In 1958, former ballerina, Margaret Newcomb, opened the Newcomb School of Ballet bringing classical ballet to students of all ages in the Killeen/Central Texas area.
In the early 1990's long-time Newcomb student, teacher, and dancer, Renee Gillenwater, took over as owner, continuing the Newcomb tradition--the best instruction in classical ballet technique to students of all ages and abilities, traditional and original full-length ballet performances, community outreach, and..., of course, the family Christmas favorite, The Nutcracker.
Tragically, Ms. Gillenwater passed away unexpectedly in 2015. Although every effort was made to continue the school, circumstances arose that forced Newcomb School of Ballet to close its doors for good in May 2016.
Since then, former teachers, students, and many supporters of Newcomb searched exhaustively to find a way to continue the legacy and traditions that Mrs. Newcomb and Ms. Gillenwater began so many years ago. Thankfully, as mentioned in this week's earlier post, we have finally found a new home at Lisa's Dance Connection in Temple, TX under the new name, Classical Ballet Conservatory at Lisa's Dance Connection. We are truly excited to begin this new chapter and continue the long legacy of The Newcomb School of Ballet through quality instruction, excellent performances, and community outreach.
Now that the program will be moving and operating under a new name, the current Newcomb Facebook page will be renamed "Newcomb School of Ballet, 1958-2016" to reflect its active operating years.
We cannot thank all of Newcomb's former dancers, parents, and supporters enough for all that you did to support the program over its many years. We ask alumni and supporters to continue checking in on this Facebook page for ballet and Newcomb related posts and information. For alumni, there is a special page just for you! Visit "Newcomb School of Ballet Alumni" and join the page to reconnect with old friends and keep up with current events. And, finally, to keep up with or participate in the the new program, visit Classical Ballet Conservatory at Lisa's Dance Connection for classes, registration, performances, etc. Again, thank you for the many years of dancing and support from everyone!
Live stream alert...hope some of you will be able to catch some of these!
The tradition continues...congratulations dancers! It was an amazing show!
Happy World Ballet Day!
Happy World Ballet Day everyone!
Looking for classical ballet classes, performances, and other opportunities? Visit the Classical Ballet Conservatory at Lisa's Dance Connection Facebook page!
Current class offerings, performance information, and other news is available there! Former Newcomb student, dancer, and instructor, Mrs. Marci, is now bringing her Newcomb School of Ballet training to Central Texas at the new location. Still time to register for Fall classes and our Christmas performance.
Like the Classical Ballet Conservatory at Lisa's Dance Connection page to stay up-to-date!
Another former Newcomb dancer graduating to pointe...congratulations!
Former students, potential new students, and community members, come see our new home and learn about the new Classical Ballet Conservatory at Lisa's Dance Connection tomorrow night at Open House! Everyone is welcome!
Join Mrs. Marci and all of the LDC family next week as we begin our new Classical Ballet Conservatory classes! Conservatory program classes still registering at www.lisasdance.com or call LDC at 254-778-4344.
Come visit us in person this Thursday, 8/31, for Open House from 4:30-7:30. Meet the staff, tour the building, and sign up for classes.
Registration for Fall classes is open online and in-studio! Fall classes begin Sept. 4. Placement classes are available now for dancers interested in the Conservatory program. Call LDC at (254) 778-4344 to arrange for a time.
Come meet the staff and see our new home at LDC's Open House August 31!
We are so excited to formally introduce The Classical Ballet Conservatory at Lisa's Dance Connection in Temple, TX. After a very successful spring session, summer classes in June and two week-long ballet intensives, Lisa's Dance Connection has offered former teachers and students of Newcomb School of Ballet a new permanent home where we can continue offering the same high-quality classical ballet and performances Newcomb School of Ballet has been known for sin...ce its opening in 1958.
Please visit lisasdance.com and click on the "Conservatory" tab for detailed information including descriptions of classes, class times, and policies.
To register for classes, call LDC at 254-778-4344 or register online at the website, lisasdance.com.
We are excited and looking forward to offering classical ballet classes and performance opportunities once again to both our former students and new students in central Texas. We're hoping that many of you will take this opportunity to get your dancer back into quality classical ballet classes and explore this new opportunity for Newcomb families to continue their ballet education. Looking forward to seeing you back in the studio very soon!