Arabesques and Mermaids and Chopin, Oh My! (It’s the Hampton Ballet’s Spring Production)

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School program this weekend at Guild Hall includes “Les Sylphides" and two other ballets. A dress rehearsal was held on Thursday. Durell Godfrey photos

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s spring production this weekend at Guild Hall will feature selections from three ballets performed by students ranging in age from 3 to 18.

The mixed program includes Michel Fokine’s “Les Sylphides” with music by Chopin, parts of “The Littlest Mermaid” conceived and choreographed by the school’s director Sara Jo Strickland, and the modern ballet “Mendelara” choreographed by Ms. Strickland’s mentor and teacher, Aras Ames.

Professional-level students will dance in “Les Sylphides” and “Mendelara,” with Nick Peregrino joining them as guest artist in the former. For Ms. Strickland’s original ballet, costumes are by Yuka Silvera, with lighting by Sebastian Paczynski.

Performances are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $15 in advance at or 888-933-4287. If available, they will start at $20 at the door.  

Michel Fokine’s “Les Sylphides” features music by Chopin.
Young members of the ballet school will head under the sea for “The Littlest Mermaid."
These ballet dancers were all smiles at a dress rehearsal.
An arabesque, always a crowd favorite at a ballet.
Professional-level students will dance in “Les Sylphides” and “Mendelara."
Fun costumes abound.
A chorus line