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Ballet Center Academy

Full-Time Program

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The goal of the program is to offer the best education in a nurturing environment where students can grow as dancers while continuing high academic achievement for 6th grade and up.

 

 

We understand the value of an intimate classroom setting, therefore we strive to offer a private school-quality education at a reduced fee. We want to focus the attention on academics within a structured time frame and eliminate the non-essentials that happen in a traditional classroom setting.

 

 

The BCFW Academic program meets Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm with specific times allocated to academics and dance. Daily ballet, as well as pointe, modern, jazz and tap classes, are offered during school hours with additional Saturday and evening classes available for no additional cost if desired.

BCFW ACADEMY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

 

BCFW's Academy is now enrolling for the 2024-2025 school year. Registration to audition for the Academy Program is now OPEN! Click here to register now! 

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Ages 13 and up 9:30-11:00am and ages 10-12 12:00-1:00pm

We will have an informational meeting for everyone interested in the program on ?  

  Contact us for more information at info@balletcenterfortworth.com

Academic Staff
 

Jennifer Carson
Certified Teacher
   Mrs. Carson brings 30 years of educational experience to her role at Ballet Center of Fort Worth’s academy program. Graduating cum laude from Baylor University in 1994, she holds a Bachelor of Science in education with a major in English. As an educator, she has worked with students at every grade level in a variety of settings including public schools, private schools, homeschool, and community college. Her experience even extends internationally, as she completed her student teaching overseas through Baylor’s study abroad program in London.

          Holding a lifetime Texas secondary teaching certificate with an ESL 154 endorsement, Mrs. Carson is also an ACSI certified secondary teacher and school counselor. She has taught both middle school and high school, including many Advanced Placement courses. Additionally, she maintains credentials as a CRLA certified tutor and a NACCAP certified guidance professional.

          Beyond her experience as an educator, Mrs. Carson works as a freelance writer and editor, recently completing the second edition of Leadership Wisdom for All Generations by local author Dr. Jennifer Wimbish. Apart from that, you can find her happily cooking for her family, curiously studying the Bible, or enthusiastically taking adult ballet lessons, all while trying to keep beautiful things blooming in her flower bed without the benefit of a natural “green thumb.” When all her kids are grown, she would like to learn how to golf and play the piano.

          As a mom to six kids who range in age from 12-23, Mrs. Carson understands that every student has a meaningful purpose and a unique future. She finds joy in using her skills and expertise to help students discover their purpose and prepare for their future. Moreover, she is a life-long learner who loves to keep on learning right alongside her students. Through her role in the BCFW academy program, she is honored to assist young dancers by providing the structure and support to help them achieve their goals.

Enrica Tseng
Director of the Dance Program
Ms. Tseng is from Italy, Chiavari, where she began her training studying classical ballet with teachers such as Mr. Erik Bruhn, Ms. Yvette Chauvire’, Mr. Bruno Telloli, Mr. Ricardo Nunez, and Ms. Ekaterina Maximova. Ms. Tseng started her professional career in Italy where she danced with Teatro Comunale of Florence, Teatro Regio of Torino, and Teatro Nuovo of Torino. In 1990, she accepted an offer from Mr. Roy Tobias to join the Universal Ballet Company of Seoul. She was quickly offered soloist roles and achieved the rank of Ballerina when she was chosen to perform the leading role in the Marinsky Theatre production of Swan Lake.In 1998, she was offered a contract as Principal Dancer with Texas Ballet Theater and she was featured in all the principal roles of the company repertoire. Under the inspirational artistic direction of Mr. Ben Stevenson, Enrica has being given the chance to perform in some of the most beautiful masterpieces in the ballet repertoire.Some of her favorite repertoire includes:Giselle & Myrtha in Giselle (Mrs. Tseng was selected to dance the role of Giselle with Carlos Acosta)Odette & Odile in Swan Lake ( Mrs. Tseng danced the title role in the Marinsky Theatre production, and in two different productions by Texas Ballet Theater)Kitri  & Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote ( Marinsky Theatre production)Cleopatra in Cleopatra (Mr. Stevenson's choreography)Swanhilda in Coppelia ( Mr Houk and Mr. Stevenson's choreography)Lead roles in Mr. Balanchine celebrated masterpieces such Theme & Variations, Serenade, La Sonnambula, Rubies, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Allegro BrillanteIn September 2006, she received a special award as a "Distinguished Italian Artist in the World" from the jury of the LericiPea, in Italy. Enrica retired from the stage in April 2008 after a successful career with Texas Ballet Theatre and she was once more awarded the "Dancer of the Year" by her colleagues. In September 2005, Mrs. Tseng and her husband Mr. Chung-Lin Tseng opened Ballet Center of Fort Worth, where they pass on their talents, passion, and artistry to future generations of dancers. Mrs. Tseng was invited to teach one of the Master Classes at the Star of Canaan Dance Competition 2015 and 2016 in Hong Kong. Mrs. Tseng was awarded Outstanding teacher by YAGP 2022, and her students were awarded top prizes.
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Info and Registration

Artistic Staff

The faculty of the ballet and pointe classes will include  BCFW Faculty members. Modern, Jazz and tap classes will be taught by Ballet Center faculty.

 

Guest workshop teachers will be contacted upon the request of the class.

 

The following possible workshop classes are offered spring semester: Art Appreciation, Dance History, Painting, Music Theory, Stage Make-up, Musical Theatre, Tech Theatre, Stage Costumes, Composition.

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Sample Schedule

BCFW mostly follows the FWISD school calendar for holidays. Click here for the 2020-2021 BCFW Academy printable calendar.

Enrichment and Workshops

Beyond rigorous academics and excellent dance training, BCFW Academy will provide Friday workshops that will expose the students to all facets of the arts. Some of the Fridays will be used to provide enriching workshops taught by experts in their fields. Workshop classes will rotate and include topics such as Art Appreciation, Dance History, Painting, Music Theory, Stage Make-up, Musical Theatre, Tech Theatre, Stage Costumes, Composition and more. 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do you have certified teachers teaching the students?

  •  iUniversity Prep   is a college prep tuition-free virtual academy that has full-time certified teachers who offer synchronous and asynchronous instruction throughout each week. Texas Tech University K-12 is a self-paced, tuition-based program in conjunction with Texas Tech University. BCFW Academy tutors are always available to oversee the learning process and provide one-on-one help as needed.

 

What is the role of the Academic Facilitator?

  • The Academic Facilitator will be offering help and support in all areas of instruction to make sure that your child has the tools necessary to be successful. The role of the Academic Facilitator will also involve making sure that they are progressing with their academic work. Our academic facilitator will be available for one-on-one support during the school program to reteach, encourage, and advocate for each student. 

What is the difference in the Academic Programs?

  • iUniversity Prep is a choice magnet school for Texas public school students in grades 5-12.  iUniversity Prep is a tuition-free Grapevine-Colleyville ISD school open to any student in Texas. It offers synchronous live lessons, small group tutorials and one on one tutorials each week with certified Texas teachers.  iUniversity Prep professors are accessible online and face to face.

  • Texas Tech High School is a self-paced, independent study program. Students pay per course for the classes they enroll in and have six months to complete the course. This will be the program provided for international students.

  • Both programs lead to a Texas high school diploma and students are responsible for passing state-mandated testing.

  • Students will also be able to continue the current homeschool curriculum if preferred

 

 

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