Long Beach Ballet
3 Week Summer Intensive
Three-Week Summer Intensive
(Ages 11 - 18)

June 23rd  -  July 11th, 2014

The Long Beach Ballet is in its 33rd year as one of Southern California’s leading classical ballet institutions. 
The Summer Intensive 2014 provides a full range of rewarding classes specializing in personalized coaching from world renowned teachers.  Each student receives individual attention throughout the program and has the opportunity to perform in two or three dances during the final studio performance.

A Message from the Director...

   I encourage you to read through the following material carefully.  Sending your daughter or son away to another city or another state is a big decision, and we want you to feel assured that we take very seriously the supervision and care of each of our visiting students.

   Over the past 32 years, under the same artistic and administrative direction, the Long Beach Ballet has continuously molded young talent into professional dancers and brought joy to our students and pride to their parents.

   Our method?  A combination of admiration and respect for youth and a collection of world-class teachers who love sharing their knowledge and inspiration with others.

   Our commitment to our students and to their parents is that all participants of our Summer Program leave Long Beach with a new zeal for ballet, additional technical knowledge and ability, and many wonderful memories.



THE CURRICULUM FOR THE THREE-WEEK INTENSIVE PROGRAM has been designed to provide a rich, intensive experience of classical training.  It includes daily classes (Monday through Friday) in ballet technique, pointe, and variations, as well as a sampling of other dance forms to enrich the training of the classical dance student.  These other classes include Russian Character, Pilates, Modern and Contemporary.  Student choreography is also welcomed and encouraged.  In addition, there are special classes in performance preparation, including stage make-up, costume tips, pointe shoe care, etc.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
MONDAY - FRIDAY
9:00 - 11:20  Ballet Technique 
11:30 - 12:30   Variations, Pointe or Pas de Deux
12:30 - 1:30  Lunch 
1:30 - 2:50  Character, Modern or Contemporary
3:00 - 4:00  Rehearsal or Extra Curricular Class
4:00 - 5:30  Free Time 
5:30 - 6:30  Dinner
SATURDAY/ SUNDAY
Disneyland, Beach Party, Free Time, etc.


Information & Forms

 

Student and Parent Comments...

My daughter had the most incredible experience at your summer program.  She came away with an increased love for ballet, said she had never worked so hard, but had a ton of fun at the same time!  Your faculty was all wonderful, and the final performance was so completely professional that I will recommend this program to everyone I know.  Thank you!"
             --Sarah Winston (mother of Jane Winston)

"Thank you all for making Stefanie's experience at camp a fun, exciting, and rewarding 3 weeks!  She enjoyed the nice mix of instructors and courses that were given, and whenever she had a question while she was there, there was someone willing to find an answer.  Visiting during the last week of camp, it was fun to be able to see what the girls (and boys!) had been experiencing, and I felt welcome by the staff at Long Beach Ballet.  Thank you again for an enriching experience."
            --Susan Seamens (mother of Stefanie Seamen)

"I hope this finds you all in Long Beach well and happy.  I think of you all very often and there aren't too many days that go by that I don't think about my wonderful experience this past summer.  Not only do I feel that I was really able to grow and mature as a dancer, thanks to your program, but I came home with fantastic memories and great new friendships which I will never forget.  I came home just SO encouraged about my dancing!  I hope to be able to participate again this summer and spend the best weeks of my life with you all."
           --Giulia Carotenuto (from Rome, Italy)

"I I just wanted to say a great big thank-you for making my daughter's summer so incredible!  She came home so happy and with a new-found self confidence that is jut fabulous!  We hope she can come again next year!"
         
--Dana Denison

"I would like to take this opportunity to compliment you on your summer program.  It is rare for some teen aged students to be expressive about their experiences in classes.  It is more typical to get the "How was school today"  "Fine"  type of conversations from them.  So, if Kitri rhapsodizes about how much she liked her teachers in Long Beach, THAT is very unusual!  I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and I was impressed by the few classes I was able to observe.  I was struck by the friendliness of the teachers as well."
           --Priscilla J. Hancock, M.D.

Housing

The 2014 Summer Program provides a safe and comfortable residence program for students ages 13 to 18. Students are housed at the beautiful dormitories of California State University Long Beach, Hillside College. Hillside College is the name of one of the university's on-campus dormitories and it is located 5851 Beach Dr., Long Beach, CA 90815.

The residence provides a safe and secure atmosphere with its own security system, including television monitors and on-campus security guards. Chaperones from Long Beach Ballet reside at the dormitories, travel with the students to class, and see to their needs while maintaining a professional atmosphere. All rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, bookshelf, wastebasket, closet and mirror for each resident.  Bedspreads, linens, pillows and bath towels will be provided for Long Beach Ballet Summer Intensive residents, however students are not provided with an extra "beach" towel and can not take anything belonging to the college off-campus.  Laundry cards will be available for purchase upon arrival to the dorms.

Meals

The  residence package includes three meals each weekday and two meals on weekends.  Joining our ballet students at the dorms are athletes from around the world who participate in CSULB’s annual sports programs, prompting the utmost care in the preparation of the meals. 

Breakfast offers a choice of cereal, fruit, eggs, juice, bread, etc. 

Lunch will be provided for dorm students in the form of a sack lunch.  Non-dorm students will be responsible for bringing their own sack lunch.

Dinner is also buffet style and offers a variety of foods to satisfy the heartiest appetite after a long day of dancing.

Weekend Activity Package

An exciting weekend and evening activities package has been organized to make the students' free time exciting and memorable. These activities include a full day at Disneyland and a day at the beach.  All excursions are completely supervised and transportation is provided for dorm students.  Activities are optional and additional charges may apply.  This year's activities include a free "Welcome" Bonfire at the beach, Disneyland, and Medieval Times.

 

Program Cost

  • $1,250.00  Tuition*
  • $1,500.00  Residence Package (Dormitory housing, meals and transportation).
    *Does not include $85.00 registration fee or optional excursions such as Disneyland.
  • Non refundable registration fee of $85.00 and non-refundable program fee deposit of $200.00 due upon acceptance to ensure a place in the program.
  • Balance due no later than June 1st.