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2024 SUMMER INTENSIVE

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A Quality Training Experience for Ages 8 - 18  

You're to invited to Bay Ridge Ballet's 2024 Summer Intensive at our Brooklyn based studio located at 110 Bay Ridge Avenue!

 

With a new eight-day schedule, incredible instructors and diverse classes of all dance forms, our 8th summer will propel the dancer's technique and artistry forward!   

 

Designed for committed dancers ages 8 to 18, BRB's rigorous Intensive program offers diverse 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.

 

The Intensive culminates with a performance for all levels the final day of the program!   

 

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

  • Tap

  • Hip-Hop

  • World Dance 

  • Stretch

  • Conditioning

  • Dance Education Workshops

2024 DATES & TIMES

LEVEL I:

August 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22

9:00am - 3:00pm

Friday, August 23, 2024

11:00am - 5:00pm

Performance Time 5:30

LEVEL II:

August 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22

3:00pm - 9:30pm

Friday, August 23, 2024

11:00am - 5:00pm

Performance Time 5:30

*Schedule subject to change.

2024 FACULTY

Click on the instructor's name to read their biography! 

PATRICIA FOSTER-GRADO

HONEYBEE MOISE

MAXINE MONTILUS

HANNA OLDSMAN

SARAH STAFFORD

TARA LYNN STEELE

KAT WILDISH

INNA YURENEVA

Stay tuned... more Intensive faculty announcements coming soon!

 

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

​Intensive Tuition $790

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

$200 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 a short essay. Dancers should write 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

Breaks/Fueling the Body:

  • Students are required to bring their lunch upon arrival and will not be permitted to leave the studio during the Intensive. Due to the physical demands of this program, it is important for the dancers to rest and eat during this time.

  • Students are also required to come to camp with a water bottle and lots of healthy snacks each day.  

  • We encourage dancers to take every opportunity to re-fuel their body during lunch and snack breaks so they have energy to tackle the day! 

Female Dress Code Requirements:​

  • 2 black leotards any style

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

  • black cotton leggings for non-ballet classes

  • 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 black 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

  • long hair must be secured back away from face

  • jewelry not permitted 

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