Statement of Christian Integration
Trinity Valley School of Ballet is dedicated to laying a foundation
of excellence through development of the disciplines of classical
ballet techniques in a Christian setting. We incorporate Biblical
values into classes that are designed to discipline mind, body, and
spirit. Our prayer is that students will flourish in a safe class
environment, which will inspire them to deepen their commitment to
know God and to pursue a life of excellence for His Glory.
"I would like to see the
Arts...in the service of Him who has given and created them."
Martin Luther, July 21, 1540.
Ballet combines music, dance, drama
and design. It builds grace, beauty, confidence and strength. Dance
develops a sense of artistry in children, enhances creativity,
coordination and balance. It produces self-discipline and agility
and heightens an appreciation for music. Only through participation
can one really understand a great art. Ballet exercises have been
developed over the centuries to train every muscle perfectly; the
result is a strong, agile, and graceful young person.
Dance is an expressive gesture and
young children possess this feeling of free expression that, when
developed early, will remain with them as they continue their dance
training. They learn to understand rhythm and music, with the body
as an instrument of expression.
Dance as praise and worship to God
has been used since ancient times. Dance as a whole, and ballet in
particular, has developed into one of the most expressive art forms.
It is able to convey a message without words--a message that crosses
barriers of language, culture and religion. It can touch every human
emotion and experience. As such, it is a universal language and it
is only appropriate that it be used to express the most universal of