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As We Pray

Ballet 5:8's beloved ballet As We Pray, a living, moving, emotion-filled reflection on the Lord's Prayer, will be coming back to the repertoire for the Fall 2015 season! As We Pray can be performed in non-theater spaces, making it a perfect ballet for churches, schools and other Christian organizations to host as a night of prayer and worship, during a morning chapel service, or as all-school student event.  We are now accepting bookings, so don't wait - contact us today

Ballet 5:8 captured the imagination of our 400+ grade school children. Their elegant performance of the Lord’s Prayer was engaging and beautiful from start to finish... The dancers embody the joy and spiritual fulfillment of dedicated disciples of our Lord Jesus...Is it just for girls? Definitely not. Almost every boy was riveted to the performance...My heart tells me that Ballet 5:8 expanded our students understanding of what Christian discipleship is and how it can be happily and substantively pursued.
— Fr. Joseph Noonan, the pastor of St. Damian Parish and School in Oak Forest, IL

Summer Intensive

Select Spots Still Available!

Each summer, Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts and the Ballet 5:8 professional company partner to provide a range of summer intensive programs for intermediate and advanced students of ballet. The intensive programs, gaining wider popularity each year, exemplify our commitment to a high level of excellence in classical ballet training. However, as we know from Scripture,

…while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come [1Ti 4:8 ESV].

Each of our intensive programs includes morning worship and devotions, daily Bible study, and regular times of reflection that challenge students at all levels of maturity in their Christian faith to seek our Lord Jesus Christ above all else.

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You don't have to be longtime arts connoisseur to become a supporter of Ballet 5:8. In fact, most of our supporters are "normal" people who simply enjoy Ballet 5:8's performances and identify with our mission. You can join Ballet 5:8 family, make a difference and be part of something beautiful, regardless of who you are. 

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