* Thanksgiving: The studio will be closed Wed 11/22 - Sat 11/25 for the holiday.
SAVE THE DATE!
Spring Show May 22nd 2024
Free & open to the public!
At the Grain Valley Pavilion
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Do not park directly behind the studio as it is owned by B & G Leasing and they may tow your vehicle.
Public parking is available on Main St. in front of the studio.
Additional parking is available at 12th & Main St. and 11th & Main St.
PROGRAMS AND COLLEGES STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO--------------
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS NOTED BY AN ASTERICK * Professional Ballet Companies our dancers have joined are listed under Melissa Morris bio
Program Acceptances, Scholarships
Jacobs Pillow *(Boston, MA) , San Francisco Ballet *, Next Generation Ballet (Tampa ) *, Springfield Ballet *, Milwaukee Ballet *, Ballet Met*, Joffrey Ballet *(scholarships and trainee positions) , Walnut Hill *, Boston Ballet*, Houston Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts *, North Carolina Dance Theatre ( The Dance Place), American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet*, Rock School of Pennsylvania*, Orlando Ballet*, Fort Wayne Ballet* plus trainee for Fort Wayne Ballet Company , Missouri Contemporary Ballet*, Storling Ballet Theatre*, Kirov Ballet Summer Intensive , Atlanta Ballet, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Nashville Ballet, Peridance Capezio Center, Joffrey Texas *, Dance Theatre of Harlem, USA IBC 2018 Ballet Workshop, Lawrence Ballet/KU Intensive, Philadelphia Ballet *, Texas Ballet Theatre, Colorado Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, Sacramento Ballet*, Ballet Intensive from Moscow *, Southern Ballet Theatre ( Florida ) , Kansas City Ballet *, Louisville Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Stephens College *, Friends University *, Oklahoma City University* , University of Oklahoma *, University of Nebraska *, University of Indiana, University of Utah, Pointe Park College * ( Scholarship and Company apprentice ) , UMKC * , Wichita State University * , Kansas University * , Southwest Missouri State University *, Cottey College*, Texas Christian University, Butler University , University of Arizona Dance Dept *, University of Alabama.
Congratulations to Kate Gerding, Mailee Ransom, Amelia Wood, Elizabeth Armstrong, Gabriela Swindle, Nora Taylor, Jenna Wong, Quinlyn Aggson, Alex Taylor, Kalea Herring and Olivia Reeder who auditioned and were accepted to the 2023 USA International Ballet Intensive. The dancers are very excited to attend the International Intensive which is presented once every 4 years in the United States. Gabriela Swindle also auditioned and was accepted to Philadelphia Ballet, Sarasota Ballet , Oklahoma City, Texas Ballet Theatre, Ballet Met, Cincinnati Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Fort Wayne Ballet, Louiville Ballet, Colorado Ballet and Sacramento Ballet with a half scholarship. Gabriela plans to attend 2023 USA IBC as well as Colorado Ballet. Friends of Blue Springs Ballet awarded $14,000 in scholarships to dancers attending these programs. Isabella Kephart was also awarded a scholarship from Friends . She plans to attend American Midwest Ballet.
2023 Congratulations to Gabriela Swindle, Kate Gerding and Jenna Wong who were awarded scholarships for 2024 Summer Intensives while attending the 2023 USA IBC. Gabriela Swindle was awarded a full scholarship to Pacific Northwest Ballet. Kate Gerding was one of two dancers offered a full scholarship to Next Generation Ballet ( Tampa). Jenna Wong was one of two dancers offered a full scholarship to San Francisco Ballet. We also congratulate Mailee Ransom who received recognition for best overall accomplishment in the genres of ballet, modern, contemporary and jazz.
Congratulations to Gabriela Swindle who auditioned and was accepted to Colorado Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Nashville Ballet , Milwaukee Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Met, Sarasota Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Texas Ballet Theatre, Louisville Ballet, Kansas City Ballet and Philadelphia Ballet. Philadelphia Ballet offered her a $1,850.for their six week program and $1,350. for their four week program. She plans to attend the four week program. Kate Gerding, Amelia Wood, Elizabeth Armstrong , Jenna Wong, Quinlyn Aggson and Natalie Ostrom auditioned for Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive and were accepted. They all plan to attend except Natalie as she will be moving. Alex Taylor plans to attend American Midwest Ballet. Friends of Blue Springs Ballet awarded $5500 in scholarships to dancers attending these programs. Congratulations to everyone !
Congratulations to Gywnevere Deterding who auditioned and was accepted as a Dance Major to University of Alabama . Gywnevere received a full ride academic scholarship as well. Grace Carpenter was accepted by audition to Fort Wayne Ballet Summer Program and offered a trainee position for Fort Wayne Ballet's 2021/2022 season. Elizabeth Armstrong ( Missouri Contemporary Ballet ) Eva Hayde (Fort Wayne Ballet) and Gabriela Swindle (Fort Wayne Ballet and Missouri Contemporary Ballet ) auditioned and were accepted to the above mentioned Summer Dance Programs. Christina Carleton plans to attend American Midwest Ballet. Friends of Blue Springs Ballet awarded $3500 in scholarships to dancers for Summer Programs.Congratulations to everyone !
Congratulations to Grace Carpenter ( Dance Theatre of Harlem ), Elizabeth Nelson ( Missouri Contemporary Ballet ), Kyley Shackles ( Missouri Contemporary Ballet) , Jordyn Taylor ( Webster University Dance ) and Kate Gerding ( Missouri Contemporary Ballet ) who were awarded scholarships by Friends of Blue Springs Ballet to attend their choice of programs. Our non profit Friends of Blue Springs Ballet awarded scholarships to Blue Springs Ballet Company members Grace Carpenter, Elizabeth Nelson, Rebekah Bean, Olivia Ellett, Hannah Brown, Leah Lawatsch, Kaycie Bickel, Kate Gerding, Emily Myers, Jordyn Taylor, Mailee Ransom, Shayla Wohlford and Anna Gilbert to attend the Blue Springs Ballet Intensive. $4600 was awarded in scholarshipsfrom Friends of Blue Springs Ballet. Friends of Blue Springs Ballet also subsidized additional intermediate and advanced students for the Intensive.
Congratulations to Grace Carpenter, Elizabeth Nelson, Kyley Shackles, Kate Gerding , Emily Myers and Jordyn Taylor who auditioned and were accepted to Summer Dance Programs across the country. Grace Carpenter was accepted to Dance Theatre of Harlem, Joffrey Texas on scholarship, Nashville Ballet, Peridance Capezio Center, N. Y . and Missouri Contemporary Ballet. Elizabeth Nelson , Kyley Shackles and Kate Gerding were accepted to Missouri Contemporary Ballet. Emily Myers was accepted to Nashville Ballet and Jordyn Taylor to Webster University Dance Intensive.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Nelson, Grace Carpenter, Hannah Brown, Addison Collins, Leah Lawatsch and Kyley Shackles who received $8,400 in scholarships to attend Summer Dance Programs. The scholarships were provided by our non profit Friends of Blue Springs Ballet.
Congratulations to all dancers attending summer programs ! Elizabeth Nelson is attending Joffrey Ballet on full tuition scholarship. Grace Carpenter and Hannah Brown will attend Rock School of Pennysylvania. Addison Collins will attend Nashville Ballet. Leah Lawatsch will attend Missouri Contemporary Ballet. Kyley Shackles will attend Lawrence Ballet / KU Intensive. The dancers were chosen to attend after auditioning for their specific programs.
Congratulations to Celia Allen, Rebekah Bean, Grace Carpenter, Rebekah Lawatsch, Elizabeth Nelson, Hannah Brown and Hannah Mc Henry who were awarded $11,000 in scholarships to attend Summer Dance Programs. The scholarships were provided by our non-profit Friends of the Blue Springs Ballet.
Congratulations to Celia Allen, Rebekah Bean, Grace Carpenter, Rebekah Lawatsch , Elizabeth Nelson and Hannah Brown who auditioned and were accepted to the International Ballet Workshop at the 2018 USA IBC. Celia Allen was also accepted to Fort Wayne Ballet and offered a scholarship. Grace Carpenter and Hannah Brown were accepted to University of Indiana Dance Program. Addison Collins and Hannah McHenry were accepted to Missouri Contemporary Ballet Summer Program. Elizabeth Nelson was one of two students chosen at the International Ballet School for a full scholarship to attend Joffrey Ballet in 2019.
Congratulations to Celia Allen, Rebekah Lawatsch and Elizabeth Nelson who were awarded scholarships to attend Summer Dance Programs by our non-profit Friends of Blue Springs Ballet.
Congratulations to Celia Allen, Rebekah Lawatsch, Elizabeth Nelson, Rebekah Bean, Grace Carpenter and Hannah Brown for being accepted to Summer programs across the country. Celia Allen was accepted by Tulsa Ballet Theatre. Grace Carpenter and Hannah Brown were accepted by Orlando Ballet. Elizabeth Nelson, Rebekah Lawatsch, Grace Carpenter and Rebekah Bean were accepted by Kansas City Ballet. Rebekah Bean was also offered a scholarship from Kansas City Ballet. Grace Carpenter and Elizabeth Nelson were accepted by Missouri Contemporary Ballet.
Congratulations to Natalie Pace, Adison Richardson, Victoria Law, Liz Law,
Loren Limas, Elizabeth Nelson, Grace Carpenter,, Abby Meyer, Sophie Huffman,
Rebekah Bean and Rebekah Lawatsch who all received scholarships from our non-profit organization Friends of Blue Springs Ballet.
Congratulations to Adison Richardson, Victoria Law , Celia Allen , Rebekah Lawatsch, Rebekah Bean and Grace Carpenter for being accepted to Summer Dance Programs across the country. Adison Richardson was accepted by Austin Ballet. Victoria Law was accepted by Atlanta Ballet. Celia Allen was accepted by ABT ( American Ballet Theatre ) , Atlanta Ballet and Tulsa Ballet. Rebekah Lawatsch , Rebekah Bean and Grace Carpenter were accepted by Tulsa Ballet. Rebekah Bean was also offered a scholarship.
Congratulations to CheyAnn Kimbrough, Adison Richardson, Samantha Schmitz and Delaney Wright. They were all awarded scholarships by our non-profit organization Friends of the Blue Springs Ballet to attend Missouri Contemporary Ballet and Storling Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive workshops.
Congratulations to Ali Isaacks ! She was accepted to Missouri State University as a Dance Major. Only 20% of the students who audition are accepted into the program. She will also major in graphic design. Congratulations to Torri Hicks, Adison Richardson and Delaney Wright who were all accepted to Fort Wayne Ballet's Summer Intensive. Adison Richardson also received a scholarship offer from Fort Wayne Ballet. CheyAnn Kimbrough, Delaney Wright, and Adison Richardson were accepted into Missouri Contemporary Ballet Summer Intensive. Adison Richardson also received a partial scholarship. CheyAnn, Delaney and Adison plan to attend the Missouri Contemporary Ballet program.
Congratulations to Rebecca Adams, Ali Isaacks, Christina Luca, Natalie Pace, Adison Richardson, Olivia West and Delaney Wright . They were awarded a total of $5500 in scholarships to attend The 2014 International Ballet Workshop in Jackson Mississippi. These Scholarships were awarded by our non-profit organization Friends of Blue Springs Ballet.
Congratulations to Kelly Jameson for being accepted into the University of Nebraska's Dance Program. She was offered a renewable scholarship of $2000. She was also accepted on their Dance Team. Congratulations to Adison Richardson for being offered a scholarship to attend Fort Wayne Ballet's Summer Dance Intensive. She was also accepted to attend Kansas City Ballet's Summer Program.
Nine Blue Springs Ballet Company members were awarded scholarships to Ballet Intensive Workshops. Rebecca Adams, Sarah Grumke, Torri Hicks , Ali Isaacks, Kayla Munze, Natalie Pace, Adison Richardson, Olivia West and Delaney Wright were awarded scholarships by Friends of Blue Springs Ballet our non-profit organization.
Congratulations to Ali Isaacks for getting accepted to American Ballet Theater's Summer Dance Intensive and Orlando Ballet's Summer Intensive where she was also offered a scholarship to attend. She plans to attend Orlando Ballet's Summer Intensive. Congratulations to Kayla Munze for getting accepted into UMKC's Dance program. Kayla is also on UMKC's Competitive Dance Team. She was also accepted to Orlando Ballet's Summer Intensive. Michelle Pace is on the Avila University Competitive Dance Team.
Congratulations to Ali Isaacks, Kelly Jameson and Michelle Pace for getting accepted into Joffrey Ballet’s Summer Intensives and Trainee Programs! The girls auditioned and were accepted to the following elite programs across the United States: LA Joffrey, Joffrey New York Ballet Intensive and Performance, New York Young Dancer Program, New York Pre-Professional and Professional Program, Joffrey South Georgia, Jr. Trainee and Advanced Trainee, Joffrey Ballet & Bolshoi Foreign Exchange and Joffrey Year Round Trainee Program.
Congratulations to Natalie Upton! She was accepted to UMKC's Dance Program. She has been offered a $3,500.00 per year scholarship renewable for five years. Natalie has studied ballet with Blue Springs Ballet for 14 years. She was a member of Blue Springs Ballet Company for 5 years.
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Exciting Classes available Jazz, Modern ,Magical Kingdom of Dance, FairyTale Ballet, Creative Movement, Pre-ballet, Ballet from beginning - advanced, pointe, pas de deux, variations and stretch & technique.
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