Curriculum & Class Schedules
The KBT Academy combines the strength of the Russian school of dance with the Cuban influence of fluid movement, rhythm and passion.
Kentucky Ballet Theatre's Academy provides instruction in the finest of ballet styles.
Training begins with Creative Movement. This teaches the youngest boys and girls the relationship between music and movement.
Teaching continues with serious classical ballet training designed to develop strong technique. Emphasis is placed on development of the entire body to produce a dancer with strength and grace.
KBT offers a complete pre-professional curriculum of advanced training and performance opportunities. The program prepares highly qualified students for professional careers in ballet.
We offer a unique opportunity to advanced level students to participate at a corps level, sharing the stage with the professional company in the company productions. Upon graduation, select students may be invited to join the company in our trainee program.
Children's Division Class options
We offer two class time options for students ages 3-6, who are in our Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet levels. You can choose either a Saturday morning class or a Monday afternoon class. Students can only enroll in one of the classes, not both.
Our "Mommy 'n Me" class, on Saturday mornings at 9:15-9:45 a.m., is for young children ages 2-3. Children are not required to be potty trained for this class. A parent or guardian will participate in the class.
We offer 3 different classes geared specifically toward adults of all ages and abilities. Beginning Ballet, Intermediate Ballet & Dance Fitness-Salsa style.
Have you always been curious about ballet, or used to dance and want to get back to the studio? Then this is your chance! Come try a beginning ballet class on Monday evenings at 7 pm. Come try your first class for free.
For those with ballet experience, our Academy Director, Rafaela Risco will be teaching an intermediate Adult ballet class on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Come try your first class for free!!
Want something a bit different to get yourself up and moving? Come dance with Company dancer Alexander Guzman in our Dance Fitness Class, Salsa style!! Now experience necessary! Come try your first class for free!!
For the complete 2018-19 Class Schedule, please see below.