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Pre-Professional Classical 

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.


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.

  1. All girls must come to class with hair up in a tight bun – no excuses.

  2. 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.

  3. Cover-ups are not mandatory. However, if you choose to wear one, only the ones listed are


  4. Ballet skirts are not permitted for levels Beginning C through Advanced & all Pre-professional


  5. It is advisable for students to have their name on the tag of leotards, tights & shoes.

  6. 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.

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