Summer at Ballet Virginia

Summer is just around the corner and if ever there was a year to celebrate summer this is it! We’re thrilled to be in the studios with our dancers. We continue to follow the latest COVID-19 guidelines for Virginia and we’re happy that all our faculty are fully vaccinated.

 

There is something for every dancer from ages 18 months through adults at Ballet Virginia. Read on for details on each program. Continuous training over the summer is strongly encouraged to maintain technique, strength, stamina and flexibility. All dancers will remain in their current level when registering for summer.

 

Six-Week Summer Session: June 21 to July 31

 

This program offers training during weekday evenings and Saturdays, much like the academy year at both our Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations. Summer is also a great time for new students to experience what Ballet Virginia has to offer. We offer classes for ages 18 months through adults during this session. Attend the entire session or a minimum of three weeks.

 

This program is a great choice for families that want to have their days free to enjoy other summer activities. We’ve also noticed that many students make great progress during the summer months without the added obligations of academic schooling.

 

Summer FLEX Program: June 21 to July 30

 

This program offers additional training to Levels 5 and up (or by invitation) for dancers interested in pre-professional training. Summer FLEX meets Monday through Friday from 1 PM to 4 PM. Classes in ballet, pointe, variations, modern and more will be offered. This program is to be taken in tandem with the student’s summer session classes. Attend the entire session or a minimum of three weeks.

 

This program is a great choice for dancers who would benefit from the experience of a summer intensive as it is combined with their evening classes to give them a full day of training.

 

Camps, Workshops and Intensives: June 28 to August 20

 

Ballet Virginia’s week-long programs offer challenging and age-appropriate training in ballet and other dance forms along with a performance each Friday for family and friends.

 

We start with our much-loved “Storybook Camps”. This is a lovely half-day camp that’s a perfect introduction to summer camps for ages 4 to 7. Along with a daily ballet class these little campers will create characters, make their own costumes and create a ballet to perform on Fridays. Sign up soon as these camps tend to fill.

 

June 28 to July 2

Storybook Camp in Norfolk: 9 AM to Noon for ages 4 to 5 OR 9 AM to 1 PM for ages 6 to 7. This camp week is full.

July 26 to July 30

Storybook Camp in Virginia Beach: 9 AM to Noon for ages 4 to 5 OR 9 AM to 1 PM for age 6 to 7. There are three spots left in this camp.

 

As our dancers mature, they are ready for a full-day of dancing. Workshops 1 and 2 offer a daily ballet class along with pointe or pre-pointe, modern, choreography and more. Each workshop ends with a performance on Friday.

 

August 2 to 6

Workshop 1 – 9 AM to 5 PM for Levels 1 through 4 or ages 7 to 14 with prior training

 

August 9 to 13

Workshop 2  – 9 AM to 5 PM ($375) for Levels 3 through 7 or ages 10 to 15 with prior training

 

The Intensive is tailored to high intermediate and advanced pre-professional dancers. This rigorous week of dance offers a daily ballet class along with pointe, conditioning, modern and choreography.

 

August 16 to 20

Pre-Professional Intensive (level 5 and up or by invitation, must be placed if new student); 9 AM to 5 PM

 

 

We hope that with all the wonderful programs you will be able to make dance a part of your summer.

 

For more information:

WEBSITE: Summer Programs Main Page

CALL: 757-446-1401

EMAIL: academy@balletvirginia.org

 

 

 

 

 

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lmccarty

Marketing director and Children's Program Director at Ballet Virginia International. Danced professionally in the U.S, Italy and Asia. Graduated magna cum laude from University of Nevada, Las Vegas B.S in Business Administration/Marketing.