A modern perspective on training that enables them to dance beyond their age limitation.


Placement into the Pre-Professional Academy is based solely on audition. Pre-Professional students (new and returning) are required to participate in a week of placement classes, designed specifically for our pre-professional program.  During this first week of classes, students will be evaluated by a highly-qualified panel of guest adjudicators for placement into the different pre-professional levels that are offered at ICSB.

Students in this program must demonstrate a serious interest and commitment to training several hours a week according to their level, including mandatory rehearsals. Students at this age begin to explore contemporary/modern movement to develop versatility and adopt a new perspective of ballet. The Pre-Professional Academy is divided into 3 levels: Preparatory Ballet, Pro 1 and Pro 2.


In the The Pre Professional Academy, the age requirements described and structure of our program is used as a general guideline to the function of our program. At ICSB, dancers are placed in a level according to their current technical ability and will not keep a dancer in a level solely based on age. The syllabus is designed to build upon concepts introduced in the previous level. However, dancers may often be moved up a level according to improvements in technical ability.