Fall 2024 Ballet Classes

Our program’s placements are determined by technique, physical development, current age development, and experience with our curriculum. While age is a consideration for placement, our highly experienced and quality-educated faculty place students where they will be most successful in dance with physical, emotional, and social health at the highest priority. We are not a competitively driven environment. We are a quality instruction and appropriately developed, driven environment.  We require new students ages 8 and older and students that are returning after taking time off, to complete an evaluation with one of our staff members before enrolling in our Elementary, Intermediate, or Pre-Professional levels. You can contact Julie at enrollment@bluegrassyouthballet.org for more information.

Non-Refundable Annual Registration Fee per dancer: $35 – due at time of registration

Sibling Discount: 15% for the second sibling, 10% for each additional sibling
(applies to tuition and registration fees)

Primary Levels

Creative Movement (Pre-School Ballet for ages 3 -5)

This 45-minute class meets once a week and captures the joy of dancing in the students. Using playful, creative stories and themes, we begin with basic ballet techniques, conditioning and strengthening exercises, and free-form and structured group movement activities.
Ballet vocabulary and class etiquette are introduced in preparation for pre-ballet.  $250/Semester

Morning/Daytime classes: Monday 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 9:45 am, and Saturday 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Evening classes: Tuesday 4:00 – 4:45, Tuesday 4:45 – 5:30, Thursday 4:00 – 4:45, and Thursday 4:45 – 5:30

Pre-Ballet (Primary School-Aged Ballet for ages 5 – 8)

Pre-Ballet classes are one hour long and meet once a week. The class more closely follows the structure of a ballet technique class but still allows for using the students’ imaginations. The class begins with conditioning exercises with a creative theme to stretch and strengthen their muscles. Students will become familiar with the ballet barre and ballet terminology, body placement, class etiquette, and musicality. $290/Semester

Pre-Ballet A (5/6-year-old dancer or first-year dancer): Monday 4:00 – 5:00, Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00, Thursday 4:00 – 5:00, Friday 4:30 – 5:30, or Saturday 10:00 – 11:00

Pre-Ballet B (6/7/8-year-old or second-year dancer): Monday 5:00 – 6:00, Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00,  Friday 5:30 – 6:30, or Saturday 11:00 – 12:00

Elementary Levels

Our Elementary Division consists of three levels and is the foundation for training and developing skills and strengths to prepare students for Intermediate levels and pointe work. Some new students with limited experience are placed in our elementary levels in order to learn the foundations necessary to develop their training and move their way up. We individualize students’ training so that it meets their needs and helps them develop as dancers in a safe way and with the highest quality training.

Elementary A

Elementary A is designed for students with previous dance experience who have completed Pre-Ballet 2. This class meets twice a week for 1 hour.  $520/Semester

Option 1:  Monday 4:00 – 5:00 and Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00

Option 2: Monday 5:00 – 6:00 and Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00

Option 3:  Tuesday 4:30 – 5:30 and Thursday 4:30 – 5:30

Option 4:  Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 and Thursday 5:30 – 6:30

Elementary B

Elementary B is designed for students with previous dance experience who have completed Elementary A. This class meets twice a week for 1.25 hours.  $600/Semester

Option 1:  Monday 4:00 – 5:15 and Wednesday 4:00 – 5:15

Option 2:  Tuesday 4:00 – 5:15 and Thursday 4:00 – 5:15

Option 3:  Tuesday 4:45 – 6:00 and Friday 4:45 – 6:00

Elementary C

Elementary C is designed for students with previous dance experience who have completed Elementary B. This class meets twice a week for 1.5 hours.  $690/Semester

Option 1:  Monday 4:30 – 6:00 and Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00

Option 2:  Tuesday 5:15 – 6:45 and Friday 5:15 – 6:45

Contemporary A ($150/Semester): Tuesday 6:45 – 7:30

Intermediate Levels

Our Intermediate Division consists of three levels and is a very important time for students training. As students advance through the Intermediate level, they increase the number of classes per week and begin more intensive training working towards pointe work and Advanced and Pre-Professional levels.

Intermediate A

Intermediate A Ballet is a 90-minute class that meets three days a week and consists of technique, pre-pointe, and conditioning.  $830/Semester

Option 1:  Monday 4:30 – 6:00, Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00, and Friday (Conditioning & Pre-Pointe) 4:30 – 6:00,

Option 2:  Tuesday 4:30 – 6:00, Friday (Conditioning & Pre-Pointe) 4:30 – 6:00, Saturday 9:30 – 11:00

Contemporary A ($150/Semester): Tuesday 6:45 – 7:30

Intermediate B

Intermediate B Ballet is a 90-minute class that meets four days a week and consists of technique,pre-pointe/pointe, and conditioning.  $875/Semester

Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30, Thursday (Conditioning & Pre-Pointe) 6:30 – 8:00, Friday (6:00 – 7:30), Saturday 9:30 – 11:00

Contemporary B ($150/Semester): Tuesday 7:30 – 8:15

Intermediate C

Intermediate C Ballet is a 90-minute class that meets four days a week and consists of technique, pointe, and conditioning.  $915/Semester

Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30, Thursday 6:45 – 8:15, Friday 6:30 – 8:00, Saturday 11:00 – 12:30

Contemporary B ($150/Semester): Tuesday 7:30 – 8:15

Advanced Levels

Our Advanced Division consists of two levels with intensive training preparing students for high-quality performance in the studio and on stage.  This class meets 5 days a week and consists of pointe, variations, technique, conditioning, and contemporary.  $1260/Semester

Advanced A

Monday 6:00 – 7:30, Tuesday 7:30 – 9:00, Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30, Friday 6:00 – 7:30, Saturday 9:30 – 11:00

Contemporary C (choose one option): Monday 5:15 – 6:00, Thursday 8:00 – 8:45, or Friday 6:30 – 7:15

Advanced B

Monday 6:00 – 7:30, Tuesday 6:30 – 8:00, Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30, Thursday 6:00 – 7:30, Saturday 11:00 – 12:30

Contemporary C (choose one option): Monday 5:15 – 6:00, Thursday 8:00 – 8:45, or Friday 6:30 – 7:15

Pre-Professional Levels

Our Pre-Professional Division intensive training prepares students for high-quality performance and for a professional career in dance if the student desires to pursue it.  This class meets 5 days a week and consists of pointe, variations, technique, conditioning, jazz fusion/contemporary, and pas de deux. By invitation only. $1260/Semester

Pre-Professional A

Monday 6:00 – 7:30, Wednesday 5:30 – 7:30, Thursday 6:30 – 8:00, Friday 5:00 – 6:30, Saturday 11:00 – 12:30

Contemporary C (choose one option): Monday 5:15 – 6:00, Thursday 8:00 – 8:45, or Friday 6:30 – 7:15

Pas de Deux: Friday 6:30 – 7:15

Pre-Professional B

Monday 6:00 – 7:30, Tuesday 7:30 – 9:00. Wednesday 5:30 – 7:30, Thursday 5:00 – 6:30, Saturday 11:00 – 12:30

Contemporary C (choose one option): Monday 5:15 – 6:00, Thursday 8:00 – 8:45, or Friday 6:30 – 7:15

Pas de Deux: Friday 6:30 – 7:15

Boys Levels

BYB is proud to offer THREE levels of boy classes. Boys will do conditioning and special exercises for jumps and turns.

Boys A

Boys enrolled in Elementary A – Elementary C with previous ballet experience are encouraged to join our boys’ ballet class that meets once a week for 1 hour.  This class will be in addition to their regular ballet level.

Friday 4:00 – 5:00

Boys B

Boys enrolled in Intermediate A – Intermediate C are encouraged to join our boys’ ballet class that meets once a week for 1 hour.  This class can replace one of your weekly ballet classes.

Thursday 5:00 – 6:00

Boys C (with Pas de Deux)

Boys enrolled in our Advanced and Pre-Professional levels may join our advanced boys’ ballet class, Boys C, which meets once a week.  Weekly Pas de Deux classes will be included in their training. By invitation only

Friday 5:00 – 7:15

Open Division

Our Open Division includes a variety of open classes for youth and adults.  Our Beginning Ballet class is excellent for students eight years and older who want to learn the basics of ballet.  Older dancers can continue their training in our Teen B and Teen C ballet classes. We offer various levels of Adult Ballet and exercise classes for all ages.

Tween A (Beginning Ballet)

This class is designed for dancers ages eight and older who return to ballet after a long break or begin their training at a later age.  This class meets twice a week for one hour.  $520/Semester

Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 and Thursday 5:30 – 6:30

Teen B Ballet

This class is designed for dancers who have completed our beginning-level course and want to continue training.   This class meets twice a week for three hours per week.  $690/Semester

Monday 6:00 – 7:30, Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30

Teen C Ballet

This class is designed for dancers who have completed two years of our Open Ballet courses and want to continue training.   This class meets twice a week for three hours per week.  $690/Semester

Tuesday 6:30 – 8:00 and Thursday 6:30 – 8:00

Adult Beginning Ballet

People of all ages are welcome at BYB. This Adult Ballet class is designed for a beginning dancer.  This class is perfect for adults (or older teens) who wants to learn ballet. Please wear comfortable clothing, like dancewear or exercise attire, that will not restrict movements. Ballet shoes are recommended.  Class Card – 15 hours for $150

Monday 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

People of all ages are welcome at BYB. This Adult Ballet class is designed for an intermediate/advanced-level dancer.  This class is perfect for adults (or older teens) who want to continue their dance training or return to ballet. Please wear comfortable clothing, like dancewear or exercise attire, that will not restrict movements. Ballet shoes are recommended.  Class Card – 15 hours for $150

Thursday 7:30 – 8:45 pm

Adult Ballet Barre Fitness

A no-impact workout incorporating ballet-inspired postures and exercises focusing on isometric strength and controlled movements designed to fatigue the muscles.  Class Card – 15 hours for $150

Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30 pm and/or Friday 10:00 – 11:00 am

Jazz Funk Fitness/Zumba

This class is a fusion of pop, hip-hop, throwback hits, Latin, and international music. Dance themes create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system that will make you want to move and feel more like fun and less like exercise! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow that tone and sculpt the body. This class is appropriate for beginners and experienced dancers. Join the fun!  Class Card – 15 hours for $150

Saturday 9:00 -10:00 am

Contemporary

BYB is proud to offer four levels of contemporary classes.  Students in levels of Elementary C and older may enroll in a contemporary class.  Non-BYB students may also enroll in our contemporary classes.

Contemporary A

Dancers enrolled in Elementary C and Intermediate A are encouraged to join our Contemporary A class, which meets weekly for 45 minutes.  This class will be in addition to their regular ballet classes.  $150/Semester

Tuesday 6:45 – 7:30

Contemporary B

Dancers enrolled in Intermediate B and Intermediate C are encouraged to join our Contemporary B class, which meets weekly for 45 minutes.  This class will be in addition to their regular ballet classes.  $150/Semester

Tuesday 7:30 – 8:15

Contemporary C

Dancers enrolled in our Advanced levels are strongly encouraged to join our Contemporary C class, which meets weekly for 45 minutes.  Dancers enrolled in our Pre-Professional levels must join our Contemporary C class, which meets weekly for 45 minutes. This class will be in addition to their regular ballet classes and is included in their tuition.

Monday 5:15 – 6:00, Thursday 8:00 – 8:45, or Friday 6:30 – 7:15