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DANCE

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.

CLASSES

ACRO - Pre-Teen/Teen

This combined level acro class allows beginners to more experienced students to learn and grow.  This skill set is becoming imperative for versatile dancers and for musical theatre.

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.

Ballet - Level I and II

Level  I and II Ballet progresses the student from basic fundamentals and begins to develop technique, muscle memory, musicality, and performance. The student will add vocabulary and be at the barre and work on center work. 

Ballet Technique - Level IV-V

Variations for Levels IV-V.  Part of the Ballet Training Program. 

Beginner Pointe

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. 

Hip Hop - Level IV-V

This Hip Hop class is for students who have experience with Hip Hop and would like to take his or her training to the next level. This class is part of the training program and a showcase class. Six weeks prior to the showcase attendance is mandatory. This is not a drop In.

Intro to Ballet & Jazz

Rusty? Love Musical Theatre but need a dance foundation? Want to understand how the body moves? Need to discover musicality and rhythm?

This class is for you!

Jazz - Level I-II

This class builds on technique, vocabulary, musicality, and performance for jazz. Kiddos who love musical Theater will love this class. This is for kiddos ages 9-12.

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! 

Male Ballet Class

This technique class is for male dancers. 

Dress Code: White t-shirt, black fitted pants or male tights, black shoes, dance belt.

Pointe- Int/Adv

This technique class focuses on en pointe for levels III-V. This class is part of the Ballet and Dance Training Programs and cannot be sold individually unless signed off by instructor and owner. 

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. 

Tap - Level I

This foundation class builds the basis for tap. Tap has been found to increase math and science scores and help with spacing, and rhythm. Jazz helps them connect ballet to current dance moves. 

Tap - Int/Adv

A great wayto keep your tp skills sharp or to go to the next level! This is an ear training-focused tap. 

ACRO - Youth

This multi-level class is designed to introduce, build, and strengthen acrobatic skills for students ages 5-10.

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. 

Ballet - Level III

This class is for dancers who are moving towards pointe classes. This class builds on basic foundations by adding vocabulary, technique, and increasing muscle memory. An excellent class for dancer who are pursuing musical theater. 

Ballet Training - Level IV-V

This class is in conjunction with other ballet classes to train dancers who want to be trained dancers. Performance Class.

Contemporary

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. 

Intro to Ballet/Jazz -Creative Movement

A combo of Drama, Dance, and Aerobic Activity.  Helps develop gross motor skills, coordination, sense of rhythm, confidence, and self-expression! It introduces young children to toe discipline and art form of ballet and Hip Hop.

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. 

Latin - Teen/Adult

This intermediate/advanced drop-in class is a great way to discover Latin and Afro-Cuban techniques. It is a performance class and participants will perform in the May showcase.

Modern - Level IV-V

Modern dance is a crucial discipline for versatile dancers. It is a part of every dance training program and really helps dancers learn to move their bodies is different ways and express complex and moving pieces. 

Pre-PBT

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. 

Salsa

Check this class out and then hit a Latin Social the following week! Partner dancing is encouraged but not mandatory. 

Tap - Level II

After Level I basics Level II students will learn focus on ear training, technique, and vocabulary. 

Bachata

This dance is most often seen in social dancing.  It is partner-based, rhythmic, and sensuous. A fun Latin experience.

Ballet - Level II

This foundation class continues to build the basis for learning any type of dance. All dance derives from ballet. This class expands on technique, vocabulary, musicality, and performance.

Ballet - Level III

This class is for dancers who are moving towards pointe classes. This class builds on basic foundations by adding vocabulary, technique, and increasing muscle memory. An excellent class for dancer who are pursuing musical theater. 

Ballet - Partnering/Points/Men

This class alternates between an hour partnering class and specialized classes for pointe and men. 

Hip Hop - Int/Adv

This Hip Hop class is for students who have experience with Hip Hop and would like to take his or her training to the next level. This class is a drop in class.

Hip Hop - Beg/Int

Hip Hop Level II-III Intermediate/Advanced We recommend this class for ages 9- 13. Learn essential technique to complement existing dance training or high-energy fun. One of our most popular classes.  This is a showcase class.

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

Jazz - Beginner

This class is perfect for students who are jumping back in to dance, want to try dance or have decided to begin auditioning for musical theatre shows and need training. This class combines vallet and jazz. 

Lil' Hip Hop

Basic Hip Hop for littles ages 6-10.

Male Ballet Class

This technique class is for male dancers. 

Dress Code: White t-shirt, black fitted pants or male tights, black shoes, dance belt.

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. 

Salsa

Check this class out and then hit a Latin Social the following week! Partner dancing encouraged but not mandatory. Local favorite Brandon Son teaches!

Tango

Thursdays 7pm- Take both Tango classes for 25.00. Choose Tango Night at check out!  (All transactions require a .3% service fee)
We are called Bourbon Tango for a reason.  Come learn the dance that stole Cherie and Clay’s heart.