Summer Programs 2024

June 24 – August 2, 2024

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Ballet Camp for Beginners. Age 5-7

June 24 – July 3

July 29 – August 9

Tuition: 3h per day is $210 per week, or 5 h per day is $350 per week
During 3 or 5 hours of learning and fun (with rest breaks), where dancers will embark on the journey of Ballet, Music, Art, Theatre, Gymnastics and Strength excersizes. Each week will have a dedicated theme to keek the children engaged for weeks: “Cinderella” is June 24-July 3, “Wish” is July 29-August 2, and “Leap” is August 5-9. We have outdoors area available for resting and lunch. Flexible schedule available.  
Classes will take place 9:00 AM-2:00 PM daily on weekdays and the recital on the last day of each week. 

Summer Ballet Camp 2024

Login (or register, if you do not have an account yet) to your Parent Portal. Under the "Enroll for Classes" section, select the schedule for your student's level and time.

Elementary Level Summer Intensive. Age 7-11

June 24 – July 3

July 29 – August 9

This is the first real Summer Ballet Intensive for younger students.
During 5 hours of daily learning, dancers of Elementary level will enhance themselves in Ballet Technique, Variation, Contemporary, Modern, Stretching & Strength. This rich and engaging summer program will sure to raise child’s interest in ballet and fully immerse themselves.
Classes will take place 9:00 AM-2:00 PM daily Mondays through Fridays and the recital on the last day of the Intensive.  
Tuition: $425 per week
Full program (18 days) is discounted  $1350, and discounted $1125 for 15 days

Login (or register, if you do not have an account yet) to your Parent Portal. Under the "Enroll for Classes" section, select the schedule for your student's level and time.

ELEMENTARY LEVEL DETAILS
This expanded program (5 hours a day) provides knowledge and skills of ballet fundamentals. On these basics, the students will build technique, health, and beauty in the future. We will learn Barre, Center, Jumps, Pre-Pointe, also 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.  Basic turns. 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: 1, 2 or 3 weeks (5 hours every day M-F), and the studio performance/recital at the end of the Intensive.

Dress Code

Girls: black leotard with straps. Pink tights and pink canvas ballet slippers. Black canvas character shoes. Black skirt knee  length.
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.

Intermediate Level, age 9-12

July 8 – July 26

6 hours of Ballet, Pointe, Variation, Contemporary, Modern, Stretching & Strength, Character Dance classes will be 9:30 AM-3:30 PM daily Mondays through Fridays and the recital the last day of the Intensive.
Tuition: $1530 for 3 weeks, $1300 for 2 weeks, and $800 for one week

Login (or register, if you do not have an account yet) to your Parent Portal. Under the "Enroll for Classes" section, select the schedule for your student's level and time.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL DETAILS

This expanded program provides knowledge and skills of ballet fundamentals. On these basics, the students will build technique, health, and beauty in the future. We will learn Barre, Center, Jumps, Pre-Pointe, En Pointe, also 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.  Basic turns. Character dance, – 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.
There will be a studio performance/recital at the end of the intensive.

Your Commitment: 1, 2 or 3 weeks (6 hours every day M-F), and the studio performance/recital at the end of the Intensive.

For the students who are not part of Ballet Institute of San Diego, please send us a video (5 minutes or less) from either a ballet class, or dancing on stage. Please email the link to  info@balletinstitutesd.com.

Dress Code

Girls: black leotard with straps. Pink tights and pink canvas ballet slippers. Contemporary socks. Character skirt, Character shoes. Please have a notebook for taking notes
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.

Advanced Level, age 12+

July 8 – July 26, 2024

6 hours of Ballet, Pointe, Variation, Contemporary, Modern, Stretching & Strength, Character Dance. Classes will be 9:30 AM-3:30 PM daily Mondays through Fridays and the recital the last day of the Intensive.
Tuition: $1530 for 3 weeks, $1300 for 2 weeks, and $800 for one week

ADVANCED LEVEL DETAILS

A precise, rigorous and passionately creative training program with Ms. Egle Spokaite and a Master Teacher, designed for motivated dancers. Classes offered: 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 send us a video (5 minutes or less) from either a ballet class, or dancing on stage. Please email the link to  info@balletinstitutesd.com.

Your Commitment: 1, 2 or 3 weeks (6 hours every day M-F), 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, black character skirt, contemporary socks or 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.

Audition

For dancers who are not BISD students, please inquire about 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.

Login (or register, if you do not have an account yet) to your Parent Portal. Under the "Enroll for Classes" section, select the schedule for your student's level and time.

Login (or register, if you do not have an account yet) to your Parent Portal. Under the "Enroll for Classes" section, select the schedule for your student's level and time.

FACULTY

CONTEMPORARY MASTER CLASS SERIES

The Master Classes are available to dancers from any school without the need to be a part of our summer Intensive. Sign up here 

Nicole Perez

Nicole Perez

Guest Master Teacher. Contemporary. Choreography

Multidisciplinary, free-spirited choreographer, modern dancer, dance teacher with her own unique path that we hope will inspire the students to seek their own individualities. Nicole blossomed out of Miami’s culture scene where she trained in jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop and ballroom. Nicole has been seen on America’s got talent, Youtube series One Shot, and has also danced on The X-Factor

Dasha Tertova

Dasha Tertova

Guest master teacher. Contemporary Dance, Modern

Grew up and received the Ballet training in Moscow (Masters from Russian Ballet Academy). Recognized as technical dancer, she has worked with companies such as Moiseyev Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow) and Riverdance company (European tour).
After moving to US, her professional credits include: Madonna, Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, Daft Punk and etc. Dasha teaches Masterclasses Internationally and is also professor at American Music and Dramatic Academy College (AMDA LA).

Azuki Umeda

Azuki Umeda

Guest master teacher. Contemporary. Choreography

Born in Tokyo, she received her BFA in Dance and BA in Integrated Educational Studies at Chapman University. She currently holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance at CSU Long Beach. and one of the Choreographic Fellows at Jacob’s Pillow 2023 program. She is the founder of her own company, AU.THENTICITY DANCE CO. that aims to create a collaborative environment for artistic exploration.
Her CV can be read here

CORE TEACHERS of SUMMER INTENSIVE

Katia Anishchenko

Katia Anishchenko

Ballet Teacher

Katia was born in Russia and graduated from Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet as a Master Teacher. At the same time, she started her ballerina’s career at the Mikhailovsky Theatre – one of the most prominent ballet companies in Russia, based in Saint Petersburg. For several years Katia toured the world as a soloist of the company, and in 2021 settled in Florida to become a head teacher at a Ballet School, where she already fostered several finalists of YAGP and ADCIBC

Voicech Zuromskas

Voicech Zuromskas

Boys Classical Ballet Teacher

Mr. Voicech is a soloist of the Lithuanian National Ballet Theatre. He is also an experienced classical ballet teacher, who completed the Pedagogy Course of A. Vaganova Russian Ballet course led by Nikolay Tsiskaridze. He will join Our Boy dancers remotely from Vilnius, Lithuania

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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