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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.

 

Due to the ongoing health restrictions, class length and capacity have been reduced. Because of the instruction required for this program, we are unable to offer online classes for the Professional Program. Until we are able to offer our Students travel and performance opportunities on stage at the Meydenbauer Theatre in Bellevue, tuition will be reduced.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The IBA Academic Program has been postponed and will resume after state and federal regulations are lifted. 

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

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

 
Calendar & Schedule
First Semester Calendar
Second Semester Calendar
Schedule TBA
Safe Start Policies & Health Guildelines
updated 9/7/2020
CLASS SCHEDULE
Professional Division
updated 10/01/2020
Pre-Professional
Division A
|   Division B
updated 10/01/2020
PD Handbook

2019-2020 Publication

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.

Audition for the 2020|2021 Season

Our Academy offers three different ways to audition for the new semester. We hope this will allow our students the flexility necessary to thrive during these difficult times. 

  1. Dancers may audition in-person throughout our August Master Classes, during Ballet & Pointe Level VI or VII classes. 

  2. Auditions may also be done online throughout our August Master Classes, during Ballet & Pointe Level VI or VII classes. 

  3. Video Auditions are accepted.

 

Videos must be emailed directly to the IBA email address: info@intballetacademy.org
Video must include barre (plies, tendu, and adagio) and center (adagio, petite allegro, grand allegro, and pirouettes.) 

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)

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 (2020-2021)

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.

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

Nikolay Academy DAD1930MPN, Color Coffee

Nikolay Academy skirt DAD1945N, Color Coffee

PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

Nikolay Academy DAD1930MPN, Color Taupe 

Nikolay Academy skirt DAD1945N, Color Taupe

BALLET SLIPPERS

Canvas, must match performance tights

 

PERFORMANCE TIGHTS

Body Wrappers A46 Classic Mesh back seam convertible tight in CBP (classic ballet pink)

 

CONTEMPORARY, MEN'S CLASS, PAS DE DEUX

Girls: Regulation leotard, ballet skirt, pink regulation tights, pink pointe shoes

Boys: Black tights, white shirt, and socks, white ballet shoes

 

CHARACTER DANCE | FLAMENCO | BALLROOM (all levels)

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 1-1½-inch heels]

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

Boys: Black tights, white shirt, and socks, black character shoes

 

MODERN AND CONDITIONING (all levels)

Girls: Regulation leotard, regulation tights with an open foot, rolled up with bare feet

Boys: Black tights with an open foot, white shirt, bare feet

 

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

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 10 am to 4 pm

Closed on Sunday
Email: onpointebellevue@gmail.com Website: www.onpointebellevue.com

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