Bella Ballet School

Class Descriptions

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 9 and close on August 16. 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.

Dates to Remember

August 1: Registration Opens

August 12: Registration Closes

August 22: First Week of Class

September 5: Labor Day (No Class)

September 9: Fall Festival (Class in Session)

September 23: Recital Fees Due

September 26: Watch Week

October 3-7: Fall Break (No Class)

October 31: Last Full Week of Class

November 11: Rehearsal

November 12: Recital

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

ballet schedule

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 Ashley Akesson at aakesson@sbts.eduor 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.
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Cost

Creative Movement

SBTS Affiliate Families: $60 per semester

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

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Required Recital Fee: $45 per child

Pre Ballet

SBTS Affiliate Families: $60 per semester

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

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Required Recital Fee: $50 per child

Beginner

SBTS Affiliate Families: $75 per semester

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

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Required Recital Fee: $60 per child

Intermediate

SBTS Affiliate Families (One Class Per Week): $75 per semester

SBTS Affiliate Families (Both Classes): $110 per semester

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

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Required Recital Fee:

  • (One Class Per Week): $60
  • (Both Classes): $90
Dress Code

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

Buying Dancewear?

We suggest:

Kinney Dancewear
1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40220
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or www.discountdance.com

Registration
Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Recital fees will be due at a later date.

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 Aug. 1, 2022. This is set by our scheduling system and cannot be changed. We apologize for the inconvenience.
MONDAYS

Creative Movement

10:00 - 10:40 a.m.
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Pre Ballet

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
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Beginner I

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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Beginner II

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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TUESDAYS

Pre Ballet

11:15 - 12:00 p.m.
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Beginner II

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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Intermediate

4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
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Both Intermediate Classes

Tuesdays and Fridays
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WEDNESDAYS

Beginner I

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Beginner II

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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THURSDAYS

Creative Movement

2:00 - 2:40 p.m.
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Pre Ballet

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
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Beginner I

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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FRIDAYS

Creative Movement

9:00 - 9:40 a.m.
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Pre Ballet

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
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Intermediate

11:00 - 12:15 p.m.
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Both Intermediate Classes

Tuesdays and Fridays
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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:

Ashley Akesson at aakesson@sbts.edu