Congratulations to the Ballet Guild’s pre-professional students who have been accepted into the following excellent ballet summer intensives: American Ballet Theatre (New York/North Carolina/Alabama), Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, Boston Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive, The Rock School, Joffrey Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Terra Firma Dance, and Burklyn Ballet (Edinburg Connection). We applaud your accomplishments and look forward to hearing about your summer experiences!
All classes and rehearsals scheduled for Monday, October 29th are cancelled due to the storm. Please check WFMZ and the website for updates for the remainder of the week.
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Congratulations to the Ballet Guild’s pre-professional students who have been accepted into the following excellent ballet summer intensives: Harid Conservatory, American Ballet Theatre (New York, Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Bermuda), Carolina Ballet, Briansky Ballet Center, The Rock School, Joffrey Ballet (New York, Bolshoi Exchange), and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. We applaud your accomplishments and look forward to hearing about your summer experiences!
The Ballet Guild is proud to announce that the five students who recently competed in the Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals in Philadelphia received excellent scores – Abigail Altemose (Pre-Competitive Division), Natalie Hedrick, Natalie Krupka, and Jillian Sinko (Junior Division), and Rachel Altemose (Senior Division). In addition, Natalie Hedrick has been invited to the New York Intensive, including Master Classes and the Stars of Today Meet Stars of Tomorrow Gala, to be held in April! We congratulate our students on their accomplishments and their dedication to the art of dance!
Due to the weather, all classes for Saturday, 1/21/12 have been cancelled. Parent observation will take place next Saturday, 1/28/12, for the missed classes.
The Ballet Guild is pleased and excited to announce that five students will be competing in the Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals in Philadelphia from January 13-15. Rachel Altemose will perform in the Senior Division (variation from Coppelia), Natalie Krupka (variation from Paquita), Natalie Hedrick (variation from Fairy Doll), and Jillian Sinko (variation from Don Quixote), will each perform in the Junior Division, and Abigail Altemose (variation from Sleeping Beauty) will compete in the Pre-Competitive Division. We are very proud of all our dancers and wish each of them the best of luck!
Due to the weather, the Nutcracker rehearsals for Saturday, October 29, 2011 have been changed as follows:
12:30-1:30pm Angels – rehearsal WILL be held
1:30-2:30pm Polichinelles – rehearsal WILL be held
2:30-4:30 Party Scene – REHEARSAL CANCELLED
4:30-5:30 Battle Scene – REHEARSAL CANCELLED
The Ballet Guild has a new logo for The Nutcracker 2011, designed by our very own instructor, Elisabeth Holowchuk! Not only is Elisabeth a soloist with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, she owns her own company, “Stylish Ink”, and draws all of the custom designs for her products. Look for the Bethlehem Moravian Star on the Nutcracker’s hat, and the hidden mouse at his feet. Our new logo can be found on the posters advertising The Nutcracker 2011, as well as t-shirts for all cast members. Any non-cast members interested in ordering their own Nutcracker t-shirt may contact the Ballet Guild.
The Ballet Guild is excited to announce that Elisabeth Holowchuk, soloist with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, will begin teaching weekly at the Ballet Guild in November 2011. Ms. Holowchuk has danced in several BGLV productions, including The Nutcracker (Snow Queen & Sugar Plum Fairy) in 2008 and The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Ballerina) in 2010. She was trained at the School of American Ballet, has been a member of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet since 2001, and was promoted to the rank of Soloist in 2008. She also owns the design company Stylish Ink, and recently created the Ballet Guild’s 2011 Nutcracker logo! We are pleased to welcome her to the Ballet Guild!
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