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School of Ballet Theatre Company Holding Open House

Ballet II. Photo credit: Lanny Nagler

The School of Ballet Theatre Company will welcome new students at its annual open house in West Hartford on Aug. 20.

Boys ballet. Photo credit: Thomas Giroir


The School of Ballet Theatre Company (SBTC) is pleased to announce its Open House for the 2023-2024 Academic School year on Aug. 20, 2023. From 11 a.m.m to 3 p.m., SBTC will welcome new families and students to join its faculty and staff for this annual event. In addition to meeting the faculty and staff, new students and families will have the opportunity to tour BTC’s state-of-the-art facility and learn more about SBTC’s 2023-2024 training program and class offerings.

During the open house from 12:30-3 p.m., SBTC will hold placement classes for prospective students to allow the artistic staff and faculty to evaluate new students and determine the appropriate level for them in SBTC’s upcoming school year. Dancers ages 7-10 should register for the 12:30-1 p.m. placement class, Dancers ages 11-13 should register for the 1:15-1:45 p.m. placement class, and dancers ages 14 and up should register for the 2-2:30 p.m. placement class. There is also a placement class for students en pointe from 2:30-3 p.m. Registration can be found on Ballet Theatre Company’s website at dancebtc.org/open-house-2023.

During Open House, SBTC is also thrilled to include its dance wear provider, Beam & Barre as part of its event. Cara Milo, owner of Beam & Barre and her team will be on site selling SBTC’s dress code requirements (tights, shoes, leotard uniforms, etc). In addition, SBTC will also hold its annual Pointe Shoe Fitting for pointe students. The fitting is open to the public. Click here for more information.

SBTC is the official school of Ballet Theatre Company (BTC), offering classes for students ages 3 to adult, from beginner to advanced levels. Its carefully-constructed curriculum emphasizes strong technique, proper alignment, musicality, and expression. Through a faculty of distinguished professionals, its ballet instructors incorporate the best of the French, Italian, and Russian training methods in a nurturing and supportive classroom environment that fosters the development of young artists. Whether SBTC’s students dance for fun and exercise, or because they dream of becoming a professional dancer, SBTC’s curriculum prepares students physically and mentally to embrace their next adventure, cultivating discipline, friendships that will last a lifetime, and an appreciation for the art form.

Classes for the upcoming school year will begin on Sept. 6, 2023. SBTC’s school year runs for 32 weeks concluding with its annual Student Showcase which integrates all classes and levels in a unique theater performance. Dancers and families who wish to learn more about the Open House and SBTC’s upcoming 2023-2024 Academic School Year should visit its website dancebtc.org/2023-2024-academic-year

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