2019-2020 Season

Name
Days
Location
WBAC/YAGP 2019 (L1-L4 or by invitation)
Select pre-professional division students interested in competing at YAGP will meet with Ms. Rafaela to determine the preparation plan. Fees will be determined based on number of pieces, and coaching sessions needed. YAGP coach and variations will be determined by Ms. Rafaela.

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Studio C
KBT
Open Intermediate/Advance Ballet
This division allows students to take 2 academy classes (placement required) per week. It satisfies SCAPA dance requirements. Performances are by invitation only.

4:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Studio A
KBT
SCAPA Prep
This class consists of 8 private lessons for preparing for SCAPA auditions. In addition, students are required to register for jazz 1. Teacher recommendations are included.

4:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Studio C
KBT
Creative Movement 1 & 2
This class is designed for children 3-5 who are toilet trained and ready for group classes. This 45-minute class meets one day, mid-week or on Saturday mornings. Tuition is $120 per 8-week session. Children will begin to learn the elements of creative movement and ballet: Socialization skills such as turn-taking and following instructions will be emphasized. The dancers are encouraged to expand their movement vocabulary through games and creative exploration of dance movements. Self-esteem and confidence is developed while dancers are having fun. Performance opportunities are available.
Monday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio C
KBT
Pre-Ballet 2
This level is designed for children ages 6-7. In addition to the 1-hour ballet class, students take a 30-minute strengthening/stretching class. Classes meet Monday afternoons or on Saturday mornings. This class is perfect for the young beginner and continues the teaching of previous classes. Additional ballet terms, posture, stretches, and barre work are introduced as well as specific focus on class etiquette and respect. Multiple performance opportunities are available.
Monday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
KBT
Pre-Ballet 1
This level is designed for children ages 5-6. This 1-hour class meets Monday afternoons or on Saturday mornings. This class is perfect for the young beginner and continues the teaching of previous classes. Additional ballet terms, posture, stretches, and barre work are introduced as well as specific focus on class etiquette and respect. Multiple performance opportunities are available.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio C
KBT
Beginning A
This level is perfect for the beginner and continues the teaching of previous classes. The goal of level A is to impart the fundamentals of classical ballet. Class will focus on basic ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology and musicality. Our curriculum focuses on posture, placement and comportment of classical ballet. Dancers at this level are learning more about proper alignment, flexibility, and coordination. Elementary barre and center work are taught at this level. With this level, students are given the option to add intro to jazz.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio A
KBT
Jazz 2 (BC-IA/L1 or placement)
Students focus on improving body alignment, isolating body movements, and expanding their movement vocabulary while learning fun choreography set to a wide variety of fun, student-friendly popular music. Open to students enrolled in Levels Beginning C through Intermediate A, who have completed Beginning Jazz, or by invitation.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio A
KBT
Beginning C
Dancers learn self-confidence, coordination, balance, and form. The classes progress with quarter and demi-pointe as well as linking moves together with repetitions. The class covers many basic steps with an increased pace. Students will see an increase in difficulty in barre and centre work. Students begin to focus on repetition and retention. Pirouettes are introduced and a Petite Allegro class is added in preparation for female pointe work and for men’s jumps and turns. Evaluations are done for progression into the intermediate Classical or Pre-professional track. With this level, students are given the option to add jazz and/or tap.
M 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
W 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
Studio B
KBT
Jazz 1 (BA-BB)
Students are introduced to the basic movements, body alignment and vocabulary of classical jazz. They will begin learning fun choreography set to a wide variety of fun, kid-friendly popular music. Open to students enrolled in levels Beginning A-Beginning B. Students preparing for SCAPA auditions may enroll in this class.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio A
KBT
Jazz 3 (IB/L2-IC/L3 or placement)
Students focus on improving body alignment, isolating body movements, and expanding their movement vocabulary while learning fun choreography set to a wide variety of fun, kid-friendly popular music. Open to students enrolled in Levels Intermediate B-C & Pre-Professional Levels II-III who have completed Jazz 2, or by invitation.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio B
KBT
Beginning B
This level is great for the beginner but also builds on level A. The dancer takes two ballet classes and one strengthening class weekly. Dancers at this level focus on the elements of ballet movement, posture, weight transfer, large and small poses as well as allegro. Dancers begin turns and establish the base of ballet for future dance classes. This class will focus on positions of the arms, directions of the body and increased movement vocabulary. With this level, students are given the option to add beginning jazz or tap.
Tu 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Th 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Studio A
KBT
Classical Division: Intermediate C
Training at this level is more rigorous and is designed to prepare students for the advance level. Classes will focus on pointe work, multiple pirouettes, fluidity of movement as well as the intricacies of small and large jumps. Students strong en pointe take a pas de deux class. This level meets three days a week with the option of four. In addition to Ballet and Pointe, Intermediate C students take an elective as well as a weekly strengthening class. Students can choose to take fewer classes yet still have performance opportunities.
M 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Tu 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Th 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Studio B
KBT
Tap 3 (Adv/L3-L4 or placement)
Increase control, coordination, and rhythm with this fusion of dance and percussion. This class continues the development of tap technique & terminology. Students will further develop skills including musicality and sound clarity with an added focus on increasing speed, and developing style. Intermediate level tappers should expect to learn double and triple time steps, 3 & 5 beat riffs, pull-backs, pick-ups, more advanced turns, as well as more intricate rhythms. Open to students in Intermediate Advance and Pre-professional levels III-IV who have completed Tap 2, or by invitation.
Friday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio A
KBT
Classical Division: Intermediate A (Year 1)
Dancers take five classes per week and can expect to spend two years in this level. Dancers gain confidence as their ability grows. Students continue to develop extension of the legs, strength of the feet as well as more advanced barre and center work. Clean and strong execution of the basic elements of dance, correct alignment for turnout and pulling up as well as strong basis for future pointe work is emphasized. Depending on individual progression and development, female students may be given the opportunity to take pre-pointe and pointe classes. Students begin taking an elective class that introduces them to character, flamenco and classical variations. In addition, students can add jazz and/or tap classes.
W 4:30 PM-8:00 PM
F 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
Studio A
KBT
Classical Division: Intermediate A (Year 2)
Dancers take five classes per week and can expect to spend two years in this level. Dancers gain confidence as their ability grows. Students continue to develop extension of the legs, strength of the feet as well as more advanced barre and center work. Clean and strong execution of the basic elements of dance, correct alignment for turnout and pulling up as well as strong basis for future pointe work is emphasized. Depending on individual progression and development, female students may be given the opportunity to take pre-pointe and pointe classes. Students begin taking an elective class that introduces them to character, flamenco and classical variations. In addition, students can add jazz and/or tap classes.
W 4:30 PM-8:00 PM
F 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Studio A
KBT
Classical Division: Intermediate B
Dancers take six classes per week and can expect to spend two years in this level. Classes focus on pointe work, pirouettes, use of the head and upper body, fluidity of port de bras as well as the intricacies of small and large jumps. In addition to Ballet and Pointe, students take strengthening and may be introduced to pas de deux and can take an elective class of modern/choreography or character/variations. With this level, students can also add jazz and/or tap. Students continue to focus on clean and strong technique as well as timing for the exercises. Students at this level can choose to take fewer classes yet still have performance opportunities.
M 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Th 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
F 4:30 PM-7:30 PM
Studio A
KBT
Pre-Professional Level 2 (invitation only)
Level Two students continue to build on the technique developed in Level One and the ladies will continue their pointe training. Students will also learn and perform classical ballet Variations and Repertoire and may be invited to participate in the Youth American Grand Prix. Level Two students will also be placed in one strengthening class and ballet elective class and are encouraged to register for one additional elective class per semester. Students will receive a 50% discount on their first elective class and a 75% discount on any additional classes. Classes will focus on pointe work, pirouettes, use of the head and upper body, fluidity of port de bras as well as the intricacies of small and large jumps. In addition to Ballet and Pointe, students may be introduced to pas de deux.
M 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Tu 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Th 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
F 4:30 PM-7:30 PM
Studio A
KBT
Pre-Professional Level 1 (invitation only)
Level One students are expected to attend ballet class a total of three times a week. The ladies will be placed in a pointe class and the young men will take a petite allegro class. Level One students will also learn and perform classical ballet repertoire and may be invited to prepare a variation for Youth American Grand Prix. Level One students will also be placed in one strengthening and one ballet elective class and are welcome to register for one additional elective class per year. Dancers gain confidence as their ability grows. Students continue to develop extension of the legs, strength of the feet as well as more advanced barre and center work and port de bras throughout. Clean and strong execution of the basic elements of dance, correct alignment for turnout and pulling up as well as strong basis for future pointe work is emphasized.
W 4:30 PM-8:00 PM
Th 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
F 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Studio A
KBT
Pre-Pro Preparatory (invitation only)
This is an elective ballet class by invitation only.
Saturday
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Studio C
KBT
Creative Movement 1 & 2
This class is designed for children 3-5 who are toilet trained and ready for group classes. This 45-minute class meets one day, mid-week or on Saturday mornings. Children will begin to learn the elements of creative movement and ballet: Socialization skills such as turn-taking and following instructions will be emphasized. The dancers are encouraged to expand their movement vocabulary through games and creative exploration of dance movements. Self-esteem and confidence is developed while dancers are having fun. Performance opportunities are available.
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Studio B
KBT
Pre-Ballet 2
This level is designed for children ages 6-7. In addition to the 1-hour ballet class, students take a 30-minute strengthening/stretching class. Classes meet Monday afternoons or on Saturday mornings. This class is perfect for the young beginner and continues the teaching of previous classes. Additional ballet terms, posture, stretches, and barre work are introduced as well as specific focus on class etiquette and respect. Multiple performance opportunities are available.
Saturday
9:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Studio B
KBT
Jazz 4 (Adv/L4 or placement)
An advanced classical jazz class for students to focus on improving body alignment, isolating body movements, and expanding their movement vocabulary while learning fun choreography set to a wide variety of fun, kid-friendly popular music. Open to students enrolled in Levels Advance and Pre-Professional Levels IV who have completed Jazz 3, or by invitation.
Saturday
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Studio B
KBT
Pre-Ballet 1
This level is designed for children ages 5-6. This 1-hour class meets Monday afternoons or on Saturday mornings. This class is perfect for the young beginner and continues the teaching of previous classes. Additional ballet terms, posture, stretches, and barre work are introduced as well as specific focus on class etiquette and respect. Multiple performance opportunities are available.
Saturday
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Studio A
KBT
Tap 1 (BB-IA/L1)
Introduces beginning tap steps, terminology and basic choreography. Open to students in Beginning B through Intermediate A/Level 1 with little or no tap experience.
Saturday
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Studio A
KBT
Tap 2 (IB/L2/IC or placement)
Increase control, coordination, and rhythm with this fusion of dance and percussion. This class continues the development of tap technique & terminology. Students will further develop skills including musicality and sound clarity with an added focus on increasing speed, and developing style. Intermediate level tappers should expect to learn double and triple time steps, 3 & 5 beat riffs, pull-backs, pick-ups, more advanced turns, as well as more intricate rhythms. Open to students in Intermediate B-C and Pre-professional levels II who have completed Tap 1, or by invitation.
Saturday
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Studio A
KBT
Hip-Hop (Beg B-Adv/L4)
A 6-week Introduction to Hip-hop -- introducing a variety of styles ranging from breaking, locking, and popping.
Saturday
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Studio C
KBT
Classical Division: Advance
Advance level D classes are designed for the student who has a strong mastery of pointe work and a desire to pursue ballet. This level pays attention to fine details, use of the upper body, breadth of movement and expression as well as an increasingly advanced repertory of steps. Increase stamina & control, speed & precision, and clean & strong technique is focused on. This level meets four days a week with the option of five. In addition to Ballet, Level D students take one to two electives as well as pas de deux and strengthening. Advance students may have the opportunity to dance corps de ballet roles with the KBT professional company.
M 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Tu 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Th 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Sa 11:15 AM-1:15 PM
Studio B
KBT
Classical Division: Intermediate C w/Sat. Ballet
Training at this level is more rigorous and is designed to prepare students for the advance level. Classes will focus on pointe work, multiple pirouettes, fluidity of movement as well as the intricacies of small and large jumps. Students strong en pointe take a pas de deux class. This level meets three days a week with the option of four. In addition to Ballet and Pointe, Intermediate C students take an elective as well as a weekly strengthening class. Students can choose to take fewer classes yet still have performance opportunities.
M 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Tu 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Th 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Sa 11:15 AM-1:15 PM
Studio B
KBT
Pre-Professional Level 3 (Invitation only)
Level Three students continue to build on the technique developed in Level Two. Training is more rigorous and is designed to prepare students for the advance level. Classes will focus on pointe work, multiple pirouettes, fluidity of movement as well as the intricacies of small and large jumps. At this level, students strong en pointe take a pas de deux class. Level Three students are encouraged to register for one additional elective class per semester. Students will receive a 50% discount on their first elective class and a 75% discount on any additional classes. Level Three students may have the opportunity to learn and perform a classical variation and contemporary piece for Youth American Grand Prix.
M 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Tu 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Th 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
F 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Sa 11:15 AM-1:15 PM
Studio B
KBT
Pre-Professional Level 4 (Invitation Only)
Level Four students move into a more rigorous and demanding training program and is designed for those who have a strong mastery of pointe work with a desire to pursue ballet. This level will pay attention to fine details, use of the upper body, breadth of movement and expression as well as an increasingly advanced repertory of steps. Increase stamina & control, speed & precision, and clean & strong technique is focused on. These students will also be enrolled in Pas De Deux, a strengthening class and two electives. This level includes unlimited classes and all performance fees. Level Four students may have the opportunity to learn and perform at YAGP or other select ballet competitions. Students in this level may also be invited to participate in special events like outreach shows and publicity events with the Kentucky Ballet Theatre Professional Company. Performance participation is required.
M 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Tu 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Th 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
F 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Sa 11:15 AM-1:15 PM
Studio B
KBT

Adult & Beginning Teen

Name
Days
Location
Adult Beginning Ballet
These classes are designed for adults who wish to begin the study of classical ballet. This is an excellent class for the seasoned dancer who would like to refine their technical ability. Classes will consist of barre exercises that focus on proper alignment as well as the steps which foster core and leg strength and flexibility. The center work will introduce elementary steps, simple jumps, as well as turns. No prior experience is necessary. Tuition is $120 per 8-week session.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio C
KBT
FREE TRIAL CLASS: Beginning Adult Ballet
Free trial class.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio C
KBT
Adult Intermediate Ballet
These classes are for adults with previous ballet training and solid technique. The intermediate dancer can process more complicated sequences, can execute barre exercises with greater speed and accuracy and is expected to coordinate arm and leg movements smoothly. Center floor work requires a greater ability to use core strength and balance and incorporates more challenging petite and grande allegro steps and turns. Tuition is $120 per 8-week session.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio C
KBT
FREE TRIAL CLASS: Intermediate Adult Ballet
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio C
KBT
Dance Fitness: Teens & Adult
Tuition is $120 per 8-week session. This class is a Latin infused dance fitness class. No experience is necessary.
Saturday
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Studio C
KBT
FREE TRIAL CLASS: Dance Fitness
Saturday
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Studio C
KBT

Summer 2020

Name
Days
Location
Bridge Classes -- Full Sesson: Beginning
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio C
KBT
Bridge Classes -- Full session: Advance
Designed for students in the Intermediate C/Level 3 through Advance/Level 4 (ages 13+, en pointe, with a minimum of 6 years ballet). Placement required for new students.
Tuesday Thursday
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio A
KBT
Bridge Classes -- Full session: Intermediate
Designed for students in the Intermediate A/Level 1 through Intermediate B/Level 2. Placement required for new students.
Tuesday Thursday
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio A
KBT
Earlycare
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Studio C
KBT
Earlycare
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Studio C
KBT
Junior Intensive
This intensive is designed for students entering the Beginning A through Intermediate A levels. Ages 7-12 with a minimum of 2 years ballet. Classes include a daily ballet technique, and a rotation of classes that may include strengthening, jazz, modern, character, pre-pointe, tap, mime and/or workshops in sewing, hair, makeup.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Studio C
KBT
Junior Intensive
This intensive is designed for students entering the Beginning A through Intermediate A levels. Ages 7-12 with a minimum of 2 years ballet. Classes include a daily ballet technique, and a rotation of classes that may include strengthening, jazz, modern, character, pre-pointe, &/or tap.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Studio C
KBT
Swan Lake camp (AM)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio A
KBT
The Enchanted Forest Camp (AM)
Camp is geared toward students ages 3-6 years old. Daily classes include ballet and a rotation of classes that may include jazz, music, gymnastics, arts/crafts & choreography/mime. Children must be toilet trained. Before & Aftercare available for an additional charge. Tuition discount given for the full day option.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio B
KBT
Classic Fairytales Camp (PM)
Camp is geared toward students ages 3-6 years old. Daily classes include ballet and a rotation of classes that may include jazz, music, gymnastics, arts/crafts & choreography/mime. Children must be toilet trained. Before & Aftercare available for an additional charge. Tuition discount given for the full day option.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Studio B
KBT
Wizard of Oz camp (PM)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Studio A
KBT
Camp Aftercare
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio C
KBT
Camp Aftercare
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio C
KBT
Junior Intensive Aftercare
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio C
KBT
Summer Creative Movement: 6 week session
This class is designed for children 3-5 who are toilet trained and ready for group classes. This 45-minute class meets on Saturday mornings. Children will begin to learn the elements of creative movement and ballet: Socialization skills such as turn-taking and following instructions will be emphasized. The dancers are encouraged to expand their movement vocabulary through games and creative exploration of dance movements. Self-esteem and confidence is developed while dancers are having fun.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Studio B
KBT
Summer Mommy & Me: 6 week session
Saturday
10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
Studio A
KBT
Summer Pre-Ballet: 6 week session
Saturday
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Studio B
KBT
1-week Summer Intensive: Intermediate/Advance
Summer intensive for serious ballet students with a minimum of 4 years ballet training. Classes include ballet technique, pointe/pre-pointe, variations pas de deux, character, modern, jazz, pilates, tap, afro-latin rhythms, mens & performance rehearsals.
M 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tu 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
W 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Th 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
F 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sa 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Studio B
KBT
2-week Summer Intensive: Intermediate/Advance
Summer intensive for serious ballet students with a minimum of 4 years ballet training. Classes include ballet technique, pointe/pre-pointe, variations pas de deux, character, modern, jazz, pilates, afro-latin rhythms, mens & performance rehearsals. End of summer performance on July 6, 2019.
M 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tu 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
W 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Th 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
F 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sa 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Studio B
KBT
3-week Summer Intensive: Intermediate/Advance
Summer intensive for serious ballet students with a minimum of 4 years ballet training. Classes include ballet technique, pointe/pre-pointe, variations pas de deux, character, modern, jazz, pilates, afro-latin rhythms, mens & performance rehearsals. End of summer performance on July 6, 2019.
M 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tu 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
W 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Th 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
F 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sa 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Studio B
KBT
1-week Summer Intensive Room/Board/Activites
Room/Board/Activities for out of town Summer Intensive students. Ratio for Student:RA is 8:1.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
KBT
2-week Summer Intensive Room/Board/Activites
Room/Board/Activities for out of town Summer Intensive students. Housing provided by the Clarion Hotel, Lexington. Ratio for Student:RA is 8:1.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
KBT
3-week Summer Intensive Room/Board/Activites
Room/Board/Activities for out of town Summer Intensive students. Housing provided by the Clarion Hotel, Lexington. Ratio for Student:RA is 8:1.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
KBT


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