Kinder Ballet Age 5-6
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 III & IV
Building upon basic/beginner material, the entire traditional class format is laid out at these levels. Students take 2 to 5 technique 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 V & VIAdvanced Levels
In depth knowledge of technique required. Focus is on strengthening, precision and artistry. Students take 4 to 8 technique classes weekly.
Our careful layering of technical skills ensures a healthy approach to successfully developing and mastering classical ballet technique. See our schedule on our home page.
Pointe & VariationsBy Invitation
As students demonstrate skill, strength and commitment necessary for pointe, they will be invited to work on pointe. Classes focus on developing correct and artful skill on pointe.
Pre-Ballet Age 3-5
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 & II Beginner Levels
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 4 technique classes per week.
Adults are welcome to take any class on our schedule, but special adult offerings are available.
Available for Ballet III and up. Class is a combination of modern dance styles focusing Graham, Horton, and Dunham techniques.
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. See our schedule on our home page.
Preparatory (Ages 3-6)
Integral to a professional dance education is the experience of working on a performance and dancing before a live audience.
The mission of the Ballet Arts Studio Company is to provide a pre-professional performance experience and setting for our most dedicated students, who have reached level III or higher. In providing this valuable opportunity, our unique and original performances are always enthusiastically received by the community. BABC traditionally stages a Holiday Showcase in December, and a Spring Dance Concert in May. Additionally the Ballet Arts Studio Company does small community outreach performances. Company auditions are held in September, however students may request an audition if they cannot make the audition.
The success of any ballet school can best be measured by the accomplishments of its students. We have been proud to see our students accepted, some receiving merit scholarships, into the following professional academies, companies and prestigious summer programs:
School of American Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre School, American Academy of Ballet, Carolina Ballet Theatre, University of the Arts, The Kirov Academy, Gelsey Kirkland Academy, Brandywine Ballet Company, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, The Rock School, Miami City Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet
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.
Annette Darr MitrovichInstructor
Annette Darr Mitrovich began training with her mother, under the Royal Academy of Dance. Annette then went on to study on scholarship at the PA Ballet School. She danced professionally with the PA Ballet Company for four years, and then joined Tulsa Ballet Theatre, where she performed professionally for three years.
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 Jones received her early ballet training from Maxim Ponomarenko and Nadia Pavlenko. She continued her training here at BABC, also attending Central PA Youth Ballet. Jennifer performed with the Brandywine Ballet Theatre for 4 years, receiving her Certificate in Ballet through West Chester University/Brandywine Ballet. Jennifer has her BSED in Mathematics from WCU and currently teaches math in the Central Bucks School District.
Anastasia Zlotnikov received her training from the Academy of Classical Ballet in Moscow, the Elmhurst School of Birmingham Royal Ballet and Joffrey Ballet in NYC. Ana performed professionally in Russia with the Kremlin Ballet Company and Moscow Chamber Ballet, and with many companies in the US including with Brighton Ballet Theater, Brooklyn Ballet, Michael Mao Dance Company, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, NJ Ballet, and Ballet Long Island. Ms. Zlotnikov has her BFA from Moscow University of the Arts.
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 our studio company 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