conservatory of dance

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 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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A Look Back in Time at the Beginnings of “The Nutcracker”

“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

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