Ballet School of Glyndon

Welcome to the Spring 2017 Dance Session!

We are pleased and proud to be celebrating the 49th year of the Ballet School of Glyndon! Thank you to all of our dedicated students and parents who made our 2015-2016 dance year and recital a huge success!!!  Welcome to all of our new families and dancers!

Registration for Fall classes is now open.  You can see the schedule and prices listed in the "schedule" section below or as you register, here:

https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/rrc/2017/WelcomeBallet.html

For our Spring 2017 session, classes will be starting the week of January 9th and go through May (with recitals in May for ages 3-Kindergarten, and June for grades 1-12).  Holidays and weather closures will follow the Baltimore County Public School calendar and closings.  All classes are held in the Activities room at Cedarmere Elementary (17 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown).  If you are facing the school, we are in the last door on the right.

Please email us at balletschoolglyndon@gmail.com if you have any questions.

As always, if we do not have at least 5 students registered for each class, the class will have to be cancelled.  We will try to combine the class with a close age group so your child can still participate.  If we have more than 12 students in one class, we will try to open a second class.  Details will follow if necessary.

Again, if you have any questions, please email us.  And feel free to pass this information along to friends or family who may be interested in our program!  We'd love to grow our BSG family!

 

Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to an exciting and celebratory year of dance!

Thank you!

Kellie Jenkins, Director     
Phone: 801-907-0097
Mailing Address: BSG 10 Mamopa Ct. Reisterstown, MD 21136

Registration Status: 
Open
Program Email: 
balletschoolglyndon@gmail.com

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Ballet Schedule

 

Ballet School of Glyndon

Spring 2017 Schedule      
         
DAY CLASS TIME TEACHER COST
Monday 3rd-4th grade Tap 4:30-5:15 Stephanie $150
         
5-8th grade Tap 5:15-6:00 Stephanie $150  
         
High School Tap 6:00-6:45 Stephanie $150  
         
HS Jazz 6:45-7:45 Stephanie $165  
         
HS Ballet 7:45-8:45 Stephanie $165  
         
HS Modern 8:45-9:30 Stephanie $150  
         
         
         
         
         
Tuesday 3 year olds ballet/ tap combo 5:00-5:45 Kellie $155
         
4 year olds ballet/ tap combo 5:45-6:30 Kellie $155  
         
Kindergarten balet/ tap combo 6:30-7:15 Kellie $155  
         
Pointe (must be enrolled in HS ballet and have director's approval) 7:30-8:30 Kellie $165  
         
         
         
         
         
Wednesday 3-4 year olds ballet/ tap combo 4:15-5:00 Katlin $155
         
2nd grade Ballet 5:00-5:45 Katlin $150  
         
2nd grade Tap 5:45-6:15 Katlin $140  
         
1st grade Tap 6:15-6:45 Katlin $140  
         
1st grade Ballet 6:45-7:30 Katlin $150  
         
Thursday 3-4th grade ballet 4:30-5:15 Katlin $150
         
3-4th grade Jazz 5:15-6:00 Katlin $150  
         
5-8th grade Jazz 6:00-7:00 Katlin $165  
         
5-8th grade Ballet 7:00-8:00 Kellie $165  
         
5-8th grade Modern 8:00-8:45 Kellie $150  
         

Ballet Program Policies

Registration 

Please register for all classes online. All students must be registered for classes before participating in classes.  A minimum of 5 students must be registered for classes to run. 

Tuition

Due at the end of the first week of classes for each session.  We have a Fall, Spring and Summer session each year.  Payments can be made at the time of online registration via credit card, or you may mail your payment to 10 Mamopa Ct., Reisterstown, MD 21136.  All tuition payments are non-refundable.  Please make all checks payable to RRC-Ballet.  All returned checks will be assessed a $25 fee. 

A tuition discount is offered to our students taking multiple classes  as well as our families with multiple students enrolled and will be calculated at the time of online registration.   

Tuition Discounts

  • $15 off total tuition for 2 children enrolled 
  • $40 off total tuition for 3 children enrolled -OR- $40 off total tuition for 1 student taking 4 classes
  • $75 off total tuition for 4 children or more -OR- $75 off total tuition for 1 student taking 5 or more classes
  • One discount per family. 

Calendar

We follow the Baltimore County Public School (BCPS) system calendar.  This may or may not affect your child’s class(es).In the event of inclement weather or if Baltimore County Public Schools have an unscheduled early close, we will not hold classes that evening.  There will be no make-up classes in these two cases.   To find out if classes are cancelled, check your email, or call 801-907-0097.  You can also check our Facebook or Instagram pages for updates.

Please note that dates are subject to change based upon facility availability and weather. We will do our best to offer make up classes for cancellations due to a facility closure. 

Class Placement

Placement is based on your dancer’s age or grade level.  Please be aware that they will remain in the class(es) that they are enrolled in at the beginning of the dance year for the entire year. 

Attendance

We strongly encourage regular attendance to dance class. In the Spring session, we start working on recital dances, and if students miss excessive classes without proper notice, they will be left out of some choreography.

Classroom

Parents are asked to wait outside of the classroom during their dancer’s class time. A designated waiting area is available just outside the stud. We do not allow observation on a regular basis to allow our teachers and students to maintain focused dance education and instruction. We do offer Visitor Week(s) where families and friends can come see our dancers in action.  These dates will be announced when the dance sessions start!

We ask that dancers arrive promptly to class, dressed and ready to move. Arriving a few minutes early to get shoes on and use the restroom will ensure your dancers will receive the most out of their classes. 

We also ask that dancers are picked up on time at the end of their class. Instructors are preparing to begin their next class, or closing the classroom for the evening. 

Cell phone use by students during class is prohibited unless there is an emergency. 

To ensure that we properly answer your questions, please email us. We would love to address your questions in person, but that is not always possible with minimal time between classes.

2016-17 Ballet Dress Code

Dancers must be dressed properly for class.  This is for dancer safety and allows the instructors to see proper movement execution.   Our dress code is also part of the art and discipline of dance education. Please keep all dangling and play jewelry at home to avoid breaking and loosing items.  

Hair

Should be pulled off of the dancers face and neck and secured in either a bun or pony tail.  If your dancer has short hair, please have them wear a headband or barrettes to keep hair out of their face.  A proper ballet bun is required for all students taking Ballet in grades 3 and up.  For a tutorial on creating a bun, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=882m4QKu0sg, or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urVPCuuEYj8&feature=related

Ballet

  • Black leotard and pink tights required.
  • Pink ballet shoes (either leather or canvas is okay).

Jazz

  • Black leotard, pink, black or tan tights, or form fitting black yoga/jazz pants.
  • Black jazz shoes.

Tap

  • Black leotard, pink, black or tan tights.
  • Black patent leather tap shoes with elastic or buckle straps for 3yrs—2nd grade.   
  • Black leather jazz taps for 3rd grade and up. 

Modern

  • Black leotard, pink, black or tan footless tights. 
  • Modern classes are taken barefoot. 

Pre-Pointe/Pointe

  • Black leotard and pink tights required. 
  • Pink canvas ballet shoes or pointe shoes (with Director’s approval).
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  • Male Attire
  • All male dancers must wear a white T-shirt and black shorts or pants. 
  • Black or white socks may be worn with black ballet shoes, jazz, or tap shoes. 

 

From the Ballet School of Glyndon 

  • Orders will be placed each fall session. Additional orders will be placed if necessary; but additional shipping costs may be added.

Locally

  • Shoes: Payless Shoes, Elephants Trunk Consignment
  • Clothing: Target, Wal-Mart, JC Penny’s, Kohl’s
  • One-Stop-Shopping for everything: Dance Rags on Main St. in Reisterstown
  • Artistic Dancewear in Towson
  • All Things Dance in Pikesville

On-Line

BSG Consignment

  • Donate your old dance shoes to BSG!
  • Please donate shoes in good condition, tied in a pair
  • Drop Off anytime during the normal class schedule at the Cedarmere Elementary Rec Room

Terms of Used Shoe Purchase

  • Tap Shoes $5
  • Ballet Shoes $4
  • All Sales are Final & All Monies Go to BSG

Ballet Staff & Volunteers

BSG Staff

Kellie Jenkins (Director/Instructor)

Miss Kellie joined the Ballet School staff as a teacher in Fall of 2013, and became co-director in Summer of 2014.  She is thrilled to be part of another year.  Dance has been a part of her life for more than 25 years.  Growing up she danced in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, and cheer.  She also performed on a couple's dance team for a show choir in college.  Miss Kellie has taken several dance workshops in New York City from dance companies including Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham.  Prior to BSG, she taught children's ballet classes for two years at the University of Utah.  Miss Kellie graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. in Business Management.  She loves spending time with her husband and children!

Katlin Magruther (Instructor)

Miss Katlin has been dancing with BSG for 13 years taking a wide variety of dance classes including, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and pointe. She has been demonstrating for two years, constantly learning and improving. Miss Katlin has volunteered at events such as BSG Bing Night, recital setups, and past pre-k recitals.  She has attended three full weekend Mid-Atlantic Dance Masters of America Ch. 17 dance workshops, and plans on continuing participation in DMA.  After graduating high school Miss Katlin plans on attending Goucher College for a dance education major.

Stephanie Skinner (Instructor)

BSG Volunteers

To continue with the long-time Baltimore County Recreation & Parks community approach, BSG has parent volunteers that help us run our program smoothly.  You are welcome to seek out these wonderful people to discuss any program questions or concerns you may have. 

Danielle Stewart, BSG Chairperson 

Danielle’s duties include: attending monthly Rec Council meetings, assisting with session registration, and other program events, fundraisers and administrative duties.  She also serves as our program liaison between our parents and the Rec Council.  Danielle’s daughter has been a BSG dancer for over 5 years!  She can be reached at danidannyjj2@gmail.com

Alison Shao, BSG Treasurer

 

BSG Volunteer Committees

Additional opportunities to volunteer and help BSG to run smoothly are listed below.  If you do not volunteer for a committee at the time of registration or Open House, then you will be assigned to one.  Please note that very few of the committees require more than a few hours of your time for the entire dance year.   There is also the option of opting out of volunteering and donating $25 to our program. 

Fundraising

Members of this committee assist in coordinating and organizing program fundraisers.  Examples of past fundraisers: Yankee Candle, Joe Corbi’s Pizza, Restaurant Nights, Bingo Night and Date Night, Reisterstown Festival concession stand, and recital Candygrams & flower sales.  We are always looking for new and exciting fundraisers, and parents to run them! 

Clothing

Members of this committee assist the director in organizing and placing clothing orders for BSG-Wear and Recital T-shirts. 

Recital Specific Committees

Backstage (grades 1-12): Members of this committee help with moving props and scenery on and off stage at recital rehearsals and performances.    

Backstage Moms (Pre K & K): Members of this committee volunteer to remain backstage during the rehearsal and recital to assist with costume & shoe changes, trips to the potty and, of course, getting on and off stage!  (grades 1-12): Members of this committee assist dancers backstage with quick costume changes between dances. 

Rehearsal Babysitters (grades 1-4): All parents for grades 1-4 take turns babysitting the dancers during Saturday and evening recital rehearsals.  These parents provide activities and snacks for the dancers while they wait to dance. 

Scenery/Backdrop (grades 1-12): Members of this committee assist with building and painting of the scenery, props and backdrop for the recital. 

Refreshments Set Up & Clean Up (both recitals): Members of this committee assist in organizing and participating in the set up and clean up of recital refreshments.  

Recital & Rehearsal Dressing Room & Auditorium Clean Up (both recitals): Members of this committee assist in cleaning up our performance venue after rehearsals and recitals. 

Recital Programs (both recitals): Members of this committee can volunteer for the following: design of the program, assembly of the program, and distribution of the program out at recitals. 

Recital Costumes (both recitals): Members of this committee help with any alterations needed on costumes for recital.

Ballet Recital Information

All recital costumes and tights (1 pair for each costume) are included in tuition prices.

Students will be measured for costumes in October.  Costumes are ordered as early as December, but will not be distributed until closer to scheduled Professional Picture Days.   A seamstress is available for one week during classes for alterations at no charge.  

Our recital theme is announced to all classes mid-winter.  Choreography of recital dances will begin in the Spring Session for both the Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten recital in May, and the grades 1-12 recital in June.  Please note that grades 1-12 have Saturday rehearsals beginning in May and evening rehearsals the week of the recital.  Further details of dates and times will be forthcoming.  Please note that dates are subject to change due to facility availability.