Marblehead School Of Ballet to Celebrate 46th Anniversary with Community Appreciation Week

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Marblehead School Of Ballet to Celebrate 46th Anniversary with Community Appreciation WeekThe Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) celebrates Community Appreciation Week from Friday, December 1 to Thursday, December 7. During this special week, members of the public are invited to come and try a dance class. Parents and guardians, who are considering dance training and opportunities for their children, are welcome to visit the school.

"The Marblehead School of Ballet has been a part of this community for 46 years. During this special anniversary season, we thank the community for supporting us all these years. Throughout Community Appreciation Week, we welcome newcomers into the Marblehead School of Ballet family," said Paula K. Shiff, Director of MSB.

From December 1 to December 7 exclusively, the MSB provides these special offers to the public. Guests may come and watch a class. A new student may attend any class for only five dollars. Students currently enrolled in the school may bring a friend to class for the special rate of five dollars only during this week. Interested dancers or parents may arrange a complimentary consultation with Ms. Shiff to discuss their dance plans and also learn more about the school's 46-year history.

What can ballet do for you? "Ballet helps keep your mind sharp, as you quickly memorize combinations and then move using them," said Judy Moynihan, a long-term adult ballet student at the school.

New students or guests must pre-register before attending a class. To register or for more information, call the school's office at 781-631-6262. For a class schedule, visit

Celebrating its 46th year, the Marblehead School of Ballet, founded in 1971 by Paula K. Shiff, has earned a wide reputation for the excellence of its training and integrity of purpose. Classical ballet forms the core of teaching with particular emphasis on correct alignment and development of strength and agility. The sheer pleasure of dance and music is always central to the classroom experience.

The basic graded program for children includes classes in ballet technique with advanced work in repertoire and pointe. The school also offers a modern dance department, classes for young children in creative movement and classes in improvisation and technique for the older student. A full range of adult classes is offered.

MSB is home to the North Shore Civic Ballet Company (NSCBC). The NSCB gives concert performances and a variety of educational programs for schools; all are suitable for different age groups and levels of development.

For further information, call 781-631-6262, send an e-mail to or visit Follow MSB on Facebook,, and Twitter @MSB_ballet.

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