PRIMARY ACADEMY | AGES 3 - 8

CURRICULUM

Each quarter a different theme will be introduced, revolving around various ballets. Classes will include music from the ballet, an introduction to the story, history, composer, and choreographer, and developmentally suitable dances from the ballet. Students may earn travel stamps as each week a different aspect of the theme is explored – such as traveling to the Land of Sweets.

1st nine weeks - “The Sleeping Beauty” / August - September
2nd nine weeks - “Nutcracker” / October - December
3rd nine weeks - “Swan Lake” / January - March
4th nine weeks - “Coppelia” / April - May

 

Class Description: Age 3

An introduction to the art of dance in a nurturing environment ideal for children ages two to three years of age who are toilet trained. Imaginative exercises serve to be an outlet for active minds. The classes also satisfy a child’s natural instinct for movement. Facilitative props are used such as scarves to teach fluid, graceful movement and mats to develop spatial and pattern awareness. Classes are taught with classical music that pertain to the great story ballets. Your dancer will grow imaginatively and creatively through this class.

AGE: 3 (AS OF AUGUST 1ST, 2016)

PRICE: $70 (PER MONTH INSTALLMENT)

CLASS OPTIONS: (ONE CLASS PER WEEK)

 

 

Class Description: Ages 4-5

Beginning at the ages of 4-6, dancers begin to investigate the classical ballet terminology. They begin to develop their skills, learn the relationship between music and dance and learn basic stretching techniques and movement patterns. Dancers are introduced to basic exercises that are geared towards developing a sense of placement and posture. We commence work on the concept of turnout and its uses in classical ballet aesthetic. Creativity is strongly encouraged and enjoyment of the class remains an essential component within this more structured environment.

AGE: 4-6 (AS OF AUGUST 1ST, 2016)

PRICE: $70 (PER MONTH INSTALLMENT)

CLASS OPTIONS: (ONE CLASS PER WEEK FOR 45 MINUTES)

 

 

Class Description: Ages 6-8
 
Students start to apply the fundamentals by building stronger foundations at this age. Students will be receiving unparalleled training at ICSB that will prepare them fully for the Preparatory Academy. They begin to further develop concepts on how to articulate their feet, while providing a stronger focus on placement. They also continue to expand their grasp of the classical ballet vocabulary.

AGE: 6-7 (AS OF AUGUST 1ST, 2016)

PRICE: $70 (PER MONTH INSTALLMENT)

CLASS OPTIONS: (ONE CLASS PER WEEK FOR 45 MINUTES)

 

PERFORMANCES

The Primary and Preparatory Academies will culminate with the Festival de Danse during which they will showcase their passports and dictionaries and perform developmentally appropriate choreography representing the four ballets they “traveled” to throughout the year in May.  Academy students receive progress awards and, as applicable, Academy Graduation Certificates – for those progressing to the next Academy or to the Ballet Institute.

2017 Nutcracker Performance Opportunity for Primary Academy students ages 6 & above.

 

UNIFORM & DRESS CODE

All students are expected to maintain a neat appearance. Long hair must be worn in a bun and short hair must be pulled back off the face. For the safety of the students, only simple stud earrings are permissible. Leg warmers or other warm-up gear are not permitted in class.

Primary Academy Students:

  • So Danca D156 Princess Cut Scoop Neck Short sleeve Leotard [Pink]
  • Full-Footed Tights [Pink]
  • Full Sole Ballet Shoes [Pink] 

 

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.