Archives for 2016

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 […]

Share

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 […]

Share

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 […]

Share

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 […]

Share

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 […]

Share

Princess Ball

Friday we celebrated a wonderful week of camp with our sweet “Princess Ball” which is our showcase for the dancer’s family and friends. We had Rapunzel visit my morning campers and Ariel visited my evening campers.  We were so fortunate that these princesses took time out of their busy princess schedules to sing to our […]

Share

Princess Camp June 2016 – Day 2 & 3

Princess ballerinas came in on day 2 with a spring in their step. I love watching them skip, tippy toe, and chasse to the ballet room. I sometimes tell Moms to peek and watch their daughters as they walk into the room all by themselves. I know all too well how quickly they grow and […]

Share

Princess Camp June 2016 – Day 1 Morning Camp

I must start this blog by sending thanks to my amazing assistants. Without you I could not be “Miss Kim”. You were wonderful. A special thank you to Kelsey Morrison who basically handled the most important aspect which is safety. With all this help I could concentrate on the dancers, teach, and enjoy their experience. […]

Share

Beginner Adult Ballet Class, ages 16 & up

Monday nights from 6-7:15 Dates: Feb 15-March 21 Cost $90, check made out to “Robin Franklin” Click here to Register (scroll down to bottom) Class Description: Beginner Adult Ballet Class, ages 16 & up. No experience required. We will cover foot articulation, posture, balance, basic barre & center work, and moving as a group in […]

Share