August Camps, Workshops, and Pre-Professional Summer Intensive

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During August, our 12,000-square foot facility is abuzz with energy and passion the entire day. Our workshops and intensives are highly focused, age- and ability-appropriate training and performance opportunities. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day is full of classes including ballet, pointe and pre-pointe, modern, jazz, character, musical theater plus choreography. Performances are held every Friday featuring classical and new choreography.

For the Children’s Program, we offer a two-week camp called “Budding Ballerinas and Promising Princes.” This program is ideal for our youngest dancers ages 4-6. Young

children will be immersed in a positive dance environment where their natural creativity, energy, and enthusiasm will flourish. Activities include ballet technique, discussion of story ballets, character creation, exploration, and development, pantomime/acting, tap or jazz.

On Friday afternoon, there is a showtime for parents and other favorite people that offers an original world premiere ballet by the students! Two camps options are offered: 9 a.m. to Noon (ages 4 to 5) and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (age 6). One or both weeks can be selected.

BVI offers two consecutive, one-week Performance Workshops in early-to-mid-August from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Workshop I (ages 7-12) offers body alignment, ballet technique, pre- point, modern technique and choreography, ballet choreography, and musical theatre.

Workshop 2 (ages 9+) offers ballet technique, pointe, modern technique and choreography, modern technique and choreography, and musical theater. Performances for both workshops are held on Friday afternoons at 4 p.m. for parents and special friends to attend.

The Pre-Professional Intensive is held the final week of August classes for Levels 4 and up (placed by ability if new student). Teachers include BVI faculty as well as guest teachers. Classes are held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include: ballet technique, pointe, men’s class, partnering class (Advanced Company and Company only), ballet choreography, modern technique and choreography, and musical theatre. A performance is held at 4 p.m. on Friday for parents and special friends to attend. The Pre-Professional Intensive is mandatory for all Company and Advanced Company members as per their signed contract.