The International Dance Academy (IDA), Florida’s proven premier Ballet School, is now celebrating its 18th year. It is the most prestigious educational dance center in the area. In addition to the directors, who are active teachers and choreographers, IDA boasts an exceptionally trained international faculty. IDA is simply the best, taking the dancer from class to professional stage with excellent results. Its graduates are accepted into prestigious college dance programs, with many students receiving substantial scholarships.
IDA is the only school in South Florida to offer the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) instruction and certification. RAD is the most highly-regarded international educational training and examining organization in the world, under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Once again, IDA obtained excellent results this year with the majority of its dancers receiving Distinction. The diplomas they received are respected and recognized worldwide and are an impressive addition to college applications.
At IDA, children are highly motivated, learn to have confidence in themselves, and are educated in technique, mostly in the French language. They are exposed to magnificent music by the masters and experience the valuable lessons and excitement of the stage and backstage.
IDA is proud to produce dancers who are contracted to professional ballet companies immediately after graduation. On the strength of their dance ability, other graduating students enter prestigious colleges and universities such as Notre Dame, Princeton, Yale, and Penn State, to mention just a few. It is an accepted fact that the discipline and dedication of a ballet student sets them apart academically.
The International Ballet Company, a non-profit youth organization affiliated with IDA, provides its dancers, tiny tots to pre-professional, the opportunity to take the pure classical ballet technique which is emphasized in class to the professional stage. Shows are SPECTACULAR with stunning costumes, magical special effects, wonderful music, and exciting and interesting original choreography.
Dancers are introduced to the professional stage with two full-length ballets each year: The Nutcracker in December at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts and a spring show such as Sleeping Beauty, Save our Oceans or Little Red Riding Hood in May. The studio also offers an outstanding Summer Camp which culminates with a stage show, complete with dancers in full costume performing in a theater. The Summer Intensive program attracts serious dancers in the community wanting to prepare for the start of the new academic year.
International Dance Academy, founded in 2000, is located in the Broward Lakes
Business Park at 825 Shotgun Road in Weston. For more information on all programs call
954-476-4419 or visit www.danceIDA.com.