Ballet Summer Intensive 2022

Advanced Level. Age 12+

July 5 – 22, 2022.

Daily Schedule
7 hours of Ballet, Pointe, Variation, Contemporary, Modern, Stretching & Strength, Character Dance classes will be 9:30 AM-4:30 PM daily Mondays through Fridays and the recital the last day of the Intensive (July 22)

Advanced Level Details

A precise, rigorous and passionately creative training program with Egle Spokaite or a Master Teacher, designed for motivated dancers ages 12+. Classes: Ballet technique, Body strengthening and stretching, Pointe technique, Character Dance, Contemporary, Variation, Ballet repertoire.
For the students who are not part of Ballet Institute of San Diego”, please inquere for zoom audition or  send a link to the video (5-10 min)  of student regular ballet (dance) routine practice or performance or variation to info@balletinstitutesd.com. 

Your Commitment: 1 – 3 weeks (7 hours every day Mon-Fri),  and the studio performance/recital at the end of the Intensive.

Dress Code

Black leotard with straps. Short skirt (optional). Pink ballet tights. Ballet slippers, pointe shoes, black character shoes.

Audition

For dancers who are not BISD students,Please inquire for zoom audition or  send a video (5-7 minutes) link or file via Wetransfer/Google Drive/Dropbox to: info@balletinstitutesd.com to be placed into an appropriate group.

Intermediate & Intermediate Pre-pro Level. Age 9-12

July 5 – 22, 2022

7 hours of Ballet, Pointe, Variation, Contemporary, Modern, Stretching & Strength, Character Dance classes will be 9:30 AM-4:30 PM daily Mondays through Fridays and the recital the last day of the Intensive (July 22)

Intermediate Level Details

Classes will start 9:00AM finish at 4:00PM

This expanded Professional program (7 hours a day) provides knowledge and skills of ballet fundamentals. On these basics, the students will build technique, health, and beauty in the future. During the 3 weeks we will learn the Barre, Center, Jumps, Pointe  coordination of working and stable body parts. Epaulement, En Face.  Barre and Center ballet workout basics. Jumps: the right-off and several types of ballet jumps. Turns: V,IV, II positions and acrose the floore: Glissade entournant, pique, shenes, degaje.  Pointe: basics, turns, poses. Character dance: Spanish, Slavic, character arm positions, feet positions, jumps. The classical variation. The French type compulsory variation.
Your commitment: 7 hours every day (Mon-Fri) and studio performance/recital at the end of the course.

Dress Code

Girls: black leotard with straps. Pink tights and pink canvas ballet slippers.
Boys: White short-sleeved T-shirt, black bike shorts or tights, white ankle socks – students may wear any plain thin white socks, white ballet slippers. 

Elementary Level Program. Age 7-9

July 5 – 22, 2022

Dancers of Elementary level (age 7-9) will enhance themselves in Ballet technique, Variation, Contemporary, Modern, Stretching & Strength. Classes will take place 9:00 AM-3:00 PM daily Mondays through Fridays and the recital the last day of the Intensive (July 22)

Elementary Level Details

This expanded program (6 hours a day) provides knowledge and skills of ballet fundamentals. On these basics, the students will build technique, health, and beauty in the future. During the 3 weeks we will learn the (Barre, Center, Jumps, Pre-Pointe) coordination of working and stable body parts. Epaulement, En Face.  Barre and Center ballet workout basics. Jumps: the right-off and several types of ballet jumps.  Turns- basic. Character dance: Spanish, Slavic, character arm positions, feet position, jumps. The classical compulsory variation. Improvisation and contemporary dance class helps to improve coordination and musicality. Creative task gives joy and interest to study dance art more deeply.
Your commitment: 6 hours every day (Mon-Fri) and studio performance/recital at the end of the course.

Dress Code

Girls: black leotard with straps. Pink tights and pink canvas ballet slippers.
Boys: White short-sleeved T-shirt, black bike shorts or tights, white ankle socks – students may wear any plain thin white socks, white ballet slippers.

FACULTY

Your trusted and nurturing teachers of Ballet Institute will be there to lead you to new heights along with the Experienced Guest Master teachers 

Conny Mathôt

Conny Mathôt

Ballet Master Teacher

Executive Director, – California Dance Classics Ballet Competition. BA, CDTA, RAD. Full Bio
Recognized throughout the Dance Industry for her success as Choreographer, Instructor, Dancer, Judge, Entrepreneur.
As a teacher, Conny possesses a natural ability to recognize and utilize the strengths of each dancer. Her true passion has been to guide aspiring dancers and promote the art of Ballet.
An award-winning choreographer, Conny created a choreographic portfolio which spans the globe, receiving the highest accolades for her work in numerous productions, academic settings, and dance competitions

Veronika Part

Veronika Part

Master Teacher

Former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Kirov Ballet (now Mariinsky Ballet), a ballet mistress for Atlanta Ballet during the 2019–20 season. Jury at Youth America Grand Prix

Zack Sommer

Zack Sommer

Contemporary, Choreography

Zack is the rising start of San Diego dance community, he already competed in many dance competitions and won awards including First Runner-up National Teen Male Best Dancer in 2018 at The Dance Awards. Zack is currently studying at the Juilliard

Ruta Karvelis

Ruta Karvelis

Ballet

Ballet Dancer with Lithuanian National Ballet. Ruta has been raised to be a ballet dancer by Egle Spokaite since she was 6, and by now is a professional ballet dancer with the National Ballet of Lithuania. Ruta will come to the US in person for the Summer Intensive

Vitaly Verterich

Vitaly Verterich

National Character Dance (via Zoom)

Born in Ukraine, he is a graduate of the Moscow Academy of Arts. After performing as Principal Dancer with the National Folk Dance Company “Beriozka”, then Russian Chamber Ballet Theatre “Moskva,” as soloist in both classical and contemporary ballets. Frequent guest artist with the Bolshoi Theatre, the Kirov Ballet, and other Russian and international companies.
Mr. Verterich is currently with the New Jersey Ballet and is a resident faculty member at Valentina Kozlova’s Dance Conservatory of New York.
Yulia Romero

Yulia Romero

Stretching and Body Conditioning

Yulia was born and raised in Russia and started Rhythmic Gymnastics training at the age of four and began competing at the age of six. Yulia was a competitive gymnast for eleven years until she went on to obtain higher education in law. In 2008 she returned to the sport as a Gymnastics Coach at Star Gymnastics Studio in her hometown. In 2012 Yulia moved to the United States and again began coaching at Champion Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy. Yulia has a great deal of passion for working with young girls and enjoys helping them to achieve their goals and succeed.

Tanya Lewis

Tanya Lewis

Modern and Contemporary Dance

Besides inspiring Ballet Institute’s students to embrace the Contemporary Dance, Tanya Lewis is also the Assistant Artistic Director and choreographer of Visionary Dance Theatre and has been dancing with the company for years. Tanya graduated from UCSD with BA in Dance and a minor in Theater in 2012 and received the Stewart Prize in Choreography. She has performed with Eveoke Dance Theatre, Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, KO Dance Co, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Eric Geiger, and Somebodies Dance Theater to name a few. As an independent artist Past projects and choreographies include Prism, You’re Late, Ebb & , and Between Two Ends which was selected as part of 40 North, an international dance film festival. Her choreography for a short film won the Silver Award for best choreography from International Film Awards.

Caitlyn Silvas

Caitlyn Silvas

Head Teacher for the youngest levels

Caitlyn Silvas grew up training in a diversity of genres of dance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and hip-hop. She soon realized her true love – classical ballet and began to focus on training intensely for a professional career. Caitlyn began dancing with professional ballet companies at the age of 17 in San Diego and Santa Barbara. Teaching the next generation of dancers is something Caitlyn is extremely passionate about and is so happy to help nurture students to grow in their technique, artistry, and love for dance.

Egle Spokaite

Egle Spokaite

Artistic Director

Prima Ballerina of the Lithuanian National Ballet and Opera Theatre. During her 21 year as principal soloist, she was a guest principal soloist at Boris Eifman ballet, Finland ballet, Latvian National Ballet,  Gala at Bolshoi Theatre, Mariinsky Theatre, Teatr Wielki (Polish National Ballet). Egle is the founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Institute of San Diego.

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