North Pointe Ballet is excited to offer a daytime ballet-based summer dance program for students of all ages!
*Registration begins May 15
NPB has always extended the opportunity to join company class for a nominal fee to advanced dancers as a way to expose budding artists to the ballet company experience. Unlike the company classes offered during the contract year, the purpose of NPB’s summer classes is to provide professional, high quality, ballet-based training specifically for the dance student. North Pointe Ballet looks forward to providing these opportunities to help young dancers maintain and even improve their technique over the summer in a positive environment. NPB classes are a great compliment to summer classes offered at a student’s home studio, and students from any studio are welcome to be a part of NPB Summer 2018.
North Pointe Ballet is offering a wide range of classes for students from ages four to pre-professional.
Sessions A, B, and C are designed with intermediate and advanced students in mind. In Sessions A and B, students will be provided with a two-hour ballet block that includes an hour and a half ballet technique and a half hour of pointe. Students not yet en pointe (or pre-pointe students) will be accommodated within the half hour pointe class. Advanced students are welcome and encouraged to wear their pointe shoes at any time during technique class as pointe class will focus specifically on footwork and exercises for pointe shoes. Following a short break, intermediate and advanced students will then be provided with an hour and fifteen minutes of an elective-style class.
Session C is intended to provide students with additional class opportunities in preparation to return to their regular ballet classes at their home studios. Ballet technique and pointe will again be offered in a two hour morning time block, but there will be no electives.
Janet Dziak – Artistic Director of North Pointe Ballet
Melaina Kampf – Assistant Director of North Pointe Ballet
Elizabeth Radachi – Company member and Development Director of North Pointe Ballet
Marlee Roberts – Company member
Laura Polgar – Company member
Theresa Holland – Company member
NPB will again offer several options for paying for classes.
Sessions A & B, Intermediate & Advanced Levels
$150 for the month (6 days of classes)
$50 per week (2 days of classes)
$30 per day drop-in rate
Session C, Intermediate & Advanced Levels
$70 for the month (4 days of classes)
$20 per day drop-in rate
Young dancers looking for extra summer training are invited to attend our “Clara Camps” for Ages 6-8 and 9-10 in July (details coming soon)
Integrated Dance Camps designed for students of all levels of abilities, including accommodations for disabilities as well as for typically-developing dancers with the opportunity to engage and learn together.
Inclusive Dance Camp- Ages 6-10, July 23, 25, 27 (3 classes) 10am-11am Cost $50
Sugar Plum Fairy Camp- Ages 3-5, July 30-Aug 3 daily (5 classes) 10am-11am Cost $65
View Complete Schedule: NPB 2018 Summer Classes.docx (1)
Students may wear any color/style leotard and pink tights. Skirts are optional. Ballet shoes are an acceptable alternative to jazz shoes for those students who might not have jazz shoes. Advanced dancers should bring a yoga mat and resistance band (if the have one) with them for conditioning class.
Dancers should bring water as there is no water fountain at the studio and they are encouraged to bring a water bottle into the classroom with them. There will be a fifteen minute break between the morning ballet block and the afternoon elective.Snacks for this break are highly encouraged.
North Pointe Ballet will review enrollment lists prior to the start of a session in order to determine whether there is enough registered and paid participants for classes to take place. Cancellations for any days in a given session will be made one week prior to the start of the session and those already enrolled will be notified.