Dancing Through Winter


Welcome February! Some exciting things are happening this month! Of course, we are already anticipating our May performance. February means learning dances, planning props, and waiting on our ordered costumes!

Policies Reminder


Weather Closings: We are closed according to the Danville Community School closings. Check our Facebook and Instagram for confirmation and Saturday closings.

Illness: To limit the spread of illness, please keep your dancer home if they stay home from school the same day.

Attire: Students should arrive at the studio ready to dance, with hair neatly in place, wearing clean, neat, uniform ballet attire. Dressing properly for class is a lesson in itself as students learn both discipline and cooperation.

Please have students use the restroom before class as it can be disruptive to the flow of class. Thank you!

Performance


ATTENDANCE

As we learn our dances for the performance, attendance is very important! Learning a dance is a team activity. Please email emily@thechildrensballet.com if you will be absent from class.

Our tentative schedule for tech week is as follows:
Saturday, May 23 9am-12pm Rehearsal (M/W classes)
Tuesday, May 26th 5-8pm Rehearsal
Wednesday, May 27th 5-8pm Rehearsal
Thursday, May 28th 5-8pm Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, May 29 6-9 Performance #1
Sunday, May 30 2-5 Performance #2

Schedule subject to change. Specific blocking rehearsal times for each class will be announced and included in your Performance Guide. All tech week rehearsals and performance are at Danville Community High School.

Individual and class photos will be taken during the dress rehearsal and various packages will be available for purchase.

Summer Classes


We are excited to announce our summer classes for 2020! There is something for everybody (from 3 years old to adult) – a great way to keep up dance over the summer or try something new!

The six-week session runs from 6/16-7/24. We are also offering two masterclasses by Hannah Jordan Wilhite for intermediate and advanced students. Click here to register today!

Teacher Spotlight: Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah has been dancing since the age of three, beginning in The Master’s Study for 3 years, and finishing her high school career with The Children’s Ballet. During these years, she studied ballet, pointe, modern, and character dance under Donna Martelli, Deni Jacks, Heidi Eads-Jones, Robyn Wenrich, Melanie Schreiber, and Mandy Mulligan.

After a year of assistant teaching under Emily Miser with The Children’s Ballet, she has taken classes with the Online Professional Development Institute to earn her Certification in Dance Education and holds a membership with the National Dance Education Organization.

Here is a little Q&A so we can learn a little more about Miss Sarah!

Q: What is your dance background?
I have been dancing for 14 years and assisting for one year. I started dancing with Miss Donna in The Master’s Study homeschool group for three years. Then, I danced at The Children’s Ballet for 11 years.

Q: What is your favorite thing about dancing?
My favorite thing about dancing is the rush – that feeling you get when you finally conquer a difficult combination, or when you walk off stage after a performance you have been working on for months.

Q: Pointe shoe brand?
I wear Russian Pointe Rubin.

Q: What is your favorite ballet step?
I love pirouettes. I may not be great at turning, but I still love it.

Q: What is your dream ballet role?
My dream role would probably be the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker. It has always been my favorite ballet.

Q: What is something that you think is important in becoming a better dancer?
To become a better dancer, I believe confidence, determination, and dedication are keys components.

OUR MISSION

We serve students of all ages from Hendricks County and surrounding areas.

We are dedicated to providing high-quality dance instruction while helping students develop self-discipline, dedication, positive self-esteem, and an appreciation for the art of dance.

We value and nurture each student’s unique gifts of talent and creativity in a safe studio environment in order to educate, enrich, and inspire.

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