After our wonderful giveaway last month for the membership to The Online Ballet Studio, I decided it was time to explore ballet in art. It has certainly been an enduring and popular subject in art, and this collection includes 20 pieces from Degas, Renoir, Macke, Repin, Manet, Metcalf, and Somov. Not only are these pieces often very beautiful, but you’ll get to see different styles and approaches to depicting dance. (candid or portrait style? monochromatic color scheme, or pops of color? figure study or snapshot of the culture?)
Right now you can get this collection for FREE when you join our Subscriber Perks Membership! (which is also free!) Click here to get yours now.
Many years ago when my daughter Haley was a little tot, she loved to twirl and dance like a little ballerina. She had gone to some local ballet classes, one of which was only temporary, the other of which became too far for us to travel to after we moved. With a growing tribe of little ones and a limited budget, combined with a location that had no nearby dance classes, I was at a loss for what to do for her, until I found some delightful instructional videos for little girls. Perfect! From there she was able to pop a video into the VCR and take her ballet class anytime she wanted. What a relief to find such a practical and lovely solution to our need!
Fast forward to today, and we have modern options that are much greater than what we had all those years ago. The Online Ballet Studio offers quality video lessons and tutorials for young dancers, ages 5-12 years of age. This outreach of the Brunswick School of Dance in Australia offers your child technical training and ballet lessons at your convenience! New lessons are added to the membership each month, and you can login and take a class anytime you like.
Even better–your child will get an official uniform sent to them when they enroll, no matter where you live! (Boy and girl uniforms are available and they even include shoes!) Can you imagine how delighted your little dancer will be to receive their ballet outfit in the mail and find out that they can now take ballet lessons from the comfort of home? AWESOME!
Children that attend dance class but would enjoy more practice at home
Families that live too far from a quality ballet school, or for whom dance classes are beyond their budget
Children that are very shy or struggle in social settings, but thrive with home learning
Instructor Josephine Woodberry has 20 years of experience in teaching ballet. Her Online Ballet Studio classes offer many benefits:
Promotes strength, flexibility, and agility
Develops an understanding of music and rhythm
Generates a love of movement
Improves coordination, posture, and balance
Features beautiful music and real children demonstrating the movements
Complimentary uniform when you join!
The Online Ballet Studio costs just $69.95 AU (which is around $50 US) for six months of unlimited lessons, which is a HUGE BARGAIN, especially considering that your child will get a complete uniform mailed to them as well! WOW! Definitely a win for all families that want to encourage creativity, the arts, and physical fitness into their homes. You can even try it FREE for a week to see how great it is!
“These guys are amazing! Matilda diligently practices of her own accord and on her own impulse multiple times a week. The program has opened up the world of dance to us in a way that we need in this season of life… From home… Plus, the free uniform is PURPLE! Could they have done more to pull her in!”
“Congratulations. It’s beautiful! I like very much your selection of what to focus on. Of course, there’s a million things you could make videos on but you’ve honed in on the fundamentals. I’m really glad that you’ve created this. It’s an excellent initiative.”
~Helen (RAD RTS Ballet Teacher)
“Being out in the country, you really need to grab every opportunity you can. These kids don’t have a lot of exposure to the things big city kids take for granted. I don’t know how to quantify how much it means to Eloise and the family.”
“Just a quick email to thank you so much for the ballet at home leotard set which you sent for my daughter. She was delighted to receive it this morning. She has used your online classes already and has enjoyed them so much! They are a wonderful idea and I hope you will have many subscribers. What an amazing way to bring your wonderful teaching to so many children around the world!”
“I think the classes are really fun because I learn all sorts of fun stuff and because I really love all the moves and they are pretty.”
Wow! Have you ever seen this beautiful sport/art form? This is a new one for me, although apparently it has been around for awhile. How lovely. And how inspirational that there are always new ways for art and beauty to come forward in the world! Safe to share with the kiddos. Gather ’round!
Welcome to the Enrichment Lifestyle Blog! I'm so glad you're here. :) I'm Erica Johns, and I love to encourage homeschool moms and help them enjoy more of the beauty of the arts in everyday life.
About me: Married since 1991. Mom to 6. Began homeschooling in 1997. Click my pic to learn more. :)
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