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Please be considerate of the health of classmates, instructors and staff. 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.

If you or your child notices illness in a classmate, please notify the front desk receptionist or the instructor. Students must understand the importance of washing hands with soap and water often. This is the best way to decrease the chances of spreading disease.

Lobby / Corridor Traffic

Students and family members are expected to be quiet, courteous, respectful and well behaved while in the lobby and all corridors.

All children who are not attending class must be accompanied by an adult while in the lobby. Small children are not  permitted to be separate from their parents nor should they be free to run or move throughout the facilities at any time. Although quiet conversation is welcome, please respect others (including all other organizations using the space) and the classes that are in session.

Attendance & Class Attire

Tardiness is unacceptable. To prevent physical injury to our young dancers when attempting to dance without proper warm up, students entering a ballet class after pliés will remain in the studio and observe class. Students arriving to elective classes more than 10 minutes late will remain in the studio and observe class. Additionally, students dressed inappropriately for class will not be allowed to participate, but will remain in the studio and observe.

Hair must be kept off the face and neck. All hair should be secured to the crown of the head with hairpins or bobby pins and a hair net. Long hair must be prepared in a neat bun secured with hairpins and hairnet prior to class time. Girls with very short hair should secure their hair with a band, held in place with bobby pins and/or clips, and should use hairspray or gel to prevent hair from becoming loose and falling in front of the face. Headbands, hair pins or clips, and hairnets are to be the same color as the student’s hair or the color of their uniform leotard. Loose ponytails, braids, or unsecured buns are not permitted.

Be sure to check out our Ballet Bun Tutorial with Miss Brienne to perfect your bun!

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.

Just a few reminders and calendar dates
for the Fall Semester:

Peek Week, 10/14 – 10/19

Louisville Ballet Studio Connections, 10/23 – 10/26

Halloween Costume Week, 10/24 – 10/31

LBYE Salsarita’s Fundraiser, 11/10

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Louisville Ballet Update

Louisville Ballet’s Studio Connections is October 23 – 26 at the Louisville Ballet Studios, 315 E. Main Street. Tickets are still available but going fast! Call the Louisville Ballet Box Office for more information – 583-2623!