Children’s Ballet Program
Dance instills self confidence, discipline and character, therefore, choosing the proper dance education is very important. At the IPAC we encourage prospective students to visit our modern arts center to take a complimentary class to see first hand the passion our staff and student have for dance. Our goal is to allow each child the opportunity to explore the depth of training they desire. No matter if you are a hobbyist or an aspiring artist the IPAC has program to suit your needs. Proper grooming is essential in creating the discipline for dance: therefore each level has a required uniform and hairstyle for class. See all our uniform requirements here: View Detailed Uniform Requirements Â»
Creative Movement Dance- Saturday’s 10:00-10:45am
Tuition $59 monthly
An introductory class designed for 3-4 year-olds. This program encourages young students to explore movement and musical rhythms with the help and security from a parent. Students are evaluated during this class for their readiness for the Pre-Primary program. Dress is comfortable clothing but has no uniform requirements.
A pre-ballet class designed for 4 to 5 year old students serving as an introduction to basic loco motor skills and coordination skills, exposing them to musical rhythms and allowing them to exp
lore their imagination and creativity through dance.
A ballet class designed for 6 & 7 year old students introducing classical ballet terminology, building posture and placement while continuing to develop basic loco motor skills and especially a love of dance. Students are encouraged to participate in optional Royal Academy of Dancing Examinations.
A more structured ballet class consisting of both barre work and center practice. This class emphasizes technique and musicality through movement instilling the appreciation and discipline for the art. Students also are introduced to character dancing and can continue optional Royal Academy of Dancing Examinations.
Grade 2 to 5
Students are encouraged to meet twice a week to ensure a steady and technically strong progression which eventually allows the student to start pointe technique at the end of Grade 4.
This program is designed for the student age 10 and up with professional aspirations. Student receives intensive daily training in ballet, pointe, and contemporary. An emphasis is also placed on performance with opportunities to perform in many classical ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Don Quixote, and Coppelia. Students will have the unique opportunity to work with professional choreographers and guest arts enhancing their opportunities for scholarships and entrance to top arts schools and colleges. IPAC students have been accepted into some of the most prestigious training schools including Harid Conservatory, North Carolina School of the Arts, Kirov Academy, Dance Theatre of Harlem, School of the American Ballet and universities including Adelphi, Pointe Park, Towson and South Florida . IPAC students have won over $450,000 in scholarships.
Adult Ballet- Monday’s 5:00-6:15pm, Friday 3:30-5:00pm and Saturday 9:00-11:00am