September 2017 Newsletter

Welcome! We are so glad that the 2017-2018 season is underway and are excited to be back in the studio.

We had a busy summer expanding the studio space, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Our 30th season brings new opportunities, teachers, board members, morning classes, and best of all, more dancing! We are so happy to have been dancing in Danville for 30 years – check out our website/Facebook for “30 Years of Dancing in Danville” photos featuring former and current students!

Don’t forget about the free WIFI in the studio (the password is our phone number 3173167373).

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates, news, and photos!

Thank you for being a part of the 30th season of The Children’s Ballet!

Notes on Tuition

Tuition is due on the first of every month. A late fee will be added for payments after the 15th of the month. $15 monthly tuition discount for each additional student from the same family. Tuition discount for boys is 50% per month. Save 10% (almost an entire month of tuition!) if you pay for the full year. Note that annual tuition payments are non-refundable.

As always, credit cards are welcome at the studio or through the website, as well as checks (payable to The Children’s Ballet). Coming later this month: set up an account on our website to view past payments and set up automatic monthly payments.

Studio Spotlight: Heidi Eads-Jones, Lead Senior Instructor

Miss Heidi has brought incredible experiences, extensive training, wonderful talent, and a wealth of knowledge to The Children’s Ballet since 2003. She studied dance at Wuerttenberg State Theater Dance Academy, Butler University, Indiana University, and most recently, at Gaellic College in Nova Scotia! She has trained in ballet technique, pointe, classical and contemporary ballet repertoire, pas de deux, character and national dance, Spanish, Slavic, and Ceilidh dance, modern dance, jazz technique, dance theory, dance history, choreology, and choreography.

Her international professional experience comes from solo, demi-solo, and corps de ballet positions with well-known companies such as Bolshoi Ballet (formerly USSR), Stuttgart Ballet (Germany), Hamburg State Ballet (Germany), Indianapolis Ballet Theater (Indiana), Hartford Ballet (Connecticut), Frankfurt and Neurnberg Municipal Ballet Theaters (Germany). She has also made guest appearances in France, Italy, Poland, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, and USA. Her teaching and choreographic positions have included Ballet Arts Academy, Indiana University Department of Dance, La Salle de Danse, Jordan College of Butler University, The Children’s Ballet, Clara Noyes Academy of Ballet Internationale, Russian Ballet Academy of Indiana, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble at Performer’s Edge Dance Studio, Indianapolis School of Ballet, Windfall Dancers, G. Scotten Talent Center, and J2 Dance Studio. She has choreographed over five all-school productions as well as works commissioned by the Indiana Repertory Theater, and CIDE Summer Intensives. Miss Heidi is also a certified yoga teacher, completing her 500 hour teacher certification according to the Indiana Yoga Alliance standards and criteria. She is also certified in Yogic Stress Management Therapy.

Did you know Miss Heidi is also an Art History educator? She holds a Master of Arts in Art History from Ohio State University and was an graduate teaching assistant at OSU. She also has been an adjunct professor of Art History at Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI from 2010-2015. She is a member of the National Society of Arts and Letters, Phi Beta Kappa, and Golden Key Honor Society. She received the Indiana University Friends of the Arts scholarship and a Fellowship at Ohio State University. Miss Heidi is also a published author, having written dance reviews from the Bloomington Herald Telegraph and authored To Have Art is to Have Life, The Eads of Mason County, West Virginia; A Genealogical and Historical Perspective, Dancing Shamans and Grinning Cocoons, Taking in a Bear, and The Forgotten Regiment. The 13th West Virgina Volunteer Infantry Regiment… the Games Set of Felows.

We are extremely blessed to have Miss Heidi on staff; she not only has the amazing credentials above, but she is an effective, knowledgeable, and inspirational instructor, role model, and mentor to us all at The Children’s Ballet!

In Class

In Miss Emily’s classes this month, we will learn to hold our hand positions and the basic feet positions. We will also work on muscle memory and movement skills. Our featured music Pachelbel’s Canon in D.


Plié (plee ay): means bent, bending – of the knee or knees.

Upcoming Performances

Hendricks County Symphony: Our friends at the Hendricks Symphony will be performing “Reformation” September 22 & 24.

Celebration: Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is celebrating their 20th anniversary season with “Celebration!” September 22 & 23.

Did You Know?

The Children’s Ballet is recognized as a 501(c)3 by both the state of Indiana and the IRS! We can now accept tax-deductible donations: partner with us to support our students.

Our unending gratitude to Ron and Jenny Randolph (Weaver Randolph Funeral Home) for establishing the Randolph Pointe Shoe fund. Email to find out how you can help keep our students on their toes!

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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.


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.