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Debuting Our New Class

Creative Movement

This 45 minute class will meet three times a semester. It will help young dancers start to develop basic movement and dance skills in a low stress and  playful environment . Each class will take a total of 20 students. Registration will open a week before the class begins and participants will be taken on a first come first serve basis.

Dates: February  16 March 16 April 27
 
Registration: February  5-12 March 5-12 April 16-23

 

Times: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Ages: 2.5 – 3 years (must be fully potty trained)

Dress Code: Comfortable play clothes that will allow for full range of movement

Cost: $25 per child

Class Descriptions

Pre-Ballet

Age 4-5

In this 45 minute class, dancers develop poise, focus, grace, and musicality through imaginative exercises and enjoyable routines. Foundational ballet skills and technique are developed in a joyful environment. Students will be given the opportunity to perform in the end of the semester recital. Our goal to provide a Christ-like ballet environment for preschoolers to enjoy and learn the beginning knowledge of ballet movements and to offer a foundation for a performing for God’s glory and to the best of their ability.

Beginner I

Ages 5-6 (Must have turned 5 by registration)

This 45 minute class is a strong foundation that prepares students for a successful transition to a more serious approach to their ballet studies in the intermediate and advanced levels. On completion of this class, students should be able to demonstrate an awareness of line through the body and articulation of limbs through harmonious coordination, dynamic elevation and use of space. They should be able to respond expressively to music and show an appropriate sense of performance in their dancing. Our goal is to provide a classical ballet class that offers strong technique and vocabulary while offering a warm, Christ-like atmosphere to teach that ballet is a gift from God and should be used for his glory.

Beginner II

Ages 7-8

This 45 minute class is a continuation of level 1, and prepares students for a successful transition to a more serious approach to their ballet studies in the intermediate and advanced levels. On completion of this class, students should be able to demonstrate an awareness of line through the body and articulation of limbs through harmonious coordination, dynamic elevation and use of space. They should be able to respond expressively to music and show an appropriate sense of performance in their dancing.Our goal is to provide a classical ballet class that offers strong technique and vocabulary while offering a warm, Christ-like atmosphere to teach that ballet is a gift from God and should be used for his glory.

Intermediate

Ages 9-12

This 50 minute class enables students to show an understanding of basic Ballet technique, which includes being able to demonstrate secure classical posture and weight placement with appropriate use of ‘turn-out’. They should be able to move with ease across the floor while establishing harmonious lines through the body and demonstrate an ability to perform with increasing confidence, awareness of the audience and responsiveness to musical rhythms, phrasing and dynamics. Our goal is to provide a Christ-like ballet experience that teaches strong ballet technique to offer a firm foundation in their walk with Christ as well as a foundation in the ballet career if they choose to go further in their learning in addition to performing in a modest and God-glorifying attire and manner.

Advanced I & II

Invitation only

This 90 minute class enables students to demonstrate an increasing consolidation of knowledge and understanding of a systematically developed vocabulary of balletic movements. These include the ability to demonstrate various steps showing confident control of posture, turnout and line while turning and jumping. Students also further develop an awareness of their own safe dance practice and demonstrate an ability to perform with increasing confidence, awareness of the audience and responsiveness to musical rhythms, phrasing and dynamics. Our goal is to further ballet technique in students who show dedication and commitment to their learning and to teach them to do their best to the glory of God and not for themselves. (Advanced II is a continuation of I, working on the same techniques but in an older age group).

Registration

Please review the details above before registering. Families using this service must be a SBTS/Boyce affiliate. This includes currently enrolled students, alumni, and staff.

Registration will open January 2.
Register Here

Spring 2018 Schedule

The schedule below is subject to change.

Important Dates:

Meet the Teachers Event: January 20

Classes Begin: January 22

Spring Break: April 2-6

No Class: April 9-13

Last Week of Class: April 16-20

Dress Rehearsal : April 27

Recital: April 28

Cost

Pre-Ballet

SBTS Families: $50 per semester

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Mandatory Recital Fee: $50 per child

Beginner & Intermediate

SBTS Families: $70 per semester

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Mandatory Recital Fee: $50 per child

Advanced

SBTS Families: $90 per semester

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Mandatory Recital Fee: $50 per child

Dress Code

Pre Ballet

– Pink leotard (NO sequins, attached skirts, designs)
– Footed (or convertible) pink tights
– Pink ballet shoes (leather or canvas, please do not purchase from Target or Payless)
– Skirt is optional, but acceptable

Beginner & Intermediate

– Black leotard (NO sequins, attached skirts, designs)
– Footed (or convertible) pink tights
– Pink ballet shoes (leather or canvas, please do not purchase from Target or Payless)
– Tight, black dance shorts (purchase here)
– Skirt is optional, but acceptable

Advanced

– Hunter green leotard (NO sequins, attached skirts, designs)
– Footed (or convertible) pink tights
– Split sole, pink ballet shoes (leather or canvas, please do not purchase from Target or Payless)
– Tight, black dance shorts (purchase here)
– Skirt is optional, but acceptable

Buying Dancewear?

We suggest:

Kinney Dancewear:

1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy

Louisville, KY 40220

or

www.discountdance.com

Instructors

Kelby Auten

Bella Ballet Program Coordinator

Kelby has enjoyed her first semester as the Bella Ballet coordinator at SBTS and is
excited about the upcoming semester. She holds a BA in Dance with a Minor in
Performing Arts Administration from Western Kentucky University and the Mahurin
Honors College. Kelby is a member of Highland Park First Baptist Church in Louisville. She is so happy to continue working with the dance students here at Southern!

Abbie Wright

Bella Ballet Instructor

Hi!  I’m Abbie Wright.  I am a senior at Boyce College studying Global Studies.  I began dancing when I was four years old and continued my dance education until I was sixteen.  I am so blessed to be able to use the skills I learned to share my love for ballet with other girls!

Rebecca Northrup

Bella Ballet Instructor

Rebecca Northrup has been a dual-enrolled student at Boyce since 2015. She has taught dance at her current ballet studio, where she also takes classes. Her heart for the Lord and her passion for dance were brought together through being a teacher at Bella Ballet.

For more information, please contact:

Kelby Auten | bellaballet@sbts.edu

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