Inclusive Dance

About Inclusive Dance

The Louisville Ballet School’s Inclusive Dance Program offers ballet classes open to dancers of all abilities and needs.  Trained instructors utilize a variety of instructional techniques and accommodations within the studio to ensure that all students receive the highest quality instruction. 

Inclusive Dance offerings are designed to benefit each and every student as inclusion has shown benefits in social and communication skills as well as fostering an environment of acceptance and kindness for every child.

A strong education in dance has shown a variety of positive impacts on students across all populations by encouraging:

    • * Movement, creative activity, and sensory awareness
    • * Positive self image 
    • * Fine and gross motor development
    • * Sensory, visual, and auditory processing skills
    • * Established routines and managing transitions 
    • * Attention, cooperation, and impulse control
    • * Exploration, self-expression 

All classes in our Children’s Program as well as Classical Ballet levels I and II are fully inclusive offerings. Please contact Amanda Rollins at arollins@louisvilleballet.org to determine class placement or request additional supports for your dancer. 

We also offer our Inclusive Dance Class for dancers 13 and older. This weekly offering will combine elements of ballet technique, creative movement, and improvisation.

Dancers enrolled in this class are also eligible to perform in our Spring Collection. Spring Collection features students in a wide range of dance styles offered in the Complementary Program (elective classes including Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Modern). Dancers will learn choreography during their class time that will be presented on stage as part of the Spring Dance Festival. Participation is optional though all dancers in the class will learn choreography. 

Additional rehearsals may be scheduled outside of regular class time in preparation for production week.


Class schedule information for the 2022-2023 School Year is now available. Online registration will open on Monday, June 27, 2022.


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

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday 6:15 – 7:15 pm Amanda Rollins St. Matthews

Capacity of 8 students.


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.

Students enrolled in our Inclusive Dance Class are encouraged to wear fitted athletic or dance attire of their choosing.