Academy of Ballet Wauconda

Academy of Ballet Wauconda


I’m so incredibly grateful for Miss Sam right now. Although my daughter won’t let me watch her, I’m listening in from the other room while she’s doing dance class wi Miss Sam. Our lives may be turned upside down right now, but having my daughter at “dance class” while I made dinner is seriously making my heart smile right now. Thank you so very much
If anyone has 2 Nutcracker tickets available for Sunday please message me. Grandparents need to move to Sunday performance and just found out. Thanks.
There is no nutcracker practice this Saturday - correct?
I have in my calendar no nutcracker rehearsal for the 26th? Is that correct or did I make a wrong entry?
I have a black platter tutu, Sansha brand, size 5 to sell if any dancer needs one! Gently used, message me for photos and price.
Could someone tell me the link for the recital tickets I need 2 more 😀 thank you!
Hello everyone I’m hoping someone can help me. I’m unable to open the attachment for rehearsal tonight. So I have no idea what time my daughters have to be there? Please Help 😀
I have two excellent seats available for today's 2:00 performance, which is completely sold out. Send me a message if you are interested!
Did anyone take photos of the girls from rehearsal that they can share in a link?
I have two tickets for the Sunday show if anyone needs tickets. They are in row M seats 22 and 23.
As many of you know, there have been horrible fires throughout California. The destruction from the fires has been devastating to so many communities (READ BELOW for more details about a few of the dance studios that have burned down, as well as many of their student's homes). Thanksgiving is next week and we at ABW have a lot to be thankful for in regards to our dance studio and dance family. If we can help in some way, that would be a beautiful way of giving back to the dance community in California. Colleen Beyer and I will be collecting donations to be sent to these studios and their dancers. There will be a blue bin placed at the studio today. Things being requested for donation are : gently used (or new) dance attire, tights, shoes, dance bags, etc. Please look to see if you have anything that you would like to donate that your child no longer is in need of. Below is the post written by a mom of another studio in California. It gives additional information. "Hello fellow dance moms! Our dance family neighbors in Paradise, California, have lost their homes in the Camp Fire this week. The studio in Paradise is called Dance Evolution Studios and they have over 100 students who have all lost their homes to this fire. Their studio was also completely destroyed. My daughter’s dance studio, Full Force Dance Company in Chico, has a few dancers who have also lost their homes. I’m looking for help from our dance community to get these dancers back on their feet and into studios in surrounding towns. Any donations of any size dance shoes, Leos, tights, dance wear, etc., would be amazing! Financial contributions would be fantastic as well. You could even order things on Amazon and have them sent to me. I would like to collect all of these things and make the donations ASAP. Many of these students will be dancing at our studio within the next week. Donations can be mailed to: Chico Creek Dance Centre c/o Sierra Electric, 1144 West 1st Street Suite 5, Chico, CA 95938. If you have financial contributions, private message me and I can get them to the owner of the studio." "She added today: Our dance studio is also collecting financial donations for all of the dance families who lost their homes. We found out today that another ballet company in Paradise was destroyed. Additionally, a performing arts school in our town has 1/5 of their students without homes. Financial donations are so important right now. Many of these families are staying with friends in nearby towns and need to buy clothes and other personal items NOW! Our Venmo info is @ccdancecentre. We are also collecting gift card donations for places like Costco, Target, Walmart, Kmart. The address for those can be found below. Our studio is Chico Creek Dance Centre and my daughter’s dance company is Full Force Dance Company.
Hi everyone, I have a 7th grader at Academy of Ballet Wauconda, Natalie Barnes. With Melissa’s permission I am able to post the following. I have direct relationships to the well known dance suppliers. I am inviting all of our ABW families the opportunity to take part in a group ordering event. I will have ballet and jazz shoes to try on for sizing, order tights, nude leotards/bra’s and Nutcracker wig pieces if needed. Pricing will be fair and less then online. I will have information sheets in the lobby. Nutcracker is fast approaching, be ready! I can accept: cash, checks, credit cards, Zelle and PayPal for payments. I invite you to “friend” my business page Relevé Relevé and Relevé Dance Order to see all we offer. I will be at the studio for the 1st opportunity for ordering on Wed, 10/24 from 5:30-7:30. ***PLEASE DIRECT ANY ATTIRE ORDERING QUESTIONS DIRECTLY TO ME.*** The studio is very busy this time of year, Nutcracker, lessons and competition. The focus has to remain on making sure our girls are prepared. I look forward to meeting all of you! ABW Competition Team 2018-2019 Wauconda For Wauconda

We are looking forward to seeing everyone as soon as possible.
Congratulations to the Mitsch family for winning the Bingo challenge. Abby’s name was chosen from our Bingo Raffle. Please email me to pick up your $25 gift card to Honey Hill! missing everyone lots😘

Looking forward to summer intensive!

Summer is here. 🌞 💐 ⛱

Happy Memorial Day ABW families. A special thank you to those families who have served to protect our freedoms.

In remembrance of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and to the families who lost loved ones.

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Hello ABW families! Today is the last day the links for the Gucci and Louis Vuitton ABW Dupe shirts will be available for purchase. Make sure you place your order today if you would like one! They will be individually shipped directly to your house as long as the minimum is met. Below are the links to each. The staff hopes that you are all staying happy and healthy! Keep dancing! 💕



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[05/10/20]   Happy Mother’s Day to the best moms! Dance moms are the greatest. Today is your day to shine!

Feeling loved and appreciated every opportunity I get to teach my talented, hard working students. One of my students delivered this to me yesterday... of course we were social distancing. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Thank you to the ABW staff of teachers for making us a recognized studio of excellence! Each of you has contributed your talent, kindness, patience and dedication to all of your students. So grateful to be a part of a successful team❤️. Thank you Michelle Lemm, Kourtney Klemczak, Samantha Lesher, Delilah Polyzois, Sara Swenson, Amanda Rothgeb, and quest artists.. Angela Savaglio, Eric Otto and Brian Rabenda. We are so appreciative ❤️

Derby was a successful event! The ABW families raised almost 1 thousand dollars for the food pantry. We won 3rd in fundraising! We have the best families.
Our horse finished in the “show” position. We are the best show around!
Thank you for your continued support. Stay healthy and happy ❤️

The staff and I look forward to seeing all of you in the zoom classes. Can’t wait to be back at the studio.

Happy International Dance Day! Keep dancing we love seeing you on Zoom. Looking forward to seeing you all in person❤️

Consider donating to the food pantry.

This week’s TOP FIVE most needed items are:
-Eggs (and empty cartons)
-Pancake Mix
-White Rice (1-3# boxes or bags)
-Laundry Detergent (smaller size)
-Canned Tuna

Thanks for your continued support!!!

[04/22/20]   Hope everyone is healthy and happy! Just a reminder to our dance families that all dancers are invited to join as many classes via zoom in their age and grade regardless of the discipline.
This is a great opportunity to try something new and to stay active mentally and physically.
Glad that we can continue the progress of all of our classes!

Misty Copeland

Enjoy and keep improving your skills.

In ballet, everything builds on a strong technical foundation. It’s all an evolution and a balance of craft and artistry. In my new MasterClass, I’ll teach you my approach to both. I’ll demonstrate those building blocks and also share what I’ve learned about performing: becoming a character, telling a story through movement, and bringing a dynamic presence to the stage. I want to help you gain the confidence to own who you are and do the dance only you can do. I hope you’ll join me at the

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[04/03/20]   Good afternoon families! Hope you are all healthy and happy. The staff and I are looking forward to having everyone back in the physical studio when there is no longer a threat to our health.
We have all enjoyed teaching via zoom and creating teaching videos for classes. Please note that we will offer classes on zoom, YouTube links and other downloadable tutorials.
The schedule will change weekly to accommodate the health needs of the staff. If you do not see a class offered by your usual instructor join the same class with a different teacher.
We will continue to offer you the best instruction from the most qualified teachers around.
Thank you all for your understanding. Praying that you all remain healthy and happy.

Some fun photos of a few classes that tried on their costumes! Looking forward to a great recital!

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Part of the ABW culture. Women helping women.

For those of you who ask “how do you do it all?” The honest answer is, “I don’t!” When women get together and lift each other up, great things are possible. 📷 @caitlinkphoto #internationalwomensday #womenhelpingwomen #lifteachotherup #bettertogether #nowomanisanisland #squadgoals

So excited!

Don't forget to sign up for our Dance Enrichment Program that starts next week Wednesday! This is for any girls or boys between the ages of 3-5 years old. Classes are held at ACP during the day and they learn about body movements, music and routine with Ms. Melissa. A spring recital is in June to show off their little dance talents! See the office with more information or to grab a registration form.

What an amazingly successful weekend! Our dancers were truly amazing on and off stage.
In addition to all of our individual and team accolades, the studio received the prestigious “ADCC Studio of Excellence” award. The award was given to us by the Association of Dance Competitions and Conventions. It is presented to the studio demonstrating the most “well rounded dancers, remarkable studio quality, and integrity...”
Our Elite large group “Thankful” was invited to the Global Dance Championship in August after placing 1st overall.

Welcome Miss Kim our guest teacher today! Miss Sara is rehearsing for her upcoming performance this weekend.

Enjoying the hard work of all these dancers. From level 1 to advanced 4! The journey is remarkable. Progression equals success!

It’s competition season! So excited for the phenomenal debut we had this past Sunday! We wish our team of 45 and their families all the best❤️

[01/31/20]   Best of Luck to all our ABW dancers who are performing at State! Grant, Mundelein and Wauconda !

Dance Ranked Most Physically Demanding Job in the U.S.

Interesting! Dancers certainly don't need anyone to tell them how physical their profession is. But now, we have the data to prove it.

“I’ve decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear”. .. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Such an honor to have heard the late Coretta Scott King speak at by brothers commencement. It was unforgettable.
Enjoy the day celebrating their legacy. What will your legacy be?

[01/18/20]   Due to inclement weather we are going to cancel all classes and rehearsals for Saturday the 18th. We will make up the Saturday classes the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend.
Be safe students and families!

Today is the first day of the new session! Our recital theme is “We are a Perfect Vision in 2020”.... Will be incorporating the importance of being a visionary in all our classes! Recital Day is June 7th at the famous Genesee Theater. Don’t forget about the amazing yoga class on Tuesday morning at 9:30!

[01/12/20]   Updated Tuesday practice schedule. Hope that this works for everyone!
8:00-8:30 Hayden elite 12-14
Rabenda: 8:30-9:00
Savaglio jazz: 9:00-9:20

Giving is a remarkable quality in all our dancers. So proud to be a part of group that strives to maintain the highest values and standards.
“culture .. the way we express ourselves and understand each other-can bind us together as one world” -Yo-Yo-Ma
Giving back has been a part of our dance culture for 17 years! Looking forward to 2020!

[01/06/20]   Happy New Year! Classes resume today. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

As 2019 is coming to an end I’d like to take this time to thank you all for your continued support. We are all so grateful to be a part of your children’s lives.
Wishing you all Health, Happiness and success in 2020. Happy New Year!

Tonight is our 10th annual performance of The Nutcracker! Dancers should arrive at 6:30. There are auxiliary seats available for $15.00 at the door. Excited to perform to a full house.

[12/03/19]   Today is Giving Tuesday! This begins our Annual Food Pantry collection event. Please place non-perishable items and toiletries underneath the ABW tree in the main lobby. Dancers and siblings can take an ornament off the tree to remember their generous donation of food this holiday season.

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