February Update!

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Please be considerate of the health of classmates and Instructors. In order to ward off an “epidemic” during cold and flu season, please give your child adequate time to recover from an illness before returning to class. Classes are physically demanding and partial participation is not as beneficial as taking an alternate make-up class when the student is fully recovered. Students who show symptoms of severe and/or contagious illness will not be allowed to take class and will be isolated and sent home. Please make sure that the School has your updated contact information.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated as we combine our efforts to combat influenza and other transmissible illnesses. We ask you, as a parent, to assist in our efforts to keep the flu and other illnesses from spreading by following these guidelines:

  • Parents should monitor their students for any signs of illness and keep students with influenza-like symptoms (fever with a cough or sore throat) or signs of other infectious illness (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, draining wound) at home.

  • Any time a child has symptoms such as fever with cough, vomiting or diarrhea they should be kept at home and not sent to dance class until those symptoms have been absent for at least 24 hours.

  • If students have symptoms of illness, they will not be allowed to attend classes without a medical evaluation and a doctor’s note.

  • Please monitor your child each day. If any signs of illness are present, please keep your child at home. Opportunities to make up missed classes are readily available.

Please note: Necessary absence due to illness will not be counted against Spring Showcase or Spring Collection cast members.

Weather Policy

During inclement weather, the Louisville Ballet School will generally close when Jefferson County Public Schools classes are cancelled. 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, check the school Facebook page and website for the most up-to-date announcements related to School closings. Also, make sure you have signed up for our Text Alert system as we will use this service to provide urgent class closure information.

Spring Showcase

Spring Parent Meetings

A Parent’s Meeting (mandatory for all parents) is scheduled for this weekend to review Showcase policies and answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s participation. Because we know your time is valuable, we want to be sure you are aware that this meeting will cover new topics not discussed at the Fall meeting and all parents should plan to attend. The Spring Meetings are this Saturday, February 8th.

Beginning Ballet – Elementary 2: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Elementary 3 – Elementary 4: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Adult Open Division Classes

Show your LOVE for the LBS by attending one of our awesome Adult Division class offerings. Get in shape and have fun while your student is in class!

Classes include: Ballet Bootcamp, Ballet Essentials, Fitness Fusion Dance, Hip Hop and more!

Just a few reminders and calendar dates

for the Spring Semester:

Saturday, February 8th

Spring Showcase Parent Meetings

Saturday, February 15th

LBS Summer Intensive Audition

Monday, February 17th

Complete this survey by 2/17 to share your thoughts for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Spring Showcase!

February 21 – 22nd

Louisville Ballet’s La Sylphide

Louisville Ballet Update

Louisville Ballet presents La Sylphide

Friday, February 21 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

La Slyphide’s human realm of a small Scottish community meets the spiritual realm of the enchanted forest. A winged sylph (fairy) uses her magical charms to lure James away from his fiancée and through an ethereal and blissful world in pursuit of true but unattainable happiness. The first of the major Romantic ballets, La Sylphide holds true to the ideas of the time floating between the extremes of love and loss.

The deadline to redeem student discounts is Monday, February 17th. Please call 58-DANCE or visit the Louisville Ballet Box Office and purchase your seats today!


Click here to buy your chance to win or call (502)583-3150 x232.

Up to a $36,000 value on a 3 year lease with 12,000 miles per year allowed or win $25,000 in cash.

PALS Update

The mission of the Parent Association of the Louisville Ballet School (PALS) is to encourage and support the students of the Louisville Ballet School in their efforts to learn and grow in their study of dance and appreciation of the arts. This year, PALS has implemented some new changes that will further enable a creative and fun learning atmosphere for their children.

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. You can pay your membership dues via Paypal or by check at St. Matthews Studio.

There are many benefits of becoming a PALS member including:

  • Tax deductible donation
  • Adult Division class card discounts ($5 off the 4-class card and $10 off the 10-class card)
  • PALS e-mail communications and insider updates
  • Exciting volunteer opportunities that include the LBS Spring Showcase
  • Your name listed in Louisville Ballet performance programs at The Kentucky Center for the Arts

Cold and Flu Season Supplies are in great demand!

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