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INTERNATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY

Lower Division

Mommy & Me, Pre-Ballet, Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Studio Performance Group

Placement in the lower division is based on a combination of many factors, including age, ability, coordination, maturity, strength, cognition, and group interaction. Students often spend several years in each level as they progress and develop their skills.

*Age requirements listed serve only as a general guideline.

Mommy & Me

An interactive movement class designed for young dancers (18 months+) and their parent/caregiver.  Each class will introduce the dancing duo to exercises to develop rhythm, coordination skills, spatial relationships, and social skills.  Toddling dancers will improve cognitive development by using story-time imagination. 

DRESS CODE: DANCE/ATHLETIC WEAR OF YOUR CHOICE
CLASS: 45 MINUTES, ONCE A WEEK
MOMMY
 & ME:  18 MONTHS+ - 3 YEARS

5-WEEK SESSIONS ($105 per 5-week session):

 

Session #1

September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11

Session #2

October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15

Session #3

January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7

Session #4

February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14

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Pre-Ballet

The class focuses on creative movement, musicality, basic positions, movements, and terms of classical ballet, with mat and center-based exercises to develop skills.

Students must be potty trained upon enrollment, pre-ballet placement is based on age by September 1, 2022.

CLASS: 45 MIN, ONCE A WEEK
CLASS PLACEMENT IS MOSTLY BASED ON AGE:
PRE-BALLET A:  3 YEARS OLD
(light pink leotard Bloch cap sleeve 5602)

PRE-BALLET B: 4 YEARS OLD
(light pink leotard Bloch cap sleeve 5602)

PRE-BALLET C:  5 YEARS OLD
(yellow leotard Bloch cap sleeve 5602)

PRE-BALLET D: 6 YEARS OLD
(white leotard Bloch cap sleeve 5602)

Ballet 1

Class is structured around mat-based conditioning exercises and center-work focusing on musicality, strength, proper form, flexibility, coordination, and classical ballet terminology and movements.

CLASS COLOR: LIGHT BLUE
(preferred Leotard is light blue Bloch tank 5605)

CLASS: 1 HOUR, 1-2 TIMES A WEEK
AGE REQUIREMENT: 7+
ELIGIBLE FOR:  STUDIO PERFORMANCE GROUP (SPG), NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS (8+ YEARS OLD)

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Ballet 2

Students build upon their developed skills, integrating conditioning exercises with introductory barre work and expanded center-work, attending class twice a week to increase consistency.  

Students attend a Demo Class (choose one), and an additional class for a total of two times a week.

CLASS COLOR: LILAC/LAVENDER
(Preferred leotard is Lilac Wear Moi “Galate” )

CLASS: 1.5 HOURS, 2 TIMES A WEEK
AGE REQUIREMENT: 9+
ELIGIBLE FOR: STUDIO PERFORMANCE GROUP (SPG), NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS (8+ YEARS OLD)

Studio Performance Group

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FEE (SEPARATE): SPRING $180, FALL $180, FULL YEAR: $360
CLASS TIME: WEDNESDAY 4:30-6:00PM

IN-STUDIO PERFORMANCE: LAST WEEK OF CLASSES EACH SEMESTER, 

FREE TICKETS (LIMITED QTY AVAILABLE IN OFFICE)

  • Learn and Perform a “Mini Ballet” version of a classic, full-length ballet

  • Open to All IB students in Ballet 1-3

  • 1.5 Hour class, once a week

  • A wonderful introduction to performance skills for younger students

  • Excellent preparation for company-level performance for older students

  • Work together with peers as well as students at different levels

  • In-studio performance each semester with costumes, props, and simple sets for family and friends

  • Students may participate in Fall, Spring, or both

  • Examples of past performances include Swan Lake, Coppelia, Cinderella, Giselle, & Sleeping Beauty