Inland Empire Dance Center | I.E. Contemporary Ballet
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**By signing up for classes, you are agreeing & understand masks must be worn at all times by staff, students & anyone entering our facility.
Master Classes involve taking a dance class from skilled performers, celebrities, and teachers from all over the world! A master class is a class given to dancers of a particular discipline by an expert that is HIGHLY acclaimed in their field. Students (even those of professional level) learn from these masters in single intensive 90-120 minute sessions aimed at taking your technique to the next level! These classes explore other forms of dance in addition to ballet, and past classes have included: Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz Funk, Swing, Contemporary, & Musical Theatre! Many of our instructors have been from South Africa Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet Opera, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Mexico City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Canada National Ballet, Inland Pacific Ballet, and the Long Beach Ballet just to name a few...
Anthony "AJ" Jackson
ADULT BALLET 18+ (all levels welcome)
Adult Ballet classes are open to students of all levels from the age of 18+. Class begins like a traditional class starting at the barre, then moving to the center with various combinations & exercises. Come prepared to sweat, learn, and feel great! The only dress code we ask you to adhere to are: No dangling jewelry, pink or black ballet shoes & comfy clothing you can move in!
Our adult ballet classes are only $15 per class; and our schedule is as follows...
Tuesday: Intermediate Level 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday: Beginning Level 10:00 am-11:00 am
ADULT TAP 18+ (all levels welcome)
Classes focus on technique and musicality and are supplemented by a wide variety of musical genres. Students will also be exposed to both musical theater or "Broadway" tap and “hoofing” or rhythm tap. Each class includes a warm up, steps across the floor, guided improvisation exercises and a final combination. This class is a specialty class taught by the amazing Debra Kaye! Monday & Tuesday classes are only $40 per month! Our dress code is the same as ballet & jazz except you need black or tan tap shoes.
Tuesday: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
TECHNIQUE 8+ (all levels welcome)
Our tech class offers barre, center floor work and combinations that focus on the dancer's musicality, technique, coordination, core strength, and grace. We also go into further detail about the ballet terminology. Open to ages 8+, must be in proper ballet or jazz attire!
Tuesday: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
JUMPS/TURNS (all levels welcome)
This is a technique class designed to assist students in focusing on the leaps, jumps and turns that dancers perform in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary class. This specialized class is a way to better your technique when executing basic leaps, center leaps, turns, and fouettés. Open to ages 8+, comfy clothing, jazz or lyrical sandals are ok.
PILATES MAT (all levels welcome)
Pilates mat classes focus on developing core strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. The instructor presents the exercises at multiple levels which allows students to choose to work at a beginning, intermediate, or advanced pace. Students learn to be aware of breathing patterns and spinal alignment while engaging the deep muscles of the core. No previous Pilates experience is necessary to join a mat class. This is a specialty class, and are $40 per month. Please wear comfortable stretchy clothing you can move in, and a pilates/yoga mat. Open to age 8+, all levels welcome!
Monday: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
PAS DE DEUX (invitation only)
Advanced students will receive Pas de Deux classes. This is specialized training in how the male and female dancers work together in classical ballets. This training is specifically helpful for dancers who are pursuing professional careers as ballet dancers. For their safety, students must be deemed ready and invited to attend Pas de Deux classes by the Artistic Director. Proper ballet attire is a must!
FAIRY TALE BALLET/MOMMY & ME (ages 4-6)
This class introduces the basics of ballet dance through creative movement & terminology while your child is Twirling, leaping, and skipping to our favorite magical tunes gives students a chance to express themselves in the most magical ways while preparing them for the next level (Beg.Ballet) Open to ages 4-6.
PRIVATE LESSONS / COACHING (ages 6 adult)
In a private lesson, it is just you (or you and your dance partner) and the teacher, working together to improve your dancing. It doesn’t matter what level of dancer you are – a first time beginner or a competitive dancer – direct one-on-one input from a professional instructor can’t be beat. Accomplished dancers have all taken private lessons along the way. Most dancers who delayed taking privates wished they had done it sooner to accelerate their learning process.
Please call the Artistic Director to schedule an appointment. Private lessons must be paid in advance and are non-refundable. A lesson paid is a lesson taken. All of our instructors are in high demand so please, if you need to cancel, it needs to be 24 hours in advance!