BCXIV to offer Progressing Ballet Technique in fall 2019

We are pleased to announce that as of July 31, 2019, Mr. Nelson is certified to teach Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), “an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.” Learn more about PBT

Mr. Nelson joins faculty member Cyra Duncan in achieving this certification. Both Mr. Nelson and Ms. Duncan will teach PBT exercises to dancers in Conservatory 2, 3, and 4 starting in September.

Dancers who practice PBT regularly have shown remarkable improvements in strength, muscle memory, placement, coordination, and flexibility. We look forward to bringing this unique system to Ballet Conservatoire XIV for the benefit of our dancers.

Open House Saturday, July 27

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.

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
1:30-3 pm: Ages 11 and above with at least 3 years of experience on pointe

RSVP helpful but not required: https://www.facebook.com/events/3103493519678659/

We Have a New Web Address

In recognition of our status as Historic Ellicott City’s official ballet school, we now have a new web address (URL): www.EllicottCityBallet.com. Please be sure to update any bookmarks you may have set.

In keeping with this change, our contact email is now info@ellicottcityballet.com. Emails sent to our previous email address will be forwarded.

We are pleased to continue serving the Ellicott City Main Street community!

Weather Update: Thursday, July 11

Because of the flash flood WATCH that has been issued for Ellicott City through this evening, we request that parents remain close to the school during classes tonight. If a flood WARNING is issued within 1 hour of class start times, we will close immediately, and further classes will be canceled.

Please check the weather before leaving for classes today. We will also post further updates on this page and the school voicemail: 410.696.1346.

Weather Update: June 18, 2019

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.

Saturday, June 15: Open House & Footlights Pop-up Shop

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.

Tuesday, May 7: All Classes Canceled

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
5:30-6:30 Pre-Primary/Primary
6-7:15 Level 1

Sign up is available on the bulletin board in the waiting room or by sending an email to info@conservatoirexiv.com.

Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for the inconvenience.