Ballet Training Program

Ballet Training Program

On-line Enrollment begins August 9th and is open
all year through April 15th on a space available basis

At the heart of IAD is our Ballet Training Program; 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.
Looking for ballet classes for younger dancers, click here.
  • Ballet I is designed for the young dancer who has already completed Pre-Ballet II for at least one year or who is beginning ballet training at the age of 8 years old. Typically dancers will stay in Ballet I for at least two years to gain the full benefit of the syllabus. Ballet I is the first level of our ballet training syllabus at IAD. Dancers participate in the full structure of ballet class including barre work, center work and across the floor combinations. Technique, form, musicality, musical interpretation and artistic expression are paramount to all IAD’s training programs.

  • Ballet II is designed for the young dancer who has already completed Ballet I for at least one to two years and at the recommendation of the instructor is asked to begin Ballet II. Typically dancers will stay in Ballet II for at least two years to gain the full benefit of the syllabus. Ballet II is the second level of our ballet training syllabus at IAD. Dancers participate in the full structure of ballet class including barre work, center work and across the floor combinations. Technique, musicality and artistic expression are paramount to all IAD training programs. Ballet II meets twice each week for a full one hour class.

 

  • Ballet III is designed for the young dancer who has already completed Ballet II for at least one year and at the recommendation of the instructor is asked to begin Ballet III. Typically dancers will stay in Ballet III for at least two-three years to gain the full benefit of the syllabus. Ballet III is the third level of our ballet training syllabus at IAD. Dancers participate in the full structure of ballet class including barre work, center work and across the floor combinations. Technique, musicality and artistic expression are paramount to all IAD’s training programs. Ballet IIIB meets two days/week for 1.5 hours each class and also includes dance conditioning as part of each class. Lyrical is strongly encouraged at this level.

  • Ballet IV is designed for the young dancer who has already completed Ballet IIIA for at least two-three years and at the recommendation of the instructor is asked to begin Ballet IV. Typically dancers will stay in Ballet IV for at least two-three years to gain the full benefit of the syllabus. Ballet IV is the fourth year of our ballet training syllabus at IAD. Dancers participate in the full structure of ballet class including barre work, center work and across the floor combinations. Technique, musicality and artistic expression are paramount to all IAD’s training programs. Ballet IV meets four days/week for 2 hours each class and also includes Pointe and Dance Conditioning. Lyrical is strongly encouraged at this level and is included with the price of tuition, in addition to unlimited adult classes.

  • Ballet V is designed for the young dancer who has already completed Ballet IV for at least two-three years and at the recommendation of the instructor is asked to begin Ballet V. Typically dancers will stay in Ballet V for at least two-three years to gain the full benefit of the syllabus. Ballet V is the fifth of our ballet training syllabus at IAD. Dancers participate in the full structure of ballet class including barre work, center work and across the floor combinations. Technique, musicality and artistic expression are paramount to all IAD’s training programs. Ballet V meets four to five days/week for 2 hours each class and also includes Pointe & Dance Conditioning. Lyrical is strongly encouraged at this level and is included with the price of tuition, in addition to unlimited adult classes.

 

  • Ballet Teen is designed for the dancer who is starting ballet class after the 5th grade. Previous ballet training is helpful, although not required to begin. Typically dancers will stay in this class for at least two years to gain the full benefit of the syllabus. Dancers wishing to gain more experience are encouraged to participate in other Ballet I classes or attend Adult Beginning Ballet (see IAD’s Adult/Teen schedule). Ballet Teen utilizes the first and second level of our ballet training syllabus at IAD. Dancers participate in the full structure of ballet class including barre work, center work and across the floor combinations. Technique, form, musicality, musical interpretation and artistic expression are paramount to all IAD’s training programs.

  • Boys Ballet is for young gentlemen ages 8 and up with an interest in dance. As ballet is at the core of so many dance forms, boys ballet is recommended for male dancers with an interest in pursuing any style. This class focuses on jumps, turns, presentation and the stance of the male dancer. Please note that Boys Ballet is an introduction to ballet for boys. Dancers that are serious about ballet are encouraged to join the IAD Ballet Training Program the level that is recommended by their instructor.