LBS October Update!


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Louisville Ballet School

LBS October Update

Handbook Highlight: Illness

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.

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem is on tour for the first time since its 2004 hiatus. DTH’s first stop is in Louisville at The Kentucky Center, this Saturday, October 20th! The performance will feature two world premiers, Gloria and When Love.  Young dancers from the Louisville Ballet School will be featured in Gloria! Make sure you are there for this historic event and to support your fellow classmates. The show begins at 8pm in Whitney Hall. Call (502) 584-7777 for tickets!

Spring Showcase

Showcase information will be posted regularly on our Showcase webpage as it becomes available, so please bookmark it and be in the habit of checking it often as rehearsal schedules are always subject to change. 

Students are invited to wear their Halloween Costume to Class!  Thursday, 10/25 – Wednesday, 10/31

In order to participate, we ask that you bring $1 to benefit PALS or a canned good to donate to Kentucky Harvest (or both!). When selecting a costume to wear for class, please be sure that it moves with the body and is easy to dance in.  Students must wear proper footwear and be able to move freely without an increased risk of tripping.  Students should also wear appropriate dance clothing (ballet uniform or whatever color matches their costume) underneath their costume.

PALS Update

If you have not already signed up to be a member of the 2012-2013 Parents Association of Louisville Ballet School, please do so now. You can pay your membership dues via PayPal or by check to be turned in at the PALS drop box at St Matthews studios.  (In order for LBYE dancers to begin getting their SERBA account credited, the family must have a 2012-2013 PALS membership.

PALS hosts their Annual Halloween Party, October 27th!

Louisville Ballet School students and their friends can enjoy an evening of dancing, games, crafts, food and fun! Saturday, October 27th from 6:00 – 9:00pm at the St. Matthews Studios. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.  For details and registration information, click here.  Please turn in all payments to the PALS dropbox at St. Matt. We hope you can join us for a spooktacular time! Join the Facebook event and invite your friends!

Yankee Candles

Members of the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble are selling Yankee Candles to raise funds for their annual trip to the SERBA Festival. Monday, October 22nd is the deadline to place orders.  To check out the products for sale visit the online catalog but please see a Youth Ensemble member to order!

Upcoming Events

Other upcoming events include: Chillers in front of the St. Matthews Studios is hosting a LBS Family Night on Wednesday, November 7th! Mention LBS or PALS and portion of the proceeds benefits PALS!

The PALS Nutcracker Boutique and Open House on Saturday, Nov 10th at the Downtown Studios from 10am – 2 pm. 

PALS Wish List Items:  Sanitizing Cleaning wipes, Facial Tissues, Hair supplies (bobby pins, hair ties and hair nets).  Please consider donating one of these items so they are available when your dancer is in need.

LBS Apparel

LBS t-shirts are $18 each and are in stock and on sale at our St. Matthews Studios! Please see the St. Matthews front desk to purchase. 

Faculty Highlight 

Meet the stars of the Louisville Ballet School Faculty! Introducing our new members: Emily Gorman, Kristen Noonan, Margie Kathleen and Claire Horrocks! All of our Faculty member bios can be found on our website; please take a moment to read about all of our awesome Faculty & Staff!


Claire Horrocks

Claire Horrocks is a recent graduate with a BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Oklahoma School of Dance. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she trained in ballet, jazz, and tap for fifteen years. Claire recently moved to Louisville to join the Louisville Ballet Company as a Trainee for the upcoming season, and is thrilled to teach ballet and Pilates in the Primary and Adult Division.

Margie Kathleen

Margie Kathleen has been teaching Ballet for over 12 years. Ms. Kathleen holds a B.F.A. from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music where she attended on scholarship. Upon graduation; Ms. Kathleen retired from dancing due to chronic knee injuries; and is a dedicated mother and teacher. Promoting healthy children and dancers by becoming a Pilates instructor; to help young dancers and disabled children and adults prevent and rehabilitate injuries.

OrKIDStra Spooktacular, 10/20

PALS Yankee Candle Order Deadline, 10/22

Halloween Costume Week, 10/25 – 10/31

PALS Halloween Party, 10/27

Tuition Installment, 11/2 If you selected to pay in 4 installments each semester, your November installment payment will be Friday, November 2nd from the credit card you provided at registration. To change your billing information please visit the customer portal. If you have any billing questions, please contact Nicole Sikora at

LBS Chillers Family Night, 11/7

PALS Nutcracker Boutique, 11/10

Louisville Ballet Update

The Louisville BalletStudio Connectionsis right around the corner. All performances will be held at the Louisville Ballet Studios 315 E Main Street, October 31 – November 3. Tickets are on sale now; call the Louisville Ballet Box Office at (502) 583-2623 to order your tickets today! *Please note your Louisville Ballet School ticket voucher is not valid for this performance.

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