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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

Advanced Pointe

7th 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 06/10 - 07/29 SA 12:00PM - 12:45PM Crews, Cynthia $72.00 ($64.80) Enroll Now!
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) Enrollment Closed
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) Enrollment Closed
SU-CDYB11 06/05 - 07/24 MO 4:30PM - 5:30PM Crews, Cynthia $92.00 ($82.80) Enroll Now!
Ballet I (Teens)

Ballet I (Teens)

6th-12th Grade / Beginner

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

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYBT14 06/08 - 07/27 TH 4:30PM - 5:45PM Crews, Cynthia $81.00 ($72.90) 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) Enrollment Closed
FA-CDYB25 08/25 - 12/01 FR 4:30PM - 5:30PM Crews, Cynthia $168.00 ($151.20) Enrollment Closed
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) Enrollment Closed
FA-CDYB31 08/21 - 12/11 MO 5:00PM - 6:15PM Crews, Cynthia $212.00 ($190.80) Enrollment Closed
FA-CDYB35 08/25 - 12/01 FR 5:30PM - 6:45PM Crews, Cynthia $186.00 ($167.40) Enrollment Closed
Ballet III-IV

Ballet III-IV

Two ballet classes a week are recommended; students are also encouraged to enroll in Contemporary II and Jazz I. This class will have a studio showing in place of performing in the End of the Year Showcase.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYB341 06/05 - 07/24 MO 5:30PM - 7:00PM Crews, Cynthia $124.00 ($111.60) 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) Enrollment Closed
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.

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) Enrollment Closed
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)
SU-CDYB54 06/08 - 07/27 TH 5:45PM - 7:15PM Crews, Cynthia $120.00 ($108.00) Enroll Now!
FA-CDYB54 08/24 - 12/14 TH 6:00PM - 7:30PM Crews, Cynthia $231.00 ($207.90) Enrollment Closed
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) Enrollment Closed
FA-CDYB671 08/21 - 12/11 MO 6:15PM - 7:45PM Crews, Cynthia $246.00 ($221.40) Enrollment Closed
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) Enrollment Closed
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) Enrollment Closed
Intermediate-Advanced Ballet

Intermediate-Advanced Ballet

6th Grade & Up

This class is suitable for those who are currently a Ballet Level V and higher (or the equivalent). Pointe shoes are optional for level VI/VII students.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYB5676 06/10 - 07/29 SA 10:30AM - 12:00PM Crews, Cynthia $124.00 ($111.60) 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 ($0.00) Enrollment Closed
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 ($0.00) Enrollment 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 ($0.00) Enrollment Closed
Pre & Beginning Pointe

Pre & Beginning Pointe

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

Pointe instructor approval is required. Students must be recommended by their ballet technique teacher and have three-four years consistent of ballet training. First year pointe students have 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 have a studio showing in place of performing in the End of the Year Showcase.

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) Enrollment Closed
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 V class and should expect to wear flat ballet shoes.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-CDYBV4 06/08 - 07/27 TH 7:15PM - 7:45PM Crews, Cynthia $88.00 ($79.20) Enroll Now!