We hope you will join us for an exciting month of dance this year! Summer is a great time for young dancers to accelerate their training, improve their technique, and explore new artistic possibilities. It’s also a chance to make friends with other young people who share a passion for dance. The Scarsdale Ballet Studio offers programs for three age groups during the months of June and July. Registration begins in February, so please let us know that you wish to attend to avoid cancellation of sessions due to lack of enrollment.
After School Intensive for Levels Conservatory II and E (Ages 13-17)
June 17th-June 28th 2013
This June, take the opportunity to keep your classes going before your summer intensive! For the weeks of June 17th and 24th, we will be offering a 2 ½ hour class for intermediate and advanced dancers. Class will include a technique class followed by an hour of pointe work. It will take place in the afternoons from 4:30-7:00 pm. Students must take the full 2 ½ hours of class, though taking the pointe class in ballet slippers is an option. Dancers not enrolled at SBS are welcome to register following an evaluation with the director, Diana White.
Momchil Mladenov, former Principal Dancers of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet and the National Ballet for Bulgaria Cultural Bridgers and Co-Director of the International Ballet Intensive in Atlanta will teach during the second week. The first week teachers will be announced soon.
Monday-Friday, 4:30-7:00, Ballet Technique and Pointe
2 full weeks (10 classes) : $400
1 full week (5 classes): $225
1/2 week (3 classes): $150
2013 Summer Intensive for Young Dancers (Ages 8-12)
July 1st-August 2nd, 2013
Directed by Diana White, and Assistant Director, Simon Kazantsev, the program offers dedicated young dancers all the challenges of a professional-style summer ballet program without the need to travel to Manhattan or to stay away from home. The curriculum focuses on classical ballet technique with additional classes in Pointe, Variations, Character Dance, Body Conditioning, Choreography, and Contemporary Dance. Participants are divided into two groups according to age and ability. Class size is at the discretion of the faculty. Master classes and an exciting field trip to a professional performance in New York City are planned.
A typical camp day begins with 9:00 am drop-off followed by a warm-up with stretching and core-training exercises. Ballet Technique class is from 9:20 till 10:50. After a short break, additional ballet classes such as Pointe, Character, Choreography, and Variations run until 1:00 pm. Lunch break is until 1:30. The afternoon is devoted to Contemporary Dance, Choreography, and additional rehearsals. Dismissal is at 3:00. Lunch, snacks, and refrigeration are not provided. Children with signed permission slips may walk, accompanied by a counselor, to Starbuck’s for refreshments during the lunch break.
Faculty and Master Teachers to be announced soon.
Five weeks: Full day, 9am – 3pm $2,500
Weekly rate: Full day, 9am – 3pm $ 575
Dress Code & Supplies
Girls: Any color leotard, short chiffon skirt allowed, pink tights, ballet slippers, pointe shoes, if appropriate, character shoes or jazz shoes, character skirt (knee-length or just below), dance sweater suggested (air conditioning can be cold). Pink legwarmers may be worn if necessary. NO sweatpants or sweatshirts allowed in classes, hair in a neat bun. Please bring band-aids and one instant ice pack in dance-bag. Lunch and snacks should be non-perishable. Boys: Any color t-shirt, black footless tights, white socks, white slippers, jazz shoes are optional, black legwarmers, non-baggy sweatshirt if cold, No sweatpants allowed. Lunch should be non-perishable.
Afternoon Mini-Camp for Very Young Dancers (Ages 3-5, 6-7)
July 1st-August 2nd, 2013
This program, directed and taught by Maria Posey and Elizabeth Kawalek, has been very successful in previous years. Classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 for three to five-year-olds, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays for five-and-a half to seven- year-olds. The curriculum is based on the highly regarded Leap ‘N’ Learn™ syllabus which was developed by a former ballet dancer and a child psychologist. Activities include a creative ballet class, a snack, (provided), story-time from stories of the great ballets, ballet history, ballet video excerpts followed by discussion, simple anatomy, dress-up, coloring, rhymes, and rhythmic games. For ages 6-7, we will be offering a Level A class in addition to crafts and other activities to enhance their ballet training.
For 5 weeks: $280
Girls: Any color leotard, skirt optional, pink tights, pink slippers, dance sweater optional (air conditioning can be cold). Hair secured away from face. Boys: Any color t-shirt, black tights, shorts, or sweatpants, black or white slippers, non-baggy sweatshirt if cold.
Please register as early as possible so that we may staff our program and avoid cancellation of any classes. Registration forms are at the Studio or online.