The Ballet Center is a non-competition, performance-based dance studio located in Bristol, Rhode Island. We proudly offer dance training in a safe and trusting environment thereby helping each student be the best dancer they are meant to be.
We offer classes in classical ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Our class size is limited therefore ensuring that every student receives the attention they need to help them grow. Dance classes are available for children as young as 3 and all the way up through adult. In addition to offering the highest quality dance education by our amazing Faculty, The Ballet Center takes great pride in balancing quality with fun events throughout the year such as seasonal parties, spirit weeks and challenges!
In the summer we offer Summer Dance Workshops during which students can explore dance styles as well as several fun Dance Camps, full and half day.
Every February The Ballet Center dedicates a week to “Love Your Body” encouraging students to work on positive body imaging, using the mirror to only correct dance technique and not to criticize themselves in a destructive manner. With all the “perfect” body images to which our children are subjected, especially through social media, we feel it is important to counter with learning to appreciate and celebrate every individuals uniqueness.
Performances at The Ballet Center
The Ballet Center prides itself in the professional quality of its performances. The culmination performance held in June showcases our entire student body and all of our dance styles. Past performances include Jaimie and The Giant Peach, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Les Sylphides, Coppelia, Snow White, Gaite Parisienne, Pictures at an Exhibition, La Bayadere: Kingdom of the Shades, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty Act III, Spartacus, The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Thumbelina and Peter Pan! We encourage responsible participation thereby ensuring that all our dancers have an enjoyable performing experience.
Every other year, The Ballet Center produces the full-length holiday ballet, The Nutcracker. All classical students in the leveled ballet classes (including Fancy Feet/level 1) are able to participate in this wonderful performance opportunity. Performing in full-length ballets gives the students much more than dance experience, they learn about acting, mime, team work, and commitment. We charge a show participation and costume rental fee and for this performance. This helps to keep performing costs down for our dance families.
The Holiday Show
In addition to our Nutcracker we produce a Holiday Show showcasing our non-ballet styles such as Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Contemporary in an exciting holiday variety production! All children enrolled in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary or Combo dance classes perform in our Holiday Show. Rather than overwhelming our youngest dancers, our Combo dance classes perform one style. Dancers always have the choice to opt out of one, or all, of the numbers in which they have been cast. We charge a show participation and costume rental fee for this performance thereby keeping performing costs down for our dance families.
The Ballet Center Has Proven Results
The following prestigious professional summer and year-round training programs accepted our students:
- American Ballet Theatre
- American Academy of Ballet
- The American Dance Festival
- Atlanta Ballet
- Bossov Ballet
- Festival Ballet Providence
- Hartford Ballet
- Joffrey Ballet
- Joffrey Ballet Trainee Program
- Kirov Academy of Ballet (now Universal Academy)
- Philadelphia’s Ballet Theatre’s Vaganova Festival
- Princeton Ballet
- Walnut Hill School of the Arts
- Boston Ballet
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