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Is anyone considering or planning to attend the artEmotion program in SLC http://www.artemotion-summerintensive.org/general? I am considering it. I'm older though and have some worries about taking class with dancers so much younger. Also, they only offer Beginner and Advanced levels. I am not a beginner but I also would not want to put myself in a class of 20-something year old advanced dancers. I really need an intermediate level class. But I liked that this program was just two classes per day. Programs like Sun King have too many classes in a day. I don't think I could do that.

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Hi Anna,


I don't have personal experience with the InStudio intensive, but I remember looking at the curriculum last year. At that time, it looked like many of the classes (all of the technique classes, I believe? I don't remember exactly) lined up with their normal open class evening/weekend schedule. I did not pursue this option myself, but if I were researching it in more detail I would want to know if there are dedicated classes for the intensive or if participants join the normal open classes for some or all of the intensive program.


Good luck!

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Thanks! I'm all signed up (yikes!) It's local for me and a reasonable cost so I thought I'd give it a shot.

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Welcome to Ballet Talk for Dancers Daymich. However, this post won't work here. This is a section for Adult Dancers, and you've posted on a thread about Summer Intensives, not personal training. We don't really discuss personal training sites here. YOU may need to ask your question in a fitness forum, rather than one devoted to ballet.

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thanks for the help. I will look for a fitness forum

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I was hoping to attend an adult ballet workshop in California this summer. My local workshop is just a normal 90 minute class followed by an hour of rep, and the skill level in past summers varied heavily even in the intermediate/advanced section. I was hoping something more comprehensive (like my local studio used to have for adults).

I've had my eye on the programs by Maple Conservatory in Orange County and the adult retreat at Pacific Arts in San Diego. Does anyone have experience with the adult programs in either of these places?

The Pacific Arts Dance Center is a conglomeration of a couple studios, one of which was Del Mar and has hosted adult intensives in the past. They haven't replied to my questions yet.

I'm also aware of Sun King's Richmond workshops of course, which is also a tertiary option.

Thank you!

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A new Adult Summer Intensive will be held in London this year, with faculty including Scott Putman and Natalie Krapf. Organised by Aspire Ballet School, it will take place at The Feathers Association studios, near Marlyebone / Baker Street, from August 12-18. 

Scott has been faculty at Sun King Dance Camps since 2009, and will be teaching in the UK for the first time. He will be teaching EBAS (Elemental Body Alignment System) and ballet class, choreograph a group piece on the participants, and also host workshops which deep dive into ballet technique. For those who don't know, EBAS is devised by Scott himself, and is a series of exercises designed for structural integrity and supported range of motion. EBAS has been on the curriculum at Sun King for quite a few years and as a participant at Sun King, personally it has helped with my alignment, feeling the correct muscles engage, and release tension. Further information on Scott and EBAS here

Natalie will be teaching pointe and variations. Natalie currently teaches for the Associate Programme at The Royal Ballet School and delivers repertoire workshops for English National Ballet. She is the founder of ballet company Balletomane, and has also taught for The Royal Opera House, Central School Of Ballet, and National Youth Ballet of Great Britain.

There will be a studio performance at the end of the course.

For details of the course, and further faculty information, please visit the site here.


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The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet has just announced a new program this year, a week-long adult intensive for intermediate and advanced students.  Daily ballet technique class, classical variations, modern/contemporary, plus stretch and strength with a certified Gyrokinesis instructor (also a ballet dancer). 

Studio information is here:


Brochure for Adult Summer Intensive is here:



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