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The Financial Perspective of the Arts
The approximate total budget in the USA for all arts organizations including all ballet companies:
$770,000,000. Per year.
The approximate daily interest on the Nat'l debt:
$1,200,000,000. Per day.
As a percent of the overall $14,600,000,000,000 economy, all arts organizations including all ballet companies total to 0.000053% of all activity. That's 5 hundred-thousandths of 1 percent.
For this .000053% of the economy, far more college scholarships, lifetime careers, and strong improvements in child development are leveraged than from any other part of the economy in real terms regardless of the huge discrepancy in funding between them. Any way you slice it, the arts are by far one of the best investments for anyone's money if future prosperity is valued.
These are truly historic times.
National Endowment for the Arts, National Debt Clock, CIA Factbook
2017-2018 Ballet Schedule
Starting Wednesday July 5 we will be on the new schedule for the next 12 months until June of 2018.
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Ballet North in Gladstone, MO We are super excited for this year's Ballet Pre-Intensive for ages 10-12 along with our ALL NEW 3 WEEK high intensity Summer Ballet Intensive for ages 13 and up. These two intensives will complete the efforts of young students to gain the technique, insight and skills to master the grand art of Classical Ballet! Please note with the Intensives NO snacks or lunches are provided, all students must bring their own lunch.
REQUIREMENTS: 1 WEEK PRE-INTENSIVE: Monday - Friday July 9 - July 13 9:30 am - 3:00 pm daily Girls: ballet flat technique shoes, black leotard, pink tights, hair always up in a bun Boys: ballet flat technique shoes, black dance pant, white t-shirt Pre-Intensive tuition: $355 ENROLL USING THIS ORDERING FIELD:
1 Week Pre Intensive Quantity: 3 WEEK INTENSIVE: Monday - Friday June 18 thru July 6 NO SATURDAYS OR SUNDAYS 9:30 a…
Ballet North company member Kristin Smith in a first arabesque pique en pointe after private coaching with Artistic Director Laura Reinschmidt.
The secret is to first of all take the appropriate ballet technique classes which lay the foundation for controlling the ankles, hips, and most of all spine. Follow that with introductory pointe work and the absolute necessity of learning how to correctly break-in pointe shoes because they do form to the foot as they are worn. A good diet high in proteins and fiber/complex carbohydrates and fluids but low in "junk" calories - this type of "green" or better yet organic diet greatly helps the body develop and retain muscle conditioning without unnecessary weight gain OR loss (A more thorough description can be found here). Is there a magic bullet? Yes - correct training over an extended period of time along with expert private coaching as needed. Is there one thing you can do to leap-frog your progress? No, just like w…