YOUNG GENTLEMEN’S PROGRAM

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IBC prides itself on its program for Young Gentlemen, which provides a unique opportunity for male students to find mentorship, inspiration, and instruction that is catered specifically for their needs as dancers. IBC’s Young Gentlemen’s program runs parallel with our girls’ Level 1-4 and follows the same Vaganova-based curriculum of our Pre-Professional Division.

All Pre-Professional Gentlemen receive full tuition Scholarships (this does not apply to Performance/Registration Fees or Private Lessons).

Boys attend their core classes within the Pre-Professional Division combined with the girls, as well as specialized Young Gentlemen’s classes once per week. These are specific all-boys classes, which focus on building the strength, elegance, and masculinity that is associated with strong, men’s technique. Advanced Gentlemen at IBC attend classes with the Pre-Professional ladies, with separate male classes for Variations and/or Allegro depending on program designation.

Young Gentlemen at IBC receive the same performance opportunities as their female counterparts, performing roles in The Nutcracker and the spring performance along with various fairs and festivals, and many pursue additional opportunities such as YAGP competition preparation when invited by the Faculty to do so. IBC is committed to providing its male students with the tools and resources necessary to achieve their goals and aspirations in a supportive environment dedicated to the success of each student as an individual. 

IBC 2018-2019 Annual Calendar

For Young Gentlemen ages 3-9, please visit Preparatory for complete program information. Preparatory Gentlemen receive a 30% discount on their total tuition cost.

Requires placement class (typically ages 9-10).
2 Technique classes/week required at minimum.
Students are strongly encouraged to take the full, recommended curriculum below (i.e. all classes).

Schedule:

Tuesday-

6:30-7:45 p.m. Technique

Thursday-

7:00-8:15 p.m. Technique

Friday-

5:00-6:30 p.m. Young Gentlemen’s Technique

Saturday-

9:30-10:15 a.m. Modern

10:15-11:00 a.m. Jazz

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Contemporary

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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 10-11).   
2 Technique classes/week required at minimum.
Students are strongly encouraged to take the full, recommended curriculum below (i.e. all classes).

Schedule:

Monday-

5:00-5:45 p.m. Modern

5:45-6:30 p.m. Jazz

7:00-8:00 p.m. Contemporary

Tuesday-

5:00-6:30 p.m. Technique

Wednesday-

5:30-7:00 p.m. Technique

7:00-8:00 p.m. Character

Thursday-

5:30-7:00 p.m. Technique

Friday-

5:00-6:30 p.m. Young Gentlemen’s Technique

Register Now

FREE TRIAL CLASS

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

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).   
2 Technique classes/week required at minimum.
Students are strongly encouraged to take the full, recommended curriculum below (i.e. all classes).

Schedule:

Monday-

5:00-5:45 p.m. Modern

5:45-6:30 p.m. Jazz

7:00-8:00 p.m. Contemporary

Tuesday-

5:00-6:30 p.m. Technique

Wednesday-

5:00-6:30 p.m. Technique

7:00-8:00 p.m. Character

Thursday-

5:00-6:30 p.m. Technique

Friday-

5:00-6:30 p.m. Young Gentlemen’s Technique

Saturday-

12:00-1:30 p.m. Technique

Register Now

FREE TRIAL CLASS

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

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 12-13).   
2 Technique classes/week required at minimum.
Students are strongly encouraged to take the full, recommended curriculum below (i.e. all classes).

Schedule:

Monday-

5:00-6:30 p.m. Technique

7:00-8:00 p.m. Modern

8:00-9:00 p.m. Jazz

Tuesday-

5:00-6:30 p.m. Technique

7:00-8:00 p.m. Pas de Deux

Wednesday-

5:00-6:30 p.m. Technique

7:00-8:00 p.m. Contemporary

Thursday-

5:00-6:30 p.m. Technique

7:00-8:00 p.m. Character

Friday-

5:00-6:30 p.m. Young Gentlemen’s Technique

Saturday-

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Technique

1:00-2:00 p.m. Variations

Register Now

FREE TRIAL CLASS

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

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.

Register Now

FREE TRIAL CLASS

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.

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.

Summer Session Classes

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May 29-June 7 (2 weeks)

July 17-26 (2 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-two weeks in 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”.

2018 Summer Session Classes:

Preparatory
$10 per class
Pre-Professional
$12 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 1/2 Technique – Tues/Thurs 5:00-6: 30 pm

Pre-Professional Level 3/4 Technique – Tues/Wed/Thurs 6:30-8: 30 pm

Pre-Professional Level 5-8 Technique – Tues/Wed/Thurs 5:00-6: 30 pm

Adult Ballet – Wednesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm