Established in 2003 by international Ballet Master and Choreographer Frank Galvez, and international Ballet Mistress and Coach Lucia Montero, Galmont Ballet Centre for Dance Education has been providing quality ballet instruction to dancers of all ages and interests in Brevard County, offering a comprehensive ballet curriculum for children 3 years old and up, teens, and professionals. Here we share our passion for this beautiful art form so open and sincerely. Our students energy is inspirational. Our role as Directors has grown so has our inspiration. We are constantly reminded of how fortunate we are to share this art form with the young artists of tomorrow. Over the years we have had the privilege to watch the remarkable growth and development of this school.
"Galmont Ballet Centre for Dance Education remains committed to the highest possible standards of excellence, while having the greatest respect for the individual, as a person, an artist, and a creative spirit, qualities our students showcase in every one of their activities and presentations".
Galmont Ballet Centre for Dance Education is the official training ground of the Galmont Youth Ballet Company, committed to the nurturing of new talent providing an essential training ground for serious young dancers, producing exquisitely staged productions as well as presenting the best in contemporary choreography. At Galmont Ballet we aim to give our students the best possible preparation, to enable them to achieve excellence in classical ballet, and provide a happy, caring, supportive and professional environment. We also strive to introduce new audiences to the magic of ballet, and to make the experience more available and accessible to all.
Since 2008, we have been honored to present our performing season at The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse as their official Resident Ballet Company, where our Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer Frank Galvez has created performances full of unexpectedness, rhythm, and thrilling dance, including our annual traditional holiday favorite The Nutcracker, for a stage that brings a feeling of intimacy to the relationship between the audience and the performers. We are also very proud of the collaborative relationship our organization has developed with other local cultural organizations, presenting several productions that offer the audience the beauty of ballet and live music combined.
Galmont Ballet has also performed in different venues throughout our community since its beginnings. We have bring our magic to the stages of the Gleason Performing Arts Center, the King Center for the Performing Arts, the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at the Holy Trinity Academy, the Henegar Center for the Arts, the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts in Vero Beach, the Melbourne Auditorium, the Eau Gallie Performing Arts Center, the Merritt Island Performing Arts Center, and the First Baptist Church in Merritt Island.
INTEGRITY STANDARDS KNOWLEDGE SUCCESS
We are committed to offering you the most professional experience in dance training. Our staff is professional and caring with your children, and we ask the same respect from you. We only have your child(ren)’s best interests at heart, and want to make sure you get the most out of your experience with us. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with your child(ren).
We are committed to our responsibility to offer our students a caring and profession- al environment and to provide the highest level of dance instruction with an appro- priate curriculum to children, teens, and professional dancers, as well as perfor- mance opportunities.
Our academic and stylistic philosophy is based on traditional classical ballet tech- nique, with an influence of the American rhythm and style. At Galmont Ballet Cen- tre for Dance Education, Teachers and Stu- dents alike, should regard the ballet class as a ritual to be treasured. They should undertake their activities in the classroom with the same serious, responsible and disciplined demeanor with which profes- sional dancers approach dancing in front of an audience.
PRINCIPLES OF BALLET EDUCATION IN OUR SCHOOL
Perfecting Technique, Working with strength to avoid dance injury, Teaching tools, Problem solving and encouragement, Dealing with different body types, Using themes in class to simplify work and to lead beginners to upper levels, The necessary elements of Barre and Center work, Stamina and Breathing, Fixing problems, Dancing fast, big and clean, with emphasis in acrobatic virtuosity and turns.
"At Galmont Ballet we also value the Brevard community and support many fundraising efforts sponsored throughout our locality. It is through community service that we can teach (and learn) the value of human kindness. We strongly believe that together, we can make a difference. This is the generation of dancers that can step up and make a change in human kindness and create positive attitudes for our future".
These are the values Galmont Ballet strives to promote with each of our dancers...
We are more than just dance!
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse,
our home venue since 2008.