November 2018 Newsletter

Welcome November!

Winter reminders:

In order to keep students (and teachers) healthy throughout the winter months, please keep students at home from dance if they have stayed home from school that same day due to illness.

The Children’s Ballet follows the Danville School System for closings due to weather. We will also keep you informed via email and social media.

The Nutcracker: Presented By Ballet Theatre of Indiana
3:00 pm, Sunday, December 23 at the Athenaeum (407 E Michigan St)

Throughout November and December, Miss Emily’s classes will learn dances, study music, and read stories about The Nutcracker. Let this study come to life for your dancer by joining us for a live performance of The Nutcracker! Group tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students, but seats are limited. Reserve yours today by emailing info@thechildrensballet.com. Payment may be submitted to your teacher (check or cash).

Mark your calendars for these upcoming performances and events…

Fall Into Dance: Anderson University’s annual fall concert showcasing student choreographic works on November 9th and 10th. Come out and support CB alumna Miss Vanessa who will be dancing! Find out more here.

Viennese Classics: Our friends at Hendricks Symphony will be presenting a concert of the music of Vienna Classical school on November 9 and 11. Find more information and get tickets here.

New Year’s Eve: Ring in the new year in style and support local arts at the 2018 Black And White Ball, held at the Hendricks County 4-H fairgrounds on New Year’s Eve. Proceeds will benefit artists and arts organizations in Hendricks County. Find out more and get tickets here.

Studio Spotlight:

Emily Miser, Artistic Director and Senior Instructor

Hello (or rather, bonjour)!

I will never forget the first time I walked into the pink house on Tennessee Street to register for my first official ballet classes at age six. I was so excited to start dancing, and I did so at The Children’s Ballet for the next 12 years. The Children’s Ballet holds a very special place in my heart – this studio is where I learned not only solid technique, performance skills, French terms, musicality, ballet history, and a love of
the arts, but I also discovered my love of teaching and the importance of a dance family.

I took these lessons with me as I went on to dance (a lot) at Anderson University, where I earned a degree in Dance Business summa cum laude and with departmental honors. In college I expanded not only my love of dance and technical skills, but also my choreographic and intellectual knowledge. During my time at college, I still periodically taught at The Children’s Ballet – I haven’t missed a performance since 1998!

When I’m not in the studio teaching, I’m probably in the studio dancing! I am a Co-Founder and the Director of Education and Communication with Crossroads Dance Indy, a local dance collective.

I’m so proud and grateful to be a part of The Children’s Ballet, from student to artistic director. As an instructor, I get to share my love and technique with all the wonderful students. As artistic director, I strive to maintain our high quality of dance education, as well as oversee and plan the spring performance and seek out additional artistic and growth opportunities.

Now in my fourth year of directorship, my focus continues to include increasing support for the arts and continuing to connect the arts organizations in Hendricks County, as well as creating future tuition scholarships for students. When we collaborate and support each other, we are stronger and can create amazing things in and for our community. I am so thankful for our amazing young people who fill it with dance and the incredible families who support us. The studio is truly a community effort, and I strive to continue the traditions from my time here with Miss Deni, while continuing to build our own future.

Thank you all so much for being a part of The Children’s Ballet. It is truly an honor to be able to share dance and everything I have gained from this studio with so many wonderful young people.

Miss Emily

IN CLASS

In Miss Emily’s classes we have had fun with Halloween dances, which included a parachute, leaping over a “mud puddle”, and having Halloween fun by dancing as witches, skeletons, and ghosts (ask your students which was their favorite!), and learning how to tell stories through dance with Hansel and Gretel.The featured music for our traditional Halloween dance is the famous piece for violin and orchestra “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saens. Did you know the violin is purposefully tuned off key to make this piece sound more eerie?

TERMS

Battement tendu (bat-MAHN tahn-DEW) – stretched. Working foot slides out without lifting toe from ground then returns to usually the original position. Both knees are kept straight. No noodle knees!

UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuition Due: first week of November (cash, check, online)

Thanksgiving Break: November 22-24

Trip to the Nutcracker: December 23 (presented by Ballet Theatre of Indiana at the Athenaeum)
OUR MISSION

The Children’s Ballet is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality dance instruction while instilling in students 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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OUR MISSION

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality dance instruction while instilling in students 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.

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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