SM 19 Classical Ballet Intensive August 5-16 | 13-18 yrs | M-F | 9am-4pm | By Audition

SM 19   Classical Ballet Intensive  August 5-16 | 13-18 yrs | M-F | 9am-4pm

12-24 yrs   M-F        9am-4pm 

  Auditions for new students required for this Intensive.

  • Continuing Students can call for placement approval for this intensive
  •  Call or email for an audition date: 206-935-3777 or
  • Auditions are held on Fridays 4:30-6:00 and Saturdays 12:30-2:00
  •  Instructors; Christine Juarez, Director of WSPA,  Kate Le Grand and Guest Dance Faculty.

  Camp Description:  The Classical Ballet Intensive is total immersion in the study of Classical Ballet. Vaganova is the Russian School  of Classical  Ballet.  WSPA offers a pure Russian approach to Ballet Technique in this summer intensive,

 Agrippa Vaganova  perfected and cultivated this form of teaching classical ballet and turned it into a viable syllabus.The method fuses elements of traditional French style from the romantic era with the athleticism and virtuosity of Italian Cecchetti technique.] The training system is designed to involve the whole body in every movement, with equal attention paid to the upper body, legs and feet. Vaganova believed that this approach increases consciousness of the body, thus creating a harmony of movement and greater expressive range.

 The Intensive runs  for two weeks with an option of adding a preliminary week at a discount-  July 29-Aug 2 for a 3 week intensive. ( add on $400 for the 3rd week)

The focus of the intensive will be building technical skills and artistry. Our goal is to push the dancer past their current level.

The Intensive will aggressively teach: Ballet, Pointe, Men's Technique, Partnering,Character work, Dance History, Dance Vocabulary, Costuming, Repertory and Overview of the Great Ballets. Jazz and Modern

. Thursday "Specialty Workshops" in  turning, jumping, as well as lectures in Anatomy, D

  Final Studio Showing is  The last day, August 17th families will be invited to observe an informal culmination of classwork. 3:00 p.m.. 

 Sample Daily Schedule:

9:00-10:30          Vaganove technique  Ballet/ Pointe   Int/  Adv or Advanced  Level

10:30-10:45       Break- Juice and fruit provided

10:45- 11:45      Russian Character or Modern Dance

11:45-12:15     Lunch ( Campers Bring Lunch)

12:15-1:30       Jazz MWF/ Modern T/TH /Costuming M/W/F

1:30-2:30      Anatomy, Vocabulary, History

2:30-3:00       Partnering, Men's Technique

3:00-4:00     Repertory

Thursdays  Specialty workshops in Turning and Jumping , Contemporary Styles

 (2:15- 3:15)

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