At BBK, we believe the greatest gift we can give the artistic community is a performer who not only has broad knowledge and strong technique, but who can apply those talents in a spirit of confidence, compassion, and a commitment to community service. The performing arts can be a powerful tool for developing individual leadership skills. The process of performing teaches our students to set goals, to work effectively in teams, to creatively solve problems, and a host of other character building attributes. We recognize that only a small percentage of our students will become professional performers ...while all of them will become professional people! At BBK, we are committed to helping them become the most successful people possible.
Students who have completed a fundamentals or entry level program at BBK and are accepted for additional training and are considered part of the "Leadership" team at the school. We charge our leadership team with responsibility to guard the positive culture that we've built at BBK. Team members wear the word "leadership" on their uniform and are expected to demonstrate the leadership principles in their behavior on and off the floor and to be an example to newer students. Those who most successfully demonstrate the principles in their individual practice are given opportunities to further develop their skill through assistant teaching and other leadership development experiences.
"My son never had interest in the arts (he was a sports kid) but after taking one of Ms. Katie's classes he was hooked. I truly feel it helped shape who he is. I guarantee your child will have fun and develop skills that will positively affect so many aspects of their life!"