Our Grand Opening Events
Our Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Event was held December 5th 2020 and it was such a memorable and long awaited experience! This Grand Opening signifies the end of a long journey and an exciting new beginning for our ballet family! We all have this elegant new studio to enjoy and call our new ballet home. There has been so much opposition from day one and I know it is due to the fact that so much good is going to happen here and so many dancers will grow up here and have their lives influenced for the better.
My life was influenced for the better by my own amazing ballet teacher, Mrs Leanna Gomez, and it is her love of ballet that she instilled in me that has made this day possible. She is no longer with us, but her legacy lives on through the students of En Pointe School of Ballet.
10 years ago, En Pointe School of Ballet began in a tiny studio in my basement, We soon outgrew that studio and built an addition onto our home. Now as we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are so happy to spread out in this grand and beautiful building and offer more opportunities for our dancers.
We have an amazing ballet program that includes classes for boys and men. We currently have 25 boys and men in our classes, which provides opportunities for 4 levels of pas de deux classes for our dancers to learn partnering techniques. Our philosophy for training male dancers is that boys absolutely need to be in classes with other boys to learn to dance with masculinity and fully embrace the athleticism of ballet. We feel blessed to have so many boys and men and look forward to welcoming more into our studio.
In June each year all of our students perform a full length classical story ballet. In June our students will perform The Sleepy Beauty and we have already started preparations for The Nutcracker which will become an annual tradition for us starting December 2021.
We teach ages 3 through adults. It is never too late to learn ballet so we also have beginning teen classes for teenagers to learn ballet with dancers their own age. There is something for everyone here. We will even be adding Ballroom date nights on Fridays - masquerade style of course with 2020 style face masks.
Ballet brings me so much joy and I want to thank my husband, our children, and our grandchildren for supporting me on this journey. I want to thank our ballet family, our instructors, our dancers, former dancers, ballet parents, and our En Pointe Directors and Staff.
Thank you to the many volunteers who have helped in the past few weeks to move everything in and get everything ready. I have been humbled by the generosity of our entire En Pointe Ballet family and financial donations and support that helped us through this stressful and challenging year.
I am grateful for our amazing staff & instructors who met the unprecedented challenges this year with incredible grace and determination, and the type of creative problem solving that the art of ballet inspires.
Thank you to Mayor Burton, West Jordan city officials, Cook Builders, Mountain America Credit Union, Ben Thorn our Realtor, and others who made this monumental project a reality. My husband and I, on behalf of all of our students and future generations of students thank you.
Most of all I want to express my gratitude to my Heavenly Father for inspiring us to take this giant grand jete' of faith and for the miracles we have seen.
Many of our students from our Pointe classes, Men's classes and Partnering classes performed excerpts from The Nutcracker and helped us to usher in the magical Holiday Season. The costumes were exquisite thanks to our amazing and talented Costume Directors. Thank you to everyone who performed, volunteered and participated in any way during our Grand Opening Celebrations!
One of the special details of our Grand Opening were the sign spinners; students from our Partnering 1 and 1 classes who braved the freezing temperatures and were the most unique and beautiful ''Sign Spinners" ever! Of you drove through Jordan Landing the day of our Grand Opening and enjoyed our sign spinners I would love to hear from you!
We are so thrilled to be in our new location in Jordan Landing with 3 Large Studios, Elegant Lobby, 4 restrooms, and a luxurious Dancewear Boutique.
To see photos of our Nutcracker performance click on our "Performance Gallery". To see photos of our elegant studios, Lobby and our Boutique click on "Why Choose En Pointe" and Studio Photos.
Come Visit us soon and ask for a tour and a free class! Please tell your friends about our Ballet Program and encourage them to visit us too!