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Class schedule: 60 minutes, 2-4 days per week
Class placement: Level 1 begins at 2nd grade, typically age 7. Placement for Level 2 and above is by evaluation.
Classes learn classic ballet basics starting with the body positions. Emphasis on placement, proper alignment and posture. Most of the barre work is done with two hands on the barre.
Classes develop and perfect the basic exercises in the classical vocabulary. Class includes balance exercises, basic jumps, and diagonals. Student begin working with one hand at the barre.
Classes continue to develop the material from Level 2 and will learn new vocabulary while they begin working on more complex exercises at the barre and in the center. Students will begin pirouettes in this level and will continue developing their Petit and Grand Allegro combinations.
Choose single open classes or save money with the unlimited class option.
To Register click the "Register" link the class list.
New Students may try the first week of classes risk free by selecting the "Trial" option at the end of the registration form. Tuition payment is deferred until actual enrollment.
Tuition Payment Plans are available for fall and spring full-semester classes. Refer to the payment terms in the registration form.
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Uniforms are specified for each semester class level. Please refer to the Dress Code for details. Students should wear street clothes over leotards when travelling to and from class.
Location of Lexington Ballet is in the LexArts Arts Place building in the heart of Lexington's vibrant Art's district. We are conveniently located just a step from Lexington's finest restaurants, galleries, coffee shops, parks, and Lexington Farmer's Market.
Parking is free on all downtown streets on weekends and after 5:00PM weekdays. Open spaces are often available within 1 block on Church St, Short St. 2nd St, and Market St. Paid public parking is located next to Arts Place, as well as other locations on N. Mill St and on Short St.
Important Dates Please refer to the online Calendar for class schedules and event updates. Holiday and inclement weather closures will be communicated via email.
Parent Observation Classes are scheduled one week each semester. Parents may sit in studio -- don't forget the camera!
Performance Opportunities for full-time students in levels 1-8 are offered with the Lexington Ballet Company as an extra-curricular activity. Performances are voluntary and participation time is eligible for community service hours. There are no additional fees or costume purchases required. Students must attend all scheduled rehearsals and parents are asked to volunteer. The student-participation performances will be The Nutcracker and the spring performance. Additional performance information and volunteer sign-ups will be discussed at a Parents Meeting prior to rehearsals.
Parent Performance Meeting will be scheduled once per semester. Attendance is required for parents of Level 1-3 and new students in other levels. Please refer to the Student-Parent Handbook for additional information.
Rehearsals are typically Saturday afternoons, Oct-Nov, Mar-Apr. Additional rehearsals will be scheduled on evenings of the performance week. Check the calendar for specific details for each role, cancellations, and rehearsal updates.
Students may opt to register for a part-time schedule at a reduced price. Part-time students may not participate in performances.