Spring 2020

Registration will open Monday, January 6*
Meet the Teachers will be held on Monday, January 13
Classes will begin the week of January 20.

*Please Note: Registration will open at midnight the morning of January 6, 2019. This is set by our scheduling system and cannot be changed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

New for Spring 2020: Tap Dance Classes!

We are happy to announce that we are expanding our program. In addition to offering ballet, we will now have a very limited number of tap dance classes available. As we continually pursue to teach our dancers how to glorify the Lord through dance, these new classes will provide different benefits to our dancers than ballet. It has been said that “tap dance is the dance of creating music.” The quick nature of tap dance will encourage our dancers to develop rhythm and a greater sense of musical awareness. Coordinating the steps and sound of their shoes with the beat of the music will increase their timing and strength. 

 

This limited expansion will begin with the addition of two new classes, Pre-Tap and Tap I. Pre-Tap will be for dancers age 4-5 and Tap I will be for dancers age 6-7. These classes may be taken in addition to Ballet classes. 

 

The Bella Ballet School has continued to grow and evolve over the years as we have sought to serve more families. We are excited to explore offering this new benefit and we are looking forward to what the future holds for Bella Ballet.

Class Descriptions

Pre-Tap

Age: 4-5

Must turn 4 by registration

In this 45 minute class, dancers will begin to understand and develop a sense of rhythm and timing as they practice coordinating their steps with the simultaneous tap sounds. Foundational tap skills and technique will be developed in a joyful environment with patient teachers who love to dance. Students will be given the opportunity to perform in the end of the semester recital. Our goal is to provide a Christ-like dance environment for preschoolers to enjoy and learn the beginning knowledge of tap dance and to offer a foundation for a performing for God’s glory and to the best of their ability.

Tap 1

Age: 6-7

Must turn 6 by registration

This class will provide the same introduction as Pre-Tap but for a slightly older age group. In this 45 minute class, dancers will begin to understand and develop a sense of rhythm and timing as they practice coordinating their steps with the simultaneous tap sounds. At this age, dancers should be able to respond expressively to music  and show an appropriate sense of performance in their dancing. Foundational tap skills and technique will be developed in a joyful environment with patient teachers who love to dance. 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 young dancers to enjoy and learn tap dance movements and to offer a foundation for a performing for God’s glory and to the best of their ability.

Creative Movement

Ages: 2.5-3

Must be Fully Potty Trained

Back by popular demand! 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 August 1 and close on August 15. 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.

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).

Spring 2020 Class Schedule

Important Dates

Registration: January 6 – 10

Meet the Teachers Event: Monday, January 13 // 6:00 p.m.

Classes Begin: January 21

Spring Break: March 30 – April 3

Good Friday: April 10

Last Week of Class: April 13

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, April 24 // 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.

Recital: Saturday, April 25 // 10 a.m. & noon

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

Policies and Expectations

Southern’s Children’s Department programs are limited to Southern affiliates. Although we have enjoyed serving those in the Louisville area, as our numbers grow we must hold fast to our mission of serving the seminary community as they prepare for ministry. By instituting this new policy we will be able to use our resources to more effectively reach this goal.

If you have questions or concerns please contact Becca Howell at bhowell@sbts.edu or you may contact the Health and Rec. Center by phone at 502-897-4720.

By submitting registration forms, you grant permission for your child (as listed in the form), to attend the children’s program as registered for at the SBTS Health and Recreation Center. You agree to hold blameless all caregivers, assistants, and all affiliates to the Health and Recreation Center from any and all injuries that may result from this program. In the event that you cannot be contacted, you authorize the HRC to obtain emergency medical care for your child.

 

Approved Affiliates:

Students

Registered students enrolled in classes either at Boyce or Southern for the current semester (this does not include students with a disrupted status).

Employees

Individuals employed at either Southern or Boyce (this includes Sodexo & Pioneer workers).

Alumni

Graduates of either Southern Seminary or Boyce College.

Trustee

Current Trustees of Southern.

Board Member

Currently a member of the Southern Seminary Foundation Board.

HRC Community Member

Includes non-affiliates who have completed the application process and paid dues to become an HRC Community Member. Please note that space is limited and approval from the HRC Director is required.

 

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Cost

Pre-Tap

SBTS Affiliate Families: $50 per semester

(Please see “Policies and Expectations” for a list of approved affiliates)

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Mandatory Recital Fee: $60 per child

Tap 1

SBTS Affiliate Families: $70 per semester

(Please see “Policies and Expectations” for a list of approved affiliates)

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Mandatory Recital Fee: $60 per child

Creative Movement

SBTS Affiliate Families: $50 per semester

(Please see “Policies and Expectations” for a list of approved affiliates)

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Mandatory Recital Fee: $35 per child

Pre-Ballet

SBTS Affiliate Families: $50 per semester

(Please see “Policies and Expectations” for a list of approved affiliates)

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Mandatory Recital Fee: $60 per child

Beginner & Intermediate

SBTS Affiliate Families: $70 per semester

(Please see “Policies and Expectations” for a list of approved affiliates)

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Mandatory Recital Fee: $60 per child

Advanced

SBTS Affiliate Families: $90 per semester

(Please see “Policies and Expectations” for a list of approved affiliates)

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Mandatory Recital Fee: $60 per child

Dress Code

Pre-Tap

– Pink leotard (NO sequins, attached skirts, designs)
– Footed (or convertible) pink tights
– Black Tap Shoes
– Skirt is optional, but acceptable

Tap 1

– Black leotard (NO sequins, attached skirts, designs)
– Footed (or convertible) pink tights
– Black Tap Shoes
– Tight, black dance shorts (purchase here)
– Skirt is optional, but acceptable

Creative Movement

– Pink leotard
– Footed (or convertible) pink tights
– Pink ballet shoes (leather or canvas, please do not purchase from Target or Payless)
– Skirt is optional, but acceptable

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

Our Bella Ballet Coordinator

Juli Gibson

Juli has been a part of the Southern family for the past ten years. She and her husband Kody, moved from Oklahoma in 2009 to attend Southern Seminary and have stayed even after graduating to continue serving the institution, where Kody currently serves as the Vice President of Communications. Together they have a daughter, Liv,  and sons, Campbell & Joe Ryan. Before staying home with her children, Juli had a career with the YMCA leading and planning Family Programs and she is thrilled to serve the SBTS community as the Bella Ballet Program Coordinator. She believes this is a special program and through her own daughter’s participation, has seen firsthand its benefits. Juli considers it invaluable for the daughters of SBTS to have a positive,Christian environment where they can learn new skills, while also growing in grace and confidence.

Spring 2020 - Registration

Confirmation emails including payment information will be sent within two business days of registering. Payment is due within 48 hours of receiving the confirmation email.

Please Note:

If upon clicking the register link you receive the message saying “registration is closed or class is full” this class is currently full. An option to join the waitlist for this program may be found below.

Registration will open at midnight the morning of January 6, 2019. This is set by our scheduling system and cannot be changed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

TUESDAYS

Creative Movement

9 - 9:45 a.m.
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Pre-Tap

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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Pre Ballet

4 - 4:45 p.m
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Beginner I

4- 4:45 p.m.
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Beginner I

5 - 5:45 p.m.
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Beginner I

7 - 7:45 p.m.
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Beginner II

5 - 5:45 p.m.
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Beginner II

6 - 6:45 p.m.
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Beginner II

7 - 7:45 p.m.
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THURSDAYS

Creative Movement

9 - 9:45 a.m.
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Pre Ballet

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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Tap 1

4 - 4:45 p.m.
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Beginner I

5 - 5:45 p.m.
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Intermediate

5 - 5:50 p.m.
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Advanced I

6 - 7:30 p.m.
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Advanced II

6 - 7:30 p.m.
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FRIDAYS

Creative Movement

9 - 9:45 a.m.
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Creative Movement

10 - 10:45 a.m.
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Creative Movement

11 - 11:45 a.m.
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Pre Ballet

9 - 9:45 a.m.
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Pre Ballet

10 - 10:45 a.m.
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Pre Ballet

11 - 11:45 p.m.
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Pre Ballet

1 - 1:45 p.m.
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Beginner I

2 - 2:45 p.m.
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Beginner I

3 - 3:45 p.m.
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Beginner II

2 - 2:45 p.m.
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Beginner II

3 - 3:45 p.m.
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Intermediate

4:30 - 5:20 p.m.
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Waitlist

If upon clicking the register link you receive the message saying "registration is closed or class is full" this class is currently full. An option to join the waitlist for this program may be found by clicking the button below.
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For more information, please contact:

Juli Gibson | bellaballet@sbts.edu