During the summer, BSD offers a three-week dance intensive at our studios at 22 High Street. The program runs during the three weeks after the Brattleboro area public schools finish their school year, and meets Monday through Friday starting at 9 o’clock and ending at 12:15 pm (1:30 pm if a student is taking Pointe). In August, we hold a week-long intensive for Intermediate to Advanced students 12 years and up.
Participating in a dance intensive is a wonderful way for a dancer to improve quickly. Not only is the student fresh in the morning and ready for optimal learning; they will also feel a significant and satisfying difference in their strength and ability in a short period of time. Working with students every day allows the teachers to develop specific themes in depth, without having to wait a whole week to work with a student again. We highly recommend taking all three weeks of the dance intensive for maximum benefit, although the tuition rate can be pro-rated for one or two weeks if necessary.
Students in the Level I Intensive take eight classes per week at a Beginning to Advanced Beginning level. Students in Level II take two classes per day for a total of ten classes per week at an Intermediate to Advanced level. Students will study ballet, jazz, modern, improvisation, and conditioning. Students should check with the director as to the appropriate level. BSD also offers additional pointe classes in two different levels – Level I Pointe on Tuesday and Thursday; Level II Pointe on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Pointe classes are optional but require director approval.
|Registration||$40 Registration & Accompaniment|
|Tuition||$288 Level One ($96 per week)
$360 Level Two ($120 per week)
$72 Pointe One ($24 per week)
$108 Pointe Two ($36 per week)
|August Intensive||$150 (registration and accompaniment are included)|
The teachers for BSD’s dance intensive vary depending on availability, but in the past the program has had such guest teachers as Robert Royce of Dayton Ballet and Ballet Fleming; Jesse Tidquist of Ballet Fleming and Ballet Theater of Maryland; Oliver Greene-Cramer of Ballet Austin and Lar Lubovitch; Molly Christie, a certified Dunham teacher; Richard Rein, a former ABT dancer and Director of St. Paul’s School Dance Department; Alex Brady, who danced with Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet,and Twyla Tharp; Maxx Passion, who dances with numerous modern companies in NYC including Edisa Week’s; and many of our talented local dance instructors.