Summer Intensive (Ages 10+)
Monday, July 28th - Friday, August 15, 2014
9:30 - 5:00 (Approximate time)
Tuition - All Levels
3 weeks: $925.00
2 weeks: $725.00
1 week: $525.00
Southern NH Dance Theater's Summer Intensive program has been designed to offer students ages 10 and older, the opportunity to pursue their dance education and training on a daily basis for one, two or three weeks. Students will receive a daily ballet class along with additional classes in Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Theater Dance, Character, Dance Conditioning, Injury Prevention and Dance History. Additional classes may include Pointe, Variations, Men's Class and Pas de Deux (partnering). All levels meet Monday through Friday and receive a minimum of three classes per day. An optional Saturday class is offered each week. In addition to the Resident Faculty listed, several guest artists are brought in throughout the three-week period. Join us in our fully air-conditioned studios!
The Summer Intensive has been designed as a three-week program. For the convenience of those who are unable to attend the entire program the option to attend one or two weeks is available to all students.
Auditions, Class Placement and Levels
No audition is required! We recommend students attend a class at the school prior to the program for level placement purposes. For students who are unable to attend a placement class prior to the program, their first day of class at the Summer Intensive will serve as a placement class.
Level placement is based on age and ability. All levels meet Monday through Friday, receiving a minimum of three classes per day. An optional Saturday class is offered each week for all students.
Enrollment is limited, all students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Click here
to register online. You may also register by phone (603) 625-9272 or in person at our studios in Bedford.
All tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. Schedule is subject to change.
Click here for a Summer Intensive Brochure
A native of Bedford, NH, Ms. Lavoie has danced professionally with the Connecticut Ballet, New Jersey Ballet and the Des Moines Ballet. She received training at Point Park University, the Pennsylvania Ballet and in New York City with Robert Blankshine, Chris D'Amboise, Nannette Glushak, David Howard, Finis Jhung, John Prinz, Gerard Sibbrett and BoJan Spassoff. In addition to teaching extensively throughout the NH area, Ms. Lavoie has taught for the Des Moines Ballet School, the Newton Arts Center and Spectrum Dance Theater.
A former scholarship student at The School of American Ballet, Mr. Davis has danced professionally with the Los Angeles Ballet, Zurich Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet and The Bern Ballet. In addition to teaching throughout the New England area, Mr. Davis is a faculty member and artist-in-residence with SNHDT.
Ms. Goulette holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Boston Conservatory. She has danced professionally with the Granite State Ballet, MJT Dance Company and North Shore Civic Ballet. She served as Assistant Director of Dance at the Franklin School for Performing Arts. Ms. Goulette also owned and directed Spectrum Dance Company for nine years.
Ms. Stuart received her B.S. degree in Dance, with a concentration in Dance Therapy from Skidmore College. She has been a roster artist and trainer with the VSA Arts of NH since 1985. Professional teaching credits include theater faculty of New England College, associate artistic director and choreographer for Petit Papillon and the Children's Ballet Theater of NH.
Mr. Sun received his primary ballet training from Richard Thomas and Barbara Fallis, at the New York School of Ballet. He has taught extensively throughout the Northeast since 1989, including Boston College, Boston Ballet and The Ballet Space. Mr. Sun has taught various classes at SNHDT since its inception.
Ms. Werst is a graduate of Pace University receiving a B.A. in Business with an Art Minor. A former student of SNHDT, she has danced in performances of Don Quixote, Giselle, La Bayad'e, Black Swan Pas of Swan Lake, George Balanchine's Valse Fanatisie, and The Nutcracker. Ms. Werst was introduced to the hip-hop style at a workshop in NYC with dancer/choreographer Darrin Henson and continued with classes at STEPS, Broadway Dance Center, and Dance New Amsterdam. A former Patriots Cheerleader, Sallie has appeared on national TV and performed at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
Heather Budinscak is a fully certified STOTT Pilates instructor and has been teaching Pilates to athletes and post-rehab clients since 2003. She has her Bachelor and Masters degrees in dance. In 2003, she graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from New York Universities' TISCH School of the Arts. While in NYC Heather studied Pilates under Kathy Grant, one of the few remaining disciples of Joseph Pilates. Heather began dancing at age 5 while living in Denmark, and while growing up had the wonderful opportunity to continue her education throughout the US, including with both Patricia Lavoie and Robyn Goulette. With 10 years of professional dance performance and choreography in Philadelphia and NYC, Heather is thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the dance world and educate dancers on the principles and exercises of this performance enhancing technique once more.
Mr. Briones was born in Mexico City and is a graduate of The National School of Classical Ballet, The National School of Contemporary Dance and The Royal Academy of Dancing in Mexico City. His performing and teaching credits include Ballet Austin, New Haven Ballet, Connecticut Ballet & Ballet Theatre of Annapolis. Mr. Briones is currently the Co-Founder Mid-Pointe Project, NYC
A former member of the world famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in New York City, Ms. Mello has appeared on the David Letterman Show, Good Morning America, and the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. She has shared the stage with Joel Grey in Cabaret and with Mickey Rooney in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Ms. Mello has also trained with such notable instructors as Lynn Simonson, Michael Shawn, Ann Reinking and Lee Theodore, founder of American Dance Machine.
Mr. Molina trained at the Colombian Institute for Classical Ballet for eight years and at Houston Ballet Academy for one year. Upon completion of his training, Molina joined Ballet de Cali in Colombia, before moving on to become a principal dancer with Hartford Ballet. In 1998, he joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet, and was promoted to soloist in 2001. Molina joined Boston Ballet as a principal dancer in 2004. A short list of his repertoire includes principal roles in Giselle, Firebird, Apollo, The Taming of the Shrew, Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, Serenade, The Nutcracker, Coppélia, Pillar of Fire, and Carmen. Mr. Molina is married to Boston Ballet principal dancer Erica Cornejo.
Mr. Pawlyshyn is a graduate of the Professional Division of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, where later he joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He also holds a Graduate Certificate from the Pavlo Virsky Character Studio in Kiev, Ukraine. He has danced with Louisville Ballet, Nevada Dance Theater and Boston Ballet. Upon retiring from dancing, he was invited to join the staff of the Boston Ballet School, where he taught for seven years. Mr. Pawlyshyn is formerly the Director of the Kansas City Ballet School.
Ashley Sass received her early training at the South Dayton School of Dance and later received additional training on full scholarship at the Rock School, Pittsburgh Youth Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago. Ms. Sass is a graduate of Point Park University holding a BA in Dance. While at Point Park, she earned the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts. It was here where she was awarded the Northeast Performer of the Year. She has danced professionally with Atlanta Ballet, Dayton Ballet, and is now on faculty at South Dayton School of Dance and adjunct professor at Wright State University. In 2009, Ashley received the Monticello Award for Best Emerging Choreographer and the Barbara Weisenberger Award for Best Choreography for “Aloft.” In 2010 she received the Project Tier Award for her work “Sudden Impulse. In 2010 & 2011 Ms. Sass also received the National Choreographic Award.
Ursula was awarded a ballet scholarship to Ballet Austin Academy and The Joffrey Ballet School where she graduated in 1996. Since then she has danced professionally with Connecticut Ballet, New York Dance Theatre, New York Ballet Dance Theatre, Dayane Faye Dance Theatre, River Ballet Company, Ballet New York, Ad Hoc Ballet and Ballet Neo. She has been a member of the Staten Island Ballet for over six years where she has danced soloist and principle roles in classical and contemporary ballets. Since 2008 Ursula has been a faculty member at Ballet Forte in Chester, NJ and founded The Latin Choreographers Festival in NYC. Ursula also teaches Gyrokinesis and is the Co-Founder of Mid-Pointe Project in NYC.
Ms. King is currently on faculty at Steps on Broadway in NYC and has taught internationally at Dance Works, Dansstage Dance Festival, the Paris Centre. She has also been on faculty at Peridance in NYC. She has performed in such musicals as Cats, A Chorus Line and Fame. Ms. King is a former company member of Impulse Dance Co.
Ms. Van Winkle is a graduate of the A.M. Gorky Teaching Institute in Kiev and holds an M.S. in Education. She has performed with the Classical Dance Ensemble in Kiev, appearing in both principal classical and character roles. She has taught for The Classical Dance Ensemble in Kiev, the Colonial Figure Skating Club, The Acton School of Ballet and The NH Academy of Performing Arts.
Host family housing is available to out of state students. This family-style living includes room, meals and transportation at an additional cost of $200 per week. Our staff will work closely with each family to assure the best living situation. Students interested in receiving more information on our host family housing or local families who would like to be a host family should contact the school.
Deadline to apply for host family housing is May 1st.
Ladies: Black leotard (any style), pink tights, pink ballet slippers.
Hair must be worn in a bun or similar style.
Short hair must be secured with a band.
Modern and Contemporary Dance:
Leotard, unitard or shorty leotard any style or color.
Tights any style or color. Bare feet, no shoes.
Hair must be pulled back away from the face.
Leotard & tights (any style or color).
Jazz oxford shoes may be worn, but Character shoes are preferable.
Ladies may wear a Character skirt.
Jazz/Theater Dance/African Dance/Dance Conditioning:
Leotard, unitard or shorty leotard, any style or color.
Jazz oxfords or Jazz sneakers for Jazz, Characters shoes for Theater Dance.
Hair must be secured back away from the face.
Gentlemen: For all classes, should wear dark-colored sweats (or shorts), T-shirt (any color) and ballet shoes, jazz oxfords or bare feet as needed.
All students are required to complete an emergency medical release form and sign a liability disclaimer.
Students should bring a lunch, light snacks and lots of water. Water and juice are available for purchase at our studios.
General office hours during the Summer Intensive are 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. Students may be dropped off and picked up during these hours.
* Please Note: This is a sample scheduled only. Registered students will receive a confirmed schedule 2 weeks prior to program start date.
|9:30 - 11:00:
|11:00 - 12:00:
|12:00 - 1:00:
|1:00 - 2:30:
||Modern, Jazz or Contemporary
|2:30 - 4:00:
||Dance Conditioning, Character or African Dance