Illinois Classical Ballet

Welcome to the Magical World of Ballet


Illinois Classical Ballet is a pre-professional ballet school in a Greater Chicago Area
Our mission is to provide world-class classical ballet training to our students utilizing  principles and aesthetics of the Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet taught at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia

Our high level of professional training will give you the skills to succeed in a very competitive field
      Illinois Classical Ballet  invites any dancer to come for try out with an appointment

            New students can enroll for our classes at any time during the semester.Tuition will be prorated
      All students participate in performances each school year
Students who take Recommended Curriculum for their level are encouraged to participate in some internationally run competitions as YAGP, WBC, VKIBC, IBC, and WBAC
Pre-professional students are encouraged to attend our 5-week Summer Intensive sessions which run through June - August
Classes taught by graduated faculty from world-renowned Vaganova ballet Academy
Master classes with internationally recognized ballet teachers
Limited scolarship for new students is available (certain restrictions applied)

Pre-Competitive Program

Pre-Competitive program provides young dancers with the proper foundation and environment to excel in the beginning stages of their ballet training
Program requires prior ballet training and designed for children 8-10 years old who have a desire to participate in ballet performances, and try themselves on ballet competition

Students who successfully passed the final year's exam will be transferred to Pre-Professional class where they are expected to participate in International Ballet Competitions

All students are required to attend minimum 2 ballet classes per week

Pre-Professional Program

Pre-Professional program based on Vaganova Training Curriculum, that includes intense, age appropriate training, participation in master classes, private coaching, and assistance in the further planning of ballet training and individual growth 
Students are expected to attend all classes, rehearsals, and performances throughout the school year
To keep up with the demands of the Pre-Professional training , all students are expected to participate in a summer intensive program
Students who complete their training in ICB’s Pre-Professional Division will be fully prepared to accept placement in professional ballet companies or top university dance programs

All students are required to attend minimum 3 (1.5 hours) ballet technique classes and 3 (1.5 hours) pointe technique classes per week.

    Acceptance to Summer Intensive,Pre-Competitive and Pre-Professional Programs is by
                                                            AUDITION ONLY
Dancers who attend Summer Intensive program do not need audition for Pre-Competitive  and Pre-Professional programs
Prospective students interested in registering for classes at Illinois Classical Ballet can request audition at any time during the semester.
Pro-rated tuition available for students who join mid-month or mid-session.Classes can only be prorated by the week; no single class credits are given

                                       All students,current and new,must be registered Online​​
                             After registration complete,a confirmation letter will be sent via e-mail
All parents have to review Illinois Classical Ballet Handbook, and sign student's waver during registration
                                                   No regitration by mail,phone or in person

                                                                                      Class Cancelation  

                        All classes require a minimum of six students per class.
     An assessment will be made after the third week of class with regard to enrollment.
      Illinois Classical Ballet reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment
If class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment,ICB will refund $300 security deposit


Progress depends upon regular and consistent participation. 
Students are expected to attend every class for which they are scheduled. Consistent attendance is critical to progress.It is essential that students arrive to class on time and are ready to work and learn
Excessive absence from class will slow the student’s progress,and could prevent the student from participating in performances or result in his/her dismissal from Illinois Classical Ballet