Looking for the benefits of intensive summer study at a post-high school level? Ballet 5:8's brand new two-week Collegiate & Professional Intensive is an opportunity for dancers ages 18+ to make technical and artistic gains in a challenging yet supportive professional environment designed especially for dancers at trainee, college and professional levels. Attendees will also explore Ballet 5:8’s mission and commitment to innovative storytelling and breathtaking dance.
Classes are taught by Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager, Artists of the Ballet 5:8 professional company, and world-class guest instructors. Classes take place inside Ballet 5:8's newly remodeled 12,000 square foot building with five studios, about a 35-minute drive from downtown Chicago. Ballet technique is informed by Ballet 5:8’s basis in Vaganova technique - stressing proper placement, strength and flexibility - while incorporating the contemporary sensibilities required in today's athletic, high-energy professional dance field. An intensive class and rehearsal schedule gives students a true opportunity for growth, while Ballet 5:8's commitment to teaching in light of the health of the entire person - the body and the mind - allows dancers to thrive. The intensive is infused with Ballet 5:8's Christian basis and invites dancers into conversation of life and faith through Bible study, small group discussion and the stories told in Ballet 5:8's diverse repertoire.
Monday, July 22 - Friday, August 2, 2019
By audition only; full enrollment is required.
All Levels Include
- Daily ballet technique and pointe
- A range of classes that may include men’s & women’s classical variations, classical repertoire, Ballet 5:8 repertoire, partnering/pas de deux, jazz, modern, improv, character dance, Pilates, Yoga, Progressing Ballet Technique, acting/mime, port de bras, men’s pressage, and choreography
- Seminars on a variety of dance related topics such as acting, nutrition, mental health, cross training and injury prevention
- Bible study and small group fellowship