Preparatory Division

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The Preparatory Division at IBC, as structured by Founding Artistic Director Alyona Yakovleva-Randall, uniquely prepares students ages 3-9 for long-term success in their ballet studies. Through its distinctive curriculum, young boys and girls receive a welcoming, fun, and structured introduction to the world of ballet and to IBC’s training.

The aim of the Preparatory Division is to build fundamental ballet skills, confidence, creativity, and a lifelong love and appreciation for dance in IBC’s youngest students. In addition, the program is also built upon teaching students how to use their muscles correctly to achieve the strength, flexibility, and technique needed for further, advanced study in classical ballet in a safe and proper way. This idea is enforced throughout the duration of the students’ training, ensuring that students have built both the proper foundation and correct habits during their important formative years.

Unlike many other schools, which do not include their youngest students in performances, all Preparatory Division students are included in IBC’s two major productions each year – The Nutcracker and the spring performance. This key element of IBC’s program helps young students develop important performance skills from the onset of their training.

2020-2021 Annual Calendar

No audition required
Students may choose 1 of the 2 days per week of classes

Schedule:

Preparatory 1— (ages 3 and 4 – must be fully “potty-trained”)- Choose one day.

Tuesday– 5:15-6:00 pm – Ballet and Tap

6:00-6:30 pm – Rehearsal

Or

Saturday-9:00-9:45pm – Ballet and Tap

9:45-10:15- Rehearsal

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Uniform for Girls:

  • Wear Moi leotard, Style Emeline, Pink
  • Pink Capezio Tights
  • Pink ballet shoes
  • Black tap shoes

Uniform for Boys:

  • White, fitted t-shirt
  • Black, fitted athletic shorts (i.e. bike shorts) or black tights
  • Black ballet shoes
  • Black tap shoes
  • White socks (socks will not be worn if tights are worn instead of shorts)

Uniform items may be purchased at Kinney Dancewear or online.

*Students must be fully “potty-trained” and not younger than 3 years old

Schedule: Choose one of the two days listed.

Tuesday– 6:00-6:30 pm – Rehearsal

6:30-7:30 pm – Ballet and Tap

Or

Saturday 9:45-10:15 am –   Rehearsal

10:15-11:15-am – Ballet and Tap

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

Uniform for Girls:

  • Wear Moi Leotard, Style Emeline, Sky Blue
  • Capezio Pink Tights
  • Pink ballet shoes
  • Black tap shoes

Uniform for Boys:

  • White, fitted t-shirt
  • Black, fitted athletic shorts (i.e. bike shorts) or black tights
  • Black ballet shoes
  • Black tap shoes
  • White socks (socks will not be worn if tights are worn instead of shorts)

Uniform items may be purchased at Kinney Dancewear or online.

Requires placement class
2 Technique classes per week required

Schedule: 

Choose 2 or 3 offered Ballet classes, and Jazz/Modern (one semester of each) class.

Monday-** This is an optional add-on class for students wishing to add a third ballet day** 6:45-7-45 pm -Ballet Technique + Tap (free* optional) 7:45-8:15

Tuesday -6:00-7:00 pm-Ballet Technique- required

Saturday– 11:15-12:15 pm-Ballet Technique- required

12:15-1:00 pm-Jazz/Modern (optional, included free in tuition)

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

Uniform for Girls:

  • Wear Moi Leotard,  Style Emeline, Mint
  • Capezio Pink Tights
  • Pink ballet shoes
  • Black jazz shoes (slip-on or lace-up)
  • Black tap Shoes

Uniform for Boys:

  • White, fitted t-shirt
  • Black, fitted athletic shorts (i.e. bike shorts) or black tights
  • Black ballet shoes
  • Black tap shoes
  • Black jazz shoes (slip-on or lace-up)
  • White socks (socks will not be worn if tights are worn instead of shorts)

Uniform items may be purchased at Kinney Dancewear or online.

Requires placement class

Schedule:

Preparatory 4- Curriculum: All 3 Ballet Technique classes, Historical Dance, and 1 Jazz/ Modern (one semester of each) class. Suggested to take full curriculum.

Monday-6:45-7:45 pm -Ballet Technique

7:45-8:15 pm Tap (optional, included free in tuition)

Tuesday-7:00-8:00 pm -Ballet Technique

8:00-8:45 pm Historical Dance

Saturday-12:15-1:00 pm-Jazz/Modern

1:00-2:00 pm -Ballet Technique-choose

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FREE TRIAL CLASS

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

Uniform for Girls:

  • Wear Moi Leotard, Style Emeline, Lilac
  • Capezio pink tights
  • Pink ballet shoes
  • Black jazz shoes (slip-on or lace-up)
  • Black tap shoes
  • Black sheer wrap skirt (Historical)

Uniform for Boys:

  • White, fitted t-shirt
  • Black, fitted athletic shorts (i.e. bike shorts) or black tights
  • Black ballet shoes
  • Black jazz shoes (slip-on or lace-up)
  • Black tap shoes
  • White socks (socks will not be worn if tights are worn instead of shorts)

Uniform items may be purchased at Kinney Dancewear or online.

Register Now

FREE TRIAL CLASS

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

Stretch & Strengthen

Specifically designed for use in IBC’s Preparatory Division, Stretch & Strengthen uses a combination of ballet-based exercises, standard physical conditioning components for children, and elements of rhythmic gymnastics to complement the curriculum of the students’ Ballet Technique classes. This class is strongly encouraged for all students in the Preparatory Division, as it concentrates on building proper strength and alignment in all muscle groups of the body. Props are used for added resistance as students progress in order to encourage safe stretching methods and lessen the risk of injury to young bodies.

Tap

Tap dancing is one of the few forms of dance where one is following the exact beat of the music, and where one can develop a good sense of timing through the rhythms and sequences required of the complex and stylistic choreography that tap dictates. The quick footwork acquired through training in tap enhances students’ control, balance, and coordination. Students will begin with basic tap technique in the beginning levels (Prep 1 & 2) where Tap is included at the end of Technique class while adding speed, repetition, and difficulty as the program progresses.

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 at 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.