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International Ballet Classique

By William Conville
Media Patch
July 9, 2013

Alex Babayev Performing In The Nutcracker Ballet[Media, Pennsylvania, USA] – The Academy of International Ballet, official school of International Ballet Classique, is pleased to announce a special “one year” TUITION-FREE program for boys ages 7 through 18! This unique program is designed to enhance athletic skills, flexibility and strength. Participation in this special program includes opportunities to perform in our future ballet performances. All students in this special program must audition for possible acceptance. No prior dance experience is required.

Boys in this special Vaganova-based training program will build stamina, flexibility, muscle tone and strength, including balance and coordination using exercises and dance movements.

According to IBC Artistic Director Denis Gronostayskiy, “Our special one year program for boys is a beneficial activity both mentally and physically. It is a mentally demanding and a physically challenging program. Boys will do much running, jumping and sports-related physical activity in a large studio rather than on a playing field. The student will learn how to correctly hear, move and react to music under pressure, how to cooperate with others; and, most importantly, learn first hand traditional courtly manners and social etiquette. This 10-month program is based on the revered Vaganova Method of teaching ballet to boys. By offering to young men this free experience-enhancing program we provide a skill set platform to launch many different careers one of which is, of course, professional ballet”.

All classes are taught in the finest traditions of the Bolshoi, heir to almost 300 years of excellence in ballet.

There is no tuition for this program. Commitment to class attendance and rehearsal time is required and adherence to all rules and regulations. All are invited.

Open auditions will be held at the Academy of International Ballet located on the upper level of the Granite Run Mall, Suite 209 at 1067 West Baltimore Pike , Media PA 19063. Audition start time is 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 10th. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before start time. For additional information call 484-444-2389 or 866-908-5666 or e-mail us with your questions at

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Classical Ballet Theatre

Mr. Saburov coaches aspiring male dancers at CBT

By Renee Maxwell
Herndon Patch
July 11, 2013

[Herndon, Virginia, USA] – Classical Ballet Theatre (CBT) offers full scholarships to boys and young men interested in training under the auspices of the renowned Alisher Saburov. Mr. Saburov — a former Bolshoi Ballet star with high expectations, quiet discipline, and masculine form — has produced very successful male athletes. His young dancers typically earn high placement in the Youth America Grand Prix competition, receive scholarships for summer training with outstanding ballet companies, and portray important roles in CBT’s full-length productions. Those who choose also go on to dance professionally. For example, one alumnus currently is performing with Atlanta Ballet, and another enjoyed careers with San Francisco Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and Smuin Ballet before enrolling in Stanford University.

At this time, there are openings in the scholarship program for new and current male dancers. For more information, please contact Kim Brummett at (703) 471-0750.

CBT is a not-for-profit performing arts organization dedicated to providing education, performance, and outreach opportunities in the art of dance to Northern Virginia and the surrounding communities. For more information about CBT, its classes, or upcoming performances, please visit  and Facebook.

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