Classical Ballet Program

Classical Ballet Program students continue to develop coordination, musicality, and kinetic awareness while building upon skills learned in the Children’s Program. In a more structured class environment, the instructors nurture the students’ love for dance and the arts through the disciplined study of classical ballet technique. Students are placed into the Classical Ballet Program based on their age at the start of the school year and level of dance experience. Placement is for the entire school year, including the summer session. Classes are held at the St. Matthews Studios.

All Classical Ballet Program students are invited to participate in the Spring Dance Festival. Weekly rehearsals will be held during a dedicated rehearsal period by level.

Questions? Email Lower School Principal, Amanda Rollins, at arollins@louisvilleballet.org


Class schedule information posted is for the 2023 – 2024 School. Stay tuned for 2024-2025 scheduling information. Registration opens Friday, June 21, 2024.
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Please note: instructors listed in parenthesis are designated subs for instructor and class level.


Classical Ballet I (Ages 6 – 7)

One Weekly Class $470 per semester ($117.50 per month with 4 Monthly Payments)

Students in Classical Ballet I build the physical maturity needed to learn ballet technique. Exercises facing the barre are introduced to develop core strength, alignment, control, and balance. Center work exercises promote flexibility, stability, and coordination. Students at the Classical Ballet I level generally attend one ballet technique class, but have the option to enroll in two technique classes at a discounted rate. Additionally, Jazz/Tap 1 is recommended for Classical Ballet I students wishing to build upon their rhythmical skills introduced in Pre-Ballet. Students will receive a 25% discount on Jazz/Tap 1.

Day Time Instructor Location
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 pm TBA St. Matthews
Wednesday 5:45 – 6:45 pm Cecilia Ferguson-Bell St. Matthews
Thursday 5:15 – 6:15 pm Hailey Bowles St. Matthews
Saturday 10:15 – 11:15 am Deana Law St. Matthews
Sunday 10:00 – 11:00 am TBA St. Matthews

To be eligible for enrollment, students must be 6 years old as of August 31, 2024.
Capacity of 12 students per class section.


Classical Ballet II (Ages 7 – 9)

Two Weekly Classes $560 per semester ($140 per month with 4 Monthly Payments)

Students in Classical Ballet II continue to develop the physical maturity needed to learn ballet technique. Exercises facing the barre and in the center continue to develop flexibility, core strength, alignment, control, balance, and coordination. Students’ developing maturity facilitates a greater demand in terms of vocabulary, technical execution and artistry. Classical Ballet II students are invited to register for one elective class per semester from the Complementary Program. Students will receive a 25% discount on their elective class.

Day Time Instructor Location
Tuesday 4:45 – 6:00 pm TBA St. Matthews
Wednesday 4:30 – 5:45 pm Cecilia Ferguson-Bell St. Matthews
Thursday 6:15 – 7:30 pm Hailey Bowles St. Matthews
Saturday 11:30 am – 12:45 pm Deana Law St. Matthews
Sunday 11:00 am – 12:15 pm TBA St. Matthews

To be eligible for enrollment, students must be 7 years old as of August 31, 2024.
Capacity of 10 students per class section.


Classical Ballet III (Ages 8+ with at least one year of experience, Placement Class Required for Ages 9+)

Two Weekly Classes $640 per semester ($160 per month with 4 Monthly Payments)

Students in Classical Ballet III build on the technique learned in Classical Ballet II. Exercises with one hand at the barre are introduced as students continue to develop core strength, alignment, control, and balance. Simple enchaȋnement are introduced and the repetition of barre work in the center promotes coordination, flexibility, and concentration. Classical Ballet III students are invited to register for one elective class per semester from the Complementary Program. Students will receive a 25% discount on their elective class.

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday 5:00 – 6:30 pm Amanda Rollins St. Matthews
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm Amber Wickey St. Matthews
Thursday 4:30 – 6:00 pm TBA St. Matthews
Saturday 9:00 – 10:30 am Amanda Rollins St. Matthews

Boys Class Add-On $70 per semester
Must have dual enrollment in Classical Ballet III to register.

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday (Boys Class) 6:30 – 7:00 pm Nicholas Bentz St. Matthews

To be eligible for enrollment, students must be 8 years old as of August 31, 2025.
Capacity of 12 students per class section.


Intro to Classical Ballet (Ages 9+ with one year or less experience, no placement class required)

One Weekly Classes $470 per semester ($117.50 per month with 4 Monthly Payments)

Students in Intro to Classical Ballet will develop the physical maturity needed to learn ballet technique. Exercises at the barre and in the center will develop flexibility, core strength, alignment, control, balance, and coordination. Students’ develop an understanding of  ballet vocabulary, technical execution and artistry.

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday 6:30 – 7:45 pm Amanda Rollins St. Matthews

To be eligible for enrollment, students must be 9 years old as of August 31, 2025.
Capacity of 12 students per class section.


Classical Ballet IV (Placement Class Required)

Two Weekly Classes $640 per semester ($160 per month with 4 Monthly Payments)

Through continued repetition and development of the knowledge learned in previous levels, Classical Ballet IV students’ maturing body awareness and concentration facilitates improved core strength, alignment, control, and balance during barre and center work. Enchaȋnement become more complex to nurture students’ artistic development. Classical Ballet IV will begin attending classes in a systematic manner with their first class of the week falling on Tuesday or Thursday and second class of the week falling on Saturday. This allows level IV students to better grasp material, learned together in a smaller class setting at the beginning of the week with faster execution and mastery of material during their second class of the week. Classical Ballet IV students are invited to register for one or multiple elective classes from the Complementary Program per semester. Students will receive a 25% discount on any elective classes.

CB IV Day 1 – Pick your class section!

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday 4:30 – 6:00 pm Amy Delaney St. Matthews
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews

CB IV Day 2 – Pick your class section!

Day Time Instructor Location
Saturday 9:00 – 10:30 am Jenni Haddy St. Matthews
Saturday 11:15 am – 12:45 pm Jenni Haddy
St. Matthews

Boys Class Add-On $70 per semester
Must have dual enrollment in Classical Ballet IV to register.

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday (Boys Class) 6:30 – 7:00 pm Nicholas Bentz St. Matthews

Capacity of 12 students per class section.


Classical Ballet V (Placement Class Required)

Three Weekly Technique Classes with Pre-Pointe $760 per semester ($190 per month with 4 Monthly Payments)

In a more rigorous class environment, the instructors nurture the students’ love for dance and the arts through a more disciplined study of classical ballet technique. Pre-pointe work is introduced at this level in preparation for transition into the upper Classical Ballet levels or the Pre-Professional Program. Classical Ballet V students are also encouraged to register for at least one Complementary Program class per semester. Students will receive a 25% on any elective classes.

CB V  Set Schedule

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday 6:00 – 7:30 pm Amy Trier Delaney St. Matthews
Monday (*Pre-Pointe) 7:30 – 8:00 pm Amy Trier Delaney St. Matthews
Tuesday 4:45 – 6:15 pm Amy Trier Delaney St. Matthews
Wednesday 5:00 – 6:30 pm Amy Trier Delaney St. Matthews

*Classical Ballet V students are expected to attend three 90 minute ballet technique classes if they wish to attend Pre-Pointe class.

Capacity of 16 students.


Classical Ballet VI (Placement Class Required)

Three Weekly Technique Classes with Pre-Pointe $760 per semester ($190 per month with 4 Monthly Payments)
Flexible Schedule Options Available, please contact the Registration & Enrollment Manager for more information.

Continuing in a structured curriculum, students in these levels work to increase skill, endurance, and discipline, as well as technical and artistic progress. Pointe work may be introduced for students meeting the requirements of age, physical development, and satisfactory skill and knowledge of classical ballet technique. Classical Ballet VI students are encouraged to register for at least one elective class per semester from the Complementary Program.  Students will receive a 25% discount on any additional elective classes.

Track 1 Set Schedule:

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday 4:30 – 6:00 pm Tawnee Thompson St. Matthews
Monday (**Pre-Pointe) 6:00 – 6:30 pm Tawnee Thompson St. Matthews
Monday (Conditioning) 6:45 – 7:45 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews
Tuesday 4:30 – 6:00 pm Tawnee Thompson St. Matthews
Thursday (Tracks 1 & 2) 6:15 – 7:45 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews

Track 2 Set Schedule:

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday 4:30 – 6:00 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews
Monday (**Pre-Pointe) 6:00 – 6:30 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews
Monday (Conditioning) 6:45 – 7:45 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews
Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews
Thursday (Tracks 1 & 2) 6:15 – 7:45 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews

**Classical Ballet VI students are expected to attend the 90 minute ballet technique classes a total of three times per week if they wish to participate in Pre-Pointe classes.

Capacity of 10 students per track.

Classical Ballet VI Repertoire Add-On

Weekly Classical Ballet VI Repertoire Class $140 per semester

Classical Ballet VI students are invited to enroll in a weekly repertoire class where they will rehearse for material performed in the LBYE Fall Showcase during the fall semester and Spring Collection as part of Spring Dance Festival in the spring semester. Students who enroll in repertoire must be available for all rehearsals and performance dates.

Day Time Instructor Location
Thursday (CB VI Repertoire~) 7:45 – 8:45 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews

~Classical Ballet VI Repertoire requires an additional enrollment as a performance opportunity. Click here to register!


Teen Ballet (Ages 12+, no placement class required)

One Weekly Classes $470 per semester ($117.50 per month with 4 Monthly Payments)

Two Weekly Classes $640 per semester ($160 per month with 4 Monthly Payments)

Teen Ballet is a full ballet class with exercises at the barre, in the center, and moving across the floorThe emphasis of this class will be on understanding and improving proper alignment, posture, rotation, and flexibility. Dancers will also expand their ballet vocabulary while learning new movements and positions.

Level Day Time Instructor Location
Teen Ballet Wednesday 6:30 – 7:45 pm Amber Wickey St. Matthews
Intermediate/Advanced Teen Ballet Friday 6:30 – 7:45 pm Amber Wickey St. Matthews

*To be eligible for enrollment, students must be 12 years old as of August 31, 2024.
Capacity of 12 students per class section.

Teen Repertoire Add-On

Weekly Teen Repertoire Class $140 per semester

Teen Ballet students are invited to enroll in a weekly repertoire class where they will rehearse to perform in Spring Collection. Students who enroll in repertoire must be available for all rehearsals and performance dates.

Day Time Instructor Location
Wednesday (Teen Repertoire~) 7:45 – 8:15 pm Amber Wickey (Jenni Haddy sub) St. Matthews

~Teen Repertoire requires an additional enrollment as a performance opportunity. Click here to register!


Adult Class Offerings (Ages 15+)

Louisville Ballet’s health & wellness initiative – helping helping you adopt a healthy and active lifestyle! This dance & fitness program offers quality training in a variety of styles for ages 15+, from the true beginning to the professional dancer. All levels of ability are welcome! Ongoing mind. body. balance. classes are offered year-round on a schedule designed to accommodate the busy lifestyles. Classes are taught by Louisville Ballet company dancers & some of the finest local instructors! For class schedules and pricing options, please visit the mind. body. balance. web page or visit MINDBODY Online and search for Louisville Ballet.


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 Uniform Page for more detailed uniform requirements for each level. Required styles and colors are reasonably priced and will be available for purchase through The Louisville Ballet School.