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Meet the Teacher

We are excited to welcome to our faculty, Lily Oglesby! She will be teaching all of our Modern this year, but as you will read below she has a very diverse background! Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Miss. Lily! Lily has studied dance and theater for over 30 years. She studied ballet, modern and jazz

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Professional Dance Experience – Guest Faculty Part I

We are thrilled for the upcoming Professional Dance Experience beginning July 24 and all the dancing opportunities it has to offer! Here we will be highlighting two of our guest faculty members — Matthew Powell and Kelsey Bartman. Providing the dancers who attend our intensive with the highest quality of teachers is of utmost importance when planning the summer schedule.

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Innovations: Artistic Director, Kelly Barber, Celebrates 10 years.

Berks Ballet Theatre Conservatory of Dance & Berks Ballet Theatre Company congratulates Kelly Barber on her recent milestone. Kelly has been the Artistic Director at BBT for ten years–a true accomplishment! Kelly’s contributions to the the arts community in Berks County is immeasurable, and she has enriched the lives of countless students. BBT is so happy have Kelly as part of

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Delaware Dance Festival 2017

Berks Ballet Theatre has just returned from another successful year at the Delaware Dance Festival(DDF) — It has become a yearly tradition to attend DDF, one that we all look forward to! Artistic Director Kelly Barber started the tradition back in 2011 and every year that BBT has attended it has grown by leaps and bounds. There were over 200

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Limon Dance Company Collaboration

Berks Ballet Theatre Conservatory of Dance and Company are performing this weekend with the Limon Dance Company in collaboration with The Miller Center for the Arts. This is the first time that all 4 organizations have collaborated and we are excited for the opportunities it’s offering our dancers and the community! An excerpt from the Reading Eagle’s Weekend section by

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Summer Intensives

Summer is certainly upon us with all the sweltering heat we’ve been having! With summer comes, summer intensives. BBTCD’s Summer Intensive for dancers 10 and up begins July 25 and runs through August 19. Along with Conservatory faculty, we have 2 exciting guest instructors. Week 1 | Conservatory Owner / Director Nathan Bland and Principal Teacher Kelly Barber will focus

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The Perfect Performance Bun

Having a slicked back, clean bun is key to a good performance! Many a ballerina will blame it on their crooked bun if they have an off performance! Here is a video of Gabby and Olivia from Ballet 7 showing you how it’s done! Follow their step by step instructions. I’ve included 5 key steps to making a proper bun

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The importance of age appropriate training for young dancers.

How important is it for young dancers to train based on their age? It’s a question that’s often debated amongst parents, teachers and dancers themselves. Good dance programs will build a solid foundation before pushing young dancers beyond the limits of their growing bodies. A solid foundation includes coordination, musicality, spacial awareness, flexibility, strength and the ability to focus and

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