We look forward to welcoming dancers to our first two July intensives: Get to the Pointe! and Summer Workshop with Laurie Dodge. Spaces are still available in both intensives. Those who are already enrolled, please check your email later this week for a final confirmation message. We are glad you will be joining us this summer.
Please be advised that there is a flash flood watch in effect for Ellicott City this evening. Class will still be held, but we request that parents remain close to the school in case of a flood warning. If a flood warning develops, we will close immediately.
If a flood warning is placed into effect at or after 5 pm, class will be canceled. Please check this page for updates before traveling to BCXIV.
Learn about Ballet Conservatoire XIV, Historic Ellicott City's official ballet school, at our open house events this summer. Each dancer receives a complimentary trial class or placement evaluation with our American Ballet Theatre certified faculty, as well as a custom dancewear fitting with Footlights staff.
Advance signup is not required, but it is helpful for us. If you wish, let us know you’ll be there: Sign Up
BCXIV students have repeatedly been recognized for the superior quality of the training they've received. See what makes us the best choice for ballet in Ellicott City.
Trial Class Schedule:
10 am: Ages 3-5
11 am: Ages 6-8
Noon: Ages 9 and above, as needed
Dancers age 11 and above who are at an intermediate/advanced level are welcome to take Open Advanced Ballet as a trial/placement class.
Once again, we will be closed this evening due to illness. Thank you for your understanding. We regret the inconvenience.
We regret that due to illness, all classes are canceled this evening (Tuesday, May 7). Make up classes will be held this Friday, May 10, according to the following schedule:
4:30-6 Elite A/B
6-7:15 Level 1
Sign up is available on the bulletin board in the waiting room or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please be advised that due to a water main repair, you may experience traffic delays on Main Street May 6-10 from 9 am to 5 pm. If you expect to be late, please contact the school: 410.696.1346 or email@example.com.
We are happy to be part of Old Ellicott City’s annual Springfest celebration on Main Street! Our dancers will perform an excerpt from the well-known classic “Giselle” at two locations on Main Street:
3 pm: in front of The Wine Bin stage
3:40 pm: Lot B
Also during Springfest, we invite you to join us for an open house from 1-3 pm. Learn about summer & fall classes, and watch our dancers take class and rehearse before their performances.
For the next few weeks, we will occasionally highlight a BCXIV faculty member. This week, learn about Ms. Cyra Duncan:
Cyra Duncan started her dance training at the age of 3. Throughout her early years she trained with various schools in Maryland, including Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland under the direction of Donna Pidel. Ms. Duncan has studied at The School of American Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet School, The Boston Ballet School, and The Dance Theatre of Harlem School, all on scholarship. She is an award-winning dancer who has performed in the Pro Bowl halftime show in Honolulu, Hawaii. During her senior year of high school, Ms. Duncan was a part of The Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble Company in New York.
Ms. Duncan is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum. She is also certified as a teacher by the Cecchetti Council of America and is a certified Progressing Ballet Technique instructor. She enjoys coaching young dancers and cultivating each of her student’s talents.
We are extremely proud to announce that each dancer who participated in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum examinations passed with one of the following levels of distinction: Merit or Honors.
Special congratulations to Elite B dancer Maggie, who achieved the highest possible level of distinction: High Honors!
We are thrilled to see BCXIV training, as well as the dancers’ hard work, recognized at a national level. Congratulations Elite A & B dancers!
The following make up classes will be held tonight:
6:30-7:30: Level 1/Junior Elite
Christina Allen will teach both classes.