Our dance training programs are modeled after the best performing arts schools and training centers in the world. Based on the training our own instructors received, and research of programs like the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, American Ballet Theater, and Michigan University, we have developed a dance program that truly trains well-rounded, versatile, safe dancers.
We are a ballet-based studio that also offers classes for ages 3 to professional including many different disciplines including Jazz (specific styles), Hip Hop, Contemporary, Latin, Partnering, Modern, Tap, and Acro. PAL has the only licensed Progressing Ballet Technique training studio in Louisville that offers multiple weekly classes. This program is based in sports medicine and helps build strength while focusing on injury prevention. Our dancers and performers have seen results in their ability to turn more, jump higher, and be more precise in their technique.
Our group classes, intensives, and private coaching are at the highest levels and are proven to help students who have never danced before become confident and able to perform.
Ballet - Company Class
This is a Level II-IV class open to students who want to keep up with ballet training. To maintain skill, muscle memory and technique we recommend at least 6 hours a week for ballet training. If that is not an option, we understand, this class will still help set the standard and raise the "barre" for your ballet training. These are showcase classes and you must be part of the training program to take these classes.
Often called "pre-pointe" this class lays the crucial foundation for dancers to be successful en pointe. Our philosophy is about trainng and strengthening the feet so that pointe will be a rewarding experience. Our instructors will help the dancers prep their shoes and learn proper care and maintenance. Our instructors also educate the dancers on proper fit.
Jazz - Giordano & Lyrical Jazz Beginner
This is the beginner class-- This is BROADWAY or THEATRICAL jazz. Gus Giordano was one of the founding fathers who applied the discipline of ballet to create jazz expression for theatre. You probably already know these techniques or have seen them-- you just didn't know they were Gio Jazz. Our instructor Allison McCoy studied in Chicago at the Giordano Dance School and is now bringing this incredible technique to our dancers!!
This class merges Modern, COntemporary, Ballet into this fun fast paced class. This will help with versatility and broaden the dancers' knoweldge!
Progressing Ballet Technique
This strength and conditioning class trains dancers with a focus on ballet technique. PBT specializes in ensuring students understand how the depth of training muscle memory equates to success in achieving personal best in dancer technique. It enhances flexibility, and uses dance medicine and exercises to prevent injury. This program improves students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment. This training program benefits ALL dancers not just ballet dancers. From beginners to dance teachers our classes are taught by certified PBT teacher Allison McCoy. Private training sessions are available.
We build stronger, safer, better dancers.
Ballet - Level I
After children have explored movement, learned class etiquette, discovered rythm and understood tempo and musicality it is time to begin ballet training! This 30 minute class allows students to learn the basics is a safe and fun way. Developing technique and vocabulary early is key to any other dance training.
Contemporary dance combines elements of ballet, jazz, and hip hop to reflect current styles and attitudes. It stems from classical ballet. Though Modern dance can be used synonymously in some circles-- contemporary dance is a melding and reflection of what is current and is not as grounded specific in style. This class is for intermediate level and advanced. Most typically teens and adults. This class is a performance class which means dancers will be required to perform in the May showcase.
Hip Hop - Level II
Hip hop training is fun, current, and is an essential discipline for all dancers. This class is geared towards kiddos who are ready for an hour class with a little more challenge. This is a performance class and students will participate in the May showcase. The Wednesday class is a showcase class.
Jazz - Giordano Int/Advance
This is BROADWAY or THEATRICAL jazz. Gus Giordano was one of the founding fathers who applied the discipline of ballet to create jazz expression for theatre. You probably already know these techniques or have seen them-- you just didn't know they were Gio Jazz. Our instructor Allison McCoy studied in Chicago at the Giordano Dance School and is now bringing this incredible technique to our dancers!
This is a summer showcase class.
This STRENGTH and CONDITIONING class is for young dancers beginning PBT, or dancers who need refreshers, or for dancers who are a bit out of practice. This class focuses on strengthening the body and elongating muscles while enforcing muscle memory in a safe way that keeps dancers safe. ALL dancers should be training at least 3-5 days a week.
ITTY BITTY DANCE & Creative Movement
Monday daytime class to introduce our real super star to class structure, following direction, creativity, gross motor skills, imagination, self-esteem, and more! All fun and building important skills like coordination, self-expression and working with others! Ages 3-5
Modern - Level II-III
Modern is an essential part of ballet training. This class combines the essential elements of modern and combines it with contemporary. Contemporary dance combines elements of ballet, jazz, and hip hop to reflects current styles and attitudes. It stems from classical ballet. Though Modern dance can be used synonymously in some circles-- contemporary dance is a melding and reflection of what is current and is not as grounded specific in style. This class is a performance class whoich means dancers will be required to perofrm in the May showcase.