International Ballet of Florida

Vaganova training of classical ballet

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Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch areas

Ages 3 and up

Summer Intensive 2024

Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm

IBF’s Summer Intensive welcomes Intermediate and Pre Professional level dancers looking to improve their training and deepen their artistry in the Vaganova method. Enjoy 4 weeks of daily Technique, Pointe, Variations, Pas De Deux classes lead by our caring and brilliant faculty in small class sizes that keep students coming back year after year. Drop-In Class and Daily rates are available.

Pre-Pointe Summer Intensive 2024

Monday-Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm

Created for students planning to go on pointe in the next school year. Learn how the muscles of the foot and lower leg work and develop with this program that focuses on strength, articulation and placement in preparation for pointe shoes. Daily ballet class is included along with an array of specialized classes. Click to read more about this program below

Kids Summer Camp 2024

Our Kids Summer camp is a great way for children to have fun during the summer break. These camps often offer various activities, such ballet lessons, acrobatics, jazz, arts and crafts, games, and themed events, to keep kids entertained and engaged. Children can also make new friends and learn important social skills while participating in these camps. Additionally, Summer kids camps can provide a safe and supervised environment for children while their parents are at work or busy with other obligations. Overall, Summer kids camps are a wonderful way for children to enjoy the vacation and create lasting memories.

Upcoming Performances

Don Quixote

Mahaffey Theater

International Ballet of Florida presented exquisite original version full length ballet of Don Quixote at the beautiful Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, FL. Set to the virtuoso score of Ludwig Minkus, witness an array of incredible guest artists including Prima Ballerina Olesia Shaytanova and Principal Dancer Jonas Laucius of Lithuanian National Ballet, Denys Nedak international Guest Principal dancer from Atlanta Ballet and National Ballet of Ukraine and many more from around the world as they take the stage on Sunday, October 6th. Join in this adventurous love story that is equal parts comedy and romance making it a perfect night for the entire family.

Upcoming Season 2024/2025

3 exciting full length ballets are planned for our 2024/2025 Season. If you are a dancer seeking performance opportunities on the gulf coast’s biggest stages, contact us today.

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IBF Mission Statement

The International Ballet of Florida mission is to share the love and appreciation of classical ballet art with Florida residents and guests via creating live productions in collaboration with international dancers, composers and choreographers and offering world class professional classical ballet training with unique performing opportunities to students of all ages and abilities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Community Partners and Sponsors

IBF is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Art and Culture and the FL Council on Arts and Culture.