Program Overview

Location:
The Center for Contemporary Dance
3580 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL  32792

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Summer Intensive Programs run consecutive weeks from June 5 to August 4.  Students may attend unlimited evening classes from August 7 to August 11 at no additional cost.  All Intensives conclude with a showcase, taking place at The Center for Contemporary Dance at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4.   Only the Pre-Professional Dance Intensive requires an audition (upcoming dates).  Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for all programs with detailed options located in the corresponding Registration Handbooks found below.

Pre-Professional Dance Intensive

For complete program information, including details about curriculum and fees, please review the Pre-Professional Summer Intensive Registration Handbook.

 The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive is strategically designed to advance the artistic and technical skills of intermediate, advanced and pre-professional dancers ages 10+ with at least 5 consecutive years of training in ballet and modern dance.  Students must attend all weeks of the Intensive.  Visiting students must attend or digitally submit a placement audition by May 1, 2017.  Call (407) 695-8366 to schedule an audition.  Digital auditions consist of submitting DVD work samples that demonstrate the candidate’s skills in classical ballet and modern dance. Please see the Digital Audition Form on page 11 of the Pre-Professional Summer Intensive Registration Handbook for complete instructions.  The Intensive emphasizes the technical principles of classical ballet (Vaganova Method) and modern dance (Horton and Graham Techniques) alongside a creative curriculum that includes extensive exploratory work in contemporary dance and improvisation. In a creative and encouraging environment, participants will learn new approaches to expressive storytelling by developing emotional and artistic connections to assigned choreography and related coursework.  While choreography is learned across the Intensive, the program is centered on refining and expanding the dancer’s technique.  The final showcase involves the presentation of in-progress works and creative demonstrations of solid technique.

Daily Schedule for Pre-Professional Dance Intensive

June 5-August 4: Classical Ballet, Modern, Improvisation and Flexibility

9:30 a.m. – Noon • Classical Ballet
Vaganova Method with Ingrid Lozano
Pointe and partnering work are included in each class. Female students not yet en pointe will complete exercises without pointe shoes.

Noon – 12:30 p.m. • Lunch

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. • Modern
Horton and Graham Techniques with Andrew Coronado and Rokaya Mikhailenko
Opposition and weight shifts are emphasized, building a stronger movement vocabulary, increased dynamic range and more control. Longer traveling combinations use difficult rhythms along with complicated movement phrases that call for dramatic expressiveness, use of weight and musicality.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. • Improvisation
Nikki Peña and Rokaya Mikhailenko
Spontaneous movement exercises challenge students to expand their personal dance vocabulary while enhancing confidence and performance quality.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. • Stretch and Flexibility
Dario J. Moore, Artistic Director
Mindful flexibility training called Somatic Release allows dancers to recover and expand range of motion.  Class concludes with artistic dialogue and daily notes.

Final Showcase: 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017*

*Students may attend unlimited evening classes August 7-11 at no additional cost.

Program Tuition:  $1750, plus $20 registration fee

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Preparatory BalletPreparatory/Classical Ballet I Intensive

For complete program information, including details about curriculum and fees, please review the Preparatory Ballet Intensive Registration Handbook.

The Preparatory and Ballet I Summer Program is strategically designed to equip new and beginner dancers ages 7 to 9 years old with a solid foundation in classical ballet, preparing them for ongoing and disciplined studies in ballet. Students must attend all weeks of the Program.  There is no audition required to attend Program, but students must be ready for serious, focused studies in dance.  The Program emphasizes the technical principles of classical ballet (Vaganova Method) alongside a creative curriculum that supports a student’s individual artistry.  In an encouraging environment, participants practice the elementary exercises of classical ballet training, emphasizing creativity, posture, flexibility, foot exercises and stage direction.  Also included is the development of musical/rhythmic awareness, memory/focus for the training process, and an understanding of the protocol and etiquette of the ballet studio. Floor barre will be emphasized, with increasing difficulty added to the student’s routine. Students will also be introduced to the study of acting in ballet classes through the use of games, imagery, improvisation and exercises, while also continuing their study of age-appropriate repertoire and dances.  The Program also introduces the student to pre-pointe exercises in order to build appropriate foot, ankle, and body strength for beginning pointe work in the early levels of the Vaganova Method. While choreography is learned across the Program, the focus remains centered on refining and expanding the dancer’s technique. The final showcase involves the presentation of in-progress works and creative demonstrations of solid technique.

Daily Schedule for Preparatory Ballet Intensive

June 5-August 4 (M, W, F) – Classical Ballet

Noon – 2:00 p.m. • Classical Ballet
Vaganova Method with Ingrid Lozano
The Vaganova Method’s scientific approach makes for injury-free training, emphasizing the simultaneous development of technical proficiency and individual artistry.  The learning of choreography and the practice of improvisation are included in the curriculum.

Final Showcase: 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017*

*Students may attend unlimited evening classes August 7-11 at no additional cost.

Program Tuition:  $550, plus $20 registration fee

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Musical Theatre Intensive

For complete program information, including details about curriculum and fees, please review the Musical Theatre Intensive Registration Handbook.

The Musical Theatre Summer Program is strategically designed to equip beginner to intermediate-level performing artists ages 8 to 14 years old with new and/or refined skills in jazz dance, acting, voice and production, preparing them for ongoing and disciplined studies in the performing arts. Students must attend all weeks of the Program.  There is no audition required to attend Program, but students must be ready for serious, focused studies in the performing arts.  The Program emphasizes the technical principles of jazz dance (influenced by the styles of Bob Avian and Bob Fosse), acting (Meisner Method) and voice, alongside a creative curriculum that supports a student’s individual artistry.  In an encouraging environment, participants integrate elements of jazz dance, scenework and song to produce a fully-realized musical theatre revue inspired by the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and other legendary Broadway jazz composers. Also included is the development of musical/rhythmic awareness, memory/focus for the training process, and an understanding of the protocol and etiquette of the performing arts studio. Performance quality will be emphasized, with increasing difficulty and simultaneously performed disciplines added to the student’s routine. Roles for the final production will be decided by the Director, based on each student’s interest and skill level.  The final showcase involves the presentation of in-progress works and creative demonstrations of solid technique.  Upon completion of the Program, the School will extend invitations to exceptional students for entry into the Pre-Professional Musical Theatre Program, which begins the week of August 14, 2017.

Daily Schedule for Musical Theatre Intensive

June 5-August 4 (M-F) – Jazz Dance, Voice and Acting

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Jazz, Voice, Acting and Production Preparation
Students practice and integrate the principles of jazz dance (influenced by Bob Avian and Bob Fosee), acting and voice (influenced by Gershwin and Porter) to produce a fully-realized musical theatre review.  The learning of performance-quality choreography, songs and scenework are included in the curriculum.

Final Showcase: 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017*

*Students may attend unlimited evening classes August 7-11 at no additional cost.

Program Tuition:  $850, plus $20 registration fee

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Questions

Call (407) 695-8366 or email info@thecenterfordance.org with questions about Summer Intensive Programs.