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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 9:30-10:00am to 3:30-4:00 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
Dates: June 19 – June 30, 2017
Location:

New Ballet School San Jose
40 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 352-5616

Tuition: $1200
Ages: 9-12

 

NEW! Tampa, FL
Dates: July 10 – July 21, 2017
Location:

University of South Florida: School of Theatre & Dance
The Dance Building - 3825 USF Holly Drive West
Tampa, FL 33620

Tuition: $1200
Ages: 9-12

 

Orange County, CA
Dates: July 10– July 21, 2017
Location: Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2121
Tuition: $1200
Ages: 9-12

 

New York, NY
Dates: July 31 – August 11, 2017
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, Tampa 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. Please note: Dancers who are auditioning in New York and would like to be considered for both YDSW and the Summer Intensive must audition on January 7. Dancers who attend the February 5 audition in New York will not be considered for YDSW.

January 8
Sunday
New York, NY
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Floor
10:00am
11:30am
1:00pm
Age 9
Age 10
Age 11-12
   
January 8
Sunday
Washington, DC
The Washington Ballet
3515 Wisconsin Ave NW
www.washingtonballet.org
9:00am Age 9-12
   
January 8
Sunday
Boston, MA
Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon St
www.bostonballet.org
10:00am Age 9-12
   
January 14
Saturday
January 15
Sunday
Long Beach, CA
Cal. State Univ. Long Beach, Dance Dept.
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
http://www.csulb.edu
10:00am Age 9-12
   
January 15
Sunday
Dallas, TX
Ballet Academy of Texas, Coppell
145 Fitness Ct.
www.balletacademyoftexas.com
10:00am Age 9-12
   
January 21
Saturday
San Jose, CA
New Ballet School of San Jose
40 North First St.
www.newballetschool.org
2:30pm
4:00pm
Age 9-10*
Age 11-12
   
January 21
Saturday
Portland, OR
Northwest Dance Project
211 NE 10th Ave.
http://nwdanceproject.org/
12:30pm Age 9-12
   
January 28
Saturday
Miami, FL
Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Ave.
http://www.miamicityballet.org
3:00pm Age 9-12
   
January 29
Sunday
Orlando, FL
Orlando Ballet School
415 East Princeton Street
www.orlandoballet.org
12:00pm Age 9-12
   
February 12
Sunday
Tampa, FL
University of South Florida; School of Theatre & Dance
The Dance Building- 3825 USF Holly Drive West
www.usf.edu
11:00am Age 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 by the start date of the corresponding program. 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 Friday, December 30, 2016. To pre-register, plese visit Application Information. Pre-Registration will open on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Video auditions are also available. Video auditions will be accepted online from Thursday, December 1, 2016 through Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The video application fee is $40 (credit card only).