Summer is a great opportunity to explore your passion for dance and enhance technique.
Under the direction of Roberto Forleo, The Florida Ballet offers programs designed for beginner, intermediate, and pre-professional levels. Classes for students ages 3 through adult are available. Enrollment is limited and some programs require a placement audition.
Summer Programs 2020
~ The Florida Ballet Summer Intensive ~
June 15-July 25, 2020
Ages 12 and above
The Florida Ballet's Summer Intensive offers a six-week program designed for intermediate through pre-professional dancers. The program exposes students to a variety of styles and disciplines guided by a world class faculty. Students attend daily ballet technique, pointe class, men's class, variations class, partnering, as well as, modern, contemporary, and jazz classes. In addition, dancers will attend rehearsals for a performance opportunity scheduled at the intensive's conclusion.
Two-week (June 15-27) and four-week (June 29-July 25) sessions are also available. Participation in the culminating performance requires students to be enrolled in either the four-week or six-week session.
Schedule is Monday-Friday, 10-5 and Saturdays 10-1.
Acceptance is by audition only for students ages 12 and above.
~ The Florida Ballet Junior Intensive ~
July 13-25, 2020
Ages 10 and above
The Florida Ballet's Junior Intensive is designed as an introduction to more intensive training dedicated to young aspiring dancers in a positive, nurturing, and professional environment. Dancers ages 10-12, will focus on the foundation of classical ballet technique with key elements of the ABT National Training Curriculum. The students will be exposed to a variety of disciplines including modern dance, dance history, and repertoire.
The outstanding faculty of The Florida Ballet will provide a rigorous and comprehensive program while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of young dancers.
The daily schedule will be Monday-Friday, 9:30am-2:30pm. There will be an optional performance opportunity which will require participants to attend an additional rehearsal block, Monday-Friday, 2:30-4:30pm.
Acceptance is by audition only. 2020 Audition Dates and Information.
~ The Florida Ballet Summer Dance ~
June 22-July 31, 2020
Ages 3 and above
Weekly classes from introductory through intermediate levels, ages 3 and above. Evening adult open classes are also offered.
New Jacksonville Dance Theatre Intensive
~ MOVING JACKSONVILLE ~
JDT's Contemporary Summer Intensive
July 27-31, 2020 - daily 10-3
Ages 16 and above
5 or more years of training required, college dance majors welcome
MOVING JACKSONVILLE is a five-day deep dive into contemporary Modern Techniques and an exploration of Composition, Improvisation, and Choreography. Simonson, Limon, and Post-Modern release techniques frame the primary focus on the integration of performance and technique, and correct body placement/anatomical alignment. Technique classes will employ elements of improvisation and composition to support whole body integration and the expression of personal artistry.
Intensive participants will explore the choreographic process and the tools used in choreography. The choreography intensive is designed for emerging and established choreographers, ages 16 and up, who want to dig into their craft and explore their artistic voice. Choreographers will learn different approaches and perspectives in choreography, gain feedback on their work, undergo creative challenges, and grow as artists and dance creators.
At the end of the intensive, there will be an informal performance showcasing student choreography and dancing while highlighting the growing presence of contemporary and modern dance in Jacksonville. Showing will be free and open to the public.
Registration Fee - $250/person