Some people may ask what the point of competing in dance competitions is; especially if you don’t have the winningest history. This is a question we find very easy to answer. Simply put, winning is terrific, but it is not the main goal of attending the competition, at the end of the day. For us, it’s all about the process. For
Only 3 days until BBTCD will compete at Youth America Grand Prix*! We are excited to be taking 6 dancers this year and entering the Pre-competitive category for the first time. A lot of time and hard work goes into the preparation for this weekend. I would estimate around 250 hours of rehearsals since September between all the dancers!
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
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
Berks Ballet Theatre has performed ‘The Nutcracker‘ for the past 39 years. Not since 1994 has a company member had the opportunity to take on the role of ‘The Sugar Plum Fairy’. For the 2015 production not one, but two senior company members will take on this coveted role. This role is one of the most challenging to perform in
“The Nutcracker” is a classical holiday ballet with roots dating back to the 19th century. It premiered in Russia in 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre with choreography by Marius Petipa, a French ballet dancer, teacher and instructor and Russian-born dancer and teacher, Lev Ivanov. Surprisingly, the show with the soaring Tchaikovsky score was not as revered back then, with