Our Summer Intensive Blog

WelcomeWelcome to our blog dedicated to the Summer Intensive program at Ballet des Amériques. The summer program has a special place in the history of our school. In fact, we opened our first studio – the 1,650 square foot Studio Anna Pavlova – with a Summer Intensive on July 11, 2011:FlockingYet, in a very important sense, the Summer Intensive program at Ballet des Amériques predates the opening of our school by many years, as it is the unique creation of our Director, Carole Alexis, who devised the curriculum and method based on her many years of experience in pre-professional ballet training. Known for her ability to engage even young children in rigorous pre-professional dance training with focus and discipline, Carole Alexis was the first to expand the scope of intensive dance training during the summer months to include younger students.including-young-students-1024x764In keeping with our Director’s interdisciplinary and holistic approach to dance training, education and performance, the Summer Intensive curriculum also includes music and voice, ballet terminology (French), dance history, acting, arts and crafts, folkloric dance and stage makeup.music_and_art

Fostering curiosity and creativity in a joyful atmosphere and focussing these creative energies through disciplined exercise are essential ingredients for learning the art of dance.warmupcorrection2barrewarmup2-1024x764Summer Intensives at Ballet des Amériques provide a sociable and respectful learning and training environment, which combined with close supervision and detailed corrections will allow your child to excel.barre2andcorrection

 

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Events on July 25, 2014
  • Summer Intensive 1
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: July 25, 2014 - 2:30 pm
    Location: Ballet des Amériques, 16 King St., Port Chester, NY 10573
    Description: Ballet des Amériques is pleased to announce its 2014 Summer Intensive program. Summer intensives have a long tradition in the world of dance - bridging the gap between the spring and fall semesters - but also fulfilling a complementary role with respect to the regular school curriculum: Largely free from academic obligations, students are able to concentrate on dance and make leaps of progress in training, iron out weaknesses, and consolidate what was achieved during the academic year. Quite importantly, the warmth of the summer months makes for greatly increased flexibility, which, when intensely exercised, can propel students to a higher level. Please consult the schedule below. (Please note that tuition rates are listed only for the basic 3-week and 6-week options; other options and their corresponding rates would be provided in personal consultation following the audition.)

    Summer Intensive 1 (3-week program; July 7 - July 25)
    Summer Registration Fee $30
    Arts & Crafts Materials $50
    Elementary - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    $950 for 3 weeks
    Elementary - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
    $1,250 for 3 weeks
    Intermediate - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
    $1,250 for 3 weeks
    Intermediate/Advanced - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
    $1,250 for 3 weeks

    Summer Intensive 2 (3-week program; August 4 - August 22)
    Summer Registration Fee $30
    Arts & Crafts Materials $50
    Elementary - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    $950 for 3 weeks
    Elementary - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
    $1,250 for 3 weeks
    Intermediate - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
    $1,250 for 3 weeks
    Intermediate/Advanced - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
    $1,250 for 3 weeks

    Summer Intensives 1 and 2 (combined 6-week program)
    Summer Registration Fee $30
    Arts & Crafts Materials $50
    Elementary - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    $1,600 for 6 weeks
    Elementary - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
    $2,200 for 6 weeks
    Intermediate - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
    $2,200 for 6 weeks
    Intermediate/Advanced - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
    $2,200 for 6 weeks

    Classes and workshops in: ballet, pre-pointe, pointe, répertoire, barre au sol, modern, modern jazz, music and voice, ballet terminology (French), dance history, acting, arts and crafts, folkloric dance, stage makeup.

    Participation in our summer program is by audition only. Auditions will be held on February 8, March 1 and April 26, 2014. Please see the poster below for details and call 646-753-0457 or e-mail info@balletdesameriques.com to register.

    For applicants from foreign countries or from remote states, there is a video audition option. Please contact the school at info@balletdesameriques.com or 646-753-0457 for detailed instructions.

    Prospective students and their parents are also invited to visit and subscribe to our Summer Intensive Blog (www.summerintensive.com), where additional information and announcements may be found.
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