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 16-34, 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.
Side by side with The Composers Intensive, 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.
2017 Summer Program
Monday, August 7th – Sunday, August 13th
$400 full session | $150 one day pass
Monday, August 7th – Thursday, August 11th 5pm-8pm
Saturday, August 12th 2:00 pm Showing with ACB at Sheen Center | Theatre Call time: 11:30 am
Sunday, August 13th 2:00 pm Showing with ACB at Sheen Center | Theatre Call time: 11:30 am
Students are given the opportunity to dance on stage with Arch Contemporary Ballet during their summer season performances at the Sheen Center twice on Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th. Additionally, students will receive a complimentary ticket to Arch Contemporary Ballet’s Summer Season Performance to watch the company perform on closing night Sunday, August 13th at 8:00 pm followed by a reception.
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. Flesh tone ballet flats or Apolla Performance Wear Socks required, if not on pointe. Men wear flesh ballet flats or Apolla Performance Wear Socks.
Apolla Performance Wear Warm Up Socks has created footwear for ballet dancers that provides Arch Support, Ankle Stability, Energy Absorption, and the option for Customizable Traction. Targeted compression zones help lift and stabilize the plantar fascia (and the 3 outer ankle ligaments most prone to injury in a roll), effective energy absorption, and the ability to strengthen or develope your feet create a great warm up/barre aide. Catch some of our dancers wearing these for warm up on our Instagram page @archballet. Purchase your pair here. Use discount code ArchApollaDiscount for 10% off.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, first come first serve basis based on acceptance.