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Spokane Nutcracker Auditions!    

Back to school means that

Nutcracker auditions are just around the corner! 

They will be held Sept. 21 at Gonzaga Theatre and Dance Building at 1108 N. Pearl. Roles are open to dancers ages 6 and up, with a minimum height of 3' 6". See flyers at the studio for exact times for your child's age and height. See studio director Janine Fraser for more info, including the day and time of our audition prep.



Drawings for tuition and dancewear! 

Check out our facebook page to get in on drawings for ballet shoes, skirts, gift certificates towards ballet tuition, and other ballet fun!  Our next drawing is tomorrow, just click the link at the bottom of our page...:)




Open House coming up August 19 - 21! 

Would you like info about fall classes, and the openings we have available,

or need to pick up shoes and tights before classes begin?

Then come join us for our Open House, happening August 19th - 21st, from 10:00 - 2:00

all three days, and from 6:00 - 8:00 on the 20th. 

Come visit us and meet our staff, allow your child to become familiar with the studio,

and ask any questions that you may have regarding our program.

We have a special surprise scheduled for the 20th, to be announced soon...:)

If you register for classes during our Open House, you will receive a pair of

ballet shoes free, just tell us you read it on our web site!  :) 



Summer classes are in full swing, call 467-0765 for info on openings!

Performances are happening in June! 
If you would like to attend any of our

performances, call for dates and times! We hope that you have as much fun
watching us as we do performing for you!

Happy spring! Costumes will be passed out soon, please make certain your
account is up to date so your costume may be sent home...:)

Snow or extreme temperature school closings - 

We thought we had seen the worst of winter, 
but maybe it's not over yet...
Please remember that unless either 
Spokane School District or Mead School District 
close for heavy snow or 
extreme temperatures, we do not close.  
We do understand that some of you may 
not be able to make the drive, but we will be 
here if both school districts are open.  
During times of closures, our first updates 
will be made to our Facebook page,
 then our web site and blog...:)

Pinterest Fun!

Do you know that we are on Pinterest?

Search Inland Northwest Ballet under "Pinners"

and check out our boards with

fun ballet craft ideas, a board for just boys,

cute ballet pictures, a board just for parents,

and inspiration! :)

Facebook Giveaways!
Do you know that we regularly give away gift certificates 
for one month of dance lessons on our facebook page?  
Also, ballet backpacks, tickets to local ballet performances 
or CYT plays and productions, and other fun things?  
Check out our 
facebook page for fun things to win!  Please note 
that gift certificates are only valid for classes with 
openings available.

Welcome Emily Grizzell...:)

We are happy to welcome our newest staff member Emily Grizzell,

who will be sharing her gifts with our level 5 and 6 ballet dancers.

Emily has recently retired from her soloist position at Royal Winnipeg Ballet,

and has moved to Spokane to raise her family.  We welcome Emily

to Spokane!  To register for Emily's classes, please call 467-0765,

or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Drop in classes may be available

if classes do not exceed the dancer limit.




French Term Fun!

Do you want to advance your ballet education while you are

not dancing?  If you are a parent, do you want

to help your child with her ballet education?

Click on our "French Terms" page from the menu at the left.

This page is meant for dancers in Ballet I and

beyond, though most terms are used only in levels 3 and

up. Knowing the terms used in your class will help

you to understand your ballet terms, and also to

help you when we play "french term games"...:)



Fall Schedule - 
Click on the links below for our fall schedule,registration form, 
and a copy of "How to know if your child is ready for Creative Dance"
INB 2013-14 fall schedule
2013-14 INB Registration Form
ready for cd updated for 2013-14.doc

June 2013

Do you know that we continually give away gift certificates 
for dance lessons, ballerina bears, ballet shoes, and other fun things 
on our facebook page?  
Search for Inland Northwest Ballet of Spokane and 
"like" our page, 
then follow our posts to enter.

2013 Summer classes begin in July!  We have both 
Cinderella Dance Camp
and Butterfly Dance Camp for ages 3-9, ballet and 
jazz/hip hop for
ages 6-14, and classical ballet for all ages.  
Upper level ballet
classes taught by Sarah Glesk and 
Peggy Goodner.
Info on all classes below...

2013 Cinderella and Butterfly Dance Camps ages 3- 9

...including story time, fairy tale make-up, crafts, dress-up, coloring time, snacks

(fruit, cookies, and juice), and lots of dancing!  A chance for little ones

to have a “camp” all their own!  Class size is limited, and fills up quickly!

***Session I - July 9, 10, & 11  For new and returning students

10:00 – 12:00 for 3-5 year olds, cost: 60.00 Butterfly

12:00 – 2:00 for 3-5 year olds, cost 60.00 Cinderella

***Session II - July 16, 17, & 18  "Ocean Exploration" with Miss Janine for 2-3 year olds...

from 10:00 - 10:45 Tues., Wed. and Thurs. cost 30.00

***Session III – July 23, 24, & 25   For new and returning students

10:00 - 12:00 for 3-5 year olds, cost 60.00 Butterfly

12:00 – 2:30 for 6-9 year olds, cost 70.00 Cinderella

***Session Iv – July 29,  30,  31,  &  Aug. 1 -  Longer 4 day session for returning students, this will allow us to build on the skills we have worked on during the past year, with barre work for 6-9 year olds

10:00 – 12:00 for 3-5 year olds, cost 80.00 Cinderella

12:00 – 2:30 for 6-9 year olds, cost 90.00  Butterfly

If you are concerned with getting glitter paint on your child's dance clothes, please send an old T-shirt.

All tuition is non-refundable and must be paid in advance to hold your place.



2013 Ballet and Jazz/Hip Hop classes for ages 6 and up

July 23, 24, & 25

2:30 – 3:30  Hip Hop / Jazz I – II w/ Miss Kaiti Bri (ages 6-10)

Tuition - 40.00  (tuition only 35.00 for 2nd child)

 3:30 – 4:30   Hip Hop / Jazz II – III w/ Miss Kaiti Bri (ages 10 – 14)

Tuition - 40.00  (tuition only 35.00 for 2nd child)

 4:30 – 6:00  Ballet 2 – 3 w/Miss Kaiti Bri (ages 8 and up)

Tuition 50.00   (tuition only 35.00 for 2nd child)

This Ballet camp will include some craft time and a snack…


Upper level camp 2013 for students

in Levels 4 and 5, taught by Miss Sarah


July 15, 16, 17, & 18th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$75 for the week if registered by June 10, $115 thereafter


Each day will offer a 1:10 hour technique class, and a :50 minute contemporary class.  These will be fun classes allowing the students to spend extra time in areas that we may not otherwise cover at such depth during the regular dance year, as well as some time for a different and unique contemporary class...:)


Summer Pointe & Pre-Pointe 2013 for level 5s ... J



5 week pre-pointe session

July 9th - August 8

Tues. and Thurs. 8:00 - 8:45

The cost for the entire 5 week session is $100.00 if paid by July 1st, $140.00 thereafter.  Take $25.00 off if enrolled in our August intensive (remember that summer classes are required for Levels 5&6). At some “pointe” towards the end of July we will arrange an August mother/daughter pointe shoe fitting and lunch that is bound to be fun!  Please know that just because the girls go "on pointe" it does not mean they will dancing on pointe in the performance next year, sometimes they stay at the barre all year to build strength.

5 week pointe session

July 9th - August 8

Tues. and Thurs. 9:00 - 9:45

Pointe class for levels 5 and 6 who are already on pointe.  We have allowed a 15 min break after the first class, to allow you to come in a little early and be fully prepared and have the barres out before your class is to begin. That will make certain we make the most of our class time. This will not be a full barre and center ballet class with jumps and turns, but a barre/center (barre for 5s, mostly center for 6s) class focusing on increasing strength for pointe work, with a focus on pirouettes for level 6.

The cost for the entire 5 week session is $100.00 if paid by July 1st, $140.00 thereafter.  Take $25.00 off if enrolled in our August intensive (remember that summer classes are required).


Upper level camps 2013 for levels 5 and 6, taught by Peggy Goodner

August 5 - 8, 10:00 - 12:30

Open to both levels 5 and 6

100.00 if registered by July 1st, 140.00 thereafter

August 12 - 15, 10:00 - 1:30

This second week is open only to level 6s that have completed previous week's camp, as we will build upon the skills and variations learned in the first week.  If you are only able to attend one week, your only option with INB is the first week.  You may study elsewhere and still meet the minimum number of hours of ballet training that you must have over the summer, 14 for 5s and 20 for 6s.

Only 80.00 if registered by July 1st, 120.00 thereafter

(Tuition discount due to this being your 2nd camp week.  :)

Each day will offer a technique class, a possible pointe or pre-pointe class (teacher's discretion to use this time as she sees fit), a short snack break, and a character class.



All older posts have been deleted to avoid confusion with past camps, workshops and other happenings...:)