Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Spring Session Registration Now Open

It is finally here! Our new class times and dates have been added to the schedule page for next session, starting March 16th. 

Class sizes are limited so please get in touch to save a place! Email us at banlebaneo@gmail.com to register. 



Thursday, February 6, 2014

Instagram!

Whitley Ballet School is now on Instagram! Follow us and don't forget to tag your photos and videos of your dancer in our classes! 

Also - our new Spring Session dates (starting March 16th) and class times will be released next week! For registration info please email banlebaneo@gmail.com


Monday, January 20, 2014

New Sunday Afternoon Class Added!

Our 2 - 4 Year Old Sunday morning Ballet classes are full for this session, but we have a new class on the schedule: 

2 - 4 Years Ballet/Creative Movement: Sundays 2:00pm - 2:45pm  

Registration will be closing for the recital by the end of next Sunday, 26th January. There is still room to join (if it's not nap-time for your dancer!) by sending an email (banlebaneo@gmail.com) or calling (213-304-6523)




Sunday, January 5, 2014

Open day - what a turn out!


Wow - a huge Thank You to everyone that came to our Open Day today and braved the chaos to try out some of the games and exercises from our classes - there were SO many new faces and friends! 

It was wonderful to see all the different age groups dancing together and to meet everyone even if it was briefly, if you had a question you didn't get a chance to ask please feel free to email or call. I noticed some new dancers that were a bit shy and overwhelmed with all the unfamiliar kids, so if this was your little one please bear in mind that our regular class sizes are much smaller and less intimidating! I also saw some young ballerinas totally enjoying the crowd and the limelight, and were natural entertainers! 

Our 2-4 year old and 4-5 year old Ballet classes are now completely full on Sundays, but we do still have a few spaces left on Wednesdays so do get in touch if you are thinking of signing up. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone again in class! 
- Natalie


(Thank you to Bailey's Mom Jen for this Open Day photo!)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

January Open Day!

Join us on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 for our Open Day!

 If you're thinking of signing up your young dancer for classes, this is a great chance to try out all things Ballet. We'll have lots of activities from 10:30am - 1pm, and a trial class at 12noon to see what ballet class is like! 

The next session begins a week later on January 12th, 2014, for 7 weeks ($70 when you sign up before the 2nd class). The new schedule will be up soon, and we're planning our Spring Recital at the end of this session so be sure to sign up in January to be a part of our performance!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Ballerinas - paper decorations

Our teacher Miss Natalie is usually teaching ballet class, but right now she is busy with paper crafts! She's making paper Ballerinas to hang as ornaments this holiday season - they are still in the decorating stage and will be painted and glittery eventually... we can't wait to see what they'll look like hanging on a Ballet Christmas Tree!







Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ballet Inspiration: Anna Pavlova

One of the most influential dancers in the history of Ballet, Anna Pavlova is famous throughout the world for dancing 'The Dying Swan'. We've come across this wonderful rare footage showing some of her other dances filmed in the 1920's. She was instrumental in the development of the modern day Pointe shoe, and had a distinctive style that was not dependent on powerful technical ability and gymnastic tricks, but on acting, musicality and feeling.

More on her life and career can be found on the Wikipedia page 


Anna Pavlova, The Dying Swan.
Photo found at russianballethistory.com/annapavlovathelegend.htm