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2023 SUMMER INTENSIVE

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A Quality Training Experience for Ages 8 - 18  

You're to invited to Bay Ridge Ballet's 2023 Summer Intensive at our Brooklyn based studio located at 110 Bay Ridge Avenue! With amazing instructors and diverse classes of all dance forms, our 7th summer will be better than ever!   

 

Designed for committed dancers ages 8 to 18, BRB's rigorous six-day training program offers classes from highly experienced, world-class instructors! 

 

Students will be challenged in a nurturing environment, allowing them to freely explore their technical and artistic capabilities within our exciting, well-rounded curriculum, culminating with an in-studio showing.  

 

Our Summer Intensive's mission is to inspire the next generation of young dancers to push themselves to the next level. Through the art of dance, we not only educate the dancer, but the whole person. 

CLASSES

  • Ballet Technique

  • Pointe/Pre-Pointe

  • Boys Technique

  • Choreography  

  • Modern Technique

  • Improvisation

  • Character Dance 

  • Jazz Technique

  • Musical Theater

  • Hip-Hop

  • Tap

  • World Dance 

  • Stretch

  • Conditioning

  • Dance Education Workshops

2023 DATES

LEVEL I:

August 14 - 19, 2023

9:00am - 3:00pm Monday - Friday

2:00pm - 7:00pm Saturday

In-studio Showing Saturday Time TBA

 

LEVEL II:

August 21 - 26, 2023

9:00 - 3:30 Monday - Friday

2:00 - 7:00 Saturday

In-studio Showing Saturday Time TBA 

*Schedule subject to change.

2023 FACULTY

Olivia Duffy

Laurence Gonzalez

Lorena Jaramilla

Honeybee Moise

Hanna Oldsman

LaToya Roberson

TL Steele

Kat Wildish 

Inna Yureneva

Patricia Foster-Grado

AUDITION    

 

Current BRB students will be placed in the appropriate intensive level by the director.  

 

New students must audition for acceptance and placement. An in-person placement class can be scheduled or an audition video can be e-mailed to info@bayridgeballet.com.  

 

Audition videos should be no longer than 15 minutes in length and should include (but are not limited to) the following:

 

Barre for all students:

  • Plie

  • Battement tendu

  • Rond de jambe a terre

  • Grand battement

 

Center for students approx. age 8-10:

  • Adagio including port de bras (movement of the arms)

  • Small jumps (e.g. sautees in 1st, 2nd, 5th) and grand saut de chat (leaps)

  • Show flexibility on the floor - front and straddle splits, frog

 

Center for students approx. age 11+:

  • Adagio including 1st arabesque and developpes devant and a la seconde

  • Pirouettes en dehors and en dedans (or preparation for pirouettes for younger dancers)

  • Small jumps including sautees, assembles, jetes

  • For dancers on pointe, include pointe exercises at the barre or in the center according to experience

 

Other Dance Forms for all students:

  • Applicants should also include a short combination (30 seconds to one minute) of one other style of dance, such as jazz, tap, modern or hip-hop.

TUITION

​Camp Tuition $590

Early Bird Special: $50 off when register before March 15

$150 deposit required to reserve spot

Early Drop-Off is available. Please email info@bayridgeballet.com for more information!   

SCHOLARSHIPS 

​Scholarships are available for students who show particular talent and dedication to their dance training. With a submission deadline of April 15, here's how to apply! 

 

1. For new students, an in-person audition can be scheduled or an audition video can be submitted following the criteria listed above in the video audition section. 

 

2. Current and new students students who wish to be considered for a scholarship, must submit as essay. Dancers should write 1 paragraph answering the following questions:

 

  • Why is dance important to you?

  • If you have submitted a scholarship paragraph before, how has your dance changed since then?  

  • What do you hope to achieve at this year's Bay Ridge Ballet Summer Intensive?

  • Why should you receive a scholarship this summer?

Apply for a scholarship no later than April 15!

IMPORTANT INFO

Students are required to come to camp with a water bottle, lunch and lots of healthy snacks each day. Due to time restraints, students are required to bring their lunch upon arrival and will not be permitted to leave the studio during the intensive. 

A showing of all the students have learned will take place the last day of the Intensive. Participation in the performance is not required, but encouraged for the best experience. Students are required to communicate at the start of the Intensive if he or she will not be performing to all instructors. 

Female Dress Code Requirements:​

  • 2 black leotards any style

  • at least 2 pairs of pink transitional tights to allow for bare feet

  • pink ballet slippers

  • black jazz shoes

  • black tap shoes

  • hair must be secured in a proper bun using pins & a hairnet

  • jewelry is not permitted

Male Dress Code Requirements:​

  • 2 white shirts any style including tank top, t-shirt or dance shirt. 

  • at least 2 pairs of black leggings or tights

  • black ballet slippers with black socks

  • black jazz shoes

  • black tap shoes

  • jewelry not permitted 

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