BALLET INSTITUTE

Private Preparation & ONE-ON-ONE Training

 

Our most concentrated program designed to educate dedicated, talented and serious artists and maximize their chances of success in preparation for a professional or academic career. The BI program accepts no more than six students per level and is divided into two separate classes. With a class ratio of 1:6 dancers receive very intense personal attention and tailored instruction in their individual training. The BI program is for dancers who are available to commit to training during the day. A highly selective program, admittance is currently granted by invitation basis only.

Dancers in this program take ballet technique classes Tuesday through Friday from 11:15am - 1:30pm. Depending on one's readiness and progression, certain dancers in this program may be chosen to compete in international ballet competitions. Following the morning class, elected candidates are coached privately on specific variation(s) selected for each dancer by the artistic staff. Mondays will be reserved for extra coaching sessions as needed.

Elected candidates are coached thoroughly in preparation for select competitions and all new compulsory contemporary variations will be choreographed in-house according to the most current requirements of the relevant competition. Students who are accepted into this program will be receiving 32+ hours (with varying coaching times based on individual rates of progression) per month on top of their training in the pre-professional evening program at ICSB. Students who participate in the BI program must also be enrolled in the evening program to be considered. 

Individuals who participate in this program must be physically and mentally able to balance the rigor of daily classes with the demands of their online academic curricula. BI students are expected to prioritize their schoolwork before their training and to sustain excellent grades in order to maintain their participation in the program. Students also have access to the nearby Smyrna Public Library conveniently located across the street from the school facilities. 

Ballet Institute's Private Preparation & Training: Former ICSB student and current Houston Ballet Corps de Ballet Member, Mackenzie Richter, performs a variation from Diana & Acteon of La Esmeralda coached for an international ballet competition.

Ballet Institute represents ICSB's longterm mission to produce the next generation of professional dancers, choreographers, artistic directors and dance critics/scholars to ensure the future of the art form. We believe that dancers with the right approach to their work and appropriate physical capabilities have a high chance at success in developing a career in the exceedingly competitive field of classical ballet.

 

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

Students of the Ballet Institute have been awarded top awards, scholarships and placements by some of the world's most prestigious international ballet competitions over the 10 years of its existence:

 

VIDEO LESSON ARCHIVE

The International City School of Ballet's video platform is an adept tool for helping students improve through personalized video footage for self-study. The Ballet Institute Video Lesson Archive provides honest, detailed feedback on an individual dancer’s execution, helping to spotlight issues with one's technique and mechanics.

 

Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy

The International City School of Ballet admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of any of the aforementioned qualities or characteristics in its recruitment and admission of students, educational policies, scholarship programs, and the operation of any of its school-administered programs.


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