PROGRAMS & CLASSES

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Guest artists Misty Copeland and Raul Peinado perform with Configuration Dance Theatre at the Albright Knox Art Gallery.

Classical Ballet 

Classical Ballet offers many benefits and engages the entire body from head to toe.  Emphasis is placed on learning correct form and technique along with terminology, pronunciation and meaning. Click here to learn more.

Storybook Dance

Storybook Dance is a creative movement program for your little one that incorporates children’s literature, stretching, the introduction of ballet terminology through rhymes and song, musical awareness and etiquette in a fun and safe environment. Click here to learn more.

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Pre-Ballet

A bridge between Storybook Dance and Elementary level ballet, Pre-Ballet introduces basic ballet skills and terminology. Click here to learn more.

Modern/Contemporary Dance

A free, expressive style of dancing started in the early 20th century as a reaction to the formality of classical ballet. Click here to learn more.

Jazz 

Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Jazz is fun and suitable for students of all ages! Click here for our Lexington Schedule or Main Street Schedule.

Tap

Tap dance is characterized by using the sounds of the tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Tap combines a love of dance, music and performance and teaches dancers about choreography, improvisation and syncopation.   It is not only fun but an excellent way to help children with their musicality and rhythm! Click here for our Lexington Schedule or Main Street Schedule.

Musical Theater 

Find your inner Broadway with a Musical Theater Class at CSB. Classes combine the three disciplines of Acting, Singing and Dance to help develop a ‘triple threat’ of skills. Click here to learn more.

EveryBody Ballet

A Recreational ballet program for teens through adults. Whether you took ballet as a child or are just starting out, this class is for you! Click here to learn more.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop Dance has continued to evolve and stay relevant since its beginning. It’s cultural significance, versatility and enjoyable nature make it a favorite for dancers young and old.   Hip Hop is a culture of music, movement, visual art and expression of its own. With its sharp and fluid movements, it can be learned and performed by students of all ages. Click here for our Lexington Schedule or Main Street Schedule.

Lyrical Dance

A fusion of ballet, jazz and modern that has a relatively recent history. Click here to learn more.

Character Dance

Introduces students to another aspect of classical ballet – the folk-inspired dances from many nations that are often incorporated into classical repertory. Studying character is not only a lot of fun, but it prepares career-minded dancers for some of the dance forms they will encounter as members of a corps de ballet. Click here to learn more.