Week of July 27-31, 2020
Summer Intensive Week
concentrated on a single area or subject or into a short time; very thorough or vigorous.
If you follow the path of any professional dancer, you will notice many common themes in their collective journeys. Most began dancing at a small local dance studio in their hometown, where they either developed a deep love for ballet or displayed a natural ability or talent that was cultivated by an encouraging teacher or coach.
As the dancer’s talent grew, so did their curiosity and desire to learn more and be exposed to different teachers and styles of dance. Almost every dancer’s professional journey began when they made the decision to take the giant step and see what’s NEXT!
For many young dancers, this next step happens during their summer vacation. Instead of going to the beach or having a relaxing summer, they enroll in a special dance program called a Summer Intensive.
ABT Summer Intensive
For over 20 years, American Ballet Theatre has hosted Summer Intensive programs across the United States, annually training over 1400 young dancers (ages 9-20). These programs provide students with access to top quality teachers and master guest teachers that are dedicated to the learning process and growth of each individual student. Students participate in a minimum of three classes per day with ABT’s renowned faculty and enjoy a comprehensive curriculum that includes exposure to ABT artists, history and repertory.
While COVID-19 may have interrupted the plans of thousands of young dancers this summer, it certainly did not dampen their spirits, passion or pursuit of excellence.
This week ABTKids Daily is opening a window into a week in the life of one of ballet’s most promising talents: Madison Brown, ABT National Training Scholar and Summer Intensive student.
Join Madison as she trains in ballet, modern and character, and participates in a Meet the Artist with ABT Principal Dancers!