Creativity and Community Through Dance

Mission

The mission of Ballet Wolcott, Inc. is to foster healthy development and creativity in our students by providing them with quality dance education and the opportunity to become involved in the creative process in a nurturing and disciplined environment.

Core Values

To enable children of all ages to develop strength, creativity and self-discipline through joyful, professional, respectful dance instruction.

To share the joy of dance with the community through classes and performance.

Ballet Wolcott continues the mission and tradition started over 40 years ago as The Wolcott Children’s Ballet by June Gorton, a dancer and choreographer who worked many years with George Ballanchine.

Classes Offered

See our class schedule for a quick overview of the current class offerings and the times they meet. We offer a wide variety of ballet classes, tap dancing class, jazz dancing class and hip hop classes.

Please feel free to join us at any point during the year.

Latest Information

For the information on classes, workshops, and events, visit us on FaceBook, or Instagram, or check the bulletin board in the hallway at the Wolcott Town Hall.

Much of our information is distributed by e-mail. Please, make sure that Ballet Wolcott has your most recent e-mail address. If you are unable to consistently access the internet, please, visit our bulletin board in the hallway at the Wolcott Town Hall for updates. Please, read all announcements so that you are up to date on any news and changes.

Feel free to contact us with any questions and concerns you may have.

Class Cancellations & Updates:

The President’s Corner

Dear Ballet Wolcott Dance Families:

We enter the 21st Century digital age. Read on.

Ballet Wolcott will implement and launch a digital platform called “Dance Studio Pro”. Each
dance family will register their dancer(s) and manage their DSP account, link is available here.

DSP will allow dance class, youth group, and performance registrations and payments quickly
and easily on-line. This is a big change in the way Ballet Wolcott tracks, handles, and utilizes
dancer information and financial transactions. While it’s possible we will experience bumps or
family concerns as we launch DSP, a lot of work has gone into the program set-up and trial runs
to ensure it performs as hoped. In short, we expect it will be an amazing tool.

DSP Benefits to dance families:
– Easy and immediate registration;
– Ease of tuition payments and ticket purchases;
– Automatic tracking of payments and payment history;
– Immediate (or fast) payment status information;
– Excellent student-teacher communications portal;
– Dancer history and special dietary or health needs tracked in one place immediately
available to class teaching staff.

Ballet Wolcott also benefits from having superb organization of critically valuable information to
assist the short and long term operations of the company. The importance of having immediate
access to necessary data cannot be overstated. This is a positive and long-overdue change for
Ballet Wolcott.  Again, the link is here.

We face lingering challenges emerging from the worst times of Covid. But we have never been
more optimistic about the future of Ballet Wolcott, our growth, and our mission to bring
inclusive creative movement to rural Vermont communities. You – the community of Ballet
Wolcott dance families – will have centrally important roles in the growth of the organization,
and the human capacity that makes it a legendary ballet company. These are exciting times.

All the best to you as the fall dance semester is poised to begin!

Timothy B. Yarrow
Ballet Wolcott President and Board Chair

 

Our daughter’s six years in the Wolcott Children’s Ballet nurtured her confidence, physical strength and coordination, cooperative skills and understanding of hard work and high standards.  It also, and just as importantly, gave both her and us, her parents, a lifelong love of dance and  an appreciation for how much work, practice, love and dedication go into great dance.  

Lois Eby