Classes

Summer Programs

Summer Dance Programs (Ages 3-8)

Let your dreams take center stage at our Summer Dance Programs!

 

Click here to be added to our mailing list and receive the latest news about our 2014 Summer Dance Programs!

The Louisville Ballet School offers workshops for children just beginning their journey as well as those who have a growing passion for dance. Classes are designed to develop coordination, musicality, and kinetic awareness, as well as instill a love for dance and the arts.

A variety of classes are available and all take place in our St. Matthews studios, located at 4121 Shelbyville Road.  Summer Dance Programs fill up rapidly, so please sign up early beginning March 3rd to reserve your child’s place in class.  A payment in full or a minimum 50% tuition deposit is due upon registration, and the remainder will be automatically deducted via credit card on June 6th.

Registration begins March 3, 2014!

Save the Date for our Summer Dance Program Open House on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at our St. Matthews Studios!

The School reserves the right to determine the class level for every student, regardless of prior training.  Please contact the School if you are a new student in need of consultation or unsure of your student’s placement.


Movement and Make Believe

(Level 1)   Ages 3-5   $195 per week

Children (ages 3-5) will discover an exciting mix of creative dance, visual arts, and narrative storytelling through movement — all inspired by the wonderful world around us.  Classes meet daily Monday – Friday.  No previous dance experience or placement audition is required.

Level Placement Guidelines: Current LBS Students enrolled in Creative Movement I and II during the 2013-2014 school year.  New students ages 3-5

Session I:   June 16 – 20   9:30 am – 11:30 am    Sunshine and Songbirds

Session II:   July 7 – 11   9:30 am – 11:30 am    Under the Sea

The daily schedule for all sections of Level 1 consists of the following*: 30 minute dance class, 30 minute arts and crafts / enrichment / music, 30 minute rehearsal, 30 minute snack.  *Sample daily schedules are subject to change

Daily dance classes help develop locomotor and basic movement skills, as well as social skills and creativity.  Students use their imagination to expand body awareness while learning how to behave in the structured setting of a dance class.  As the students’ concentration and gross motor skills improve, we begin to introduce patterns in both music and movement.  Daily rehearsals encourage creative thinking while cultivating the movement base needed for ballet.

Visual art activities are inspired by each week’s theme and are used as sets and props to create a magical performance at the end of the session.  Activities include (but are not limited to) painting and decoration of scenic backdrops, pointe shoes, magic wands, masks, crowns and costume accessories.

Performance Showcase: Students will demonstrate class work learned during their session.  Parents, families, and friends are invited to join us on the last class scheduled each session for the Showcase at the St. Matthews Studios.

Healthy snacks and water are recommended.  Snack recommendations include fresh and dried fruits, fresh vegetables, yogurt, cheese, hummus, pretzels, and multigrain crackers, breads, and cereals.  Students with special dietary concerns are asked to inform the LBS Staff, and particular attention will be given to promote a safe environment.

Class Attire: Appropriate class attire is required. Hair must be prepared in a neat bun prior to class time.  Short hair must be kept off the face and neck.  No watches or jewelry may be worn except small earrings.  Girls generally wear a solid-colored leotard, white socks and pink ballet shoes.  No tights, please.  Boys wear a tight-fitting white tank with black shorts and black or white ballet shoes and socks.


Enchanted Journeys

(Level 2)   Ages 6-8   $265 per week

Children (ages 6-8) will explore a blend of creative dance and pre-ballet exercises along with visual art projects to discover the art of storytelling through dance while sharing in the traditions of the full-length classical ballets. Classes meet daily Monday – Friday.  No previous dance experience or placement audition is required.

Level Placement Guidelines: Current LBS Students enrolled in Pre-Ballet and Beginning Ballet during the 2013-2014 school year.  New students ages 6-8.

Session I:   June 23 – 27   12:30 pm –  4:00 pm   Hansel & Gretel / Rapunzel

Session II:   July 14 – 18   12:30 pm –  4:00 pm   Peter Pan / The Wizard of Oz

The daily schedule for all sections of Level 2 consists of the following*: 1 hour dance class, 1 hour arts and crafts / enrichment / music, 30 minute snack, 45 minute rehearsal, 15 minute break. *Sample daily schedules are subject to change.

Daily dance classes introduce French terminology and basic ballet positions to help develop balance, body alignment, flexibility, and core strength.  Students focus on coordination, musicality, and kinetic awareness as we begin to introduce patterns in both music and movement.  Daily rehearsals encourage creativity while cultivating the ability to tell a story through movement.

Visual art activities are inspired by each week’s theme and are used as sets and props to create a magical performance at the end of the session.  Activities include (but are not limited to) painting and decoration of scenic backdrops, pointe shoes, magic wands, crowns, and costume accessories.

Performance Showcase: Students will demonstrate class work learned during their session.  Parents, families, and friends are invited to join us on the last class scheduled each session for the Showcase at the St. Matthews Studios.

Healthy snacks and water are recommended.  Snack recommendations include fresh and dried fruits, fresh vegetables, yogurt, cheese, hummus, pretzels, and multigrain crackers, breads, and cereals.  Students with special dietary concerns are asked to inform the LBS Staff, and particular attention will be given to promote a safe environment.

Class Attire: Appropriate class attire is required. Hair must be prepared in a neat bun prior to class time.  Short hair must be kept off the face and neck.  No watches or jewelry may be worn except small earrings.  Girls generally wear a solid-colored leotard, white socks and pink ballet shoes.  No tights, please.  Boys wear a tight-fitting white tank with black shorts and black or white ballet shoes and socks.


Primary Division Summer Classes: Petite Session

Wednesdays, June 18 – July 16

The Primary Division is designed to develop coordination, musicality, and kinetic awareness, as well as to instill a love for dance and the arts.  Whether or not a young student continues in their training, the skills and awareness gained from participation in dance as a child will build confidence valuable for a lifetime.

Our Primary Division Summer Classes include weekly classes on Wednesdays during the 5-week Petite Session.  If you miss a class due to travel plans, please ask our School Administrator about our Bring-a-Friend program.

Class Attire: Appropriate class attire is required. Hair must be prepared in a neat bun prior to class time.  Short hair must be kept off the face and neck.  No watches or jewelry may be worn except small earrings.  Girls generally wear a solid-colored leotard, white socks and pink ballet shoes.  No tights, please.  Boys wear a tight-fitting white tank with black shorts and black or white ballet shoes and socks.

Level Placement Guidelines: Current LBS Students should register for the class that corresponds with their current  2013-2014 class placement.  New students should refer to the stated age guidelines based on the age they will be as of June 16.

Creative Movement I for Ages 3 – 4

Wednesdays, June 18 – July 16: 4:30 – 5:00 pm   $65 session

Weekly dance classes help develop locomotor and basic movement skills, as well as social skills and creativity.  Students use their imagination to expand body awareness while learning how to behave in the structured setting of a dance class.  As the students’ concentration and gross motor skills improve, we begin to introduce patterns in both music and movement.  No previous dance experience or placement audition is required.

Creative Movement II for Ages 4 – 5

Wednesdays, June 18 – July 16: 5:00 – 5:30 pm   $65 session

Weekly dance classes help develop locomotor and basic movement skills, as well as social skills and creativity.  Students use their imagination to expand body awareness while learning how to behave in the structured setting of a dance class.  As the students’ concentration and gross motor skills improve, we begin to introduce patterns in both music and movement.  No previous dance experience or placement audition is required.

Pre-Ballet for Ages 5 – 6

Wednesdays, June 18 – July 16: 4:30 – 5:30 pm   $95 session

Weekly dance classes introduce French terminology and basic ballet positions to help develop balance, body alignment, flexibility, and core strength.  Students focus on coordination, musicality, and kinetic awareness as we begin to introduce patterns in both music and movement.  No previous dance experience or placement audition is required.

Beginning Ballet for Ages 7 – 8

Wednesdays, June 18 – July 16: 4:30 – 5:30 pm   $95 session

Weekly dance classes introduce French terminology and basic ballet positions to help develop balance, body alignment, flexibility, and core strength.  Students focus on coordination, musicality, and kinetic awareness as introducing ballet technique at the barre within the structure of a formal ballet class.  No previous dance experience or placement audition is required.


*Faculty is TBA and is subject to change*