Please view the AUDITION page for the 2013 schedule.
- Develop and improve your ballet technique in a focused series of classes taught by professional dancers and dance educators.
- Experience one of the finest dance facilities on the East Coast, completed in 2000.
- Explore jazz, modern, character dance and other associated dance disciplines.
- Enrich your performance skills by learning about mime, music, acting and the theatrical aspects of dance.
- Work with Richmond Ballet Company and Artistic Staff as a Trainee in preparation for a professional dance career.
- Join other serious-minded ballet students in an intensive yet fun atmosphere of camaraderie and shared dance interests.
Summer Intensive Program: July 1-August 3, 2013
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.
Summer Classes: Not all levels participate in every class
Ballet: 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 Program: 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
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
Students will stay at the
*A variety of activities and
excursions will be planned for free time during the students’ stay at the
Five-week session July 1-August 3, 2013
Room and Board * $2900
*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.
School of Richmond Ballet Summer Faculty:
Anne Sidney Hetherington
Susan Israel Massey