Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble Presents...


Winter Concert (Virtual Performance)
December 5-6, 2020 Louisville Ballet Studios

This annual performance marks the LBYE’s first show of the year. At the end of the Fall Semester, the Downtown studios will come to life with a blend of original choreography and beautiful classics. The Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble offers patrons and parents the chance to see this wonderful performance in an intimate setting. 

First Glimpse
Louisville Ballet Studios

First Glimpse was created as a way for Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble dancers to gain valuable performance experience as they prepare for their RDA/SE adjudication. It is a preview to spotlight the purity of the dancers’ movements in new and challenging choreography while supporting their continued artistic development. We invite you to catch a first glimpse of the fine work being presented by our young dancers.

Ticket sales and proceeds will support LBYE travel expenses for the RDA/SE Festival in Montgomery, AL this Spring! Tickets for Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble performances may be purchased by visiting louisvilleballetschool.eventbrite.comClick here to learn more about the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble.

Spring Dance Festival

May 3-9, 2021 (Tentative Dates)
The Brown Theatre

Join Louisville Ballet and The Louisville Ballet School for this year-end celebration showcasing the artists of the next generation! Witness the achievements and artistry of the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble, Children’s Program, Classical Ballet Program, Complementary Program, Pre-Professional Program, and Mind Body Balance!

Registration Information & Rehearsal Schedules for Spring Dance Festival:

STORY BALLET: Aurora’s Wedding

An annual main stage story ballet created especially for the students of The Louisville Ballet School in the Classical Ballet & Pre-Professional Programs. Performers discover the art of storytelling through dance while sharing in the traditions of the full-length classical ballets. Spring Dance Festival dancers attend regular rehearsals in addition to his/her regular classes. Should we be unable to provide an in-person experience at the Brown, alternate plans are being made to provide a 2021 Spring Dance Festival via a virtual or pre-recorded experience.

We are absolutely thrilled to announce our school wide story ballet for our 25th Anniversary Season. This year, we will present Aurora’s Wedding adapted specifically for The Louisville Ballet School. As Sleeping Beauty is one of the most quintessential classical ballets, we felt it only fitting to showcase our dancers in such grand fashion this celebratory year. 

Weekly Rehearsal Schedule 
Rehearsal Leave Request Form
Spring Dance Festival Handbook  - COMING SOON
Volunteer Handbook - COMING SOON

Blackout Dates: April 10, April 17, April 24, April 28 and May 3 - 9, 2021
In-studio run-thru: TO BE ANNOUNCED

All Leave Requests for blackout dates must be submitted by November 7, 2020.


Classical Ballet IV – IX Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 4, 2020 ($160 Fee)
Classical Ballet IV – IX Final Registration Deadline: September 11, 2020 ($180 Fee)
Classical Ballet I – III Final Registration Deadline: January 15, 2021 ($160 Fee)
Please note: Pre-Professional Program students are automatically enrolled as part of their performance requirement with the Early Bird rate.



Complementary Program

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 Complementary Program class time that will be presented on stage as part of the Spring Dance Festival. Spring Collection rehearsals for Complementary Program classes will be made available as they are scheduled.

Blackout Dates:
In-studio run-thru:

Spring Collection Fee: $90 (Early Bird Rate is $75 for registering before January 4, 2021)
Registration deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021
If the student is also registered for Aurora’s Wedding, the additional Spring Collection fee is waived.

Classical Ballet Repertoire

Upper Classical Ballet Program dancers (levels VI –  IX) have the opportunity to perform ballet repertoire as part of Spring Collection! This piece will be presented alongside other works from the Complementary and mind. body. balance Programs. This provides yet another opportunity for you to showcase your talents and hard work.

Weekly Rehearsal Schedule
Blackout Dates: April 14, April 21, April 24, April 28, and May 3 – 9, 2021
In-studio run-thru: TO BE ANNOUNCED

All Leave Requests for Blackout dates must be submitted by November 7, 2020.

Spring Collection Fee: $75
Registration deadline: September 15, 2020
If the student is also registered for the story ballet (Aurora’s Wedding), the additional Spring Collection fee is waived.

Please note, the registration deadline for CB Repertoire performance opportunity differs from the Spring Collection Deadline for Complementary Program students due to choreography for this piece beginning during the Fall Semester. Dancers will rehearse this choreography during their Repertoire class (Tuesdays, 7:45 – 8:45 pm). Students who choose not to participate in Spring Collection are still welcome to participate in Tuesday’s CB Repertoire class as understudies.


Petite Finale is a showcase of our youngest students’ achievements. This informal showing gives our Creative Movement 1, Creative Movement 2, & Pre-Ballet students of the Children’s Program a performance experience, allowing them to share what they have learned throughout the year without the stress and anxiety of a traditional recital. A performance of The Last Unicorn will directly follow Petite Finale at The Brown Theatre.

Participation Fee: Complimentary for Children's Program students enrolled in Creative Movement 1, Creative Movement 2, and Pre-Ballet.


This performance showcases the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble and Louisville Ballet Studio Company, featuring excerpts from classical ballets as well as neoclassical and contemporary​ ​world premiere ballets choreographed by​ ​Louisville Ballet company dancers​,​ The Louisville Ballet School faculty, and Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble members. This program serves to enrich the artistic growth of each young dancer as well as delight audiences. This annual performance marks the final performance for LBYE season.

Participation Fee: Included in annual Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble membership dues.

Louisville Ballet's Production of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Students of The Louisville Ballet School, ages 7-18 within the height range of 3’10” – 5’4″, are given the opportunity to audition for children’s roles in this magical production. This is a chance for young dancers to be a part of a long-standing Louisville holiday tradition and to rehearse and perform alongside the professional dancers of the Louisville Ballet.