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Goldsboro School of Ballet, established in 1980 now operates at 782 NC Hwy 111 South with two dance floors. Dance training is offered from ages 3 and up. Proper grooming and dance attire is required. All teachers are certified to teach. The School offers pre-ballet for the youngest children starting dance at ages 3 or 4;Pre-Dance program, offering ballet and tap within the hour. Ballet classes are extended to 45-minutes then the one hour classes at ages 6 and 7. From ages 7 on up ballet programming is extended to twice a week, adding tap or jazz as recommended. Tumbling/basic gymnastics is also offered from ages 5 on up. New teens/adults can join a basic ballet class for interest and exercise. Classes are available from 3:45 - 8:45 Monday - Thursdays and have recently added a Tuesday 2:00 - 2:45 pre-ballet class.
Mrs. Peggy Wingate, Founding Owner/Director, has a Master's Degree in Elementary Teaching and is certified to teach ballet through the Cecchetti Council of America. She also holds a Teacher Training License through the Dance Masters of America.
Mrs. Mary W. Franklin, is now Co-Director of the School and teaches all the tap, jazz, tumbling, and some of the ballet classes. She is a certified PE Teacher and is also employed at Brogden Primary School.
The School is home of Goldsboro Civic Ballet, doing business as Goldsboro Ballet, which is a non-profit organization with
501(c)3 status. Goldsboro Ballet is the affiliate of Arts Council.