Bethany Ann Hellen Studios is a dance studio located in Ironwood, MI, and has been providing classes in ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, and hip hop since 2012. Our mission at BAHS: balancing artistry & humility step-by-step. At Bethany Ann Hellen Studios, we will always be committed to the well-being of the students first and foremost. No award, trophy, placement, title, attention, “likes” or popularity is worth jeopardizing the health and safety of the dancers.
While we abide by this philosophy and put it into action in all our classes, we decided to take an active stance by becoming a “Youth Protection Advocates in Dance” certified studio. We are strongly committed to putting the dancers’ physical, emotional, and sexual safety first by always trying to use age-appropriate costumes and choreography and avoid using music with inappropriate content & references to drug use, sexual connotations, violence, explicit language, etc.
Dance should assist a child with their self-confidence & worth, and we need to ask ourselves what our movements, music, and costume choices are saying to the audience about the way we value ourselves and others. In the end, the dancer should always be put before the dance.