Brushwood's School of Dance



We will be having classes this evening, Thursday, February 26, 2015, in Gordonsville!  Parking lots look great thanks to Doris Dollins!

Ballet Workshop - Sunday, March 8, 2015

Instructor: Thomas Hanner           Cost: $10 per class per student

Ages 8 – 12
Ballet I/II
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ages 13 and up
Ballet II/III
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Ages 13 and up
Ballet III/Pre-Pointe/Pointe
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Call Pam at 540-832-3928 to register for the appropriate class. Class size is limited to 20 students per class.

Thomas Hanner has been teaching for 27 years. “I still look forward to walking into every class. No studio is too large
or too small. Whether it's one student or 100 students I still look forward to walking into that class to make a
difference” says Mr. Hanner. Before his teaching career he performed with San Francisco Ballet, Washington Ballet,
Cincinnati Ballet and many others. He began his training in Hollywood, California with former members of Ballet
Russe and the Royal Ballet, and continued in New York City at the School of American Ballet with Stanley Williams.
We are thrilled to have him come to Brushwood’s School of Dance to teach classes in classical Ballet.
On Monday, March 9, 2015, Jennifer Hanner (biography below) will be teaching the PrePointe class and the Pointe class.  There is no cost for those classes.

Jennifer began taking ballet classes at the age of six in Bordentown, NJ at “The Ballet School.” At the age of ten, she continued her training with Ballet Austin Academy, the official school of Ballet Austin in Texas. She went on to perform with that company in the corps de ballet.

Jennifer was also fortunate enough to receive private coaching with Pixie Bevans of the London Festival Ballet, now the English National Ballet, Robert and Barbro Roland of Ballet Caravan (the original New York City Ballet) and the Birgit Cullberg Ballet, and Thomas Hanner of the San Francisco Ballet. She also has performed as a soloist with the Mt. Vernon Ballet Company of Baltimore, MD and Ballet South.

Jennifer has taught regularly and given guest classes at over 30 different schools in the Delaware Valley. She looks forward to many more years of working with young people on developing their skills and character through the discipline of ballet.

This year marks our 40th annual recital at BSD!  We are trying to put together a slideshow for the recital.  Please if you have any pictures from the past 40 years of Dance at Brushwood's email them to  Be sure to let us know who is in the picture!