Children’s Program

The Children’s Program is designed to inspire your child to explore their world through the art of dance. Each class is developed to nurture your child’s physical, emotional and cognitive development as well as to encourage your child to practice new gross motor skills, explore movement concepts and most importantly, have fun exploring the limits of their imagination.

 The skills and awareness gained from participation in dance as a child are invaluable! While the physical benefits are clear, dance has been shown to initiate skills like problem solving, learning how to navigate transitions successfully and how to confidently work in a group. All skills that are fundamental for school readiness. Most importantly, dance and movement will give your child a way to express themselves and learn to comprehend their world as their verbal communication and expression continues to develop. Seeing all these skills emerge, builds not only an awareness and appreciation of their peers but also an understanding of “self” and a confidence that will last a lifetime. As your child progresses, skills and lessons become more challenging to engage their growing development.

Students are placed into the Children’s Program based on their age and level of experience. With the exception of Intro to Creative Movement (Spring Only), class selection should be made according to the student’s age as of the start of the 2019-2020 School Year, August 12th.*  Placement is for the entire school year, including the summer session. All Children’s Program classes are held at the St. Matthews Studios. For students younger than 3 as of August 12th, please join us for Zumbini® at The Louisville Ballet School!


NEW! Intro to Creative Movement (Young 3s) – Spring Only Class Offering

30 Minutes / Once a Week
$260 per semester or $70 per month with 4 Installment Plan

Intro to Creative Movement encourages young three-year olds to take the lead in their own class. With the introduction of a structured yet fun dance class setting, these young dancers will explore self-expression through movement and music, expand body awareness and build social sensibilities.

Day Time Instructor Location
TBA TBA TBA St. Matthews

*To be eligible for enrollment, students must be 3 years old as of January 13, 2020.
Capacity of 8 students per class section.


Creative Movement 1 (Ages 3 & 4)

30 Minutes / Once a Week
$260 per semester or $70 per month with 4 Installment Plan

Creative Movement 1 encourages children to use their imagination in a structured dance class setting to expand body awareness, develop loco-motor skills, and build social sensibilities.  

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday (M) 4:30 – 5:00 pm Haley Mueksch St. Matthews
Tuesday (T) 5:30 – 6:00 pm Olivia Eckert St. Matthews
Thursday (R) 4:45 – 5:15 pm Olivia Eckert St. Matthews 
Saturday (S1) 9:30 – 10:00 am Maddie Shackleton St. Matthews
Saturday (S2) 11:00 – 11:30 am Maddie Shackleton St. Matthews

*To be eligible for enrollment, students must be 3 years old as of August 12, 2019.
Capacity of 8 students per class section.


Creative Movement 2 (Ages 4 & 5)

45 Minutes / Once a week
$355 per semester or $93.75 per month with 4 Installment Plan

Creative Movement 2 encourages creative thinking, while cultivating the movement base needed for ballet through improved concentration, gross motor skills, and the study of patterns in both music and movement.

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday (M1) 1:30 – 2:15 pm Audra Brian St. Matthews
Monday (M2) 5:00 – 5:45 pm Haley Mueksch St. Matthews
Monday (M3) 5:45 – 6:30 pm Haley Mueksch St. Matthews
Wednesday (W) 4:30 – 5:15 pm Molly Kays St. Matthews
Thursday (R) 5:15 – 6:00 pm Olivia Eckert St. Matthews
Saturday (S1) 9:30 – 10:15 am Audra Brian St. Matthews
Saturday (S2) 11:30 am – 12:15 pm Maddie Shackleton St. Matthews

*To be eligible for enrollment, students must be 4 years old as of August 12, 2019.
Capacity of 8 students per class section.


Pre-Ballet (Ages 5 & 6)

1 Hour / Once a week
$450 per semester or $117.50 per month with 4 Installment Plan

In Pre-Ballet, we introduce French terms and basic ballet positions, which reinforce the structured movement activities from previous class levels; the addition of basic tap dance emphasizes rhythm skills and musicality.

Day Time Instructor Location
Tuesday (T) 4:30 – 5:30 pm Oliva Eckert St. Matthews
Wednesday (W) 5:30 – 6:30 pm Molly Kays St. Matthews
Saturday (S) 10:00 – 11:00 am Maddie Shackleton St. Matthews

*To be eligible for enrollment, students must be 5 years old as of August 12, 2019.
Capacity of 10 students per class section.


Dress Code

The student dress code maintains the tradition and aesthetic of classical ballet and allows instructors to see the full lines of the students’ bodies. As such, all students must wear the required uniform colors and styles.  View the 19-20 Family Handbook for more detailed uniform requirements for each level and complete descriptions for boys and young men.

Creative Movement

Creative Movement 1 & 2 Girls Dress Code

Girls wear a white Eurotard leotard and pull on skirt with plain white socks and pink leather full-sole ballet shoes. No tights, please. 

Creative Movement 1 & 2 Boys Dress Code

Boys wear white ankle socks and white full-sole leather ballet shoes.

Pre-Ballet

Pre-Ballet Girls Dress Code

Girls wear a pink Eurotard leotard dress with plain white socks and pink leather full-sole ballet shoes. Pre-Ballet students also wear black tap shoes. No tights, please

Pre-Ballet Boys Dress Code

Boys wear white ankle socks and white full-sole leather ballet shoes.

Pre-Ballet students also wear black tap shoes.

 

Required styles and colors are reasonably priced and are currently only available for purchase at eurotard.com or  Dancetastic Dancewear.

 

Click Here to view the Class Catalog and begin the Registration & Enrollment process!