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)Β (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



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


β€œThe 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

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Meet me at the barre πŸ˜‰ #tbt #cheers

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The Dallas Conservatory (Dallas, Texas)(http://thedallasconservatory.org)
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-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

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1st Place Junior Classical Winner @kali_kleiman at YAGP Dallas! Full list of Awards follows πŸŽ‰Congrats to all on a stupendous start to YAGP season – 4 more cities to go! ✈️✈️✈️ 🌟2018 Outstanding School🌟 1st Place Ensembles 2nd Place Pas de Deux Contemporary Top 3, Senior: 1st Place: Eden Ryder Classical Ballet Top 3, Junior: 1st Place: Kali Kleiman 3rd Place: Ally Whitley Contemporary Top 3, Junior: 2nd Place: Ally Whitley 3rd Place: Charlotte Junge Classical Top 12, Senior: Eden Ryder Rachel Rohrich Classical Top 12, Junior: Charlotte Junge Olivia Bell Savannah Cummings Contemporary Top 12, Senior: Ava.Noble…… ……………………………………………………………..Contemporary Top 12, Junior: Caroline Powell Kali Kleiman Olivia Bell Classical Top 12, Pre-Competitive: Madeleine Chen Contemporary Top 12, Pre-Competitive: Madeleine Chen Chloe Kim Classical Top 24, Junior: Caroline Powell Dani van Creveld Natalia Scuilla πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ’₯πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―β€ΌοΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’•πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ We could not be more proud! Thank you to all for your hard work!! SPECIAL THANKs TO COACHES Jacqueline Porter, Olga Pavlova, Clair Culin, Kate Kuether, Vincent Hardy, Ausia Jones, Megan Storey, Cat Lewellyn, and Sean Smith!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ#ballet #ballerina #balletpost #balletfeet #dance #dancer #bailerina #balet #tutu #costume #jacquelineporterballet #summerintensive #thedallasconservatory #outstandingschool PHOTO CREDIT: @epep1020

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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


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

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Have you registered for your #IBCSI2018 audition yet? Attending YAGP Chicago this weekend? Here’s your chance to train with IBC’s world-class faculty this summer, or to audition for our year-round Pre-Professional Day Program! Our Chicago audition is coming up this Thursday, February 1st at Ruth Page studios. We hope to see you there! Pre-register today! β€” #ballet #dance #ibc #indianaballetconservatory #ballerinasofig #ballerina #instagramballerinas21 #worldwideballet #worldwidedance #balletworld_inspiration #balletpost #loveballet #balletlife #balletspirit #futureofballet #carmelballet #balletspiration #balletbabiesfeature #ballet_a #mypointemoment #vaganova #russianballet #loveindy #indymonthly #indyschild #theballetclub #worldballetproject #summerintensive #yagp2018

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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!!

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