IBC’s uniquely designed Preparatory Division is for students ages 3-9 and provides young dancers with a welcoming and structured introduction to ballet training while building fundamental skills, confidence, and creativity.
The Pre-Professional Division, for students ages 10-18, provides students with a specialized curriculum of ballet training based on the Vaganova method, while aiming to develop the whole dancer through supplemental classes in other dance styles.
Pre-Professional Day Program (PDP)
The Vaganova curriculum employed by IBC provides ballet students with a structured, scientific dance methodology and encompasses a holistic, pedagogical approach that goes beyond basic technique. It takes the human anatomy into consideration and emphasizes both technical prowess and artistic creativity.
There is equal emphasis on all programs at IBC. In addition, all enrolled students will have the opportunity to participate in professional productions.
Students at IBC receive training based on the Vaganova method, a 300-year-old foundation of excellence that has produced some of finest dancers, choreographers, and teachers of all time. The curriculum for each level is designed in a specific way to help children to progress in a safe and healthy environment; students are assigned age-appropriate class hours for maximum progress within a given level’s curriculum.
IBC’s program fuses the finest classical ballet instruction with the very best of modern and contemporary training. We are committed to honoring tradition and inspiring innovation in the classroom as well as onstage. For details on each program along with class schedules, tuition fees, and uniform information, please visit the respective program tabs above.