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Children's Program

Ages 20 months to 7 years old

The IBA Children’s Program offers an introduction to the beautiful art of dance. Through these classes, the young dancers will discover the fun and joy in the discipline of ballet, tap, and jazz. This program is designed for children to see, feel, and experience the beauty of this timeless art form. 

 

No previous ballet training is necessary for these classes. Our Children's Program is based on age, regardless of prior experience. Students must meet the appropriate age requirement by September 1st of the current school year.

Children's Program lessons will initially be held entirely online to protect the health and well-being of our teachers and dancers. 

As health regulations are updated, we will move these classes back into the studio. 

Curriculum

Dance With Me | 20 months to 3 years old

This program is a perfect introduction to dance and music for children with one adult companion, either Mother, Father, or Guardian. Guided by one of our experienced faculty members, classes will create a fun environment where you and your child can enjoy rhythm and movement.​

Daisies | 3 and 4 years old

Our very youngest dancers will begin to experience the joy which comes from creative movement. They will learn how to follow directions in a group setting through imaginative dance activities. This class seeks to engage the young dancers in fun musical activities to develop their coordination, fine motor skills, good listening ears, and spatial awareness.  Dancers may participate at the End of Year performance.​

Violets | 4 and 5 years old

We are still very focused on enjoying creative expression through the art of dance. We aim to build on the development of their coordination, fine motor skills, and spatial awareness. In this class, the dancers will learn to be more aware of how music and dance work together. We promote the development of their imagination and good etiquette within the ballet classroom. Dancers may participate at the End of Year performance.​

Tulips | 5 and 6 years old

Students will begin to learn the most basic arm/feet positions of classical ballet in conjunction with short choreographic exploration exercises.  Through music and movement, your child will continue to develop their coordination, musicality, creativity, and memory. Dancers may participate at the End of Year performance.​

Roses | 6 and 7 years old

This class expands on the students’ developing ballet vocabulary previously introduced, through the exploration of primary ballet technique and choreographic exercises.  There is a focus on the more technical aspects of dance which are needed for the higher levels of classical ballet such as balance, posture, body alignment, musicality, and spatial awareness.  Basic stretching and strengthening exercises are implemented in order to prepare the body for more formal training.  Dancers may participate at the End of Year performance.​

Registration & Tuition

Registration with IBA signifies your commitment to a full 19-week semester.

Tuition is divided into 10 equal monthly payments for the 10 month season including payments from Sept 1st through June 1st.

  • IBA can offer flexible ways to pay your semester tuition. Administrative fees may apply.

  • Payments are accepted in cash, check, bank check, money order, and credit card (excluding American Express.)

  • A late fee of $25 will be assessed on all unpaid accounts on the 8th day of that current month.

  • A $25 late fee will continue to be assessed each month on the 1st if the full amount of the past due fees have not been resolved.

  • Accounts left past due for longer than 60 days will be required to be paid via autopay.

  • A $50 fee will be assessed for all returned checks.

  • All tuition and fee payments are non-refundable.

Registration Form

updated 8/25/20

"Dance With Me"

Registration Form

Medical Form

updated 8/25/20

updated 8/25/20

*Medical Form NOT required

for Dance With Me classes

IBA Student Manual

Safe Start Policies & Health Guidelines

updated 9/7/20

Tuition & Fees

Annual Registration Fee - $50 (due at time of registration)

IBA Children's Program

Semester Tuition

(19 weeks)

Monthly Option

(Autopay)

Monthly Option

(No Autopay)

Daisies, Violets, Tulips & Roses

$625

$130

$135

Dance With Me follows regular tuition and registrations fees as for Ages 3 & 4.

Dress Code

Regulation attire is enforced. 

All attire may be acquired at On Pointe Dancewear in Bellevue.

 

Girls (Daisies, Violets, Tulips, and Roses)

Leotard -  Bloch CL5402 cotton cap-sleeve in CDP (candy pink) with no skirt

Tights - Bloch T0981G footed tight, color PNK (pink)

Ballet Slippers - Bloch Giselle S0249G/S0249L – Pink

Dance attire for Dance With Me is not enforced. Students may use the above attire. 

Boys

White t-shirt or dance shirt.

Black leggings and white socks.

White ballet shoes (black shoes allowed).

 

All dance gear should be labeled with the student's name or initials. 

Hair must be pulled back in a bun and neatly secured for all ballet classes. 

NO Jewelry may be worn during class.

Please acquire the necessary attire for each class you are taking. 

The "borrow box" is for emergencies and tryout classes only.

International Ballet Academy Uniform Provider

Other dancewear stores should carry the shoes, tights, and other dancewear items you will need and that meet our regulations. That being said, we encourage you to go to On Pointe Dancewear for all of your dancewear needs as they are the official dancewear store of the International Ballet Academy. On Pointe Dancewear is the business that will carry our required ballet logo wear uniforms.

 

On Pointe Dancewear

12001 NE 12th Street, Suite 85 - Bellevue, WA 98005

PHONE: (425) 643-2386
Store Hours:
Monday – Friday from 11 am to 6 pm 

Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm

Closed on Sunday
Email: onpointebellevue@gmail.com Website: www.onpointebellevue.com

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Photography by Rex Tranter

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