Our main goal is to share the love of Jesus Christ to our dancers, their families and our community through the teaching of ballet technique.
Sharing the Love of Christ
Each dancer will experience the truth of God's love through prayer, scripture reading, and learning that dance is a gift God has given to glorify Him. All Bible instruction is geared towards creating disciples who make disciples. To learn more about the Bible instruction for each class level, go here.
Teaching Ballet Technique
We strive to provide quality ballet technique for ages 3 years and older. Each level has a curriculum that is appropriate for each level. To learn more about the ballet curriculum, go here.
Winchester Christian Ballet is a parent-led ballet school. The Board consists of four parents and the studio manager.
Chairman of the Board: Mary Bolar, 859-744-7466
Board members: Mary Bolar, Kristi Nickell, Jennifer Oakes, Michelle Blackburn, and Nichole Sparks
The Board is always looking for parents who want to share in our mission. Volunteer Opportunities: Costume Design and Coordination, Back stage Coordinator, Set Design, Lights, Sound, Program Layout, Advertising for Performance, Desktop Publishing for Performance Program, Promotions (Website & Print), Board Members, Communications, Weekly Cleaning.
If you would like more information about being on the Board or serving as a volunteer, please email us!
John 17 records Jesus praying for his disciples. His prayer is the core of how our studio operates. We use the 7 disciplines of a disciple maker to:
1) Grow Relationships- we focus on growing relationships between the teachers and the dancers, between the parents, between dancers in all levels, and between our dancers and the community.
2) Share our Knowledge of Christ- we share the Word of God through the Spirit of God and help our dancers learn how to apply it to life
3) Pray for our Dancers- the Board, teachers and parents are asked to pray over and with the dancers in every class, performance and activity.
4) Protect our Dancers- we make all efforts to provide a safe environment and experience for our dancers through Christ centered music, appropriate costuming, and open communication between the Board and families.
5) Involve our Dancers- a key element of discipleship is service therefore, we create opportunities for dancers to serve one another within the studio and in our community through various performances and acts of community service. Parent also serve through many volunteer opportunities.
6) Sanctify- we want our dancers to know that God created them because He loves them and has a special plan for them. In a chaotic world, they can be set apart to use their gift to express the overpowering love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
7) Share Hope- our dancers will know that we serve a risen Savior that will one day return for His believers. We want our dancers to know that they have a rightful place as heirs with Christ and their goal in dancing is to show our community there is hope.
Our dancers are encouraged to take their faith to our community in 3 main ways:
2) Ministry Team- dancers have the opportunity to perform at local assisted living homes, nursing homes, and churches
3) Tithe- a love offering is collected from each annual performance. 10% of the offering is then given to another outreach within the community. This year, we donated to the Clark County Community Center.
Elana Perkins received her early training as a full scholarship student at the School of American Ballet in New York City. She attended high school at the University of North Carolina School of Arts. Ms. Elana has performed with the Delaware Regional Ballet Company, the Basler Ballet Company in Basel, Switzerland, the North Carolina Dance Theatre, Atlantic Dance Theatre, and the San Francisco Ballet Company. Ms. Perkins lives in Harrodsburg, KY and has been teaching dance for 25 years.
Megan Kurtz has been dancing for eleven years, with ten years at Winchester Christian Ballet. She has taken several years of ballet, tap, musical theater, and modern. She is attending Eastern Kentucky University.
Abigail Rank has been performing in various forms of dance since she was 2 years old. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Pointe, and Stunting are all forms of dance that she has studied through the years. In addition to dance, “Abby” is also an accomplished pianist while excelling on 3 other instruments. She is currently attending BCTCS with the intent to major in Exercise Science with a minor in Human Performance/Nutrition. Upon graduation, she intends to become a dance therapist, a rising form of rehabilitation for injured athletes, performers, and children. Having undergone spinal fusion for scoliosis, Abby has a passion to help others who are going through similar trials in their lives. Abigail brings to Winchester Christian Ballet that passion and experience to share with budding young dancers.