|JCC MVP Spotlight, October 2017|
|Ballet Arts School|
|Published Monday, October 2, 2017|
Just down N.W. Military at the corner of Lockhill-Selma Road is Ballet Arts School. Founded in 1973, the studio has been owned by Judith Gani since 1989. Ballet Arts School offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance for all ages and technical levels. Children age 3 can join the Creative Movement classes. Teens and adults of all ages can get an inspiring workout in the Adult Beginner Ballet classes. And everyone in between can study in small classes with professional teachers.
At the end of the school year (May 27, 2018), Ballet Arts will produce its annual recital. Held at McAllister Auditorium at San Antonio College, the recital will feature every class in beautiful costumes, showing what they have learned in the past year – a wonderful experience for the students, building self-confidence and fostering a sense of accomplishment, and a fun time for the rest of the family in the audience. Grandparents have traveled long distances to see their dancer on stage, whether he/she is 3 years old or a graduating senior.
For the serious students who have progressed to a pre-professional level, Ballet Arts School provides Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre, a 501c3 not-for-profit ballet company. Part of the mission of AABT is to bring ballet to
all audiences. This year, we have produced, for the fifth time, our full-length story ballet, Alice! A Ballet Wonderland, which was held in September ‘17 at the Carver Community Cultural Center. We did our free student
performances for Title 1 schools for two sold-out audiences, and our two ticketed public performances with reasonably priced tickets so families could attend. Many of the Title 1 schools had their initial contact with us through our lecture demonstrations in schools and in the after school programs. This event teaches a little about the history of ballet, shows how dancers are trained with a miniclass, and finishes with solo variations taken from the great ballets (Princess Aurora’s variation from Sleeping Beauty, the Four Little Swans variation from Swan Lake, etc.) If your school wants a lecture demonstration, call Judith Gani at the studio 210-344-9428.
You can still register at Ballet Arts School for the 2017-18 school year. JCC Members will have the annual registration fee waived. If you need more information about the school or the company, you can visit the websites: www.balletartsschool.com and www.alamoartsballet.org, or call the studio at 210-344-9428, or come and visit 2103 Lockhill-Selma Rd., 78213.
Ballet Arts School is a JCC MVP! The Annual Registration Fee Waived for JCC Members!
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