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Summer Dance Classes

June 24 – August 3

Swing into summer dance at IBT! Classes for ages 3 and up.

OUR STUDIO LOCATIONS:

Merrillville Studio – 8888 Louisiana, Merrillville, IN

DeMotte Studio – 202 5th Avenue NE, DeMotte, IN

Valparaiso Studio – 155 1/2 W Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN (Asana Yoga Center)

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Fall Dance Classes

August 19 – Recital 2025

Fall into dance at IBT! Classes for ages 3 and up.

OUR STUDIO LOCATIONS:

Merrillville Studio – 8888 Louisiana, Merrillville, IN

DeMotte Studio – 202 5th Avenue NE, DeMotte, IN

Valparaiso Studio – 155 1/2 W Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN (Asana Yoga Center)

CLASS SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

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Meet IBT at the Ball Game

June 23 | 4pm (Game begins)

Crown Point Babe Ruth/Legacy Fields, Crown Point
851 Center Ross Road, Crown Point, IN

Come and join IBT when we throw out the first pitch and perform at the Crown Point Corn Dogs Baseball game at Crown Point Babe Ruth/Legacy Fields in Crown Point.

$8/adult | $6/child
Tickets available through IBT Main Office.
8888 Louisiana Street, Merrillville, IN
PH: 219.755.4444

Nutcracker 2025 Auditions

August 24-25, 2024

Merrillville Studio | See Schedule
8888 Louisiana St., Merrillville, IN

It’s not quite the holidays yet, but it’s not too early to plan for this year’s Nutcracker. Everyone’s favorite holiday tradition is months away but we’ve set the dates for auditions for ages 5 and up. Pre-registration is preferred.

QUESTIONS:
Email us: [email protected]
Call us: 219.755.4444

THANKS FOR COMING

Kids Dance Camp

June 10-14, 2024

Merrillville Studio | 10am-2pm
8888 Louisiana St., Merrillville, IN

DeMotte Studio | 3:30-7:30pm
202 5th Ave. NE, DeMotte, IN

It’s time for our summer Kids Dance Camp and we’re so excited! It’s a Barbie & Ken themed camp perfect for girls and boys!  Your littles will enjoy week-long fun full of dancing, crafting, and snacking. Campers will present and perform for their families on the last day of camp and enjoy an ice cream social celebration. For ages 4 and up. Don’t wait, our camps fill up fast!

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Cinderella

May 4-6, 2024

Theatre Northwest, IUN, 3401 Broadway, Gary, IN 

Join Indiana Ballet Theatre as we present Cinderella for our annual spring performance! This beloved favorite is a comedic classical ballet choreographed by Rostislav Zakharov to music composed by Sergei Prokofiev. Watch this fairytale ballet come to life with Cinderella, Prince Charming, Fairy Godmother and the crazy step sisters, Esme and Theodora. Don’t miss this this magical, memorable performance, perfect for the entire family of all ages.

Theatre Northwest Location Information: The theatre is located across the street from the main IUN Campus. The theatre is located in the Arts & Sciences Building on the second floor. It is accessible by both stairs and an elevator. 

Parking: General Parking in lots 8 and 9 located between 33rd and 34th on the East side of Broadway. Accessible parking located in lot 13 (East side of Broadway off of 33rd).

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Bring a Friend – FREE Dance Class

February 12-17 | March 4-9

IBT Main Studio | 8888 Louisiana St., Merrillville, IN
DeMotte Studio | 202 5th Ave NE, DeMotte, IN 
Valparaiso Studio | 155 1/2 W Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN (Asana Yoga Center)

Calling all friends of Indiana Ballet Theatre students or those who just want to try a class for FREE at IBT! We’re opening our doors and classes for those ages 3+ looking for dance fun and making new forever friends this February and March.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1. Review our schedule of classes (here on our website)
2. Register here online at no charge for a class of your choice
3. Attend the class and have a blast!
CLASSES:
Fancy Feet | Ballet | Adult Ballet | Pointe | Modern |
Hip-Hop | Jazz | Tap | Irish Dance | Musical Theatre
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Kaliedoscope 2024

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso, IN

Indiana Ballet Theatre as we present our annual modern-contemporary dance concert KALIEDOSCOPE! Founded and directed by IBT Artistic Director Amanda Tuohy, this contemporary showcase has been a fan favorite since its inception in 1999. Audiences return year after year to enjoy this concert which beautifully and artistically connects movement to the human experience. This performance is perfect for all ages.

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Master Tap Workshop with Mark Yonally

Saturday, January 27, 2024

WORKSHOP STUDIO LOCATION:
Merrillville Studio – 8888 Louisiana, Merrillville, IN

10:00am – 12:30pm | Experienced Tappers 8+ (Class and Tap Dance History and Theory Session)

12:30pm -3:00pm | Advanced & Intermediate Tappers (Class and Tech, Tap Games, and Choreo)

Yonally (he/him) is the founder and Artistic Director of Chicago Tap Theatre, one of the most critically well-regarded dance companies in Chicago. They perform an annual three-show season in Chicago and tour both throughout America and Europe. Their performances have been chosen as the Top Ten Dance events of the year by the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, SeeChicagoDance and Windy City Media. Their 2016 Time Travel Story Show, “TimeSteps” was selected as the Best New Production of 2016 by the Dance Magazine Reader’s Poll. Mark has developed a national and international reputation as a performer, with solo performances in Chicago, Helsinki, Barcelona, New York, Amsterdam and Paris. He has been blessed to have Sam Weber, Sarah Petronio, Dianne Walker, Bill Evans and Billy Siegenfeld as mentors. Mark has also recorded with live musicians, including an appearance with the Polyphonic Spree on their song “Mental Cabaret” and on stage with them at Lollapalooza. Learn more about Mark Yonally