Classes

Summer Programs

Summer Dance Programs (Ages 8-16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2nd 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 5th.

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.


Dance Discovery Workshop (Level 3)

Ages 8-13

Children (ages 8-13) with prior dance experience have an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of ballet as well as study  additional dance styles including jazz, musical theatre, character dance, Flamenco, hip hop, and Pilates to enhance strength and versatility. Dancers will discover the art of storytelling through dance while learning traditional folk dances and repertoire from the full-length classical ballet or the contrasting aesthetic of neoclassical ballets of the 20th century.  Choose either a two-week session, or consider taking all four weeks at a discounted rate. Classes meet daily Monday – Friday.

Level Placement Guidelines: Current LBS Students enrolled in Elementary I and II and Youth Ballet I during the 2014-2015 school year. New students ages 8 – 13 upon consultation.

Session I:  June 15 – 26 (two weeks)     9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Featured repertoire includes selections from the 19th century romantic-era favorite, Coppélia.

Session II:  July 6 – 17 (two weeks)     9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Repertoire includes selections drawn from neoclassical ballets of the 20th century.  Dancers will explore the neoclassic genre of dance that emerged in the 1920s, which became known for a new, clean aesthetic in contrast to the classical ballets steeped in the traditions of the 19th century.

One Session: $375      Both Sessions: $700

The schedule for all sections of Level 3 consists of the following*:

1 hour Ballet Technique, 30 minute Variations, 30 minute Lunch, 30 minute Enrichment, 1 hour Repertoire, 1 hour

Character / Jazz / Flamenco / Pilates/ Conditioning

*Sample daily schedules are subject to change.

Performance Showcase: Students will demonstrate choreography 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.

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, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. No skirts, please. Boys wear a tight-fitting white tee shirt or leotard, black or gray tights with dance belt and black or white ballet shoes. Character shoes are also recommended.

Dancers should bring a brown bag lunch and water bottle.

Young Dancer Intensive Workshop (Level 4)

Ages 11-16

Dancers (ages 11-16) with previous dance training have an opportunity to dive into a two-week session of dance. Ever wonder what it is like to be a professional dancer? Students will join in the grand tradition of classical ballet repertoire by learning dances that have been performed by professional ballet dancers for hundreds of years. Students also explore contemporary dance styles to enhance strength and versatility. Classes in ballet, character, Classical Repertoire, jazz, musical theatre, Flamenco, hip hop, and Pilates will take dancers to new heights! Choose either a two-week session, or consider taking all four weeks at a discounted rate. Classes meet daily Monday – Friday.

Level Placement Guidelines: Current LBS Students enrolled in Elementary III and IV and Teen Open ballet during the 2014-2015 school year. New students ages 11 – 16 upon consultation.

Session I:  June 15 – 26 (two weeks)     10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Featured repertoire includes selections from the 19th century romantic-era favorite, Coppélia.

Session II:  July 6 – 17 (two weeks)     10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Repertoire includes selections drawn from neoclassical ballets of the 20th century.  Dancers will explore the neoclassic genre of dance that emerged in the 1920s, which became known for a new, clean aesthetic in contrast to the classical ballets steeped in the traditions of the 19th century.

One Session: $425     Both Sessions: $800

The schedule for all sections of Level 4 consists of the following*:

1 hour 30 minute Ballet Technique, 30 minute Pre-Pointe/Pointe and Variations, 30 minute Lunch, 30 minute Enrichment, 1 hour Repertoire, 1 hour Character / Musical Theater / Flamenco / Pilates/ Conditioning

*Sample daily schedules are subject to change.

Performance Showcase: Students will demonstrate choreography 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.

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. Young ladies generally wear a solid-colored leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes (pre-pointe or pointe shoes for pointe class). The instructor must check all new shoes before elastics or ribbons are sewn. No skirts, please. Young men wear gray or black tights and white tee shirt, dance belt and black or white ballet shoes. Character shoes are also recommended.

Dancers should bring a brown bag lunch and water bottle.