BNC Wins Best of the West Award

Posted on: December 26th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud


BNC is excited to announce they won for a second year in a row, the Best of the West: Critic's Choice Award from Yellow Scene Magazine! It is an honor to have been named:
"Best class to take when you just want to dance"

This year's Critic's Choice Blog post announcing the winners reads:

"As young girls, lots of us dreamed of being ballerinas. Now, whether you can remember your pliés from your pas de bourrees or not, Ballet Nouveau Colorado can reignite your toe-shoe dreams with adult dance and fitness classes catering to a variety of needs, interests,
abilities and ages."

Thank you, Yellow Scene!

Read the rest of the article here to see what other Boulder County spots won this year.

Did you see it yet?

Posted on: December 14th, 2011 by admin


BNC Student, Brook Gilliam, playing Clara

Have you seen our Nutcracker TV ad on 9 News? Just in case you haven't, here's the link to view it. If you've never experienced our production of The Nutcracker it gives you a good sense of what to expect.

Special Nutcracker Tea Thank You!

Posted on: December 9th, 2011 by admin


We want to thank everyone who was involved in the Nutcracker Tea, held on Nov. 20.  The Barre Committee, who is a group of dedicated BNC parent volunteers did an outstanding job!  With the help from all of you who attended, the in-kind donations of food, decorations and Barre Committee we raised over $3,000, which exceeded the fundraising goal which was $2,000. The event was such a sucess we will be doing one again next year.

We encourage you to browse  the beautiful photos of this fun and festive event taken by the talented photographer, Jessi Dalton. It's not too late to buy photos of this event.

A special thanks to our Nutcracker Tea in-kind donors

Wargin & Wilkinson Manley Workout on 9 News

Posted on: November 28th, 2011 by admin


Wake up tomorrow and burn some Thanksgiving calories with BNC's School Director Julia Wilkinson Manley and Susie Wargin from 9 News.  Wargin Workout airs on My 20 and 9 News at 8:20am.  Your body will thank you!

BNC Alum Dances Lead in Balanchine Ballet

Posted on: November 19th, 2011 by Julia Wilkinson Manley


Last night I had the great privilege to see our former student, Bridget Maginity, dance the lead in George Balanchine's Allegro Brilliante at the University of Arizona. It was a quick trip, but so beautifully justified from the moment she stepped on stage. As professor and world-wide master teacher James Clouser said of Bridget last night, "She makes me understand the music - she IS the music." Below is a picture of Bridget and her partner Barton Cowperthwaite in Allegro, and me - proud BNC School Director - with Bridget after the show.

Don’t Miss The Nutcracker Tea this Sunday

Posted on: November 15th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud


 This weekend, kick off your holiday season with a new unforgettable family tradition.

Guests will hear a live theatrical reading of the classic story The Nutcracker, but with a new twist, as told from the perspective of the maid. Excerpts from The Nutcracker will be performed by our student dancers and all little dancers will get the chance to dance, too!  Bring your camera for pictures and get autographs. Commemorative Teacups and auction items will be available for purchase.

BNC would like to give a huge thank you to our generous donors making this fun holiday event possible:

Celestial Seasonings   
Aloft Hotel
Mrs. Fields Cookies at Flatiron Crossing Mall
Krigelking Confections

Event details:

Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 2:00-4:00pm
Aloft Hotel
8300 Arista Place, Broomfield, CO
$30 per Adult
$25 per Child

Please make your reservations by November 17.

Click here to purchase tickets


Testing, testing……is this thing on?

Posted on: November 4th, 2011 by The Busnardo Family


Well, just a quick introduction from the Busnardo Family.

We are Bruno (dad), Tracey (mom), Isabella (age 9 & BNC student) and Giuliano (age 5).  We are all very involved at BNC.  Bruno is on the Barre Committee, Tracey is part of the Volunteer Committee and Isabella takes 4 classes a week.  Even little Giuliano participates in different events from time to time like Kids Night Out and the Disco Dance Off.

Continuing Education for Intermediate/Advanced Dancers and Professional Dance Teachers

Posted on: October 29th, 2011 by Julia Wilkinson Manley


BNC will host a 2-hour ballet class workshop with School Director Julia Wilkinson Manley and former professional dancer and Pilates Rehabilitation Specialist Camcie Foster on Friday, November 11, 4-6pm.

This class will provide students with a comprehensive education of muscle group dynamics and bio-mechanics of proper technique.

Julia will teach a BNC-style ballet class – kinesthetic corrections, classical foundation, contemporary sensibility – while Camcie will go further in-depth with descriptions of muscle group function and correct bio-mechanics. Participants, either student dancers or teachers, will be given the opportunity to explore in detail how better to achieve classical lines and improve technique when the body is functioning as a universal whole.

$20 general public, $10 BNC students, FREE for BNC faculty members

Call 303.466.5685 to make your reservations today.

Kids’ Nite Out 10/15/11

Posted on: October 20th, 2011 by The Long Family


BNC's Student Company held their first Kids' Nite Out event of the year this past Saturday. Kids' Nite Out is a fundraiser hosted by the members of the Student Company. While parents enjoyed a night out, the kids also enjoyed a great time at BNC. Activities of the night included eating yummy (and healthy!) snacks, playing games, making crafts, getting tattoos at the temporary tattoo parlour and even getting their nails done! And since Halloween is right around the corner, costumes were a must! Be on the look out for more Kids' Nite Out events coming soon!

Here are a few pictures from the Kids' Nite Out on 10/15/11.

Dance Tip Tuesday: Flexibility

Posted on: October 18th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud


dancer stretching

For a dancer, gaining and maintaining flexibility is very important. Flexibility is not something that can be achieved easily or quickly and is something you must constantly work on to retain. The truth of the matter is everyone’s bodies are different; some people are very flexible naturally, while others have never been able to achieve a middle split. Regardless of how naturally flexible you are or are not, here are some tips on how to work on your flexibility:

  • To achieve optimum flexibility, stretching outside of classes at home on your own time is crucial.
  • The most important part of stretching is making sure you’re warm first. If you’re at home, try doing 25 jumping jacks just prior to stretching. When you’re warm, your muscles are the most receptive to stretching and improvement, so do it while you're still sweaty!
  • Don’t push yourself too hard, you don’t want to injure yourself over-stretching too fast. Most stretches should not be held longer than 30-45 seconds.
  • Yoga and Pilates workouts, in addition to dance classes, can help with core strength and flexibility.
  • Winter is on its way! Remember that when the weather is colder, it takes the body longer to warm up. Take care of your body and be sure to allow extra stretching and exercise time to be in great shape and help prevent injuries.