Join us for an evening of exploring the intricacies of crafting the perfect cocktail and structuring dance. This event will be led by FDT Artistic Director and Red Door Bartender, Stefan Dolbashian.
When: Saturday, October 15 at 6:00 pm
Where: The Well, 114 East Parker St, Lakeland Florida 33801
Tickets include food, beverage, and a small performance.
Join our Academy Students for the Spring Showcase of Fractured Fantasies at Florida Southern College, Branscomb Auditorium.
When: May 15,2022
Time: 2:30 pm
ALADDIN, A fusion of contemporary ballet and folk dance styles rooted in Armenian culture, take a journey through the marketplace, mystical cave of wonders, and more! With original choreography by Stefan Dolbashian, this production is filled with tremendous athleticism and whimsical delight.
“I am so excited to share my Armenian heritage with our audiences. This original adaptation of Aladdin has allowed me to reconnect with my heritage and more importantly the spirit of my father” said Dolbashian.
The musical score for FDT’s production of Aladdin is a compilation of authentic Armenian music played by Dolbashian’s late father, John along with freelanced musicians celebrating the rich diverse sounds of Armenian traditions. This is the first year that the organization has presented this show. The 2022 cast consists of members of the FDT professional company, students from its academy and Florida Southern College, as well as professional dancers throughout the Central Florida area.
Friday, March 11th, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12th at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12th at 7:30 p.m.
Seating at Branscomb will be limited to maintain social distancing, so community members are encouraged to reserve their tickets as soon as possible.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children and are available at floridadancetheatre.org
The generosity of local sponsors makes events hosted by Florida Dance Theatre possible each year. Sponsorship packages start at $250 and are available now. Contact Jermaine Thornton at FDTdevelopment@gmail.com to secure your sponsorship opportunity.
The Nutcracker, presented by Florida Dance Theatre will be held December 18 & 19 at Florida Southern College Branscomb Auditorium. This timeless holiday classic is not to be missed. Join Clara as she adventures into the Land of the Sweets, meet magical characters, the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy, see the graceful Waltz of the Flowers and many more in this traditional favorite!
Tchaikovsky’s, The Nutcracker is a classic holiday tradition and one cherished by Florida Southern College Festival of Fine Arts. Come see this timeless holiday masterpiece, performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers in a breathtaking production featuring colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. Bring your family and enjoy the music, dance, and spectacle that define the holiday season around the world.
*Masks are required at FSC's campus events.
You're Invited to The Nutcracker Ball, Saturday, December 11th at Lake Crago Recreational Center and Outdoor Pavilion. We want to share all the amazing things Florida Dance Theatre has achieved over the years as Polk County’s first and only professional dance company, as well as our plans for the future. Be the light for our Vision Tree. Help us fill the night with hopes, dreams, and reach future goals.
When: Saturday, December 11
Where: Lake Crago Recreational Center, 525 Lake Crago Drive, Lakeland FL 33805
Time: 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Your attendance includes one signature cocktail, hors d'oeuvres, and a raffle ticket - $45 per person. Or enjoy a night for 2 at the Ball for $80 and enjoy 2 cocktails, 2 raffle tickets, and refreshments. Cash bar will be available to further enjoy the evening with friends!
Alcoholic beverages will be served. We are recommending to enjoy the evening without minors.
Join The Sugar Plum Fairy and friends for an afternoon of delicious treats, games and surprises as Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Sugar Plum Tea Party."
Enjoy story time with Clara along with tasty arts and craft time and photos with characters.
Pick a time to party with us from 1:00 pm or 3:30 pm. $15 per person. Seating is limited. Reserve your tea time today!
The Shift is a live event collaboration between Central Florida's top Dance Directors & Coalition, September 17th & 18th, 2021, at Orlando's Ballet Centre.
The Shift is a collaboration between the Dance Directors Coalition of Orlando to bring audiences a season preview of professional works. Professional organizations/individuals in this installment include: Crawford Jazz Project, Florida Dance Theatre, Emergence Dance Company, Emotions Dance Company, Vincent Sanrocco and Gillian Hadley. Support the arts, these local companies and get a preview of professional work.
Friday, September 17th & Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 7:30pm
Location: Harriets Orlando Ballet Centre
Tickets range start at $20, and will be socially distanced. Masks are required.