As the official training center of the Louisville Ballet, the Louisville Ballet School offers a variety of classes designed for students of all ages and disciplines – from the casual student looking for recreation and exercise to the serious student who is aspiring to a professional career in dance. With an outstanding faculty that includes Company members from the Louisville Ballet and some of the finest dancers and instructors in the area, we nurture each student in developing their skills and, above all, a lifelong appreciation for dance and movement.


Spring 2015 registration opens Wednesday, January 7, 2015 for Primary, Elementary, Youth Open and Intermediate/Advanced Divisions!

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2014 – 2015 Semester Dates

Fall Semester:           August 6 – November 25, 2014

Spring Semester:      January 12 – May 9, 2015

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The Primary Division is designed to develop coordination, musicality, and kinetic awareness, as well as to instill a love for dance and the arts.  Whether or not a young student continues in their training, the skills and awareness gained from participation in dance as a child will build confidence valuable for a lifetime.  ( Ages 0 - 8 )

Elementary Division students continue to develop coordination, musicality, and kinetic awareness while building upon skills learned in the Primary Division.  In a more structured class environment, the instructors nurture the students’ love for dance and the arts through the disciplined study of classical ballet technique.  Students are placed into the Elementary Division based on their age and level of dance experience.

The Youth Open Division classes are designed for new and continuing students wishing to create a more dynamic class schedule or supplement their ballet training with elective classes.  Youth Open ballet technique classes offer quality training at an Elementary or Intermediate level of study with a more accommodating schedule. Students are placed in Youth Open classes according to their age and level of dance experience.

Students in the Intermediate and Advanced Divisions aspire to a high standard of excellence and professionalism.  It is our goal to inspire a passion for dance and encourage students to realize their individual potential through the attention offered by our world-class faculty.  Students’ dance education in this division includes pointe work, variations and repertoire as well as the opportunity to train and perform in complementary dance disciplines.  The Intermediate and Advanced divisions are for those students with a serious interest in dance and are by placement only.

The Adult Open Division classes offer quality training in a variety of dance and fitness styles for the novice to professional-level dancer ages 15 and up.  Adult Division classes are offered year-round on a schedule designed to accommodate the busy lifestyle of working professionals. Registered dancers may attend as many classes as they wish, paying for classes only when they attend by purchasing single classes or a mutli-class card.