Littleton Ballet Academy / Littleton Youth Ballet                          September 2019

Labor Day
Handbook Meetings
Alice in Wonderland
Registration Fees
Nutcracker Auditions
Nut Info Meeting
Observation Week
Social Media
Western Welcome Week
Upcoming Events

Welcome to Littleton Ballet Academy!
Welcome to our ballet school!  If you are a new family we are very happy you have joined our dance family and if you are returning we are delighted to have you back! Please familiarize yourself with our website, the Family Portal, and the Family Handbook.  Here's to an exciting year!
Just a reminder that there are NO classes on Monday, September 2nd. Have a wonderful day!
For new families joining in 2019-2020 OR families who did not attend a meeting last year: We are requiring at least one parent to attend a meeting where we go over the Family Handbook and further familiarize you with our school policies. This also gives us a chance to connect with you and answer any questions you may have. Meetings will be around an hour.
Go to the Family Portal and go to Classes and Events, then click Find Events. Choose the meeting you want and click enroll  in this event. There are lots of different options for this meeting.
Please let us know if you have any questions.  
Come see Alice in Wonderland! Saturday, September 7th at 6 pm and Sunday, September 8th at 12 pm and 5 pm at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts.  Come see this beautiful, colorful family friendly production!  And make sure you stay for the meet and greet afterwards to see all the characters!
Go to for tickets.
Just a reminder that the annual registration fee is due every September. The charge is $30 individual and $45 for immediate family. This charge will occur September 1st.
Do you have questions about The Nutcracker?  Requirements, rehearsals, expectations, etc.? We are having an informational meeting for parents on
Thursday, September 5th 7:30 to 8:30 pm OR
Wednesday, September 11th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
To sign up please go to the Family Portal. Click on the date you wish to sign up for and register from there.
Friday, September 13th
Nutcracker Auditions 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Open to LBA students in Ballet 2, Ballet 3, and Ballet 4 (who are not part of Littleton Youth Ballet)
Pre-Ballet 2 and Ballet 1 students who have been invited to take part in the audition should also attend this audition. See Family Handbook for more information and eligibility.

Parents are invited to attend class during Observation Weeks.  These will take place the following days for dancers in the

Primary (Ballet 1, 2, 3), Pre-Professional (Ballet 6, 7, 8), Tap, Jazz,

Boyz Dance, and Adult Division

September 30th to October 5th, 2019

Pre-Ballet (Dance w/Me, Pre-Ballet 1, 2), Intermediate Divisions (Ballet 4A, Ballet 4B, and 5), Modern, Ballet Preparatory, Musical Theatre, and Physical Theatre

October 7th to October 12th, 2019

Please plan ahead: we do not offer makeup weeks.

  • Observation weeks are intended for parents, relatives and older siblings who are able to understand classroom etiquette.
  • If younger siblings attend, please understand that it is often very difficult for them to remain quietly seated for the entire class time.
  • Please silence all cell phones and pagers before entering the studio and please refrain from talking during class to the dance students, fellow observers, or on the phone.
  • You may video record parts of class but please do not post on social media without permission. Not all students can be on social media.                         
In addition to emails, we will be sending you text reminders throughout the season.  You do not have to download this app.  The texts will indicate that the text is coming from Littleton Ballet Academy. We hope this will increase communication and make things easier for our families.
Keep in touch with us via social media!  Littleton Ballet Academy has Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages, and Littleton Youth Ballet also has a Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter page.  Follow us on both for updates, contests, and more!
Thanks for coming to see us at Western Welcome Week!  We won best float in the non-profit category AND won the Mayor's Trophy!!  (There is a huge trophy in the office if you'd like to see it.) Thanks to our staff and volunteers for your hard work, especially Anna, Emma, and Dave Rutter, and Diane and Bob Palazzo.  Thanks to everyone who came and saw us!

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 2nd: Labor Day NO CLASSES

Wednesday, September 4th: Mandatory Rehearsal for Alice in Wonderland at LBA (modified LBA schedule)

Thursday, September 5th: Nutcracker Information Meeting

Friday, September 6th: Mandatory Rehearsal for Alice in Wonderland at LBA (modified LBA schedule)

Saturday, September 7th: Encore Performance: Alice in Wonderland at Newman Center for Performing Arts

Sunday, September 8th: Encore Performance: Alice in Wonderland at Newman Center for Performing Arts

Wednesday, September 11th: Nutcracker Information Meeting

Friday, September 13th: Nutcracker Auditions

Sunday, September 15th: LYB online contract and fee due at lower rate (fee CANNOT be deducted automatically)

Tuesday, September 24th: Nutcracker Casting Meetings

Tuesday, September 24th: Nutcracker T-Shirts go on sale

Saturday, September 28th: Meet your mentor event 11:45 am to 12:15 pm (LYB only)

Saturday, September 28th: Nutcracker rehearsals begin (Ballet 4A, 4B, 5, 6, and some Ballet 3)

Monday, September 30th: Final deadline for LYB online contract and fee due at higher rate (fee CANNOT be deducted automatically)

Monday, September 30th to Saturday October 5th: Observation Week (Primary, Pre-Professional, Tap, Jazz, Boyz Dance, and Adult Division classes

TBD October 4th to 13th: Field trip: Colorado Ballet's Don Quixote

Saturday, October 5th: Nutcracker rehearsals begin (Pre-Ballet 2, Ballet 1, Ballet 2, and most Ballet 3)

Monday, October 7th to Saturday, October 12th: Observation Week (Pre-Ballet, Intermediate Divisions, Modern, Ballet Preparatory, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre)

Tuesday, October 8th: Nutcracker Performance online contract due (fee will be deducted automatically)

Thursday, October 10th: Last day for Nutcracker t-shirt sale

Monday, October 14th to Monday, October 28th: Butter Braid Fundraiser

Thursday, October 31st: Halloween (modified schedule)


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