Springs has sprung & we celebrated the warm weather by holding our annual
Springs Break Dance Workshop!
Over our three day workshop we were blessed to see how God is working in the young dancers of Colorado Springs. The children who attended our workshop spent three days in ballet and modern technique classes, bible studies, and choreography class. At the end they got to showcase the hard work they had done and everything they had learned by performing with Ballet Emmanuel. We thank the Sunrise United Methodist Church and everyone who came out to support Ballet Emmanuel at our concert!
It's that time of year again! Ballet Emmanuel is in the Christmas spirit…. how about you? While we haven't been busy decking the halls we have been busy performing some Christmas repertoire around Colorado Springs. On December 8th Ballet Emmanuel had the pleasure of performing at Heart Song Ministries for their morning worship service. What a wonderful way for us to begin the holiday season.
On December 12th the company was again out and about Colorado Springs. This time we traveled to Special Kids Special Families to perform a full-length concert with some Christmas additions.
Ballet Emmanuel is looking forward to having our own Christmas party…secret santa's and all. On December 18th Ballet Emmanuel will perform at AWANA night. We are very thankful and look forward to this great opportunity before we head out for Montana. Yes…. you heard right! Ballet Emmanuel will be taking a trip to Montana December 20th-22nd! We pray for safe travel and hopefully not a large amount of snow.
Ballet Emmanuel wishes you all a very Happy Holiday Season!
As we finished out our Midwest Tour and began our journey home, we were very fortunate to continue meeting wonderful new people as well as reconnect with old friends. After Ballet Emmanuel left Kiowa, KS we traveled back to Woodward, OK for a workshop with the Woodward Studio of Dance. Then it was back to Kansas where we spent a day teaching masterclasses for the Pointe School of Dance in Hutchinson. That evening we had the opportunity to hold a concert in Newton at Salem United Methodist Church, where we were joined by Angel Feet Dance Studio who performed a piece to open our concert. From there we traveled to Salina to dance at a Sunday morning worship service at University United Methodist Church. Afterwards, while still in Salina, we added an addition to our tour family. We are pleased to introduce our mascot for the 2013 Midwest Tour; "Sir Umm..." (yes we are referring to the Pumpkin!)
Next, we (along with "Sir Umm...") traveled to Ellsworth, KS for a workshop with the Ellsworth Ballet. We also enjoyed the chance to return to Hesston College for a chapel performance as well as Moundridge for a workshop that same night with Angel Feet Dance Studio. Our last stop on the tour before heading home was a chapel performance at Central Christian College in McPherson. In the company of "Sir Umm...", we once again made the drive across Kansas and arrived safely home where we unpacked the vehicle one last time!
We would like to thank everyone for all your prayers and support throughout the tour.
We thank God for all He did to keep us safe and for the opportunities we had to share our love for Him and our love for dance.
After beginning the season with a
whirlwind of activities, lots of crazy days in the studio, and saying goodbye
to old faces and hello to new ones, Ballet Emmanuel kicked off our 2013/14 tour
season. We began our Midwest Tour last Thursday and have since been to
Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. We have had the great opportunity to reconnect
with people as well as meet many new ones. The trip first led us to John Brown
University in Arkansas where we were blessed to work with a small number of
students from the Great Abandon Dance Ministry, as well as perform at the
University. The college students were wonderful and very eager to learn.
While in Arkansas we traveled
just a town away to work with the Adonai Ballet Academy. The students quickly
absorbed everything we had to teach which included a couple pieces of
choreography and they then joined us onstage at John Brown University. Dancers
from New Creation Professional Dance Company also joined us for the workshop
and concert. It was wonderful to once again share the stage with these lovely
dancers! We then skipped over the border and into Oklahoma where we were
graciously welcomed at First United Methodist Church. While in Woodward we
tried our luck riding a golf cart and hiked to an elevation that would make a
Colorado Native chuckle, but we enjoyed ourselves very much.
We then headed to Kiowa Kansas to
work with Studio Pro Dance & Fitness. The students were great and
quickly picked up our choreography and joined us on stage for the concert. While
at Studio Pro we were fortunate enough to get to participate in some classes
(we even tried Hot Yoga!)
As we finish out
our Midwest tour we pray that God will continue to use us to bless those we
meet. We greatly appreciate all your prayers and support.
We want to invite you to our 2013 Little Ballerina Workshop!
Coming up on Saturday, September 28th Ballet Emmanuel will be holding its Little Ballerina Workshop for children ages 4-9. The workshop will be held at Turning Pointe School of Dance located at 7667 N. Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.
Tuition: $20 per participant (registration due by September 21st)
Early Bird Tuition: $15 (due September 14th)
Tuition: $25 per participant (registration due by September 21st)
Early Bird Tuition: $20 (due September 14th)
Registration forms and fliers are available on our website (www.balletemmanuel.org)
Help us get the word out, if you know of anyone who might be interested in attending please send them to our website or contact Erin at (719)433-8820 for information.
We're excited about what God will do during this year's workshop!