Kinder Ballet Age 5-6Sat, 10:00-11:00AM
Building upon Pre-ballet material, classes focus on ballet class manners and the importance of practice. Students are taught technical ballet skills appropriate to the physical and mental abilities of this age group, focusing on musicality, creativity, and joy of moving to music.
Ballet IIWed, 6:30-7:30PMFri, 4:30-5:30PM
Ballet IIITue, 4:30-6:00PMFri, 4:30-5:30PMSat, 11:00-12:30PM
Building upon basic/beginner material, the entire traditional class format is laid out at these levels. Students take 2 to 3 classes weekly.
Child Ballet Age 4+Thu, 12:30-1:20PMThu, 1:30-2:30PMSpecial daytime classes for home schooled children. Students are introduced to the basic dance elements of stretching arms legs, and feet, balance, turns, small and big jumps, basic ballet vocabulary, musical concepts of rhythm and tempo using musical variety.
Ballet IVMon, 6:00-7:30PMTue, 4:30-6:00PMWed, 4;30-6:00PMThu, 4:30-6:00PMSat, 11:00-12:30PM
In depth knowledge of technique required. Focus is on strengthening, precision and artistry. Students take 3-5 classes weekly.
Our careful layering of technical skills ensures a healthy approach to successfully developing and mastering classical ballet technique.
Ballet V/VIMon, 6:00-7:30PMTue, 6:00-7:30PMWed, 4:30-6:00PMThu, 6:30-8:00PMFri, 5:45-7:15PMSat 12:30-2:00PM
Pre-professional dance education. In depth knowledge of technique required. Focus is on strengthening, precision and artistry. Students take 4-7 classes weekly.
Pre-Ballet I Age 3-5Mon, 4:15-5:00PMTue, 10:00-10:45AMAge 3 by Sept. Classes focus on correct ballet class behavior, including taking turns and following directions. Activities and exercises encourage basic coordination skills, musicality, creativity, introductory ballet vocabulary, and experiencing the joy of moving to music.
Ballet I Mon, 5:00-6:00PMWed, 6:30-7:30PM
Beginning ballet technique for all ages. With a strong emphasis on musicality, students are introduced to vocabulary of beginner barre work, center work and traveling exercises. Students take 1 to 2 classes per week.
Pointe IMon, 7:30-8:00PMThu, 6:00-6:30PM
Pointe IITue, 7:30-8:00PM
Wed, 6:00-6:30PMSat, 2:00-3:00PM
By invitation. Students must take the preceding technique class.
Pre-Ballet II Age 4-6Sat, 9:00-9:50AM
Age 4 by Sept. Classes focus on correct ballet class behavior. Activities and exercises encourage basic coordination, musicality, creativity, introductory ballet vocabulary, and experiencing the joy of moving to music.
Students develop age appropriate skills, preparing their bodies and minds for the disciplined study of classical ballet, with a strong emphasis on musicality, proper class manners, creativity & joy of movement.
Preparatory (Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
While all students taking class will have the opportunity to perform in Spring and Holiday performances, the Studio Ensemble provides a more intensive program for students interested in committing more time to their training. Our pre-professional track program is enhanced with additional community outreach performances, field trips, classes and workshops.
Members of the Studio Ensemble have been accepted into prestigious national programs, universities and companies, including Joffrey Ballet School NYC, American Ballet Theatre School, Charleston Ballet Theater, American Academy of Ballet, University of the Arts, Brandywine Ballet Company, Gelsey Kirkland Academy The Rock School professional division.
The Ensemble is for students/dancers ages 10 and up who are at least at an intermediate level. Members of the ensemble are required to take the minimum amount of weekly ballet technique classes (4 or more) based on level.
Dedicated students ages 9 and under, taking at least 2 ballet technique classes weekly are eligible to participate in special Studio Ensemble performances as needed.
Work study opportunities are available for students/dancers who join the ensemble and demonstrate financial need. Please contact us form more information.
Bridget Ansinn Bridget received her early training from Gloria Govrin of the New York City Ballet, and was a scholarship student at the School of American Ballet (official school of NYCB), PA Ballet School, Princeton Ballet, and Point Park College. Bridget performed with PA Ballet, was a professional member of Ballet Theatre of Maryland, and a frequent professional guest artist with regional companies. Receiving teacher training from master teacher Finis Jhung and from Central PA Youth Ballet with Marcia Dale Weary, Darla Hoover and Melinda Howe, Bridget has been teaching all levels of ballet for nearly 20 years. Bridget participated in the Central PA Youth Ballet Teacher Training Workshop and studied under Marcia Dale Weary, Darla Hoover, and Melinda Howe. Bridget has her BA in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Adriane OrcuttModern Instructor
A Bucks County native, Adriane began her training at the Dance Theater of PA where she studied ballet and Ukranian Folk dance. As a teenager she studied modern dance and ballet at the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts, the school of Philadanco, under the instruction of Patricia Thomas (Martha Graham Company), Mitlon Myers (Alvin Ailey Company), and Delores Brown (SAB and New York Negro Ballet) . While still in high school, Adriane also studied and performed in the DeSales University BFA Dance program. Before Adriane went to college she was accepted into Danco II, Philadanco's apprentice company. Adriane attended Fordham University, where she studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center along side of Fordham/Ailey BFA students. There she studied with Denise Vale of the Graham Company and Ana Marie Forsythe master teacher of Horton Technique, as well as ballet with Celia Marino of Ballet Nacional de Venezuela. Adriane has a BA from Fordham University in Philosophy and Urban Studies and she has taught dance at several schools in New York and the Bronx.
Sharon has her BA in dance with a focus on ballet from La Roche College. She has danced professionally with the Roxey Ballet Company, Repertory Dance Theater, and has also danced with the Bucks County and Pocono Playhouse companies, as well as Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. Sharon received her early training from Trinette Singleton of the Joffrey Ballet, and also studied at the Joffrey Ballet School. Sharon currently teaches Basic through Advanced levels and Pointe.
Guest InstructorsThe opportunity to work with guest teachers coming from diverse professional backgrounds can be a very important component of a student’s training, and often serves as an even deeper inspiration!
We have been very happy to offer classes with the following guest teachers, some of whom we will have the pleasure of seeing again for 2012/2013!
Martha Chamberlain, former principal PA Ballet
Caralin Curcio, currently with PA Ballet
Edward Urwin, currently with American Repertory Ballet
Thomas Hanner, former director Mt. Vernon Ballet of Baltimore
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Kathleen Dwyer began her ballet training with Olga Kresin. She graduated magna cum laude in 2001 from Mercyhurst College with a Bachelor of Arts in dance/arts administration. Kathleen danced twelve years professionally for ballet companies including the Louisville Ballet, Charleston Ballet Theatre, Channel Islands Ballet, and Lake Erie Ballet. Over the years she has danced many classical full length ballets and various works by world-renown choreographers such as George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Val Caniporoli, Andre Prokovsky, Helen Pickett, Amy Sewiert, Adam Hougland, Mark Godden, Ben Stevenson, and many others. Kathleen has instructed at several different dance schools, teaching ballet, pointe, variations, creative movement and even public school dance education and outreach.
Jennifer received her early ballet training from Maxim Ponomarenko and Nadia Pavlenko. She continued her training at Ballet Arts of Bucks County, also attending Central PA Youth Ballet. Jennifer performed with the Brandywine Ballet Theatre, receiving a Certificate in Ballet through the West Chester University/ Brandywine Ballet program. Jennifer currently is studying mathematics with a concentration in secondary education at WCU.
Robyn received her early training from Constance Reynolds, performing principal roles with Ballet Theatre of Scranton. She was a full scholarship student at the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts and has studied with John White and Margarita Da Saa PA Academy of Ballet Robyn has her MBA in Marketing from Temple University. Robyn currently teaches Pre-ballet, Kinderballet and Primary Ballet.
PreBallet $81.00 USDKinderballet $85.00 USD1 Class/Week $91.00 USD2 Class/Week $155.00 USD3 Classes/Week $208.00 USD4 Classes/Week $248.00 USD5 Class/Week $303.00 USD6 Classes/Week $350.00 USD7 or More Classes/Week $375.00 USD
PreBallet $56.00 USDKinderballet $60.00 USD1 Class/Week $66.00 USD2 Class/Week $130.00 USD3 Class/Week $183.00 USD4 Class/Week $223.00 USD5 Class/Week $278.00 USD6 Class/Week $325.00 USD7 Or More Class/Week $350.00 USD
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Ballet Arts of Bucks County is located on the 2nd of floor of the Main Street Marketplace in the heart of Doylestown. The studio is also easily acccessible via public transportation, SEPTA R5 train and Rt 55 Bus.
Message from the Director
Ballet Arts of Bucks County is dedicated to offering exceptional training up to the professional level in a caring and positive environment for ages 3 to adult. From young child to teenager to adult, we strive to satisfy the needs of every student in working with them to achieve their personal or professional goals in the art of ballet.
Our syllabus of classes, qualified teachers and performance opportunities with The Studio Ensemble prepare students with the tools necessary for mastering the technique.
Please contact me for more information or if you have any questions/comments.
Director, Ballet Arts of Bucks County
22 S Main St, Suite 223
Doylestown, PA 18901