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2020 Summer Intensives

Summer  Intensive 2020 July 6th -24th 

YAGP Outstanding School 2017-2018

Why go away to an expensive, crowded summer program when you can get the training you really need and want here.

  • We offer smaller classes often taught by two instructors.
  • Each dancer receives individual attention and coaching.
  • Technique classes are focused on proper placement, form, and injury prevention.
  • We focus on clean, un-stylized technique so that our dancers are versatile and are able to adapt to any style or company they are desiring to work for. Our Pas de Deux classes are instructed by both a male and female teacher so that both dancers receive the correct technique and coaching.
  • We offer Pilates and core/cardio conditioning, stretch classes and thera-band work to keep our dancers strong and flexible.
  • We offer the absolute best training in the area.
  • Our studios have professionally sprung floors and have air-conditioning and heat.

Our full time dancers have won and placed in the YAGP regionals each year since 2014 and several qualify each year for the New York Finals. Our dancer Mira Larsen placed top 12 in the YAGP NY Finals and was accepted The Royal Ballet School. Our dancer Reid attended YAGP NY Finals, and is now a member of Houston Ballet II. Most recently Keara Nichols was invited to participate in the 2020 Prix de Lausanne and was featured for this on ABC News. Each year our dancers have been accepted to prestigious summer intensives and year round schools on scholarship including Princess Grace Academy, San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, ABT/JKO School, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Ballet West, and many others. Many of our dancers have also received full and partial scholarships as well as offers to attend year round programs abroad. Our training is being proven by our results and the many opportunities our dancers are receiving.

***10% off Summer Intensives if paid in full by May 1st, 2020. 10% off additional siblings.  Discount offers cannot be combined.

Non-refundable deposit must be paid at the time of registration to hold space in program.

Full tuition due by July 6th, 2020

  • Auditions: Dancers who are not currently enrolled at ABA must complete an audition prior to enrollment in the 2020 Summer Intensive. Dancers may complete a live audition at ABA or send a video. Please email academyofballetarts1@gmail.com for more information. Audition fee $30
  • Classes in the program include a daily ballet technique class as well as pointe, variations, contemporary, Pilates, Floor Barre, and stretch/conditioning
  • Performance Track students (attending the full program) will participate in an in-studio performance on Friday July 24th at 6:00pm.
  • Non-performance Track students will attend all technique classes with the performance track, but will not stay for extra rehearsal time at the end of each day.
  • Classes will be taught by Directors Jose Chavez and Dana Nelson as well as ABA staff members Alyssa Chavez, Robyn Segel-Shiffren, Lisa Loree, Holly Tolbert, Joan Ross-Gair, as well as special guest instructors!
  • Each dancer receives individual attention and coaching.
  • Technique classes are focused on proper placement, form, and injury prevention.
  • We focus on clean, un-stylized technique so that our dancers are versatile and are able to adapt to any style or company they are desiring to work for.
  • We offer strengthening and core/cardio conditioning designed specifically for dancers, stretch classes and thera-band work to keep our dancers strong and flexible.
  • We offer the absolute best training in the area.
  • Our studios have professionally sprung floors and have air-conditioning and heat.

Dancers will need:

Black leotard-any style, black short chiffon skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes (if on pointe).

Dancers will be able to wear a “color of their choice” leotard on Fridays.

Dancers may change clothing for contemporary class (color leotard OK, tights, leggings or shorts, and half sole shoes or barefoot)

Dancers will need to bring their own lunch/snack and water bottle.  Water and snacks are available in the vending machine if needed.

Dancers will also need a yoga/pilates mat, a medium weight Theraband, and an exercise ball.  Int./Adv. dancers will also need a softball or Theraball and a foam roller.

Any questions regarding level placement, enrollment, supplies, etc., may be emailed to academyofballetarts1@gmail.com or call 951-216-1853 to speak with our office staff.

*ABA does not provide housing, transportation or meal arrangements.  All tuition fees must be paid in full prior to the intensive. Enrollment is on a first come, first served, basis.  Dancers must be in a level appropriate for their experience and abilities. ABA staff reserves the right to determine which level is appropriate for the students.

Program #1 July 6th – July 24th   Int. /Adv. Levels 3-6 (Audition class or video required for non-ABA students):

 

Performance Track (Full Program) app. 6 hours each day Monday through Friday

Cost: $1500

Non-performance Track (1 or 2 weeks): app. 5 hours each day $550 per week

Non-refundable deposit of $300 to hold spot in program

***No drop in classes will be allowed.  Dancers must attend weekly, or the entire 3 week program.  No pro-rated weeks/days

Program #2 July 6th – July 24th  Int. Levels 2B-2A (Audition class or video required for non-ABA students):    

 

Performance Track (Full Program): app. 5 hours each day Monday through Friday           

Cost: $1250  

Non-performance Track (1 or 2 weeks) app. 4 hours each day: $450 per week

Non-refundable deposit of $300 required to hold spot.

***No drop in classes will be allowed.  Dancers must attend weekly, or the entire 3 week program.  No pro-rated weeks/days

Program #3 July 6th-24th Adv.Beg. Levels 1B/1A  (Audition class or video required for non-ABA students):

 

Performance Track (Full Program): app. 4 hours each day Monday through Friday           

Cost: $995

Non-performance Track (1 or 2 weeks): app. 3 hours each day $360 per week

Non-refundable deposit of $250 required to hold spot in program.

***No drop in classes will be allowed.  Dancers must attend weekly, or the entire 3 week program.  No pro-rated weeks/days

2020 Mini Intensives

About our Mini Intensives:

 

 

  • Mini Intensives are intended for dancers age 4-9 with any amount of ballet experience. This is a fun way to spend your summer perfecting your pointed toes and making new friends!
  • The program will include stretch and conditioning, daily ballet classes, and learning a short dance that will be performed in studio on the final day of the program
  • Each dancer receives individual attention and coaching.
  • Technique classes are focused on proper placement, ballet vocabulary, and learning basic steps, positions, and movement
  • We offer the absolute best training in the area.
  • Our studios have professionally sprung floors and have air-conditioning and heat.

 

 

Our Mini Intensive Programs:

 

 

Mini Intensive #1 July 7th – 10th   Ages 4-6 (ABA Pre Ballet level)

  • 3:00-4:00 daily Tuesday through Friday
  • $80 (Payment in full required at time of registration to hold space in program)

 

 

 

Mini Intensive #2 July 13th – 17th   Ages 5-7 (ABA Adv. Pre Ballet level)

  • 3:00-4:15pm daily Monday through Friday
  • $125 (Payment in full required at time of registration to hold space in program)

 

 

 

Mini Intensive #3 July 20th – 24th   Ages 7-9 (ABA Primary level)

  • 3:00-4:30pm daily Monday through Friday
  • $150 (Payment in full required at time of registration to hold space in program)

 

Dancers will need:

Light pink leotard for Mini Intensive #1 and 2 or lavender leotard for Mini Intensive #3 -any style, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, optional light pink or lavender ballet skirt

Dancers will need to bring their own water bottle.  Water and snacks are available in the vending machine if needed.

Any questions regarding level placement, enrollment, supplies, etc., may be emailed to academyofballetarts1@gmail.com or call 951-216-1853 to speak with our office staff.