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SUMMER INTENSIVE 2024

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2024
 

JUNE 24th - JULY 19th

PROGRAM

Our SI is a 4-week intensive where all levels have expanded classes and programs including character and contemporary, an integral part of classical ballet training and important disciplines for versatile young dancers to experience. Intermediate and Advanced take 3 - 4 classes per day, 5 days per week, and Primary takes 2 classes per day, 4 days per week. Students follow a Russian-based, yet truly American ballet syllabus. The SI concludes with an In-Studio Workshop Performance for all participants that celebrates the dancer's summer work.

  • World-class faculty

  • Scholarship opportunities

  • In-studio performance

  • Ballet

  • Pointe

  • Contemporary

  • Character

  • Anatomy

  • Physical conditioning

  • Repertoire

For Children's Division classes (ages 5 - 7), please click here.

DIRECTORS

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Richard Cammack, Director – American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet School (Director)

Zola Dishong, Director – American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School (Faculty)


FACULTY & AFFILIATIONS

Emily Ellison Contra Costa School of Performing Arts (Contemporary Faculty)

Yuko Katsumi Colorado Ballet, Tampa Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School (Faculty)

Sherri LeBlanc New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet

Meghann Oakes Rust, DPT - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Hiroko ShibuyaRitsuko Kamo - Tokyo

Edward SteggeColorado 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/debit card on account at the time online registration request is processed. Note that Credit/debit card payments incur a 2.5% transaction fee. If you are requesting tuition to be prorated for 3 weeks' participation, please email school@contracostaballet.org to indicate your intent before registering online.  

Tuition:                                       4 Weeks      3 Weeks

Primary (Level 1 & 2)                  $625              $540

Intermediate (Level 3 & 4)      $1,275            $1100

Advanced (5/6/Co)                   $1,300            $1125

          Plus a registration fee of $50 for new students only.
          Early registration discount (5% tuition discount) deadline is March 15, 2024

SCHEDULE

- Primary (Level 1 & 2)

- Intermediate (Level 3 & 4)

- Advanced (Level 5, 6 & Co.)

Click the image below to view the 2023 schedule:

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​​DRESS CODE

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)

AUDITIONS

AUDITION CLASS

Ages 8 - 19

Auditions are scheduled by request on select dates by calling (925) 935-7984. Eligible students will be invited to dance with a current CCBC class for evaluation. The audition fee is $30 - cash or check only. Standard classical ballet attire is required (black leotard, tights and shoes in ballet pink or toned to skin, hair in neat bun). Dancers en pointe should bring their pointe shoes. 

VIDEO AUDITION

Ages 12 - 19 (with pointe experience)

Video auditions are available for students ages 12 - 19 (with pointe experience) who do not reside locally. Email school@contracostaballet.org to request to request to begin the video audition process (do NOT attach videos in this email, as your email won't be opened). 

 

Preparing your Audition Video

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. 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:

  • Adagio

  • Pirouette combination

  • Small jump combination

  • Grand allegro

  • Men- Grand Tour

- Pointe work (if applicable)

  • Echappés

  • Relevés in arabesque

  • Pirouettes on pointe

  • Diagonal turning combination

​​​​CANCELLATION & REFUNDS
For cancellation requests made by May 31st, 2024, the registration fee and 25% of the full tuition amount will be retained as a cancellation fee and the balance refunded. No refunds are granted after May 31st, 2024.

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SUMMER IN-STUDIO PERFORMANCE

Friday July 20, 2023

Contra Costa Ballet Centre

To conclude our Summer Intensive, all dancers will participate in an In-Studio Performance featuring choreography by our world-class faculty.  Dancers Primary - Advanced will be included.

Call the school for details: (925) 935-7984

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