**Last Minute Gift Ideas!
*We have some stylish commemorative Glens Falls Ballet and Dance t-shirts for sale in the lobby. Girl's sizes start at 4/5 and go up to 10/12. Shirts are black with pink logo on front and dancer on the back with school initials and "50 Years & Counting" There are a couple of large child tshirts with blue lettering left for any boy who may be interested. Children's tshirts are only $15. For older dancers, there are a couple of medium and large adult v-neck tshirts with the school logo on the front in pink. They are more form-fitted for young women and are only $20.
*Earrings! We also have some beautiful Japanese paper earrings made and donated by Darlene Russo (a very talented Reiki expert and mom to one of our dancers.)At only $5 per pair,the earrings make the perfect extra gift for your favorite dancer! Come on into the studio and ask at the desk. You only have Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week to purchase...
**Second Trimester Tuition is due Tomorrow ( Monday, December 19!) Please stop in at the front desk, or send your dancer with a check. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, checks and cash for your convenience. Grandparents, aunts and uncles: Gift Certificates are also available for dance tuition, too!!!
**Classes will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Holiday break will be from Thursday, December 22 through Monday, January 2. Classes resume Tuesday, January 3.
Calling All Dancers!
We're into our second week of classes and this is looking like a positive and exciting dance year! New faculty members David Otto and Ginger Morris are fitting right in, and the Beginner Jazz class is enjoying Miss Emily, our teen dancer/instructor. We wanted to let you all know that it's not too late to sign up for additional classes. We're also looking for PARENTS, siblings and friends! Why not join the fun? Check out the following:
ADULTS - Country Heat Live! on Monday nights from 7:15 til 8:00 is an energizing and fun head to toe workout for any level-set to lively country rock music. No complicated routines to memorize, no high impact moves, yet a great workout! Come give it a try and you'll be stomping, clapping, (laughing,) and burning some major calories!
Adult Ballet is offered Wednesday nights from 7:30 til 8:30 with Robert, and Thursday nights from 7:00 til 8:00 with David Otto. Both instructors are former NYC Ballet soloists and give terrific classes. Have you always wished you had studied ballet, or studied as a child and now miss the grace and discipline? It's time to do something for yourself. All levels welcome!
Adult Tap classes run Thursday nights from 7:30 til 8:30 with Miss Kim. What can we say - how about a variety of great music from several decades and lots of laughter as you tap tap your troubles away (at least for an hour a week!) Classes incorporate classic tap technique and fun rhythms in both center and traveling combinations.
PRESCHOOL classes with Miss Ginger - Creative Movement meets Mondays from 3:45 til 4:30. The program creatively engages 3 and 4 year old children in movement and activities developmentally appropriate for their age. Classes build coordination, balance and strength, combined with social skills, direction, and music appreciation
Tappy Toes meets Wednesdays from 3:15 til 4:00. Also for 3 and 4 year old children, the program introduces mini dancers to counting with music and exploring fun rhythms with their feet and hands. Both Tappy Toes and Creative Movement perform with us in May on stage at the Charles Wood Theater! Adorable....
Pre-ballet class and Ballet A both have some openings on Wednesdays. Pre-ballet is for 5 and 6 year old children and runs 4:30 til 5:30. Ballet A is a beginner class for children aged 7-10 and runs 5:30 til 6:30. Both classes are being instructed by our very talented and experienced Miss Ginger! These are the formative years to develop a love for ballet, and being taught correctly from the start is key to success!
Please call the studio at 793-9201 with any questions regarding these or any other classes (or shoot us an email.)Trial classes available. Referrals of new students mean discounts for your second trimester tuition! Spread the word and enjoy sharing the art of dance (and the savings!)
Thank you for choosing the Glens Falls Ballet and Dance Center. We appreciate your business and truly care about all of our dance families!
All Dancers Welcome!
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Congratulations Collin McKenzie!
Congratulations to Collin McKenzie for being accepted into the NYSSA Program. New York State Summer School of the Arts Intensive Ballet Program, a month long program of intensive training which is held at Skidmore College. The students will be attending the NYCB performances every evening.
Congratulations Ling Minucci!
Our very own Ling Minucci, age 13, in an article highlighting her many achievements in her ballet career. She has been accepted into New York City Ballet performing at SPAC for 5 seasons along with our Cassandra Wagemann (2 seasons), and Sara Ross (2 seasons), Juilia Ross ( 1ST season ) ,AND THIS YEAR, 2016, THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON! Our Robert opened SPAC IN 1966! These girls have performed in, Circus Polka, Union Jack ,A Midsummer's Night Dream . Ling has also been accepted into and summer intensives at the American Ballet Theatre, and attended the Joffrey Ballet School, and the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts with Miranda Weese, the Bolshoi Ballet School.
Ling has been accepted and has attended the New York State Summer School of the Arts Ballet Program for the summer of 2015. She was also selected for the Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive and invited to the Vail Valley Dance Intensive in Colorado, and most recently to the School of American Ballet ( New York City Ballets official school)
We are also very proud of Collin McKenzie for being accepted into the NYSSA (New York State Summer School of the Arts) Ballet Intensive
We are so excited that we have students performing in the 50th season of the New York City Ballet. It bring us much joy and pride, and tears to Roberts eyes.
This year we , our school is also celebrating our 50th year in business!
Dance Classes for ages 3 to Adult
Creative Rhythm & Movement • Pre Ballet • Ballet • Pointe & Variation
Contemporary/Lyrical • Modern • Tap • Jazz • Hip Hop
Choreography & Improvisation • Musical Theatre Dance
We are an "Established" school that has been operating since 1965. Our staff is a mature dance family committed to your child. The school offers clean facilities, a safe environment, is Handicap accessible with ample parking. We are experienced and passionate and offer classes to ages 3 to adult.
No Certification or tests needed in the teaching of "Balancine or Vaganova" technique other than experience.
Top 10 Reasons to Join Our Studio:
- Multiple performance opportunities, minimal costume fees; no additional performance fees for dancers; annual Nutcracker opened to children as young as age 5! Spring concert in professional theater. (Charles R. Wood Theatre)
- Very experienced, professional and dedicated faculty
- Large facility, convenient parking; sprung dance floors to prevent injury and fatigue
- Clean, safe environment – ample dressing room, separate homework/break room, comfortable lobby
- Committed to the development of confidence, poise and determination in children AND TIME MANAGEMENT.
- Proper dance technique, terminology and etiquette taught.
- Appropriate choreography and costume choices
- Ideal class length for the youngest through advanced dancer to progress
- Communication with parents: newsletters, Facebook, email, website, announcement board in lobby
- Variety of dance classes offered- Our Unlimited class options allows for study of dance in diverse genres
- Bonus, Very competitive prices!!!