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The Ballet Centre in Murray
"We build quality dancers"

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gt_bluyw 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.
Proper technique 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. -

Star
Vicki Hawkes Scholarship
(for Intermediate-Centre students)

Star Renee Smith Scholarship
(for Kinderdance-Intermediate students)
**Scholarships are awarded at the summer performance**


gt_bluyw OUR QUALIFIED STAFF:
cc_purpMichelle 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 21st year as the artistic director of the Ballet Centre. Michelle has a BFA in ballet from the University of Utah

cc_purpSusan 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 44 years. Susan designs and makes all Ballet Centre production costumes.

cc_purpNatali 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 12 years. Natali has performed as a soloist in many Ballet Centre productions. Natali is married and has one son and a baby girl.

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Elizabeth 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.

cc_purpKaitlyn 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 Westminster College.

cc_purpSymbria Lewis - Symbria has been a teacher's assistant for 2 years and is an
accomplished dancer in the Centre class.This is her first year on our staff as a permanent teacher. Symbria loves working with young children.

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CLASS SCHEDULE
2014-2015

KINDER DANCE: Wednesday- 4:30-5:15pm
$120.00/Quarter - Red uniform
PRE-BALLET: Tuesday & Friday - 4:30-5:30pm
$160.00/Quarter - White uniform
LEVEL 1: Monday, Thursday - 4:30-5:30pm
$175.00/Quarter - Pink uniform
LEVEL 2: Monday & Thursday 5:30-6:45pm
$190.00/Quarter - Lavender uniform
LEVEL 3: Monday 4:30-5:45, Wednesday-4:30-5:45, Friday 5:30-6:30pm
$225.00/Quarter -Burgundy uniform
TEEN/ADULT: Monday, Thursday 6:45-8:15pm
$190.00/Quarter - Navy uniform
INTERMEDIATE: Tue. 4:30-5:45, Wed. 5:45-7:15,Fri. 6:30-7:15pm
$275.00/Quarter- Royal blue uniform
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED: Mon.5:45-7:15, Tue.5:30-7:00,Wed. 5:15-7:00pm
$300.00/Quarter-Teal uniform
ADVANCED-Mon, Tues,Wed, Thur, * Fri 4:30-6:30pm
$400/Quarter-Black uniform
CENTRE: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thur, 6:30-8:30pm
$400.00/Quarter - Hunter green uniform
*CHARACTER: Friday 4:30-6:30pm
(for skilled, accomplished dancers - by invitation only)

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gt_blugyPERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Student Showcase - December 13 7:00pm
Ballet Centre Theatre

Christmas Performance "A Christmas Dream" - December 16,17, 18
Ballet Centre Theatre - 7:00pm

Fairy Tale Ballet "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" March 19, 20, 21
Ballet Centre Theatre - 7:00pm

Progression Night - April 21, 22
Ballet Centre Theatre - 7:00pm

School Recital - July 7
Murray Park Amphitheater - 8:00pm

"Ballet Under the Stars" - July 10, 11
Murray Park Amphitheater - 8:30pm

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gt_grybk QUARTERS
(2014-2015)
Fall Quarter - September 2-November 26
Winter Quarter - November 27-February 14
Spring Quarter - February 16-April 18
Summer Quarter - April 19-July 7

gt_bluyw OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am-6:00pm
cc_purpBill Wright - Business Manager
cc_purpSusan Wright - Administrator

The Ballet Centre in Murray
#70 East 4880 South
Murray, Utah 84107
801-266-5066 FAX: 801-266-6009

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