Spring 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 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: Wednesday 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 9:45 am, and Saturday 9:30 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 the use of the students’ imaginations. The class begins with conditioning exercises worked around a creative theme to stretch and strengthen their muscles. Students will become familiar with the use of the ballet barre as well as ballet terminology, body placement, class etiquette, and musicality. $290/Semester

Pre-Ballet 1: (5/6-year-old dancer or first-year dancer): Monday 4:30 – 5:30, Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30, Thursday 5:30 – 6:30, Friday 5:00 – 6:00, or Saturday 10:30 – 11:30

Pre-Ballet 2: (6/7/8-year-old or second-year dancer): Monday 5:30 – 6:30, Tuesday 4:00 – 5:00, Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30, Thursday 4:30 – 5:30, Friday 6:00 – 7:00, or Saturday 11:30 – 12:30

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 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 4:15 – 5:30 and Wednesday 4:15 – 5:30

Option 2:  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 5:00 – 6:30 and Friday 5:00 – 6:30

Contemporary 1 ($150/Semester): Tuesday 6:30 – 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:  Tuesday 4:30 – 6:00, Thursday (Conditioning & Pre-Pointe) 5:00 – 6:30, and Friday 6:30 – 8:00

Option 2:  Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00, Thursday (Conditioning & Pre-Pointe) 5:00 – 6:30, Saturday 9:30 – 11:00

Contemporary 1 ($150/Semester): Tuesday 6:30 – 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
Students in Intermediate B may join Contemporary 2.  $150/Semester

Monday 6:30 – 8:00, Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30, Thursday (Conditioning & Pre-Pointe) 6:30 – 8:00, Saturday 9:30 – 11:00, and Saturday (Contemporary) 11:00 – 12:00

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
Students in Intermediate B may join Contemporary 2.  $150/Semester

Monday (Pointe) 6:00 – 7:30, Thursday (Pointe) 5:00 – 6:30, Friday 6:30 – 8:00, Saturday (Conditioning) 9:30 – 11:00, and Saturday (Contemporary) 11:00 – 12:00

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

Pre-Advanced

Monday (Pointe) 5:00 – 6:30, Tuesday (Conditioning) 5:30 – 7:00, Tuesday (Contemporary) 7:30 – 8:30, Wednesday 5:00 – 6:30, Thursday (Pointe & Variations) 6:30 – 8:00, and Saturday (Pointe) 11:00 – 12:30

Advanced

Monday (Pointe) 6:00 – 7:30, Tuesday (Pointe and Variations) 6:00 – 7:30, Tuesday (Contemporary) 7:30 – 8:30, Wednesday (Conditioning) 6:00 – 7:30, Thursday (Pointe) 6:30 – 8:00 and Saturday 11:00 – 12:30

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

Monday (Conditioning) 5:30 – 7:00, Tuesday (Pointe) 6:00 – 7:30, Wednesday 5:30 – 7:00, Friday (Pointe and Variations) 5:00 – 6:30, Friday (Pas de Deux) 6:30 – 7:00, Friday (Jazz Fusion/Contemporary) 7:00 – 8:00, and Saturday (Pointe) 11:00 – 12:30

Boys Levels

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

Boys 1

Boys enrolled in Pre-Ballet 2 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 Pre-Ballet 2 class.

Tuesday 4:30 – 5:30

Boys 2

Boys enrolled in Elementary A and Elementary B 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 4:30 – 5:30

Boys 3

Boys enrolled in Elementary C and Intermediate Levels 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 5:30 – 6:30

Advanced Boys

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

Friday 5:00 – 7:00

Open Division

Our Open Division includes a variety of open classes for youth and adults.  Our Beginning Ballet class is great for students 9 years and older that want to learn the basics of ballet.  Older dancers can continue their training in our Teen 2 Ballet class. During the daytime, we offer Intermediate/Advanced classes for teens and adults and exercise classes.  In the evenings, we offer various levels of Adult Ballet and exercise classes for all ages.

Beginning Tween/Teen Ballet

This class is designed for dancers ages 9 and older that are either returning to ballet after a long break or are beginning their training at a later age.  This class meets once a week for one hour.  $290/Semester

Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30

Teen 2 Ballet

This class is designed for dancers that have completed our beginning level course and would like to continue their training.   This class meets twice a week for a total of two and a half hours per week.  $600/Semester

Monday 6:30 – 8:00 and Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30

Morning Intermediate/Advanced Ballet (Adults and Teens)

An Intermediate / Advanced ballet class for homeschooled students, alumni, or adults who are interested in furthering their training. The Level will be adjusted to the attendees. Class Card – 15 hours for $150

Friday 10:00 – 11:30 am

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 the adult (or older teen) that wants to learn ballet. Please wear comfortable clothing that will not restrict movements, like dancewear or exercise attire. Ballet shoes are recommended.  Class Card – 15 hours for $150

Thursday 6:30 – 7:45 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 the adult (or older teen) that wants to return to ballet. Please wear comfortable clothing that will not restrict movements, like dancewear or exercise attire. Ballet shoes are recommended.  Class Card – 15 hours for $150

Tuesday 7:15 – 8:30 pm

Adult Ballet Barre Fitness

A no-impact workout incorporating ballet-inspired postures and exercises that focus 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 9:00 – 10:00 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 feels 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. Come 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 1 

Dancers enrolled in Elementary C and Intermediate A are encouraged to join our Contemporary 1 class that meets once a week for 1 hour.  This class will be in addition to their regular ballet classes.  $150/Semester

Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30

Contemporary 2

Dancers enrolled in Intermediate B and Intermediate C are encouraged to join our Contemporary 2 class which meets once a week for 1 hour.  This class will be in addition to their regular ballet classes.  $150/Semester

Saturday 11:00 – 12:00

Contemporary 3

Dancers enrolled in our Pre-Advanced and Advanced levels are encouraged to join our contemporary class which meets once a week for 1 hour.  This class will be in addition to their regular ballet classes and is included in the Advanced tuition.  $150/Semester (for non-BYB students)

Tuesday 7:30 – 8:30

Jazz Fusion/Contemporary

Jazz Fusion/contemporary will blend contemporary ballet, jazz, and many modern dance techniques. Dancers will be encouraged to be versatile in their artistic expression, being able to portray a wide array of movement styles and emotions. It focuses on spatial and body awareness, different movement qualities, use of body weight, floor work, leaps, turns, efficiency of muscle usage, and safe body alignment. Dancers in our Pre-Professional levels may join our Jazz Fusion/Contemporary class that meets once a week.  This class is included in the Pre-Professional tuition.  $150/Semester (for non-BYB students)

Friday 7:00 – 8:00