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2022 Junior Intensive

Summer is the perfect time to sharpen your skills and foster your love of ballet. The Project Ballet junior intensive is a time for young ballet aspirants to explore a more structured and formal approach to ballet training.

ENROLLMENT AND LEVEL PLACEMENT

The Junior Intensive is for dancers ages 6 and up who have been placed in Project Ballet Levels 1 or 2 for the 2022-2023 school year (or equivalent*).

*Guest or new students should contact the Artistic Director (mcleish@projectballet.org) to arrange for a virtual or in-person level placement evaluation. Generally the junior intensive is appropriate for children ages 6-10 years old with 2-3 years of previous ballet training.

SCHEDULE

Intensive will be from 9:15-11:30am OR 1:45-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Each session will include classes in ballet technique, stretch, contemporary, and repertory/variations. Students will also create a craft each week that is tied into a Ballet History lesson. Classes will be taught by Project Ballet faculty and alumni. Students will have two 15-minute snack/water breaks each day.

TUITION

Tuition is $165 per week. A minimum $50 deposit (per week) is due at registration. A payment plan option will be available at check-out. Tuition is non-refundable except in the case of documented illness or injury documented by a doctor's note. A doctor's note must be produced by 4:00pm on the Friday prior to the Monday of the intensive week starting, if a refund is to be given. Please note, if the intensive is canceled by Project Ballet, then a full tuition refund will be provided to all registrants.

OBSERVATION

Both parents are invited to observe one class per week, of your choice. You may select any class, any day of the week. The class schedule will be emailed to you a few days before the start of your intensive. Mom and dad do not have to attend the same class. If mom and dad are not available to observe, a grand parent or other adult guest may sub in for parent observation. Please come to the front desk approximately 5-10 minutes before the class you plan to observe.

DRESS CODE

Females - Any black leotard. No color accents. No tutus, skirts or shorts. Pink or skin tone tights worn under the leotard and over the feet. Pink or skin tone ballet slippers. Tights and shoes much match. Hair in a classical bun or similar style allowing free movement of the head and neck. No jewelry besides small earrings.

Males - Plain white fitted t-shirt. Black footed tights. Black ballet shoes or white ballet shoes with white socks. Dance belt. No jewelry besides small earrings. Long hair must be secured back from the face.

Food and Drink.

FOOD AND DRINK

Each say students should bring a water bottle and a non-messy snack. Students will NOT have access to refrigerators or microwaves and should plan accordingly.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Students placed in PB Level 1 for the 2022-2023 school year are required to attend at least one session of the junior intensive, but are encouraged to attend two or more sessions to maintain progress and improvement throughout the summer months. Students placed in PB Level 2 for the 2022-2023 school year are required to attend at least two sessions of the junior intensive, but are encouraged to attend three or more sessions to maintain progress and improvement throughout the summer months. 

Project Ballet students who fail to meet the minimum attendance requirement for their level will be required to commit to a private lesson schedule in the Fall of 2022 that is equivalent to the training they missed in the summer.

If you are interested in joining us for the summer, please email the Artistic Director (mcleish@projectballet.org) for audition requirements and enrollment information. Enrollment for guest dancers will officially open on April 1, 2022.