About - IDA Ballet Weston
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Welcome to the International Dance Academy (IDA)

Home of the International Ballet Company (IBC). Under the direction of Deborah Buttner, Artistic Director, and Mary Buttner, Director, we are known as “Simply the Best!” We have three fully equipped air-conditioned studios with sprung floors and a friendly, non-competitive environment. Excellent classes are provided in Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Royal Academy of Dance, Contemporary, and Stretch/Strengthening /Conditioning. Annually, we perform the full-length professional Nutcracker to 7000 patrons per season as well as a theatrical spring show, such as Cinderella, Snow White or Sleeping Beauty.

Please accept our open invitation to visit the Academy and enjoy a complimentary ballet class.



IDA/IBC bases its philosophy on the classical ballet training of the Royal Academy of Dance. The emphasis is on strong technique, which allows for greater artistic freedom. IDA/IBC accentuates the importance of strength in body, mind and character. The disciplined environment meets the full spectrum of needs for novice dancers to ballerinas training for professional opportunities. Classical ballet provides the foundation for all other dance forms. While it is the most demanding and disciplined of all dance styles, it is also the most rewarding. With a solid ballet foundation, classically trained dancers have the unique ability to transfer their skills into jazz, modern dance, or any other dance form they pursue. IDA/IBC’s commitment to being “Simply the Best” enables us to produce and direct two full-length productions each year with outstanding community wide support.

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