Youth Program (2022–2023)
The Youth Program consists of 4 levels and is a great program for both boys and girls, ages 5 thru 12, that provides a nurturing and fun learning environment. LBS endeavors to deliver excellent training—whether a student is working towards a professional career or just loves to dance. Each student is empowered to grow and strengthen in both mind and body.
Students are placed in classes by age and experience. Classes commences with stretch and strength activities and progress to basic barre and center exercises aimed at increasing coordination, musicality, and proper body placement that are age appropriate for each of the four levels in the Youth Program. This program has two in-studio showcases and the opportunity to audition for City Center Ballet performances.
This class highlights an introductory ballet, embracing both the fun and discipline of dance. The dancer will learn dance terms and the building blocks of movement to progress onto more advanced levels of dance training. No previous training is necessary.
This class will continue to build upon the knowledge of the movement concepts and etiquette acquired in Ballet 1. This class offers a structured ballet setting with an emphasis on building technical fundamentals of barre and center work. Character dance is included to help students develop musicality, stage presence, and expressiveness. It is integral to much of the classical ballet repertoire.
This class, for the older beginner or returning dancer in a non-competitive environment. This class offers a structured ballet approach with an emphasis on technical fundamentals, ballet vocabulary and an understanding of proper ballet posture in positions and steps..
For those dancers, ages 7 to 11, who ready to focus on correct technique and alignment in a structured formal class twice weekly. Dancers at this level focus on alignment, flexibility, and coordination to develop a strong foundation of physical and mental understanding necessary for Classical Ballet training. Character Dancing is included.