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INTERNATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY

Lower Division

Mommy & Me, Pre-Ballet, Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Contemporary, 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. 

COMING SPRING 2021!

DRESS CODE: DANCE/ATHLETIC WEAR OF YOUR CHOICE

CLASS: 45 MINUTES, ONCE A WEEK

MOMMY & ME:  18 MONTHS+ - 3 YEARS

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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, and will not be allowed to enroll until they have reached their 3rd birthday.

CLASS COLOR: LIGHT PINK

CLASS: 1 HOUR, ONCE A WEEK

CLASS PLACEMENT IS MOSTLY BASED ON AGE:

PRE-BALLET A:  3-4 YEARS OLD

PRE-BALLET A/B: 4-5 YEARS OLD

PRE-BALLET B:  5+ YEARS OLD 

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

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: LAVENDER/ORCHID

CLASS: 1.5 HOURS, 2 TIMES A WEEK

AGE REQUIREMENT: 9+

ELIGIBLE FOR:  CONTEMPORARY 2, STUDIO PERFORMANCE GROUP (SPG), NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS (8+ YEARS OLD)

Contemporary

Students with an established ballet foundation learn modern-influenced movement in contemporary class, focusing on a grounded approach, floor work, barefoot articulation, expanded upper body and torso movement with improvisational/partner-work concepts when appropriate. Emphasis on musicality, fluidity, coordination and rhythm with a wide variety of music/movement influence.

CLASS: 1 HOUR, ONCE A WEEK

STUDENTS ELIGIBLE: BALLET 2

DRESS CODE: LEGGINGS, SHORTS, OR TIGHTS. LEOTARD, TANK OR T-SHIRT. BAREFOOT OR SOCKS.

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Studio Performance Group

FEE (SEPARATE): SPRING $175, FALL $175, FULL YEAR: $350

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 IBA 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

 
Contact

Email: info@internationalballetsc.org
Tel: 864-879-9404

Locations

Original Studio Location &

Mailing Address

1018 S. Batesville Rd.

Suite 1 CD

Greer, SC 29650

The NEW Somerville Center

 

2172 River Road

Greer, SC 29650

© 2020 by International Ballet.