Student Spotlight: September 2020

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Ballet training can enrich your child’s life. It helps children mature physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively while fostering a healthy life-style. Ballet instills positive qualities that will serve your child well throughout their lives and will enable them to enrich the lives of others. Ballet is an essential foundation and launch pad for all other forms of dance.

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Our sole purpose is to enrich the lives of our students while teaching them how to dance.  Artistic Director, Ellen Gunn, is a classically trained ballerina and Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance with many years of experience teaching the timeless art of ballet. Parents’ testimonials and referrals continue to demonstrate confidence and trust in her world class program of instruction.

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Miss Ellen is so personable and connects with the dancers. It’s as if they take private ballet instruction...that is how much she works with each dancer individually to ensure that they develop the proper techniques. more »

Liz D.

"I feel very fortunate that my daughter takes ballet classes at such an impeccable dance school! I appreciate that the class sizes are smaller at MAB. Rachel gets a lot of personal attention. Bottom line—she loves dancing at MAB." more »

Adriene M.

"We tell everyone about MAB! The environment and instruction are one of a kind. We look forward to coming each week and look forward to years and years of ballet with MAB” more »

Allison P.

“I cannot begin to say enough amazing things about our experience at Monmouth Academy of Ballet. We see a difference in confidence, posture and the enjoyment of the art. It has been wonderful and we are excited for the years to come.” more »

Kim G.

Our Curriculum

CLASSES 2020-2021

Monmouth Academy of Ballet offers beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers a complete curriculum of professional instruction from September through June of each year. Our curriculum incorporates the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus which is the most comprehensive and purest of the classical syllabi currently available to ballet teachers. Registration is open throughout the year, so it is never to late to contact us.
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Silver Swans was created in response to a growing demand for ballet classes for older learners. Ballet classes are a great way for adults to get and stay in shape, reduce stress, exercise their brain as well as their body and meet new friends in a relaxed and cordial environment. Come dance with us!
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Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations are designed to motivate and encourage students of all ages and levels of ability, through a systematic measurement of progress and attainment. RAD coaching classes prepare each student for their exam. Students strive to achieve their personal best presenting a solo performance before a highly qualified, independent examiner.

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Monmouth Academy of Ballet’s annual Spring Performance signals the end of the school year and provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their progress and share what they have learned with family, friends and members of the local community.

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Ballet classes are a great way for adults to get and stay in shape, reduce stress, exercise their brain as well as their body and meet new friends in a relaxed and cordial environment. This redesigned program is for adults of all ages and experience levels. Additional classes have been scheduled and an entry level class has been added for beginners. Classes are held throughout the school year from September through June with the exception of holiday breaks.

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