Enjoy our extensive library of videos showcasing all the JohnC Art Ballet has to offer. Watch live dance performances, go behind the scenes in the classroom, and learn about our innovative outreach programs and community enrichment.
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JohnC Art Ballet in Performance
The Cradle Method
Outreach & Community Programs
All choreography by John C. Welch. Performed by members of the JohnC Art Ballet (formerly the Hartfel Ballet).
First Impressions, from the Appalachian Interpretations dance suite. Music: Edgar Meyer and Mark O’Connor.
PC’s Jig from the Appalachian Interpretations dance suite. Music: Edgar Meyer and Mark O’Connor.
The Princess’s dance from L’Histoire du Soldat, performed in collaboration with California Concert Artists. Music: Igor Stravinsky
Butterfly’s Day Out, from the Appalachian Interpretations dance suite. Music: Edgar Meyer and Mark O’Connor.
Summa from the In Spirit dance suite. Music: Arvo Part.
Rehearsal footage of Magnum Mysterium from the Christmas Hymns. Music: Chanticleer.
Emboscada from the Baroque to Brazil dance suite. Music Paolo Bellinati.
Eist Un Rose Ensprugen from the Christmas Hymns. Music: Chanticleer
A behind the scenes look at the JohnC Art Ballet in training and rehearsal.
The Cradle Method
Get an inside view of the Cradle Method from the perspective of students, dancers, and its creator.
One dancer’s story about her journey from traditional training to newfound freedom through the Cradle Method.
Students from all walks of life share how the Cradle Method has helped them prevent injury, heal from poor training, and become more confident dancers and people.
Go inside the mind of the creator of the Cradle Method. Learn how the method was born and how it works to break down barriers to progress.
The Hartfel Foundation
Learn more about Hartfel’s life-changing programs that inspire self-worth and cultural enrichment for society.
See how the Hartfel Foundation invests in the next generation of dancers, builds a strong base of community support, and fosters new audiences for dance.
The Step in the Dark Dance Program was created especially for blind and visually-impaired children ages 6-17. During weekly ballet classes, participants developed body awareness, confidence, poise, and comfort interacting with people outside of their comfort zone.
Watch how it all started! The JohnC Art Ballet was originally known as the Hartfel Ballet from Orange County, CA.