Summer Ballet

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 -4)

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.  $75/Summer

Tuesdays 4:00 – 4:45 or Thursdays 5:30 – 6:15

The six-week summer semester is June 10 – June 28 and July 8 – July 26.

Transitional Creative Movement (Ages 5+)

Our Transitional Creative Movement classes are one hour long and meet once a week. This class is designed for our “Kindergarten-bound” students who are preparing to enter Pre-Ballet 1 in the Fall.  This is also a good class for the beginning dancer who is 6/7 years old.  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 that work around a creative theme to stretch and strengthen their muscles. Ballet vocabulary and class etiquette are introduced in preparation for pre-ballet. $90/Summer

Tuesdays 5:00 – 6:00 or Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30

The six-week summer semester is June 10 – June 28 and July 8 – July 26

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 that work 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.  $90/Summer

Pre-Ballet 1 (first-year primary student): Monday 5:00 – 6:00 or Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00

Pre-Ballet 2 (second-year primary student): Monday 4:00 – 5:00 or Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00

The six-week summer semester is June 10 – June 28 and July 8 – July 26

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 ages 8 and up who have previous dance experience or who were in Elementary A for Spring 2024. This class meets twice a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes from June 10 through June 28.  $110.00/Summer

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 – 6:15

Elementary B

Elementary B is designed for students ages 9 and up who have previous dance experience or who were in Elementary B for Spring 2024. This class meets twice a week for 1.25 hours from June 10 through June 28.  $110.00/Summer

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 – 6:15

Elementary C

Elementary C is designed for students ages 10 and up who have previous dance experience or who were in Elementary C for Spring 2024. This class meets twice a week for 1.5 hours from June 10 through June 28.  $130.00/Summer

Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:30

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 Summer Ballet is a 90-minute class that meets two days a week from June 10 through June 28 and consists of technique, pre-pointe, and conditioning.  $130.00/Summer

Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:30

Intermediate B

Intermediate B Summer Ballet is a 90-minute class that meets two days a week from June 10 through June 28 and consists of technique, pointe, and conditioning.  $130.00/Summer

Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:30

Advanced Levels

Intermediate C/Pre-Advanced

Our Intermediate C/Pre-Advanced Division consists of two levels with intensive training preparing students for high-quality performance in the studio and on stage.  This class meets 3 days a week from June 10 through June 28 and consists of pointe, conditioning, and technique.  Students who were in Intermediate C and Pre-Advanced may enroll in this class.  $190.00/Summer

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00

Pre-Professional Levels

Advanced/Pre-Professional

Our Advanced/Pre-Professional Division consists of two levels with intensive training preparing students for high-quality performance in the studio and on stage.  This class meets 3 days a week from June 10 through June 28 and consists of pointe, conditioning, and technique.  Students who were in Advanced and Pre-Professional may enroll in this class.  $190.00/Summer

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00

Boys Levels

Boys 

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

Boys 2

Boys enrolled in Pre-Ballet 2, Elementary A, and Elementary B are encouraged to join our boys’ ballet class that meets once a week for 1 hour from June 10 through June 28.  $45.00/Summer

Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30

Boys 3

Boys enrolled in Beginning C and Intermediate A are encouraged to join our boys’ ballet class that meets once a week from June 10 through June 28 for 1 hour.  $45.00/Summer

Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30

Open Division

Our Summer Open Division includes beginning ballet for tweens/teens and adult classes. Our Summer Session for our Open Division is 6 weeks long and runs from June 10 – June 28 and July 8 – July 26.

Beginning Ballet

This class is for students ages 8 and older who are new to ballet. The Beginning Ballet class provides an introductory course to Bluegrass Youth Ballet’s curriculum and is a one-hour class that meets once a week for six weeks. Our Summer Semester is June 10 – June 28 and July 8 – 26.  The class will focus on learning beginning ballet techniques and emphasize concepts such as proper posture, class etiquette, and the use of positions of feet and arms.  Students who were in the Beginning Ballet are welcome to continue in this class over the summer. $90.00/Summer

Mondays 6:30 – 7:30

Teen 2 Ballet

This class is for students ages 12 and older who are continuing their ballet training. The Teen2 class is a continuation course of Bluegrass Youth Ballet’s curriculum and is a one-hour class that meets twice a week for six weeks. Our Summer Semester is June 10 – June 28 and July 8 – 26.  Students who were in the Teen2 spring class are welcome to continue in this class over the summer.  $180/Summer

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30

Adult Ballet

We are continuing to offer Adult Ballet classes over the summer!  This summer we will continue our Beginning Adult Ballet, our Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet, and our Saturday Jazz Funk Zumba classes. Register for the six-week classes, June 10 – June 28 and July 8 – 26.  

Beginning Ballet for Adults/Teens: Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:45

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet for Adults: Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:45

Jazz Funk Zumba: Saturdays 9:00 am

$150 for an Adult class card that covers 15 hours of classes.  This card can be used for any of our adult classes and it never expires.