EFFECTIVE JANUARY 14, 2019. Refer to MINDBODY Online for the most up to date class schedule.
|Mondays||Intermediate Ballet||10:00 – 11:15 am||St. Matthews||Helen Daigle^|
|Intro to Ballet 2||7:00 – 8:15 pm||St. Matthews||Aubrielle Whitis*|
|Beginning Ballet 2||7:30 – 8:45 pm||St. Matthews||Justin Michael Hogan*|
|Tuesdays||Beginning Ballet 2||10:00 – 11:15 am||St. Matthews||Robert McFarland|
|Musical Theatre Styles||6:00 – 7:15 pm||St. Matthews||Gail Benedict|
|Tap||7:30 – 8:45 pm||St. Matthews||Gail Benedict|
|Wednesdays||Intermediate Ballet||10:30 – 11:45 am||St. Matthews||Bruce Simpson~|
|Jazz||6:30 – 7:45 pm||St. Matthews||David Thurmond|
|Beginning Ballet 1||7:00 – 8:15 pm||St. Matthews||Lexa Daniels*|
|Thursdays||Modern||6:30 – 7:30 pm||St. Matthews||Theresa Bautista/Lauren Frederick|
|Fridays||Beginning Ballet 1||10:00 – 11:15 am||St. Matthews||Robert McFarland|
|Saturdays||Advanced Ballet||9:00 – 10:15 pm||Downtown||Bruce Simpson~|
|Intro to Ballet 1||11:00 – 12:15 pm||St. Matthews||Jenni Haddy|
|Sundays||Intermediate Ballet||10:30 – 11:45 am||Downtown||Justin Michael Hogan*|
|Intro to Ballet 2||12:30 – 1:45 pm||Downtown||Ashley Thursby*|
|Pilates||2:00 – 3:00 pm||Downtown||Ashley Thursby*|
Drop-in classes DO NOT require pre-registration. Clients are able to book a class using MINDBODY Online or may visit the front desk to register up to 30 minutes prior to the start of scheduled classes.
Available Discounted Rates:
Discounts are not applicable online. To redeem, stop by the Front Desk or contact the School Registrar.
*with valid identification
In an ongoing effort to provide our clients with more affordable, quality dance training and fitness classes, we have created additional class packages to fit a variety of needs. Packages may be applied towards any drop-in class in the Mind Body Balance Program (unless otherwise noted).
LBS Parent Discount:
Parents of students currently enrolled at The Louisville Ballet School will be sent a promo code at the beginning of each semester to use in the MINDBODY Online store to redeem class packages at a discounted rate.
A one-time reactivation is available for expired Class Packages within 180 days of purchase date for a fee. Reactivation gives clients a 30-day window to use any remaining classes in an expired package. All remaining classes in the package must be extended at the same time. Fees are as follows:
All Class Packages are null and void 6 months from purchase date. No reactivation will be granted for any reason after the 6-month purchase date.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 12, 2019
Class Rates subject to change at any time.
Active clients in the Mind Body Balance program are entitled to a ticket discount for Louisville Ballet’s main stage productions. All discount tickets must be redeemed in person or by phone to the Louisville Ballet Box Office, prior to the week of the performance. Certain restrictions may apply and late redemptions will not be permitted.
Explore the creative process and celebrate your artistry in a new ballet work choreographed by Louisville Ballet’s Ballet Mistress, Helen Daigle. This experience will culminate in a performance as part of The Louisville Ballet School’s Spring Dance Festival on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Brown Theatre. Register online by Saturday, February 2, 2019 to participate.
0 – 6 months of training
Start Here! Intro 1 is designed for the absolute beginner. Clients with little to no ballet experience are expected to attend Intro 1 for approximately 16 weeks before moving to Intro 2.
6 months – 1 year of training
Intro 2 is recommended for clients with less than one year of ballet training, retaining some basic understanding of dance vocabulary. Intro 2 is a great place for clients who may have taken a break from their ballet studies. Jump back in to refresh the brain and body!
1 – 2 years of training
Beginning 1 is structured for clients who have an elementary understanding of the foundations of ballet. These concepts are incorporated into a full ballet class with exercises at the barre, in the center, and moving across the floor.The core emphasis of this level 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.
2 – 3 years of training
If you are confident with pliés, tendus, grand battements, ronds de jambs and pirouettes, Beginning 2 is for you! This level will focus on continuing to fine-tune the basic positions, posture and alignment, while introducing more advanced steps both at the barre and in the center. Exercises will focus on increasing speed and complexity, coordination of arm and leg movements, and increased strength in the lower body.
3 – 5 years of training
Intermediate is targeted towards dancers with technical proficiency and a thorough understanding of the vocabulary. Intermediate level classes will move at a much quicker pace, offering complex combinations both at the barre and in the center. At this level dancers should begin to explore and develop their artistry, musicality and épaulement.
5+ years of training
Advanced classes are intended for dancers with extensive training. Pre-professional and professional dancers welcome!
Pilates helps to connect your body through core stability. Strong abdominal, back, and pelvic muscles are essential for high impact activities such as dance, especially if you have hypermobility. Pilates Matwork strengthens the deepest muscular groups to prevent injuries, and will help you feel the most benefit as you achieve your fitness goals for 2018. Uniform development of the mind and body can help to reduce stress while connecting you to your breath.
Modern takes a pragmatic approach of training the body, with an emphasis in Kinesiology and how these movements could be applied to ballet or be its own vocabulary of choreographic tools. This class is a great starting point for any novice dance enthusiast, or a veteran of other dance styles.
Build endurance, strength, and coordination in a class that emphasizes your individual dance improvement and fitness. Develop new dance skills in a fast-paced, fun-filled class with the latest moves from the world of popular and theatrical dance. No prior experience necessary.
Classical tap dance technique updated for modern-day guys and dolls! No prior experience necessary. We have extended the duration class due to the popularity of this class.
In general, class participants should wear fitted athletic or dance attire for any mind. body. balance. class. Gentlemen should wear dance belts or athletic supporters at all times.
BALLET Ballet shoes are required for all levels. Canvas, leather, full sole, or split sole of any color are welcome. Jazz shoes are also acceptable.
MODERN We recommend being barefoot for modern classes. Socks may be worn as long as they have not been exposed to fabric softener as fabric softener can cause slick spots on studio floors. We also ask that modern participants please refrain from using lotion prior to class as modern incorporates floor work and can spread slick spots on the studio floors.
PILATES Bare feet are best for these classes.
TAP Non-heeled, full sole, tap shoes are recommended over split sole or tap shoes with a high heel. We recommend wearing thin cotton socks with tap shoes.
MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ Jazz shoes are preferred. Character shoes are welcome for certain Musical Theater styles! We recommend bringing both types of shoes if you have them already.
JAZZ Jazz shoes or dance sneakers are preferred.