Conservatory

Training Tip: Applying Corrections

Welcome to Training Tips– We can all use pointers that will help us achieve our dance goals! Part one of Applying Corrections delves into why addressing critiques is essential to becoming a better, stronger dancer.  We welcome guest blogger Rachael Hart as she collaborates with Conservatory Director, Nathan Bland to bring you this important blog series.  As we settle in to the

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Meet the Teacher: Miss Lily

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 intensively at

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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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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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