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We have so many exciting things to share with you this month.


Dance History Story Time Oct. 15 BDTS is excited to announce a NEW educational series! Dance History Story Time introduces young dancers to important figures in dance history through reading and moving together. The first story time features "My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey". Join Kate and Megan as we learn about Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's current Artistic Director, Robert Battle. Dance History Story Time is free and recommended for ages 3-8. Siblings and parents are welcome! Saturday, October 15 from 12:00-12:45pm in Studio 5. Bring a Friend Week Oct. 24-29 Dancers are invited to bring a friend to their regularly scheduled classes. Reminder Bring a Friend week coincides with Spirit Week (see below) Spirit Week Oct. 24-29 Dancers are invited to dress up for the theme of the day or wear Halloween costumes to class. Monday, Oct. 24: Dress Like Your Dance Teacher Tuesday, Oct. 25: Broadway! Wednesday, Oct. 26: Wacky Tacky Thursday, Oct. 27: Twin Day Friday, Oct. 28: Floral Friday Saturday, Oct. 29: Halloween Costumes (classes), Pajamas (rehearsals) Modified Schedule for Halloween Monday, Oct. 31: Barriskill will run a modified class schedule on Monday, Oct. 31. Students are invited to dress up for all classes on 10/31. 1:30-2:15pm Pre-Ballet 4 Classes (as scheduled) 3:30-4:15pm Preschool Dance with Caroline in Studio 6 4:30-5:30pm Ballet 1 & 2 with Megan in Studio 1 4:30-6:00pm Ballet 3 & 4 with Devin in Studio 6 4:45-6:15pm Conservatory & Pre-Professional Ballet with Roxane in Studio 4




Welcome to the Barriskill Buzz!


Barriskill Dance Theatre School (BDTS) is proud to be a leader of dance in the Triangle area. We have served the community since 2006, offering dance education and performance opportunities annually. We've been voted "Best in Durham" via Durham Magazine for the last 5 years!


Throughout the year, you can turn to these pages for answers to FAQs, teacher and student spotlights, local dance and theater performances (including our Musical Theater and dance productions) and more!


BDTS is committed to providing high-quality, developmentally appropriate dance and theatre education. We provide a safe and child-centered environment in which our students can explore dance with qualified, nurturing teachers. We center the dancer, not the dance.

Dance education encompasses so much more than the dance technique we teach your children. We believe the discipline of dance training gives young people a better understanding of commitment, the spirit of teamwork, and discovering what they can accomplish through hard work. Our goal is to educate the minds, bodies, and souls of our students, teaching them the skills needed for a a successful life, whether or not they stay involved in dance.

We truly believe that by participating in challenging, developmentally appropriate dance classes in a nurturing environment, all children and adults can experience the sense of accomplishment and fun that comes with learning to dance.


We offer classes in Contemporary/Modern, tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and yoga. Check out our 2022-2023 offerings here.


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