Ballet Bound

Louisville Ballet believes that children should have access to high quality dance education experiences regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, or socio-economic status. Ballet Bound is a new initiative of Louisville Ballet providing young dancers from all across Greater Louisville the opportunity to study classical ballet free of charge in a professional setting.

Ballet Bound is designed to build diversity in the world of ballet while serving as a pathway for dancers to The Louisville Ballet School, Louisville Ballet Studio Company and eventually a career with Louisville Ballet.

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2021 BALLET BOUND AUDITION TOUR

In the summer of 2021, Louisville Ballet will host a Ballet Bound Audition Tour in partnership with Olmsted Parks. Dance workshops hosted at six different park locations will give children ages 7-9 the opportunity to audition for a Ballet Bound Scholarship to Louisville Ballet for the 2021-22 school year. Approximately 20 students in total will be chosen from all park workshop attendees to receive free tuition and uniform for one year to attend weekly classes at Louisville Ballet’s Downtown Studio Campus.

SPACE IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED. Visit http://LouBalletCE.eventbrite.com to sign-up.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY:

  • Student age must be between 7 – 9 on August 1st. Students younger than 7 or older than 9 on that date will not be eligible for a scholarship.
  • Current students at The Louisville Ballet School are not eligible for a Ballet Bound Scholarship.
  • Scholarships will be announced by August 1st. Please be sure to provide up-to-date contact information when registering, as that information will be used to notify participants chosen for the scholarship opportunity.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Attendees will check-in at the start time listed for the event, and participate in a 1 hour movement workshop.
  • In accordance with current COVID health and safety regulations from the CDC for outdoor events, masks will be optional for participants.
  • Participants should wear comfortable clothes they can move in and sneakers (no sandals or flip flops).
  • Please bring a water bottle labeled with the participant’s name.
  • A Parent/Guardian should be present in the park for the duration of the workshop to ensure prompt dismissal.

2020-21 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

There are multiple levels of support needed to help fund the Ballet Bound Program.

$40,000 – Contribute to the Ballet Bound Scholarship Fund*

$20,000 – Annual Lead Ballet Bound Program Sponsor
Sponsorship recognition on all Ballet Bound materials

$5,000 – Sponsor three Ballet Bound students for one year

$1,000 – Purchase leotards & shoes for entire Ballet Bound class

GIVE NOW

Please contact Louisville Ballet Director of Development, at development@louisvilleballet.org for more information.

*$40,000 covers the cost of of tuition and fees for 10 years of training for one Ballet Bound Student to graduate from The Louisville Ballet School and be ready for a career in dance

 

THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT SPONSORS

MOVEMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

COGNITIVE & INTELLECTUAL BENEFITS
Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
Strengthen ability to to listen and follow directions
Promotes creativity and imagination
Develops neural pathways (Brain Compatible)

PHYSICAL BENEFITS
Develops kinesthetic (body) awareness
Increases coordination, balance and control

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Learn self control through space sharing
Discover nonverbal communication through dance
Develop self awareness to promote appropriate behavior
Builds self esteem and self worth

SWAN LAKE

November 11-14 2021
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Robert Curran
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

December 11-23, 2021
Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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ChorShow

January 12-22, 2022
Louisville Ballet Studios

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Spotlight Series: Impressionism to Jazz

March 3-5, 2022
The Brown Theatre
A mixed repertory evening featuring:

Emeralds

Choreography by George Balanchine

Music: "Pelléas et Mélisande" + "Shylock" by Gabriel Fauré

In G Major

Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music: "Piano Concerto in G Major" by Maurice Ravel

World Premiere Work

Music by Louisville-based Jazz Composer and Musician, Dick Sisto

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Sleeping Beauty

March 31 - April 2, 2022
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Adam Hougland
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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