INTERNATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL PRAGUE, the first school of its kind in the Czech Republic, focuses on training of children and young artists and provides top-level education in classical ballet with modern dance elements. The school is exceptional in many respects, with the lessons conducted exclusively in English.
The pedagogues are exclusively former or current soloists of the National Theatre Ballet and active ballet masters working with professional dancers at the highest possible level on an everyday basis.
The Ballet School has 4 age categories and each one has also 2 levels, which makes more divisions to accommodate the youngest students according to age as well as levels of dance capability, beginners and advance students.
The Ballet School also offers classes in classical dance for adults at both levels (beginners – advanced.)
The project’s founder is the ballet master of the National Theatre Ballet Veronika Iblová, a first-class pedagogue in this discipline for many years. She says of the ballet school:
“Our dance school aims to work with children and teenagers on the harmonic development of not only their body but also their personality. We would like to provide them with high-quality education in classical and contemporary dance, as well as stimulate their feeling for music. To initiate them into the mystique and beauty of the art called ballet in a spontaneous form. And, at the same time, to pass on to them love and humility for this art…”
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL PRAGUE is located in the historic centre of Prague, close to the Charles Bridge.
(Photos taken by Diana Zehetner)