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I am sorry I put it off so but I finally got to fixing our website!  We have a new look to go with our new studio and the coming new year!

Those of you who are signed up for our website updates may be wondering why you were sent information about last year’s recital  All I can say is that the world of modern technology is a weird and wonderful one!  And please stay signed up as Conni is now blogging for us, and you would not want to miss her updates!

To all our ballet friends I wish you a peaceful and blessed Holiday season!  And if you have not seen our Kinderballet’s production of A Christmas Carol, you have three more chances to see it this Saturday and Sunday!  With all the beautiful dancing to wonderful music and Dicken’s immortal story of forgiveness and rebirth– you really ought to include it in your holiday celebrations.  Especially where children are around!

Saturday  12/20   11:00am      Hoosier Theater      209 Ferry St.  Vevay, IN 47043

Saturday  12/20   3:00pm       Rising Sun  Heritage Hall, Main St. Rising Sun, IN 47040

Sunday  12/21  2:00pm         Boone County Library  Scheben Branch  8899 US 42  Union, KY 41091


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December News

Jumping, Twirling, Scurrying… students are dancing all parts of the exciting ballet, “The Nutcracker” in ballet class this month.  Mice, snowflakes, battles, and flowers all inflame our imagination this time of year, and music inspires us to dance, dance, dance.  Classes continue through December 20, the week before Christmas, and the second semester begins the second week of January.  We always look forward to start work on our recital in January, and preparing for the new session of Kinderballet.

Kinderballet is in the midst of a great performing season with “A Christmas Carol”.  The first performance given at the Groesbeck Library was amazing, presenting Charles Dickens’ story in an hour, holding children and adults spellbound, and giving us a true taste of the Christmas spirit.  Performances were already held at Batesville, Indiana, and December 13th will perform at North Dearborn Library, Indiana.  On December 14th, we are performing at St. Dominic’s school.  The performing season for these young dancers is active and exciting, showing their love for their art! The final performances December 20th, is in Vevay, Indiana, and later that day a repeat performance in Rising Sun.  The next day we perform at  Boone County Library, Kentucky.  The senior members of the company set the standard high for the entrance members.  Our senior members teach during the week, and still amaze us with moving and powerful performances.  Where do they get the enery and the time?  It must be their love and dedication to the art of ballet!

And I have missed seeing my students on Saturday mornings, since they are off performing!  Students not in Kinderballet have taken advantage of the time to make up missed classes, and take an extra class with just a few other student.  One more week of class before the holidays, so take an extra ballet class Saturday at 9 am.

I’m thrilled to start this blog and send studio news far and wide- let me know if you are reading this, and tell me about what you want me to write.  Are you interested in ballet education?  History about our studio?  News about the future?

I plan on entering pictures of students and the new studio. LOVE the new studio space with the parent observation area.  Students want to move and breathe in the light friendly space we now call home.

Join us in the NEW YEAR!!!

Happy Holidays, Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

Conni Berns


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From Our Ballet Mistress

She has something to say, and now we all get to share!

When we started this website some years back, the hope was that it could be a vehicle for better communication… communication between and among staff, instructors, students, parents, and friends.  Actually we have a lot to say.  The Art of Ballet is a complex one, and we always have lots of ideas cooking.

For example, we have a new ballet scheduled for the spring!  We also have just had a wonderful first performance with our Christmas Carol Ballet.  We are still in the first weeks of our brand new studio space.  Even with all the good news we are marking the last few days before our dear friend Sara Shayeson moves to Williamsburg West Virginia for two years.

So much going on.  It will be good for more updates– so check back soon!  If you have already signed up for our e-newsletters you will receive an email with each new post.  (Isn’t technology amazing?)

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