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Primary Program

Ages 7 to 9 years old

A new addition to the IBA dance curriculum, the Primary Program gives young dancers an introduction to formal ballet techniques and training. 

Classes will emphasize the development of a dancer's balance, focus, and understanding of vocabulary, musicality, and stamina. Students begin formal training through the practice of age-appropriate techniques in order to develop the self-discipline necessary to continue the study of classical ballet in the preparatory program. 

Primary Program lessons will be held at the studio as well as online to protect the health of our teachers and dancers. 

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

Curriculum

Pre-Ballet | 7 to 8 years old

Classes will feature an introduction to formal ballet techniques starting at the barre. Exercises emphasize the development of a dancer's balance, focus, and understanding of the vocabulary, musicality, and stamina. Dancers practice stretching and strengthening exercises to help promote a healthy foundation for work in the preparatory program. This is the age where students are introduced to other forms of dance such as Tap and Jazz.

 

Dancers may participate in the End of Year performance as well as IBA’s annual Children’s production.

  • 60-minute classes

  • Requirement of 1 ballet class per week

Beginning Ballet | 8 to 9 years old

Students begin formal training through the practice of age-appropriate techniques in order to develop the self-discipline necessary to continue the study of classical ballet in the preparatory program. Emphasis is put on solidifying vocabulary, developing balance and understanding of proper body alignment, as well as the necessary focus, musicality, and stamina.  This is the age where students are introduced to other forms of dance such as Tap and Jazz. 

 

Dancers may participate in the End of Year performance as well as IBA’s annual Children’s production.

  • 60-minute classes

  • Requirement of 2 ballet class per week

Tap Dance | 7 to 9 years old

Tap dance is like learning to use a musical instrument on your feet. Characterized by its unique, percussive sound as the metal taps hit against the floor, various techniques are learned to create rhythmical and dynamic tones. Rhythm Tap, focusing more on musicality and Broadway Tap, centers more on performance, and are two of the main techniques explored in these lessons. This is a wonderful way to develop the mind’s capacity for remembering choreography and the body’s ability for complex coordination.

  • 60-minute lessons

  • Beginner Level Only

Jazz | 7 to 9 years old

Based on the Luigi Jazz Technique, students learn jazz-oriented movement and dance using extension and strength. These skills blend together to produce a very sophisticated and elegant dance style for all ages.

  • 60-minute lessons

  • Beginner Level Only

Registration & Tuition | 2020-2021 Season

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

Medical Form

updated 8/25/20

IBA Student Manual

Safe Start Policies & Health Guidelines

updated 9/7/20

Tuition & Fees

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

Dress Code

Regulation attire is enforced. 

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

 

PRE-BALLET

Leotard - Motionwear 2105 Cotton Cap Sleeve Leotard with IBA logo - Color 142 (Light Blue)

Skirt - Body Wrappers BW198 skirt in Light Blue

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

Ballet Slippers - Bloch Giselle S0249G/S0249L – Pink

BEGINNING BALLET

Leotard - Motionwear 2105 Cotton Cap Sleeve Leotard with IBA logo - Color 137 (Orchid)

Skirt - Body Wrappers BW198 skirt in Lilac

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

Ballet Slippers - Bloch Giselle S0249G/S0249L – Pink

Boys: 

White t-shirt or dance shirt.

Black leggings and white socks.

White ballet shoes (black shoes allowed).

TAP DANCE (all levels)

Pants: Children sizes Bloch Coupe’ CP5453; Adult Bloch Ecarte P3618R

Girls: Regulation leotard or black T-shirt, black jazz pants, traditional patent leather tap shoes 

Boys: Black T-shirt, black jazz pants, black oxford-style tap shoes 

 

JAZZ-THEATRE DANCE (all levels)

Pants: Children sizes Bloch Coupe’ CP5453;  Adult Bloch Ecarte P3618R

Girls: Regulation leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes

Boys: Black T-shirt, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes

 

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