Celebrating over 50 years

Master Class with Amy Brandt of Pointe Magazine’s “Ask Amy”

Posted on 2.25.20 in Blog

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 – Master Class Registration Form – 3/15/2020


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 AgonDivertimento No. 15La ValseSwan Lake and The Nutcracker, among others. In 2009 she started writing regularly for Pointemost 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

Posted on 1.8.20 in Blog

“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.

School Reservation Form – Nutcracker & Peter Pan – 2019-2020

Tuesday Jazz Classes Canceled

Posted on 1.7.20 in Blog

The Jazz Classes scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2020 are canceled for this evening only.

Adult Beginning Ballet class cancelled for one evening only – Tuesday, November 5

Posted on 11.4.19 in Blog

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

Nutcracker Tea Party

Posted on 10.25.19 in Blog

Nutcracker Tea Party Invitation – 2019

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.

PYB Logo Wear Now Available To Order!

Posted on 10.25.19 in Blog

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.

PYB Logo Jackets & Pullovers Order Form – 2019

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.

Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier Announced for the 2019 Nutcracker performances!

Posted on 10.17.19 in Blog

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 Announced!

Posted on 8.15.19 in Blog

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.

    • 12:30-1:30 pm, ages 6-8
    • 1:30-2:45 pm, ages 9-13
    • 3:00-4:30 pm, ages 14 & up


Pennsylvania Youth Ballet / Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley Elects New Board Members

Posted on 7.16.19 in Blog

Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley recently held its annual meeting at which time elections took place for officers and members of the Board of Directors. The officers and their affiliations for the 2019-2020 season are as follows: President, Jennifer L. Altemose, Esq. of Bethlehem (Attorney); Vice President, Tjasa Crofoot Ritchey of Hellertown (Assistant Swim Coach – Parkland Aquatic Club); Lori M. George of Fogelsville, Secretary (Preschool Teacher – First Presbyterian Church of Allentown); and Treasurer, Julian Ritchey of Hellertown (Vice President of Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy, Sanofi Pasteur).

Current board members and their affiliations are:  Amy Belet of Phillipsburg, NJ (First Grade Teacher – Belvidere School District); Amanda Lovell of Breinigsville (Director of Public Engagement – Allentown Art Museum); Emily Quiros of Coopersburg, (Pediatric Anesthesiologist – St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children); Kim Shively of Bethlehem (Professor of Anthropology – Kutztown University); Elisabeth Sollog of Bethlehem (Tax Associate – Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Former Soloist – Suzanne Farrell Ballet); Joyce Yoder, LSW of Allentown (Bereavement Coordinator – Hospice Compassus)

The Ballet Guild, under the direction of Karen Kroninger Knerr since 2008, is the parent organization of Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Classes are offered from September through May, as well as during a six-week summer intensive program, including a wide variety of community classes for children ages three to adults. Students have the opportunity to perform alongside luminaries in the dance world in PYB’s annual production of The Nutcracker at Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, as well as in numerous outreach and education programs held throughout the Lehigh Valley during the year.