November Update #1

Give thanks for the joy of dance!
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News & Notes


Handbook Highlights

Weather Policy

During inclement weather, the Louisville Ballet School will generally close when Jefferson County Public Schools classes are canceled. However, we will not always adhere to Jefferson County Schools closures, since afternoon weather and driving conditions can differ considerably from early morning conditions. Please call 583-3150, ext. 245 or check the school website for the most up-to-date announcements related to School closings. Also, make sure you have signed up for our Text Alert system.

Attendance Policy

Students are encouraged to make up any excused absences, which include those missed due to illness, injury, weather cancellation or tardiness. All make-up classes should be completed by the end of each semester. Make-up classes may be taken in an alternate section of the student’s registered class or in a lower level class.

As a courtesy to our families, we offer a special make-up week at the end of the fall semester. Please check the online calendar for dates. Parents should sign their child in at the front desk for all make-up classes taken at the St. Matthews studios to ensure that the student receives credit for the classes they make up. If the parent or student does not sign-in to record the make-up class, it will not be recorded on their attendance record, which could affect the student’s evaluation at the end of the school year.


A HUGE thank you to Brown Jordan for the new furniture set generously donated to our St. Matthews Studios. 

Thank you to Brown Jordan and the Carmicle Family!


It’s a Small World Afterall! Our project now has matching funds; visit our power2give project page now to effectively double your donation and help us reach our goal!  

The matching funds will only last so long and our project ends in 29 days!

This project was based on YOUR suggestions in our most recent survey!  Help us help you make your home away from home a safer and more welcoming space! We would love to offer cheerful, inspiring hues in our studios, right-sized and functional furniture for families, and new safety equipment to help support and empower our smallest students.

These tiny dancers can’t reach! Will you help provide a step-stool so she can reach the soap, sink and paper towels?

Louisville Ballet Update

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Don’t forget to pick up your ticket card at the St. Matthews Studios to receive your student ticket discount. The deadline to redeem student vouchers is Monday, December 2nd. Please redeem your ticket discount early to ensure the best seats for your desired performance date.

Call 58-DANCE or visit the Louisville Ballet Box Office and reserve your seats today!

PALS Update

If you have not yet signed up to be a member of the 2013-2014 PALS, please do so now! PALS has been very busy planning both fun social and fundraising events to take place throughout the year. Don’t miss out on all the exciting events PALS has in store! Please pay for your membership via Paypal or drop off a check at the St. Matthews Studio.

Cold and Flu Season Supplies are in great demand!

PALS Donations Wish List Items: facial tissues, hand soap and hand sanitizer and sanitizing cleaning wipes.

Please support our Youth Ensemble dancers’ fundraising projects!

LBYE Salsarita’s Fundraiser, 11/10

Join our Facebook Event for more details!

Louisville Ballet Holiday Nutcracker Boutique & Bake Sale, 11/16

Join the Facebook Event for more details!

Just a few reminders and calendar dates

for the Fall Semester:

November Installments, 11/6

If you selected to pay in 4 installments each semester, your November installment payment will be deducted on Wednesday, November 6th from the credit card you provided at registration. To change your billing information please visit your customer portal. If you have any billing questions, please contact Nicole Sikora at

Last Day of Fall Semester, 11/26

The Fall Semester will conclude regular classes on Tuesday, November 26th. Spring Semester classes will resume on January 13, 2014.

Fall Semester Make-Up Week, 12/9 – 12/11

We will offer several classes on a special modified schedule after the Fall semester concludes to allow students to make up classes that they might have missed over the course of the semester. Please mark your calendar and a schedule of make-up classes will be available soon!

Don’t forget to sign up for text alerts!

Don’t miss a beat! Sign up here to receive important updates about last-minute class changes or cancellations with our text alerts.


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