INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCE
The Kentucky Ballet Theatre Academy division is designed for students wanting to pursue Classical Ballet training. Our curriculum allows boys and girls to gain confidence in their dancing with the support of caring and nurturing faculty. Students work on strength, balance, flexibility while studying the principles of ballet. Training develops a strong foundation of physical and mental understanding necessary for Classical Ballet training. Multiple performance opportunities are available.
CLASSICAL DIVISION LEVELS
About IA: 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.
About IB: 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.
About Level IC: 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 studentstakeanelectiveaswellasaweeklystrengtheningclass. Studentscanchoosetotakefewer classes yet still have performance opportunities.
About Level ADV: 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
Dress code & Uniforms
The student dress code or uniform maintains the tradition and aesthetic of classical ballet. Therefore, appropriate class attire is required. Please carefully review the following uniform requirements listed foryour child’s class level. Students dressed inappropriately for class will not be allowed to participate, but will remain in the studio and observe.
All girls must come to class with hair up in a tight bun – no excuses.
It is mandatory that every uniform have the KBT logo embroidered. All students must come to
class with the corresponding dress code for their level.
Cover-ups are not mandatory. However, if you choose to wear one, only the ones listed are
Ballet skirts are not permitted for levels Beginning C through Advanced & all Pre-professional
It is advisable for students to have their name on the tag of leotards, tights & shoes.
Uniforms must be purchased at Dance Biz. KBT students will receive a 10% discount. Dance Biz
is located at 2535 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, (859)276-4900.