Summer Intensive (Ages 10+)
Monday, July 29th - Saturday, August 10, 2013
9:30 - 5:00 (Approximate time)
Tuition - All Levels
2 weeks: $725.00
1 week: $525.00
The ProgramSouthern 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 two weeks. Students will receive a daily ballet class along with additional classes in Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Theater Dance, Character, African Dance, 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 Saturday and receive a minimum of three classes per day. In addition to the Faculty listed, Guest Artists will be brought in throughout the two-week period. Join us in our brand new fully air-conditioned studios!
The Summer Intensive has been designed as a two-week program. For the convenience of those who are unable to attend both weeks, the option to attend one week is made available. However students who choose to attend one week only may or may not receive all of the classes listed above. Students are expected to attend all classes in their level.
Auditions, Class Placement and LevelsNo 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.
Students will then be placed into levels based on age and ability. All levels meet Monday through Saturday, receiving a minimum of three classes per day. Classes and courses may be subject to change. Class placements will be subject to the final approval of the director and faculty.Click here to register online. You may also register by phone (603) 625-9272 or in person at our studios in Bedford.
The FacultyPatricia Lavoie [Ballet & Pointe]
Founder and artistic director of Southern NH Dance Theater and its affiliate performing company, Southern NH Youth Ballet.
Lynn Cote [Ballet & Pointe]
Founder, former principal dancer & resident choreographer of Washington Ballet. Current SNHDT staff and resident choreographer.
Douglas Davis [Ballet, Pointe & Pas de Deux]
SNHDT Staff and resident choreographer, Zurich Ballet & Bern Ballet
Robyn Goulette [Modern Dance]
SNHDT Staff and resident Choreographer,
Founder & Director of Saving Grace Dance Ensemble
Lori Mello [Jazz & Theater Dance]
Radio City Music Hall Rockette
Peter Pawlyshyn [Ballet, Pointe & Character Dance]
Kansas City Ballet
Kelly Doremus-Stuart [Modern Dance]
Ashley Sass [Contemporary Dance]
SNHDT guest choreographer, South Dayton Dance Theatre
Atlanta Ballet & Dayton Ballet
Heather Budinscak [Pilates & Dance Conditioning]
David Sun [Ballet & Dance History]
Sallie Werst [Hip Hop]
Each year various Guest Faculty members are brought in throughout the two-week period as the schedule allows. Below is a sample of the many guest instructors who have taught for Southern NH Dance Theater's Summer Intensive in previous years. This roster of guest instructors often varies from year to year.
Benjamin Briones [Ballet, Pointe & Pas de Deux]
Co-Founder Mid-Pointe Project, NYC
Joyce King [Jazz]
Steps & Broadway Dance in NYC
Carlos Molina [Ballet]
American Ballet Theatre & Boston Ballet
Bafana Solomon Matea [Modern & Contemporary Dance]
Alvin Ailey & Battery Dance in NYC
Joan Talarico [Pilates, Dance Conditioning & Injury Prevention]
SNHDT Guest Instructor, Founder of The Studio Within
Ursala Verduzco [Gyrokenesis, Ballet & Pointe]
Certified Gyrotonic Instructor in NYC, Ballet Austin, Founder & Director of the Latin Choreographers Festival Co-Founder Mid-Pointe Project, NYC
Marina Van Winkle [Ballet & Pointe]
SNHDT Guest Staff, Classical Dance Ensemble of Kiev & Harvard University
All tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. Schedule is subject to change.
Host Family HousingHost 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.
What To Bring?
Students should bring a lunch, light snacks and lots of water. Water and juice are available for purchase at our studios.
When To Arrive
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.
Sample Daily Schedule*
|9:30 - 11:00:||Ballet Class|
|11:00 - 12:00:||Pointe Class|
|12:00 - 1:00:||Lunch|
|1:00 - 2:30:||Modern, Jazz or Contemporary|
|2:30 - 4:00:||Dance Conditioning, Character or African Dance|
Click here to download a Summer Intensive Camp Brochure