Performing With the
Hope Garden Children's Ballet Theatre
To give students live stage experience Hope Garden Children's Ballet Theatre, a non-profit performance-oriented entity that works closesly with the school, presents fall and spring recitals every year. All Hope Garden students are encouraged to participate in these wonderful productions, where they perform choreography for their appropriate age and skill level, and gain valuable experience in team work and confidence. Mrs. Ichijo, who is also the artistic director of the Children's Theatre, offers many Pre-Pointe and Pointe students the chance to solo. Her older students also guide the youngest members of the corps through adorable vignettes.
Each concert is themed by Mrs. Ichijo. For the fall of 2011 the troupe presented A Christmas Carol. Mrs. Ichijo also selects all music and choreographs many of the dances, and all dancers dress in full ballet costume. Most performances also feature guest artists, many of whom are professional dancers from across the region. Hope Garden Children's Ballet Theatre performances, currently presented at the Poolesville High School Auditorium, have grown through the years into beautiful presentations of skill and beauty that are enjoyed by many art and dance enthusiasts in the area.