SM 20 Classical Ballet Intensive August 3- 14 | 13-18 yrs | M-F | 9am-4pm
12-24 yrs M-F 9am-4pm
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 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 according to social distancing protocol.
Sample Daily Schedule:
9:00-10:30 Vaganove 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
Thursdays Specialty workshops in Turning and Jumping , Contemporary Styles