2022 June Summer Intensive

Texas Metropolitan Ballet will be holding a one week Summer Intensive for Upper Level dancers and a separate one week intensive for Junior Level dancers designed to offer the highest quality training to the serious beginner, intermediate, and advanced student. Dancers will receive training in a safe, professional environment with sprung wood floors and non-slip marley surface.  During the week, curriculum at all levels will be focused on classical ballet augmented with additional classes for an exposure to a variety of disciplines.  It is our mission to nurture, encourage, and motivate students in the art of performing. The week-long intensive training will provide dancers the opportunity to excel through a program emphasizing technique, musicality and artistic expression necessary for the classically trained dancer.  In addition to classes taught by renowned Texas Metropolitan Ballet's faculty, students will have the opportunity to study with various nationally-recognized guest instructors

Past guest instructors have included:

  • Joy Womack - Bolshoi Ballet, Kremlin Ballet

  • Catherine Fowle - YAGP

  • Lori Bodine - San Francisco Ballet

  • Christina Coleman - Director Coleman School of Dance, NY

THIS YEAR'S GUEST INSTRUCTORS: 

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Upper Level (Intermediate/Advanced -  June 6 - 11, 2022

Upper Level students will join in classes Monday through Saturday from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Participants will have 4 to 5 classes daily with a break for lunch.

The 6 hours of daily training will focus primarily on Ballet and Pointe blending the Vaganova French and Bournonville techniques , but will also provide the dancers with the opportunity to study alternative forms of dance.

Dancers aged 11 & up must have at least 3 years previous dance training and should be on pointe.

Observation Day

Students may invite family and friends to observe classes on the final day of their program.  Parents should remember to be respectful of the class setting.

 

Instructors

Fees  - $400

No Registration Fee
No Deposit
10% discount for siblings
Registration form and full payment is due by first day of class

Curriculum may include: 

  • Ballet technique   

  • Pointe class

  • Character

  • Variations

  • Pantomime

  • Pas de deux

  • Jazz

  • Contemporary

  • Stretch and Strength

Junior Level 2 (Intermediate) -  June 20 - 24, 2022

Junior Level Ballet 2 students aged 8 & up will join in classes Monday through Friday from 1:00pm - 3:30pm.

The daily training will focus on Ballet technique and alternately character, modern, Stretch & Strengthening

Students should have at least 2 years prior training.

Observation Day

Students may invite family and friends to observe classes on the final day of their program.  Parents should remember to be respectful of the class setting. 

Instructors

  • Willy Shives

  • Evie Peña-Shives

  • Stephanie Valle Cruz

  • Randall Marks

  • Jeanne Marie Marks

Fees   - $200

No Registration Fee
No Deposit
10% discount for siblings
Registration form and full payment is due by first day of class
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Junior Level 1 (Beginner) - June 20 - 24, 2022

Junior Level Ballet 1 students aged 7 & up, with at least one year of training, will join in classes Monday through Friday from 10:00am - 12:00pm.

The daily training will focus on Ballet technique and alternately character and Stretch & Strengthening.

Students should have at least 1 year prior training.

 

Observation Day

Students may invite family and friends to observe classes on the final day of their program.  Parents should remember to be respectful of the class setting. 

Instructors

  • Willy Shives

  • Evie Peña-Shives

  • Stephanie Valle Cruz

  • Randall Marks

  • Jeanne Marie Marks

Fees  - $180

No Registration Fee
No Deposit
10% discount for siblings
Registration form and full payment is due by first day of class