Ballet

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

The heart of IAD is our ballet training program. Our highly trained instructors take a sequential approach to teaching the art of ballet in a nurturing environment. IAD’s syllabus is based on the proven methods of Vaganova Technique, developing exquisite dancers with a great understanding of biomechanics. Our Ballet program builds confidence, balance, coordination & focus while developing artistry. Dancers achieve line, stamina, concentration and grace optimal for all movement…and life itself! For Ballet IV & V, see our Professional Training Program.
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  • 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 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.