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Summer Intensives 2015

Intensive weeks give students opportunities to improve their skills, gain strength and learn new repertoire. in addition to technique classes, additional classes include variations, repertory, modern dance, other dance genres and additional offerings.

The curriculum provides professional training in classical ballet based on the Vaganova method. All ballet classes are accompanied by accomplished pianists. Placement is determined by audition. Parental support is encouraged.

We are pleased to announce Lirena Branitski will be teaching Level 5/6 this summer.

Lirena Branitski was born and trained in the former Soviet Union. She was first soloist of the Kiev State Theatre of Opera and Ballet and a frequent guest performer on the stage of the famed Bolshoi Theatre. Lirena became a touring member of the Bolshoi Theatre concurrently with renowned ballet dancer Mikhail Barishnikov. She has performed on stages throughout Europe, Canada and South America and has a vast performance repertoire of soloist and principal roles in both classical and contemporary ballets performing under all the master Russian choreographers, including the world-renowned Peter Gusev, Vakhtang Tchabukiani, Raisa Struchkova and Alexander Lapauri. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1980, Ilrena taught at her own school as well as Minnesota Dance Theater. From 1989 to 2006 she taught and choreographed at Ballet Arts Minnesota. At Minnesota In 2012, she was the recipient of the Special Citation at the 2012 SAGE Awards.

Studios are at 1680 Grand Ave. and 655 Fairview Ave. N. in St. Paul, MN. Questions? Please call 651-690-1588 or email the Saint Paul Ballet School registrar@spballet.org.

Download the Summer Registration Form and mail or bring to the studio.
Summer registration fee for new
 students only: Individual $15 and Family $20. Fees are non-refundable and cover administrative costs for registering, database management, and processing transactions. 

To reserve your space in class call to pay by credit card at 651-690-1588 or mail to 1680 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

If you did not audition for the Summer Intensives on January 25th please submit a video audition or call to schedule an in-class evaluation in one of our current pre-professional level classes. Students who auditioned on January 25th will receive priority placement. Instructions for the video application are found below.


The Dancer’s Lunch Box

Sumer intensive days are longer than most average days at the studio during the year. Learn how to plan ahead and pack the right food to keep you energized and ready to keep dancing! CLICK HERE


Level 3


4 week intensive
3 days per week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
July 13-August 7
12:00-3:30pm

Location: Fairview Ave Studio

Instructors: Karen Paulson Rivet, Laura Daugherty, Preston Stockert
Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also, modern dance, choreography, core work and music. Students who take two or three weeks of the intensive must start on Week 1 as the curriculum builds from one week to the next.
An in-studio performance is held the last day of the four-week session. Only students who attend all 4 weeks are eligible to perform.
$255 for the first two weeks

$384 for the first three weeks

$470 for the full 4-week intensive

Intensive Level 3 Schedule
Summer registration fee for students new to SPB in 2015: $15 (individual) or $25 (family)

 


Level 4


4 week intensive
4 days per week: Monday – Thursday
July 13-August 6
12:00-4:00pm

Location: Grand Ave Studio on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; Fairview Ave Studio on Tuesdays

Instructors: Laura Daugherty, Laura Greenwell, Preston Stockert, Deborah Elias
Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also, modern dance, repertoire, flamenco, character, core work and music. Students who take two or three weeks of the intensive must start on week 1 as the curriculum builds from one week to the next.
An in-studio performance is held the last day of the four-week session. Only students who attend all 4 weeks are eligible to perform.
$384 for the first two weeks

$576 for the first three weeks

$700 for the full 4-week intensive

Intensive Level 4 Schedule

Summer registration fee for students new to SPB in 2015: $15 (individual) or $25 (family)

 


Level 5/6


5 week intensive
5 days per week: Monday – Friday
June 29-July 31
10:00am-3:00pm

Location: Fairview Ave Studios

Instructors: Lirena Branitski, Zoé Emilie Henrot, Laura Greenwell, Deborah Elias, Julia Sutter
Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also, modern dance, repertoire, flamenco, character and other offerings in dance genres and core work. Students who take two or three weeks of the intensive must start on week 1 as the curriculum builds from one week to the next.
An in-studio performance is held the last day of the five-week session. Only students who attend all 5 weeks are eligible to perform.
$600 for the first two weeks

$900 for the first three weeks

$1300 for the full 5-week intensive

Level 5/6 Intensive Schedule

Summer registration fee for students new to SPB in 2015: $15 (individual) or $25 (family)

 


Video Audition Information:

We do accept videos if circumstances prevent the dancer from attending the audition. The fee for the audition is $35. The video must be recorded after October 1, 2014 to be eligible for submission. Mail to: Summer Registrar, Saint Paul Ballet, 1680 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

Videos must be in a DVD format and include:
-Complete barre (one side only)
-Center work:

  1. Adagio
  2. Pirouette combination
  3. Petit allegro
  4. grand allegro
  5. a short excerpt of ballet choreography (1-2 minutes)

The video should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please submit asap as placement and availability is determined on a first come, first serve basis.


SUMMER CALENDAR 2015

June 8-August 29 Summer Open Teen and Adult classes begin and continue through the summer.

July 4-5 NO CLASSES/Independence Day Weekend

August 29 Give Us A Whirl Open House and Fall Registration