Summer Intensive

Summer Dance Intensive

July 6-24th, 2020

Location
Ballet Petit
2501 Industrial Parkway West
Hayward, California 94545

Accelerate Your Training. Build Performance Skills.

Oakland Ballet Company’s summer program offers dancers ages 7 and up the opportunity to train intensively with one of the Bay Area’s leading professional dance companies in a fun, challenging, and nurturing environment.

This special program allows dancers to improve technique, build performance skills, and grow artistically through:

  • Daily classes in ballet and pointe technique;
  • Repertoire from beloved story ballets;
  • Choreography workshops; and
  • Weekly “Informance” showcases for family and friends

Faculty includes Oakland Ballet Company dancers plus guest faculty from renowned national and international dance companies.

Dear Mr. Graham,

Thank you so much for a wonderful three weeks! I really enjoyed getting to learn about the stories of Raymonda, Cinderella, and Coppelia. I am so greatful that you helped me tap into my creative mind by having us choreograph dances. You taught me how to let myself be one with the dance. Thank you so much for being supportive of my ideas and helping me understand how to put dances to music. 

– OBC Summer Intensive student

Level 1

July 8-26, 2019
Mondays – Fridays
Recommended for ages 7-10 with 2-3 years minimum dance experience*
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Tuition
Early registration rates (enrolled and deposit paid by March 31)
$1,650 for the full three week program ($1,795 after March 31)
$1,130 for two weeks ($1,165 after  March 31)
$595 for one week ($625 after March 31)

Level 1 Schedule (Mondays – Thursdays):
9:00 am drop off available
9:30-10:15 am: warm up
10:15-11:45 am: ballet technique and pre-pointe
11:45 am – 12:30 pm: lunch break
12:30-2:00 pm: ballet repertory or choreography
2:15-4:00 pm: creative mind activities (e.g. build a tiara, learn how to tie and sew pointe shoes, ballet hair styles and makeup, etc.)

Level 1 Schedule (Fridays)
9:00 am drop off available
9:30-10:15 am: warm up
10:15-11:45 am: ballet technique and pre-pointe
11:45 am – 12:30 pm: lunch
12:30-1:15 pm: ballet repertory
1:30-2:00 pm: rehearsal for the “Informance” final day showcase
2:00-2:45 pm: observe Level 2 rehearsals
3:00-3:30 pm: “Informance” showcase (for family and friends)

Each week will feature new faculty members as well as repertoire, choreography and enrichment activities from different ballets.

Week 1: Sleeping Beauty
Week 2: Swan Lake
Week 3: Don Quixote

*Age is used as a general placement guideline. The first day of each session will serve as a placement audition to ensure that each dancer is enrolled in the level that will be most beneficial for his or her experience.

Level 2

July 8-26, 2019
Mondays – Fridays
Recommended for ages 11 and up with 3-4 years minimum dance experience*
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Tuition
Early registration rates (enrolled and deposit paid by March 31)
$1,650 for the full three week program ($1,795 after March 31)
$1,130 for two weeks ($1,165 after  March 31)
$595 for one week ($625 after March 31)

Level 2 Schedule (Mondays-Thursdays):
11:00-11:45 am: warm up
11:45 am – 1:15 pm: ballet technique and pre-pointe/pointe
1:15-2:00 pm: lunch
2:00-4:30 pm: ballet repertory, choreography or creative mind activities

*The first day of each session will serve as a placement audition to ensure that each dancer is enrolled in the level that will be most beneficial for his or her experience.

Level 2 Schedule (Fridays):
11:00-11:45 am: warm up
11:45 am-1:15 pm: ballet technique and pre-pointe/pointe
1:15-2:00 pm: lunch
2:00-2:45 pm: rehearsal for the “Informance” final day showcase
3:00-3:30 pm:”Informance” showcase (for family and friends)

Each week will feature new faculty members as well as repertoire and choreography from different ballets.

Week 1: Sleeping Beauty
Week 2: Swan Lake
Week 3: Don Quixote

*Age is used as a general placement guideline. The first day of each session will serve as a placement audition to ensure that each dancer is enrolled in the level that will be most beneficial for his or her experience.

More Information

Dress Code

  • Girls: black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. No jewelry, hair in a bun.
  • Boys: white t-shirt, black tight and black shoes, or white socks and white shoes.

Questions and Contact Information

Have questions about Oakland Ballet Company’s summer dance intensive? We’re here to help! We want this special summer experience to be a chance for young and aspiring dancers to explore the full breadth of ballet and to help them build on their dance goals.

If you have any questions about our summer intensive workshop, please email OBC Education Coordinator, Bat Abbit at babbit@oaklandballet.org or give us a call at 510.893.3132.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships are available for OBC’s summer dance intensive. To apply, please complete a scholarship request form and email to info@oaklandballet.org.

Refund Policy

Refunds are considered if a dancer experiences an injury or another medical condition that prevents him or her from completing the program. Upon notice, OBC will issue a refund for the remaining tuition balance – prorated for any time actually attending the program. Note: a $50 charge will be applied to tuition refunds up to $999 and $75 for refunds on tuition over $1,000. This charge helps to offset administrative expenses and any applicable credit card processing fees incurred.