Summer Intensives

This summer, a handful of students attending summer intensives around the country will be sharing their experiences with Pointe. Here, year-round ABT/JKO student Lindsay Karchin recounts her summer at the 2011 ABT New York Summer Intensive.

This summer, a handful of students attending summer intensives around the country will be sharing their experiences with Pointe. Here, Maddy Graupmann recounts her second week at Houston Ballet.

 

This summer, a handful of students attending summer intensives around the country will be sharing their experiences with Pointe. Here, Maddy Graupmann recounts her first few days at Houston Ballet.

 

Hello! I'm Maddy Graupmann and I am 17 and a level 7 student in Houston Ballet's Summer Intensive. This is my second summer in Houston and I just completed the year-round program there as well.

 

This summer, a handful of students attending summer intensives around the country will be sharing their experiences with Pointe. Here, Andrea Thompson recounts her first few days at San Francisco Dance Conservatory.

 

"There will be an orientation meeting at 8:15am on the first day." After that…show up for class at 9, leave at 6. That's all we need to know as far as the schedule.

 

The National Ballet of Canada is offering its very own summer intensive for the first time this year. It runs July 4 through 15. Intermediate to advanced ballet students ages 14 to 18 are invited to the company's Toronto studios to train with professional artists from the National Ballet and other companies. Dancers will take classes in ballet, pointe, repertoire, jazz and hip hop every day from 9 am to 3 pm. The 10-day course costs $750. For more details, see national.ballet.ca.

Nope, we're not talking about sending flowers and chocolates on Valentine's Day; we're talking about improving your pas de deux skills. 

 

Ever wish you could soar like American Ballet Theatre’s Jose Manuel Carreño? This summer, aspiring professionals can train with the soon-to-retire principal at Carreño Dance Festival in Sarasota, Florida, and can learn a few of his tips and tricks.