Bella Ballet School

The goal of Bella Ballet is to provide classical ballet classes that offer 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.

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Bella Ballet Policies

Southern’s Children’s Department programs such as Bella Ballet 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.

Approved Affiliates:

  • Current Students (this does not include students with a disrupted status)
  • Current Employees (this includes Sodexo and Pioneer workers)
  • Alumni
  • Current Trustees
  • Current Board Members

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

You can view all of the Bella Ballet School’s policies and expectations by clicking the document on the registration page for your specific class.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ballet slippers

Bella Ballet is designed as an all girls program. At this time, there are no exceptions to this.

In accordance with our child protection policy, we do not allow parents to watch their child’s class unless during the Ballet Watch Week. While this may sound confusing, this is to discourage other patrons of the HRC from observing your child while they are in their class as our facility is within an open gym.

In accordance with our child protection policy, we only allow our staff to escort your child to their class as the way in which they go to their class requires walking through our childcare room with other children in it. According to our policy, anyone who walks through that room requires extensive background checks, child protection training, and CPR/AED/First Aid training. This is a policy that we take very seriously and there are no exceptions to it.

Unfortunately the logistics to allow these age groups to take additional classes would cause us to have to make significant adjustments to recital order and staff assignments during recital that unfortunately cannot be made at this time.

Little girls dressed in ballet gowns

Meet Our Teachers

Find out more the young women who will be teaching Bella Ballet classes this semester.

Class Offerings

Creative Movement

Ages 2.5 to 3, must be fully potty trained.

This 40 minute class will introduce our youngest ballerinas to the world of dance in a fun and stress-free environment.  

Dress Code
  • 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
Pricing

SBTS Affiliate Families: $65/semester

Required Recital Fee: $50/child

Pre-Ballet

Ages 4 to 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.

Dress Code
  • 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
Pricing

SBTS Affiliate Families: $65/semester

Required Recital Fee: $55/child

Beginner I

Ages 5 to 6, must turn 5 by registration.

This 60 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, 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.

Dress Code
  • 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
Pricing

SBTS Affiliate Families: $80/semester

Required Recital Fee: $65/child

Beginner II

Ages 7 to 8, must turn 7 by registration.

This 60 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.

Dress Code
  • 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
Pricing

SBTS Affiliate Families: $80/semester

Required Recital Fee: $65/child

Intermediate

Ages 9 to 12, must turn 9 by registration.

This 75 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.

Dress Code
  • 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
Pricing

SBTS Affiliate Families One Class/Week: $80/semester

SBTS Affiliate Families Two Classes/Week: $120/semester

Required Recital Fee One Class/Week: $65/child

Required Recital Fee Two Classes/Week: $100/child

Advanced

By 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. 

Dress Code

Please contact egraham@sbts.edu for dress code information.

Pricing

SBTS Affiliate Families One Class/Week: $80/semester

SBTS Affiliate Families Two Classes/Week: $120/semester

Required Recital Fee One Class/Week: $65/child

Required Recital Fee Two Classes/Week: $100/child

Registration Information

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

Registration will open at 8:00a.m. on August 3rd, 2024.

Unfortunately, once a class is full there will be no more open spots added unless a child who was registered for that particular class disenrolls. Classes will not be opened up for more children as our class sizes are set by our child safety ratios. In the event the class you desired is full, we encourage you to join the waitlist for that particular class.

Important Dates for Fall 2024

august

3rd – Registration Opens at 8:00a.m.

10th – Registration Closes at 8:00a.m.

26th – Ballet Classes Start

september

23rd – 27th – Ballet Watch Week

27th – Recital Fees Due

30th – Oct. 4th – No Ballet Classes

NOVEMBER

11th – 15th – Last Week of Ballet Classes

15th – Ballet Rehearsal in the Evening

16th – Ballet Recital from 3:00-5:00pm

Call Time for Recital is 2:00pm

Class Schedule Fall 2024

Creative Movement

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Pre-Ballet

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Beginner I

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Beginner II

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Intermediate

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Advanced

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Registration

Creative Movement

Tuesdays – 9:00-9:40a.m.

Wednesdays – 2:30-3:10p.m.

Thursdays – 9:00-9:40a.m.

Fridays – 9:00-9:40a.m.

Pre-Ballet

Mondays – 10:00-10:45a.m.

Tuesdays – 10:00-10:45a.m.

Wednesdays – 3:15-4:00p.m.

Fridays – 10:00-10:45a.m.

Beginner I

Mondays – 11:00-12:00p.m.

Wednesdays – 12:00-1:00p.m.

Thursdays – 3:30-4:30p.m.

Fridays – 11:00-12:00p.m.

Beginner II

Mondays – 3:15-4:15p.m.

Tuesdays – 4:30-5:30p.m.

Wednesdays – 1:00-2:00p.m.

Thursdays – 4:30-5:30p.m.

Intermediate

Mondays – 4:15-5:30p.m.

Tuesdays – 5:45-7:00p.m.

Thursdays – 5:45-7:00p.m.

Any 2 Classes

Advanced

Mondays – 5:30-7:00p.m.

Fridays – 12:00-1:30p.m.

Both Classes

Contact Us


Tel. 502-897-4720

Email: egraham@sbts.edu

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