Summer Intensive 2021

 

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2021

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2021

July 12th-Aug 7th

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School of Minnesota Ballet offers a 4-week Summer Intensive.

Join us virtually from your home studio or 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.

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 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 Tech 2: In our advanced level, finishing details along with continued proper technique is the focus. Current SMB students who have completed Ballet 6 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 4 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.

This year, we are excited to bring our Summer Showcase Performance on August 7th. Rehearsals will be held during classes Monday through Friday, and additionally on Friday afternoons.

 

Summer Intensive Tech 1: In our first Summer Intensive class. Clarity and proper technique are highlighted. Current SMB students who have completed Ballet 5 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 4 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.

This year, we are excited to bring our Summer Showcase Performance on August 7th. Rehearsals will be held during classes Monday through Friday, and additionally on Friday afternoons.

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Ballet 4: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:15-6:15pm with pre-pointe

Ballet 3: Tuesday, Thursday 4:15-5:45pm

Ballet 2: Tuesday, Thursday 9:45-11:00am

Ballet 1: Monday, Wednesday 9:45-11:00am

Pre-Ballet 3: Thursday 1:15-2:15pm

Pre-Ballet 2: Wednesday 1:15-2:00pm

Pre-Ballet 1: Monday 1:15-2:00pm

Creative Movement: Tuesday 1:15-2:00pm

 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 leotards with pink tights may also be worn.

For gentlemen: Current School of Minnesota Ballet students should wear Black or grey tights with white t-shirt and traditional black ballet shoes.

Attire for Style Classes: Character shoes and jazz shoes are highly recommended for style classes.

In-studio students should bring their own mat or beach towel for conditioning classes. Students are responsible for neatly keeping track of all personal items which MUST be taken home at the end of each day.