Saturday, November 25, 2017

Do you know that we have Modern classes in addition to our Classical Ballet? For ballet levels 2 and up, our Modern classes allow the dancers a little more freedom to move, to explore new shapes with their strong bodies, and to learn what their bodies are capable of. All classes are taught by Sarah Glesk, who graduated from the Cornish Institute with a focus on Modern dance. Our dancers look forward to finding out what Miss Sarah has in store for them each week. Call our office at 457-0765 for more info!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Who wants to win 4 weeks of fun?

Do you have a little one who loves to leap and twirl? Would you love to bring your little one in for a 4 week session of ballet, on us? We are holding a drawing, specific to our blog, for 4 weeks tuition to one of our upcoming sessions. The class age range if from age 3- ages 8 and begin in November, with most classes held on Saturday. All you have to do is enter is to e-mail us at and ask to be placed in the drawing! Happy dancing!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

New classes begin in November!

Check out our new web site for updated class information! With new classes for little ones beginning in November, we want to tell everyone about them! Our new address to bookmark is -

Friday, October 20, 2017

New short session begins in November! :)

Fall classes are in session, with our new 6 week sessions taking place on Saturday through Nov. and Dec. for ages 2.5 - 10. Call the studio at 467-0765 (or e-mail us at to find class times for your child's age! We are fully enjoying the crisp fall air and our new class schedule!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Have you checked out our new web site?

Check out our new web site, with new pictures, our fall schedule, new class info, links to purchase your Nutcracker tickets (both for Moscow Ballet or State Street Ballet's Nutcracker performances in Spokane).

Monday, October 2, 2017

Spokane Nutcracker will feature many INB students, we are so excited to see them display their love of dance onstage!

Congrats to all of our dancers who auditioned and earned roles in the Nutcracker, both Moscow Ballet's and State Street's Nutcracker! We will have 31 dancers performing this year, and can't wait to see them onstage! :)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sleepover coming up soon!




Our studio sleepover is coming up, check your calendar for dates

home with your child soon!  The sleepover is held every autumn for

students in level 3 and up (or any child who receives a letter,


we don't separate children in the same classes, so a few younger

students may receive a letter).  The sleepover is a fun time for the dancers to

develop deeper friendships with other students, and socialize a bit

outside of class.  We play dance games, watch a dance video or two,

and lots of silly dance dress up!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

One of our favorite quotes at INB!

Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation" Roger Staubach While Staubach may have been a football great, his quote is oh so fitting for the world of ballet...:)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Quote from Miss Janine to start your Tuesday off on the right (pointed) foot...:)

"It has long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarley sat back and let things happens to them.  They went out and happened to things."

                                                                                                           Elinor Smith

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Terrific article written by Bethany Leger regarding Barre Classes for adults!

Bethany Leger is the founder of Ballet for Adults,a site dedicated to educating adults about ballet. She has written this article specifically about the current barre craze, and offers reasons why it may not just be a passing phase. Check out her five reasons why it is beneficial and what to look for in an instructor...:)
The Ballet Barre: A Unique Type of Exercise For Adults

Graceful, lean, and strong—ballet dancers are exceptionally fit, and it all starts at the ballet barre. The ballet barre, or the long wooden rail that lines the walls of dance studios everywhere, supports the dancer while they practice a series of exercises that increase flexibility, strength, and stamina. Consider 5 ways barre-centered workouts are becoming an increasingly popular option for adults.

1. It’s easy on the joints. Some forms of exercise, such as jogging, put too much strain on the joints. Thankfully, barre exercises are like the equivalent of swimming on dry land. The most basic ballet step, plié, is always performed first at the barre. Pliés are graceful squats that allow the body to warm up gradually and safely. This traditional step is followed by other mild movements that increase flexibility and range of motion. So, if you suffer from bad knees, fear not. A barre class geared to adults is a great alternative to intensive weight-bearing exercise.

2. It’s vertically friendly. The ballet barre may run horizontally, but you won’t. Unlike other forms of aerobic exercise that compromise your alignment and practically induce vertigo, almost all exercises are performed in the upright position, encouraging circulation and proper posture. Save for a few exercises that may have you bending forward or backward, the barre offers continual support as you navigate any given exercise. Whether you have one hand on the barre, or perform all movements facing the barre, spending an hour or more on the cold, hard floor of the studio is not in the cards.

3. It’s stabilizing. Barre exercises are designed to strengthen your core, which in turn helps you balance. A major component of barre work includes relevé, or rising to the balls of the feet; this exercise requires a student to engage the abdominal muscles, gluteals, and inner thighs to maintain balance. Since ballet technique requires a dancer to lift, balance, and shift their weight properly, in a traditional ballet class, the ballet barre only serves to prepare dancers to perform combinations across the floor without any support. Barre-only classes, however, allow adult students to remain at the barre.

4. It’s varied. Barre work is anything but mundane; it contains a wonderful variety of exercises and the possibility of combinations is endless. Although ballet technique is practiced in a standard order at the barre, no two classes have to be the same. Every set of barre exercises includes squats, brushes, kicks, and balances. Weight-lifting and some other athletic activities have the tendency to focus only on certain parts of the body, creating dense, overworked muscle groups. Ballet barre classes, on the other hand, offer a well-rounded, full-body workout that promotes lean muscle development.

5. It’s classical training. Unlike sports that are comprised of strictly mechanical exercises, ballet is an artistic discipline. While barre classes provide obvious physical benefits, the classical origins of the exercises performed also offer a measure of culture and insight. After all, ballet was originally performed in the royal court! Adult students venturing into a barre class for the first time have the opportunity to get in shape while also learning grace and poise.

These are 5 ways barre classes are becoming a hit with adult students nationwide. Tip: When possible, check out any prospective teachers’ credentials. If a teacher has little to no ballet experience, consider another class.

About the Author: Bethany Leger taught ballet for 7 years in Dallas, TX. She is the founder of Ballet For Adults, a site dedicated to educating adults about ballet Click here to check out Bethany's site!

Saturday, January 2, 2016