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State Street Ballet's Summer Intensive is for serious ballet students age 12–21. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, partnering, modern, jazz, character, and strength-building classes. We provide students with the opportunity to learn and perform excellent choreography, which ranges from classical to contemporary in style. The artistry of dance is expressed through choreography, and we place a strong emphasis on its value. Our Summer Intensive Program culminates in a fully staged performance that friends and family can attend on Friday, July 10th, 2015.
State Street Ballet’s Colorado Extension is a two-week program in Durango presented by State Street Ballet and the Community Concert Hall at Ft. Lewis College. The program will focus on all aspects of performance including private variation coaching. This extension can be taken separately or in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Summer Intensive program. The cost of this program is $875 for tuition only and $1750 for tuition and housing.
Location and Housing
Classes are held at our home studio, The Gail Towbes Center for Dance. With over 10,000 square feet of space and state-of-the-art suspended floors, our beautiful studios are conveniently situated in Santa Barbara. Located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean and backed by magnificent mountains, Santa Barbara is safe and easy to get around.
Accommodations for Summer Intensive participants are available at the University of California at Santa Barbara, a short bus ride from our studio. Students may stay in dormitory suites, with bedding and towels available. Accommodations include supervision, meals, and transportation. Counselors are available to assist students and handle any medical emergency that may arise. Students may also seek their own housing arrangements.
Sample Daily Schedule
9:00am – 10:45am: Ballet Technique
11:00am – 12:00pm: Pointe/Variations/Men's Class
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm – 2:30pm: Jazz, Modern, or Character Class
2:30pm – 5:00pm: Rehearsals
5:00pm – 9:00pm: Dinner; Swimming; Seminars; Leisure
Application and Fee Schedule
DVD applications and $20 fee due on or before Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Physical applications are due by Sunday, April 5th. All applications submitted after this deadline are subject to space availability. The cost of tuition and housing is $3,620. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due Saturday, April 11, 2015. The balance of $3,120 is due Saturday, May 9, 2015. (You may deduct $1,870 if you have made other housing arrangements.)