SM 24 Classical Ballet Intensive July 29- August 9| 13-20 yrs | M-F | 9am-4pm | Call for Placement

SM 24  Classical Ballet Intensive July 29- August 9| 13-24 yrs | M-F | 9am-4pm | Call for Placement

  Auditions for new students required for this Intensive.

  • Continuing Students can call for placement approval for this intensive
  •  Call or email for an audition date: 206-935-3777 or
  •  Instructors; Christine Juarez, Director of WSPA,  Kate Le Grand and Guest Dance Faculty.

  Camp Description:  The Classical Ballet Intensive is total immersion in the study of Classical Ballet. Vaganova is the Russian School of Classical  Ballet.  WSPA offers a pure Russian approach to Ballet Technique in this summer intensive,

 Agrippa Vaganova perfected and cultivated this form of teaching classical ballet and turned it into a viable syllabus. The history of the method fuses elements of a traditional French style from the romantic era with the athleticism and virtuosity of Italian Cecchetti technique.] The training system is designed to involve the whole body in every movement, with equal attention paid to the upper body, legs, and feet. Vaganova believed that this approach increases consciousness of the body, thus creating a harmony of movement and greater expressive range.

 The focus of the intensive will be building technical skills and artistry. Our goal is to push the dancer past their current level.

The Intensive will aggressively teach: Ballet, Pointe, Character work, Dance History, Dance Vocabulary, Repertory and Overview of the Great Ballets. Jazz and Modern technique. Thursday "Specialty Workshops" in  turning, jumping, as well as lectures in Anatomy, and nutrition.

  Final Studio Showing TBD.

 Sample Daily Schedule:

9:00-10:30          Vaganova technique  Ballet/ Pointe   Int/  Adv or Advanced  Level

10:30-10:45       Break- Juice and fruit provided

10:45- 11:45      Russian Character or Modern Dance

11:45-12:15     Lunch ( Campers Bring Lunch)

12:15-1:30       Jazz MWF/ Modern T/TH /Costuming M/W/F

1:30-2:30      Anatomy, Vocabulary, History

2:30-3:00       Partnering, Men's Technique

3:00-4:00     Repertory

Thursdays  Specialty workshops in Turning and Jumping , Contemporary Styles

 (2:15- 3:15)

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