Lasley Centre for the Performing Arts ABT Summer Workshops and Intensives in New York City (NYC)

Summer 2022 Workshops and Intensives

Workshops and Intensives Summer 2022

We are very pleased to announce our schedule for 2022 Summer Intensives and Summer Camps!

For our Pre-Primary (ages 3-4) and Primary A, B, C (ages 5-6) levels, we will be holding our regular schedule of Saturday classes, as well as Summer Camps during the week. You may choose to stay with the regular schedule, do the Summer Camps, or do both. Separate tuition rates would apply. There will be 2 weeks of Pre-Primary camps, and 3 weeks of Primary A,B,C camps (see below).

For Ballet Levels 1 and above, no regular evening or weekend classes will be held. Instead, we will be offering Summer Intensives during the day – days and hours per day determined by level (see below). There will be five weekly sessions. You may enroll for some of the weeks, or all of them. If you enroll for all at the beginning, your total cost will be discounted. Your regular tuition rate will not be charged during this time.

Lasley Centre's Nutcracker the Movie poster

Nutcracker Movie Available for Download

UPDATED: Both acts now available for download.

Dear Families,

We are happy to present the highly anticipated Act I of Nutcracker 2020 for your Thanksgiving viewing, with the release of Act II in time for your Christmas enjoyment.

Mr. Harlan has included a letter to our families, which reflects his integrity. We at Lasley Centre are honored to be affiliated with Talk19 Media and hope that you enjoy Nutcracker 2020.

Kalie Lasley
Executive Director

Dear families and students of Lasley Centre,

I write this message with two goals. The first is address the frustration many of you have
expressed regarding the lack of release of the movie that was filmed last year, and to identify
the correct party who is at fault for it. The second is to provide you with a very reasonable and
realistic expectation of when the video will be available.

I will begin the first goal with a very sincere apology. Dozens of you have been let down
because you committed to supporting and contributed emotionally, financially, artistically, and
in other ways to a project for which you’ve been given absolutely nothing in return. Once all
necessary footage was in my cameras (all filming was done between Nov 28 and Dec 12, 2020),
this project became 100% MY responsibility. Therefore, it has been 100% my fault that you
have seen and heard very little about it in the last year. I am learning now that the good people
at the Lasley Centre have largely “protected me” from the frustrations, skepticism,
disappointment, and other sentiments that you have been voicing for months. Please do not
fault them for this, and please do not blame them for the project’s unacceptable timeline. This
is 100% my fault. I want to apologize to each and every one of you handling this project in a
way that has led to mistrust and negative feelings around an experience that should have been
– and still should be – joyful and exciting. I am truly sorry.
There is always a balance to be struck between time, cost, and quality, no matter what industry
you inspect. I have been so focused on producing something high quality at minimal cost that it
came at the sacrifice of time. I realize now that no one was expecting “Hollywood”, and much
more than they’d like to see the video look like a Marvel blockbuster, they’d much rather see it
while their kids are still kids, and ideally before the next Nutcracker performance happens.
Again I apologize; this time for not being more aware and sensitive to the wants and needs of
the families for whom this video is being made.

Going forward, and to set expectations that I genuinely hope will earn back your trust and
enthusiasm around this project, I’d like to share the following. Act 1, which is more than the
first half of the total Nutcracker program, will be available for download before Thanksgiving
Day. Act 2 will be available before Christmas Eve.

If you have questions about any of this, or need to communicate something to me that has not
been addressed, I implore you contact me directly; my email address is included below. I wish
you all health and happiness ahead of the holidays, and I’ll be in touch very soon with links to
the video.

Best regards,
Scott Harlan

Nutcracker Movie Performance - Lasley Centre for the Performing Arts in Northern Virginia, Green Screen Magic

Nutcracker Movie Update – April 2021

Lasley Centre's Nutcracker the Movie - Lasley Centre for the Performing Arts in Northern Virginia, Dance School's Movie Poster

Nutcracker: The Movie – Coming Summer 2021

Filmed in November and December 2020, the Lasley Centre’s Nutcracker Movie is well under way in the editing room. Footage for the film was shot at a number of locations in and near Fauquier County, and a large number of dances were filmed on green screen. Our video producer is using CGI technology to transport our dancers to a magical world, far beyond the stage upon which we traditionally see the Nutcracker. Needless to say, this is a time-consuming process. You hear about Hollywood having multi-million dollar budgets for effects, and it still takes entire teams months to complete the special effects for those films. We are doing the best we can to deliver the movie at high quality and in a reasonable amount of time. Expect a summer 2021 release of Nutcracker: The Movie!