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Primary Program

Ages 7 to 9 years old

The IBA Primary Program gives young dancers an introduction to formal ballet techniques and training. Classes 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

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

PRIMARY SUMMER
Registration | 2024-2025 Season

Please review the Parent Portal Instructions

before registering.

  • No audition is required for the Primary Program

  • Dancers must be 7 years old by September 5, 2023, for Pre-Ballet and 8 years old by September 5, 2023 in Beginning Ballet

Parent Portal Instructions
Tuition AUTO PAY Form
Tuition & Fees

Annual Registration Fee - $75 (due at time of registration)

Lessons

Per Week

Monthly Option (AUTO PAY only) 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

$952

$896

$831

$737

$620

$467

$326

$222

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 determining which classes to attend, please get in touch with our business office at 425.822.7694.

Drop-In Class Fee = $ 20.00 (cash, check, money order)

Drop-In Class Fee = $ 23.00 (credit card, tap to pay)

Class cards are available. click here for more information

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.

STUDIO RENTALS: Available upon request. Please contact the front office staff for booking details.

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 accepts full semester payments for the Professional Program only. All other students may enroll in our monthly auto-pay.

  • Auto payment options may only be established during the first month of each new semester.

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

  • Tuition is due on the 1st of the month. IBA offers a generous grace period; however, a late fee of $30 will be assessed on all unpaid accounts on the 11th day of the month. Late fees will continue to accrue monthly until all past-due tuition is resolved.

  • Accounts left past due for longer than 60 days will be placed on a hold until past due tuition is resolved.

  • A $60 fee will be assessed for all returned checks.

  • All tuition and fee payments are non-refundable.

  • A $75 annual registration fee is required for all dancers in the following programs: Children, Primary & Preparatory. Registration

  • fees for other programs are specified in their specific registration forms. Additional or special programming may be subject to additional registration or administrative fees.

Dress Code

Regulation attire is enforced. 

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

 

PRE-BALLET

Nikolay DAD2003/1MPJUN “Little Emory” – Cap-sleeve dress with attached skirt (Ice Blue) 

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

BEGINNING BALLET

Nikolay DAD2003/1MPJUN “Little Emory” – Cap-sleeve dress with attached 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)

JAZZ | THEATRE DANCE (all levels)

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 P1548R Adult "Lisa" Jazz Pant

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

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