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BESD Picture Week ~ April 16-21

BESD Picture Week ~ April 16-21, 2018
We will have a professional photographer come in and take group and solo pictures in each respective performing dance class this week. **Dancers will need to arrive in their recital costumes since we do not have enough space for all our dancer to change once they arrive.
Each performing class will pose together for one large group picture and then each dancer in that class will have the opportunity for 1-2 poses in a solo picture. These photos will then be put together and information on how to purchase these shoots in different photography packages will be given out to each student within a few weeks of when photos are taken.
This is a great way to capture memories for the different pieces your dancers performed in!

Barre Assets with Tara

Achieve your BEST BODY EVER with Tara! 

Class times:

Monday: 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Wednesday: Cardio barre: 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Friday: 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Cost: Pay Tara $10.00 a class. Punch cards with 10 classes are $100 *receive a free class. (This makes the classes about $9.00 each)

What to bring:

Yoga mat, light weights (2-5 lbs.), water, small exercise ball if you have one.

Benefits of Barre:

Barre Assets is specially designed fusion of exercises from Pilates, yoga, dance, and functional training. It’s a full-body workout that focuses on small isometric movements and is designed to sculpt, define, tone, and transform your body in a positive environment.

1. Targets trouble areas: My uniquely designed workout uses your own body weight to target typical problem areas for women including hips, thighs, lifting your bottom, flattening your abdominals, and defining your arms. It will work muscles you never knew existed and strengthen your body with long, lean muscle instead of the bulky weight often generated by standard workouts.

2. Focus on muscles, gentle on joints: Since it is low-impact, your joints, tendons, ligaments, and spine are spared unnecessary trauma, thereby reducing the risk of injury.

3. Avoid the Dreaded Plateau: Each Barre Assets class is an authentic experience, unique from the last. This confuses the muscles and prevents it from plateauing to maximize your body’s ability to burn calories.

4. No experience required: Everyone has different starting points, strengths, and challenges. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a dancer and haven’t practiced yoga. Tara will guide you through the movements and offer helpful feedback without singling you out and make modifications for every level to help you reach your potential.

5. Flexibility: Increase your range-of-motion and become more flexible while simultaneously strengthening your body. This combination will allow you to enjoy a longer, active life and reduce the risk of future injuries. Plus it will assist your endurance.

6. Rapid results: You WILL be sore after the first couple of classes, but you’ll also see some major results! With just 2-3 workouts a week, you will typically notice changes in as little as one month. *Improved posture, *Thinner, stronger thighs, *Toned arms, *Sculpted back, *Flattened abs, and a *Raised butt.

7. Lose weight and reshape: By building more lean muscle mass and raising your resting metabolic rate, your body can produce more energy to expend calories. By creating leaner muscle, Barre Assets forces your body to redistribute your body weight, making you look and feel thinner and toned.

Fall 2017-8 Dance Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: This year’s class registration is CLOSED, but we would like to invite new comers to consider joining us for summer classes! Summer dance schedule is coming soon! If you have any questions please call the studio at 719-598-4426 or come by and take a look at our family friendly studio…

Get registered for our amazing Fall dance program! Fall Session begins Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 and ends June 8th, 2018 with our Spring Production at the Pikes Peak Center.

Download & print the BESD Fall 2017-2018 schedule:

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Download & print the registration form:

Tuition is due the first week of the month. A late fee of $15 will be added after the 10th. This dance season we will accept cash, credit cards (+ service charge) & auto bank payments. Bank check deposits may be mailed to:

Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance, 6872 Grapewood Circle, COS 80918

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PLEASE NOTE: This year’s class registration is CLOSED, but we would like to invite new comers to consider joining us for summer classes! Summer dance schedule is coming soon! If you have any questions please call the studio at 719-598-4426 or come by and take a look at our family friendly studio…


Download this registration form to send in by mail

OR call the studio and leave a message @ 719.598.4426


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About Us

DressRehearsal4Welcome to the Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance.  We are located at 1595 York Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. We’ve been serving dancers of all ages in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas for over 40 years.  With a solid history in providing quality instruction, we’re proud to offer classes in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and musical theater.  With beginner classes starting for dancers as young as three… all the way up to an established and thriving adult program… BESD offers a warm and friendly environment where students can thrive.  As a family owned and operated business, with Barbara herself still at the helm, the studio offers a personal touch that is unique.  Many dancers consider the studio their second home – not only because of the time they spend here, but also because of the close, caring atmosphere.   Students from BESD have gone on to become performers on the collegiate level, in the professional world of dance and on the Broadway stage.  Many are working as dance instructors themselves or choreographing for productions seen around the world. fluid_groupIn addition to studio classes, current students also have the opportunity to attend various dance camps and workshops throughout the year and every student performs in the annual studio production staged at the Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Center.  The event is usually standing room only and admission has always been free.  Located off of Academy Blvd. on York Street (just south of Woodmen) the studio has grown and thrived over the years without advertising of any kind – except for word of mouth.  Classes are offered Monday – Saturday at very competitive rates and multi-class and multi-dancer discounts are available to families.              

At the Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance, students don’t just learn dance steps and technique, they learn how to perform and most of all… they learn a love of dance!