Academy of Ballet Wauconda

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[06/16/19]   Happy Father’s Day!

One of our former students having success in dance!

Since our camp is only a few days away we want to introduce you to our faculty! Our first faculty member is Katie Meyer! She will be teaching contemporary at our intensive. She has been dancing for 18 years. Katie began her training at the Academy of Ballet and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Dance Emphasis at NIU. Her experience working with individuals with disabilities includes being the head choreographer for Penguin Players! Katie is looking forward to "seeing everyone again at camp and being able to introduce a new style of dance to the students." We are so lucky to have Katie as a faculty member and can't wait to see what she teaches in her class!

Today is the day! Recital is here at last! Two of our seniors are celebrating 15 years of dance at ABW. It is with great pleasure that we send them on to their next adventures.
Don’t forget the ABW.. motto
A: always maintain your personal integrity.
B: Be true to your hopes and dreams
W: Work hard to make your aspirations a reality!!
Love to all on this special day❤️

Pictures and dress rehearsal went so well! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Genesee Theater this Sunday!
Student sign is between 1:20- 1:40!
Looking forward to an unforgettable recital!

Honoring those who have served this glorious country!
We loved being a part of such a special occasion!

Happy Tuesday!

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[05/26/19]   We are looking forward tomorrow to honoring those who have served our country by marching in the Memorial Day Parade!
Please meet at the high school lot at 9:30!
We are in lot B number 13!
Please bring a water bottle and candy to pass out. Don’t forget to dress for the occasion! Anything but this year‘s recital costumes are welcome!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

[05/25/19]   Just a reminder, regularly scheduled classes are finished for the session. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend and we hope to see you at the parade on Monday...

Looking professional at dress rehearsal! Such great parents taking time to get their children ready to perform.
Can’t wait for recital!

We are looking forward to the recital! Love our end of the year celebration and promotion.

Saturday Level 1 trying on their costumes! So excited to see them on stage.

What a wonderful successful weekend at Talent on Parade! ABW competition team felt right at home performing at the Genesee theater!
In addition to the many accolades, placements and scholarships our team received this past weekend, we received a special honor..... The Studio Sportsmanship Award and trophy! The staff and I are so proud of not only your award-winning technique but the way that you conduct yourselves on and off the stage. Bravo!

Congratulations to Abbey Hanson! So proud of you earning your pointe shoes!

We had a great week! Trying on our costumes at VSP and ACP McHenry.
Looking forward to an amazing recital!

What a weekend at Starpower... So proud of our dancers and teachers. ABW won a number of Category and Overall Champion Awards. Out of over 500 dances, we were also awarded 2 choreography awards, 2 “PowerPak” invites and 5 of our dances were invited to compete at the SDA World Championships at The Meadowlands in New Jersey this summer... Keep up the great work.

[03/25/19]   Wishing everyone a happy Spring Break! See you all next week!

So proud of all our dancers! Honored that others notice their strengths.

“Teamwork comes in all shapes and sizes.” We love this quote from Academy of Ballet Wauconda! 💙🌟

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It’s observation for the entire class time this week! We have also begun to pass out recital costumes! Looking forward to seeing everyone on the red carpet!

Enjoy the week!

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[03/08/19]   Feeling blessed to be a part of so many young women’s lives.
Celebrating Women today! May we know them.....
May we raise them.......
May we be them ........
To all the Shero’s in my life❤️

So proud of the ABW competition team❤️. They brought home so many accolades and scholarships.
From Novice to Elite we earned distinction in each competitive level.

An incredible teacher and mentor to so many.

It is with enormous love and sadness that I share that our Founding Artistic Director, Marcia Dale Weary has passed. She built a legacy through the best in classical ballet training. Her legacy will continue through all of us at CPYB who share the same values and love for what she stood for. Marcia will be missed as she is loved by so many. We thank you Marcia for the beauty you brought to this world. Memorial services and tributes for Marcia with further information will be forthcoming.

Thank you,

Nicholas Ade
Chief Executive Officer
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

In addition to our classes please come visit us at the Wauconda Expo!

A loving parent sent this to me today in honor of the start of competition season! Good luck ABW! There are no limits to the success that you have earned. Keep up the good work!

Such a great daycare if anyone is looking for childcare!

Little hands need to develop dexterity and strength to complete important tasks such as: writing, feeding oneself, buttoning and zipping. Fine motor activities play an important part of our school day. Today, our Frolicking Frogs learned how to sew as they have been actively learning through the Creative Curriculum and our Clothing Study.

[02/18/19]   Happy Presidents Day! Today we do not have scheduled classes. We will be using this day off to make up classes missed on Wednesday January 30th.
We will be having all Wednesday classes and Wednesday competition practice today!
The costume board is up in the lobby over a week early! Please come in and enjoy viewing all the red carpet selections. Costume invoices will be emailed out this week for those students who did not take advantage of the early payment plan.

Just a reminder! We made up classes last evening for the Thursday, January 31st cold day.
We will be making up the Wednesday January 30th cleansed this up Monday (2/18).
There are no scheduled classes this weekend. We do have competition rehearsals!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We love sharing our love and knowledge of dance. It’s such an honor to shape the lives of so many incredible young people.
Miss Cindee’s Tuesday advanced Tap!

A few of the Monday classes getting ready for their red carpet debut!

Ballet and Tao 2/3 Saturday! A perfect fit and look for this talented group.

Friday fun! We got to try on some costumes for the upcoming recital.
A big congratulations to Caroline Welch on earning her pointe shoes!!

Miss Sam’s Saturday class! Looking adorable❤️
Some classes will be trying on their recital costumes this week! Please wear your leotards and tights so you can try them on.

Saturday’s classes! So much talent and fun on 2/2...

[01/31/19]   Today is January 31st! Due to the inclement weather we will not be having classes or rehearsals today.
Keep warm and be safe!

[01/29/19]   We have all of our classes today January 29th. Wednesday Jan 30th, all classes, rehearsals and tumbling are canceled.
Enjoy the warmth of your homes!

We will have all classes today!

Celebrating Libby Magnone! Congratulations you have officially earned your pointe shoes.

[01/25/19]   Dancers should wear comfy warm sweats to dance class today and tomorrow! It is very cold outside and I want to make sure that everyone is feeling comfortable and warm in dance class. This will also ensure that dancers will exit it warm clothing.
Dance shoes should be worn in each class!

[01/22/19]   Due to the incoming inclement weather and cancellation of all D118 afternoon activities and subsequent early release, we will be canceling all Tuesday classes. This includes all competition rehearsals.
Please feel free to make up the missed classes at your convenience. You can do so by attending similar level classes offered at other times.

We are having all classes and rehearsals today! Snow is beautiful be safe.

[01/18/19]   We will be having all our classes this evening!
Looking forward to meeting all new and returning students!

Saturday Level 1! We have been learning so much. If you haven’t signed up for the second session yet please stop into the office.
The second session begins today! The recital will be June 2, 2019 at the Genesee Theater.
The calendar of events will be emailed out this week to registered students.

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