INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCE
Students invited into the Pre-Professional Program at The Kentucky Ballet Theatre Academy aspire to a high standard of excellence and professionalism. The goal is to inspire a passion for dance and encourage students to realize their individual potential through the attention offered by our faculty of professional dancers and directors. Students' dance education in this program includes technique class, pointe work, variations, pas de deux, repertoire, and performance opportunities with the Kentucky Ballet Theatre Company, as well as an annual performance showcasing what they learn throughout the year. Expectations in technique and artistry are clearly communicated to students and regular assessments guide each student's progress. The Pre-Professional Program is for students with a serious interest in, and a commitment to, a career in ballet or who intend on majoring in ballet at the University level. The Pre-professional track is by invitation or approval by the academy director only. Students must be enrolled full-time and are required to participate in the annual dance medicine evaluations by Wellington Dance Medicine.
Pre-Professional Division Levels
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.
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.