EARLY DIVISION – Ages 2 to 5
Description: Early Division is an open-enrollment program that offers dance instruction for students ages 2 through 5. Classes in the Early Division are divided into levels by age, which encourages each child to reach his or her highest potential. Inspire School of Ballet’s unique curriculum promotes creativity and imagination while ensuring a solid foundation of dance technique. Early Division classes are designed to progress toward the discipline and structure of a ballet class, but children may enroll in any classes that are appropriate for their age and dance experience.
Dance with Me (2 to 3yrs) is an exploration of dance through simple music and movement that allows the child to understand the structure of a dance class while still having the comfort of a parent in the room. Students will learn basic rhythmic and dance skills. The class is open to any child/guardian relationship, and not restricted to Moms!
Princess Ballet (3-4yrs, 4-5yrs) offers each child a chance to discover the world of ballet while gaining awareness of music, rhythm, and movement. Through basic ballet skills, children will enhance their balance, poise, coordination, and kinesthetic awareness. Princess Ballet classes emphasize creative expression through movement in a structured, yet fun and imaginative environment—a perfect introduction to the magic of dance!
Dance Combo (3-4 yrs, 4-5yrs)- is a combination class that teaches the basics of both ballet and tap to the young child, emphasizing body placement and basic rhythmic awareness. The students will begin with tap shoes and then transition to the ballet portion of class.
Primary Ballet (Age 5 by September 1st) prepares students to enter the Introductory Division. Gentle guidance helps students develop rhythm, flexibility, and coordination.
INTRODUCTORY DIVISION – Ages 6 and Up
Description: The Introductory Division offers dance classes for ages 6 and up, forming the backbone of dance education at ISB. Students will explore a large variety of classical ballet terminology, enabling them to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance. Ballet classes also teach students discipline and classroom etiquette while increasing their ability to work on their own and in groups. All dancers will work towards building flexibility, strength, musicality, coordination, concentration, and communication of expression through movement. Additional classes in Jazz, Modern, and Tap round out the curriculum, providing creative outlet to students interested in multiple styles of dance. In the introductory division, students are placed by age.
Pre-Ballet A (Age 6 by September 1st)
Pre-Ballet B (Age 7 by September 1st)
Beginning Ballet (8-11)
Beginning Teen Ballet (Ages 11 and up)
Beginning Tap (ages 6 and up)
ACADEMY DIVISION – Ages 8 and Up
Description: The Academy Division offers classes for ages 8 to 18. Enrollment in these classes is by placement only in order to ensure the proper level for each individual dancer. Dancers will continue to progress through our six levels of ballet. Students will explore a large variety of classical ballet terminology, enabling them to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance. All dancers will work towards building flexibility, strength, musicality, coordination, concentration and communication of expression through movement. At this level, students are encouraged to attend multiple classes per week.
Ballet 1b (8 years with 1 year experience)
Pre-Pointe/Pointe (Requirements: Minimum of Two ballet technique Classes per Week and instructor approval)
Body Dynamics (Stretch & Conditioning Class for levels 2B and up)