LBS February Update


Louisville Ballet School




LBS February Update

Handbook Highlight:

Class Attire & Dressing Rooms / Lockers

Class Attire: Hair must be kept off the face and neck. Long hair must be prepared in a neat bun secured with hairpins and hairnet prior to class time. Please make sure the bun is secure enough to last the entire class.

Dressing Rooms / Lockers (St. Matthews Location): Students may arrive at the St. Matthews studio dressed in their leotard and tights. Make certain that students are properly dressed in street clothes over their dance wear. Dressing rooms for boys and girls designated by the students’ level are available for changing into and out of dance clothes before and after classes. Please refrain from allowing your student to use the restroom stalls to change their clothing. It is both unsanitary and restricts access to those who need to use the restroom for its intended purpose.

During classes, coats, street clothes, street shoes and school bags are to be kept in the dressing room that corresponds with your child’s level. Students may store these items in the lockers that are provided in each dressing room.  All belongings are to be taken home after class. Please be courteous when sharing the dressing rooms.

Changing Areas / Public Restrooms (Downtown Location): Intermediate and advanced level students generally arrive at the studio directly after their academic school classes. Students are invited and expected to change into their dance clothes in the Professional Company changing rooms. Please do not leave any personal belongings there. All coats, school bags, street clothes, and shoes are to be kept neatly in the Staff Lunchroom. Changing in the restrooms is strongly discouraged as it restricts access to those who need to use the restroom for its intended purpose.

Students in both locations are expected to bring only their dance bags with dance shoes and accessories into the studio. Students should leave all valuables at home, but we encourage students who carry a purse or wallet to bring those into the studio for security reasons. Please be courteous when sharing both the dressing rooms and common spaces.

Spring Showcase

Spring Showcase is only five weeks away! We need all hands on deck to make this performance run smoothly. Parent Volunteers are a vital part of making our Spring Showcase a successful, safe, and fun experience for everyone involved! To become a Spring Showcase Parent Volunteer, please complete the Spring Showcase Volunteer Pledge Form by Friday, March 1, 2013. If you have sewing skills or interest in helping with scenery and prop construction please fill out this form as well.

Spring Showcase tickets are now on sale! New this year: family package discounts are only available online. Single tickets can be purchased at the St. Matthews Studios. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit our website.

Please remember to always check the Spring Showcase online schedule for rehearsal updates and costume fitting information. Rehearsals are an essential part of the artistic process and are always subject to change based on the specific needs of the choreography. All Spring Showcase dancers should plan to be called for rehearsal every Saturday until the performances in March.

Every rehearsal is vital to prepare the dancers for the big performance and attendance is mandatory! In order to produce a spectacular Student Showcase, it is the belief of the Louisville Ballet School faculty and staff that ALL students are responsible to their colleagues, their choreographer, themselves, and ultimately to the performance itself. Therefore, as a performer in Louisville Ballet School’s Spring Showcase, it is the responsibility of each and every dancer to:

  • attend all rehearsals and performance
  • arrive in a timely manner to each rehearsal
  • maintain focus during rehearsals and review choreography independently before and after rehearsals

No unexcused absences will be permitted. No absences (except in the case of illness) will be permitted after February 22nd. If your child is ill, please call the Ballet Studio AS SOON AS POSSIBLE before rehearsal time. Main Street:  583-3150, ext. 245 or St. Matthews: 895-3700

As a student performer, you have made a real commitment to the Spring Showcase. The entire ensemble’s success is heavily dependent on regular attendance from EVERYONE. When you miss a rehearsal, not only are you missing out on the teaching and rehearsing of choreography that you can’t obtain by practicing on your own, but you are also creating a hole in the group that cannot be filled or fixed in any way. It’s like a baseball team trying to play a game without a 1st baseman. It doesn’t matter how good that 1st baseman is or how much he practices on his own, the team can’t POSSIBLY be their best that day without him.

It does not matter if you’re absent from a rehearsal because you’re sick, have an academic competition, on a school trip, or on vacation. If you’re not there, you’re not there. With this kind of dedication and mindset needed in place, we also understand that other important events/commitments on Saturday afternoons are going to happen occasionally. Therefore, we expect that each member will use their judgment wisely and honor their commitment to the Louisville Ballet School when making important decisions about other commitments.

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! Remember if you are a PALS member, you are eligible for class card discounts.

CafePress Shop

Check out our amazing new Louisville Ballet School CafePress Boutique! Enjoy awesome sales, online ordering, fast shipping, and instant gift-giving gratification! In our CafePress store you will find, shirts, sweats, drinkware, bags and more. You can also purchase limited edition Spring Showcase merchandise through our CafePress shop!

PALS Update

Spring Semester classes are moving right along! Please consider donating a box of facial tissues, hand sanitizer, and/or sanitizing wipes when you come to classes to help keep germs at bay!

Other PALS Donations Wish List Items: Sanitizing Cleaning wipes, Facial Tissues, Hair supplies (bobby pins, hair ties and hair nets), Band-Aids and Other First Aid supplies, Water (bottles for the PALS water sales – 12 or 24 packs are always appreciated)




Just a few reminders and calendar dates as we start the Spring Semester:

Deadline to complete LBS Survey, 2/18

Complete the survey by the extended deadline, 2/18 for  the chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Spring Showcase!

Support the Louisville Ballet, 2/19

Eat at California Pizza Kitchen on 2/19 and show this flyer and 20% of your bill will be donated to the Louisville Ballet Partners.

LBS Summer Intensive Audition, 2/23

March Installments, 3/1

If you selected to pay in 2 or 4 installments each semester, your March installment payment will be deducted Friday, March 1st from the credit card you provided at registration. To change your billing information please visit the customer portal. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Sikora at

LBS Peek Week & Teacher Appreciation Week, 3/4 – 3/9

Parents are invited to observe their child’s progress during observation weeks, which are scheduled once per semester.

Spring Showcase and Spring Collection, 3/23 – 3/24

Join us and shop local for the Louisville Ballet!

Enjoy wine, appetizers and a fun evening of shopping!

Wednesday, February 20th

5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Butchertown Market,

1201 Story Avenue

Whether shopping for birthday, wedding, or just for yourself, the fine shops of Butchertown Market (Work the Metal, Cellar Door, Moss Hill and Bourbon Barrel Foods) have got you covered. Added bonus –20% of all sales between 5:30 and 8:00 p.m. will be donated to the Louisville Ballet. Please invite your friends, family and neighbors to join us for this fun event in support of our Company.

Romeo & Juliet

March 1 & 2

To purchase tickets call the Louisville Ballet Box Office by phone at (502) 583-2623 or visit in-person at 315 E. Main Street.

Performances take place at The Kentucky Center.




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