Upcoming Events: Dec. 7-15

Friday, Dec. 7 - Midnight Madness. Our dancers will be performing at the tree lighting at the B&O Plaza on Main Street at 6 pm.

Friday, Dec. 14 - The Residences at Oella Mill Holiday Party. We will perform excerpts from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake for residents of this historic building at 7 pm.

Saturday, Dec. 15 - Swan Lake at the Howard County Center for the Arts. Performances at 5:30 and 6:30 pm.

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman Declares December 3 Ballet Conservatoire XIV Day and Historic Ellicott City's Official Ballet Company

We are so very grateful to Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman as one of his last official acts was to proclaim Ballet Conservatoire XIV & the Ellicott City Ballerina Project the official ballet company of Historic Ellicott City and Dec. 3 Ballet Conservatoire XIV Day in Howard County!

We celebrate this honor with our beloved community because throughout the hardship and the struggle, we all rose like a phoenix and will continue to strengthen.

Much appreciation to Donna Pidel, Brooke Sessler, and Maggie Cusick, whose hours upon hours of dedication and talent are very much a part of this award.

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Upcoming Events

December is a busy time here at Ballet Conservatoire. Come see what we have going on!

Thursday, Nov. 29 - Girls’ Night Out. We will be open from 5-9. Stop by to purchase an Ellicott City Ballerina Project Calendar while supplies last! All proceeds donated to the Ellicott City Partnership.

Saturday, Dec. 1 - A Nutcracker Tea, 11 am & 3 pm.

Main Street Cookie Crawl. We will be open from 6-8 pm. Pick up a delicious cookie!

Friday, Dec. 7 - Midnight Madness. Our dancers will be performing at the tree lighting at the B&O Plaza on Main Street.

Friday, Dec. 14 - The Residences at Oella Mill Holiday Party. We will perform excerpts from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake for residents of this historic building.

Saturday, Dec. 15 - Swan Lake at the Howard County Center for the Arts.

November/December Newsletter and Dates to Note

The next two months are a busy time at Ballet Conservatoire XIV! Please see below for important information and dates to note:

Tuesday, Oct. 30: No ARC Barre

Wednesday, Oct. 31: Closed - Halloween

Saturday, Nov. 3: Closed in preparation for the Ellicott City Ballerina Project Calendar Reveal

Sunday, Nov. 4, 4-6 pm: Ellicott City Ballerina Project Calendar Reveal & Celebration

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are searching for four volunteers to assist with food, drink, and general assistance with calendar and photo sales.

  • Dancers who are performing at this event should arrive at 2:45 pm for a pre-performance run-through. Please wear your class uniform, classical tutu, and light makeup. Dancers should plan to remain for the entire event.

  • Parents of performing dancers: we are unfortunately not able to accommodate you in the studio until the event start time of 4 pm as we will still be setting up for the event. We have space for 2 family members per dancer to attend.

Tuesday, Nov. 6: Closed - Election Day

Friday, Nov. 16: Make-up classes. Sign up on the bulletin board in the waiting room. See your Make-up Class Policy handout for the schedule.

Sunday, Nov. 18-Sunday, Nov. 25: Closed - Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, Dec. 1: Nutcracker Tea at the Old Mill Café

Friday, Dec. 7: Make-up classes

Friday, Dec. 14, 6 pm: Swan Lake Dress Rehearsal. All dancers MUST attend.

Saturday, Dec. 15: Swan Lake performance. Dancers should arrive between 4:15 and 4:30 pm. Please see your Performance Handbook for full schedule, attire, etc.

Sunday, Dec. 16-Wednesday, January 2: Winter Break. Classes resume Thursday, January 3.