Professional Program Ages 13 - 18
The International Ballet Academy recognizes an obligation to provide talented students from all walks of life professional training that will enable them to achieve artistic excellence in the field of classical ballet. Students are encouraged to develop strong intellectual and valuable social skills, a sense of dignity and respect for all people and things. IBA students graduate well-educated in the art of and as capable classical ballet artists.
Length: 3-4 years; approximate age: 14-18
The Professional Division program is open to high school students who wish to pursue a career in the field of Classical Ballet and who demonstrate artistic promise, technical ability and meet the physical criteria: supple, long-limbed, well proportioned body, arched instep, turn out and a light, strong jump.
This division offers a systematic and consecutive method of professional ballet training. The curriculum includes classes in Classical Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, and Pas de Deux, Technique for Men, Character/Flamenco, Jazz/Theatre Dance, Modern, Choreography, Teaching Course, Dance/Nutrition Seminars, Pedagogy, and Music Theory. The curriculum also includes performing with the International Ballet Theatre, which is an integral part of the Professional Division program.
Training hours: Monday-Friday 12:00 - 6:30 and Saturday 10:00-4:00
Length: 1-2 years; approximate age: 13-14
The Pre-Professional Division is open to students in the academic grades 7 and 8, who are interested in developing their skills in preparation for professional studies.
Pre-Professional Division students complete the technique and performing portions of the Professional Division curriculum, and participate in selected performances in some capacity with the International Ballet Theatre.
Training hours: Monday-Friday 3:30-6:30 and Saturday 11:00-12:30
Class Schedule | Pre-Professional Division
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Registration & Tuition
Admission to the Professional Division and Pre-Professional Division is by audition and consultation with the artistic director.
Students must have a minimum of 3 years of formal ballet training.
Auditions - 2020 - 2021 Season: MAY 30, 2020
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Parents of all interested families must attend an informational meeting on the date of this audition. This applies to current students in the programs.
Audition form & fee are both due no later than Thursday, May 28, 2020 to audition and to be considered for these programs.
Audition Fee: $40
Audition Form: (Stay Tuned)
If you have missed the opportunity to audition, please contact our administrative office for more information about a possible individual audition. Some exceptions may be made for mid-season entry for experienced dancers moving out of another structured program who are in need of a new place of training due to relocation or unexpected circumstances.
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Girls: Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Ballet and Pointe Shoes
Boys: White T-Shirt, Black Tights, Socks and Ballet Shoes.
Annual Registration Fee: $50
Tuition for the PD Program is based on the total number of hours taken per week during a 19-week semester.
Annual tuition is divided into 10 equal monthly payments for the 10 month dance season: SEPTEMBER - JUNE.
Monthly, full semester and full-year payment options are available.
Tuition is due during TUITION WEEK, the full week prior to the start of the new month.
PD and Pre-PD Tuition paid in full for the semester is discounted.
Regulation attire is enforced.
Please do not bring valuables to the studio. All dance gear should be labeled with the student's name or initials.
Please acquire necessary attire for each class you are taking. The "borrow box" is for emergencies and tryout classes only.
Hair must be pulled back in a bun and neatly secured for all ballet classes. NO jewelry may be worn during class.
All attire may be acquired at On Pointe Dancewear in Bellevue.
No additional clothing or warm-up gear will be allowed during classes. Ballet warmers may be used at the beginning of the class. No jewelry may be worn during class.
Wear Moi “Delia” skirt color black
Leotard Option 1: Motionwear 2518 princess seam leotard w/ IBA logo, color 497 (black)
Leotard Option 2: Motionwear 2150 - ¾ sleeve leotard w/ IBA logo, color 497 (black)
Wear Moi “Delia” skirt, color navy
Leotard Option 1: Motionwear 2565 adjustable camisole leotard w/ IBA logo, color 417 (concord blue)
Leotard Option 2: Motionwear 2516 pinch front leotard w/ IBA logo, color 417 (concord blue)
Motionwear 2516 pinch front leotard, color 481 (white); Wear Moi “Dolly”or “Delia”skirt, color white.
Pink ballet shoes with ribbon and pointe shoes.
White T-shirt or dance shirt, black tights, white socks and white shoes (black shoes OK)
Adults: Body Wrappers A46 Classic Mesh back seam convertible tight in CBP (classic ballet pink)
Children: Bloch T0981G footed tight, color PNK (pink)
Other Dance Wear Regulations
Ballet IV – Adult: Leather or Canvas only, must match performance tights (“peach pink vs. pink pink”)
Children – Ballet III: Bloch Giselle S0249G – Pink
Ballet III - Adult: Body Wrappers A46 Classic Mesh back seam convertible tight in CBP (classic ballet pink)
Children – Ballet II: Bloch T0981G footed tight, color PNK (pink)
Contemporary, Men’s Class and Pas De Deux
Girls: Regulation leotard, ballet skirt, pink regulation tights, pink pointe shoes.
Boys: Black tights, white t-shirt, and socks, white ballet shoes.
Character Dance/Flamenco Dance (all levels)
Boys: Black tights, white shirt and socks, black character shoes
Girls: Regulation leotard, pink regulation tights, black character skirt and black leather character shoes
•Character I and II: short skirt (above knees) and low heels;
•Character III-Int/Adv: long skirt (below knees) and 1-11⁄2-inch heels]
•Flamenco: character skirt and shoes (a flamenco skirt will be ordered after the first month)
Character I and II
Short skirt (above knees) and low heels
Long skirt (below knees) and 1-1½-inch heels
Girls: Character skirt and shoes (a flamenco skirt will be ordered after the first month)
Boys: Black pants, black shirt, and socks, black character shoes/boots
Modern Dance and Conditioning (all levels)
Girls: Regulation leotard, pink regulation tight with open foot, rolled up with bare feet
Boys: Black tights with open foot, white shirt, bare feet
Tap Dance (all levels)
Pants: Children sizes - Bloch Coupe’ CP5453 | Adult sizes – Ecarte P3618R
Girls: Regulation leotard or black T-shirt, black jazz pants and flat, oxford-style tap shoes
Boys: Black T-shirt, black jazz pants, black tap shoes
Jazz/Theatre Dance (all levels)
Pants: Children sizes - Bloch Coupe’ CP5453 | Adult sizes – Ecarte P3618R
Girls: Regulation leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes
Boys: Black T-shirt, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes
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
Monday – Friday 11am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Closed on Sunday