August 5th – 16th
Choreography Composition & Classical Ballet: Audition & Placement only
This program is for students who would like to deepen their technique and develop their creative capacity within the art form
Students will study classical ballet & pointe technique (where applicable). They’ll study the choreographic process and have a chance to create their own works. Includes stretching, conditioning & injury prevention classes. They’ll participate in the costume creation and set design for the culminating performance which will be partly works that they have created themselves and classical pieces from the traditional repertoire.
Supplementing the dancer’s technical studies is the ongoing development of each student’s choreographic voice.
The dancer must look for his or her own talent in order to discover it, and so must the dance maker. Original works both with and without themes and narratives will be required during the program, thus nurturing an aspect inside each young artist that is not commonly tended to in the course of traditional ballet training, inviting the visions of future dance makers to come forward.
CLASSICAL BALLET TECHNIQUE
Students will have classical ballet technique and pointe classes everyday. They’ll also have conditioning and injury prevention classes. So that they push the boundaries of their technique while also learning to care for their bodies. They’ll study the choreography from the classical repertoire so as to understand their heritage as classical dancers and a context for creating their own works.
A big part of the trans-formative magic of ballet comes when the dancer steps into a costume and becomes a character from another world, another time, another land.
Costume design and creation is a high art form in and of itself and a beautiful well done costume elevates the dancer and the dance.
Students will study the basics of sewing, costume design and creation.
Age 7+ will have their lessons on sewing machines, age 4-6
Sample day for age 8+ (divided according to skill level)
10:30-11:00 Pointe (where applicable)
11:15-12:15 Choreography Composition
12:45-1:30 Classical Repertoire
1:30-3:00 Costume Making
2:30-4:00 Rehearsal for the show