Irish Ballet Teachers Association

The IBTA represents Irish ballet teachers registered with highly respected worldwide organisations: Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, and International Dance Teachers Association .

We undergo extensive years of training and subsequent examinations to be qualified to teach and train ballet students from recreational up to pre professional level in a safe and disciplined environment.

IBTA also includes representatives from Ballet Ireland, Ireland’s national ballet company which is funded by the Arts Council and Irish National Youth Ballet, Cork Youth Ballet Company and Youth Ballet West. All ballet schools in Ireland are private and teachers are both self employed and employers, paying significant tax, local charges and rents etc. They are significant contributors to the economy in Ireland.