Adult Summer Intensives- a list
Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:18 PM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:20 PM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:18 PM
If anyone has any questions, feel free to pm me. I've done Level 1 for the past two years.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:13 PM
He is the teacher that creates all those beautiful videos of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy students.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:49 PM
Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:10 PM
LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS...
...IT'S LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN! [Unknown]
Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:06 PM
There were about 60 participants aged 18 to 70. There were four groups, II, IIIA, IIIB, and IV. I was placed in IIIA. I was told that I could take IIIB, but there were too many enrolled already. IIIA corresponds to Advanced Beginner at Maryland Youth Ballet. There were only two other men enrolled to participate in this camp of 60 participants. Men from the Richmond Ballet were recruited to participate in the partnering classes since three men could not partner 60 women.
I took the full program.
Each morning there was a ballet technique class. Then there were mens technique and pointe classes. There were then repertory classes to learn the group ballets for performance. There were also partnering classes with the supplementation of men from the Richmond Ballet. Additionally there were classes in character, jazz, and modern. There was also a valuable session taught by the physical therapist of the Richmond Ballet.
Classes ran from 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 6 pm daily. Although I generally take five or more ballet classes and some fitness classes weekly, I was exhausted every day. I have never danced so much each day for a week.
Each night to facilitate my memorization of the choreography for our performance, I recorded notes of the choreography for (A the variation for men, a pas de trois for a man and two women from the first act of Don Quixote by Petipa, (B the pas de deux for a man and a woman, and (C the group ballet, the opening of the second act of Romeo and Juliet choreographed by Pedro Szalay, a teacher at Sun King. Some evenings I was too tired to go to eat dinner so I simply went to bed to rest. My legs were sore. Nevertheless, I was able to participate in all the classes. I was able to perform the choreography for the performance.
The various teachers rotated teaching the ballet technique classes so I had many new suggestions each day. The dancers varied in their skills. I learned to perform with my assigned partners. I was particularly anxious about performing the pas de deux because I had minimal experience partnering a woman. To my surprise, the pas de deux went well for the performance.
The facilities at the Richmond Ballet are excellent. We used four large studios on the second floor. Many participants stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, a block away. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, a couple of blocks away. I was pleased with the Holiday Inn Express. A complimentary breakfast including hot and cold dishes was served daily at the Holiday Inn Express.
Although Sun King will hold several adult dance camps in several venues in 2013, I can afford to take only one. I plan to return to Richmond for the camp on August 18 to 24, 2013. I hope to again take the full program. I plan to stay at the Holiday Inn Express because I liked the facility.
The full program demands great stamina from participants. I feared that I would lack the endurance to complete classes in the afternoon. To my amazement I did persevere. Shorter programs are available. Participants need to be able to take ballet classes daily for a week.
I plan to continue to take adult dance camps at Sun King because of the extensive training in skills unavailable to adults including character, partnering, pas de deux, and pointe. The participants and the faculty are supportive and encouraging for adults of all ability levels.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:11 AM
Studio is about two years old, large floors and state of the art sound and viedo systems and since it's in a business park there are hotels and resturants all over the place.
When you're passionate for something, nothing can stop you.
Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:25 PM
Lovely and lucky you!
Do remember to start a new thread with an account of your time when you've had the joy of attending. It's another one to add to the list.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:39 AM
Come to Australia for your ballet intensive!
The Sydney Ballet Intensive was incredible!!! I learnt so much. The teachers were phenomenal, the studios had amaaaaaazing floors, and they run several intensives each year - with awesome extras like a workshop with the Australian Ballet Company's Physiotherapist all about turnout. (I enjoyed it more than Sun King - smaller class sizes mean more individual attention - sorry devotees - I've now done 3 SBI's it's that good)
The website is here. And if you have any questions just ask.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:38 AM
Thanks for this Appleblossom. I'll be in Sydney in August, so shall see if I can swing the long weekend workshop!
Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:27 PM
I just saw that the Asian Grand Prix Hong Kong has some sort of intensive programme for adults too from the 7th to the 11th of August 2013
I am interested, but unfortunately cannot be away in August. I am looking for something in July.