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Ballet North 2011-2012 Calendar

End of Summer Break Monday August 29 – Monday September 5 2011
Fall Classes Begin Tuesday September 6th
Ballet North Contract Signing & First Day of Rehearsal Saturday, September 10th 2011
Bring a Friend to Class Week!!! Monday September 12th – Saturday September 17th NOTE: your friend MUST be more or less the same age as you are!!!
Wear a Costume to Class Week! Monday October 24th – Saturday October 29th (This is also choreography and improvisation week!!!)
Mom AND Dad Try a Class Week Monday, November 14th – Saturday November 19th ...if you come you MUST take the class NOT watch it!!!
Ballet North Nutcracker School Tour Friday November 18 Friday December 2 Friday December 9 contact Matt Reinschmidt to schedule or find out more. Email inquiries only: Check here for more information:
Thanksgiving Break NO CLASSES Thursday November 24th – Saturday November 26th
*** NUTCRACKER CHILDREN'S PARTY *** Saturday December 3rd 2…

Selling the Classical Arts and Ballet

August 5, 2011
Kansas City, Missouri

Underlying factors and basic analysis reveals the most compelling reason to buy into the classical arts and ballet is because they are not about money. 

Over 500 years ago the art forms that have become known as the classical arts - operas, symphonies and ballets - had their origin among late middle age and early renaissance artists.  This movement of innovation and creativity gained it's energy and inspiration from a study of the arts of the ancient world, where stunningly beautiful images of the human form as well as extremely compelling works of sculpture and painting had been done repeatedly by masterful artists.  With the breakdown of the Dark Ages and the resulting collapse of education and learning amongst nearly all the population of Europe and North Africa, a nearly thousand year long drought of artistic innovation and creativity persisted until the early 1400's.  But once the minimum economic and social stability needed for artis…