Ballet Intensives 2017

We are excited to announce Sara Webb, Principal Dancer of the Houston Ballet, as our Guest Teacher for 2017 Advanced Ballet Intensive!

Advanced: July 10–21, 2017

Boys and Girls, Ages 11–21

Intermediate: July 24–August 4, 2017

Boys and Girls, Ages 11–18

 

 

 Advanced Ballet Intensive Info Packet 2016

 Intermediate Ballet Intensive Info Packet 2016

NOTE: The 2017 Information Packets will be available approximately two to four weeks before the camp. Info in the 2017 Packets will be similar to the 2016 Info Packets.

 PLACEMENT

Placement is based on the BYU ballet faculty’s evaluation. Notification of acceptance, along with registration instructions, will be emailed to you by the middle of  March 2017. Please provide a valid email address at the time of registration, to receive notification regarding audition results. 

SUMMER INTENSIVES

We are excited to announce Sara Webb, Principal Dancer of the Houston Ballet, as our Guest Teacher for 2017 Advanced Ballet Intensive!

2017 Tuition

$640

Intermediate Intensive - NO Housing (lunch provided)

$1140

Intermediate Intensive - WITH Housing and Meals

$740

Advanced Intensive - NO Housing (lunch provided)

$1240

Advanced Intensive - WITH Housing and Meals

NOTE: Early Check-In for BYU Housing is no longer available. BYU Housing will be available the day each camp / workshop / intensive starts, but not before. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Participants will enrich their ballet training under the skillful eye of some of the finest artists in the profession. BYU’s Summer Ballet Intensives offer experience in artistic training, including ballet technique, pointe and variations, character, jazz, and modern dance. Activities and discussions in conditioning, nutrition, and injury prevention will complement the two weeks of dance instruction. Each dancer will receive individual feedback and personal evaluations to improve artistic and technical development. Two weeks of instruction and rehearsal culminate in a final performance that showcases each dancer’s talents and what has been learned.

Benefits

  • Individual attention and evaluation
  • Professional training
  • Final performance
  • Closing recognition banquet
  • Beautiful mountain scenery
  • Wholesome campus recreation
  • Friendships with ballet artists of high moral standards

Director Suzi Wood comes from Los Angeles, Calif., and was trained under Natalie Claire, receiving a full Ford Foundation Scholarship to the School of American Ballet in New York City when she was 15. She danced professionally with Ballet West while also attending the University of Utah, and later received her B.S. in elementary education from Brigham Young University. Upon graduation she was invited to be on the ballet faculty at BYU. Suzi and her musician husband Rob founded and for eight years directed the Studio for the Performing Arts in Fallon, Nevada, teaching ballet and music and directing community companies. She then was invited to direct the Aspen (Colorado) Ballet School for six years. It became the official school for the Aspen Ballet Company, now the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Since moving to Utah, Suzi has taught for many private studios and Utah Regional Ballet. She has taught all levels of ballet at BYU, including variations and pointe classes as well as assisting with theatre ballet. She is currently the artistic director of the Ballet Showcase Company.

Sara Webb

Photo Credit: Amitava Sarkar and Houston Ballet

We are excited to announce Sara Webb, Principal Dancer with the Houston Ballet, as our Guest Teacher for our 2017 Advanced Ballet Intensive! Sara Webb received her early training at the Academy of Nevada Dance Theatre and at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. She then attended the Houston Ballet Academy for one year and joined Houston Ballet in 1997. Ms. Webb was promoted to Principal in 2003. She has performed lead roles in many classical productions, and featured roles in a number of contemporary works. Ms. Webb has performed in Hong Kong, Moscow, London, Spain, Canada, Australia, Panama, and Tokyo, as well as many cities in the United States.

Selected instructors from BYU's outstanding dance faculty will teach at both workshops.

Scholarships

There are two $300 scholarships from the BYU Department of Dance, available for Juniors or Seniors this year. These scholarships will go towards tuition for attending the BYU Advanced Ballet Intensive. These scholarships will be decided by the director and judges at the time of auditions. You will be notified via email if you are selected to be the recipient of a scholarship.

Registration

1. Online:

Ballet Intensives

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Online Registration Begins: Apr 30, 2017

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2. By Phone

Call 877-221-6716 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

3. In Person

Harman Continuing Education Building
730 E. University Pkwy
Provo, UT 84604 (See Map)
Weekdays 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, excluding holidays

Registration Notes 

  • A full refund (minus $25 nonrefundable) will be granted to all cancellations requested by 4:00 p.m. June 9, 2017, for the ADVANCED and 4:00 p.m. June 23, 2017, for the INTERMEDIATE Intensive (one month before each intensive begins). No refunds will be given after these deadlines.
  • Full tuition is due at the time of registration. No deposits will be accepted.
  • Information packets with updated check–in times will be available on our Web Site two to four weeks before camp begins.