Washington Ballet Summer Intensive - Northwest Campus

a Summer Program in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington Ballet Summer Intensive - Northwest Campus Auditions

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About Washington Ballet Summer Intensive - Northwest Campus

The Washington School of Ballet's Summer Intensive gives students from around the world the opportunity to study with the school's acclaimed faculty. The Summer Intensive offers a four-week course of study for the Lower Division and a five-week course for Upper Division. During the Intensive, classes are conducted at the Washington School of Ballet’s NW location, Monday through Friday. As a result of this intensive training, students are able to progress rapidly and significantly increase their abilities in a relatively short time. The Lower Division Summer Intensive will be from June 23 to July 18. The Summer Intensive Upper Division will be from June 23 to July 25.

Dates

June 22, 2015 - July 24, 2015

Age Range

4-17

Faculty

The Washington School of Ballet's year-round faculty includes Kee Juan Han, Kristina Windom, Kim Sonderegger, Vladimir Djouloukhaze, Lilla Seber, Stephanie Walz and Cece Farha, among others. Upper division students will also have to opportunity to train with guest faculty including Anna Marie Holmes and Septime Webre, Artistic Director of TWB.

Classes Offered

Classical Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Modern, Jazz, Variation Class, Men's Ballet Class, Character Dance

Housing

Housing is available for students ages 13 and older on the campus of American University located near The Washington School of Ballet. The bright and clean rooms are double occupancy with a shared bath between each 2 rooms. All students are on one floor and are supervised by TWSB chaperones. The Washington School of Ballet is very proud to employ mature chaperones who are still actively pursuing a career in the dance field. There is 1 chaperone for every 12 students ensuring that each student is well-supervised. Students will use the American University shuttle to Tenley (5 minutes) and either walk or bus the remaining 10 blocks to the studios at 3515 Wisconsin Avenue. American University offers several meal plans with access to their huge cafeteria and other eateries on and off campus. Please visit this site for more details: http://www.american.edu/ocl/dining/index.cfm.

Activities

Chaperones arrange weekend activities including trips to the zoo, Smithsonian museums, National monuments and other Washington, DC attractions.

Scholarships

TWSB offers a limited amount of scholarships during the summer program. Scholarships are merit-based and awarded at the time of acceptance.

Audition Details

Fee

$30

What to Bring

On the day of the audition, students should bring in a headshot and a photo in first arabesque, along with their registration form.

The Washington School of Ballet

Co-founded in 1944 by the late Mary Day and Lisa Gardiner, The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB) is recognized nationally and internationally for its classical training and dedication to excellence in dance and dance education. The school trains more than 700 students each year at its Northwest Campus studios on Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest and an additional 350 students at its Southeast Campus housed at The Town Hall Education, Arts and Recreation Center (THEARC). The Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia, provides a third campus for the school, serving 50 more young students. The Washington School of Ballet curriculum includes pre-ballet, boys’ classes, and a graded program for children through young adulthood, many of whom wish to pursue dance as a career. The school also offers a Professional Training Program that brings together especially talented students from around the world for intensive training under The Washington School of Ballet's renowned faculty. All three campuses share a syllabus, formulated by School Director Kee Juan Han, to ensure the same high caliber training at each location. Both the Northwest and Southeast campuses also offer comprehensive adult programs.

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Dates

June 22, 2015 - July 24, 2015

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