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Cynthia Crews
Artistic Director of The Lawrence Ballet Theatre

Cynthia Crews started her dance training in Tulsa, OK with Roman Jasinski and Moscelyn Larkin, acclaimed Ballet Russe stars and co-founders of Tulsa Ballet Theatre. In high school she performed solo roles with Tulsa Civic Ballet, including being Tulsa’s very first Clara in the Nutcracker. Cynthia continued her dance education in New York City as a full scholarship student for Joffery Ballet and Harkness Ballet. She then returned to Oklahoma and received a BFA in Ballet Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. Cynthia performed as a principal with Tulsa Ballet Theatre for nine years. She danced leading rolls in Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Ruth Page’s Die FlederMaus, Peter Anastos’ Footage, Loyce Holton’s Wingborne, as well as Giselle, Coppelia, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. She also taught master classes, performing as a guest artist and presenting numerous school lecture demonstrations each year. Cynthia has performed and choreographed in many community and professional musical productions including Discoveryland Outdoor Dramas, Theatre Tulsa, and the Manatee Players (FL).

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Advanced Pointe/Variations

Advanced Pointe/Variations

Must be placed by an Instructor / Must also be enrolled in the preceding Ballet VI-VII class

Students will learn ballet solos, duos, and trios from classical ballets and other choreographic works.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYVAP3 08/23 - 12/13 WE 7:00PM - 7:30PM Crews, Cynthia $144.00 ($129.60) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYVAP3 01/10 - 05/16 WE 7:00PM - 7:30PM Crews, Cynthia $172.00 ($154.80) Enroll Now!
Ballet I

Ballet I

2nd Grade & Up / Beginner

Beginning with Ballet I, School of Dance students follow a sequential program in which the syllabus for each level is designed to encourage greater awareness of musicality and coordination as well as increased flexibility and strength. As students improve, ballet practice requires an increased time commitment; however, students are encouraged to study at an appropriate pace and often remain in one level of technique for at least 2 years

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYB16 08/26 - 12/16 SA 10:00AM - 11:00AM Crews, Cynthia $192.00 ($172.80) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYB16 01/13 - 05/12 SA 10:00AM - 11:00AM Crews, Cynthia $214.00 ($192.60) Enroll Now!
Ballet II

Ballet II

3rd Grade & Up / Beginner-Intermediate

Two ballet classes a week are recommended at this level. Students are also encouraged to enroll in Contemporary II and Jazz I.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYB26 08/26 - 12/16 SA 9:00AM - 10:00AM Crews, Cynthia $192.00 ($172.80) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYB26 01/13 - 05/12 SA 9:00AM - 10:00AM Crews, Cynthia $214.00 ($192.60) Enroll Now!
FA-CDYB25 08/25 - 12/01 FR 4:30PM - 5:30PM Crews, Cynthia $168.00 ($151.20) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYB25 01/12 - 05/11 FR 4:30PM - 5:30PM Crews, Cynthia $214.00 ($192.60) Enroll Now!
Ballet III

Ballet III

4th Grade & Up / Beginner-Intermediate

Two ballet classes a week are required at this level. Students are also encouraged to enroll in Contemporary II and Jazz I.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYB36 08/26 - 12/02 SA 11:00AM - 12:15PM Crews, Cynthia $186.00 ($167.40) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYB36 01/13 - 05/12 SA 11:00AM - 12:15PM Crews, Cynthia $235.00 ($211.50) Enroll Now!
FA-CDYB31 08/21 - 12/11 MO 5:00PM - 6:15PM Crews, Cynthia $212.00 ($190.80) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYB31 01/08 - 05/14 MO 5:00PM - 6:15PM Crews, Cynthia $235.00 ($211.50) Enroll Now!
FA-CDYB35 08/25 - 12/01 FR 5:30PM - 6:45PM Crews, Cynthia $186.00 ($167.40) Class is Full
WI-CDYB35 01/12 - 05/11 FR 5:30PM - 6:45PM Crews, Cynthia $222.00 ($199.80) Enroll Now!
Ballet IV

Ballet IV

5th Grade & Up / Beginner-Intermediate

Three ballet classes a week are recommended at this level; two classes a week are required. Students are encouraged to enroll in Modern I and Jazz II to become well-rounded dancers.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYB44 08/24 - 12/14 TH 4:30PM - 6:00PM Crews, Cynthia $231.00 ($207.90) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYB44 01/11 - 05/17 TH 4:30PM - 6:00PM Crews, Cynthia $287.00 ($258.30) Enroll Now!
Ballet IV & V

Ballet IV & V

5th Grade & Up / Intermediate

Three ballet classes a week are recommended. At this level, students are encouraged to also enroll in Jazz I-II and Modern/Contemporary classes. This class will not perform in the End-of-Year Showcases.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYB453 08/23 - 12/13 WE 4:00PM - 5:30PM Crews, Cynthia $246.00 ($221.40) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYB453 01/10 - 05/16 WE 4:00PM - 5:30PM Crews, Cynthia $287.00 ($258.30) Enroll Now!
Ballet V

Ballet V

6th Grade & Up / Intermediate

Four ballet classes a week are recommended at this level; three ballet classes a week are required. At this level, students are also encouraged to enroll in Pre/Beginning Pointe.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYB54 08/24 - 12/14 TH 6:00PM - 7:30PM Crews, Cynthia $231.00 ($207.90) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYB54 01/11 - 05/17 TH 6:00PM - 7:30PM Crews, Cynthia $287.00 ($258.30) Enroll Now!
Ballet VI & VII

Ballet VI & VII

Must be placed by an instructor / Advanced

Four ballet classes a week are recommended; three are required. Students are encouraged to cross-train by enrolling in Pilates, Modern II, and Jazz II-III to become strong and diverse dancers.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYB672 08/22 - 12/12 TU 5:30PM - 7:00PM Crews, Cynthia $231.00 ($207.90) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYB672 01/09 - 05/15 TU 5:30PM - 7:00PM Crews, Cynthia $287.00 ($258.30) Enroll Now!
FA-CDYB671 08/21 - 12/11 MO 6:15PM - 7:45PM Crews, Cynthia $246.00 ($221.40) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYB671 01/08 - 05/14 MO 6:15PM - 7:45PM Crews, Cynthia $271.00 ($243.90) Enroll Now!
Ballet VII (on Pointe)

Ballet VII (on Pointe)

Must be placed by an instructor / Advanced

For Level VII Ballet dancers, our highest level, four ballet classes a week are required. Students are encouraged to cross-train by enrolling in Pilates, Modern II, and Jazz II-III to become strong and diverse dancers.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYB673 08/23 - 12/13 WE 5:30PM - 7:00PM Crews, Cynthia $246.00 ($221.40) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYB673 01/10 - 05/16 WE 5:30PM - 7:00PM Crews, Cynthia $287.00 ($258.30) Enroll Now!
Intermediate Pointe

Intermediate Pointe

Must be enrolled in both Tue/Thu Ballet VI/VII and Pointe Classes. Pointe instructor approval is req

To enroll in this class, students must also be enrolled in Tuesday's Ballet V Class and one additional Inter-Adv Ballet technique class.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYIP2 08/22 - 12/12 TU 7:00PM - 7:30PM Crews, Cynthia $135.00 ($121.50) Enroll Now!
Intermediate Pointe

Intermediate Pointe

Must be enrolled in both Tue/Thu Ballet VI/VII and Pointe Classes. Pointe instructor approval is req

Students must demonstrate strength and proper use of technique in Pre & Beginning Pointe prior to entering this class.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-CDYIP2 01/09 - 05/15 TU 7:00PM - 7:30PM Crews, Cynthia $172.00 ($154.80) Enroll Now!
Lawrence Ballet Theatre Junior Company

Lawrence Ballet Theatre Junior Company

6th - 12th Grade / Applicants must be accepted by attending the annual company audition

Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) is the resident pre-professional ballet company of the Lawrence Arts Center. Under the direction of Artistic Director Cynthia Crews, company members gain exposure and experience through numerous performances and working directly with professional guest choreographers. Lawrence Ballet Theatre is one of the fourteen member companies that make up the prestigious Regional Dance America/MidStates Festival. Each year, the LBT company members attend the annual RDA/Midstates Festival. The mission of Lawrence Ballet Theatre is to provide extensive training, performance opportunities and artistic experience to dancers seeking to develop advanced experience in preparation for a professional career in dance.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-DLBTJ 08/21 - 05/31 MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 9:00AM - 9:00PM Crews, Cynthia $575.00 ($575.00) Enroll Now!
Lawrence Ballet Theatre Novice Company

Lawrence Ballet Theatre Novice Company

5th - 12th Grade / Applicants must be accepted by attending the annual company audition

Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) is the resident pre-professional ballet company of the Lawrence Arts Center. Under the direction of Artistic Director Cynthia Crews, company members gain exposure and experience through numerous performances and working directly with professional guest choreographers. Lawrence Ballet Theatre is one of the fourteen member companies that make up the prestigious Regional Dance America/MidStates Festival. Each year, the LBT company members attend the annual RDA/Midstates Festival. The mission of Lawrence Ballet Theatre is to provide extensive training, performance opportunities and artistic experience to dancers seeking to develop advanced experience in preparation for a professional career in dance.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-DLBTN 08/21 - 05/31 MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 9:00AM - 9:00PM Crews, Cynthia $575.00 ($575.00) Enroll Now!
Lawrence Ballet Theatre Senior Company

Lawrence Ballet Theatre Senior Company

7th - 12th Grade / Applicants must be accepted by attending the annual company audition

Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) is the resident pre-professional ballet company of the Lawrence Arts Center. Under the direction of Artistic Director Cynthia Crews, company members gain exposure and experience through numerous performances and working directly with professional guest choreographers. Lawrence Ballet Theatre is one of the fourteen member companies that make up the prestigious Regional Dance America/MidStates Festival. Each year, the LBT company members attend the annual RDA/Midstates Festival. The mission of Lawrence Ballet Theatre is to provide extensive training, performance opportunities and artistic experience to dancers seeking to develop advanced experience in preparation for a professional career in dance.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-DLBTS 08/21 - 05/31 MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 9:00AM - 9:00PM Crews, Cynthia $675.00 ($675.00) Enroll Now!
Pre & Beginning Pointe

Pre & Beginning Pointe

6th Grade & Up / Must be enrolled in both Tue/Thu Ballet V and Pointe Classes. Pointe instructor app

First year pointe students must attend class twice a week and focus on strengthening their body and using proper technique in preparation for the rigors of dancing en pointe. Must be enrolled in preceding Ballet V or VI-VII class. Please consult with Pointe instructor prior to purchasing pointe shoes for the first time. This class will not perform in the End-of-Year Showcases.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-CDYBP4 08/24 - 12/14 TH 7:30PM - 8:00PM Crews, Cynthia $135.00 ($121.50) Enroll Now!
WI-CDYBP4 01/11 - 05/17 TH 7:30PM - 8:00PM Crews, Cynthia $172.00 ($154.80) Enroll Now!