Bella Ballet Facebook Page

Summer Intensive

 

Please read all of the information below prior registering your dancer. Please email all questions to bellaballet@sbts.edu

Dates: July 18-20

Times: 9:00-12:30

Ages: 3-13

Class Only Option Price: $35

Poppins Package Prices: Pre Ballet-$40  Beginner I/Beginner II-$50 Intermediate/Advanced-$55
(Includes class fee and one child’s ticket to performance of Marry Poppins in Bardstown Kentucky. See package option below for more information)

Registration: April 11-May 11

 

Package Options

Class Only Option

Please view the class description section of this page to determine which level to register you dancer for.

This package will include a 3 day dance intensive. Students will have the chance to learn the basics of ballet, tap, and jazz in a friendly and safe environment.

 

 

Poppins Package

Please view the class description section of this page to determine which level to register you dancer for.

This summer the Bella Ballet School will be partnering with The Stephen Foster Drama Association to provide a wonderful backstage experience for our ballet families. This package includes the same 3 day intensive as our Class Only option. The students will be introduced to multiple dance genres, along with the opportunity to attend a live performance of Marry Poppins in Bardstown, Kentucky on Thursday, July 19th at 8pm. Students and families who attend the performance of Marry Poppins will recieve a backstage tour of the historic, outdoor amphitheater and meet cast members from the show. All dancers must be accompanied by a paying adult (age 18 or older) to this performance. The Bella Ballet School will not be responsible for any dancers before, during, or after the performance. Families will be responsible for transportation to and from the theater, and are welcome to purchase additional tickets at the time of registration.

Additional Ticket Prices

Adult: $17

Children 6-12: $11

Children 2-5: $5

Children under 2: Free (This only applies if you plan to hold your child in your lap during the show. If you wish to purchase your child a seat it will be $5)

 

The schedule below is subject to change.

Registration for the summer intensive is now closed.
Register here

Weekly Creative Movement Class

Registration for Creative Movement will open on July 25th.
Register Here

Weekly Creative Movement Class

Back by popular demand! The Bella Ballet school will be offering a weekly Creative Movement class. This 45 minute class will introduce our youngest ballerinas to the world of dance in a fun and stress free environment. The Creative Movement semester will conclude with the class opening the Bella Ballet Recital. Registration will open on July 25th and close on August 10th. Please be aware that this class must reach a certain number of students to take place. In the event that the class is canceled due to low registration numbers you will be notified and receive a full refund of  your registration payment.

 

Time: Fridays 9-9:45am

 

Ages: 2.5-3 (must be fully potty trained)

 

Dress Code: Light Pink Leotard, Pink Ballet Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes

 

Cost: $50 registration fee per dancer + $25 recital/costume fee

Class Descriptions

Pre-Ballet

Age 4-5 (Must turn 4 by recital)

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 (Must have turned 7 by registration)

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 (Must have turned 9 by registration)

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).

Policies and Expectations

You can view all of the Bella Ballet School's policies and expectations by clicking the button below.
Click Here

Important Dates:

Registration: July 25 – August 10

Mandatory Meet the Teachers Event: August 18

Classes Begin: August 20

No Class: September 3-7

Fall Break: October 15-19

Last Week of Class: October 29 – November 2

Dress Rehearsal : November 9

Recital: November 10

*Please note that these dates are subject to change.*

Cost

Pre-Ballet

SBTS Families: $50 per semester

—-

Mandatory Recital Fee: $50 per child

Beginner & Intermediate

SBTS Families: $70 per semester

—-

Mandatory Recital Fee: $50 per child

Advanced

SBTS Families: $90 per semester

—-

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!

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.

Mianna Schut

Bella Ballet Instructor

Hi, my name is Mianna Schut. I am currently a student at Boyce College studying Biblical Counseling with a minor in Business Administration. I transferred to Boyce in fall of 2016 after studying nursing for a year in Ohio, where I was born and raised. I have been dancing since 5th grade, started helping assist teaching in 7th grade, and have been teaching ever since (about 10 years now). I have a passion to teach dance as a means of worship and imaging God through creativity and movement. We serve such an amazing God who has blessed us with great gifts that we are called to steward for His glory! Keep dancing 🙂

For more information, please contact:

Kelby Auten | bellaballet@sbts.edu

Connect with Southern