DATE: Thursday, July 21, 2106
AGES: 6-11 (Level 2 & 3) 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
AGES: 12+ (Level 4) 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
FEE: $15.00 (Dancers registered for Ballet 3 & 4 classes on Thursdays – $5.00)
ATTIRE: Pink tights, simple black leotards, pink ballet shoes. Hair pulled back into bun.
Theresa Crawford has over 40 years of experience teaching Classical Ballet to children. She was trained as a teacher by her aunt, Marcia Dale Weary, the founder and Artistic Director of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. While still a student, Ms. Crawford was encouraged to begin studying her aunt’s original and highly successful teaching methods. She founded and managed her own schools as well as a non-profit children’s ballet company in Michigan. Crawford was the Principal of Orlando Ballet’s largest feeder school in Orlando Florida. She was on the faculty of the Georgia Ballet where she began an Intensive program for talented young students and was also instrumental in the foundation of DanceAbility, a program for children with special needs. Crawford’s background includes 15 years on the permanent faculty of CPYB and teaching in their nationally renowned summer course continuously since 1979. Several of Ms. Crawford’s students have or are currently performing with well-known companies in Europe, Canada and the United States. She is a certified Pilates instructor specializing in Dance Pilates and studied under Anthony Rabara in Princeton, New Jersey. Ms. Crawford has been teaching mat and reformer classes since 1997. She privately coaches all levels of ballet students, and has been a guest instructor in California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Guangzhou, China. Theresa is the author of “The Ballet Garden”, a non-fiction picture book for children.