Professional Ballet Training

On-line Enrollment open all year through April 15th on a space available basis

Learn to FLY here! TRAIN with the best and dance for JOY! The Santa Cruz City Ballet and SOUL Contemporary Dance are the PERFORMANCE based dance companies based at International Academy of Dance. Santa Cruz City Ballet is part of the Santa Cruz Dance Guild, a local 501c3 making ELITE dance training and professional performances accessible to our Community. COMPANY members perform in the NUTCRACKER and Company outreach performances and events. Dancers are accepted into the Company by AUDITION. Auditions may be scheduled by appointment.
Looking to start ballet classes visit either our Story Book Ballet page or our Ballet page.
  • 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.