The Children's Ballet of the Ozarks presents Alice in Wonderland Ballet

Location:  The West Plains Civic Center
Dates and Times: One weekend only, August 7 & 8, 2:00 & 7:00pm
Lewis Carroll's beloved book Alice in Wonderland comes to life like you've never seen it before!  The novel, which recently celebrated its 150th anniversary is brought to life with captivating choreography and colorful costumes, and a cast of 150 dancers! What begins as an ordinary afternoon picnic, soon becomes curiouser and curiouser as Alice follows the White Rabbit on a strange and wonderful adventure. The cast of extraordinary characters will delight all ages, from the tap-dancing Mad Hatter to the instantly recognizable Queen of Hearts and her pack of playing cards, to the eerily grinning Cheshire Cat and the hilarious tumbling, bumbling twins, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum. At the end, Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?
Come down the rabbit hole with us this weekend for a magical ride!
Advance tickets may be purchased for $8.00 online at or at the door for $10.00
About Children's Ballet of the Ozarks
Children's Ballet of the Ozarks is located in Cabool, Missouri. Students from West Plains, Mountain Grove, Mountain View, Willow Springs, Houston, and other communities are part of this local production. Children's Ballet of the Ozarks offers a wide variety of fine arts instruction for ages 2 years to adult, beginning to pre-professional levels, with a year-round, complete program of ballet,  pre-ballet, pointe, pas de duex,  jazz, lyrical, creative, modern, tap, musical theatre, martial arts, and kick boxing. Students are trained in a pleasant, nurturing environment with professionally qualified instructors.
Malai Copling, director and founder, has been dancing since the age of two.  She was awarded many dance scholarships for college, majoring in ballet at the University of Utah. Myriad accolades and principal roles followed. Malai has been accepted into many top dance programs throughout her career, including American Ballet Theatre (ABT). She has completed three ABT Teacher Training Intensives in pre-primary through level 3 or the ABT National Training Curriculum. She has been teaching ballet, tap, and jazz for over 30 years, and has been the successful owner of several dance studios. When she and her family moved to Missouri, she brought with her a passion for teaching dance and a desire to bring a quality program to the Ozarks. Malai has trained thousands of students in the art of dance. She enjoys watching her students grow and progress in their professionalism, grace, and in life! Malai has been married for over twenty-five years, and enjoys raising twelve children together with her husband, Troy Copling.

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