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Louisville Ballet’s 2014-2015 Educational Programs

As you prepare your lesson plans for the school year, consider the Louisville Ballet’s in-school programming to give your students a rich art experience through dance. We offer a variety of programs – from week-long residencies to assembly style programs – and we’re always happy to work with you on specific needs to tailor a program for your students. Curious what our programs look like? Check out this trailer.

2014-2015 Education & Outreach Brochure

Please contact Jenny LaWall, Director of Education & Outreach, at (502) 583-3150 x251 for more information or to schedule a program.

  • Please read our Education & Outreach policies for funding and payment information.
  • Programs conducted outside of a 30-mile radius of the Louisville Ballet will be assessed an additional mileage fee.
  • Teacher supervision and participation are required.
  • Programs require a gym, stage, or multi-purpose room with a clean floor.
  • In the event of a school closing, the Louisville Ballet will make every effort to re-schedule the missed classes.
  • Classes over 30 students will not be considered for in-school programs (except Dance Participation & Demonstration)

Content Standards for Student Matinees


EXPLORING MOVEMENT | Grades K – 4 | 5 sessions
Your students are taken on an artistic journey with a brief history of ballet and a ballet based warm-up. Students will begin to recognize the athletic skills that are important to dancers and athletes. They experience what it is like to create, connect, and learn dances that require teamwork and exploration. Fee: $550


BRIDGING CULTURES | Grades 3 – 5 | 8 sessions
Students explore the cultures of Western Europe and Western Africa through dance, music, and visual art. Students will bring ballet and West African dance to life, learn the significance of the music from both cultures, and create artwork in the West African style. Fee: $900


DANCE PARTICIPATION & DEMONSTRATION | All Ages | Assembly
Students learn what it takes to become a professional dancer, learn the elements of dance, and experience a performance by our company dancers. Students are also given the opportunity to participate and ask the dancers questions throughout the program. Schools will receive a Study Guide with exercises and discussion prompts for teachers to share with their students. Fee: $600/45 min. $700/70 min. (the longer demonstration includes choreographic forms)


CHOREOGRAPHERS’ WORKSHOP | Grades 5 – 12 | 6 sessions
This program focuses on the creation of dance phrases using the elements of dance and experimenting with different choreographic forms. By the end of the session, students will create sixteen counts of movement to begin their dance masterpiece. Schools considering this workshop are strongly encouraged to attend the annual Studio Connections performance that showcases both classical and contemporary works. Fee: $650


LOUISVILLE BALLET TOUR | All Ages | Field Trip
Go behind the scenes to discover what it takes to put on a Louisville Ballet production. Your students get an inside look at ballet on a tour  of our Louisville Ballet studios, costume shop, and culminating in watching Company dancers in rehearsal. Fee: $5.00 per person.

© 2014 Louisville Ballet