Summer Intensive Program


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804-344-0906 x228

Summer Intensive Program

June 28 – July 30, 2021

The Summer Intensive Program at Richmond Ballet is designed for young people 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 advance and expand their training. Faculty for the Intensive are from the School of Richmond Ballet and the Richmond Ballet 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: School of Richmond Ballet offers six intensive course levels for serious ballet students ages 11 and up. The curriculum includes daily ballet technique classes, augmented by subjects designed to develop a well-rounded dancer at each level of training.

Pointe: Pointe technique for all female students levels A-F

Men’s Classes: Separate ballet technique classes for intermediate and advanced male students

Variations: Instruction in selected variations from the classical and contemporary repertory for intermediate and advanced female and male students

Pas de Deux: Partnering technique for advanced female and intermediate and advanced male students

Character Dance: Instruction in traditional national dance forms such as mazurka, polonaise, czardas, and waltz, which are used extensively in classical ballet

Jazz and Theatre Dance: Contemporary trends from Los Angeles, New York, and traditional dance styles from American musical theatre classics

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, Acting, and Mime