Classes

Summer Programs

Summer Dance Programs (Ages 8-16)

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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.


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 discover the art of storytelling through dance while learning traditional folk dances and repertoire from full-length classical ballets. Choose either 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 2013-2014 school year.  New students ages 8 – 13 upon consultation

Session I: June 16 – 27   (two weeks)   9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Theme: TBA

Session II: July 7 – 18   (two weeks)   9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Theme: TBA

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, 1 hour Jazz / Musical Theatre / Hip Hop / 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 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 2013-2014 school year.  New students ages 11 – 16 upon consultation.

Session I: June 16 – 27   (two weeks)   10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Theme: TBA

Session II: July 7 – 18   (two weeks)   10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Theme: TBA

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 and Variations, 30 minute Lunch, 30 minute Enrichment, 1 hour Repertoire, 1 hour Character, 1 hour 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.  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.


*Faculty: TBA and is subject to change*