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For a list of classes and tuition prices, download the BGLV Brochure: BGLV Brochure – 2022-2023
For information about class attire, directions, parking, procedures, and protocol, download the BGLV Handbook: BGLV Handbook – 2022-2023
We offer classes for ages 3 to adult, including a Pre-Professional Division for the serious dance student. BGLV Brochure – 2022-2023
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.
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.
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. BGLV Brochure – 2022-2023
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.
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. BGLV Brochure – 2022-2023
Students ages 6 & up also have the opportunity to audition for Ballet Guild productions. Adults with or without dance experience will find our classes fulfilling and will gain a greater sense of well-being while learning a method of exercise that will last a lifetime.
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Ballet Guild continues to actively monitor the guidelines and mandates laid out by government of Pennsylvania and will update this portion as needed. These guidelines will most likely continue to evolve as more is learned about this disease.
UPDATE MARCH 3, 2022
Due to the decline in COVID-19 cases and recent changes in masking protocols, the Ballet Guild protocol for all students will be mask optional, effective immediately. Students may choose whether to wear masks during classes and/or rehearsals. These protocols may be changed at any time based on current conditions and recommendations. As always, please stay home if you have any symptoms of illness, and report any positive Covid-19 cases to the office.
*Special care has been given to clean and sanitize our facility for the safety of our dancers, staff, and families. Cleaning and sanitizing takes place between all classes.
*ENTER only through the front door on Main Street.
*EXIT only through the rear door at the Courtyard (off Walnut Street). Community students in the youth programs will be escorted to the rear door by their teachers. Parents should be on time and waiting for their child outside the rear door.
*Dressing Rooms will not be used. Dance attire should be worn to the class with street clothing covering. Students’ names should be placed on all belongings, including and especially leotards, dance bags, water bottles, and ballet slippers. Loaner shoes and leotards are not available.
*Young children in the Community Division (Pre-Ballet, Youth Ballet I, Youth Ballet II) should have a bag (with their name on it) in which their street shoes may be placed for accessibility after class. Please do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes before the class begins.
*Students should carry a water bottle with them daily. There is a Bottle Filling Station on the third floor. Water bottle sales are not available.
*Dance bags will be placed in an allocated place in the studio.
*Students should not attend classes if they have are ill or have COVID-19 symptoms. The office should be contacted immediately if a student is ill. Visit the following website for more information about COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
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