About Us

Our School

CSB is a place where dreams are made possible and where aspiring dancers can embrace the joy of dance, gain confidence and develop their artistic spirit.  CSB's unique and charming setting surrounds our students with a atmosphere that instills heightened self-esteem, overall wellness and fosters enthusiasm to fully embrace classical ballet. 

Our Vision

CSB provides aspiring children the opportunity to enrich their lives through a carefully constructed curriculum that encourages artistic growth. Each level of study interfaces with overall learning in a unique setting where the youngest budding ballerina and cavalier to the adolescent dancer receive individual attention as they explore the magical world of dance. 

Our Principles

CSB is committed to teaching young people classical ballet that progresses constructively throughout each phase of physical, emotional and intellectual development, to the result of enriching the individual with technical ability, artistic expression and appreciation of the arts as a whole, in a culturally sound community oriented learning environment. 

Methodology


CSB follows the methodology of the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.  The ABT National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, out-come based guidelines to provide the highest quality training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.  ABT’s National Training Curriculum is a program for the development and training of young students that embraces sound ballet principles and incorporates elements of the French, Italian and Russian schools of training.

Faculty

The CSB faculty, lead by the Director Carolyn Zettel-Augustyn, combine their wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to students of all levels and skills from amateur to professional and from studio to stage.The faculty are ABT NTC certified teachers, and Carolyn Zettel Augustyn and Frank Augustyn are Affiliate Teachers. 

ABT ® Examinations

Through the recommendation of the Director and Faculty,  students in Primary Level and higher are awarded the opportunity by invitation to participate in the American Ballet Theatre Examination Presentation.