July 3rd — July 28th, 2017
The Contra Costa Ballet Centre’s Summer Program offers classes for all levels (Pre-Ballet through Company) and a special, Summer Intensive specifically designed for intermediate and advanced students. (For classes offered for children ages 3.5 – 7, please visit the Children’s Division page.)
The Summer Intensive features an extensive curriculum with an international faculty of the highest caliber and experience. The students follow a carefully structured syllabus designed to gradually increase their technique, stamina and discipline in accordance with their physical and mental development. Although challenging and intense, the program offers encouragement, support, individual attention and counseling within a nourishing environment.
The curriculum consists of technique, pointe, variations, men’s class, jazz/contemporary, repertory and physical conditioning which is a Pilates-based, strength-and-stretch class designed to address the dancer’s individual needs and areas of weakness. Seminars on injury prevention, nutrition and other dance-related topics are held in addition to the regular class schedule. Students in Levels 5 and higher may take additional classes as their schedules permit at no additional cost.
A sample Summer Program information sheet and schedule of classes (in list format) may be downloaded and printed by clicking here.
A sample Summer Program schedule and faculty listings (in grid format) may be downloaded and printed by clicking here.
On Friday, July 28th, the Summer Intensive ends with a workshop performance for Levels 3 through Advanced students (Levels 6 & Company) who attend the full program. The students perform selected pieces from their repertoire and jazz classes. It provides a wonderful finale for both dancers and guests.