Summer Intensive 2020

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2020

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2020

July 13th-Aug 8th

Registration is open for School of Minnesota Ballet’s 4-week Summer Intensive and Summer Classes, July 11th-August 8th!

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Join us virtually from your home studio or, for a limited number, in our studios at the historic Depot building in the heart of downtown Duluth, MN for rigorous classes in ballet technique, physical conditioning, pointe, mens’ technique, variations, jazz, Irish dance, musical theater, history lessons and current events Q&A sessions.

Each Friday of our program we offer a very special master class with a different nationally acclaimed guest teacher! For this year, we’ve invited Christina Hampton, LeeWei Chao, Adam McKinney, and Darren McIntyre to join us for a virtual guest class.

The School of Minnesota Ballet is located at 506 W. Michigan St, in the performing arts wing of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, known as “The Depot.” This historic building also houses a total of 8 historical and arts organizations, including the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.  It stands just across the street from the public library and a stone’s throw from Bayfront Park and the Great Lakes Aquarium. The Depot is within easy walking distance to the heart of Duluth’s downtown with its attractive shops, art studios, restaurants, the Lakewalk and other waterfront attractions.

For virtual classes, we will be using a Zoom link to connect with participants. Links for classes will be sent out the week before classes begin. For more information or troubleshooting in this process email executive director, Kelli Latuska, at klatuska@minnesotaballet.org

For our studio classes, we will be following CDC guidelines, as well as The Depot guidelines, to maintain proper awareness and safety to minimize the risk of the spread of Covid-19.  For questions regarding our current safety guidelines email executive director, Kelli Latuska, at klatuska@minnesotaballet.org

For questions regarding class information and which class is right for you email principal teacher, LilaAnn Coates White, at lcoateswhite@minnesotaballet.org

Class Description and Tuition:

Summer Intensive Level 2: In our advanced level, finishing details along with continued proper technique is the focus. Current SMB students who have completed levels 5.2 and higher are eligible for this class. Students in this level will receive highly disciplined classes in ballet technique, pointe, mens’ technique, character, jazz, musical theater, Irish dance, variations, dance history and current events in the dance world.

This class meets 4 days a week for 5.75 hours of training plus a special 2-hour master class each Friday. The master class is included in the tuition for current School of Minnesota Ballet students, but can be purchased a la carte for $25 each or $75 for all 4 for all other students.

In-studio/Virtual option $800 for 4 weeks

Virtual only option $650 for 4 weeks

Virtual weekly rate available

Summer Intensive Level 1: In our firstSummer Intensive class,clarity and proper technique is highlighted. Current SMB students who have completed levels 4.2 through 5.1 are eligible for this class. Students in this level will receive highly disciplined classes in ballet technique, pointe, mens’ technique, character, jazz, musical theater, Irish dance, variations, dance history and current events in the dance world.This class meets 4 days a week for 5.75 hours of training plus a special 2-hour master class each Friday. The master class is included in the tuition for current School of Minnesota Ballet students, but can be purchased a la carte for $25 each or $75 for all 4 for all other students.

In-studio/Virtual option $750 for 4 weeks

Virtual only option $600 for 4 weeks

Virtual weekly rate available

 Class Attire

For ladies: Current School of Minnesota Ballet students should continue to follow our traditional class attire requirements. For all other students and for this summer only, due to Covid-19 and the challenge of finding proper supplies, we will allow alternative class attire for virtual classes. Black or other solid color leotards with pink tights and traditional ballet shoes are the preference, but formfitting clothing is also acceptable. Please wear attire that allows for correct movement freedom, and that also gives the teacher an opportunity to see students’ work clearly.

For gentlemen: Current School of Minnesota Ballet students should continue to follow our traditional class attire requirements. For all other students and for this summer only, due to Covid-19 and the challenge of finding proper supplies, we will allow alternative class attire for virtual classes. Black or grey tights with white t-shirt and traditional black ballet shoes are the preference, but formfitting clothing is also acceptable. Please wear attire that allows for correct movement freedom, and that also gives the teacher an opportunity to see students’ work clearly.

Attire for Style Classes: It would be beneficial to have character shoes and jazz shoes for style classes, however, for this year only these items are not required. Style classes will all be virtual classes.

In-studio students must bring their own mat or beach towel for conditioning classes. All personal items MUST be brought into students’ designated space and taken home each day.

School of Minnesota Ballet will provide a link to allow for a virtual lunch hour each day. Summer Intensive students may log in to socialize with their classmates before afternoon classes begin.