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Professional Program

Ages 13 to 18 years old

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.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

The International Ballet Academy strives to achieve a high level of education for our dancers. Our curriculum is not only designed to elevate our students' talent, technique, and artistry but to provide them a strong foundation for their next steps. IBA graduates go on to earn scholarships and apprenticeships to prestigious ballet companies and universities all around the world, such as The Julliard School, UC Berkeley, and Harvard, along

with Stuttgart Ballet in Germany, The Dutch National Ballet, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York.

Professional Division

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 12:30 - 6:30 and Saturday 10:30-4:00

Pre-Professional Division

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 11:00-12:00

 
Schedules & Documents | 2021 - 2022
First Semester Calendar
Second Semester Calendar
Safe Start Policies & Health Guildelines
CLASS SCHEDULE
Professional Division
Pre-Professional
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Tuition AUTO PAY Form
Professional Division Contract
Pre-Professional Division Contract
IBT Performance Schedule
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.

  Professional Program lessons may be used for high school credit in Art and Physical Education.

Audition for the 2021|2022 Season
AUDITIONS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED

Our Academy offers two different ways to audition for the new semester.

 

1. IN-PERSON AUDITION

  • Dancers may schedule an in-person audition. 

  • Please contact our Front Desk via email at info@intballetacademy.org or at (425) 822-7694.

2. VIDEO AUDITION​

  • Students may send in a Video Audition.

  • Audition tapes must include barre (plies, tendu, and adagio) and center (adagio, petite allegro, grand allegro, and pirouettes.)

  • Videos must be emailed directly to the IBA email address: info@intballetacademy.org

Required attire for video audition

Girls: Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Ballet and Pointe Shoes 

Boys: White T-Shirt, Black Tights, Socks and Ballet Shoes 

Audition Fee: $50 

Audition Form:

(upon acceptance, audition fee will be credited to registration fee)

updated 5/10/21

Audition Attire

Girls: Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Ballet and Pointe Shoes

Boys: White T-Shirt, Black Tights, Socks and Ballet Shoes.

Registration forms and payment must be submitted to the IBA Front Desk at least 48 hours prior to the dancer’s audition class to allow time for processing and coordination with evaluating instructors. All audition forms must be hand written/completed. Documents may be scanned to clearly legible digital copies and emailed. For your convenience, IBA will accept phone screenshots of the completed forms as acceptable if they are complete, clear and legible copies. 

If you have missed the opportunity to audition, please contact our administrative office for more information about a possible individual audition.  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. 

Tuition (2021-2022)

Annual Registration Fee: $75

Tuition for the PD Program is based on the total number of hours taken per week during a 19-week (5 months) semester.

Annual tuition is divided into two equal semester payments (flexible options for monthly arrangements are available for a fee)

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

  • 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.

Professional Division

Pre-Professional Division

PD and Pre-PD Tuition paid in full for the semester is discounted.

AUTO PAY Subject to 1.5% service fee)

Dress Code

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.

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.

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION & PRE-PD LEVEL TWO & THREE

Nikolay Academy DAD1930MPN, Color Coffee

Nikolay Academy “Celine” mesh skirt (Coffee)

Tights: Euroskin 218-NR convertible tights with back seam
Ballet Slippers: Canvas, must match regulation tights

PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION LEVEL ONE

Nikolay Academy DAD1930MPN, Color Taupe 

Nikolay Academy “Celine” mesh skirt (Taupe)

Tights: Euroskin 218-NR convertible tights with back seam
Ballet Slippers: Canvas, must match regulation tights

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