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NOW ENROLLING FOR ALL SUMMER CLASSES – CLICK HERE!

 

WEATHER RELATED CANCELLATIONS

Weather-related cancellation or closing announcements will be made via the following website:  WFMZ-TV 69News Stormcenter Update | wfmz.com  (use the words “Ballet Guild” when searching)

 

Our 2024-2025 season will begin the week of September 9, 2024! Check back later for updated information about Ballet Boot Camp and Nutcracker Auditions!

 

CLASS INFORMATION 

We offer classes for ages 3 to adult, including a Pre-Professional Division for the serious dance student.

Our teachers foster a positive and supportive learning environment in each class, where students will be encouraged to build confidence through accomplishments in dance. To meet the needs of our students, we offer classes through our two-division system: Pre-Professional and Community. Students in both divisions may audition for our yearly production of The Nutcracker at Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, as well as our annual Spring Ballet, and other productions that may occur throughout the year.

Males Dance Free at Ballet Guild! Dance students ages 3 through adult are invited to attend classes tuition free!  Students interested in the Pre-Professional Division must have dance experience and audition for placement.

 

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

 

This intense course of study is designed for the serious dance student with previous ballet experience and include Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, & Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT). Placement of all students in this division is determined by audition. For more information, email pyb@rcn.com or telephone the office (610-865-0353). 

Classes emphasize the development of ballet skills with a focus on knowledge, proper placement, and alignment. Students will learn ballet vocabulary through barre and centre work while building stamina, strength, flexibility, and musicality. In addition to Pointe work, classes in Variations, Repertoire, Tap, Jazz, and Modern are also given. Additional performance opportunities will take place throughout the year.

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is included in the class schedule for Pre-Professional Division students. This revolutionary supplementary dance training (developed by Marie Walton-Mahon) will sharpen technical precision and includes exercises to strengthen core stability, muscle control, and balance. Click here for more information about this exciting program! In this class, students will be working with various sizes of exercise balls (provided by BGLV) and resistance bands on a yoga mat. Each student may provide his/her own Resistance Band measuring 6” wide and 9 feet long; or may purchase one for $10.00 at the Ballet Guild. Students should bring his/her own yoga mat.

 

 

COMMUNITY DIVISION

 

Classes are offered for ages three through adult. The youngest students begin with an introduction to the basics of ballet; these include rhythm, dynamics, and terminology. Youth level classes are offered for the student who wishes to learn ballet or improve his/her technique without the commitment required in the Pre-Professional Division.

Students ages 6 & up also have the opportunity to audition for Ballet Guild productions. Adults with dance experience will find our classes fulfilling and will gain a greater sense of well-being and technical knowledge.