institute for Madison Ballet, SMB provides professional ballet instruction for dancers as young as two years old. The school is designed to take students from their very first steps through a comprehensive curriculum of classical ballet and related studies. Students gain the poise, confidence, discipline, and fundamental life skills inherent in the study of classical ballet. Upon completion of the SMB curriculum, students are fully prepared for careers with professional ballet companies.

“SMB strives to provide quality training for both aspiring artists and those who will not become career dancers,” said Madison Ballet’s artistic director W. Earle Smith. “With a strong focus on discipline and respect, the school prepares students for accomplishments in dance as well as other areas of life.”

Madison Ballet promotes appreciation and access to ballet by providing training and performing opportunities through professionally produced productions and educational initiatives. Located at 160 Westgate Mall, Ste I, Madison, WI, 53711, Madison Ballet is the first professional level training program in South Central Wisconsin and one of the largest performing arts organizations in Wisconsin.

For more information on the SMB Showcase contact Kim Straka at 608.772.7207 or visit