What’s Happening in October…

We had a great first month of classes! It is wonderful to have so many new faces in the studio, and all of our returning dancers back in at the barre. We have a record number of students this season, as well as one new instructor added to our four returning faculty. This will be a great year for dance!

  • To find out more about us, check out our FAQ page on our website.
  • Just a reminder: we do not close for Halloween or fall break–there is just too much dancing to do! Our next studio closing is Thanksgiving break November 28-30.
  • Don’t forget you can find out important dates, dress codes, and studio policies on our website.

SCARECROW FEST

Come out to the Square in Danville starting October 5th to see our scarecrows!

HALLOWEEN WEEK

During the week of Halloween (10/28-11/2), you can donate $5 to The Children’s Ballet and break dress code for your class! This includes skirts, colored leotard, leggings, anything you can move easily in etc. No costumes, please. We are open for classes on Halloween.

HOMECOMING PARADE 2019

We had a blast participating in Danville’s Homecoming parade! Thanks to Steve and Brenda Koch for driving us.

NEW ARTS CENTER

We are so excited to share this conceptual design of the new arts center building in Plainfield! This will be the new performance venue for The Children’s Ballet. Completion is set tentatively for the end of 2022.

Studio Spotlight: Emily Miser, Artistic Director + 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. 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, storytelling, 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 my 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!

I’m excited to celebrate over 20 years as a part of the school (and it as a part of me) during our 32nd season. When I’m not in the studio teaching, I’m probably in the studio dancing! Currently, I am a Co-Founder and the Director of Education and Communication with Crossroads Dance Indy.

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 opportunities, such as our very first Nutcracker (which I am very excited about!). My focuses continue to be increasing support for the arts in Hendricks County and growing a strong future for the studio and its 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 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

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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