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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. 

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 | 2021-2022 Season

Registration with IBA signifies your commitment to a full 19-week semester. NO AUDITION is required for the Primary Program. 

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.

Tuition AUTO PAY Form
Tuition & Fees

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

Lessons

Per Week

Semester

Tuition

Monthly Option by AUTO PAY

(Subject to 1.5% service fee)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

$900

$1325

$1900

$2525

$3000

$3375

$3650

$3875

$182.70

$268.97

$385.70

$512.57

$609

$685.12

$740.95

$786.62

BALLET CLASS REQUIREMENT

Please review the published IBA curriculum information to learn more about specific requirements in each level of study. Each level requires a minimum number of ballet lessons per week. You may request a copy at the IBA business office, or visit the IBA website.

TEEN/ADULT OPEN CLASS PROGRAM

IBA offers teen/adult drop-in classes in various genres of dance. Skill levels are noted on our open class schedule; however, if you need assistance in determining which classes to attend, do not hesitate to contact our business office at 425.822.7694.

Drop-In Class Fee = $ 20.00

Class cards are available.

Purchase 20 classes and get one class free.

See registration forms and the IBA Parent & Student Manual for more information about all of the IBA tuition policies and any specific requirements for your program of interest.

Dress Code

Regulation attire is enforced. 

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

 

PRE-BALLET

Bloch CL5402 – Cotton, cap-sleeve leotard (Pastel Blue) 

with Body Wrappers BW198 skirt (Light Blue) 

TIGHTS: Bloch T0981G footed tight (Pink)
BALLET SLIPPERS: Bloch Giselle S0249G/S0249L (Pink)

BEGINNING BALLET

Bloch CL5402, cotton, cap-sleeve leotard (Lavender) 

with Body Wrappers BW198 skirt (Lilac) 

TIGHTS: Bloch T0981G footed tight (Pink)
BALLET SLIPPERS: Bloch Giselle S0249G/S0249L (Pink)

BOYS

White T-shirt, black tights, white socks and white shoes (black shoes OK)

CONTEMPORARY, MEN'S CLASS, PAS DE DEUX

Women: Regulation leotard and skirt, pink regulation tights, and pointe shoes.

Men: Black tights, White Shirt and Socks, and White Ballet shoes

 

CHARACTER DANCE | FLAMENCO | BALLROOM (all levels)

Women: Wear Moi pinch-front “Abbie” camisole leotard (Black), regulation tights, black character skirt with black leather character shoes.

•Character I and II: Skirt should fit above knees and the heels on character shoes should be lower than 1 inch tall.

•Character III-Int/Adv: Skirt should fit below knees and the heels on character shoes should be 1 1⁄2 inches tall.

•Flamenco: character skirt and shoes (a flamenco skirt will be ordered after the first month)

Men: Black/White t-shirt, black jazz pants, black socks, and men’s black character shoes.

 

MODERN AND CONDITIONING

Women: Wear Moi pinch-front “Abbie” camisole leotard (Black), pink regulation tights rolled up above the ankles with bare feet.

Men: White/Black t-shirt with black tights rolled up above the ankles with bare feet.

 

TAP DANCE (all levels)

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

Women: Wear Moi pinch-front “Abbie” camisole leotard (Black) or black t-shirt, black jazz pants with black patent – leather tap shoes.

Men: Black t-shirt, black jazz pants with black oxford–style tap shoes.

Children: Bloch Coupe CP5453 Jazz Pants

Adults: Bloch Ecarte P3618R Jazz Pants

JAZZ | THEATRE DANCE (all levels)

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

Women: Wear Moi pinch-front “Abbie” camisole leotard (Black), black jazz pants, and black jazz shoes with no laces.

Men: Black t-shirt, black jazz pants, and black jazz shoes with no laces.

Children: Bloch Coupe CP5453 Jazz Pants

Adults: Bloch Ecarte P3618R Jazz Pants

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

Email: onpointebellevue@gmail.com

Website: www.onpointebellevue.com

 

Store Hours:
Monday – Friday from 11 am to 6 pm 

Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Closed on Sunday

Store hours may be affected by Covid