Summer Intensive - Richmond Ballet

Summer Intensive

Ages 12–21 / June 27 - July 30, 2022

Spend Your Summer with Richmond Ballet

SUMMER INTENSIVE: JUNE 27 – JULY 30, 2022

Summer Intensive at Richmond Ballet is designed for young people who love dance and are committed to developing their ballet technique. The variety of classes offered in ballet, as well as associated dance forms, encourages participants to advance and expand their training. Faculty for Summer Intensive are from the School of Richmond Ballet and the Richmond Ballet professional company. Guest faculty also contribute in specialized areas of expertise. We’re especially proud of our previous participants who have gone on to professional careers with Richmond Ballet, as well as other ballet companies throughout the country.

PLEASE NOTE:

MASKS OPTIONAL : Masks are no longer required, and are now optional for employees, patrons/visitors, and students while in RB facilities. At this time, we are planning to continue with this change to masks optional for all summer programs. It is important to note that this update in mask protocols is subject to change as new recommendations are made by the CDC, including a change in the Community Level status to High, which would require masks to be worn indoors in public places regardless of vaccination status.

VACCINES REQUIRED FOR HOTEL ONLY: We have also revised our vaccine requirement for A,B,C Levels. Proof of Up to date Vaccines is only required for students staying in the hotel. We are not requiring any other students to be vaccinated in order to participate in the Summer Intensive, however, students that are planning to participate in the 2022-23 Trainee program should be aware that they must be up to date on vaccinations in order to participate in the 2022-23 Trainee program.

WELLNESS CHECK: Students will still be expected to complete a personal health assessment prior to coming into the RB building each day. Students should self-monitor for symptoms and should not report to class, and notify SRB staff, when displaying COVID-19 symptoms (whether or not accompanied by a formal COVID-19 diagnosis) or when identified as having close contact with a person who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or is displaying COVID-19 symptoms.


*Auditions are no longer taking place*
However if you are still interested in joining our summer intensive please reach out to scollet@richmondballet.com.


AUDITIONS
Requirement: 12-21 years of age with strong ballet training.
Acceptance into this intensive program is by audition only. School of Richmond Ballet auditions take place annually January – February. We strongly recommend that those interested attend an audition in person. However, if this is not possible School of Richmond Ballet will accept a video audition. We have established specific building entry and class protocols that all staff and students must follow to keep our community safe. Please visit richmondballet.com/school for details on our safety procedures.

Audition Photos
Full length. Ladies in black leotard with pink or skin-toned tights and shoes. Gentlemen in white or black t-shirt with black tights and shoes.
1. First position of feet, with tendu a la seconde, arms low or in second position facing the camera.
2. First arabesque profile (ladies en pointe if advanced).
3. Recent Headshot (required for Trainee Audition only)

Résumé
Resumes are optional for ages 11-16. They are encouraged for ages 16 and older. Letters of recommendation are appreciated.

VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
If unable to attend an audition in person, video auditions will be accepted. Please note that no video applications will be accepted after March 1, 2022. We ask for you to upload your audition video via the Pre-Registration Google Form. If technical issues occur, then feel free to send it to auditions@richmondballet.com.

Summer Intensive Audition Video Requirements: (No more than 10 minutes in length)
No Barre Work, only basic Centre work (please film in a studio or appropriate space, ensuring your entire body can be seen head to toe):
1. Adagio work displaying port de bras, body positions, arabesques, and attitudes showing line and musicality.
2. Multiple pirouettes, en dehors and en dedans, sur place and en diagonal. (Please show double and triple turns if advanced level)
3. Small and medium allegro combinations displaying a range of technical advancement and musicality. (Including jetes, assembles, sissones, beats, and connecting steps, etc.)
4. Grand allegro, as space permits. (Men include tours en l’air)
5. Ladies only – Pointe work – Center floor only.

Trainee Audition Video Requirements: (No more than 15 minutes in length)
No Barre Work, only basic Centre work (please film in a studio or appropriate space, ensuring your entire body can be seen head to toe):
1. Adagio work displaying port de bras, body positions, arabesques, and attitudes showing line and musicality.
2. Multiple pirouettes, en dehors and en dedans, sur place and en diagonal. (Please show double and triple turns if advanced level)
3. Small and medium allegro combinations displaying a range of technical advancement and musicality. (Including jetes, assembles, sissones, beats, and connecting steps, etc.)
4. Grand allegro, as space permits. (Men include tours en l’air)
5. A Classical Variation. (ladies en pointe)
6. A Contemporary Solo.

Summer Intensive Offerings

*Not all levels participate in every class.

Please click here to view a sample schedule.

Ballet: Six intensive course levels for serious ballet students ages 12 and up. Includes daily ballet technique classes, as well as studies on subjects designed to develop a well-rounded dancer at each level of training.

Pointe: Pointe technique for all female students levels A-F.

Men’s Classes: Separate ballet technique classes for intermediate and advanced male students.

Variations: Instruction in selected variations from the classical and contemporary repertory for intermediate and advanced female and male students.

Pas de Deux: Partnering technique for advanced female and intermediate and advanced male students.

Character Dance:  Instruction in traditional national dance forms such as mazurka, polonaise, czardas, and waltz, which are used extensively in classical ballet.

Theatre Dance: Traditional dance styles from American musical theatre classics.

Modern: Exploration of movement capabilities of the body through dance elements of space, rhythm, and dynamics found in established modern dance choreography.

Jazz: Contemporary trends from Los Angeles and New York.

Enrichment Programs: A study of various dance-related subjects such as Dance History, Injury Prevention, Nutrition, and the crossover of associated art forms such as Music for Dancers, Acting, and Mime.

Housing

Housing will be provided this summer with our neighbor, the Delta Hotel.
Covid-19 Vaccine and Booster will be required to stay in the chaperoned housing.

Double Occupancy Room: $3,300 (per person)
This fee includes Breakfast and Lunch Monday – Sunday. Dinner is not included in the fee, but is available a la carte by the hotel restaurant.
For single or triple occupancy, please contact Susan Collet for details at scollet@richmondballet.com

Tuition

The School’s faculty evaluates and places each student in the appropriate level.

   
A Course $2,550
B Course $2,550
C Course $2,550
D Course $1,400
E Course $1,400
F Course $1,290

QUESTIONS?
CONTACT: Susan Collet, School Business Director
scollet@richmondballet.com
804.344.0906 x228

School Policies

PARKING

We are located in the heart of downtown Richmond at 407 East Canal Street. Free parking is available in the Richmond Ballet lot directly next to the Ballet building at all times. After 5pm on weekdays, you may park in the blue spots in the Canal Street lot (the lot across from the Ballet building) at no charge. Street parking is also available.

School Divisions