Summer Dance 2018
The Ridgefield School of Dance Summer Dance program boasts an exciting line-up of classes for dancers of all ages and abilities. Advanced and Intermediate Ballet Intensive is an ten day program designed to fine-tune and strengthen serious dancers’ technique. Jazz Boot Camp may be taken in 1 or 2 week commitments. Young Dancers’ Programs may be taken in 1, 2, or 3 week commitments. Summer Dance is a great way for students to experience new disciplines, improve dance technique and enjoy dancing throughout the summer!
June 11 - 22, 2018
Advanced Ballet Intensive: 11:00 - 3:00
Intermediate Ballet Intensive: 11:00 - 3:00
The Ballet Intensive for intermediate and advanced students explores various ballets and the art of choreography in addition to technique classes. Injury prevention and stress management are important elements of the program. Daily ballet classes are followed by a pointe or repertory class or choreography workshop and conclude with a stretch and flexibility or gyrokinesis class.
Auditions for non-Ridgefield School of Dance members available by appointment.
Ballet Intensives Dance Attire
• Pink Tights
• Ballet Slippers
• Pointe Shoes
• Yoga Mat
• Hair in a bun
• Tights and T-shirts for boys
Young Dancers’ Programs
July 10 - 12 & July 17 - 19 & July 24 - 26
Summer Sprites: 9:30 - 10:45
Senior Sprites: 11:00 - 12:45
Junior Workshop: 1:00 - 3:15
Our Summer Sprites, (ages 3 & 4) and Senior Sprites (ages 5 & 6) programs are specially designed for our youngest dancers. 3 to 6 year old dancers combine imagination and creative play with props, stories and music while learning basic ballet technique and terminology.
In our Junior Workshop, dancers (ages 7+) become a part of the creative process as they explore musicality and different rhythms while reviewing classical ballet pieces, learning other dance techniques and developing their own choreography. At the end of each session, dancers present their work to family and friends.
Young Dancers’ Programs Dance Attire
• Ballet Slippers
• Tutus Optional
• Hair in a bun, pony tail or pinned off the face
• Tights or shorts and T-shirts for boys
August 1: Lyrical & Choreography
August 8: Contemporary & Choreography
Ages 7 - 10: 9:30 - 12:00
Ages 10+: 12:30 - 3:30
August 15: Musical theater dance
August 22: Jazz
Ages 7 - 10: 10:30 - 12:30
Ages 10+: 12:45 - 3:45
New this year, our Wednesday Workshops are all about the artistic process of working on different dance techniques in an intensive setting. Each Wednesday in August we offer a morning and afternoon workshop in jazz-based dance including Lyrical (Aug 1), Contemporary (Aug 8), Musical Theatre Dance (Aug 15), and Jazz (Aug 22). Classes will include technique and choreography. Afternoon workshops will include a composition unit in which the dancers will be challenge to explore setting choreography of their own, using different compositional elements and exercises.
Workshop Wednesday Dance Attire
• Leotards and tights or jazz shorts for girls
• Hair in a bun or high pony tail
• Shorts and T-shirts for boys.
• Jazz shoes, toe undies, or ballet slippers recommended.
• Character shoes and tap shoes a plus.