SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS
Summer training can make a significant difference in a dancer's advancement. Without the school year's academic and other competing priorities, dance can be your main focus. And, our bodies work much better with year round training. You've heard of "muscle memory" - it's particularly important when you are asking your body to conform and stretch in ways it is only used for dance. Most of all, it's a fun way to stay active.
SUMMER DANCE CLASSESWe will offer weekly classes to keep up with your training over the summer. Register for as many weeks as you are available and we will prorate your tuition. Students should take classes at their current level except for those who will be transitioning from Discovery to Ballet 1 (those entering 1st grade in fall whether they have prior training or not) and those invited to begin transition to pointe.
SUMMER INTENSIVE and Junior Intensive
A great way to kick-off your summer training. Our two week Summer Intensive is designed to offer top caliber training like you would receive at other national programs with a lower cost and at our local studio. All Company members are expected to attend. Those interested in being a host family for visiting dancers please contact Mr. Underwood.
Our junior intensive occurs during the second week of our summer intensive to give younger dancers a taste of the intensive experience with two classes per day.
ballet STORY CAMP
For preschoolers through those who finished Kindergarten, this is a great camp. Dancers learn about a different classical ballet story each day and their activities center on that story in a 3 hour session each day. Each day includes dancing, crafts and costumes. At the end of each day, kids dance with one of our resident ballerinas and learn steps from that ballet. In studio show for friends and family on Thursday. Camp is from 9 a.m to noon with show at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Afternoon session may be added if morning session fills.
Children will learn the story and dances from The Nutcracker and possibly be part of creating a new dance for this year's performances. Children are not required to sign up for The Nutcracker but those who do will not need to audition. Come enjoy Christmas in August.
open world dance foundation
Thanks to Mr. Underwood's relationships with founders Ekaterina Shchelkanova and Anton Boytsov, we had dancers and staff join this amazing event in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2013. Visit their website for more information and make plans to join them in Riga, Latvia in 2014.
All the parents taking pictures in this image to show how much we all have
in common. Those pictured were Russian parents at the studio for the final