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Welcome Our New Coordinator

Juli Gibson

Juli has been a part of the Southern family for the past ten years. She and her husband Kody, moved from Oklahoma in 2009 to attend Southern Seminary and have stayed even after graduating to continue serving the institution, where Kody currently serves as the Vice President of Communications. Together they have a daughter Liv, age 6, and son, Campbell, age 3. Before staying home with her children, Juli had a career with the YMCA leading and planning Family Programs and she is thrilled to serve the SBTS community as the Bella Ballet Program Coordinator. She believes this is a special program and through her own daughter’s participation, has seen firsthand its benefits. Juli considers it invaluable for the daughters of SBTS to have a positive,Christian environment where they can learn new skills, while also growing in grace and confidence.

Spring 2019

Registration will open Monday, January 7.
Classes will begin January 28.

Weekly Creative Movement Class

Weekly Creative Movement Class

Back by popular demand! The Bella Ballet school will be offering a weekly Creative Movement class. This 45 minute class will introduce our youngest ballerinas to the world of dance in a fun and stress free environment. The Creative Movement semester will conclude with the class opening the Bella Ballet Recital. Registration will open on January 7 and close on January 18. Please be aware that this class must reach a certain number of students to take place. In the event that the class is canceled due to low registration numbers you will be notified and receive a full refund of  your registration payment.

 

Time: Fridays 9 – 9:45 a.m.

Ages: 2.5-3 (must be fully potty trained)

Dress Code: Light Pink Leotard, Pink Ballet Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes

Cost: $50 registration fee per dancer + $25 recital/costume fee

Class Descriptions

Pre-Ballet

Age 4-5

Must turn 4 by recital

In this 45 minute class, dancers develop poise, focus, grace, and musicality through imaginative exercises and enjoyable routines. Foundational ballet skills and technique are developed in a joyful environment. Students will be given the opportunity to perform in the end of the semester recital. Our goal to provide a Christ-like ballet environment for preschoolers to enjoy and learn the beginning knowledge of ballet movements and to offer a foundation for a performing for God’s glory and to the best of their ability.

Beginner I

Ages 5-6

Must have turned 5 by registration

This 45 minute class is a strong foundation that prepares students for a successful transition to a more serious approach to their ballet studies in the intermediate and advanced levels. On completion of this class, students should be able to demonstrate an awareness of line through the body and articulation of limbs through harmonious coordination, dynamic elevation and use of space. They should be able to respond expressively to music and show an appropriate sense of performance in their dancing. Our goal is to provide a classical ballet class that offers strong technique and vocabulary while offering a warm, Christ-like atmosphere to teach that ballet is a gift from God and should be used for his glory.

Beginner II

Ages 7-8

Must have turned 7 by registration

This 45 minute class is a continuation of level 1, and prepares students for a successful transition to a more serious approach to their ballet studies in the intermediate and advanced levels. On completion of this class, students should be able to demonstrate an awareness of line through the body and articulation of limbs through harmonious coordination, dynamic elevation and use of space. They should be able to respond expressively to music and show an appropriate sense of performance in their dancing.Our goal is to provide a classical ballet class that offers strong technique and vocabulary while offering a warm, Christ-like atmosphere to teach that ballet is a gift from God and should be used for his glory.

Intermediate

Ages 9-12

Must have turned 9 by registration

This 50 minute class enables students to show an understanding of basic Ballet technique, which includes being able to demonstrate secure classical posture and weight placement with appropriate use of ‘turn-out’. They should be able to move with ease across the floor while establishing harmonious lines through the body and demonstrate an ability to perform with increasing confidence, awareness of the audience and responsiveness to musical rhythms, phrasing and dynamics. Our goal is to provide a Christ-like ballet experience that teaches strong ballet technique to offer a firm foundation in their walk with Christ as well as a foundation in the ballet career if they choose to go further in their learning in addition to performing in a modest and God-glorifying attire and manner.

Advanced I & II

Invitation only

This 90 minute class enables students to demonstrate an increasing consolidation of knowledge and understanding of a systematically developed vocabulary of balletic movements. These include the ability to demonstrate various steps showing confident control of posture, turnout and line while turning and jumping. Students also further develop an awareness of their own safe dance practice and demonstrate an ability to perform with increasing confidence, awareness of the audience and responsiveness to musical rhythms, phrasing and dynamics. Our goal is to further ballet technique in students who show dedication and commitment to their learning and to teach them to do their best to the glory of God and not for themselves. (Advanced II is a continuation of I, working on the same techniques but in an older age group).

Important Dates

Registration: January 7 – 18

Meet the Teachers Event: Monday, January 21 // 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Classes Begin: January 28

No Class: April 1 -5

Last Week of Class: April 15 – 19

Classes will meet on Good Friday

Dress Rehearsal : April 26

Recital: April 27

*Please note that these dates are subject to change.*

Policies and Expectations

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Cost

Pre-Ballet

SBTS Families: $50 per semester

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Mandatory Recital Fee: $50 per child

Beginner & Intermediate

SBTS Families: $70 per semester

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Mandatory Recital Fee: $50 per child

Advanced

SBTS Families: $90 per semester

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Mandatory Recital Fee: $50 per child

Dress Code

Pre Ballet

– Pink leotard (NO sequins, attached skirts, designs)
– Footed (or convertible) pink tights
– Pink ballet shoes (leather or canvas, please do not purchase from Target or Payless)
– Skirt is optional, but acceptable

Beginner & Intermediate

– Black leotard (NO sequins, attached skirts, designs)
– Footed (or convertible) pink tights
– Pink ballet shoes (leather or canvas, please do not purchase from Target or Payless)
– Tight, black dance shorts (purchase here)
– Skirt is optional, but acceptable

Advanced

– Hunter green leotard (NO sequins, attached skirts, designs)
– Footed (or convertible) pink tights
– Split sole, pink ballet shoes (leather or canvas, please do not purchase from Target or Payless)
– Tight, black dance shorts (purchase here)
– Skirt is optional, but acceptable

Buying Dancewear?

We suggest:

 

Kinney Dancewear:

1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy

Louisville, KY 40220

or

www.discountdance.com

Registration

Confirmation emails including payment information will be sent within two business days of registering. Payment is due within 48 hours of receiving the confirmation email.

MONDAYS

Pre Ballet

5 - 5:45 p.m.
Register

Beginner I

6 - 6:45 p.m.
Register

Beginner II

6 - 6:45 p.m.
Register

Beginner I

7 - 7:45 p.m.
Register

Beginner II

7- 7:45 p.m.
Register

TUESDAYS

Pre Ballet

5 - 5:45 p.m.
Register

Beginner I

6 - 6:45 p.m.
Register

Beginner II

7 - 7:45 p.m.
Register

THURSDAYS

Intermediate

4 - 4:50 p.m.
Register

Advanced I

5 - 6:30 p.m.
Register

FRIDAYS

Creative Movement

9 - 9:30 a.m.
Register

Pre Ballet

10 - 10:45 a.m.
Register

Pre Ballet

11 - 11:45 a.m.
Register

Pre Ballet

1 - 1:45 p.m.
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Beginner I

1 - 1:45 p.m.
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Beginner I

2 - 2:45 p.m.
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Beginner II

2 - 2:45 p.m.
Register

Beginner I

3 - 3:45 p.m.
Register

Beginner II

3 - 3:45 p.m.
Register

Beginner I

4 - 4:45 p.m.
Register

Intermediate

5 - 5:50 p.m.
Register

Advanced II

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Register

For more information, please contact:

Juli Gibson | bellaballet@sbts.edu

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