Classical Dance Alliance - "Raising the Barre on Ballet Schooling" (sm)


  Festival Participants 2016

Festival Participants 2016


International Youth Ballet Festival 2017


Saint Petersburg, Russia


From around the world -

Dancers, teachers, coaches and choreographers

Attend from ballet schools, colleges and universities.


Choose to attend One or Both Sessions.

Ballet dancers must audition.


Session One:

Thursday, June 15 - Sunday June 25, 2017


Performances by Festival Participants and Others

Classical Ballet Intensive and Coaching of Variations

Character Dance and Historical Dance

Overview of ballet pedagogy for teachers, coaches, and choreographers


Session Two:

Monday, June 26 - Sunday, July 2, 2017


Variations and Partnering Intensive

Classical Ballet, Acting for Ballet Dancers

Other adjunct Classes

Pedagogical Intensive for teachers, coaches, and choreographers



Festival Description


Digital Audition Deadline Extended! In-Person Audition Information!



Oleg Vinogradov, Artistic Director



Register Now

Space may be Limited due to the White Nights Festival


For additional information:


Classical Dance Alliance, Inc, USA:  +1 (212) 397-1400


Click on the image below to read about and see photos of The Rising Male Stars of Classical Dance.
Rising Male Stars
Brooklyn Mack
Men's IBC Silver Medal
Daniil Simkin
Men's IBC Gold Medal
Toshiro Muraoka-Abbley
IBC Great Hope Prize
Photography courtesy of Richard Finkelstein


Click here for Video of CDA's four day intensive Daytona Beach Summer Dance Intensive, 2013" with Historical Dance, Classical Ballet Sample Lesson and Performances of the students of associate teachers and choreographers.


About Classical Dance Alliance and how it is

"Raising the Barre on Ballet Schooling®"


Since 2002, Classical Dance Alliance, Inc. has brought world-class experts directly to the ballet and dance community through teacher's courses, special events and festivals, working year round with many recognized world renowned specialists in Ballet Pedagogy, Ballet Mastering and the Art of Choreography. It was Agrippina Vaganova (1879 - 1951) who summed up the efforts of all of the teachers and ballet masters of her time when developing the "Teaching Method of Classical Dance" which most often today is called the "Vaganova Method" or "Vaganova's Teaching Method". Vera S. Kostrovitskaya (1906 - 1979) was chosen by Vaganova to replace her and working with methods committees continued the classical ballet pedagogical tradition at the highest level. To emphasize and honor the significant contributions of the artists who helped to develop ballet as a fine art form, both before and after Vaganova and Kostrovitskaya, CDA chooses to use the term "Teaching Method of Classical Dance" instead of the "Vaganova Method".


CDA provides comprehensive training in Ballet Pedagogy for teachers, ballet masters and choreographers based on Vaganova's "Eight Year Program" and Kostrovitskaya's accelerated "Six Year Program" as well as the adjunct courses: Historical Dance, Character Dance, Partnering, Acting for Dancers and Music for Ballet from the Classroom to the Stage. All courses are authentic, methodical, progressive and detailed. Starting in the Summer 2014, for the first time, courses are offered online with original, understandable, manuals and standard text references.


In order to deliver programs and meet its mission, CDA coordinates and works with many well known individuals and institutions. Past guest teaching artists have included: Irina Kolpakova (Classical Dance and Variations); Vladilen Semenov (Classical Dance and Variations); Oleg Vinogradov (Choreography and Musical Theatre Direction); Anna Marie Holmes ( Classical Dance and Variations); Vladimir Kolesnikov (Character Dance); Nina Kolesnikova (Historical Dance); Irina Guseva (Classical Dance and Historical Dance); Janet L. Springer (Classical Dance Pedagogy); Marina Gendel (Music for Ballet); Vladimir Shinov (Music for Ballet). Our ever expanding network now includes:


Classical Dance Alliance, Inc. (CDA)

Founded in 2002 for "Raising the Barre on Ballet Schooling®"

Executive Director: Janet L. Springer


International Center for Choreography and Ballet Pedagogy (ICCBP)

Founded by CDA in 2012

Artistic Director: Oleg Vinogradov


Oleg Vinogradov Foundation for the Development and Preservation

of Classical Ballet, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Founded in 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russia, by Oleg Vinogradov, in response to a large group of ballet theater goers who wrote a petition to him requesting that the Russian ballet tradition be continued at the highest artistic level.


in association with


N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory

St. Petersburg, Russia


Please inquire about our Certificate Program which is in the process of development.


Some courses are already being offered, at convenient times, online and with blended learning.


Contact us

Telephone, New York, NY: 1 (212) 397-1400



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