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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

6th Grade & Up

To enroll in this class, students must also be enrolled in Saturday's Inter/Adv Ballet Class and be placed by instructor.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYAP6 06/09 - 07/28 SA 12:00PM - 12:30PM Crews, Cynthia $72.00 ($64.80) Enroll Now!
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Ballet for Teens and Adults

Teens & Adults

This class is specifically designed to introduce teens & adults to ballet technique. Geared towards more mature learners who may have little experience with dance but understand concepts and can work toward self-correction.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDAB6 06/09 - 06/30 SA 9:00AM - 10:15AM Crews, Cynthia $53.00 ($47.70) Enroll Now!
Ballet I

Ballet I

2nd Grade & Up

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)
SU-CDYB14 06/07 - 07/27 TH 4:45PM - 5:45PM Crews, Cynthia $96.00 ($86.40) Enroll Now!
Ballet II

Ballet II

3rd Grade & Up

Students are also encouraged to enrolled in Tap I, Hip Hop I, and Jazz I.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYB21 06/04 - 07/23 MO 5:00PM - 6:00PM Crews, Cynthia $96.00 ($86.40) Enroll Now!
Ballet III

Ballet III

4th Grade & Up

Students are also encouraged to enrolled in Tap I, Hip Hop I, and Jazz II.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYB32 06/05 - 07/24 TU 4:45PM - 6:00PM Crews, Cynthia $106.00 ($95.40) Enroll Now!
Ballet IV & V

Ballet IV & V

5th Grade & Up

In this specific summer class, students previously approved for pointe work will be allowed to wear pointe shoes at the barre. Students are highly encourage to also enroll in the following Variations and Pirouettes and Jete. Classes as well as consider cross training in Jazz II, Tap II, Hip-hop, and Pilates to become a well-rounded dancer.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYB454 06/07 - 07/26 TH 5:45PM - 7:15PM Crews, Cynthia $123.00 ($110.70) Enroll Now!
Intermediate-Advanced Ballet

Intermediate-Advanced Ballet

6th Grade & Up

This is an intermediate-advance class for dancers in levels Ballet V-VII or equivalent. Pointe shoes are optional for level VI-VII students.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYB5676 06/09 - 07/28 SA 10:30AM - 12:00PM Crews, Cynthia $123.00 ($110.70) Enroll Now!
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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) Semester is closed
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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) Semester is closed
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) Semester is closed
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Pirouettes & Jetes

5th Grade & Up

This speciality class solely focuses on developing the skills needed to produce amazing leaps and turns for ballet.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYPJ4 07/05 - 07/26 TH 7:15PM - 7:45PM Crews, Cynthia $24.00 ($21.60) Enroll Now!
Progressive Ballet Technique Workshop (Ballet III-VII)

Progressive Ballet Technique Workshop (Ballet III-VII)

4th Grade & Up

Progressive Ballet Technique is a method that helps dancers recognize, isolate, strengthen, lengthen, and develop the muscles and muscle groups. By using muscles correctly, dancers will have more stamina and greater stability and less injuries. All supplies will be provided by the School of Dance. Students will receive their own large excerise ball!

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYPBT6 07/07 - 07/28 SA 9:00AM - 10:15AM Crews, Cynthia $85.00 ($76.50) Enroll Now!
Variations

Variations

6th Grade & Up

In this class, students will learn famous and renowned ballet solos, duos, and trios that every dancer should know. Students must be enrolled in the preceding Ballet IV-V class and should expect to wear flat ballet shoes.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYBV4 06/07 - 06/28 TH 7:15PM - 7:45PM Crews, Cynthia $24.00 ($21.60) Enroll Now!