AB SCHOOL'S SUMMER INTENSIVE 2016: June 27-July 23, 2016

AB's four-week intensive focuses on ballet technique along with classes in such styles as jazz, modern, musical theater, hip-hop and voice and acting for dancers. Students also have the opportunity to choreograph and perform in a final public performance. The session-end performance will feature all students performing in a work from classical ballet repertory as well as other styles studied during the session.

International students are welcome to apply.

Audition Details

To download the 2016 Application,click here.

Audition Class:
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Registration: 11:30am
Class: 12:00noon - 1:30pm
at Anaheim Ballet School

Ages: 10-20, intermediate/advanced (girls, please bring pointe shoes)
Fee: $20 for non-AB School students
Please bring a dance photo in first arabesque and a short write-up of "What dance means to me"

You are welcome to fill out and bring page 3 of the application.

Please pre-register for the class by calling 714-520-0904 or emailing info@anaheimballet.org

Audition Required. If you cannot attend the February 21st audition class, you can either submit a video audition (via mailed DVD or emailed video link) or local students can attend an AB School class with either of the Directors. Students wishing to audition in person during a regularly scheduled class should contact Anaheim Ballet School in advance to make such arrangements. Video auditions must demonstrate a selection of barrework, center adagio, pirouettes, small jumps, grand allegro, and ladies please include pointe work. The video should not exceed ten minutes.

International students are welcome to apply. Completed applications/video submissions are due by March 26, 2016.

If you have any questions, please email Ashley Duree at info@anaheimballet.org

*NOTE: Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view application form. Visit their website, www.get.adobe.com/reader to download this free program.

General Program Information:

Classes: ballet, character, hip hop, jazz, modern, partnering, men's classes, pointe, variations, showcase performance and more...

Ages: 10-20

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced [Female dancers are required to be on pointe]

Guest Faculty to Include: Former Bolshoi Ballet Soloist Alexander Greschenko, Youth America Grand Prix, American Ballet Theatre, and more...

Tuition and Performance Fee: $1,650

Option 1 ($2,300) - Chaperoned Extended Stay Suite/Residential Housing: Students will be lodged in an extended stay suite at a Marriott hotel property in the Disneyland Resort Area (just three miles from AB), featuring fully equipped kitchens and separate living area from sleeping areas. Each suite will house 2-3 students as well as an adult chaperone. All meals as well as transportation to and from Anaheim Ballet will be provided. Additional amenities include complimentary high-speed internet access, full breakfast buffet seven days a week, an on-site laundry facility, as well as outdoor pools and fitness center. Additionally, limited Residential Housing with students and adult chaperone may be available, please note if preferred.

Option 2 ($1,350) Housing with AB Family [Limited Availability]: Students will stay will a host family whose student is also participating in the Summer Dance Celebration Program. Host family will provide meals and transportation.

Note: If you would like information on arranging your own accommodations, contact VisitAnaheim.org

Student Information

Class Schedule:
Students will take classes Monday-Saturday. On Monday through Friday, ballet class will begin at 10:30am, followed by a specialty class or lecture at 12:00pm (jazz, tap, hiphop, acting coach, etc). From 1pm-2pm is lunch at AB (Students may only leave AB for lunch with prior written consent from parent). 2pm-approx 4:30 is rehearsal (for final performance ballet piece). From 4:45-evening, students will join AB School's normal class schedule. This means that dancers may finish classes between 6:00-8:45pm each night depending on their level and the specific class schedule for that day. Saturday classes include ballet, jazz, and partnering and will run from approximately 10:00am-1pm. In addition, students (in small groups) will choreograph their own piece to submit for inclusion in the final performance show.

Anaheim Ballet is easily accessible from John Wayne Airport (SNA). Please attempt to arrange arrivals and departures from SNA. If unable to secure flights to/from SNA, flights should be arranged from Long Beach Airport (LGB), Ontario Airport (ONT) or from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Please note on your application if transportation to and from the airport will be necessary.

Anaheim Ballet is located in an internationally favored vacation area that has many lovely accommodations. Lodging at local hotels provides easy access to the Anaheim Ballet studios. Parents wishing to join their children may request information for lodging by visiting www.VisitAnaheim.org. Anaheim Ballet is located near the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Ice Hockey Rink, and Anaheim Packing District.

Field Trips:
Optional group activities will include a trip to Disneyland (The Happiest Place on Earth) for an additional fee. Students under 13 will have a chaperone with them at all times at Disney. Additional no or low-cost social events may be available, please plan ahead accordingly (for example, beach bonfire or pool party).

Supervision will include attention to ensuring that each participant receives the most from their experience by forming new friendships and gaining positive feelings of accomplishment and productivity.

Dress Code:

Ladies: Black, pink, white leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pink pointe shoes [if already on pointe], black, pink or white chiffon skirts are optional. Hair must be secured in ballet-style. Free style dressing is allowed during rehearsal periods at the discretion of the instructor. No jewelry may be worn.
Gentleman: White or black snug fitting T-shirts, black tights, black or white ballet shoes with coordinating socks. Free style dressing is allowed during rehearsal at the discretion of the instructor.

Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Character Dance, Modern, Musical Theater & Performance
Free style choice of leotards, tights, and T-shirts (no logos please) for contemporary dance styles. Bright plain colored T-shirts for performance. Dancers will also need black jazz shoes, sneakers, character shoes, tap shoes (character shoes may be used in place of tap shoes), black jazz pants, black class skirt for ladies, and a pair of denim/jean pants.

Stage Make-up:
Neutral foundation (base), neutral powder (finish), earth-toned dark brown eye shadow, black eye liner, black mascara, earth-toned natural powder blush, earth-toned natural lipstick, earth-toned natural lip liner, white eye shadow, light brown eyebrow pencil (unless very dark brows), gray/brown contour powder. Brushes: large powder, medium blush, small eye shadow assortment.

Street Wear & Incidentals:
Daily casual wear for to/from AB, warm jacket (evenings get cool), optional bathing suit. Students may find it helpful to bring funds for occasional movie outings or similar events, and for any personal purchases.