ABOUT THE BALLET CENTRE:
At the Ballet Centre we emphasize the development of
the student where your child is the main focus.
We stress the anatomical development
of a young dancer learning self -esteem through self-discipline.
is important in the growth of any dancer. With our adaptation of the Russian Method
of ballet, we have gained an extended appreciation of the role physics plays in proper
balance of the body. This understanding, imparted to our students from their earliest
experiences here enables them to exquisitely perform the dramatic jumps, turns and
rapid changes required.
All classes are accompanied by a pianist, this enables
the teacher to give their full and uninterrupted attention to teaching rather than
fumbling with recorded music. The Ballet Centre has its own theatre and scenery and
provides costumes for all performances at no cost to the parents.
- We administer
discipline with the upmost care and compassion. Our teachers are well trained in
the art of classical ballet and follow a specific syllabus throughout the year. -
Vicki Hawkes Scholarship
(for Intermediate-Centre students)
Renee Smith Scholarship
(for Kinderdance-Intermediate students)
are awarded at the summer performance**
OUR QUALIFIED STAFF:
Armstrong - received her early training with Susan Wright and studied with Willam
Christensen for nine years. She was a corps de ballet member with Ballet West in
the 1986-87 season and performed with New York City Ballet with Jacques d'Amboise
in Sun Valley, Idaho in 1988. In 1991-92, she studied and danced with Anatoli Kucheruk
of the Kiev Ballet, Russia. This is her 22nd year as the artistic director of the
Ballet Centre. Michelle has a BFA in ballet from the University of Utah
Wright - Administrator, Teacher and Founder of the Ballet Centre has changed
the format of the Ballet Centre and her own method to the Russian Ballet Method.
Susan received her training from the late Jean Renee and has taught locally for 45
years. Susan designs and makes all Ballet Centre production costumes.
Baker - started ballet 21 years ago and studied at the Classical Ballet Conservatory
in Orem, Utah and was a member of The College of Eastern Utah's Ballet Repertory
Ensemble. After taking a two-year break to get her degree, she came to the Ballet
Centre and has been a member of the centre class for the past 13 years. Natali has
performed as a soloist in many Ballet Centre productions. Natali is married and has
one son and a baby girl.
Armstrong - Elizabeth has been a part of the Ballet Centre her whole life. She
has danced in leading roles in the Ballet Centre productions and staged many ballets
for "Ballet Under the Stars." Elizabeth has been a teacher's assistant
in character class and choreographed several Ballet Centre productions. She is currently
pursuing an Engineering degree at the University of Utah.
Daughtery - Kaitlyn has been dancing at the Ballet Centre for 11 years and is
currently in the Centre class. In 2010 she became a teacher's assistant and taught
various classes at the Ballet Centre as a substitute teacher where she quickly developed
a love of teaching. This is her third year as a member of our teaching staff. In
addition to dancing and teaching, Kaitlyn is working on her degree in English at
Lewis - Symbria has been a teacher's assistant for 2 years and is an
dancer in the Centre class.This is her first year on our staff as a permanent teacher.
Symbria loves working with young children.
Amber Giles-Amber began dancing
at the Ballet Centre in 1999. She has been the stage manager since 2005. Amber holds
a BA Degree in Graphic Design from Southern New Hampshire University and calls the
Ballet Centre her home awaw from home.
KINDER DANCE: Wednesday- 4:30-5:15pm
$120.00/Quarter - Light
PRE-BALLET: Tuesday & Friday - 4:30-5:30pm
- White uniform
LEVEL 1: Monday, Thursday - 4:30-5:30pm
- Pink uniform
LEVEL 2: Monday & Thursday 5:30-6:45pm
- Lavender uniform
LEVEL 3: Monday 4:30-5:45, Wednesday-4:30-5:45, Friday
$225.00/Quarter -Burgundy uniform
OPEN CLASS: Monday, 6:45-8:15pm
- Ballet attire uniform
INTERMEDIATE:Mon. 5:45-7:15, Wed. 5:45-7:15,Fri. 6:30-7:30pm
Royal blue uniform
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED: Tues.5:30-7:00, Wed. 5:15-7:00pm,Thurs.6:45-8:15
ADVANCED-Mon, Tues,Wed, Thur, Fri 4:30-6:30pm
CENTRE: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thur, 6:30-8:30pm
$400.00/Quarter - Hunter
*CHARACTER: Friday 4:30-6:30pm
(for skilled, accomplished
dancers - by invitation only)
Student Showcase - December 12 7:00pm
Original pieces choreographed
and performed by advanced students also...
"Nutcracker Suite" pieces
performed by advanced students and accompanied by the live Guitar Ensemble from the
School of Performing Arts
Ballet Centre Theatre
"A Christmas Dream" - December 15,16,17,
Ballet Centre Theatre - 7:00pm
Tale Ballet "Wizard of Oz" March 17,18,19
Ballet Centre Theatre
Progression Night - April 19.20
Ballet Centre Theatre -
School Recital - July 12
Murray Park Amphitheater
"Ballet Under the Stars" - July 15, 16
Park Amphitheater - 8:30pm
Fall Quarter - September
Winter Quarter - November 30-February 12
Spring Quarter - February
Summer Quarter - April 25-July 12
Wright - Business Manager
Wright - Administrator
The Ballet Centre in Murray
#70 East 4880 South
Murray, Utah 84107
For more information and a free
brochure call 801-266-5066 or 801-455-0733
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