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GRAND RAPIDS BALLET SCHOOL

SUMMER SENIOR & JUNIOR INTENSIVES
June 24-July 26, 2019

SENIOR BALLET INTENSIVE

Ages 12-22 (audition required)

In the Summer 2019 Ballet Intensive Program, students enjoy studying with stars from today’s ballet world, refining their skills in technique and artistry. Students receive training in ballet, contemporary, pointe, men’s jumps, plus classical and contemporary variations. Our summer program also provides an opportunity to train with renowned master teachers while learning original choreography for a performance at the end of the session. Students also gain valuable tools through seminars and specialized classes in nutrition, injury prevention, cardio training and more.

A Day in the Senior Ballet Intensive

Senior Ballet Intensive students will take four classes per day Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm including Technique, Contemporary, Repertoire, Variations, Turns/Jumps, Conditioning, Pointe, Mens, Pas de Deux, Hip Hop, Gyrokinesis, and Cardio Dance/Yoga.

  • • 10-11:45am: Ballet Technique
  • • 12-1pm: Pointe / Mens
  • • 1-2pm: Lunch
  • • 2-3:30pm: Contemporary
  • • 3:45-5pm: Repertoire

Senior Ballet Intensive Schedule

  • • 5-Week Program
    • ○ June 24-July 26
  • • 3-Week Programs
    • ○ June 24-July 12
    • ○ July 8-26
  • 2-Week Programs
    • ○ June 24-July 5
    • ○ July 8-19

* To attend only one week of the Senior Intensive, requests can be made by emailing the Summer Programs Office or by calling 616.454.4771 ext. 17.

Senior Ballet Intensive Tuition

Students have three tuition options:

  •  •  5-Week Program – $1,905
  •  •  3-Week Program (June 24-July 12 OR July 8-26) – $1,280
  •  •  2-Week Program (June 24-July 5 OR July 8-19) – $855

* To attend only one week of the Senior Intensive, requests can be made by emailing the Summer Programs Office or by calling 616.454.4771 ext. 17.

JUNIOR BALLET INTENSIVE

Ages 9-13 (no audition required)

Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Junior Ballet Intensive is a comprehensive program created especially with the aspiring young dancer in mind. Presented in a nurturing and encouraging environment, students will receive individual attention and custom instruction in order to accelerate their technical proficiency, and cultivate artistic expression in both ballet and contemporary styles of dance.

A Day in the Junior Ballet Intensive

Junior Ballet Intensive students will take three classes per day Monday-Friday 10am-2pm including Technique, Contemporary, Turns/Jumps, Stretch/Strengthen, Hip Hop, and Repertoire.

  • • 10-11:30am: Ballet Technique
  • • 11:30am-12pm: Lunch Break
  • • 12-1:30pm: Contemporary
  • • 1:30-2pm: Turns & Jumps

Junior Ballet Intensive Schedule

  • • Week 1 – June 24-28
  • • Week 2 – July 1-5
  • • Week 3 – July 8-12
  • • Week 4 – July 15-19
  • • Week 5 – July 22-26*

*Students may only attend Week 5 in addition to attending Week 4 due to the rehearsal process for our Summer Showcase on July 26.

Junior Ballet Intensive Tuition

Junior Ballet Intensive students may pay tuition by choice of week(s) or bundle for savings:

  •  •  5-Week Program (June 24-July 26) – $1,005
  •  •  1-Week Program – $250
  •  •  2-Week Program – $475
  •  •  3-Week Program – $714
  •  •  4-Week Program – $950

Summer 2019 Senior Ballet Intensive Housing

HOUSING AVAILABLE FOR SENIOR BALLET INTENSIVE STUDENTS ONLY.

Students ages 14-22 enrolled in the Senior Ballet Intensive may register to stay in supervised housing on the campus of Aquinas College. Dancers will be supervised by Resident Assistants employed by Grand Rapids Ballet. Summer housing includes air conditioning, furniture and linens, wireless internet access, kitchenette, laundry room access, daily meals, transportation, and optional weekend activities.

Weekly housing and roommate requests are available. Please note, this supervised housing is first come first serve.

More information coming soon!

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Summer 2019 Ballet Intensive Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both Senior and Junior Ballet Intensives.

Summer 2019 Ballet Intensive Guest Faculty

SUMMER 2019 INTENSIVES AUDITIONS

Two Ways to Audition

IN-PERSON

To audition in person, dancers will need to attend a master class at one of the locations listed below. All auditions are 90 minutes and include classical ballet technique and, for women only, pointe. Dancers auditioning for the Contemporary Intensive will learn a section of choreography during the last portion of the class.

  • • Click on the registration button below. You’ll be asked to enter:
    1. Your contact information
    2. Information about your current and prior dance training
    3. Program dates preference
    4. Whether or not you plan to apply for financial aid / housing
    5. Payment information for a non-refundable $25 registration fee payable using any major credit card
      • • Please note: Registration is available in-person on the day of your class beginning 30 minutes prior to start time but you must have exact cash or check only
  • • The following dress code is required for all attendees
    • • Ladies – solid colored leotard, pink tights, ballet / pointe shoes
    • • Gentlemen – white / black athletic shirt, black tights, ballet shoes
  • • Please bring physical copies of the following items to your audition:
    1. Headshot photograph
    2. First arabesque photograph (en pointe for ladies, en relevé for gentlemen)

VIDEO

Dancers may also audition by video submission no later than March 25, 2019.

  • • Click on the registration button below. You’ll be asked to enter:
    1. Your contact information
    2. Information about your current and prior dance training
    3. Program dates preference
    4. Whether or not you plan to apply for financial aid / housing
    5. Payment information for a non-refundable $25 registration fee payable using any major credit card

“I loved learning variations from ballets, the seminars that were offered were so helpful, and cardio class improved my stamina.”

Jessie C.