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Volunteer for CUSD art program Dickens Carolers seeking
The Chandler Unifi ed School District Art Masterpiece Program, which has been
male singers
operating since 1991, seeks enthusiastic volunteers to present art enrichment
lessons at various elementary schools.
Dickens Carolers,
Throughout the school year, each volunteer “art guide” visits a classroom on a
celebrating its 27th
monthly basis to present art appreciation lessons using a reproduction of a famous
season in the Valley,
work of art. Students are introduced to new artists, their styles and elements of art.
will hold auditions this
A hands-on art project reinforces the lesson in a fun, creative way.
month for a cappella
Volunteer art guides do not need to have a background in art. All training,
quartets consisting of
preplanned lessons and supplies are provided by the District. The only qualifi cations
two women and two
needed are enthusiasm and a desire to share a learning experience with the
men (SATB) dressed
students through art appreciation.
in old English attire to
Due to the absence of art teachers in CUSD elementary schools, Art Masterpiece
sing traditional and
is totally dependant upon community volunteers.
contemporary holiday
Anyone interested in volunteering should call the District Art Masterpiece
songs during the holiday
Department at 480-812-6235.
season. Performers must
have Internet access
and a valid Arizona
Ballet theatre holds
driver’s license. Dickens
STSN photo
‘Nutcracker’ auditions
Director Sal Giorlando
SINGING CAROLS: Dickens Carolers Kellen Sears, Alicia Whitaker
says they are particularly
Gonzalez and Justin Jones get ready to perform in historic
downtown Chandler at a 2008 holiday event.
The Southwest Youth Ballet Theatre invites SanTan Sun area children ages 7 to 18 to
in need of tenor and
audition for its upcoming performance of “The Nutcracker” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., Aug.
baritone voices.
29 at the Yen-Li Chen Ballet School in Chandler.
Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 24; 9 a.m. Wed., Aug. 26; and 9
Dancers ages 7 to 9 years can audition from 2 to 2:50 p.m., while 10- to 13-year-olds a.m. Sat., Aug. 29 at 8649 E. San Miguel Ave., near Loop 101 and McDonald Drive
audition from 3 to 3:50 p.m., followed by ages 13 years and older from 4 to 5 p.m.
in Scottsdale. Performers will be asked to sing standard Christmas Carols; no
Registration begins 30 minutes before audition time. Dancers must bring a small
prepared material is necessary.
picture or snapshot of themselves in any pose. The audition fee is $15.
Dickens Carolers Inc. is an entertainment company located in Scottsdale that
This will be the Southwest Youth Ballet Theatre’s third season performing “The
provides quartets who sing from a repertoire of more than 40 selections, ranging
Nutcracker.”
The Southwest Youth Ballet Theatre is dedicated to the development and
from 18th Century traditional carols to modern and currently popular songs.
advancement of ballet students ages 13 to 18, who aspire to a professional career in
Dickens Carolers can also perform short shows that include choreographed
ballet. Artistic Director Yen-Li Chen is a renowned principal dancer who has performed
songs and comedy carols such as “Grandma got run over by a Reindeer,” “Santa
all over the world and with Ballet Arizona from 1992 to 2004. Claus is Coming to Town” and “The 12 days AFTER Christmas.”
“Nutcracker” performances are held Dec. 18 and 19 at the Higley Center for the Music director is Bill Moore and choreographer is Misha Pemberton.
Performing Arts in Gilbert.
Rehearsals begin Mon., Aug. 31 and performances run Nov. 1 to Dec. 31. For
The Yen-Li Chen Ballet School is located at 635 S. Alma School Rd. in Chandler. Call
more information, call 480-994-3666 or visit www.azdickenscarolers.com.
480-786-1155 or visit www.southwestyouthballettheatre.org.
Join us at
SanTan Honda
and support the
City of Hope
Walk for Hope
SanTan Honda is holding a
PRE-REGISTRATION DAY
Sunday,
September 13th
from 10:00am - 2:00pm
Walk for Hope is a national breast cancer
walk series that raises millions of dollars
in support of breast cancer research,
treatment and education programs at
City of Hope. Our Phoenix Walk for
Hope features a 5k leisure walk
as well as a 5k timed run.
Walk Date:
Sunday, October 4th
1150 S.
Starting Location:
Gilbert Road
Salt River Project
1600 N. Priest Dr. in Phoenix,
in Chandler
Course Travels Through
Just north of the SanTan (202) Freeway
The Phoenix Zoo
480.285-2800
Join the fight against breast cancer
and walk with us toward
a world without breast cancer.
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