General tips for successful study habits in Ballet and life!!

Whenever possible arrive early to class and stretch independently.  This is your time to use the bathroom and to switch your focus from your daily life and prepare your body and mind for class. Be on time for class.  Which actually means 10 minutes early!  Punctuality is paramount to your success in Ballet. The best advice for latecomers […]

Repertory Classes: Why Are they Important?

Over the years as we would hold auditions for our pre-professional ballet company, the Michigan Classic Ballet, I would watch the students struggle to follow the directions given by the Ballet Mistress.  “Space out evenly”  “Form a diagonal line”, “Run like a dancer upstage”,” Exit stage right….” Change lines” and so on.  It occurred to […]

Summer 2016

Summer at Geiger Ballet 2016   ~Ballet is a year round avocation~ It is vitally important that you seriously consider having your child attend ballet over the 11 weeks of summer!  Just because academic school is over in June, it does not mean ballet is over!! The students who study the full five weeks each […]

General Tips for successful study habits in Ballet and Life!

Whenever possible arrive early to class and stretch independently.  This is your time to use the bathroom and to switch your focus from your daily life and prepare your body and mind for class. Be on time for class.  Which actually means 10 minutes early!  Punctuality is paramount to your success in Ballet. The best advice for latecomers […]

This Holiday Season

It is a perfect time to get out there and experience “real” live theater. For the young child taking ballet class, which is both mentally and physically difficult, it is so important for them to see the fun, fascinating part that lies ahead of them. The cherry on the sundae! The whole idea of going […]

Repertory Classes: Why Are they Important?

Over the years as we would hold auditions for our pre-professional ballet company,  the Michigan Classic Ballet, I would watch the students struggle to follow the directions given by the Ballet Mistress.  “Space out evenly”  “Form a diagonal line”, “Run like a dancer upstage”,” Exit stage right….” Change lines” and on and on.  And it […]

The Winter Months Are Upon Us…

The Winter Months are upon us…the holidays are over…so it is not unusual for students to get the “doldrums.” Boredom is not always a result of a child’s lack of interest….sometimes it has nothing to do with the activity but just the cold weather & dark days…that desire to be like a bear and hibernate! […]

The Holiday Season

This Holiday Season! It is a perfect time to get out there and experience “real” live theater. For the young child taking ballet class, which is both mentally and physically difficult, it is so important for them to see the fun, fascinating part that lies ahead of them. The cherry on the sundae! The whole […]

Building A Strong Relationship Together

Your child is very important to us. It is not just “ballet” they are learning. They are learning life skills, such as commitment, discipline and etiquette. Strong relationships lead to better communications. I encourage parents to be vocal about any problems immediately. All matters will be handled in a discreet manner. The more we learn […]

YAGP

This week is not only Halloween at Geiger Ballet (GB)  but we also are welcoming back our homegrown, talented guest faculty from summer and celebrated contemporary choreographer Jill Eathorne Bahr.   She is in town to choreograph two pieces for a few of our advanced students for Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP).  YAGP has come […]


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