Summer intensive 2018

HARTFORD, cT

Guest Faculty – Silas Farley (New York City Ballet)

July 23 - 28

A Note From Elizabeth McMillan

Vivid Ballet’s Summer Intensive offers pre-professional and professional dancers the highest caliber of classical ballet training with world renowned instructors, augmented by a rich diversity of classes and performance experience. The Intensive is designed to build technical strength, encourage artistic exploration and promote human flourishing.  Join us to experience the True, the Good, and the Beautiful through dance!

Program Overview

The Summer Intensive provides a supportive environment that fosters physical and artistic challenge. Six days of intensive dance combine technique and repertory as well the opportunity to forge community and friendships with your fellow dancers.

Class Offerings

Ballet and pointe technique, classical variations, modern, repertoire, pas de deux  and contemporary.  Faculty include Silas Farley (New York City Ballet), Lars Nelson (New York City Ballet), Rachel Hutsell (New York City Ballet),  Erica Lall (American Ballet Theater), Elizabeth McMillan (Vivid Ballet, Artistic Director), and Vivid Ballet Company Artists. 

Special Events

  • Vivid Ballet in Studio Performance
  • Open Rehearsals
  • Lecture and Q&A with Silas Farley (New York City Ballet) and other Guest Artists
  • Q&A with Vivid Ballet
  • Performance
  • And more…

Location

Vivid Ballet 224 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT

Dates

July 23 – 28 2018

Time

Classes: 10:00am-6:00pm
Ages 10+

Fees

Registration Fee $50.00 – Non-refundable
(All checks should be made out to VIVID BALLET)

Intensive

1 Week

Registration Fee

$50

Tuition

$550

Total

$600

PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION:

  1. Registration due July 9th or as long as space is available.

  2. REFUNDS: No refunds will be issued if we do not receive cancellation notification by the Monday preceding the start of your session. There is a $375 fee for cancellations after July 9, 2017.
  3. There will be a charge of $25 for all returned checks.
  4. All monies must be paid prior to the start of classes on July 23rd. There are no exceptions.
  5. All fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.

important dates:

  1. July 9th: registration and payment due
  2. July 23rd: first day of the intensive
  3. July 28th: in studio performance and last day of intensive

Requirements

  1. Must be at least 10 years old.

     

  2. Female applicants must have a minimum of 3 consecutive years of ballet training and 1 year of pointe since the age of 8.

     

  3. Male applicants must have a minimum of 2 years of ballet training.

     

  4. All applicants must be currently in dance training and be able to dance four to five hours daily, six days a week.

     

  5. Application/Registration form (available online).

     

  6. Non-refundable Registration Fee $50.00.

     

  7. A clear, unobstructed first arabesque profile en pointe for ladies, demi-pointe for men. Leotard and tights only, no skirts or costumes, please.  No larger than 5″ x 7″.  Please email to artisticdirector@vividballet.com in jpg format.

Housing

Vivid Ballet is offering a group rate for all out of town participants at the Courtyard Marriot Hotel Hartford Farmington in Farmington, CT.

Minors who wish to stay at the hotel must be accompanied by and room with a legal parent or guardian during their entire stay.

*A shuttle to and from the hotel will be provided for out of town participants. The shuttle will leave the hotel at 9:00am and will return to the hotel by 7:00pm each day of the Intensive.

Participants will be organized four to a room. The estimated cost per night, per person is $35.00. Breakfast is included.

Westfarms Mall is located across the street from the hotel with many high-end stores and restaurants. There are restaurants, local shops and a Trader Joes grocery store within walking distance of the hotel.

Dancers are required to bring their own personal toiletries and their own sack lunches and snacks with them every day of the Intensive. There is access to a small kitchen and refrigerator at the studio.

To receive the group rate when booking your room please mention: Vivid Ballet Summer Intensive.

Courtyard Hartford Farmington
1583 Southeast Rd Farmington, CT 06032
(860)-521-7100

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM

Transportation

It is recommended that out of town participants fly into Hartford Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport. All are responsible for their own transportation from the airport to the hotel.

Performance

A performance is held at the end of the 1-week Intensive; all Intensive participants will participate in presenting Vivid Ballet repertory learned during the Intensive.

  • Location: Vivid Ballet, 224 Farmington Ave. Hartford, CT 
  • Date: July 28th
  • Time: 4:30pm

Family and friends are invited to join us!  The performance is free of charge.

FAQ's

Is an audition required?

No audition is necessary.

What requirements are there for the pictures due with the Application?

A clear, unobstructed first arabesque profile en pointe for ladies, demi-pointe for men. Leotard and tights only, no skirts or costumes, please.  One headshot photo. Professional photos not necessary.

What is the cost of attending the Summer Dance Intensive?

$50 Registration Fee + $550 Tution = $600 Total

How will I know if my Application/Registration Form has been received?

Vivid Ballet will send you a confirmation email upon the receipt of your Registration Form. Please make sure to clearly print a current/valid email address on any forms sent to our office.

Is there a dress code for the Summer Dance Intensive?

There is no required dress code. All dancers are asked to dress modestly and appropriately. Attire Guidelines: Ladies, pink full-length tights and black leotards with pink ballet or pointe shoes. Gentleman, white t-shirts, black leggings, black tights, black bike shorts, and black or white socks with matching ballet shoes.  

How do I make a tuition payment?

Payments can be made online, through our website. We also accept checks, money order, or cashier’s check.

If paying with check or money order please send all payments to: 
Vivid Ballet Summer Intensive
319 Mansfield St. Apt. 1
New Haven, CT. 06511
(All checks should be made out to Vivid Ballet.)

What is the daily schedule like at Vivid Ballet’s Summer Intensive?

SAMPLE SCHEDULE:

8:00-8:45am: Breakfast (at Hotel for out of town Participants)

9:00am: Shuttle leaves hotel for studio

10:00am-11:30pm: Ballet Technique Class

11:30-12:30pm: Pointe/Variations

12:30-1:15: Lunch (Participants should bring a sack lunch and snacks daily)

1:15-2:30pm: Pas de deux/Men’s class

2:30-4:00pm: Contemporary/Modern

4:00-5:00pm: Repertoire

5:00-6:00pm: Vivid Ballet in studio Performance/Lecture and Q&A with Guest Artists

6:15pm: Shuttle leaves to return to hotel for the night. 

All out of town participants will eat dinner back at the hotel or at a nearby restaurant of their choice. 

*Each student is given a daily schedule at orientation.

*Schedule subject to change.

What kind of housing is provided?

Vivid Ballet is offering a group rate for all out of town participants at the Courtyard Marriot Hotel Hartford Farmington in Farmington, CT.

Minors who wish to stay at the hotel must be accompanied by and room with a legal parent or guardian during their entire stay.

*A shuttle to and from the hotel will be provided for out of town participants. The shuttle will leave the hotel at 9:00am and will return to the hotel by 7:00pm each day of the Intensive.

Westfarms Mall is located across the street from the hotel with many high-end stores and restaurants. There are restaurants, local shops and a Trader Joes grocery store within walking distance of the hotel.

Dancers are required to bring their own personal toiletries and their own sack lunches and snacks with them every day of the Intensive. There is access to a small kitchen and refrigerator at the studio.

To receive the group rate when booking your room please mention: Vivid Ballet Summer Intensive.

Courtyard Hartford Farmington
1583 Southeast Rd Farmington, CT 06032
(860)-521-7100

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM

Is living in host homes required for the Summer Dance Intensive?

No. Students may stay with friends or family in the area.  However, ALL students are required to attend all activities, including evening activities (such as Q&A and performances).  Vivid Ballet does not supervise housing arrangement of students staying with friends and family in the area.

How many pairs of pointe shoes should a dancer bring to the summer intensive?

The number of pointe shoes needed for the Summer Dance Intensive depends on several factors: the strength of the dancer’s feet, the brand of shoe, how often shoes are to be worn and humidity. Participants will be on pointe at least 3 days a week, if not more, in moderately humid weather. It is recommended that Dancers bring a minimum of two pair of pointe shoes with them for the week long Intensive.

Is there a performance at the end of the Summer Dance Intensive?

Yes, there is a performance at the end of the Intensive. The performance will be held at Vivid Ballet, 224 Farmington Ave on Saturday, July 28 at 4:30pm. Family and friends are invited to join us! The performance is free of charge.

Download & Mail In Registration

Send All Payments To:

Vivid Ballet
Summer Intensive
319 Mansfield St.
Apt. 1 New Haven, CT. 06511

(All checks should be made out to Vivid Ballet.)

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