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All Classes Canceled – Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Posted on 2.20.19 in Blog

Again – another snow and ice storm is forcing us to cancel all classes for Wednesday, February 20, 2019! We hope spring will soon be here!

Sad News

Posted on 2.19.19 in Blog

The Ballet Guild organization mourns the passing of a long-time BGLV board member, friend, and supporter, John L. Cleveland, on Saturday, February 16, 2019.  He made a difference in many lives through his service to the community and was greatly admired and loved by all who knew him.

There will be a viewing on Wednesday February 20, from 6PM-8PM and on Thursday February 21, from 10AM-11AM followed by the Funeral Service at 11AM in the John F. Herron Funeral Home 458 Center At Market Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial will follow in Nisky Hill Cemetery in Bethlehem. Click here for more information.

All classes canceled today – Tuesday, February 12

Posted on 2.12.19 in Blog

Because of the winter storm, all classes are canceled for today.

Classes & Rehearsal Canceled Today

Posted on 1.30.19 in Blog

Classes and the rehearsal scheduled for this afternoon and evening are canceled because of the approaching blustery winter blast of snow and cold!

Classes Canceled Today

Posted on 1.29.19 in Blog

All classes are canceled for today – Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – because of the winter storm.

Audition for “Coppelia”! BGLV Community Division Students!

Posted on 1.16.19 in Blog

Audition for “Coppelia” – BGLV/PYB 2019 spring ballet!

Students enrolled in the Ballet Guild’s Community Class Division who will be age 6 by May 31, 2019 are invited to audition for “Coppelia” on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 1:00-2:30 pm at BGLV studios. For more information, download flyer below:

Community Division – Spring Ballet Audition Announcement 2019

The Nutcracker at Zoellner!

Posted on 12.13.18 in Blog

The Ballet Guild’s 50th Nutcracker production features new costumes and new backdrops, including this living room, complete with portraits of Alexi Ramov and Marjorie Berlin Fink painted on the wall – look closely! Magnificent artistry by Carl Sprague, concept by BGLV Artistic Director Karen Kroninger Knerr. This wonderful production is accompanied by a full orchestra, the Southside Sinfonietta, conducted by Eugene Albulescu, the BGLV Music Director. Student choirs lend their voices to the lovely Snow Scene.

The new costumes by Kristin Dundon include a new “Mother Ginger” (photo below) as created by the wizards of Scaramouche, Mark & Bob. She spins and moves so effortlessly on stage!

We hope you have a chance to experience this most gorgeous creation of sight and sound – everyone who has worked on this production – dancers, guest dancers, artists, volunteers, staff, board members, directors, crew – have all given their time, talents, and their heartful souls to this marvelous 50th anniversary production of the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley and its Pennsylvania Youth Ballet! Photos by Hub Willson.

Classes canceled for Thursday, November 15, 2018

Posted on 11.15.18 in Blog

All classes are canceled for Thursday, November 15, 2018 because of the winter storm.  This would be a good time to purchase your tickets for our 50th Nutcracker production coming up in December! Visit our “Performances” page for more information: Click here

Or, how about a donation of a new Snowflake costume? We still could use some funding for those – help us out by clicking here

No amount is too small – every dollar counts! Thank you!

Nutcracker Celebration Party – 50 years!

Posted on 11.5.18 in Blog

Friends, family members, and current and former BGLV dancers/students are cordially invited to our 50th Anniversary Nutcracker “Celebration Party” on December 16 from 4:30-7:30 P.M. at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. See the invitation and reply form below for complete information and how to get your tickets. Don’t miss this exciting holiday event!

BGLV 50th Nutcracker Celebration Invitation 2018

50th Anniversary Celebration – Reply Form

Please join us! Send your completed reply form with your payment to

50th Anniversary Nutcracker Celebration, c/o Jill Weinhold, 6119 Palomino Drive, Allentown, PA 18106

Open for classes & rehearsals as scheduled this weekend!

Posted on 10.19.18 in Blog

Classes and rehearsals will be held as scheduled. Please plan ahead for possible traffic and parking needs.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday—October 19, 20, 21

Runner’s World — Half Marathon & Festival at Arts Quest

 The City of Bethlehem will be host to this event during the weekend. Street closures may happen from time to time during the marathons, where two of them have part of their route running through various parts of Bethlehem.  Most of the activities, however, will take place in South Bethlehem.  Visit the Runner’s World website for schedules & maps.