Summer Dance Intensive

2016

All members of the 2016-17 TDA Performing Company are invited to participate in the Summer Dance Intensive program.

 

  • Intensive is optional for those dancers who are participating solely in Hip Hop Crew.
  • Intensive is mandatory for all other TDA Performing Company dancers.

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Requirements:

Dancers who are in Pre or Jr levels of Ballet in the current 2015-16 season must take 3 days of class total – 1 during the Jazz week and 2 during the Ballet weeks.

Dancers in Basic Ballet and Ballet 1 must take 5 days total – 2 days during the Jazz week and 3 days during the Ballet weeks.

All dancers in Ballet 2, 3 or 4 are required to take two weeks of the Ballet Intensive.  For these dancers, the Jazz Intensive is optional.


 

Summer Jazz Intensive 

Ages 5-18 – June 27-July 1, East Bay and SSF Studios (includes Hip-Hop, Lyrical and Tap)

Classes run each day from 9-12 for our younger dancers and from 12:30-3:30 for our older dancers.  There will be a variety of dance styles offered each day including Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical and Tap.  The cost is $45 per day and you may sign your dancer up for as many days as you wish but for at least the required number of days based upon the guidelines above.

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Summer Ballet Intensive Ages 5-18

Livermore and SSF Studios

  • July 18-22 – All Levels
  • July 25-29 – All Levels

Classes will run each day from 9-12 for Pre, Jr, Basic and Ballet 1 level and from 12:30-4:30 for our older dancers.  The cost for the Young Dancers Ballet Workshop is $45 per day and you may sign your dancer up for as many days as you wish but for at least the required number of days based upon the guidelines above.  The cost for the Upper Division Ballet Intensive is $45 per day for a total of $450 for the two weeks.

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Young Dancer Ballet Workshops

Pre and Jr Ballet,  Basic, and Ballet 1  Levels

 

Pre and Jr. Ballet 

Technique uses the creative movement syllabus to develop a young dancer’s understanding of their bodies and movement possibilities.  The class will create a dance based upon the themes explored in the technique class.

 

Basic Ballet

Introduces the Ballet fundamentals for Beginners Age 8 and up.

Ballet Technique Class 1. 5 hours

Ballet Variation 1 hour

*In class showing on last day each week

 

Ballet 1

Building upon the fundamentals established in Basic Ballet, Ballet 1 will expand the ballet vocabulary and challenge dancers will a ballet variation.

Ballet Technique Class 1. 5 hours

Ballet Variation 1 hour

*In Class showing on last day each week

 

Upper Division Ballet Intensive  Levels 2-4

(students must have completed 1 year of Ballet 2 in order to participate)

The upper division intensive is a 3-week study of Ballet technique, Dance History, Kinesiology and Dance Reparatory.  Each morning will begin with a dance specific conditioning class to address the strength and flexibility needs of dancers, followed by a ballet technique class and a partnering, pointe, or jumps and turns workshop.   Next dancers will be led through courses in Dance history, Dance Kinesiology, Costume and Lighting design and Careers in Dance.  The last part of each day will consist of a rehearsal for the Ballet Intensive Studio Performance at the end of the 3 weeks.

 

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