Summer Intensive

Summer Intensive 2017

Upper Division Summer Intensive Schedule and Tuition:

Six week Intensive from June 12 to July 22, 2016
Tuition cost is $2,256

The Summer Intensive offers serious ballet students the highest caliber of intensive classical training, augmented by a rich diversity of dance forms necessary to meet the eclectic demands of dance companies today.

School of Ballet Arizona’s summer program offers six full weeks of intensive classes. Our program offers students ages 11 + the opportunity to make advances in technique and in the way they dance as they are taught by internationally renowned faculty from The Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet de Camagüey of Cuba, The Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, The National Ballet of Canada and The Pennsylvania Ballet!

Our summer intensive gives students a real feel for Phoenix living and what life is like with the School of Ballet Arizona family. Students will have classes five days a week as well activities during the weekends. Courses offered are ballet technique, pointe, pas de deux, men’s technique, variations, repertory and BAZ’s repertory, men’s conditioning, dance history, flamenco, strength and conditioning, modern, jazz, ballroom, and choreography.

Dorms for Upper Division Summer Intensive:

SBAZ draws students from all over the country and is proud to announce Arizona State University housing provided for our summer students (ages 13 + only).

Location: Arizona State University Downtown Campus Taylor Place Dormitory at 120 E Taylor St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Dormitory Cost (additional to tuition cost):   $2,256
Additional Costs:
Mini Fridge/Microwave $25 (required)
Buss Pass (required – cost depends on length of stay)
Linen Package $20 (not required)

Amenities:
 Double occupancy rooms, laundry facilities, small kitchenette in common area, bathrooms vary from private, suite-style and single-gender, community-style bathrooms.

Supervision: School chaperone will stay on sight seven days a week.

Meals: Meal Plans are not offered at the dormitory.  Students will be taken to a local grocery store (Safeway, Trader Joes or Whole Foods) every Sunday evening to purchase weekly groceries. The chaperones will assist students in planning meals and purchasing appropriate food items.  Often students will prepare meals and eat together and/or go out to eat occasionally.

Transportation:  Dormitory is located on local bus and light rail routes.  All students will take the local bus to and from Ballet Arizona under the supervision of the chaperones.
All students need to make arrangements via airport shuttle or taxi to get them from the airport to the dormitory when they arrive. The School of Ballet Arizona does not provide transportation to and from the airport to the dormitory.

 

2017 Summer Intensive Faculty

Guest of Honor ~ Ib Andersen

Artistic Director, Ballet Arizona

GUest Faculty ~ TBA

Carlos Valcárcel, School Director of The School of Ballet Arizona
Balletto di Toscana, Stuttgart Ballet of Germany

Maria Simonetti, Rehearsal Director, Ballet Arizona
Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires

Lisbet Companioni, Ballet Mistress, Ballet Arizona
Ballet de Camagüey, Ballet Arizona

SBAZ Additional Faculty To Be Announced

 

 

 

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Children’s and Lower Division Summer Intensive 2017

The School of Ballet Arizona will offer a summer intensive for younger students June 12 to July 21, 2017.

Audition date: March 12, 2017
Ages 4-5: Times to be Announced
Ages 6-7: Times to be Announced
Ages 8-9:  Times to be Announced

Audition fee is $30 (cash or check on the day of audition).  Please check in at least 20 minutes to the scheduled audition time to register.
Please bring a photo (head shot or full body) to be attached with the registration form.  If the student does not have dancewear, they may take class in shorts, t-shirt and socks, and female students are to have their hair in a bun, neat and off the face.

If you were unable to attend the audition listed above, please call or email the School to schedule an audition during the remainder of the 2016-17 School year.  Please call 602.381.0188 or school@balletaz.org for more information.


 

Upper Division Summer Intensive 2017 ~ Audition Tour

Jan. 6, 2017 Ballet Pontecorvo Springboro, OH
Registration 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., Audition 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 7, 2017
 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
Registration 5:00 to 5:30 p.m., Audition 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 13, 2017 Minnesota Dance Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Registration 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., Audition 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 14, 2017
Joffrey Ballet Chicago, IL
Registration 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., Audition 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Jan. 15, 2017
 Richmond Ballet Richmond, VA
Registration 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., Audition 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Jan. 21, 2017 Orlando Ballet Orlando, FL
Registration 5:00 to 5:30 p.m., Audition 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Jan. 22, 2017 Boston Ballet Boston, MA
Registration 5:00 to 5:30 p.m., Audition 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Jan. 28, 2017 Charlotte Ballet Charlotte, NC
Registration 3:30 to 4:00 p.m., Audition 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 28, 2017
Texas Ballet Theatre Fort Worth, TX
Registration 3:00-3:30pm, Audition 3:30-5:00pm

Feb. 3, 2017 Pacific Northwest Ballet Seattle, WA
Registration 6:30 to 7:00 p.m., Audition 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Feb. 4, 2017 
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre Alpharetta, GA
Registration 3:00 to 3:30 p.m., Audition 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Feb. 5, 2017  Ballet West Salt Lake City, UT
The Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre
Ages 11 – 13 Registration 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., Audition 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Ages 14 + Registration 2:00 to 2:30 p.m., Audition 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 12, 2017 Colorado Ballet Denver, CO
Registration 3:00 to 3:30 p.m., Audition 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Feb. 12, 2017 Ballet Arizona Phoenix, AZ
Ages 16 +: 11:00-12:30pm
Ages 13 to 15: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Ages 10 to 12:  2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 19, 20167 Washington Ballet, Washington D.C.
Registration 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., Audition 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Feb 19, 2017
 School of American Ballet, New York, NY
Registration 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., Audition 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Feb 26, 2017 University of California Long Beach Los Angeles, CA
Registration 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., Audition 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

March 5, 2017 Ballet Arizona  Phoenix, AZ
STUIDIO COMPANY ONLY AUDITIONS ~ Times to be announced

March 12, 2017 Ballet Arizona Phoenix, AZ
Ages 16 +: 11:00-12:30pm
Ages 13 to 15: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Ages 10 to 12:  2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

March 26, 2017 Ballet Arizona Phoenix, AZ
Ages 16 +: 11:00-12:30pm
Ages 13 to 15: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Ages 10 to 12:  2:00 to 3:30 p.m

 

Registration

The audition fee is $35.  Please bring a headshot photo and a full body photo in first arabesque.  2017 Audition Form
Details on pre-registration to come!

If you are unable to attend any of the above auditions, please submit a video link (or DVD) with the following completed audition form. 2017 DVD Audition Form The deadline is Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Please submit pre-registrations and audition forms to:
School Manager, Alison Morse
2835 E. Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
school@balletaz.org
Fax: 602.381.0189

If you were unable to attend one of the audition listed above, please call or email the School to schedule an audition during the remainder of the 2016-17 School year at 602.381.0188 or school@balletaz.org.

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Student testimonials

“This summer intensive helped me grow as a dancer. I absolutely love how the teachers are so involved in making sure you understand everything. I wasn’t a very confident dancer before this intensive, but now I feel like I can express myself to my full potential! Thank you so much!”

– Trinity, Cleveland, OH

“This summer I had many wonderful experiences. I was given the priceless opportunity to work with a plethora of teachers who have the knowledge and work experience to truly help students grow and develop as dancers and artists. In six weeks, I grew more than I thought possible. This intensive has been the most challenging program I have been to and I loved every second. Thank you, School of Ballet Arizona!”

– Brigid, Denver, CO

“Over the past six summer intensives I’ve attended, my time here at SBAZ has honestly been the best-rounded and rewarding program that I’ve experienced. The faculty and facilities are of the highest quality and I’ve enjoyed taking in all the program has to offer.”

– Leah, Strongsville, OH

“The new building is beautiful and the studios are gorgeous. It feels inspiring to learn in such a beautiful facility. The teachers are amazing and all the classes are challenging. This has been a wonderful experience and I feel like I have really improved throughout the program.”

– Juliette, Phoenix, AZ