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Cultural Arts Dance Summer Intensives and Camps

Centennial Youth Ballet Summer Intensive for 12-18 years old

  • June 4-15, 2018
  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cost: $400
  • Centennial Performing Arts Studios

Guest Artists: Ana Maria Lucaciu (Royal Danish Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet); Nathan Griswold (Houston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet)

For Intermediate/Advanced dancers ages 12-18 with at least three years of recent experience in ballet. Pre-pointe or pointe experience strongly encouraged.

Join us for an immersive dance experience for intermediate and advanced teen dancers with a ballet background. Dancers will train in a wide range of styles and approaches that reflect the professional dance world today including: body work and conditioning to develop a deeper sense of body awareness and long-lasting and healthy movement practices; rigorous and invigorating classical ballet technique, pointe work, character and repertory; workshops in injury prevention, ballet history, music, and choreography; modern technique, and Afro-Caribbean. The intensive culminates in a showing for family and friends.

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Junior Ballet Intensive for 10-12 years old

Centennial Youth Ballet's Junior Intensive is a wonderful way for students to transition into a more rigorous training environment over the summer, work with guest faculty, and push themselves in a supportive and healthy environment. Join us for this half-day, one-week intensive of ballet technique and variations, theater dance, and an injury prevention and nutrition workshop to give students information on how to make it through long rehearsal days and take care of their bodies. This intensive is appropriate for students who were enrolled in Intermediate I or II during the 2017/18 school year or equivalent. At least two years of recent classical ballet training required.

Creative Dance Camps for 3-5 years old

  • Session 1: June 18-22, 2018
  • Session 2: July 23-27, 2018
  • 3-4 1/2 years old: Monday-Friday, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • 4 1/2-5 years old: Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Cost: $60 per session
  • Centennial Performing Arts Studios
  • Registration opens February 1

Little dancers leap and twirl as they are introduced to the concepts of grace, line, posture, stretch and creative improvisation. Basic elements of ballet warm-ups and traveling steps are taught in a developmentally appropriate way that includes creative improvisation and expressive dancing inspired by stories, songs and nature. Snack, craft, and story time included. 

From the Ground Up for 8-10 years old

From the Ground Up is designed to challenge campers in all four major art disciplines: dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Using their own ideas and imaginations to work together, campers will discover what it takes to write a song, create choreography, construct a piece of art, and bring a story to life onstage. Instructors will give campers guidance to create art from the ground up, but what they create is up to them.

Level Up for 11-13 years old

Level Up, based in the same format as From the Ground Up, is designed for the next level of campers with artistic challenges in dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Collaborating with one another, campers will create cohesive pieces of art while learning about classic and contemporary forms of each discipline. With the guidance of the instructors, they will level up their artistic abilities and, as always, what they create is up to them!