March 12, 2020
Dear Ballet Guild Students and Parents,
As concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) increase, the Ballet Guild board and staff would like to update you on how we are planning to approach this public health issue. We are following updates from the Bethlehem Area School District as well as the CDC. It is our priority to keep all students safe and healthy.
We would like to repeat the recommended measures that health agencies are suggesting:
The Ballet Guild is increasing its normal cleaning procedures to keep our facilities and equipment as free from germs as possible. Encouraging your children to wash hands before and after classes and rehearsals will help us greatly.
At this time the Ballet Guild is continuing its normal class and rehearsal schedule. If classes do need to be cancelled, we will communicate an adjusted schedule as soon as possible. We will do everything possible to keep our students safe and healthy.
Please feel free to contact the office with any questions or concerns.
The Ballet Guild Board of Directors, Artistic Director, and Staff
Sunday, March 15, 2020 – 12:00-1:30 pm, followed by a 30-45 minute Question & Answer session.
Open to dancers ages 13 & up.
$20 fee for BGLV students / $25 fee for non-BGLV students
Complete the registration form below & mail or email to the BGLV office.
Amy Brandt has been the editor in chief of Pointe magazine since 2014, following a 19-year dance career. Originally from Libertyville, IL, she trained at Dancenter North, the Ruth Page Foundation and the Milwaukee Ballet School. Ms. Brandt danced professionally with the Milwaukee Ballet and The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, dancing soloist roles in works such as Agon, Divertimento No. 15, La Valse, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, among others. In 2009 she started writing regularly for Pointe, most notably her “Ask Amy” advice column. She later became an associate editor for Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher. Ms. Brandt graduated summa cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College in 2014 with a BA in English and World Literatures, and currently serves on its advisory board.
“Peter Pan, the Ballet” Auditions – Saturday, January 25, 2020; 1:30-2:45 pm.
Open to BGLV Students in the Guild’s Community Division who are enrolled in classes at the Ballet Guild and who will be six years old no later than May 28, 2020.
The performances will be held on Friday, May 29 (10:00 a.m. for school students) and Saturday, May 30 (2:00 p.m. for the public). Rehearsals will begin on February 22, 2020.
The Jazz Classes scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2020 are canceled for this evening only.
The Adult Beginning Ballet class is cancelled for one evening only – Tuesday, November 5, 2019
The make-up class will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the same time schedule, 7:30-8:45 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:00-4:00 pm, at the beautiful Historic Hotel Bethlehem!
Tea & Treats – Nutcracker Story – Photo Opportunities with Dancers (bring your camera!)
Free Raffle – Boutique Items for Sale!
Tea Party Dress encouraged – all children must be accompanied by an adult. Use the order form above to purchase your tickets.
Now taking orders for our beautiful PYB Logo Wear items – black half-zip pullovers and black full-zip jackets – both in male and female styles and sizes, and both with high-quality professional embroidery by Lily DaVid. These items are made by Sport-Tek and make the perfect gift for your ballet friend or student – think holidays and birthdays! The jackets may be personalized for your special dancer!
Download the order form below and return with full payment today. In order to receive them in time for the holidays, your order needs to be placed with us no later than November 1st.
Information about sizes and the specifications of each item may be found on the order form. Order today! Pre-Sale, Pre-Paid orders only. No returns, no refunds, so please order carefully.
We are very pleased to announce that Principal Dancer Devon Teuscher and Soloist Dancer Alexandre Hammoudi, both with American Ballet Theatre, will be dancing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier, respectively, for this year’s Nutcracker production. Tickets are on sale at Zoellner Arts Center Box Office – Click here for more information; or call 610-758-2787.
Nutcracker Auditions – at BGLV studios – Sunday, September 15, 2019. $20. Must be registered BGLV students for this current season. Must be age 6 by December 10, 2019. A mandatory parent’s meeting will be held during each audition time.
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