ABT: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE



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The Young Dancer Summer Workshop
 
This workshop provides the opportunity for serious young dancers, ages 9-11 and 12 year-olds at the beginning pointe level, to actively flourish in a professional, yet nurturing environment. The outstanding faculty members of ABT will provide unparalleled instruction, while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers.

Classes will be held from approximately 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Young Dancer Summer Workshop will focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique and educating younger dancers about related topics in the world of dance. Students will begin each day with a ballet technique class, and will continue with pointe or pre-pointe work, boys’ class, character, jazz, modern and choreography. Workshops in nutrition, ballet terminology, dance history, classroom and rehearsal etiquette, and injury prevention will enhance the young dancer’s experience, providing well-rounded education and facilitating future artistic development. Faculty will be announced shortly, please check back for details.

 

San Jose, CA
Artistic Coordinator, Dalia Rawson
Dates: June 20– July 1, 2016
Location: Silicon Valley Ballet
40 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 288-2820 x223
Tuition: $1200
Ages: 9-12

 

Orange County, CA
Artistic Coordinator, Alaine Haubert
Dates: July 11– July 22, 2016
Location: Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2121 x4100
Tuition: $1200
Ages: 9-12

 

New York, NY
Artistic Director, Melissa Allen Bowman
Dates: August 1 – August 12, 2016
Location: American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 477-3030 x3416
Tuition: $1200
Ages: 9-12

 

Auditions for The Young Dancer Summer Workshop are as follows:
Please note: Dancers ages 9-11 and 12 year olds at the beginning pointe level, exclusively interested in The Young Dancer Summer Workshop in New York, San Jose or Orange County should audition at one of the sites listed below or via video. Dancers who are 11 year olds by their audition date who would like to be considered for the Summer Intensives as well as The Young Dancer Summer Workshop should audition with the 11-13/14 age group on the National Audition Tour. Dancer ages 11 and 12 exclusively interested in the Young Dancer Program should audition only at the sites below.

January 3
Sunday
New York, NY
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Floor (212) 477-3030 x3416
10am age 9; 11:30am age 10; 1pm age 11-12
   
January 9
Saturday
Washington, DC
American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD
1570 E. Jefferson St.
www.americandance.org
10am ages 9-12
   
January 10
Sunday
Boston, MA
Boston Ballet
19 Clarendon St
www.bostonballet.org
3pm ages 9-12
   
January 10
Sunday
Dallas, TX
Ballet Academy of Texas, Coppell
145 Fitness Ct.
www.balletacademyoftexas.com
12pm ages 9-12
   
January 17
Sunday
San Jose, CA
Silicon Valley Ballet
40 North First St.
www.siliconvalleyballet.org
3pm ages 9-10; 4:30pm ages 11-12
   
January 18
Monday
Chicago, IL
Joffrey Ballet
10 East Randolph St.
www.joffrey.org
10am ages 9-12
   
January 23
Saturday
January 24
Sunday
Long Beach, CA
Cal. State Univ. Long Beach, Dance Dept.
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
http://www.csulb.edu
10am ages 9-12


REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE CLASS.

AUDITION INFORMATION:
Auditions are open to all male and female students who have achieved basic levels of ballet training. Applicants for The Young Dancer Summer Workshop (New York) must be at least age nine on August 1, 2016. Applicants for The Young Dancer Summer Workshop (San Jose) must be at least age nine on June 20, 2016 and applicants for The Young Dancer Summer Workshop (Orange County) must be at least age nine on July 11, 2016. A registration fee of $35.00 should be paid in cash or by a check or money order made payable to American Ballet Theatre. Applicants must also bring a photograph showing first arabesque in center and an informal headshot (does not need to be professional) in order to register. Girls must wear full-length pink tights, black leotards and ballet slippers. Boys must wear white t-shirts, full-length black tights and ballet slippers.

Note: Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. The deadline to pre-register is Sunday, December 27, 2015. To pre-register, plese visit Application Information.

Summer Intensive Pre-Registration

To audition by video, please visit the Accept’d online portal. The link to the Accept’d portal will be available in November. Video auditions will be accepted from Tuesday, December 1, 2015 through Monday, February 1, 2016. The video application fee is $40 (credit card only). Students will also need to submit one informal headshot (does not need to be professional) and a photograph showing first arabesque in center. Video audition results will be emailed by the deadline to enroll.