BalletX Summer Intensive
July 14 - 26, 2014 at The Wilma Theater
Join BalletX for its 3rd annual Summer Intensive and be part of an in-depth program designed to enhance your technique, artistry, and versatility as a classical and contemporary ballet dancer, while exploring the BalletX vision to inspire imagination, emotion, and expression through dance.
- Engage in a wide range of classes with a minimum of 6 hours of training per day
- Build your strength and stamina with our exclusive X-Training fitness program
- Expand your vocabulary of classical technique
- Learn BalletX repertory and perform on stage at The Wilma Theater
Scheduled Classes in: Advanced Ballet, BalletX Repertory, Forsythe Technique, Contemporary Technique, Modern, Improvisation, Jazz, X-Training Fitness, Yoga & Pilates. Click here to view a sample schedule from Summer Intensive 2013.
Faculty: Christine Cox (BalletX Artistic Director), Tara Keating (BalletX Associate Artistic Director), Laura Graham (Former Forsythe Principal Dancer, Frankfurt Ballet), Melissa Rector (Assistant Artistic Director, Koresh Dance Company), Francis Veyette (Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet), Adam Barruch (Choreographer), Hawley Rowe (Former Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet), Molly Misgalla (Faculty, University of the Arts), Kate Carr, and more.
BalletX accepts dancers between ages 16-23 to Summer Intensive. If you have questions about whether you qualify or if you fall outside this age range, please contact Megan O’Donnell, Administrative & Development Coordinator, at email@example.com or (215) 893-9456 x100.
From Summer Intensive 2013 participant & Eugene Ballet Company dancer Ali Paige Block:
“As a professional dancer with a primarily classical company, I am always in search of opportunities for exposure to more contemporary choreography. In just two weeks at the BalletX Summer Intensive, I found exactly what I had been looking for. I grew so much as a dancer from exposure to different kinds of movement, improvisation, and incredible repertoire, and left the program with a deeper passion for this art form and a desire to keep stretching and pushing out of my comfort zone. I can feel the difference in my dancing now that I am back in season with my company. The BalletX Summer Intensive is by far one of the best and most valuable programs that I have attended.”
From Summer Intensive 2012 & 2013 participant Emily McAveney:
“I attended the BalletX Summer Intensive for the past two years, and each year I learned so much about what it truly means to be a performing artist. The intensive captures the unique blend of classical and contemporary movement that has become BalletX’s signature. During the two weeks of the program, the BalletX faculty pushed us to our physical and artistic limits, encouraging us to dig deeper to find the sparks of drive and creativity that fuel successful professional dancers.”
Acceptance into the BalletX Summer Intensive is by audition only. Live auditions will be held in New York City on March 16, 2014 from 3:00pm-5:00pm at The Ailey Studios (405 W. 55th Street, New York, NY 10019) and in Philadelphia on March 23, 2014 from 3:00pm-5:00pm at University of the Arts, Terra Hall (211 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107). Registration begins 30 minutes prior to audition.
Dancers are strongly encouraged to register for auditions in advance. If not registering in advance, please arrive to audition with your filled-out audition registration form, head shot, dance shot, and audition fee.
Audition fees: $15 in advance, $20 day-of (checks payable to ‘BalletX’)
Registration forms and materials can be submitted online, by mail, or presented in person. Advance registrations must be received 5 business days prior to audition date.
Register online here. Note that online registrations will not be accepted unless registration fee is also submitted.
Download a PDF of the registration form here and submit by mail to BalletX, 265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or present in person at audition.
VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: BalletX accepts video submissions for dancers unable to attend live auditions. See audition registration form for instructions or submit online here.Video submissions due by March 23, 2014.
Admission results will be sent via email the week of April 7, 2014. Tuition for the program is $1,550.00. Upon acceptance, a $150 non-refundable deposit must be received by May 1, 2014 to reserve your place in the program. Tuition must be paid in full by June 14, 2014. Payment plans and scholarships are available.
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For questions and more information, contact BalletX Administrative & Development Coordinator Megan O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-893-9456 x100.