Summer Intensive July 11 – August 12, 2022

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2022

July 11-Aug 12 (5 weeks)

OR

July 11-July 29 (3 weeks)

1 and 2 week options also available

Ascend Performance  Friday, Aug 12th 2pm

Register here!

School of Minnesota Ballet provides a rigorous summer training program for aspiring professional dancers, as well as summer classes for younger dancers, and open division classes for recreation, in the breathtaking setting of Lake Superior in Duluth. Master Classes, repertoire, dance history, and a finale performance are included in the Summer Intensive experience.

 3 week and 5 week options available:  For those who are not able to commit to the full 5 week intensive. There is a 3 week option (weeks 1 through 3) which allows you to attend 3 or fewer weeks of the program. Dancers that register for the 3 week intensive option will NOT perform in the final performance, Ascend.

Classes Offered (Schedules subject to change):

Tech 2: (2021-2022 SMB Ballet 6-7) 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, character, jazz, variations, dance history, injury prevention, and current events in the dance world. These classes meet 5 days each week, including a special 2-hour master class each Friday with a special guest artists.

Mondays and Wednesdays:  9:00am-10:00am Conditioning; 10:15am-11:45am Ballet; 12:00pm-1:00pm Pointe; 1:45pm-2:45pm Character; 3:30pm-5:30pm Showcase rehearsal (wk 2-5)

Tuesdays and Thursdays:  9:00am-10:00am Conditioning; 10:15am-11:30am Ballet; 11:45am-1:15pm Ballet; 1:15pm-2:30pm Pointe/Variations; 3:30pm-4:30pm Jazz (wk 2-4); 4:30pm-5:30pm Dance History

Fridays: 10:00am-12:00pm Master Class; 12:30pm-3:00pm Showcase rehearsal

Tuesday 7/26: 4:30pm-5:30pm Dance wellness with Brianna Hall-Nelson 

Friday 8/5: 12:30pm-1:30pmModern and Healthy Movement  Class with Dr. Alex with MOTIV Physical Therapy

 

Tech 1: (2021-2022 SMB Ballet 4-5) In our first Summer Intensive class, clarity and proper technique are highlighted. Current SMB students who have completed Ballet 4 and higher are eligible for this class. Students in this level will receive highly disciplined classes in ballet technique, pointe, character, jazz, variations, dance history, injury prevention, and current events in the dance world. These classes meet 5 days each week, including a special 2-hour master class each Friday with a special guest artists.

Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00am-10:00am Conditioning; 10:15am-11:30am Ballet; 11:45am-1:15pm Ballet; 1:15pm-2:30pm Pointe/Variations; 3:30pm-5:30pm Showcase rehearsal (wk 2-5)

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00am-10:00am Conditioning; 10:15am-11:45am Ballet; 12:00pm-1:00pm Pointe; 1:45pm-2:45pm Character; 3:30pm-4:30pm Jazz (wk 2-4); 4:30pm-5:30pm Dance History

Fridays: 10:00am-12:00pm Master Class; 12:30pm-3:00pm Showcase rehearsal

Tuesday 7/26: 4:30pm-5:30pm Dance wellness with Brianna Hall-Nelson 

Friday 8/5: 12:30pm-1:30pmModern and Healthy Movement  Class with Dr. Alex with MOTIV Physical Therapy

All dancer placement levels are subject to change and final approval by SMB faculty. Dancers who were not registered SMB students  2021-2022 may be asked to take a placement class, free of charge.

 


 

Ascend Summer Showcase Performance

Friday, August 12, 2:00pm

 


 

Class Attire

For ladies: Current School of Minnesota Ballet students should continue to follow our traditional class attire requirements.Simple styles of 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 or white 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




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 questions regarding class information and which class is right for you, email artistic director, Karl von Rabenau at kvonrabenau@minnesotaballet.org OR principal teacher, LilaAnn Coates White at lcoateswhite@minnesotaballet.org