Children’s Division | Elementary Division | Intermediate Division
International Ballet Academy offers a complete curriculum to dancers and is designed to provide an increasing variety of classes. Within each division, every class is tailored upon a syllabus that progresses with the dancer’s development.
The Children’s Division is for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years sold. These pre-ballet classes are a prelude to formal ballet instruction and introduce children to music and movement through a structured progression that stresses creativity and group interaction. This year, we are also introducing a Pre-ballet/Tap classes. Pre-Ballet has a limit of 14 students per class.
The Elementary Division is designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12. It consists of Elementary 1 through Elementary 4 levels. Classes are based upon age, physical strength and development. Students are introduced to progressive levels of ballet technique as described in the IBA School Syllabus. They are promoted according to individual progress in acquiring technique and strength. Depending upon the level, classes meet between one to two times per week. There is a limit of 16 students per class.
The Intermediate Division is designed for children between the ages of 10-15 who have already progressed through the syllabus set forth in our Elementary Division. In this division, students are expected to take class between three to four times per week and the students are exposed to higher levels of ballet technique as described in IBA’s syllabus. The Intermediate Division consists of Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, and Intermediate 3. Levels may be sub divided in order to give the teachers the ability to work more closely with the students. Teachers will designate which classes involve pointe work. There is a limit of 18 students per class.
The Pre-Professional Advanced program concentrates on perfecting technique and developing artistry through intensive instruction. This dance instruction includes all aspects of classical ballet technique including Partnering, Men’s Class, Jumps & Turns class and Variations. Placement in this division is based on teachers’ evaluation. This Division consists of Advanced 1, Advanced 2 and Advanced 3. Placement is based on teacher evaluations. These levels may be further subdivided in order to allow the teachers to work more closely with the students. Partnering and Variations classes are optional but highly recommended. Please note that in order to attend Partnering and/or Variations classes, students must attend all the required technique classes for their levels. There is a limit of 22 students per class.