Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Steeple Art


Steeple Arts Academy of Dance, in Crestline Village,  has been teaching dance to tiny ballerinas for 75 years.  Orginally known as the Lola Mae Jones School of Dance, it still offers classical ballet training ans has added jazz, tap and more.

17 comments:

Olivier said...

voila une tres belle (et original) girouette

jb said...

"Lola Mae" has a certain ring to it....

Sibling?

Jilly said...

How extraordinary to see a ballerina atop a steeple. Love it!

Thérèse said...

I am sure it is inspiring little girls passing by...
Lovely and original!

Thérèse said...

p.s. IT IS a saguaro Virginia... :-)

Jack said...

What a terrific weathervane and your usually well-composed shot.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

I just adore your ballerina photograph.
Have a great day Virginia.
Costas

Daryl said...

Very cool .. reminds me of a sculpture I saw in Brugge back before the new millennium

TheChieftess said...

I love this!!! I loved taking dance when I was a kid...and wish I had pursued it more!!!

JM said...

What a lovely roof top!

By the way, regarding the different colours in the fountain, it's just a question of being wet or dry. Maybe some algae has given a hand too. :-)

altadenahiker said...

Unlike Chieftess, they were only too glad when I pursued it no further. I'm charmed by the ballerina on the steeple.

RedPat said...

Love it! I thought it was a weathervane at first.

Elin said...

I took there for years. What great memories this brings up for me!!!

FancyHorse said...

Has the ballerina always been there? I never saw it!

Virginia said...

Merci Olivier!

JB, HAR,.... no kin.

FancyHorse, I have no idea. Maybe so, I just discovered it a few weeks ago.

Elin, I"m so glad this brings back fond memories for you!!

RedPat, I think it really is a weathervane.

Thank you all for your nice comments. Funny how seeing things with a photographer's eye can help you discover things in your own community that you've overlooked!

Bob Crowe said...

Lola Mae Jones School of Dance sounds so much more Alabama. I need to think about the meaning of this endless pirouette.

Petrea Burchard said...

Church of the dance.