grand rapids ballet school summer 2021 ballet intensives

SUMMER 2021 BALLET INTENSIVES JUNE 28-JULY 30

Grand Rapids Ballet School currently plans to hold an in-person, five-week Summer Intensive with the opportunity for students to also study virtually. CDC guidelines and state regulations will most likely continue to mandate smaller class sizes, mandatory mask wearing, and social distancing, so we will have rigorous health and safety guidelines in place, as we have been since our reopening in September 2020.

More specific information regarding scheduling, pricing, curriculum, and guest faculty is available below. Program plans will continue to evolve as we monitor the current state of the pandemic. All programs are subject to change.

SENIOR BALLET INTENSIVE

June 28-July 30, 2021

Ages 12-22 (audition required)

In the Summer 2021 Senior Ballet Intensive, students will enjoy studying with guest and Grand Rapids Ballet School faculty, refining their skills in technique and artistry. Students receive training in ballet, contemporary, pointe, and variations.  Students also gain valuable tools through seminars and specialized classes in nutrition, cardio training, and more.

Students will also perform in a virtual showcase at the end of the summer. This opportunity is open to everyone who at a minimum attends the last two weeks of classes. 

JUNIOR BALLET INTENSIVE

June 28-July 30, 2021

Ages 9-13 (no audition required)

The Summer 2021 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 improve their technical skills, in both ballet and contemporary styles of dance.

Students will also perform in a virtual showcase at the end of the summer. This opportunity is open to everyone who at a minimum attends the last two weeks of classes. 

Summer 2021 Ballet Intensive Schedule & Tuition

SUMMER 2021 SENIOR BALLET INTENSIVE TUITION

Senior Program dancers may select to attend between 1 and 5 weeks of the Intensive. To participate in the Summer Showcase performance, dancers must enroll for at least Weeks 4 & 5.

WEEKLY PROGRAM DATES:
Week 1, June 28 – July 2
Week 2, July 5 – July 9
Week 3, July 12 – July 16
Week 4, July 19 – July 23
Week 5, July 26 – July 30

TUITION:
1 Week, $400
2 Weeks, $760
3 Weeks, $1,140
4 Weeks, $1,520
5 Weeks, $1,600

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SENIOR INTENSIVE

Senior Ballet Intensive students will take four to five classes per day Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm including Technique, Pointe, Mens, Variations, Contemporary, Jazz, Repertoire, Turns/Jumps, Conditioning/Stretch, and Progressing Ballet Technique.

  • • 10-11:30am: Ballet Technique
  • • 11:40am-12:55pm: Contemporary
  • • 12:55-1:45pm: Lunch
  • • 1:45-2:30pm: Pointe / Mens
  • • 2:40-4:00pm: Repertoire

SUMMER 2021 JUNIOR BALLET INTENSIVE TUITION

Junior Program dancers may select to attend between 1 and 5 weeks of the Intensive. To participate in the Summer Showcase performance, dancers must enroll for at least Weeks 4 & 5.

WEEKLY PROGRAM DATES:
Week 1, June 28 – July 2*
Week 2, July 5 – July 9
Week 3, July 12 – July 16
Week 4, July 19 – July 23*
Week 5, July 26 – July 30*

*Weeks 1, 2, 4 and 5 have reached full capacity for the 9:30AM – 12:30PM program and are now closed. Click here to contact the Summer Programs Office to be placed on a waiting list for any available spots.

TUITION:
1 Week, $200
2 Weeks, $380
3 Weeks, $570
4 Weeks, $760
5 Weeks, $800

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JUNIOR INTENSIVE

Junior Ballet Intensive students will take two to three classes per day Monday-Friday 9:30am-12:30pm OR 1:30-4:30pm including Technique, Contemporary, Turns/Jumps, Stretch, Conditioning, Jazz, and Repertoire.

  • • 9:30-11:00am OR 1:30-3:00pm: Ballet Technique
  • • 11:00-11:15am OR 3:00-3:15pm: Snack Break
  • • 11:15am-12:30pm OR 3:15-4:30pm: Contemporary

*Junior Intensive, Closed Weeks:
9:30AM – 12:30PM Program
Week 1 (June 28 – July 2)
Week 2 (July 5 – 9)
Week 4 (July 19 – 23)
Week 5 (July 26 – 30)

Click here to contact the Summer Programs Office to be placed on a waiting list for any available spots.

Summer 2021 Ballet Intensive Scholarships

SUMMER 2021 MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Summer Intensive merit-based scholarships are awarded to prospective Senior Intensive dancers following the audition process, whether in person or through a video submission. Partial, half, and full tuition scholarships are awarded to students based upon their potential to achieve a professional career in ballet through a visible means of talent and passion in ballet technique and artistry.

SUMMER 2021 FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS

Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Summer Financial Aid Scholarship Program aims to provide tuition assistance to young students eager for high quality dance instruction in a nurturing and encouraging environment, inspiring a love for dance and thorough knowledge of technique. To apply, families will need to provide a completed application form and supporting financial documents.

Housing Options

Unfortunately, due to COVID health regulations and the safety of our students, we are unable to provide supervised housing this year. We do have excellent rates of $99-$119/night at hotels (some with full kitchens) within a 15-minute walking distance of Meijer-Royce Center for Dance.

Email us today for more information on securing reservations.

Amway Grand Plaza

The Morton (rooms with full kitchens available)

Hyatt Place 

Summer 2021 Ballet Intensive Auditions

VIDEO SUBMISSION

Our audition video submission deadline for the 2021 Summer Intensive program is now complete.

Dancers interested in auditioning for the Senior Program, please contact summerintensive@grballet.com to learn about our options.

Video Audition requirements

  • • headshot (can be a school photo) and full body photo in first arabesque position emailed to School Director Attila Mosolygo at the same time you complete your registration
  • • video of at least five minutes but not longer than 8 containing the following elements (only one side needs to be shown of each combination, and the frame of the video should show your full body throughout):
    • barre work: pliés, tendu from 5th, degagé, rond de jambe a terre, adagio, grand battement
    • center work: adagio, pirouette combination with pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, petite allegro including jetés, assemblés, sissonnes, etc.
    • ladies pointe work: two pointe combinations showing both sides that include échappés, retirés, single/double pirouettes
    • men: two combinations showing entrechat quatre or entrechat six and single/double tours en l’air

ZOOM CLASS

Our virtual audition class tour for the 2021 Summer Intensive program is finished.

Dancers interested in auditioning for the Senior Program, please contact summerintensive@grballet.com to learn about our options.

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