Introduces children ages 3 through 11+ to the wonderful world of Ballet, Tap, and Hip Hop. These classes focus on the exploration of expressive movement techniques, the improvement of movement skills and coordination, as well as flexibility and spatial awareness.
The Preparatory Division consists of the first four levels of our progressive, methodically designed program of ballet training. Students are placed in the appropriate level of ballet according to their ability whereas age consideration is a minor factor in placement determination. Training hours increase with level advancement. Foundational steps and concepts will be introduced and developed prior to moving onto more difficult vocabulary. Focus will continually be on the principles of placement, alignment, and turnout as these concepts are instrumental in establishing sound technique.
The Pre-Professional Division consists of the three highest levels in our progressive, methodically designed program of ballet training. Advancement in these levels occurs on an individual basis, only when the student has mastered the concepts and curriculum of the Preparatory Division to the best of his/her ability. A student’s work ethic, professionalism, and maturity displayed throughout the year also play a role in advancement.
Ballet Idaho Academy (BIA) offers Adult Ballet Classes to the community. Students 13+ years who wish to begin or continue their ballet training are welcome to take part in our adult program. Experienced BIA Faculty members who teach passionately and are committed to quality adult training teach the classes in a stimulating, non-competitive atmosphere. As is standard with many adult ballet classes, exercises will follow a basic format in order to meet the variety of levels in any given class. The curriculum remains flexible and will be adjusted to meet the general class level. Students have the option to register by purchasing FLEX PASSES or through DROP-IN. You’ll find information on registration, pricing, and policies at the end of our Academy Registration section.