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Schedule Changes, 4/30 – 5/5 & LBS Open on Oaks and Derby!

Due to the SERBA festival, please note the following schedule changes/ modifications for April 30th – May 5th.

  • Wednesday, 4/30/14

    • Advanced Pointe is cancelled. Students should join the Intermediate 3 pointe class at St. Matthews from 6:00 – 7:30 pm (note change in time & location).  

    • Intermediate 1 and 2 will be combined from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

  • Friday, 5/2/14

    • Intermediate 2/3 class from 6 – 7:30 pm is canceled. Students are welcome to take Teen Open Ballet at the St. Matthews Studios from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. (note change in time & location).  

  • Saturday, 5/3/14  

    • Youth Body Conditioning is canceled  

    • Intermediate 1/2/3/ Advanced technique class will continue as scheduled at the Downtown Studios.

  • Monday, 5/5/14

    • Advanced Pointe from 4:00 – 5:30 is canceled

    • Modern 3 from 5:30 – 6:30 is canceled

    • Jazz 3 from 6:30 – 7:15 is canceled

    • Intermediate 1 technique and pointe from 6:00 – 8:00 pm will continue as scheduled. However, those students who attend SERBA are excused from class.

All other classes will continue as scheduled on Oaks Day and Derby Day. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your flexibility with the changes to your regular schedule.

Schedule Changes for the Derby Festival Marathon, 4/19

Please note the schedule changes/ modifications for the Derby Festival Marathon:

Derby Festival Marathon, Saturday, 4/19/2014

  • Adult Advanced Ballet from 9:00 – 10:15 am is canceled

  • Youth Yoga Flow will move to the St. Matthews Studios.

  • Intermediate 2/3/Advanced will have technique class from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at the St. Matthews Studios.

  • Intermediate 1 students should join the Elementary 4 class from 12:00 – 1:30 pm

  • Youth Ensemble rehearsals will move to the St. Matthews Studio.


We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your flexibility with the changes to your regular schedule.

Primary Petite Finale, Saturday, May 10th!

Primary Petite Finale is a showcase of our youngest students’ achievements.  This informal showing gives our Dance Together, Creative Movement I & II, and Pre-Ballet students a performance experience, allowing them to share what they have learned throughout the year without the stress and anxiety of a traditional “recital”.  This presentation is made on the final day of the school year and information about performance times will be provided to parents during the Spring Semester.


2014 Student Evaluations

Student Evaluations are Monday, April 14th through Saturday, April 26th.

Each student needs to attend at least one of the following classes in their level:

LBS Closed for Spring Break, 3/31 – 4/5



Just a reminder that the Louisville Ballet School’s Spring Break is next week! No classes (for Adults or Youth) will be held during this time.  Our offices will also be closed.

Spring Break: Monday, March 31st – Saturday, April 5th.

We’ll be back on Monday, April 7th, refreshed and excited to dance our way through the end of the school year!

Please visit our online calendar for more LBS events.

We hope everyone has a safe and restful Spring Break!

Louisville Ballet School presents Spring Showcase 2014

Don’t be late for this very important date!


The Spring Showcase is a main stage feature performance created especially for the students of the Louisville Ballet School.  Performers discover the art of storytelling through dance while sharing in the traditions of the full-length classical ballets. As an important aspect of the training offered at the Louisville Ballet School, all Beginning through Advanced level and Youth Open Division students are invited participate in the annual Spring Showcase.  Showcase dancers attend regular rehearsals in addition to his/her regular classes.  

Alice in Wonderland

Based on the classic fairy tale by Lewis Carroll, our students will dance the story of a curious young girl as she journeys down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland. Fantastic creatures and spectacular adventures await in Amy Delaney’s lighthearted original ballet for family audiences.  Don’t be late for this very important date!

Spring Collection

The Spring Collection features students in a wide range of dance styles offered in the Youth Open Division, including Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Flamenco and Broadway Jazz.  

Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble Performances

Each performance features both classical and contemporary choreography.  From classical ballet repertoire to world premiere ballets choreographed by Louisville Ballet Company dancers and Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble members, this program serves to enrich the artistic growth of each young dancer as well as delight audiences.

Enjoy any of our three beautiful performances!

 Saturday, March 22, 2014       1:30 pm

Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble presents

In Bloom

Classical and new works performed by the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble

Saturday, March 22, 2014    7:00 pm

Alice in Wonderland

Spring Collection

Featuring Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Flamenco and Broadway Jazz

Sunday, March 23, 2014    1:30 pm    

Alice in Wonderland

Fresh Picked

A selection of new works created for the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble

Memorial Auditorium | 970 S. 4th Street  |  Louisville, KY 40203

Tickets can also be purchased at the following locations

Louisville Ballet, 315 E. Main Street

Louisville Ballet School, 4121 Shelbyville Road

(Please note Studio Hours)

For more information please call 583-3150 x 1

Ticket Prices, Advance*: $14 Adults / $9 Children (2-12 years of age)

*Day of Show: $15 Adults / $10 Children

Family package discounts available online

Showcase Modified Class Schedule 2014

LBS Open, 3/4!

LBS is open!

Tuesday, March 4th
All youth and adult classes and rehearsals will continue as regularly scheduled.

Please use your best judgment and caution when navigating the wintery road conditions and allow extra time for your commute. If you decide that the severe weather conditions will prevent your safe travel to dance class, your student is welcome to attend a make up class.

Stay Warm!

LBS is Open, 3/3!

LBS is open!

Monday, March 3rd
All youth and adult classes will continue as regularly scheduled.

Please use your best judgment and caution when navigating the wintery road conditions and allow extra time for your commute. If you decide that the severe weather conditions will prevent your safe travel to dance class, your student is welcome to attend a make up class.

Stay Warm!

Adult Intermediate Ballet Canceled, 3/3

The Adult Intermediate Ballet class at 10 am is canceled, Monday, March 3rd!
We apologize for the inconvenience!  Please stay tuned for information about evening classes.
Stay warm everyone!

Youth Modern 3 Canceled, 2/27

Youth Modern 3 is canceled TODAY, February 27th.

In lieu of Modern class, please note that several Spring Showcase costume fittings have been added to the schedule.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

PEEK Week & Teacher Appreciation Week, 2/24 – 3/1

Peek Week

Peek Week & Teacher Appreciation Week is Monday, 2/24 – Saturday, 3/1

Family and friends of our talented students are invited to observe them in class Monday, 2/24 through Saturday, 3/1. This is an excellent opportunity to experience first-hand what your student is learning in class and to support their dedication and hard work! Our instructors will offer interesting insights into their approaches as well as each class level’s unique challenges and goals.

Please remember to silence all electronic devices before entering the studio. Please refrain from taking photographs or videos during class as it is distracting to dancers. If you would like to take pictures of your dancer, you are welcome to gather in the gallery area with classmates before or after class.

Teacher Appreciation Week begins on Monday, February 24, 2014. To show your appreciation, PALS is providing healthy snacks for the teachers and staff to enjoy. Please help them with this task and make a donation to this event! Sign Up Today!

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