KBT's outreach programming delivers well-rounded exposure to the art of ballet in a theatrical performance setting. Each of KBT's Outreach Program models is structured to promote the growth of creativity, artistry, and educational interaction. Our commitment to outreach has become increasingly important due to the significant cuts in the Kentucky arts education budget. Supplemental educational material has been developed to quantitatively measure the students' learning at Educational Outreach Programs.
Creative MovementAbout CM1: This class is designed for children 3-5 who are toilet trained and ready for group classes. This 45- minute class meets one day. 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.
Pre-Ballet 1About PB1: This level is designed for children ages 5-6. This 1-hour class meets Tuesdays. 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.
Pre-Ballet 2About PB 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 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. Classes offered include strength and ballet.
BY THE NUMBERS
Grants & Contributions have facilitated outreach for
100,000+ Students Reached Statewide in 24 Years
29,000+ Students have attended a KBT program at the Lexington Opera House
Sarah Robinson, Development Director