Welcome to Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts!
We are delighted to invite you to dance with us.
Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts is the dance education arm of Ballet 5:8, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and professional performance company. It is our goal to make high-quality dance training accessible to students of all ages and levels of ability in a uniquely nurturing environment where students thrive. Whether students take classes for a few years or many, study for fun, or train to pursue professional careers, we are committed to being a positive influence in students' lives that can help prepare them for whatever lies ahead.
Our name, Ballet 5:8, is a reference to a verse from Scripture that is the starting point and motivation for everything that we do:
"But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8
Our faith - and the joy and gratitude for the incredible gift of salvation - is the driving factor behind our passion for the arts, for dance, and for the unique atmosphere we maintain at Ballet 5:8 School the Arts.
Who Can Dance at Ballet 5:8?
Our classes and programs are open to everyone! This is regardless of views, beliefs, race, or gender. We are committed to investing in our local communities and to making high quality dance instruction as accessible to the public as possible.
What Is It Like at Ballet 5:8?
As you get to know us, you'll find that we freely talk about our faith around the studios and share about the hope we have in Christ. We often pray with students at the beginning of classes, and we use our performances as a platform to invite dancers and audience members alike into conversation of life and faith.
Our faith motivates us to be positive role models through honesty, integrity, respectfulness, diligence, patience, kindness, and joy. We use carefully selected music in classes, steering clear of things like inappropriate language and suggestive lyrics in order to maintain a wholesome, positive environment for students and staff alike. We also challenge each dancer to come to class with a positive work ethic, to address their instructors with respect, and to encourage, compliment and esteem their peers
We are committed to ensuring that each of our dance programs consists of the highest quality instruction. This is made possible through a combination of mature, qualified instructors, small class sizes, and teaching syllabi developed specifically to meet the needs of students in each program.
We are committed to making each of our dance programs and performances are widely accessible. Through a combination of donor support, committed staff members and a no-frills approach to managing our programs, we are able to keep our tuition and ticket prices below industry standards and to offer a range of financial aid scholarships to students in particular need.
We are committed to challenging, teaching and equipping students in dance in a manner that builds students up, inspiring passion and teaching the self-motivated work ethic needed to succeed in dance. Rather than ridiculing or berating students, instructors provide correction and constructive criticism in love.