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Summer 2016 Pre-Professional Classes

Summer is a great time to dance! Whether you are looking for an Intensive Pre-professional summer experience, a dance camp for ages 3-8, children’s ballet or teen and adult open classes to fit your schedule there is something for every age and ability.

CALL: 651-690-1588 to register for summer classes.

Office address: 1680 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105



Ballet Intensives for ages 10-22 

Curriculum: Students attend ballet class every day of the program with added enrichment classes in ballet variations, partnering, character, modern, conditioning, complimentary dance genres and wellness. Watch for more details in March.

SPB offers a limited amount of need-based financial aid for the Summer Intensive. Please do not submit an application until you have received acceptance to the St. Paul Ballet Summer Intensive.

Junior Level Intensive
July 18-August 5, 2016 11:30pm-3:00pm for ages 10-13

Monday, Wednesday, Friday at the Grand studio, 1680 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
Tuition: $450.00 full three weeks. Register online and pay non-refundable deposit by credit card (use current login or sign up if new student)
Tuition: $320.00 two weeks. Register online and pay non-refundable deposit by credit card (use current login or sign up if new student)

A non-refundable $100 deposit is needed to hold your place in class. The balance of tuition is due June 1, 2016. A $25.00 late fee added to tuition after June 1, 2016. If you wish to pay by check or cash please call 651-690-1588 to arrange for check or cash registration.

Middle Level Intensive
July 18-August 11, 2016 11:00am-4:00pm for ages 12-16
Monday – Thursday at the Fairview studios, 655 Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55104
Tuition: $960.00 full four weeks. Register online and pay non-refundable deposit by credit card (use current login or sign up if new student)
Tuition: $500.00 two weeks. Register online and pay non-refundable deposit by credit card (use current login or sign up if new student)

A non-refundable $100 deposit is needed to hold your place in class. The balance of tuition is due June 1, 2016. A $25.00 late fee added to tuition after June 1, 2016. If you wish to pay by check or cash please call 651-690-1588 to arrange for check or cash registration.

Upper Level Intensive
July 11-August 12, 2016 10:00am-4:00pm for ages 13-22
With Lirena Branitski Monday-Friday for technique and pointe all five weeks. At the Fairview studios, 655 Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55104
Tuition: $1,800.00 full five weeks. Register online and pay non-refundable deposit by credit card (use current login or sign up if new student)
Tuition: $1,100.00 three weeks. Register online and pay non-refundable deposit by credit card (use current login or sign up if new student)

A non-refundable $200 deposit is needed to hold your place in class. The balance of tuition is due June 1, 2016. A $25.00 late fee added to tuition after June 1, 2016. If you wish to pay by check or cash please call 651-690-1588 to arrange for check or cash registration.

A non-refundable deposit is due by April 1, 2016 for pre-professional intensives and May 1, 2016 for Children’s Summer Dance to hold a place in class.  The balance of tuition is due at a later date outlined in the program descriptions below. If you wish to pay by check or cash please call 651-690-1588 to arrange for check or cash registration. Otherwise you may register through our online system buy clicking Register Online.

Placement for Summer Intensives:

If you missed our summer audition on January 24th you may submit an audition video or take a take an audition class within our current programs. Students who auditioned on January 24th will be given first priority in placement. Please call 651-219-5741 to schedule a placement class or for more information.

Ballet Intensives Auditions Sunday, Jan 24

Registration opens at 10:30am and continues to 12:45pm. Registration fee $25. Auditions held at the Fairview studios, 655 Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55105.

AGES 10-12:
Class 11:00-12:30 without pointe. Girls should wear black leotards and pink tights with ballet slippers. Boys should wear white t-shirts and full-length black tights with ballet slippers. Dancers ages 10-12 should bring a photo in 1st arabesque on flat in soft shoes. Photos should be taken with a clear background, preferably in the center of a ballet studio. Photos will not be returned.

AGES 13-22:
Class 1:00-3:00pm with pointe. Young women should wear black leotards and pink tights with ballet slippers. Bring pointe shoes for the last twenty minutes of class. Young men should wear white t-shirts and full-length black tights with ballet slippers. Dancers ages 13-22 should bring a photo in 1st arabesque on pointe/demi-pointe for men. Photos should be taken with a clear background, preferably in the center of a ballet studio. Photos will not be returned.

Download Audition Form for Summer Intensives 2016



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Teen and Adult Drop-In Classes

Teen Beginning Ballet ⎟ Ages 12-16:

This is a class for teens who would like to learn ballet for the first time!  No experience necessary. It is recommended that new students enter at the beginning of each month as classes will repeat for new entries.
July 9 through Aug 20, 2016 NOTE: New date
Saturdays 9:30-10:30am Fairview Ave Studio


Teen Open Ballet ⎟ Ages 12-16:

A full ballet technique class for teens with at least one year of classical ballet experience.
June 1 through Aug 20, 2016
Wednesdays Merged with Adult Beginning Class 7:30-9:00pm due to Junior Intensive for the remainder of the summer. Fairview Ave Studio
Saturdays 10:30am-12:00pm Fairview Ave Studio


Adult Fundamentals:

This is for the adult with no ballet experience! Learn the basic feet and arm positions, class etiquette, direction of movement, and more. Ages 16 and up. It is recommended that new students enter at the beginning of each month as classes will repeat for new entries.
June 1 through Aug 24, 2016
Wednesdays  6:30-7:30pm  Grand Ave Studio  |  Teaching Artist: Karen Paulson Rivet


Adult Beginning Ballet:

For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three months or more of classical ballet classes. Ages 16 and up.
June 1 through Aug 20, 2016
Wednesdays 
7:30-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio
Saturdays 8:45-10:00am NEW TIME! Grand Ave Studio  |  Teaching Artist: Karen Paulson Rivet


Adult Life Long Ballet:

A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages 18-100!
June 2 through Aug 25, 2016
Mondays 10:00-11:15am Grand Ave Studio |  Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich
Thursdays 10:00-11:15am Grand Ave Studio |  Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich


Adult Open Ballet:

For the adult dancer with a minimum of one year of classical ballet experience.
June 1 through Aug 26, 2016
Mondays 7:30-9:00pm Grand Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: TBD
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: TBD, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm. Summer Session: June 7-August 23, 12 classes, $60.00 session total. Must be approved by teacher. Pointe class suitable for Level 4 and 5 dancers from School of SPB.
Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm Grand Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: TBD
Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: TBD
Fridays 10:00-11:30am Grand Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich
Saturdays 10:00-11:30  Grand Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: Karen Paulson Rivet


Adult and Teen Advanced Open Ballet:

For the teen and adult dancer with more than five years of classical ballet experience.
June 1 – July 8 and August 15 –  August 26, 2016. These classes are attended by the St. Paul Ballet Company. NOTE: Advanced Open Ballet will be canceled July 11-August 12 due to School of SPB Summer Intensives.
Mondays 10:00-11:30am Fairview Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: Marianne Raub
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am Fairview Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: Barbra Weinstine
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am Fairview Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am Fairview Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: Maureen Haworth
Fridays 10:00-11:30am Fairview Ave Studio ⎪ Teaching Artist: Rotating Instructor



 Summer Calendar

June – August Summer Open Teen and Adult classes begin and continue through the summer.

June 1 Classes Begin

July 4-5 NO CLASSES/Independence Day Weekend

August 28-Sep 5 NO CLASSES

August 27 Give Us A Whirl Open House – Fall Registration and Health Fair. Come meet your instructor(s)  and accompanists for the next year and catch up with you friends at the studio. 12:00-4:00pm at the Fairview Avenue Studio.