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5 Summer Programs You Can’t Miss Out On!

 

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Students of Master Ballet Academy SI 2017 Performing Sleeping Beauty.

 

Programs associated with companies are great, and in fact, necessary, especially if you are in that upper age bracket (17-19). But, are these programs the best for that lower age bracket, specifically 11-15? There are five programs across the United States who are proving that good schools come in small packages, and the training is being recognized by major schools across the world. All of these summer courses offer everything from technique class to modern, pas de deux to contemporary and a variety of cross training. These programs are great and they are definitely something to consider because these programs are worth the money. Also, keep track of your progress this summer with the A Ballet Education Technique Tracker! DON’T FORGET TO APPLY ASAP!! THE DEADLINES ARE COMING UP!

(Leslie Browne teaching students at Dallas Conservatory Summer Intensive // Photo courtesy of the Dallas Conservatory)

THE LIST: 5 Summer Programs You Can’t Miss Out On!

Master Ballet Academy (Scottsdale, Arizona) (http://masterballetacademy.com)
*A Ballet Education aka me… will be guest teaching here*

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-Large Classes with available Private Lessons (You can request me)
-Modified Russian Technique
-YAGP Outstanding School, Produced winners of YAGP, VARNA
-Contemporary Intensive
-Young Dancer Intensive

(http://masterballetacademy.com)

 


Ellison Ballet (Manhattan, New York)(http://ellisonballet.com)
-Hotel Extended Stay
-Large Classes
-Modified Russian Technique
-YAGP Outstanding School, Produced winners of YAGP, MOSCOW IBC
-Variations and Pas De Deux Intensives
-Guest Faculty is world renowned and many are YAGP Judges

(http://ellisonballet.com)

“The most important thing I’ve learned from Mr. Ellison in his Pas de Deux intensive is that our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Be ready to be challenged beyond your limits, but at the end of each day you walk away knowing that you’ve become a stronger dancer, artist, and human being.”
-Rachelle di Stasio, American Ballet Theatre

The Dallas Conservatory (Dallas, Texas)(http://thedallasconservatory.org)
advanced intensive ballet
-Hotel Extended Stay
-Host Families
-Medium Class Size
-Various Pedagogies
-YAGP Outstanding School, produced winners of YAGP
-Musical Theater, Contemporary Intensives
-Guest Faculty is world renowned and many are YAGP Judges

(http://thedallasconservatory.org)

Art of Classical Ballet (Pompano Beach, Florida)
-Hotel Extended Stay
-Small Class Size
-Cuban Ballet
-YAGP Outstanding School, Produced winners of IBC USA, Prix De Lausanne, YAGP

(http://theartofclassicalballet.org)

Indiana Ballet Conservatory (Indianapolis, Indiana) (better designed for girls)
-Host Families
-Medium Class Size
-Modified Russian Technique
-YAGP Outstanding School, Produced winners for Moscow IBC, VARNA
-Young Dancer Intensive (ages 6-9)
-Guest Faculty is world renowned and many are YAGP Judges

(http://indianaballetconservatory.org)

A BALLET TALK: SUMMER INTENSIVES

Honorable Mentions
-Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)
-The Rock School for Dance Education (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
-Kirov Academy DC (Washington DC)
-Southland Ballet Academy (Huntington Beach, California)
-Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet (Brooklyn, New York)


Don’t forget to plan your Summer with the A Ballet Education Day Planner!!

5 comments

  1. Just curious….How are you determining what makes a summer intensive one of the best?

    1. Teaching, pedagogy, style, class ratio, housing, how strong kids are getting by tracking their progress, year round acceptance rates, graduation rates.

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