Summer Session

New to dance? Need to keep up your technique over the summer? Want your kids to burn off some energy in a constructive environment?

Our summer session is for you! Summer dance classes are open to dancers of all ages, girls and boys, children, youth, adults, and both new and current/returning students. Classes are a great way to try out dance for the first time, maintain level placement from one school year to the next, and everything in between!

What to Expect

  • Flexible enrollment options that fit into your summer schedule.
  • Experienced, qualified instructors who enjoy working with students.
  • Consistent, constructive class content.
  • Appropriate and positive class music.
  • Modest attire and instruction using appropriate, edifying movements.
  • Overarching joy that comes from our basis faith - learn more.
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First Class Free

New students are always welcome to attend their first class free with no registration obligation. Call the office to set up your appointment anytime.

Children's & Youth Summer Session

Main Campus, Frankfort | June 11-July 19, 2018

Attendance is flexible, designed to accommodate summer vacations and schedules. You can enroll in your choice of 4 or 6 weeks out of the session. Students who enroll in two or more classes receive 10% off tuition, and students who enroll in three or more classes receive 20% off tuition.


Summer Dance!
Mon. 4:45-5:30pm (ages 3-4), Mon. 6:00-6:45pm (ages 5-6), or Thu. 4:45-5:30pm (ages 3-6)

Our fun-filled Summer Dance! classes teach boys and girls foundational dance concepts through purposeful games and activities. Classes facilitate the development of skills like rhythm, coordination, musicality, spatial concepts, dance class etiquette and more in a positive environment.

Children’s Tap
Mon. 5:30-6:00pm (ages 3-6)

In tap, dancers create different rhythms and sounds using the metal on the toe and heel of their shoe. The combination of striking, brushing, hitting, stomping, and stepping with the metal creates the technical movements and rhythms of tap. Tap is wonderful for learning concepts related to rhythm in a fun setting where noise provides immediate feedback! 

Intro to Contemporary
Tue. 6:30-7:00pm (ages 7+)

This introductory class gives students a taste of the dance style known as “contemporary,” which combines concepts from both jazz and modern styles. No prior experience with dance required!


Youth Beginning Hip Hop
Thu. 6:30-7:30pm (ages 7+)

Hip Hop challenges students to express different rhythms and beats within a song through articulate footwork and upper body movement. No prior experience with dance or hip hop required!

Ballet 1A/1B
Tue. 5:30-6:30pm, OR Thu. 5:30-6:30pm

This class is a summertime review of levels 1A & 1B in our Vaganova-style ballet training syllabus and is great for beginning-level dancers! Appropriate for dancers who attended 1A or 1B during the school year; placement only. 

Ballet 2A/2B
Mon. 5:30-7:00pm, and Thu. 5:30-7:00pm

This class is a summertime review of levels 2A & 2B in our Vaganova-style ballet training syllabus. Appropriate for dancers who attended 2A or 2B during the school year; placement only

Youth Intermediate Ballet
Tue. 5:30-6:45pm

Designed for students who have at least two years of prior experience in ballet.

Youth Advanced Ballet
Tue. 6:45-8:15pm

Designed for students who have at least 4-5 years of prior experience in ballet; placement only.

Youth Modern
Mon. 7:00-8:00pm (ages 10+)

A reflective class that challenges students to dance in creative ways, employ a variety of shapes, dynamics, and express emotion through movement. Some prior experience in dance recommended but not required.

Youth Jazz/Contemporary
Thu. 7:30-8:30pm (ages 12+)

Jazz and contemporary utilize tilts, fans, turns, leaps, and other sharp hitting movements. This class challenges students to adapt to a wide variety of distinct body coordinations, accents and other nuances. Some prior experience in dance recommended.

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All of Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts' instructors are highly trained and qualified in teaching. Many of the school's instructors are also professional dancers with the Ballet 5:8 Company, bringing a wealth of experience to their classes. Student instructors are required to progress through our teacher-training program with a minimum of one year of successful assistant teaching prior to instructing their own classes.


Registration & Tuition

Registration is easiest to complete on-line but may also be completed in person.

Summer Session Tuition 

Please contact us for details.

Summer Session Discounts

  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register by April 27 and receive 10% off your total tuition!
  • Families with two or more students enrolled receive 10% off total tuition.
  • Students who enroll in two or more Children’s & Youth classes receive 10% off tuition.
  • Students who enroll in three or more Children’s & Youth classes receive 20% off tuition.

Additional Information

Summer Policies

Click to read/download our printable summer policies.

Printable Schedule

Click to read/download our printable class schedule.