2017 CONSERVATORY PROGRAM

Technique Sessions 1-3:

Classes in ballet and pointe technique, pilates, stretch, contemporary/modern and partnering.


Session 1: Mon, July 24 - Fri, July 28, 2017

ADV BEG / INT (8-12 yrs old) from 1:30-4:30pm - $425

INT / ADV (10-18 yrs old) from 1:30-4:30pm - $425


Session 2: Mon, July 31 - Fri, August 4, 2017

ADV BEG / INT (8-12 yrs old) from 1:30-4:30pm - $425

INT / ADV (10-18 yrs old) from 1:30-4:30pm - $425


Session 3: Mon, August 7 - Fri, August 11, 2017

ADV BEG / INT (8-12 yrs old) from 1:30-4:30pm - $425

INT / ADV (10-18 yrs old) from 1:30-4:30pm - $425

 

 

“A Week with International Guest Artist Anna Morgan!”

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Mon, August 7 - Fri, August 11, 2017

During this workshop, dancers will be learning a piece of choreography which will culminate in our annual performance ”Bailar al Sol” on Friday evening, August 11th (Asbury Park venue TBA). This is truly a unique opportunity not to be missed and a great resume builder.
***Please note this week does count toward one of the 5 required weeks of training for Ballet Forte Div II and III dancers.

INT / ADV (11-18 yrs old) from 10:00am - 1:00pm - $425 (plus a small costume fee for the 8/11 performance)

 

 

“A Week with the Masters”

Mon, August 21 - Fri, August 25, 2017

This session is highly recommended for Division II & III dancers with at least 3 years of serious ballet training. This is an amazing week with exceptional guest artists.
(Master Class Faculty TBA)

INT / ADV (10+ yrs old) from 3:30 - 6:30pm - $425

***Please note there is a drop-in option at $85 per day

Download the 2017 Summer Registration Form!

Division I-III Summer Requirements
• Dancing in the summer is essential to any young dancer. Since dance is taught by repetition and muscle memory, taking an entire summer off is detrimental to their training. Not only will a dancer taking the entire summer off not improve with his or her peers, that dancer will lose ground in the progress they worked so hard to gain that year! This makes it very difficult to be able to place them in the class that would have been appropriate for them at the end of the season for the upcoming season because their strength and skill level will have decreased.
ALL Division I and II dancers (this includes App III dancers moving up to Div I) are required to train a minimum of 3 weeks at Ballet Forte. If they are attending an approved outside program, then they must attend a minimum of 2 weeks at Ballet Forte.
• If your dancer is not able to meet these requirements because of scheduling conflicts, then you are required to set up a private lesson schedule in lieu of the summer intensives.
ALL Division III dancers (this includes Div II dancers moving up to Div III) are required to train a minimum of 5 weeks over the summer either at an outside intensive approved by our Artistic Director Andrea Kramer or a combination of an outside intensive and Ballet Forte summer classes to comprise a total of 5 weeks.
• If your dancer is not able to meet these requirements because of scheduling conflicts, then you are required to set up a private lesson schedule in lieu of the summer intensives.
• If your child needs to create a DVD for her/his summer auditions, please email the studio to schedule a private lesson. Depending on the requirements for the DVD, this may take from 1-1.5 hrs to complete. You are welcome to film the DVD yourself but if you are unable to, there is a separate charge for filming and DVD editing, which can be discussed.

Studio Rules
• Arrive promptly to class (late students will be sent home)
• No talking during class, please raise your hand for questions
• No food or drinks in class, except water bottles
• No leaning on the barre during class
• Ask permission to use the restroom (unless it’s an emergency)
• Hold finishing positions until the instructor indicates you may stop
• Give instructor full attention
• Teasing and gossip will NOT be tolerated

Dress Code
• Ballet students must wear hair up neatly in a bun, Pre-Forte students may wear hair in a bun or pulled back off of face
• No jewelry, except small stud earrings
• New pointe shoes must be checked by Director, Andrea Kramer, before being worn to class

Intensive

Tights

Shoes

Young Dancers Program

Pink Seamed

Pink ballet shoes or black for boys (any brand), Leotard (any color) or white t-shirt black bottoms for boys

Technique (Adv/Beg-Adv)

Pink Seamed

Solid color leotard (any color) or white t-shirt black bottoms for boys. Ballet Shoes (recommended brand/style Block Pro Elastic style #S0621L)

A Week with The Masters

Pink seamed convertible tights

Solid color leotard (any color) or white t-shirt, black bottoms for boys. Ballet Shoes (recommended brand/style Block Pro Elastic style #S0621L). On the days of Contemporary/Modern classes, dancers may wear black bottoms (tights or leggings).

Notes to Parents/Guardians
• Pick-up/drop-off of students is preferred to minimize congestion in studio (except Pre-Forte students).
• Students picked up more than 20-minutes late are not the responsibility of Ballet Forte NJ at Wings Conservatory, Inc.
• For discussions with the director or with an instructor, please schedule an appointment.
• Injured dancers are encouraged to sit and observe classes.
• Please call in absences.
• Please provide updated and complete medical and emergency information as needed.