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Summer Dance Intensive – 2020

June 15 – July 25

Who is this for?

Preparation for emerging artists

This advanced program is for dancers who want a challenging summer experience that will accelerate their ballet and contemporary dance training in an intimate, individualized setting. The Advanced Summer Intensive runs June 15 – July 25, 2020 with four divisions serving intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12-22. Students will train up to 8 hours per day Monday-Friday with rigorous and invigorating classes designed to diversify their capacity for movement. An optional 2-hour ballet technique class is also available on Saturdays.

Instructors

Julia Wilkinson Manley
Artistic Director, Colorado Conservatory of Dance

Dominic Walsh
Choreographer, Coach, and Founder/AD of DWDT, which held works by Jirí Kylián, Mats Ek, Mauro Bionzetti, Matthew Bourne. Repetiteur for Ben Stevenson.

with

Sarah Hillmer
Director of ImmerseATL; former Ballet Master of Atlanta Ballet; stager for Helen Pickett

Mary Margaret Holt
Dean of Fine Arts, University of Oklahoma

Jennifer Howard
Former dancer under Twyla Tharp and White Oak

John McFall
Former Artistic director of Atlanta Ballet

Tilman O’Donnell
Choreographer; former dancer with Cullberg Ballet and The Forsythe Company, among others

*Master teachers subject to change

Summer Intensive Dancer
(c) Scott Dressel-Martin Photography

“I have never excelled more as a dancer than while at CCD. With new friendships and supportive faculty members, you have a foundation to achieve anything.”

– Lindsay 2016 & 2013

Advanced 1 & 2 class schedule:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    • Via Zoom/self-directed:
      • 9-9:30am – Warm-up/Conditioning/Cardio*
      • 9:30-11am – Flex Curriculum
      • 11-12pm – Site Specific Project
    • En route:
      • 12-1pm – Lunch & Travel
    • At CCD or via Zoom:
      • 1:10-2:40pm – Ballet Technique or private/semi-private lesson
      • 2:45-3:30pm – Pre/Beginning Pointe or Men’s
      • 3:30-4:30pm – SMP Rehearsal (extra fee)
  • Tuesday/Thursday
    • Via Zoom/self-directed:
      • 10-11am – Restorative Yoga/Mindfulness*
      • 11:15-12:15pm – Power Ballet Technique Class
      • 12:20-12:50pm – Outdoor Jam & Jump
      • 12:50-1:35pm – “Picnic Table” (eat lunch and connect)
      • 1:35-2:35pm – Flex Curriculum
      • 2:45-3:45pm – SMP Rehearsal (extra fee)
  • Saturday
    • Via Zoom/self-directed:
      • 11:15-12:45pm – Ballet Technique
      • 1-2:30pm – Variations
        • Note: No classes/rehearsal on July 4th!

 

 

Dancers in Advanced 1 & 2 who are interested in participating in Nutcracker 2020 need to take 4 weeks of summer intensive (which includes 20 ballet classes; 8 minimum at CCD). Please see additional Nutcracker Participation Information here

Classes marked with an * may be combined with multiple levels due to space constraints.

Advanced 3/4/PPP class schedule:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    • At CCD or via Zoom:
      • 9-9:30am – Warm-up/Conditioning/Cardio*
      • 9:30-11am – Ballet Technique or private/semi-private lesson
      • 11:15-12pm – Pointe Technique
    • En route:
      • 12-1pm – Travel & Lunch
    • Via Zoom/self-directed:
      • 1:00-1:30pm – Nerd/Lecture/Learn*
      • 1:45-3:15pm – Site-Specific Project*
      • 3:20-4:20pm – Flex Curriculum*
      • 4:30-5:30pm – SMP Rehearsal (extra fee)
  • Tuesday/Thursday
    • Via Zoom/self-directed:
      • 10-11am – Restorative Yoga/Mindfulness*
      • 11:15-12:15pm – Power Ballet Technique Class
      • 12:20-12:50pm – Outdoor Jam & Jump
    • En route
      • 12:50-1:50pm – Lunch & Travel
    • At CCD or via Zoom:
      • 1:50-3:50pm – Flex Curriculum*
      • 4:00-5:30  – SMP Rehearsal (extra fee)
  • Saturday
    • At CCD or via Zoom:
      • 12-1:15pm – Power Ballet Technique Class
      • 1:30-3:30pm – SMP Rehearsal (extra fee)
        • Note: No classes/rehearsal on July 4th!

Dancers in Advanced 3, 4, or PPP who are interested in participating in Nutcracker 2020 need to take 4 weeks of summer intensive (which includes 30 ballet classes; 10 minimum at CCD). Please see additional Nutcracker Participation Information here

Classes marked with an * may be combined with multiple levels due to space constraints.

Tuition and Schedules

Advanced 1 & 2 Advanced Summer Intensive Tuition

Tuition per week
1 Week (by JWM Permission only) by JWM Permission only
Advanced 1 & 2 Advanced Summer Intensive Tuition $390 per week
Summer Moving Project (Optional – must be enrolled in at least the last 4 weeks of summer intensive).
Price includes digital video, performance photos and a summer t-shirt.
$350
SMP Schedule for Advanced 1/2 Students:
M/W/F from 3:30pm-4:30pm and T/Th from 2:45-3:45pm
 extra fee above

Advanced 3, 4 & PPP Advanced Summer Intensive Tuition

Tuition Per Week
1 Week (by JWM Permission only) by JWM Permission only
Advanced 3/4/PPP Advanced Summer Intensive Tuition $420 per week
Summer Moving Project (Optional – must be enrolled in at least the last 4 weeks of summer intensive).
Price includes digital video, performance photos and a summer t-shirt.
$350
SMP Schedule for Advanced 3, 4 & PPP Students:
M/W/F from 4:30pm-5:30pm, T/Th from 4:00pm-5:30pm, and Saturday from 1:30-3:30pm
 extra fee above

Performance Opportunity

Students who are enrolled in at least weeks 3-6 are invited to perform in CCD’s Summer Moving Project. This valuable program allows students to learn contemporary choreography and classical repertoire in an intensive rehearsal process. Divisions 5-8 will have additional rehearsal times throughout the week. Students enrolled in all 6 weeks receive 2 weeks of additional rehearsal time and may be cast in additional works for the showcase. This extensive rehearsal process will culminate with the Summer Moving Project on July 25, 2020. Additional fee for Summer Moving Project is $350.

“Overall, this entire experience has inspired me to grow further as a dancer, and I learned a lot from the guest teachers to the Artistic Director. I have never met such a great group of dancers, faculty, and staff. They have inspired me on stage, outside of dance, and inside the studio.”
– Paige (2016)

Housing Information

(14+, Advanced 2, 3, 4 and PPP) Fully chaperoned housing is available for Advanced 2, 3, 4 & PPP students. Transportation and 3 meals per day included. Housing requests for those under the age of 14 will be considered, but are not guaranteed.

Due to COVID-19, our Housing options have changed. If you are needing housing, please contact Michael Hinton at mhinton@ccdance.org for all details.

Summer Housing Tuition
1-5 Weeks $TBD
6 Weeks $TBD

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