When you walk into the studio of Heritage Ballet, it is hard to tell who is having a better time, the class of joyous three and four year olds leaping across the floor, or the group of delighted parents with their noses pressed against the glass observation windows. Cotton-candy pink abounds as tutus and leotards and slippers and ribbons adorn the bodies of blossoming ballerinas here, but there are even some sweat pants and t-shirts too as a young boy joins the fun.
These bright-eyed faces and lithe bodies may be swirling, gliding and plié-ing, but the truth is, they are also learning all the pre-requisites to the dance moves their older peers have already mastered. Best of all, they are exercising, using their imaginations, becoming more coordinated and flexible, experiencing the joy of creative movement, and gaining confidence ~ all under the watchful and encouraging eyes of their instructors. Most of these instructors, each of whom were hand-selected by Heritage Ballet’s owner Patricia Dubois, have danced professionally and were chosen not only because they are talented dancers, but also because they are patient and attentive teachers.
Heritage Ballet, located on Old Louisquisset Pike in Lincoln, offers ballet, jazz and creative dance classes to students ages 2 ½ years old through adulthood. The studio is a place for both young and old, serious and recreational dancers alike. While it does not participate regularly in competitions, Heritage Ballet does stage two full length ballets every year at the iconic Stadium Theater and ends each season with a culmination dance for all the students to showcase their accomplishments before friends and family.
This thriving dance studio is the passion and love of owner and former “ballet mistress” Patricia Dubois. Ms. Dubois opened Heritage Ballet to create a place where the dreams of hopeful dancers of all ages could be realized. The dream to float across a dance floor and to become a classically trained ballerina was the very same dream that Dubois imagined herself as a young child. She grew up to become the protégé of one of the most accomplished prima ballerinas of her time, Christine Hennessey, and now brings this magic and vision to her own studio.
With summer just around the corner, now is the time to consider some of the special summer programs available at Heritage Ballet. For the weeks of June 8th through June 20th, the studio is hosting the popular “Bring a Friend to Class” where members are encouraged to invite a friend to class with them! The week of August 17th – 21st, from 9:30 until 2:00pm, summer camp will be held for students ages 5 – 7 and 8 - 9. Call today or visit their website for more details!
Heritage Ballet is located on 1947 Old Louisquisset Pike in Lincoln. For directions, rates and class schedules, visit their website at www.heritageballet.com or call 401-333-9099.