Let Us Introduce Ourselves
Happy Feet is the off-site preschool program of Buford School of Ballet, Home of Georgia Christian Dance Theatre. “Ms. Bernadette” founded Buford School of Ballet in 1994 with just one student. God has blessed Ms. Bernadette not only with the gifts of dance and teaching, but also with a growing business. Now with over 600 students, Buford School of Ballet is the premier ballet studio in our area. Through Happy Feet, we are able to introduce young children to the gift of dance while serving local preschools, daycare centers and schools with a healthy, artistic activity for their students at their locations.
What Makes Happy Feet So Special?
Each May, Happy Feet dancers perform alongside Buford School of Ballet students and Georgia Christian Dance Theatre members in wonderful Spring Recitals held at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.
Happy Feet dancers always steal the show - there is nothing better than seeing these tiny dancers take the stage with confidence and joy! With professional backdrops, sets, music, and costumes, Buford School of Ballet brings familiar stories to exciting life on stage. Past performances include Peter Pan, Noah’s Ark, The Little Mermaid, and Snow White. And because we want our young performers and audiences to enjoy the show, our recitals are “movie length” - 2 hours or less. Even dads and brothers enjoy our recitals!
Studios & Arts Enrichment
We offer complementary make-up classes at Buford School of Ballet studios to students who miss their regularly scheduled Happy Feet class. In an effort to develop an early appreciation for the arts in young children, in-house field trips bring Georgia Christian Dance Theatre members for a one hour performance and Q&A session.
All Happy Feet teachers are professionally trained in classical ballet and have sincere hearts for the littlest dancers. They are uniquely equipped to provide a fun and safe environment for your child, while introducing classical ballet technique at age appropriate levels. Many of our Happy Feet teachers have children who are enrolled at Buford School of Ballet and perform with Georgia Christian Dance Theatre. This means our teachers are well known to us, pass background checks, and appreciate the importance of treating you and your child with love, respect, kindness and professionalism.
Love for the Lord
The foundation of all we do. Just like at the studio, we pray in class, use classical and Christian music, and desire to uphold a standard of moral integrity in choreography, music, and costume selection. We are dedicated to teaching classical dance technique in a wholesome, Christian atmosphere.