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I just located information about Dance Master Classes in Italy and Spain for adults. There are programs from 1 to 5 weeks in Urbania, Italy, and from 1 to 2 weeks in Seville, Spain. The longer programs in Italy may include a performance at the end.


I was unable to copy or attach the announcement. Further information may be obtained from Angela DeMello as follows: ademello@dancemasterclass.com


While I may be able to arrange a long vacation from work, I am not going to attempt to arrange that for the coming year.


Other adults may benefit from these options.

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Hi, I was looking at the site of the English National Ballet to learn about day-long intensives for adults.

I am unable to attend the currently scheduled programs. However, I would like to attend future programs. Other adults may benefit from going to the website to check for similar programs. I have joined the mailing list. I copied key information as follows:


Ballet Intensive: Modern Masters 29 Mar 2015

Markova House, London

29 Mar 2015

10:00 – 16:00

Members: £40 / Non-Members: £50


Ballet Intensives provide the opportunity for adult dancers to hone their dance skills in an inspiring day of dance workshops. Warming up with a BalletFit session, followed by a ballet class focusing on the core technical elements of flexibility, strength and alignment, the day builds towards learning extracts from Modern Masters, the triple bill being performed at Sadler's Wells, featuring works by renowned choreoraphers Jiri Kylian, John Neumier and William Forsythe. The day ends with an informal sharing, friends and families and invited to watch.

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Thanks for this information, Colas. I've attended a few of the ENB days and they are really interesting & fun. Doing class on the circular stage of the Albert Hall -- with chainés & piqué turns around in a circle -- was a highlight. That same day we watched an ENB class, with Tamaro Rojo, and Maina Gielgud (former Australian Ballet AD, and advisor to the ENB on their Swan Lake in the round).


Sometimes the level of the participants in these classes and workshops is variable, but one can always learn, even from a basic beginners' class that's a "taster" or introduction to ballet for adults.


There are several one-day and shorter workshops run by various teachers in London often via the major commercial drop-in studios such as Danceworks, Pineapple, and Central School of Ballet. It's worth checking the websites and the teachers' websites to keep up to date.


If anyone has any experience of these shorter workshops, we'd love to hear it!

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Maryland Youth Ballet, 926 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, telephone (301) 608-2232, will offer an Adult Weekend Intensive, with Mary Henley as the choreographer, on June 12 to 14, 2015. The studio is near the Silver Spring Station of the Washington, DC, Metro. I plan to attend. I have benefited from prior intensives.


Typically there is a ballet class, followed by a classical variation class with separate variations for men and women, followed by a group repertory class choreographed by the guest teacher. On Sunday there is a showing of the variations and the group pieces.

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Dance Teq in Toronto, Canada, will offer an adult intensive as follows:


Adult Summer Intensive


Dance Teq is excited to announce its first ever Adult Summer Dance Camp! Geared toward students dancing at a strong Intermediate level, our goal is to create a fun and friendly environment where dancers can improve and try new things.


Dates: Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2015
Times: daytimes (between approximately 9am – 4 or 5pm)
Fee: $600 for the week


I myself have a commitment during that week so I cannot attend this year.

I have taken several classes at Dance Teq when traveling in Toronto. They have been excellent.

For further information go to www.danceteq.com

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Thanks, cantdance. Both of those intensives look wonderful. It's great that more & more studios are realising the desire for serious study by adults. It's odd isn't it -- we wouldn't blink aneye about "amateur" equestrian sports for adults, or tennis, or golf (with the coaching & the competitions). But somehow, ballet for adults is often seen as a bit odd.

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Crystal Ballet are running an 8-day intensive this year 31 July - 7 Aug 2016, in London, UK.


The course aim is to put on an adapted version of Giselle in a London theatre.


Full price is £600. If booked before 1st April, it is £100 deposit and then £400 due a week before the course so £500 total.


Info here. Any questions please email the director, he's pretty quick at responding.


(I participated in their course in 2015 which was Swan Lake. It was great fun!)

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Hey everyone! LINES Ballet in SF is offering an adults summer intensive with classes taught by the MAN himself (Alonzo King that is). June 2-5 and June 9-12 (two different levels). Exciting!

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artÉmotion, in partnership with Ballet West, is offering a new 1-week adult summer intensive in Salt Lake City from June 5-10, 2017, to take place at Ballet West's Jesse Quinney Lawson Ballet Center. There will be a beginner and an advanced level, and half-day and full-day options. The full-day option includes 2.5 hours spent daily with a choreographer on a world premiere to be performed on the last day of the program. Ballet West dancers Adrian Fry and Katlyn Addison will be the two choreographers for the program.


Details in the link above. Sounds like a fun program!

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From the San Francisco Ballet E-news:


Adult Ballet Workshop—Summer Dance Camp for Adults

This summer, join dance lovers from across the country for five full days of ballet technique and repertory classes, June 5-9, 2017. SF Ballet School’s acclaimed faculty and special guests will teach participants in our beautiful studios with live accompaniment.



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Lexington Ballet Adult Intensive. http://www.lexingtonballet.org/school_adult.html

^^I can vouch for this program. I attended last year and found it both enjoyable and really helpful. The instructors were company dancers and really generally great people.


Conditioning class was fantastic, technique class was very focused and effective, but I think the highlight for me was the opportunity to learn and perform variations. The ladies learned portions of the "Kingdom of the Shades" from La Bayadere; the two of us in the men's class learned the act I male peasant pas (reset for two dancers) and Albrecht's variation (in its usual solo form) from Giselle.


Dates for this year aren't posted yet, but I'll definitely be going back unless the dates overlap with another intensive I'm already committed to.


In the modern department, Mam-Luft & Co in Cincinnati also offers one heck of a good intensive (http://mamluftcodance.org/intensive/). Went to that one last year, too; the ballet class alone would've been worth the cost and time commitment, but the whole thing was fantastic. 6-8 hours per day of dancing, daily masterclass with amazing dancers and teachers from around the country, options for rep or composition (I took rep; it was awesome). I seriously doubt that I've ever been fitter in my life than I was when I got home from Cinci. Very, very physically demanding, but a great experience.


2017 dates for Mam-Luft & Co are June 5 - 9 (registration isn't open yet).

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Hey everyone! LINES Ballet in SF is offering an adults summer intensive with classes taught by the MAN himself (Alonzo King that is). June 2-5 and June 9-12 (two different levels). Exciting!

Has anyone attended this?? I'm looking for a review. I would like to treat myself this year for my important birthday, and this fits the bill as its on the right coast, and of course it looks very exciting.

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