Waverly belmont ballet club

About

The goal of Nashville Ballet’s Ballet Club is for children to develop a love of movement and the arts through ballet. Students will develop balance, rhythm and coordination while learning essential social skills and classroom etiquette.

Schedule

Ballet Club will meet January 6 - May 10, 2019.

Kindergarten and First Grade

MONDAY 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Second - Fourth Grade

WEDNESDAY 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Attire

Please dress in comfortable clothes for easy movement. Leotard and ballet slippers are encouraged but not required.

Instructor

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Thea Jones is a native of Nashville TN. She is a professionally trained concert dancer, educator and arts education advocate. She earned a BFA in Dance from Howard University in 2005 and while there, she was granted opportunities to study with acclaimed professional dance artists such as Hope Boykin who is currently a seasoned member of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Louis Johnson, choreographer of the Wiz, and Debbie Blunden-Diggs, artistic director of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Kevin Iega Jeff, Artistic Director of Deep Rooted in Chicago.  She enjoyed a successful contemporary dance career in New York City from 2005- 2014 dancing with Rod Rodgers Dance Company where she was recognized by the New York Times, Mirashayama Traditional Lindy Hop/ Aerial Swing Company, Def Dance Jam Workshop with whom she had the privilege of working with a Master Whirling Dervish of Turkey and performing a tribute to the late Gil Scott Heron, Kayoko Sakoh Dance Company in Kagashima, Japan, and Nommo Contemporary Dance Company in partnership with the American Dance Guild’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

 

In 2011, Ms. Jones earned a Masters in Science in Childhood education from Mercy College in New York. She holds certifications in elementary education, K-12 dance and has 5 years of classroom experience. She is an advocate for arts integration in the classroom and believes that an arts-embedded educational experience empowers, shapes points of view, and supports the transition of theory into practical and creative application of transferable skills that support synthesis between the arts, classroom and community. In 2015, Ms. Jones joined the Nashville Ballet as a Dancefix teacher and is happy to contribute now as a teaching artist.

 

 

questions?

Contact school@nashvilleballet.com or (615) 297-2966 x910.