ABS offers an extended intensive training session for students during the summer when they are less encumbered by their academic studies. The intensive attracts students from around the world and gathers a guest faculty representing a broad range of training such as American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Disney choreographers, renowned acting coach John Kirby, make-up lessons, pas de deux, men’s classes, and singing lessons with Broadway and Hollywood voice coach Bob Garrett. The SI culminates in a public performance at the Greek-styled theater Pearson Park Amphitheater in Anaheim. Past performances have included revivals and selections from Graduation Ball, The Little Humpbacked Horse, The Awakening of Flora, Coppelia, Harlequinade, and Napoli.
Visiting students enjoy their summer in homestay or other chaperoned lodging and enjoy a group visit to Disneyland! Many students return to ABS’s intensive more than once, some become ABS year long students, and almost all form life-long friendships because of their productive, joyful experience at ABS.
Let us read and let us dance, two amusements that will never do any harm to the world…
Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great, make you feel that you too can become great.
To sing well and to dance is to be well educated.
LEARN THE ANAHEIM BALLET TECHNIQUE DURING AB SCHOOL'S SUMMER PROGRAMS!
The 2018 summer programs include a four-week Summer Intensive for intermediate and advanced students, as well as a one-week Junior Intensive for younger intermediate students.
AB School's four-week Summer Intensive focuses on ballet technique along with supplemental classes in such styles as jazz, modern, musical theater, hip-hop and voice and acting for dancers. The session-end performance will feature all students in a staging of a work from classical ballet repertory, student choreography, and other dance styles studied during the program.
AB School's Junior Intensive offers a full slate of ballet classes, in a one-week timeframe. An excellent preparatory program and introduction to intensive training for younger ballet students.
PROGRAM, DATES AND AGES
Junior Intensive: June 25-June 30; 9-12 years old, intermediate level (en pointe not required)
Summer Intensive: June 25-July 21; 10-20 years old, intermediate and advanced levels (en pointe required)
International students are welcome to apply.
AUDITION DETAILS (Class or video audition required)
International students are welcome to apply.
Completed audition forms/video submissions are due by March 31, 2018.
AUDITION CLASS at Anaheim Ballet School (If you missed the audition, see below for in person/video audition options!)
Saturday February 3, 2018
Ages – 9-20, intermediate/advanced (girls, please bring pointe shoes if en pointe)
Fee – $20
- You are welcome to fill out the audition form in advance - available here
- Please bring a dance photo in first arabesque and a short write-up of "What dance means to me"
- Pre-registration encouraged; call (714) 520-0904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSED THE AUDITION CLASS?
If you missed the audition class at AB Studios, you may arrange to attend a regularly scheduled ABS class as your in-person audition for the program. Please contact AB School Administrator Leticia Valli at 714-520-0904 or email@example.com to schedule your audition class.
AUDITION BY VIDEO SUBMISSION
Video auditions are accepted via mailed DVD or emailed video link. Video auditions must demonstrate a selection of barre work, center adagio, pirouettes, small jumps, grand allegro, and ladies please include pointe work. The video should not exceed ten minutes. Please also include the write-up "What dance means to me" and the completed Audition Form.
If you have any questions, please email Ashley Duree at firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNIOR INTENSIVE (June 25-June 30) PROGRAM DETAILS
- Ages: 9-12 (en pointe not required)
- Classes: Students will take two to three classes Monday-Friday, and two classes Saturday. The first class on weekdays begins at 10:30am. A forty-five minute lunch break is offered, and students may only leave AB for lunch with written consent from parent (there will be a fridge/freezer and microwave available to students). Depending on the day of the week, weekday classes may finish between 2:30-3:00 p.m.
- Tuition: $700
NOTE – If you would like information on arranging your own accommodations, visit
SUMMER INTENSIVE (June 25-July 21) PROGRAM DETAILS
- Classes – ballet, character, hip hop, jazz, modern, partnering, men's class, pointe, and more. Students will take three to four classes Monday-Friday, and one class Saturday. Additional master classes or lectures will be scheduled in addition. The first class on weekdays begins at 10:30am. A forty-five minute lunch break is offered, and students may only leave AB for lunch with written consent from parent (there will be a fridge/freezer and microwave available to students). There is a daily rehearsal period in which the students rehearse for the ballet portion of the final performance. Depending on the day of the week and students' level, weekday classes may finish between 6-8:45 p.m. In addition, students (in groups) will choreograph their own piece to submit for inclusion in the final performance.
- 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 (Estimated $2,450; 2018 Rate Posted Soon) - 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, visit VisitAnaheim.org
GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
Students will take classes Monday-Saturday. On Monday through Friday, ballet class will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a specialty class or lecture at Noon (jazz, tap, hiphop, acting coach, etc). From 1:00-1:45 p.m. is lunch break (students may only leave AB for lunch with prior written consent from parent). From 1:45pm to at most 4:30 p.m. is rehearsal for the ballet being staged at final performance. From 4:45 p.m. to evening, students will join AB School's normal class schedule. This means that dancers may finish classes between 6:00-8:45 p.m. each night depending on their level and the specific class schedule for that day. Saturday classes include ballet and jazz, and will run from approximately 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m depending on students' level. In addition, students will form groups and choreograph a piece to perform in the session-end performance.
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 VisitAnaheim.org. Anaheim Ballet is located near the Disneyland Resort, Ctr City and the Anaheim Packing District.
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.
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.
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.