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.
BEGINNING DIVISION LEVELS
About BA: 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.
About BC: 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 PetiteAllegro class is added in preparation for female pointe work and for men’s jumps andturns. 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.
About BB: 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.
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.