Boys Ballet Classes- One year of free instruction!

June 11, 2011
2:00 pm

International Ballet Classique (IBC) is pleased to announce a special "one year" TUITION-FREE program for boys ages 7 through 18! This unique program is designed to enhance athletic skills, flexibility and strength. Participation in this special program includes opportunities to perform in our future ballet performances. All students in this special program must audition for possible acceptance. No prior dance experience is required.

Boys in this special Vaganova-based training program will build stamina, flexibility, muscle tone and strength, including balance and coordination using exercises and dance movements. According to IBC Artistic Director Denis Gronostayskiy, "Our special one year program for boys is a beneficial activity both mentally and physically. It is a mentally demanding and a physically challenging program. Boys will do much running, jumping and sports-related physical activity in a large studio rather than on a playing field. In many ways it is like playing rugby, but with a smile. These activities will provide not only male-centered power and strength while dancing, but also many other necessary skills for life. For example, the student will learn how to correctly hear, move and react to music under pressure, how to cooperate with others, and most importantly how to behave as a 'gentleman' both in and out of class by learning first hand traditional courtly manners and social etiquette. Such unique social skills are not usually taught to boys in public or private schools. Our 10-month program is based on the revered Vaganova Method of teaching ballet to boys. By offering to young men this free experience-enhancing program we provide a skill set platform to launch many different careers one of which is, of course, professional ballet". The IBC program is taught in the finest traditions of the Bolshoi heir to almost 300 years of excellence in ballet. There are no fees for this program.

All are invited . Open auditions will be held on Saturday, June 11, at 2:00 pm at 300 South Pennel Road, Suite #320, Media, Pa 19063

For additional information please contact Josie Singer at 610-459-9221 .