Info & Policies

All classes at IAD uphold the highest standards in technique and artistry. IAD instructors are chosen for excellence and professional accomplishment in their chosen art form and their unique ability to relay expertise in a clear, structured, fun and creative manner. The joy of dance is contagious and we would like to pass it on! Come see why we dance at IAD!

Children & Teen Classes

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Most classes offered one day/week with the exception of the Ballet Training Program. Choose any combination of these one day/week classes to create a dance program suited to your schedule and preferences. Discounts are offered for enrolling in more than one class. If you would like to sign up for multiple classes or sign up more than one family member, please enroll through the front desk to receive multi-class & sibling discounts.

Important Dates – 2017/2018

IAD is closed the following dates for regular classes, unless a modified schedule is indicated *Modified Schedule*

Labor Day: September 4th (Monday)
Thanksgiving: November 23rd – November 26th (Thursday – Sunday)
Nutcracker: December 12th – December 17th (Tuesday – Sunday) *Modified Schedule*
Winter Break: December 24th – January 3rd (Sunday – Wednesday)
Spring Break: March 31st – April 5th (Saturday – Friday)
Memorial Day: May 26th (Monday)
June Production: June 13th – June 17th Anticipated June Production Rehearsals & Performances *Modified Schedule*
Last Week of Classes/Bring A Friend/Dance Parties in Class: June 18th – June 23rd *Modified Schedule*

2017/2018 School Year Registration

On-line registration will be available soon! In the meantime, check out our Summer Class and Camps here.

Enrollment

Children’s fall/spring classes continue for the duration of the school year and culminate with a large scale production in June. Enrollment is open all year through April 15th on a space available basis. Tuition is due monthly on the 1st.

IAD Nutcracker

  • Students ages 4 and up are invited to participate in our annual Nutcracker at Cabrillo’s Crocker Theater.
  • Nutcracker is an opportunity for young dancers to work alongside Company members, professionals from within the community and elite professional dancers.
  • Keep updated on all things Nutcracker here.

Environment

  • IAD offers nurturing, professional classes in a state of the art facility with a team of professional instructors.
  • Friendly, family oriented classes and events.
  • Three studios with sprung floors and the same marley flooring used by the Royal Ballet.
  • Playroom and waiting area for parents and siblings.

Ballet Training Program

At the heart of IAD is our Ballet Training Program (Ballet I II III IV V). It is a sequential approach to learning ballet starting with the basic principles of Classical Ballet in Level I and progressing through Level V (Company). This system utilizes the natural development and continuation of the traditions in the Russian (Vagonova) school of ballet, encompassing both ballet technique and ballet as an expressive art form.

Ballet is a strong foundation for all dance forms, building confidence, balance, coordination and focus, while developing artistry. From a strong base in Ballet, dancers develop line, stamina, concentration and grace optimal for many movement forms, as well as life itself. Did you know that most serious Ballet dancers are straight A honor students, taking the most advanced classes their schools offer?

The Ballet Training Program requires discipline, drive and motivation. Attention to proper dress code and etiquette, as well as a commitment to timeliness and attendance are mandatory. Visit the Ballet Training Program page to get more information on schedule and tuition.

New Student Specials & Trial Class Policy

Please enquire with our front desk for more information on new student specials & our trial class policy at (831) 466-0458.

Parents, caregivers and friends are requested to observe through the window as this helps dancers stay focused without distraction. Observation days may be scheduled by instructor.


Adult Dance & Fitness Classes

Adults are dancing! It’s never too late to begin…or begin where you left off as a child or teen. Dancing is a great way to exercise your body, mind and spirit! IAD offers inspiring and nurturing adult dance classes from the Beginner level through Advanced in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary/Hip-Hop, Tap, Zumba & Belly Dance. Adult classes are available by drop-in or class card and pre-registration is not required for most classes.

IAD offers a spacious state of the art facility with sprung floors and the same Marley dance surface used by the Royal Ballet. You will find the highest caliber training in a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere. Many of our instructors have been successfully training and coaching professional dancers in Santa Cruz for over 20 years.

International Academy of Dance Director and Staff consider physical, mental and emotional wellness to be of utmost importance. We believe everyone can enjoy the benefits of dance classes from the three year old pre-ballet student to the pre-professional dancer or adult student looking for an enjoyable way to exercise. Adults seeking performance venues are invited to audition for our annual Nutcracker and ask about other performing opportunities throughout the year.

Important Dates – 2017/2018

IAD is closed the following dates for regular classes, unless a modified schedule is indicated *Modified Schedule*

Labor Day: September 4th (Monday)
Thanksgiving: November 23rd – November 26th (Thursday – Sunday)
Nutcracker: December 12th – December 17th (Tuesday – Sunday) *Modified Schedule*
Winter Break: December 24th – January 3rd (Sunday – Wednesday)
Spring Break: March 31st – April 5th (Saturday – Friday)
Memorial Day: May 26th (Monday)
June Production: June 13th – June 17th Anticipated June Production Rehearsals & Performances *Modified Schedule*

Adult Membership

  • Each membership is valid for 30 days from the date of the first class.
  • Any unused classes will expire after 30 days.
  • Monthly membership will renew automatically.
  • Notice to cancel membership may be received at any time prior to renewal.
  • Adult Membership Levels do not include Workshops or Master Classes. Please sign up for these sessions separately.

  • GOLD

    2 classes/week
    $125/month

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    Gold Members receive a 10% discount on Workshops & Master Classes


  • PLATINUM

    3 classes/week
    $175/month

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    Platinum Members receive a 20% discount on Workshops & Master Classes


  • DIAMOND

    4 or more classes/week
    $200/month

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    Diamond Members receive a 30% discount on Workshops & Master Classes