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 6-24, 2020
Mondays – Fridays
Recommended for ages 7-10 with 2-3 years minimum dance experience*
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Level 1 Schedule (Mondays & Wednesdays)
9:00am drop off available
9:30 – 10:00 Warm Up
10:00 – 11:30 Ballet Technique
11:45 – 12:45 Pre-Pointe
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Choreography
2:45-4:00 Repertoire

Level 1 Schedule (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
9:00am drop off available
9:30 – 11:00 Ballet Technique
11:15 – 11:45 Pre-Pointe
11:45 – 12:15 Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 Focus Session
1:30 – 2:45 Repertoire
3:00 – 4:00 Choreography

Level 1 Schedule (Fridays)
9:00am drop off available
9:30 – 10:15 Warm Up
10:00 – 11:30 Ballet Technique
11:45 – 12:45 Pre-Pointe
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 Rehearsal for the “Informance” final day showcase
3:00 – 3:30 “Informance” showcase (for family and friends)

Each week will feature repertoire and choreography from different ballets.
Week 1  La Bayadere
Week 2  Paquita
Week 3  Coppelia
Focus Sessions will be concentrated on one subject, hair, stretching, strength, etc.  Choreography sessions provide the opportunity to explore their own creativity as they create their own dances.

*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 6-24, 2020
Mondays – Fridays
Recommended for ages 11 and up with 3-4 years minimum dance experience*
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Level 2 Schedule (Mondays & Wednesdays)
9:00am drop off available
9:30 – 10:00 Warm Up
10:00 – 11:30 Ballet Technique
11:45 – 12:45 Pre-Pointe/Pointe
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Choreography
2:45 – 4:00 Repertoire

*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 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
9:00am drop off available
9:30 – 11:00 Ballet Technique
11:45 – 12:45 Pre-Pointe/Pointe
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Choreography
2:45 – 4:00 Repertoire

Level 2 Schedule (Fridays)
9:00am drop off available
9:30 – 10:00 Warm Up
10:00 – 11:30 Ballet Technique
11:45 – 12:45 Pre-Pointe/Pointe
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 Rehearsal for the “Informance” final day showcase
3:00-3:30 “Informance” showcase (for family and friends)

Each week will feature repertoire and choreography from different ballets.
Week 1 La Bayadere
Week 2 Paquita
Week 3 Coppelia
Focus Sessions will be concentrated on one subject, turns, jumps, stretching, etc. Choreography sessions provide the opportunity to explore their own creativity as they create their own dances.

*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

Tuition
A deposit of 50% must be paid to secure position in the program
Balance is due by July 1
A late fee of $30 will be added to the balance after July 1

$1,650 for the full three week program ($1,795 after March 31)
$1,130 for two weeks ($1,245 after  March 31)
$595 for one week ($645 after March 31)

To be eligible for Early Registration rates
Tuition must be paid in full by March 31

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.