12:30 PM12:30

AUDITIONS for Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Hip Hop Ensembles

ADE dancers will have exclusive rehearsals for performance opportunities, representing Aspire Dance Academy in a variety of performance venues, such as the Virginia Dance Festival, local seasonal festivals, Richmond Squirrels Game, local holiday performances, RamThon, and specialized choreography for our Annual Spring Showcase. 

All interested dancers should attend the following audition date to be considered.  Dancer's are evaluated on their technical performance and stage presence, choreography retention, and overall etiquette.

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Ballet Master Class w/ Richmond Ballet's Principal Dancer Maggie Small Sign Up
2:45 PM14:45

Ballet Master Class w/ Richmond Ballet's Principal Dancer Maggie Small Sign Up

Aspire Dance Academy presents:

Maggie Small

Sunday, April 22nd

Ages 7-11 2:45p-4:00p $20

Ages 12+ 4:00p-5:30p $25


* Call 804-938-3243 or email to register



HOMETOWN: Richmond, Virginia



Maggie Small, a native of Richmond, Virginia, began dancing at The School of Richmond Ballet. She completed the trainee, apprentice, and Minds In Motion programs before joining the company, where she enjoying her twelfth season. Recently she earned a B.S. in Dance from the LEAP Program at St. Mary’s College of California. Outside of the Richmond Ballet, Maggie has enjoyed working with the National Choreographers Initiative, Pacific Art Society, VOICE Dance Company, and Jessica Lang Dance at Jacob’s Pillow. In 2012, she was featured on the cover of Dance Magazine as Richmond Ballet’s ‘Homegrown Ballerina’.

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10:00 AM10:00


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Cary Street Gym 
Support RamTHON, VCU's student organization that supports our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Come watch and support Aspire Dance Ensemble performance @ RamThon 4:30p-5p

What is RamTHON?

RamTHON is VCU's student organization that does year-round fundraisers to support our local Children's Hospital. Join us on March 24th from 10am-10pm as we dance for the kids at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). For 12 hours, we'll stay on our feet for the kids who can't by dancing, playing games and spending time with some of CHoR's incredible patient families!

RamTHON is part of the Dance Marathon program, a nationwide movement of 400+ high schools and colleges. All raise money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospital in their community and we are thrilled to be a part of it!

How can you help?? Register as a dancer, support a registered dancer or join us at the event for a day of fun! All festivities will take place in VCU's Cary Street Gym and a full schedule of events will be released soon! 


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2:00 PM14:00


The 19th Annual Virginia Dance Festival event will feature over 400 dancers performing traditional and cultural dances as well as a raffle.  Tickets are $18 for adults (ages 12 and up) and $15 for children (ages 3-11).  There are 2 shows 2pm & 7pm.  Raffle tickets will be on sale in the lobby during both shows.  We will be raffling off really great prizes to help raise additional funds for Children's Hospital Foundation. 

Aspire Dance Academy will be PERFORMING in the Virginia Dance Festival!  Please come out and see us on stage!  Please consider making a donation on Aspire's behalf to this organization! Any donation is much appreciated and helpful...$5, $10, $ all adds up.

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