IEC dance studio’s Baby Ballet Classes – giving every child from 1.5 – 6.5 years of age the chance to dance, shine and have fun!
At IEC’s Baby Ballet, we make learning to dance an unforgettable and magical experience for your little ballerina. Our classes will give your child the chance to dance, gain confidence and shine, in a fun, caring and supportive environment.
By learning through play, our qualified and welcoming teachers give toddlers and young children the chance to dance by using their imagination, having fun and making friends along the way.
This is in line with IEC’s overall vision to educate our next generation in a creative, imaginative and fun way. Students who wish to pursue their formal ballet training can enrol for the Royal Academy of Dance exams later on, either at Alpha Ballet School or Ballet By Nora
Our Syllabus will be based on RAD’s ‘Dance To Your Own Tune’ and ‘Pre Primary’ specifications with elements of the Australian GUILD Speech and Drama and Australian Pre Ballet syllabus
IEC Baby Ballet aims to nurture children’s creativity, imaginative minds and develop coordination through movement, fun and music. Students who wish to pursue exam grades later may do so under Alpha Ballet School or Ballet by Nora; both of whom run the RAD exam syllabus. Students are also encouraged to enrol in IEC’s Speech and Drama weekly course to further develop their performing arts skills.
IEC’s Baby Ballet is in association with Mrs Joan Lu of Alpha Ballet School, the first licensed RAD registered teacher in Kota Kinabalu
Jasmine has been dancing ballet with Mrs. Lu of Alpha Ballet School since she was 5 and continued after she graduated from university. She completed her Grade 8 RAD Award exams with Honours and achieved a Merit in the Intermediate exams. She has choreographed for concerts, teaching periodically as an assistant teacher at Alpha Ballet, produced Le Corsaire a pirate’s tale full length ballet and was in the Corps de Ballet of Slave Princess in 2009, the first full length ballet held in KK.
A musical ethusiast, she spent 4 weeks in New York in the summer of 2014 to study Musical Theatre at the New York Film Academy. She is current director of IEC, and English Centre and Further Studies Consultancy that offers Speech and Drama courses as well.
A former professional dancer in Taiwan, Marianne moved to Sabah in 2006 after marrying her Sabahan husband to bring up her two children here in KK. She joined Alpha Ballet as a student, achieving Merit in the Intermediate exams and completing the AdvI RAD exams along the way.
She has since choreographed for concerts, taught chinese dance in Tshung Tsin Secondary and Kian Kok Middle School and is an assistant teacher at Alpha Ballet. She was recently props manager for Le Corsaire a pirate’s tale, a full length ballet organized by IEC Heart for Arts Foundation. Marianne was also in Corps de ballet at the first full length ballet production, the Slave Princess in 2009.
A student of Alpha Ballet for many years and manager of Alpha Ballet for the last 20 years, Sharon has been invaluable to the growth and stability of ballet in KK.
An early childhood education teacher by profession, teaching at a pre school for the past 15 years, Sharon is amazing with toddlers and children! She is an assistant teacher in Alpha Ballet for the younger grades and stage manager of Le Corsaire a pirate’s tale, a full length ballet produced by IEC Heart for the Arts Foundation in August 2018.