PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

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The Pre-Professional Division at IBC is based on the teachings and methodology of the Russian ballet tradition, otherwise known as the Vaganova method. This program, structured by Founding Artistic Director Alyona Yakovleva-Randall, is comprised of 8 graduated levels of classical ballet training, incorporating additional classes and increased difficulty as students progress through each level. Typically, students begin in the Pre-Professional Division when they are 9 or 10 years old after having completed IBC’s Preparatory Division or transferring from another school in order to further their studies.

Classical ballet provides the basis of each level’s set program, with pointe, variations, pas de deux, contemporary, modern, jazz, and character dance rounding out the complete curriculum. Students are strongly encouraged to take the full amount of classes offered for their level, just as in academic school where they would not ‘skip over’ certain subjects, in order to gain the maximum amount of progress.

Performing is an integral component of IBC’s curriculum. For this reason, all Pre-Professional Division students are included in IBC’s two major productions each year – The Nutcracker and the spring performance – and many perform at various fairs and festivals throughout the year. Select students will have also the opportunity to represent IBC at Youth America Grand Prix and other international ballet competitions.

The Pre-Professional Division emphasizes technical mastery, artistic prowess, and individual growth in each student. The classroom environment is disciplined yet nurturing, inspiring students to achieve excellence in all areas of their development as aspiring dancers and as young ladies and gentlemen. Students who complete their training in IBC’s Pre-Professional Division will have been fully prepared to accept placement in professional ballet companies and top university dance programs.

IBC 2018-2019 Annual Calendar

Requires placement class (typically ages 9-10).

Schedule:

Level 1- Curriculum: 3 Ballet Technique classes (1hr 15min each), Historical Dance, Jazz/Modern (one semester of each), and one contemporary.

Schedule

Tuesday–                    6:30-7:15 pm –  Historical Dance, 7:15-8:30 pm –  Ballet Technique

Thursday–                 5:00-6:15 pm –  Ballet Technique

Saturday–                  9:45-10:30 am  Jazz/ Modern, 10:45-12:00 –    Ballet Technique, 12:00-1:00pm-  Contemporary

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Uniform for Ladies:

  • Motionwear princess seam silkskyn camisole leotard Style 2518 in Bright Red
  • Prima Soft European Pink convertible tights (no seams)
  • Pink ballet shoes w/ ribbons attached and elastics removed
  • Black jazz shoes
  • Uniform skirt – black wrap ballet skirt (for Historical Dance)

Uniform for Gentlemen:

  • White, fitted t-shirt
  • Black tights
  • Black ballet shoes
  • Black jazz shoes
  • Dance belt (undergarment)

Elastic belt (to be rolled into tights) or black elastic ccummerbund

Uniform items may be purchased at Kinney Dancewear or online.

Requires placement class (typically ages 10-11).   

Schedule:

Level 2- Curriculum: 3 or 4 Ballet and Pre-pointe or pointe Technique Classes  (1hr 30min each), Character Dance, Jazz/Modern (one semester of each) and contemporary

Monday-5:30-7:00 pm –  Ballet Technique and Pre-Pointe or Pointe, 7:00-8:00 pm –  Modern/Jazz (Semester of each)

Wednesday-5:30-7:00 pm –  Ballet Technique and Pre-Pointe or Pointe, 7:00-8:00 pm –  Character

Friday-5:00-6:30 pm –  Ballet Technique (choose this class or Saturday or take both ), 6:00-7:00 pm –  Contemporary

Saturday-11:15-12:45 –    Ballet Technique and Pre-Pointe or Pointe (choose this class or Friday or take both)

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Uniform for Ladies:

  • Motionwear princess seam silkskyn camisole leotard Style 2518 in Royal Blue
  • Prima Soft European Pink convertible tights (no seams)
  • Pink ballet shoes w/ ribbons attached and elastics removed
  • Black jazz shoes
  • Uniform skirt – black wrap ballet skirt (for Historical Dance)
  • Black Character shoes (for Historical Dance)

Uniform for Gentlemen:

  • White, fitted t-shirt
  • Black tights
  • Black ballet shoes
  • Black jazz shoes
  • Dance belt (undergarment)
  • Elastic belt (to be rolled into tights) or black elastic cumberband

Uniform items may be purchased at Kinney Dancewear or online.

Requires placement class (typically ages 11-12).   
Students are strongly encouraged to take the full, recommended curriculum below (i.e. all classes).

Schedule:

Level 3- Curriculum: 4 Ballet and Pointe Technique Classes (1hr 30 min or 2 hr each), one Character, one modern/jazz(semester of each), and one contemporary

Monday-5:00-7:00 pm –  Ballet and Pointe Technique, 7:00-8:00 pm –  Jazz/Modern (one semester of each)

Wednesday-5:00-7:00 pm –  Ballet and Pointe Technique, 7:00-8:00 pm –  Character

Friday-5:00-6:30 pm –  Ballet Technique, 6:30-7:30 pm –  Contemporary

Saturday-11:15-12:45 –    Ballet Technique and Pointe

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Uniform for Ladies:

  • Motionwear princess seam silkskyn camisole leotard Style 2518 in Sunset Coral
  • Prima Soft European Pink convertible tights (no seams)
  • Pink ballet shoes w/ ribbons attached and elastics removed
  • Pink pointe shoes
  • Black jazz shoes
  • Black character shoes
  • Black character skirt (knee-length)
  • Uniform skirt – black wrap ballet skirt for Exams and other events

Uniform for Gentlemen:

  • White, fitted t-shirt
  • Black tights
  • Black ballet shoes
  • Black jazz shoes
  • Dance belt (undergarment)
  • Elastic belt (to be rolled into tights) or black elastic cummerbund

Uniform items may be purchased at Kinney Dancewear or online.

Requires placement class (typically ages 12-14).   
Students are strongly encouraged to take the full, recommended curriculum below (i.e. all classes).

Schedule:

Level 4/5 or higher- Curriculum: 5 Ballet and Pointe Technique Classes ( 1hr 30min or 2hr each), Variations, Character, Jazz/Modern (semester of each one), Pas De Deux (included but not required)

Monday-6:00-7:00 pm –  Modern/Jazz (one semester of each), 7:00-9:00 pm –  Ballet And Pointe Technique

Tuesday-6:00-8:00 pm –  Ballet and Pointe Technique, 8:00-9:00 pm –  Contemporary

Wednesday-6:30-8:30 pm –  Ballet and Pointe Technique

Thursday-6:30-8:00 pm –  Ballet and Pointe Technique, 8:00-9:00 pm –  Variations

Saturday-10:30-11:15. –  Character, 11:15-12:45  –  Ballet and Pointe Technique, 1:00-2:00pm-   Pas De Deux

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Uniform for Ladies:

  • Motionwear princess seam silkskyn camisole leotard Style 2518 in Raspberry (Level 4) and Teal (Level 5)
  • Prima Soft European Pink convertible tights (no seams)
  • Pink ballet shoes w/ ribbons attached and elastics removed
  • Pink pointe shoes
  • Black jazz shoes
  • Black character shoes
  • Black character skirt (knee-length)
  • Uniform skirt – black wrap ballet skirt for Exams and other events

Uniform for Gentlemen:

  • White, fitted t-shirt
  • Black tights
  • Black ballet shoes
  • Black jazz shoes
  • Dance belt (undergarment)
  • Elastic belt (to be rolled into tights) or black elastic cumberbund

Uniform items may be purchased at Kinney Dancewear or online.

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Contact Admissions Director at 317-202-1617 x 1 with any questions or requests

Historical Dance

Since its beginning roots in 1661 in the Paris Academy of Dance, Historical Dance has had much influence on the development of ballet technique. The class focuses on the study of dances originating from different nationalities and time periods, which are learned either in their original version or in their classical ballet form. This class is also the introduction to partnering, teaching the methods of stage etiquette between boys and girls. The primary goal of Historical Dance is to develop and instill coordination, artistry, and musicality.

Character

Character class exposes students to character technique and folk dances from various countries through the introduction of special barre and center exercises. Character dances are often danced in period costumes and shoes with hard heels. The evolution of folk dances is explored through the history of select countries, including both folk dances and character dances from classical ballet. Character class focuses on helping students better understand the subtleties and differences between different dances, characters, styles, and music in order to portray the correct feelings and emotion for each piece.

Variations & Repertoire

This class introduces students to various pieces and excerpts in the classical ballet repertoire. Students will learn classical variations as duets, trios, and corps de ballet (or “group”) work, while focusing on not only the technicality of the piece, but the artistic and historic meaning behind each character and movement. Variations class is of particular importance for those students striving for a professional career, and can be an added opportunity for a student to grow in technique, artistic awareness, performance quality, and endurance and stamina all at once.

Pas de Deux

Pas de Deux class introduces the art of ballet partnering. The two dancers must move in harmony, coordinating their movements and complimenting each other perfectly. Students must learn to develop complete trust in their partners, and the male dancer should be strong and confident enough to lift his partner easily and carefully. Stress is placed on developing strength and coordination of each pose and movement, for both the male and female dancers. Class exercises, as well as famous pas de deux from the classical ballet repertoire, will be taught.

Contemporary

The many ranges and styles of contemporary dance make it difficult to define in words, yet easy to identify due to its broad language of movement. Contemporary classes utilize the classical ballet foundation, while helping students explore moving outside of the basic frame of the body. Contemporary dancing keeps the beautiful lines of classical ballet, and uses more flexibility of the entire body to stretch those lines in order achieve a fuller range of motion. This, in turn, helps the students build an understanding of the different ways of expression through dance. Contemporary class is essential to a dancer’s complete education in that it allows students to experience alternative ways of movement, creating a dancer that is well versed and able to adapt to many different choreographic challenges.

Modern

Modern class involves an introduction to the different techniques of modern dance such as Horton and Limon techniques. Students’ dance vocabulary will be expanded using off-balance movements and transition steps through floor connection. Stage presence will also be enhanced with the use of musicality and improvisation. Modern is also essential to a dancer’s education in that it provides a broad concept of rhythm, interpretation, expression, and full-body movement, and is an excellent means of self-discipline and self-discovery of a heightened natural concept of movement.

Jazz

Jazz dance is regarded as a very stylized and energetic form of dance that comprises a series of fast and intricate movements designed to reflect multiple rhythms and themes in jazz and contemporary music. The combination of technique, style, and spontaneous movement that jazz offers serves as a tool of strengthening the body, increasing speed and improving coordination, while also providing a personal and highly creative means of expression. Basic jazz techniques are taught in the beginning level, while added technique, style, rhythm, and faster paces are introduced as students progress through the intermediate and advanced levels of jazz classes at IBC.

Yoga/Pilates

The ancient practice of yoga (combined with the cardiovascular and strengthening aspects of Pilates) involves a series of poses, postures, and evolving “flows” designed to strengthen, stretch, and tone while incorporating mindful breathing in order to facilitate a complete mind-body experience. Yoga/Pilates classes, as structured for the students of IBC, also serve as a complete warmup and conditioning routine. This allows the student to focus on proper body placement and alignment, thus decreasing a student’s overall chance of injury while building balance, strength, and flexibility.

Summer Session Classes 2019

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May 27-June 20 (4 weeks)

 

IBC offers ongoing summer evening classes for all Preparatory & Pre-Professional levels to ensure students receive a consistency in training and education throughout the summer.

Summer is the prime time to focus on improvement in ballet in all levels; without the added stress of school or other commitments, students are able to better concentrate on their technique and make meaningful improvements prior to the fall semester. It is also highly recommended that all Pre-Professional Division students attend a minimum of two-three weeks in Summer Intensive and Prep 3/4 students attend one-three weeks in the Young Dancer Intensive.

In order to accommodate for active summer lifestyles, families may register for individual classes or for the entire session. Typically, classes are offered once per week for Preparatory levels, and up to 3 times per week for Pre-Professional students during the 4-6 week summer session.

Pre-Registration Required – no “drop-ins”.

2019 Summer Session Classes:

Preparatory
$10 per class
Pre-Professional
$15 per class
Adult Ballet
$15 per class

Preparatory 1/2 Technique & Tap – Wednesdays 5:30-6: 30 pm

Preparatory 3/4 Technique – Wednesdays 6:30-7: 30 pm

Pre-Professional Level 2/3 Technique – Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-7: 00 pm

Pre-Professional Level 4-8 Technique – Mon/Tues/Thur 5:30-7: 30 pm; Open Progressive Ballet Technique Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 (Must register 24 hours before the class), Technique and Pointe Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm 

Adult Ballet – Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm; Tuesdays 12:00-1:30 pm, Saturdays 9:00-10:30 am

*New students must contact the Admissions Director for placement. Prep students should register for their current level. Pre-Professional students should register for classes in their 2019-2020 placement.