Tuesday, November 30, 2010
As you can see, the benches that are normally in the hallways have been moved into the classroom. We call this week Observation Week, and we let parents and grandparents and anyone else you might bring into the class to observe your wonderful dancing! In our younger classes, parents get to stay in for the whole time! In the older classes, parents come in for the last part of class to see a dance that has been worked on for the past three weeks!
We will post some pictures of class later this week. For now, remember to invite any of those you'd like to come see your dancing!
Also, be sure to check out this article from The Stage, especially if you're thinking about making your love of dance into a career!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
You know how easily you can download your favorite song off of itunes and listen to it on your ipod? Well, soon you can do the same thing with some of your favorite dances!
TenduTV, a digital dance distribution company (say that ten times fast!), acts much like itunes as it provides access to dance programming through digital media such as Itunes, Amazon, and Hulu. They host a myriad of programs - from choreographed dances made specifially for film, to documentaries and interviews rarely seen otherwise.
Their motto is: "We believe that everybody in the world loves dance. We believe that if we can give audiences the chance to watch dance, they will."
At Ballet Petite, we believe the same thing! This is another great opportunity for dancers like you and me to watch and learn from professionals, especially if we don't have time to get to see the live performances!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
November 25th - 28th: No Classes - Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
December 10th-12th: Ballet Performance Company presents the Nutcracker!
December 14th - 19th: Make Up Week - look for sign up sheets in December!
December 20th-23rd, 27th-30th: Holiday Camp 2010! Sign up Today!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
And here at the office, we're getting ready for winter! Can you tell what this shoe is?
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Friday January 14, 2010
Sign in @ 4:00
Audition @ 4:30
Thursday January 13, 2010
Sign in @ 5:00
Audition @ 5:15
Monday January 10, 2010
Sign in @ 5:15
Audition @ 5:30
All Dancers must have been 5+ years of age prior to September 1, 2010
For more information please contact Melissa P Carney, BPC Artistic Director at BalletPerformanceCo@BalletPetite.com.
Monday, November 15, 2010
We will be starting a new segment on the blog all about the manners we use as ballerinas. You might hear the teachers say "ballet etiquette"; etiquette is just a fancy word for manners.
Here are a few of the topics we'll be talking about:
- arriving to class on time
- classroom behavior
- respect (for your teacher and your fellow dancers)
Hopefully soon, we'll be posting some videos and pictures of our own ballerinas!
Have any questions about ballet etiquette in the classroom? Don't hesistate to contact us!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Miss Lauren believes the best part about working at Ballet Petite is the "relationships and fun" she gets to share with her students. When she's not dancing, she likes to listen to music and cuddle up with her kitten.
Interested to learn more? Check out our Cabin John location and meet Miss Lauren in person!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Everyone who comes out to dance is a talented and brave soul - but sometimes there are dancers who rise above the rest! This is the story of Siphe November from South Africa whose dancing was discovered in 2009 and led him to the National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada.
Siphe, who is 12 years old, was discovered by Kelly Dobbin and Scott Mathison who were visiting South Africa and attended a recital at an elementary school in Montagu. Upon seeing Siphe perform, they knew he was special! They helped him put together an audition tape for the National Ballet School and offered a place for him to live when he arrived in Canada.
Now, Siphe is enrolled full time at the school - and we know we are going to be seeing more of him!
p.s. Support Siphe on Facebook!
Monday, November 8, 2010
All students may submit ONE holiday themed dance shoe for entry.
Completed shoes should be put in a plastic bag and brought to the
front desk of our Bethesda or Mclean locations. Shoes will be
featured in stores after Thanksgiving.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Today, the Classical Bell Tutu has evolved. It is shorter - to show more of the ballerinas legs - and is made of softer tulle.
We stock some beautiful tutus at the Petite Boutique, but can also custom make them for Christmas or other occasions!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Its called Shake it Up and its about two best friends in Chicago who dream of becoming professional dancers! It premiers tomorrow (Sunday) at 7pm!
If you've ever thought about trying to dance professionally, definitely take some time to talk to one of our many instructors! They can give you some great advice on how to train, who to train with, and where to even start your career in the dancing world.
Happy Dancing & Dreaming!
Friday, November 5, 2010
The first official American jazz dancer was Joe Frisco, who performed vaudeville. However, jazz roots can be traced all the way back to the 1800s. New Orleans is one of the main cities known for its roots in jazz and maintains that reputation today.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Here at the Petite Boutique, we are starting to get ready for winter! If you've noticed, it has definitely gotten colder over the past few days! But never fear - we have leg warmers in pink, white and purple if your legs get cold in class. And we also have wrap sweaters to match your leotard!
And don't forget to check out some of our brand new items from Melissa & Doug! Parents - if you're an early bird shopper looking for some stocking stuffers - these items are perfect!
Happy Dancing (and Shopping)!