2021 BALLET ARKANSAS SUMMER INTENSIVE
The Ballet Arkansas Summer Intensive provides students ages 10+ with opportunities to train in multiple disciples at the highest level with a distinguished faculty that includes renowned guest professionals. Classes and workshops offered include ballet, pointe, variations, conditioning, contemporary, pilates/yoga, choreography & improvisation, nutrition, stage makeup, acting, dance history, production, and career counseling. Boys will be provided with specialty classes for the male dancer. Multiple levels with small class sizes give students the personalized attention and encouragement they need to advance their abilities. The intensive further develops well-rounded dancers, providing a strong classical foundation to each student's dance education. Ballet Arkansas works closely with the Arkansas Department of Health to implement safe Covid-19 practices for all of its education programs. It is our intention to return to an in-person intensive this summer. Virtual and hybrid alternatives that take into account the safety of each participant will be considered should conditions facing our community warrant a change in format. Dancers must attend a placement class or submit a video audition to attend this program.
Location & Dates
Little Rock, Arkansas | Multiple Locations TBA
July 12 - 31, dates and times TBA
A virtual placement class with the artistic staff is used to assess each student's leveling. The class will be conducted on Zoom and will be recorded for later reference. Students will be given the opportunity to be present the class material individually and in small groups. We understand that taking class at home (or in a studio remotely) may provide a challenge. The class will be modified to accommodate technological and spatial challenges and dancers will not be penalized for timing lags or spatial difficulty. Ladies may wear a black leotard, pink or skin-tone tights and have ballet and pointe shoes with them (if en pointe). Hair should be neatly styled in a bun. Gentlemen may wear a white or black fitted t-shirt, black tights, and black or white ballet shoes. Hair must be styled out of the eyes. Registration and a $20 non-refundable registration fee is required to participate. All classes will be capped at 25 participants. Please email questions to email@example.com.
Saturday, February 6th
Ages 17 + | 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 7th
Ages 10 - 11 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Ages 12 - 13 | 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Ages 14 - 16 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Video audition materials may be accepted in lieu of a placement class. Registration and a $20 non-refundable registration fee required for consideration. Submit the audition materials listed below in a single email (Subject Line: Dancer’s Full Name, Summer Intensive Audition) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Audition Materials include a current headshot, photo in 1st arabesque, and ballet class/performance footage that highlights the range of the student.
Recommended Video Footage
Barre Work (one side is sufficient) - Plies, Tendu & Dégagé, Rond de Jambe a Terre & Fondu, Develope & Grand Battement
Center Work - Adagio, Pirouettes, Petit Allegro, Grand Allegro *if space allows, Tours en l'air (boys) *if space allows
Pointe Combinations - 2 combinations (women)
Classical or Contemporary Variation (optional)
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS TBA