Arch Contemporary Ballet‘s Summer Program offers an unparalleled experience in contemporary ballet rooted with the philosophy of Artistic Director, Sheena Annalise. Students are guided through a new way of thinking about ballet, music, and body movement.
The curriculum values artistic risk-taking and tenacious work ethic. Emphasis is placed on cultivating the dancers ability to realize their full potential, express their individuality through bold new movement, and discovering their limitless boundaries through dance and music. Our aim is to supply a solid technical underpinning for contemporary works based in classical training, and to provide an environment for the unfolding of the students own learning process.
Designed for aspiring artists ages 15-34, this intensive program supports the growth of the contemporary ballet dancer. Students study at New York City Center Studios located in the heart of New York City at 130 West 56th Street. They have a unique opportunity to study with founding Artistic Director Sheena Annalise, learn Arch Contemporary Ballet repertoire from current Company members, and train/mentor with a diverse roster of ACB soloists.
Dancers will be involved in the creation of a world premiere piece by Sheena Annalise and will perform it at the conclusion of their intensive in Arch Contemporary Ballet’s spring season performances. Students of the music intensive will be composing to our summer intensive students using the cross collaboration process that Arch Contemporary Ballet has created.
2018 Summer Program
Monday, Aug 6 – Friday, Aug 10
$450 full session | $400 Early Bird before Mar 1
Students are given the opportunity to perform with Arch Contemporary Ballet on Friday, August 10th.
There is no dress code at the Arch Ballet Summer Program, but please wear form-fitting dancewear and style hair neatly away from your face. Most students wear a leotard and tights or shorts, but there is no restriction on color or style. No loose shirts or baggy pants, very form fitting dancewear. Pointe shoes are encouraged but are not required, you must state on your application if you plan to do pointework or flat.
All students are required to attend the full session to be able to perform during the showing. Under no circumstances are students permitted to arrive late or leave early. Students are welcome to attend on a day pass, but will not have the opportunity to perform.
Do you need assistance with housing?
There are many affordable hotels near center and student living hostels, let us know if we can send you a list of nearby places to reach out to! Additionally, we have a unique opportunity for 3 dancers who would like to stay with a Arch Contemporary Ballet dancer during their intensive. Inquire at email@example.com, first come first serve basis based on acceptance.