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Summer Intensive Program
June 22-July 25, 2020
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
Performance: All five-week intensive course students are eligible to participate in a workshop performance at the beautiful Dominion Energy Center at the end of the session.
Tuition Rates – Full Five-Week Session (Monday-Saturday)
A Course – $2,054
B Course – $2,054
C Course – $1,952
D Course – $1,745
E Course – $1,642
F Course – $1,045 (F course is a 1/2 day Monday—Friday)
Housing – Full Five-Week Session
The School of Richmond Ballet offers a housing plan for out-of-town students attending our summer intensive courses. Chaperoned accommodations at an adjoining hotel with three meals per day and laundry service are included for $3,799. This housing option is available for ages 12 and older, placed in A-E courses.
Students 18 and older are welcome to make their own housing arrangements or adjust meal selections at the hotel.
Housing cost – $3,799
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
- Susan Israel Massey
- Tara Penick
- Thomas Ragland
- Melanie Richards
- Katherine Smothers
- Judith Steel
- Cecile Tuzii