SM 19 Classical Ballet Intensive August 5-16 | 13-18 yrs | M-F | 9am-4pm
12-24 yrs M-F 9am-4pm
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 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
Thursdays Specialty workshops in Turning and Jumping , Contemporary Styles
SM 20 Summer Drop In/ Punch Card | $28 | 1.0 hour class | Add classes to your cart |
Drop in for any 1.0 hour class or purchase multiple classes and create a punch card that we keep at the desk for you to use anytime you take a class over the summer.
This is a popular way to carve out summer classes for yourself and enjoy all the summer fun and weather you can,
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Children’s Acting | Ages 7 to 12 | Wednesdays | 4:45-5:45 | July 8 - August 13
Instructor: Jordan Whidbey, WSPA Faculty
Description: Children's Acting will engage our young performers and give them a platform for using their imaginations and acting skills. Acting games that encourage interaction, story- telling, characters and thinking fast on your feet will be offered for a dynamic and fun summer class! Join the fun!
Attire: Comfortable clothes
SM 20 Children’s Tap | Ages 5 to 7 | Tuesdays | 5:15-6:00 | 6 weeks
Classes Meet: July 7,14,21,28 Aug. 4,11
No Registration Fees,
Introductory Tap 5-7 years and is open to new students who are ready to learn the basics and more. Students should have a strong desire to learn. Class will encompass strong locomotion across the floor, traditional footwork and repetition of musical rhythms and strong sense of musicality. Body percussion and basic combinations will also be taught. More complex combination will be introduced as student’s progress.
Dress code is loose fitting clothing that easy to move in and tap shoes. Hair back and no jewelry.