Lake Placid School of Ballet
The Lake Placid School of Ballet and Dance provides a center for dance excellence in the Adirondack region, nuturing and training dancers of all ages and offering superb community performances.
Incoming students can choose between 2 tracks of study:
The LPSBD is proud to include the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancers health and child development. The ABT National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age appropriate, outcome-based guildelines to provide the hightest quality training to dance studetns of all ages and skill levels. Primary through Level 7 wil be taught by ABT Certified Teachers who have successfully competed the ABT Teachers GTraining Intensive Primary thorught Level 7 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.
Our Children's Open Division is the first building block of our dance education program. Classes are designed to allow children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy and stimulate imagination and creativity. For older students, the emphasis for each class is to learn good technique, improve strength and flexibility, and build a vocabulary of steps. Children must be 3 by September 1, 2013.
- Students should always wear the proper attire for theri classes including shoes.
- Hair should always be pulled back preferably in a bun. No long jewelry should be worn in class.
- Parents are not allowed in the studios during classes.
- It is important that all students label their dance attire.
- There will be a $25 fee for all returned checks.
If we need to cancel classes due to weather, the LPCA will decide by 2 PM that day and immediately post to our firends on our Facebook page as well as send an email to everyone on the Ballet email list. Those without internet access are welcome to call the LPCA at 518.523.2512 to inquire about potential cancellations.
if our monthly students miss a class dueot illness, family emergency, weather or another approved excused absense, that student may make-up the class by attending a class the next level up. For example, if a Level 1 student is absent from class, they may take class with Level 2 during that same week or early the following week.
ABT students that need to miss classes over a pro-longed perior for participation in other activities will be allowed to convert monthly payments to per-class payments to accommodate these special circumstances. All per-class payments will be billed out at $10 per class and must be pre-approved by Terpsie Toon.
Limited scholarships and financial assistance is available. Students must write Terpsie Toon a letter expressing their desire to study dance and state their financial need.