Madeline Braxton: Where is She Now?

From Madeline; Hi! 🙂 Just a little update on my life: I am so happy to say that as of May, I am a UNC-Greensboro alum with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. I loved every minute of my time in the dance school, learning and growing with such a wonderful community of people. […]

Abbey Misenheimer: Where is She Now?

From Abbey Misenheimer – Graduate of 2012: It’s amazing how quickly life has changed since I first walked through the doors of BDC a little over 6 years ago in the Fall of 2011! Upon graduating from Eastern Alamance High School in 2012, I attended the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill where I […]

Doria Worden: Where is She Now?

From Doria: At the end of June, two years of being a trainee at Richmond Ballet came to an end. I moved to Wisconsin at the beginning of September to start work as an Apprentice with Madison Ballet. Finally, after many years of practice, it feels so good to be able to tell people that […]

Governor’s School East Experience

Governor’s School East Experience by: Macon Carroll Governor’s School, contrary to popular belief, is not where one learns how to become a governor, though current governor Roy Cooper did visit campus to meet everyone. Rather, it is a five-and-a-half-week program where students from around the state, studying various subjects, intermingle, live alongside each other, and […]

First Day of Ballet

It is the night before my new ballet year begins and I am filled with excitement thinking about the new little faces I will see tomorrow. I wonder if they have tried on their ballet shoes and pranced on their floors? I wonder about the feelings of mom and dad as they look at those […]

Betsy Walker Completes Levels 4 and 5 ABT Training

Betsy Walker has successfully completed Levels 4 and 5 of the American Ballet Theatre-National Training Curriculum.  She spent many hours in the ABT studios studying with Raymond Lukens and Franco De Vita, directors of the program. “Meeting ballet teachers from the US and around the world as well as current and former members of the […]

American Girl Camp-Lea & Samantha!

Wow, I cannot believe how much we have done so far this week in our camp. Crafts, games, and of course dancing. Tuesday was “Lea” day. We learned that Lea traveled to Brazil and helps animals. During dance we learned the “cha-cha” and danced to Rio with ribbons. The dancers really got into this and […]

American Girl Camp Debuts at Burlington Dance Center 6-27-2016

Well, I am a mother of three boys ages 11, 19, and 23 (next week). I can name all the Thomas the Tank Engines, all the dinosaurs, Pokemon cards, Bruder Trucks, Nerf Guns, football positions, just to name a few. When it comes to American Girl Dolls I have to admit that I am not […]

Princess Camp 2016 Week 2 Princess Ball

Week two brought so many memories. I think something that stands out the most was watching the dancers with their big sisters. The bonds made were very strong. I was touched when I saw one of my sweet dancers give her big sister flowers on Friday. I tell the assistants that this week is all […]

Princess Camp June 2016-Week 2

Monday morning brought in a new set of ballerinas (and prince) as well as returning assistants and new ones! Let the fun begin! Dancers quickly set into playing with their new friends with puzzles and play dough. After an introduction the dancers got to choose their “Big sister” for the week. Big sisters are a […]