Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 15939 Biscayne Boulevard North Miami Beach FL 33160 USA

Mission: Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is a young, vibrant dance company focusing on becoming a force in the ballet community of South Florida.
Target demographics: Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida wishes to reach audience members from all of South Florida.
Geographic areas served: South Florida
Programs: Arts Ballet Goes to School: This education-outreach program aims to expose young school children to the history and art of ballet. We hope to instill an appreciation for dance in youth all around South Florida, and we encourage them to participate in dance themselves. Vladimir Issaev's School of Classical Ballet offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Tap, and Flamenco. The school focuses on teaching the highest standard of Vaganova Method ballet, and performs frequently with the company.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Both of my children participated in programs by the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida for many years. My daughter learned to appreciate dance and classical music, developed discipline and self-confidence, and learned to teach young children their dances. The kids in this dance company also are very supportive of each other - just the opposite of the competitive environment in which some companies thrive. Finally, she had an opportunity to travel to Europe twice and to host exchange students at home through ballet. Those experience were incredibly enriching. Now in college, she continues to dance, which is both expressive and wonderful exercise. My son also took dance lessons for two years. Since he has autism, it was a tremendous opportunity for him to socialize with kids his age. The integration with typical kids was especially good for him, as he'd never been able to participate in sports and always wanted to do what his sister did. Arts Ballet Theatre is a blessing to this community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes are needed at this time, except perhaps more funding! It is a well-run company, represents the entire multi-ethnic community in Greater Miami and is inclusive of children with disabilities.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

wow my experience has been great it all started 3 years ago when i did ballet i was in a very low level even though i ws eight. in a few months i was moved up to prepetory 1. my was teacher vladimir. i worked hard in prepetory 1 for a year until i had to leave because i hit 4th grade in school were they loaded my with homework and tests i left ballet for 2 years. i was so sad that i had lost being a ballerina so i went back to after i was done with 4th grade. i am done with 4th grade now and i am in 5th in ballet i am in prepertory 2 and working to get my pointe shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! isabella s.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build even a better studio

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I am a junior member of the Arts Ballet Theater of Florida. I have been a student of Vladimir Issaev since the age of five. He gives personal attention to all the details of our dancing and our developtment. Not only do we learn in the studio but we perform on stage. This is an amazing experience that is not offered in other dance schools. We all participate in community service projects that promote the arts and help to raise funds for the company. It is more than just a dance school/company, it is a family.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

when we perform our shows on stage.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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5 people found this review helpful

My 7-year old son absolutely loves this ballet school! The training is top-notch and we feel so fortunate to have them in South Florida. We drive over an hour each way from Palm Beach County 4 days a week for this incredible instruction and experience. The teachers are truly professionals who not only teach but have active dancing careers themselves. Bravo Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my son's ballet instruction and training for the ballet

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add classes for adults during the day so that adults could take classes while their children study, but that would require a larger facility

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their dedication and professionalism to classical ballet

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

ballet dancers and instructors

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand and enlarge it's facilities

Ways to make it better...

I lived closer to the school

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I cannot answer this question, it is for the organization to answer for themselves.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I can't say enough good things about this organization. I have been to many ballet schools in South Florida and this is the best I have seen.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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1 person found this review helpful

Founded and operated by he most experienced and talented professionals in the dance industry. Unmatched in the trainning and development of dancers. We are fortunate to have this organization serving our community and educating our children. They place a high value on instilling confidence and respect while teaching the art of dance.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

not just the results = wonderfully trained dancers - but in the way the achieve the them. Expectations and regulations are made know and applied to all.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Consistency. Always exemplify excellence. Whatever the situation, ie; dance class, summer program, rehearsals, performance - they handle it with the utmost professionalism and consistency. A stellar example for the children, as well as for the parents.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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2 people found this review helpful

As a parent, I am thankful that Vladimir Issaev's Arts Ballet Theatre exists. While other programs stress "fun", Arts Ballet Theatre puts serious discipline with fun as well into their programs. Many of their current staff are involved in higher education in the field of dance instruction and education at the University level. The staff at Arts Ballet Theatre definitely have the skills and training to effectively instruct children in dance. There is a window of opportunity for learning when children are young, and ballet instruction, following directions, attentive listening skills, healthy and happy play, correct posture, helps young children in their development. I was worried at first that my daughter would not be able to succeed in Ballet School. Mrs. Ruby Issaev said that the combination of music with dance has a magical effect on children and that magic helped my daughter succeed. It is a boon that Vladimir Issaev, the director of Arts Ballet is an exceptional choreographer who brings to the community wonderful ballets for the family that definitely reinforce love for the arts. Miami is fortunate to have Arts Ballet Theatre. I encourage you to read Arts Ballet Theatre's website and explore the various programs on offer. You will be impressed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I am the parent of a child who has been a student of Arts Ballet and I am amazed by the skills she has acquired.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

overall grade A quality.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional and diligent.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create more programs, help more children in its youth programs, help more children as part of its special needs programs, help more seniors get out and enjoy its ballet programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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10 people found this review helpful

My daughter participated in their Summer Program and her technique, her love for Ballet, poise, improved much more than expected. This is a complete program not only for the techniques but helps this young kids understand discipline, group work and camaraderie. Meeting other girls and boys from other countries and cultures adds to the learning as an individual. I would not think twice on recomending this program. Excelent work and beautiful staff

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their support for the arts

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, candid, dedicated, organized

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Absolutly bring much more culture to all the communities in the state.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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4 people found this review helpful

amazing studio!!! amazing classes, teachers, performances!! top notch!! we have been dancing there for 8 years and counting>>>>we are soooo happy

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way my children love to dance and perform and how they have so much confidence.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

terrific

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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