Miss Sierra began ballet classes with Barre None Ballet when she was 8 years old. She has performed in Time To Groove each year. She has continued her training outside of Barre None with various summer intensives. In her time outside of the studio she enjoys playing the trumpet, volley ball, running track and maintaining her grades. She is excited for the opportunity to be a student teacher. Miss Sierra is great with the kids and enjoys sharing her love of ballet with them in Barre None's pre ballet class.
Pre Ballerinas perform in the Matinee show All other RTM students are required to dance in both shows Donations to the intermission bake sale are appreciated Parents are not required to be present at both shows No children are released during the show NO EXCEPTIONS
I hereby release Loren Harn, Barre None Ballet, Room To Move Studio & All Associates from all liability for personal injury, illness, or property loss/damage. ~ I certify that the named student(s) is in good health and capable of participating in classes. ~ I agree to allow photographs to be taken for promotional use (names will be withheld). ~ I agree to allow my email address to be added to the studio mailing lists. I acknowledge and understand that the full tuition amount is due regardless of attendance. ~ I take full financial responsibility for all tuition accrued by named student(s). And that there are NO REFUNDS*
Pre Ballet ~ ages:3-4 The class offers the perfect combination of beginning classical ballet discipline (foot positions, graceful arm movements, basic steps, beginning barre work), and creative play (hula hoops, beanbag frogs, and fun sing along music). Children build core motor skills, gain coordination, discipline and creativity. Your child will adore this class! Dress Code; leotard, pink tights, ballet skirt, pink leather ballet slippers. Thursdays 4:40-5:20p $80
Miss Katie Smith
Miss Katie began Hip Hop training at the age of 11 in a local park district program. She soon expanded her training and joined classes at Turning Pointe Dance Academy where she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, and modern. In 2013 Katie received a degree in dance & choreography from Northern Illinois University. There she trained with Judith Chitwood, Paula Frasz, Autumn Eckman, Morgan Fogarty, Brittany Keefe, Matthew Keefe, and Brian Carey Chung. With Northern Dance Theatre Katie performed in “Hand Jive” from Grease, What You Know, Beauty Blindfolded, Restaurant Rush, I Find it Hard to Say, Ghost, Pendulum, and woes of a woman. With a huge passion for choreography, Katie produced multiple works in the time spent at NIU. Some of her choreography includes; You’re Here… But You’re Not, Beauty Blindfolded, Just Be, Wait For Me, and Bloodstream. Katie is also a certified Yoga Fit instructor. In her free time she spends as much time as possible focusing on her dance training and bettering herself. Katie is excited to bring her perspective and different style to the Barre None Ballet family, and she is eager to share her experiences with her future students.
We have curtains that separate the waiting areas from the studio. We keep the curtains closed during class as to keep distractions to a minimum. Parents are more than welcome to peek in from time to time but please refrain from distracting class. Keep voices and any electronic devices low. Parents are welcome to drop off their child or use our waiting areas. Within Room To Move there are 2 small waiting areas, an upstairs loft and the entryway area. There are 10 minutes in between classes to acclimate yourself appropriately. No further access to the loft once class begins. If you are running late please stay in the downstairs waiting area. The bathroom is located within the studio space so please limit bathroom use to emergencies only.
Miss Skyler Gibbons
Ms. Brenda began taking dance at the age of 3 with Carol Hutchinson at the Park Forest Conservatory of Music and Dance. She began her professional career at the age of 16 with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Wisconsin Ballet Theatre in Green Bay. She then went on to dance with Fort Wayne Ballet in Indiana, Charleston Ballet Theatre in South Carolina, Bryant Ballet in Chicago, Ballet Eddy Toussaint in Florida and Quebec, Canada, and Columbia City Ballet in South Carolina. Upon getting married and moving back to Illinois, she became a guest artist with the Illinois Ballet in Peoria, under which she has also performed with the Opera Illinois, Cedar Rapids Opera, and the National Ballet of Panama in South America. Ms. Brenda has been featured in a publication of the Peoria edition of Arts Alive as well as in a book titled Ballerina Girl, which features photography of Richard Curry. She has worked with many world-renowned teachers and choreographers, of which many pieces were original works, including: Allegra Kent, Maria Tallchief, Melissa Hayden, Stephanie Ballard, Mark Dendy, Jill Eathorne Bahr, Eddy Toussaint, Anna Marie DeAngelo, Septime Webre, Jergen Schneider, and Mary Price Boday. Ms. Brenda retired from her professional performing career in 2006. She and her husband Scott are the proud parents of 2 lovely little girls.
Costume & Ticket Fees Apply. All students perform in 2 shows on one day; 12:30p & 5:30p with the exception of Pre Ballet which only perform in the matinee show. All students are required to perform and help back stage for the entirety of each show. Students are released between shows. Parents are not required to attend both shows. Intermission hosts a bake sale. Donations are appreciated. Volunteers to work backstage during the performances are also appreciated. * Tickets are $12 pre sale/ $15 beginning June 1st. Costume fees are $70 per style of dance and due Feb 15th. We take measurements in class that week. Costumes arrive mid May. Room To Move hosts a picture day on Sat June 2nd to be photographed in your beautiful costume.