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The school provides an atmosphere that is fun and dynamic, sophisticated and academically challenging, while embracing a reputation for high artistic merit.
Performance opportunities are vital for students training to dance classically. It is the fundamental aim of this school to produce dancers who are gifted performers. Providing a structure and venue appropriate for the performing requirements of the school, Island Youth Ballet was founded in 1998. While the classroom drills the point-less seeming steps and positions necessary for a correct technique, it is in performance that color, light, and spectacle transforms the work of the day.
IYB is dedicated to the preservation of classical traditions and to that which is innovative and expansive. IYB fosters its dancers to be interpreters of the ballet and to continuously explore the role and music and its relationship to dance and its dancers.
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