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Summer Dance Program

 

 

 

SUMMER DANCE PROGRAM 2024 – June 24 – August 2

 

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For classes and tuition, click the following link: Brochure Summer 2024 – 5224

For information about class attire, policies, directions and parking, supplies needed, etc. please click the following link to download the handbook: Student Handbook – Summer 2024

Classes for ages three thru adult, including a Pre-Professional day intensive Monday thru Friday for serious students ages 9 & up.

The Pre-Professional Day Intensive will be held the weeks of June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; and July 29-August 2. The day intensive will not have classes the week of July 1-5. Choose one week, two weeks, or more to fit with your schedule!

The Community Class program will be held on a Tuesday or Thursday evening during the six-week time period listed above. Classes for the holiday week of July 1-5 will be held on Tuesday, July 2 and Wednesday, July 3 instead.

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SUMMER PRE-PROFESSIONAL DAY INTENSIVE SCHEDULE

The Pre-Professional Day Intensive is designed for the serious student, age 9 & up and includes Progressing Ballet Technique in addition to ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theater. Throughout the Summer Dance Program, guest master teachers are invited to instruct the Pre-Professional day intensive students.

The stellar lineup of luminaries in the dance world in 2024 will include Sarah Lane (American Ballet Theatre, Dance double for Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”), Jesse Sani (Philadelphia Ballet, BalletX, Philadanco), Peter Merz (Regional Tour Director – American Dance Competition), Kate Kastelnik (Nashville Ballet), and Amy Browne Smith (TAP).  Teaching dates of each guest instructor may be found listed below along with their bio, and also in the brochure: Brochure Summer 2024 – 5224

And, don’t miss our unique opportunity to find out more about each of our special guest instructors during the “Meet the Artist” session on Thursdays when the guest is present. Check out their individual bios below for more info! A “Question and Answer” session JUST FOR YOU!!!

Classes will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.

Students may choose to take one week, two weeks, or more. Classes are held in person at the Ballet Guild studios only.

Non-BGLV students wishing to enroll in the Pre-Professional program will be placed in the proper level during his/her first class day of the summer session. Students are placed by ability, not age, in these classes.

Download the Student Handbook: Student Handbook – Summer 2024

 

UPPER INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL – GIRLS & BOYS, AGES 12 AND OLDER
Open to serious students. Girls should be on pointe. Includes Ballet Technique, Pointe & Variations, Introduction to Modern, and other dance forms, Dance History, and Projects focusing on well-known ballets. Also includes Progressing Ballet Technique, Tap, and Musical Theatre.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – GIRLS & BOYS, AGES 9-11
Open to serious students. Includes Ballet Technique, Introduction to Modern, and other dance forms, Dance History, and Projects focusing on the great ballets. Also includes Progressing Ballet Technique, Tap, and Musical Theatre.

 

GUEST MASTER TEACHERS 

 

Guest Teachers for the 2024 Summer Pre-Professional Day Intensive will include:

 

AMY BROWNE SMITH      TAP DANCE

Amy Browne Smith – Guest Teacher – Summer 2024

Tap Ties Founding Member, Teacher, Choreographer, Director

University of the Arts, Cedar Crest College, Moravian College, Lehigh University; Lehigh Valley Dance Forum, PYT

 

JESSE SANI     JULY 8 – JULY 12

Sani – Meet the Artist – Summer 2024

Dancer – BalletX, Philadanco, Washington Ballet, Capitol Ballet, Ballet Hawaii, Whim W’Him

Instructor – Philadelphia Ballet

 

PETER MERZ     JULY 15 – JULY 19

Merz – Meet the Artist – Summer 2024

Regional Tour Director – American Dance Competition

Ballet Master Teacher – invited to teach throughout the United States

Outstanding Choreographer – Youth American Grand Prix

 

SARAH LANE     JULY 22 – JULY 26

Lane – Meet the Artist – Summer 2024

Former Principal Dancer – American Ballet Theatre

Dance double for Natalie Portman in the film “Black Swan”

Founder of Ballet Mentor

Certified Gyrokinesis Instructor

Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

 

KATE KASTELNIK  ▪   JULY 29 – AUGUST 2

Kastelnik – Meet the Artist – Summer 2024

Dancer, Teacher, Pilates Instructor

Laura Alonso’s Centro Pro Danza, Havana, Cuba; Nashville Ballet

Teacher – Middle Tennessee State University; Nashville Ballet

PYB – Alumna

 

SUMMER COMMUNITY CLASS SCHEDULE

Classes are offered for ages three through adult on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The youngest students begin with an introduction to the basics of ballet; these include rhythm, dynamics, and terminology. Youth level classes are available for the student who wishes to learn ballet or improve his/her technique. Ballet for Boys classes are free and are offered for males ages 6 – 17 and introduce students to the structure and discipline of a ballet class while building music awareness and learning basic ballet terminology. Conditioning and gross motor movement skills are included. Adult/Teen classes are offered for the intermediate and advanced level dance students who have a basic knowledge of dance terminology. Class listings & tuition costs may be found in the brochure: Brochure Summer 2024 – 5224

For information about class attire, policies and procedures, directions, parking, and more, please click the following link to download the handbook:  Student Handbook – Summer 2024