The dance program provides a ballet-based curriculum with additional emphasis in tap, modern and jazz techniques. Sacred Heart School for the Arts faculty create a nurturing, yet professional and concentrated environment where dancers from age 3 and up are encouraged to explore their potential.

As a performance-based school, Sacred Heart School for the Arts dance students have three opportunities to perform in full-length ballets in our historic auditorium, the Ursuline Arts Center. In December, SHSA presents the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, featuring dance students from the Louisville community.  The Dance Showcase is held in April. In May, SHSA produces a storybook ballet, where all enrolled dance students participate.

We are now offering Advanced Ballet, Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet during the day. Many of our classes and studio lesson times fill quickly, so please don't wait to register. Our spring tuition assistance and scholarship applications are being accepted now through December 5. You can learn more about tuition assistance and scholarships here.



We are excited to announce that our Dance Department will be guiding families to choose from either a Recreational or Pre-Professional program. Our Recreational program allows students to take any number of level appropriate classes as their schedule allows. 




Our Pre-Professional program is a structured curriculum with a set minimum of classes appropriately reflected according to each level. This program offers a diverse curriculum for students ages 7- adult. Designed to develop well-rounded dancers, the Program offers a graded curriculum of Classical Ballet, enriched by several other dance techniques including Modern, Bollywood, Jazz/Tap, Musical Theatre and Hip Hop. Pre-Professional students will be given first consideration in performance opportunities and will receive a discount applied by our office on their final invoice each semester. Students in this program will have the opportunity to attend performances and work with professional dancers throughout the year. Intermediate and Advanced students will receive their first uniform leotard free of charge. If you have additional questions about this program, please call our office.  


Beginning Ballet 2 1 Ballet class a week + 1 Elective
Beginning Ballet 3 1 Ballet class a week + 1 Elective + 1 Progressive Ballet Class
Beginning Ballet 4 2 Ballet classes a week + 1 Elective + 1 Progressive Ballet Class
Intermediate Ballet 4 2 Ballet classes a week + 1 Elective + Pre-Pointe/Conditioning
Intermediate Ballet 5 3 Ballet classes a week + 1 Elective + Pointe class
Advanced 6/7 4 Ballet classes a week + Pointe class + 1 Elective + Progressive Ballet + Saturday Intensive
Pre-Professional 5 Ballet classes a week  + Pointe class +  2 Electives + Saturday Intensive