As we approach the performance week for La Fille mal gardee at the Excelsior Springs PAC June 9 and 10, 7:30 pm, (The Excelsior Springs PAC is at 612 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs Missouri) it is time to mention what else is coming up at Ballet North! We have a very full summer of Ballet Intensives, Dance Camps, and of course our classical ballet classes. Further details below!
Ballet Intensives and Camps:
Summer Ballet Pre-Intensive ages "about" 9 (with previous training) to 12: Monday thru Friday June 19 to 23, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. This shorter duration Intensive still presents the all-day long at the ballet challenge of the full length intensive for those who are at the beginning level of ballet technique, and want to dial up their learning and progress during the summer which is always much easier to do since school is not in session and everyone has much more energy! Each day Pre-Intensive students will take a full length technique class, plus modern, conditioning, choreography study, work on pantomime skills and much more. NO lunch or snack is provided, please bring your own brown bag lunch daily. For the young ladies, pointe shoes are NOT required in the Pre-Intensive.
Summer Ballet Intensive ages 13+ runs Monday June 19 thru Friday June 23 AND Monday June 26 thru Friday June 30; 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. This is a two-week intensive program for the intermediate dancer that wants to use the summer to augment and enhance their technical abilities. Each day a full length technique class plus pointe, basic variations, modern, tap/character and choreography learning are presented. Girls MUST be on pointe for this Intensive. NO lunch or snack served, please bring your own lunch daily.
Dance Camp 1 ages 4-5
Dance Camp 1 lets the youngest dancers fill in many of the gaps about the wonderful world of the ballet that there just is never time for in a regular ballet class. Learning about the 500 year history of the ballet, art projects that teach about the major ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker or Don Quixote; and even learning about how the bones and muscles work and even some of what good nutrition concepts are for young athletes and of course they take a daily ballet class too! Dance Camp 1 runs Monday thru Friday July 10 - 14, 9:30 am - 11:00 am. SNACKS ARE SERVED PLEASE ADVISE OF ANY ALLERGIES!!!
Dance Camp 2 ages 6-9
Dance Camp 2 for ages 6-9 continues solving the problem that there's never enough time in a ballet class to cover everything about the marvelous art form of the ballet. Dance Camp 2 lets the young student continue the learning about the world of ballet with further learning about the major figures in Ballet such as the great choreographers and their works such as Giselle or Swan Lake, with art projects that reinforce ballet concepts plus learning about pantomime story telling, muscles and bones, nutrition, and of course daily ballet class. Dance Camp 2 runs Monday thru Friday July 17 - 21, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm. SNACKS ARE SERVED PLEASE ADVISE OF ANY ALLERGIES!!!
Next Year's Ballet Schedule
Starting Wednesday July 5 we will be on the new schedule for the next 12 months until June of 2018 - because classical ballet is learned in much the same way as music wherein long periods without practicing cause a lot of learning loss, we do NOT take the whole summer off. Please join us for an exciting year of classical ballet learning starting immediately after the 4th of July!
You can find all the latest details and updates in the Home, Intensives Camps, and Ballet Classes sections of this website. Enjoy the ballet!