Dates, classes locations, tuition—all the information you need to choose the right summer program.


United States of America

California

3254

Classical Dance Alliance

member of the International Dance Council CID
Director: Janet L Springer
212-397-1400
Ballet Teacher's Courses in Classical Dance
International Certification available, CA
4337
Dates: TBD
Classes: , ballet pedagogy, ballet teacher's courses in the Vaganova Method consolidated six-year program written by Vera S Kostrovitskaya,
Ages: adult
Levels: Teacher
Tuition: see website
Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
EDGE Performing Arts Center
3087

EDGE Performing Arts Center

Summer Intensive
Los Angeles, CA
Director: Bill Prudich
323-962-7733
Summer Intensive
Los Angeles, CA
3975
Dates: Jul 20-Jul 26
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, hip hop, improvisation, jazz, musical theater, jazz funk, private intensive sessions and masterclass with industry leaders
Ages: 14+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
3127

Westside School of Ballet

Santa Monica, CA
Director: Martine Harley
310-828-2018
Santa Monica, CA
4041
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 24
Classes: ballet, choreography, dance history, flamenco, injury prevention, jazz, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 4-18
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD weekly
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities

Colorado

3144

American Ballet Theatre

National Training Curriculum
New York, NY
Director: Cynthia Harvey
212-477-3030 x1168
Colorado Springs, CO
4071
Dates: Mar 21-Mar 29
Classes:
Ages: 17+
Levels: Teacher
Tuition: $1,700

Florida

3144

American Ballet Theatre

National Training Curriculum
New York, NY
Director: Cynthia Harvey
212-477-3030 x1168
Jacksonville, FL
4073
Dates: Aug 15-Aug 23
Classes:
Ages: 17+
Levels: Teacher
Tuition: $1,700
3254

Classical Dance Alliance

member of the International Dance Council CID
,
Director: Janet L Springer
212-397-1400
Ballet Teacher's Courses in Classical Dance
International Certification available, FL
4338
Dates: TBD
Classes: , ballet pedagogy, ballet teacher's courses in the Vaganova Method consolidated six-year program written by Vera S Kostrovitskaya,
Ages: adult
Levels: Teacher
Tuition: see website
Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost

Illinois

Gus Giordano Dance School

3193

Gus Giordano Dance School

Chicago, IL
Director: Amy Giordano
773-275-5230
GUS Intensive
Chicago, IL
4164
Dates: Jun 22-Jun 26
Classes: ballet, character, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, modern, musical theater, Gus Giordano jazz, Gus Giordano repertory, jazz funk
Ages: 8-25
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $575-$675
Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
College/Pro Intensive & Pre-Pro Intensive
Chicago, IL
4165
Dates: Jul 6-Aug 1
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, hip hop, jazz, modern, musical theater, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, stretch, yoga, Gus Giordano jazz, Gus Giordano repertory, jazz funk
Ages: 12-28
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $1,800-$3,000
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
JAZZ Intensive
Chicago, IL
4166
Dates: Jul 27-Jul 31
Classes: character, dance history, hip hop, jazz, musical theater, Gus Giordano jazz, Gus Giordano repertory, contemporary jazz, jazz funk
Ages: 8-25
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $600-$800
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Gus Giordano Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
4167
Dates: Aug 7-Aug 7
Classes: dance history, Gus Giordano jazz technique created by Gus Giordano, scholarships provided by the Gus Legacy Foundation
Ages: 21+
Levels: Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $300
Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost

Iowa

3091

Nolte Academy

Open Doors Dance Festival
Coralville, IA
Director: Leslie Nolte
319-688-9289
Open Doors Dance Festival
Iowa City & Coralville, IA
3980
Dates: TBD
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, modern, Pilates, pointe, stretch, variations, yoga
Ages: 9-22
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $295-$395 weekly
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Maryland

3107

CityDance

CityDance School & Conservatory
Rockville, MD
Director: Lorraine Spiegler
301-581-5204
Dance Theatre of Harlem at CityDance
Rockville, MD
4003
Dates: Jun 14-Jun 26
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-20
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $1,400
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities
Koresh Dance & CityDance's Vaganova for the 21st Century
Rockville, MD
4004
Dates: Jul 6-Jul 17
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-20
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $1,200
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities
CityDance International & ICONS (The International Choreographers Organization and Networking Services)
Rockville, MD
4005
Dates: Jul 20-Jul 31
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-20
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $1,200
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities
Special Guest Company Summer Intensive & CityDance Conservatory Back to Dance
Rockville, MD
4006
Dates: TBD
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-20
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

3100

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI)
REMOVE LINE Silver Spring, MD, MD
Director:
301-585-2880
Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI)
Online Courses for Dance Teachers, MD
3993
Dates: May 25-Aug 16
Classes: ballet, choreography, dance history, jazz, music theory & applications
Ages: 21+
Levels: Teacher
Tuition: $200-$520

Massachusetts

3191

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Boston, MA
Director:
617-747-2245
Summer Dance Intensive
Boston, MA
4160
Dates: Aug 3-Aug 22
Classes: ballet, choreography, contemporary, hip hop, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, modern, pointe, repertory
Ages: 15-22
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $2,330
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Commercial Dance Intensive
Boston, MA
4161
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 10
Classes: acting, African, hip hop, jazz, musical theater, repertory
Ages: 15-22
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: TBD
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3169

Generation IV Dance

Southampton, MA
Director: Teddy Forance
413-341-5607
Northampton, MA
4116
Dates: Jul 30-Aug 9
Classes: acting, ballet, ballroom, conditioning, contemporary, hip hop, improvisation, jazz, musical theater, stretch, life coaching
Ages: 7+
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $625-$840
Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Missouri

3082

The Big Muddy Dance Company

Summer Intensive 2020
St Louis, MO
Director: Brian Enos
314-338-4058
Session 1
St Louis, MO
3967
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 3
Classes: acting, ballet, choreography, contemporary, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, modern, stretch
Ages: 10-13
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Tuition: $420
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Session 2
St Louis, MO
3968
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 3
Classes: acting, ballet, choreography, contemporary, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, modern, stretch
Ages: 14-17
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: $420
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Session 3
St Louis, MO
3969
Dates: Jul 6-Jul 17
Classes: acting, ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, modern, Pilates, repertory, stretch, yoga
Ages: 18+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $720
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
DELETE Session 1
St Louis, MO
3970
Dates: Feb 1-Feb 1
Classes: acting, ballet, choreography, contemporary, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, modern, stretch
Ages: 10-13
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Tuition: $420
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

New York

3144

American Ballet Theatre

National Training Curriculum
New York, NY
Director: Cynthia Harvey
212-477-3030 x1168
New York, NY
4070
Dates: Feb 15-Feb 23
Classes:
Ages: 17+
Levels: Teacher
Tuition: $1,700
New York, NY
4072
Dates: May 29-Jun 6
Classes:
Ages: 17+
Levels: Teacher
Tuition: $1,700
3254

Classical Dance Alliance

member of the International Dance Council CID
,
Director: Janet L Springer
212-397-1400
Ballet Teacher's Courses in Classical Dance
International Certification available, NY
4264
Dates: TBD
Classes: , ballet pedagogy, ballet teacher's courses in the Vaganova Method consolidated six-year program written by Vera S Kostrovitskaya,
Ages: adult
Levels: Teacher
Tuition: see website
Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
3271

Doug Varone and Dancers

Skidmore College Summer Dance Workshop
Saratoga Springs, NY
Director: Office of Special Programs
518-580-5590
Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Workshop at Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
4286
Dates: May 31-Jun 20
Classes: ballet, choreography, contemporary, modern, Pilates, repertory, yoga
Ages: 16+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $2,900
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Tuition includes room and board, Housing options available at an additional cost
3131

Eglevsky Ballet

Bethpage, NY
Director: Maurice Brandon Curry
516-746-1115
Ballet Intensive
Bethpage, NY
4046
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 25
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, jazz, modern, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 11+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $2,400 for four weeks, $1,950 for three weeks, $1,400 for two weeks, $750 for one week
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Young Dancer Intensive
Bethpage, NY
4047
Dates: Jul 13-Jul 24
Classes: ballet, conditioning, dance history, modern, musical theater, variations
Ages: 7-10
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: $700 for two weeks, $375 for one week
Auditions required, Video accepted, Housing options available at an additional cost
Debbie Allen Academy/Eglevsky Ballet Intensive
Bethpage, NY
4048
Dates: Jul 27-Aug 7
Classes: African, ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern, musical theater
Ages: 12+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $1,600 for two weeks, $700 for one week
Auditions required, Video accepted, Housing options available at an additional cost
3102

Gibney

New York, NY
Director: Jessie Kardos
646-837-6809
NYC Summer Study
New York, NY
3996
Dates: Jun 1-Jul 31
Classes: African, ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, hip hop, improvisation, injury prevention, modern, Pilates, yoga
Ages: 18+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $1,985 per 4-week session
Video accepted, Scholarships available
3237

Mark Morris Dance Group

Brooklyn, NY
Director: Sarah Marcus, Director of Education
718-624-8400
Mark Morris Dance Group Summer Intensive
Brooklyn, NY
4231
Dates: Jun 15-Jun 26
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, improvisation, injury prevention, modern, Pilates, repertory, stretch, yoga, music, rhythm training, open rehearsal, panel discussions
Ages: 16+
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $800, 2 weeks
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Teaching Artist Summer Seminar
Brooklyn, NY
4232
Dates: TBD
Classes:
Ages: 18+
Levels: Advanced, Teacher
Tuition: $150
3187

Steps on Broadway

Summer Study NYC
New York, NY
Director: Mindy Jackson
212-874-2410 x118
Summer Study NYC - Theater Dance
New York, NY
4155
Dates: Jun 8-Jul 3
Classes: acting, ballet, choreography, contemporary, improvisation, jazz, modern, musical theater, Pilates, repertory, stretch, master classes, performance skills, creative tooks, electives, vocal, world dance
Ages: 18+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Summer Study NYC - Contemporary
New York, NY
4295
Dates: Jul 6-Jul 31
Classes: acting, ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, jazz, modern, musical theater, Pilates, repertory, stretch, master classes, mock audition, electives
Ages: 18+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3226

Steps on Broadway

Steps Youth Programs
New York, NY
Director: Pam Levy
212-874-3678
Steps Youth Programs - Summer Workshop
New York, NY
4214
Dates: Jul 6-Aug 14
Classes: ballet, contemporary, hip hop, injury prevention, jazz, modern, musical theater, nutrition, repertory
Ages: 7-9
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Steps Youth Programs - Summer Intensive
New York, NY
4215
Dates: Jul 6-Aug 14
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, hip hop, injury prevention, jazz, modern, musical theater, nutrition, repertory, stretch
Ages: 10-18
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Ohio

3132

Cleveland Ballet

School of Cleveland Ballet - the official school of Cleveland Ballet- Summer Intensive
Bedford Heights, OH
Director: Gladisa Guadalupe
216-320-9000
School of Cleveland Ballet - the official school of Cleveland Ballet- Summer Intensive
Bedford Heights, OH
4049
Dates: Jul 6-Aug 8
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, jazz, modern, pointe, variations
Ages: 10-18
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: TBD
Video accepted

Pennsylvania

3194

Pennsylvania Ballet

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet
Philadelphia, PA
Director: James K Payne
215-587-6942
Philadelphia, PA
4168
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 24
Classes: ballet, character, contemporary, men's classes, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, Partnering
Ages: 12-21
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Texas

3170

Regional Dance America

National Choreography Intensive
Lemoyne, PA
Director:
833-732-3262
National Choreography Intensive
Huntsville, TX
4117
Dates: Jul 19-Jul 29
Classes: ballet, choreography, contemporary, hip hop, improvisation, jazz, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 13+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $1,750-$2,250
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Tuition includes room and board
3143

The Dallas Conservatory

International Summer Dance Intensive
Dallas, TX
Director: Jacqueline Porter
214-357-8888
International Summer Dance Intensive
Dallas, TX
4068
Dates: Jun 1-Aug 14
Classes: acting, ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, hip hop, improvisation, jazz, men's classes, modern, musical theater, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-26
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $650 weekly
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
International Summer Dance Intensive
Frisco, TX
4069
Dates: Jun 1-Aug 14
Classes: acting, ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, hip hop, improvisation, jazz, men's classes, modern, musical theater, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-26
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $650
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Utah

3278

Brigham Young University

BYU Department of Dance
Provo, UT
Director: Laurel Hornberger
801-422-8713
BYU Dance Camps
Provo, UT
4303
Dates: Jun 15-Aug 6
Classes: ballet, ballroom, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, hip hop, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, modern, musical theater, nutrition, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, yoga
Ages: 9+
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Teacher
Tuition: $260-$1,200
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Tuition includes room and board, Housing options available at an additional cost
3254

Classical Dance Alliance

member of the International Dance Council CID
,
Director: Janet L Springer
212-397-1400
Ballet Teacher's Courses in Classical Dance
International Certification available, UT
4339
Dates: TBD
Classes: , ballet pedagogy, ballet teacher's courses in the Vaganova Method consolidated six-year program written by Vera S Kostrovitskaya,
Ages: adult
Levels: Teacher
Tuition: see website
Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost

Washington

3216

Creative Dance Center

Summer Dance Institute for Teachers
Seattle, WA
Director: Anne Green Gilbert
206-363-7281
Summer Dance Institute for Teachers Foundational Course
Seattle, WA
4203
Dates: Jul 13-Jul 24
Classes: African, ballet, choreography, dance history, improvisation, modern, BrainDance, brain-compatible teaching methods, class management, creative dance, integrating academics, learning styles, lesson planning
Ages: adult
Levels: Teacher
Tuition: $825 (early bird rate, registration by May 20), $895 after May 20
Scholarships available
Summer Dance Institute for Teachers Refresher Course
Seattle, WA
4204
Dates: Jul 5-Jul 9
Classes: African, ballet, choreography, dance history, improvisation, modern, BrainDance, brain-compatible teaching methods, class management, creative dance, integrating academics, learning styles, lesson planning
Ages: adult
Levels: Teacher
Tuition: $525 (early bird rate, registration by May 20), $595 after May 20
Scholarships available

Wisconsin

Milwaukee Ballet

3199

Milwaukee Ballet

Summer Intensive
Milwaukee, WI
Director: Michael Pink
414-902-2100
Pre-Professional Summer Intensive
Milwaukee, WI
4177
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 31
Classes: African, ballet, choreography, hip hop, men's classes, modern, musical theater, nutrition, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 11-22
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Intermediate Intensive Summer Intensive
Milwaukee, WI
4178
Dates: Jul 13-Jul 31
Classes: ballet, choreography, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 11-14
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Canada

Canada's Ballet Jörgen

3172

Canada's Ballet Jörgen

Summer Dance Academy
Toronto, ON
Director: Bengt Jörgen
416-961-4725

Canada's Ballet Jörgen

Junior Company Summer Intensive IV, Jun 22-18, Jun 15-26, Jun 29-Jul 31 (one, three, and five week options)
Toronto
4119
Dates: TBD
Classes: ballet, conditioning, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, yoga, coaching classes, one-on-one privates
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $1,595-$2,240, $565 (one week), $1,355 (three weeks), $1,995 (five weeks)
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
Summer Intensive III
Toronto
4120
Dates: Aug 4-Aug 14
Classes: ballet, conditioning, hip hop, jazz, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, yoga, men have a separate class when women have pointe
Levels: Intermediate
Tuition: TBD
Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
Summer Intensive II Aug 4–14, Aug 4–8, Aug 10–14
Toronto
4121
Dates: TBD
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, hip hop, jazz, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, yoga, men have a separate class when women have pointe
Levels: Intermediate
Tuition: $395 (one week), $705 (two weeks)
Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
Summer Intensive I Jul 3– 6, Jul 17–20
Toronto
4122
Dates: TBD
Classes: ballet, choreography, hip hop, jazz, modern, Pilates, repertory
Levels: Intermediate
Tuition: $362
Scholarships available

Israel

3066

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

Kibbutz Summer Intensive
Kibbutz Ga'aotn
Director: Rami Be'er
31-6-8006-8709

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

Kibbutz Summer Intensive
Kibbutz Ga'aton
3949
Dates: Jul 5-Aug 13
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, improvisation, modern, repertory, variations, , five-month international 'dance journey' study abroad program also available
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: two-week program: $2,150; four-week program: $4,000; six-week program: $5,900
Tuition includes room and board

Malaysia

3251

Russian Masters Ballet

Director: Asiya Lukmanova
+34609816395
Russian Masters Ballet Camp Malta
Valetta, Malta (REMOVE MALAYSIA)
4296
Dates: Aug 1-Aug 1
Classes: acting, ballet, contemporary, men's classes, pointe, repertory, variations, pas de duex, gymnastics
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $950-$1,800
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Russian Federation

3251

Russian Masters Ballet

Director: Asiya Lukmanova
+34609816395
Vaganova Academy Summer Program
Saint Petersburg
4260
Dates: Jun 28-Aug 2
Classes: acting, ballet, character, contemporary, men's classes, pointe, repertory, variations, gymnastics, historical dance
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $950-$1,600
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Spain

3251

Russian Masters Ballet

Director: Asiya Lukmanova
+34609816395
Russian Masters Ballet Camp Alicante
Alicante
4258
Dates: Jul 6-Jul 26
Classes: acting, ballet, character, contemporary, men's classes, nutrition, pointe, repertory, variations, gymnastics
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $950-$1,600
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Turkey

3251

Russian Masters Ballet

Director: Asiya Lukmanova
+34609816395
Russian Masters Ballet Camp Istanbul
Istanbul
4259
Dates: Aug 3-Aug 23
Classes: acting, ballet, character, contemporary, men's classes, pointe, repertory, variations, gymnastics
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $950-$1,600
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities
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Update March 31, 2020: This article was first published in Dance Teacher, February 2009.

One of today's leading ballet masters, German-born Wilhelm Burmann exerts a magnetic attraction on the professional students he teaches five days a week at Steps on Broadway in New York City. “Taking Willie's class" has become a tradition for many top dancers of both New York–based companies and those simply passing through town.

Standing ramrod straight at age 69, Burmann embodies the authority and skills he acquired during an extensive global career. He was a corps member of the Pennsylvania Ballet and New York City Ballet, a Frankfurt Ballet principal dancer, Stuttgart and Geneva company principal and ballet master, and ballet master for The Washington Ballet and Le Ballet du Nord, among others. After he retired from dancing in 1977, Burmann took up guest teaching and is still in great demand at prestigious American and European companies and schools: This year he will teach in Florence and Milan, Italy.

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Elizabeth Ahearn never imagined that she'd teach her first online ballet class in her kitchen. Adding to the surreality of the situation: Rather than give her corrections, her student, the director of distance learning at Goucher College, had tips for Ahearn: Turn the volume up, and move a little to the left.

Ahearn, chair of the dance department at Goucher, is among thousands of dance professors learning to teach online in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The internet may be exploding with resources for virtual classes, from top dancers teaching barre to free warm-ups courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Foundation, but in academia, teachers face many restraints. Copyright laws, federal privacy regulations, varying tech platforms and grading rubrics all make teaching dance online a challenge.

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Talia Bailes leads a Ballet & Books class. Lindsay France, Courtesy Ballet & Books.

Talia Bailes never imagined that her ballet training and her interest in early learning would collide. But Bailes, a senior studying global and public health sciences at Cornell University, now runs a successful non-profit called Ballet & Books, which combines dancing with the important but sometimes laborious activity of learning to read. And she has a trip to South America to thank.

In 2015, before starting at Cornell, Bailes took a gap year and headed to Ecuador with the organization Global Citizen Year to teach English to more than 750 students. But Bailes, who grew up training at a dance school outside Cincinnati, Ohio, also spent time teaching them ballet and learning their indigenous dances. "The culture in Ecuador was much more rooted in dance and music rather than literacy," she recalls. Bailes was struck by the difference in education and the way that children were able to develop and grow socially through dance. "It left me thinking, what if dance could be truly integrated into the way that we approach education?"

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Choreographer Molly Heller with musician Michael Wall. Photo by Duhaime Movement Project

Love electronic music? Calming notes of a piano? Smooth, rich trumpet? Want music in clear meters of 3, or in 7? This week is the ideal time to check out musician Michael Wall's abundant website soundformovement.com. I myself have enjoyed getting to experience his music over the past five years—whether to use in a teen class, older-movers class or for my own MFA thesis choreography.

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On Wednesday, March 18, I was supposed to return to Juilliard and teach Pilates after a two-week spring break. Instead, I rolled a mat onto my bedroom floor, logged in to Zoom and was greeted by a gallery of 50 small-screen images of young ambitious dancers, trying to make the best of a strange situation. As I began class, I applied our new catchphrase: "Please mute yourself," then asked students to use various hand gestures to let me know how they are coping and how much space they have for movement. I asked dancers to write one or two things they wanted to address in the sidebar, and then we began to move.

This is our new normal. In the midst of grave Covid-19 concerns, dance professors across the country faced university closures and requirements to relocate their courses to the virtual sphere. Online education poses very specific and substantial challenges to dance faculty, but they are finding ways to persist by learning new methods of communication, discovering untapped pedagogical tools, expanding their professional networks, developing helpful new resources and unearthing old ones.

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As Broadway goes dark and performances are canceled across the country, the financial repercussions of a global pandemic have gone from hypothetical to very real. This is especially true in the dance community, where many institutions are nonprofits or small businesses operating on thin margins, and performers rely on gigs that are being canceled. It's a scary and uncertain time.

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The effects of COVID-19 on college dancers might have been devastating. Performances were canceled, seniors trying to savor every last moment together were left without a graduation ceremony, students were encouraged to go home, and at each moment, a question has sounded: How can a student learn how to become a better performer when they are not allowed to perform?

Here at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, the ballet department rallied quickly and adapted its programming, choosing to see this hiatus as an opportunity to encourage reflection and self-improvement.

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Q: We always seem to lose the most students after our recitals. How do I prevent post-show fallout?

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