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Summer Intensive Program
June 29 – August 1, 2015
The summer intensive program at Richmond Ballet is designed for young men and women who love dance and are committed to developing their ballet technique. The variety of classes offered—in ballet as well as associated dance techniques—encourages program participants to deepen and expand their expertise. Faculty members are from The School of Richmond Ballet and Richmond Ballet’s professional company. Guest faculty also contribute in specialized areas of expertise. Previous program participants have gone on to professional careers with Richmond Ballet as well as other ballet companies throughout the country.
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Summer Classes: Not all levels participate in every class
Ballet: The School of Richmond Ballet offers five intensive course levels for serious ballet students, ages 13 and up. The curriculum includes daily technique classes, augmented by subjects designed to develop a well-rounded dancer at each level of training. Courses are taught by internationally known faculty at Richmond Ballet’s state-of-the-art Canal Street studios in downtown Richmond.
Pointe: Pointe technique for all female students
Men’s Classes: Ballet technique for intermediate and advanced students
Variations: Instruction in selected variations from the classical and contemporary repertory for advanced female and male dancers
Pas de Deux: Partnering technique for advanced female and intermediate/advanced male students
Character Dance: Instruction in traditional national dance forms such as mazurka, polonaise, czardas and waltz, which are used extensively in classical ballets
Jazz: Contemporary trends from Los Angeles and New York merged with traditional jazz dance styles
Modern: Exploration of the movement capabilities of the body through dance elements of space, rhythm and dynamics found in established modern dance choreography
Enrichment Programs: A variety of dance-related subjects such as Dance History, Injury Prevention, Nutrition, and the crossover of associated art forms such as Music for Dancers, Choreography, Acting and Mime. Also video tapes of ballets from the classical and contemporary repertory are shown regularly
Performance: All five-week intensive course students are eligible to participate in a workshop performance at the end of the session
F $995 (1/2 day)
We strongly recommend that each student participate in the full five-week program. Applications for a three-week session will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis after all five week student applications have been processed. Rates for the three-week session will be adjusted accordingly.
Housing option: Students 13 years and older and enrolled in course levels A-E
Students will stay at the Crowne Plaza hotel next door to the Richmond Ballet. Guestrooms include the following amenities: Two double-sized beds, cable TV, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, refrigerator and telephones. Students will have use of an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, dry saunas, and a full range of exercise equipment (some restrictions may apply).
A variety of activities and excursions will be planned for free time during the students’ stay at the Crowne Plaza. There will also be limited transportation for grocery and shopping needs.
Five-week session June 29-August 1, 2015
Room and Board * $2999
* Housing cost includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily
Students who are 18 years or older may arrange for their own housing in an apartment or house in the area. The student will be responsible for arranging his/her own lease agreement and paying all rent, utilities, and other fees associated with the apartment and living arrangements. The student will be responsible for all his/her own meals and transportation to and from the Richmond Ballet.
Program participants benefit from the extensive experience of an internationally known faculty from The School of Richmond Ballet combined with an exciting roster of guest teachers. With degrees and performance/choreography credits from around the world, plus in-depth experience in dance instruction, our faculty offers students the highest level of professionalism.
The School of Richmond Ballet Summer Faculty
- Igor Antonov
- Malcolm Burn
- Anne Sidney Hetherington
- Starr Foster
- Jasmine Grace
- Rebecca Hodal
- Judy Jacob
- Jerri Kumery
- Arnott Mader
- Susan Israel Massey
- Patricia Mochary
- Tara Penick
- Melanie Richards
- Katherine Smothers
- Judith Steel
- Jerome Weiss