The curriculum for the IJ Summer Ballet Intensive, created especially for IJ by recent Bolshoi Ballet principals and IJ instructors Anastasia Yatsenko and Yan Godovsky, will encompass training in classical choreography and character dance, with an emphasis on learning and performing selections from ballet masterworks.
Students will be divided into two age groups: 15-18 years old (secondary school students) and 18-22 years old (college students).
Two 2-week sessions will take place as follows:
Session One: July 17 through July 29
Session Two: July 31 through August 12
Students may enroll in both sessions for a total of four weeks or may choose to attend one 2-week session. A distinct faculty of four répétiteurs will lead each session.
The maximum enrollment for each session is 80 students. Classes will be held six days a week, with students training for approximately 6 hours per day.
Each session will culminate with a final performance for friends and families, taking place as follows: Session One on July 29 and Session Two on August 12.
TUITION & FEES:
A one-time, non-refundable application fee of $40, due with the application submission.
IJ offers two tuition options for students:
Two of the most deserving students will be selected from the applicant pool to receive Summer Intensive Fellowships that will include full tuition and housing.
In keeping with its commitment to providing superior pre-professional training, the IJ Summer Intensive has arranged for classes to take place at the New York City Ballet studios. These exceptional spaces, located in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building and the David H. Koch Theater on the Lincoln Center campus, will place students in a rehearsal setting at the center of New York City’s cultural hub.
Students who are not local residents will have the option of residing at St. George Residence, a three-building complex in Brooklyn Heights that provides housing for students and interns who are based temporarily in the New York metro area. Offering students the opportunity to experience the charm of Brooklyn Heights and surrounding neighborhoods, St. George Residence is conveniently located less than 200 feet from the subway station, which takes approximately 30 minutes to arrive at Lincoln Center.
The Summer Ballet Intensive will serve lunch each day at the rehearsal studios, an expense covered in the tuition package for both day and residential students. Breakfast and dinner are not included in the tuition package. St. George Residence is equipped with community kitchens where students can prepare breakfast and dinner, and the Summer Intensive staff can arrange for students to receive these meals at their own expense.
Dedicated to ensuring the well-being of its participants, the Intensive will provide live-in chaperones at St. George Residence. Participants are expected to make responsible decisions during independent time outside the rehearsal studio.