SUMMER INTENSIVE 2022
SUMMER INTENSIVE 2022
JUNE 27TH - JULY 22ND
The Contra Costa Ballet Centre’s Summer Program offers in-studio instruction for all levels, by a highly-developed faculty with years of experience both as dance educators and performers. Our directors and faculty have collectively worked with the most prestigious ballet institutions in the U.S., including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet. Students follow a Russian-based, yet truly American syllabus. The curriculum consists of ballet technique, pointe, character, variations, modern, physical conditioning, and electives such as boys’ class, repertoire, Flamenco, anatomy, and Pilates mat class.
For Children's Division classes (ages 5 - 7), please click here.
DIRECTORS & FACULTY
Richard Cammack, Director – American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet School (Director)
Zola Dishong, Director – American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School
Emily Borthwick – The Royal Ballet School, Royal Academy of Dance
Yuko Katsumi – Colorado Ballet, Tampa Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School
Sherri LeBlanc – New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet
Meghann Oakes Rust, DPT - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Milissa Payne Bradley – Oakland Ballet, Liss Fain Dance, Milissa Payne Project
Chantelle Pianetta – Company C Contemporary Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Menlowe Ballet
Hiroko Shibuya – Ritsuko Kamo (Tokyo, Japan)
Edward Stegge – Colorado Ballet, Diablo Ballet
REGISTRATION & TUITION
Audition is required for prospective students ages 9+ (see audition info below). Current CCBC students should register according to their current class placement.
The full 4-week tuition and registration fee (if applicable) will be charged to the credit card on account at the time registration request is processed.
Tuition is for the full 4-week program:
Level 1 $275
Level 2 $300
Level 3 $850
Level 4 $1,100
Advanced (5/6/Co) $1,300
Boys' Class $30 (in addition to level tuition)
(Plus a registration fee of $50 for new students only.)
The required apparel below may be purchased through a dance retailer of your choice, such as:
Discount Dance (Online)
Contra Costa Dancewear (Walnut Creek)
East Bay Dance Supply (El Sobrante)
The Pointe Shoppe (Oakland)
SF Dance Gear (San Francisco)
We are currently accepting requests for audition.
Ages 9 - 19
Dancers should request an audition by calling (925) 935-7984. Eligible students will be invited to dance with a current CCBC class for evaluation. The audition fee is $30 and is non-refundable.
Ages 12 - 19 (with pointe experience)
Video auditions are available for students ages 12 - 19 (with pointe experience). Register for the video audition here. Then email to email@example.com a URL to your hosted video (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo - file attachments will not be opened) per the following requirements:
Your audition video should be recent (within five months of submission) and must include the following components. Your video should not exceed 10 minutes in length.
Preparing your Audition Video
Prior to beginning your barre work, please introduce yourself briefly by saying your name, age and where you are from. Make sure to complete all exercises listed below.
- Complete barre (only one side necessary)
- Center floor work:
Small jump combination
Men- Grand Tour
- Pointe work (if applicable)
Relevés in arabesque
Pirouettes on pointe
Diagonal turning combination
REFUNDS & MAKE-UP CLASSES
For cancellation requests made by June 1st, 2022, the registration fee and 25% of the full tuition amount will be retained as a cancellation fee and the balance refunded. Tuition is non-refundable after June 1st, 2022.
COVID-19 PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
Our COVID-19 health and safety protocols align with current CDC/health department guidelines.