Summer Intensive 2020
Have you made plans for August?
We are offering a Virtual Intensive
All you have to do is register to get the Zoom link.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to train in the French School of Ballet.
Created by the Sun King Louis XIV in 1661, the Académie Royale de Danse became the cradle of ballet.
Come and register for one, two, or three weeks and learn to dance as the royal did.
FAB's summer intensive is designed for dancers serious about strengthening their technique and developing their artistry. Our detailed based classical ballet curriculum emphasizes individual attention. Every dancer is given the necessary personal instruction along with support and encouragement to enable them to return to their year-round program with marked improvement.
The French Academie of Balletʼs summer program’s curriculum is the same as our year-round program’s; one based on the French School of classical ballet. Our program is one that stresses precision in technique and elegance in artistry. This approach to ballet instruction has proven to produce strong, capable, employable dancers with the ability to adjust easily to different styles of ballet and choreography.
A fundamental component of the French Academie of Ballet's curriculum is consistency; consistency in faculty, consistency in teaching methodology, and consistency in instruction.
Supplemental classes such as Contemporary, are important additions to the classical ballet curriculum.
Ballet Technique – Grounded in the French School of classical ballet, the emphasis is placed on precision and elegance. Advanced level dancers are expected to take all technique classes on pointe. Weekly “specialized” technique classes focus on mastering a specific movement.
Pointe – Classes focusing on technique en pointe are an important element of the girls’ curriculum.
Variations – Students learn excerpts from classical ballets.
Men's Class ( If enrollment permit) – Classes focusing on technique specific to the male ballet dancer are an important element of the boys’ curriculum.
Partnering (canceled due to Covid19) – Focusing on balance and musicality, Dancers will learn the importance of communication and trust when dancing with a partner.
Contemporary – Classes focus on a wider range of movement than classical ballet and are an important supplement to the curriculum.
The core faculty for the summer intensive consists of our year-round faculty, Francois Perron, Bivi Kimura, and Juan Rodriguez.
A Typical Day
Summer Intensive (Monday, August 3– Friday, August 21).
In addition to daily technique, pointe/variation classes, and Men's class, student's weekly supplemental classes are contemporary, partnering, and dance history. Classes are offered in the morning (9:30 am – 2:30 pm)
The French Academie of Ballet’s 2020 Summer Intensive programs will take place at St. Veronica Creative Cultural Center located at 149 Christopher Street.
French Academie of Ballet does not provide supervised housing during the Summer Intensive. However, we can provide participants with a list of housing options that can be used as a resource when searching for accommodation in New York City. In some instances, we have found “host” families to house dancers during the summer intensive.
If you are interested in attending the Fall Semester, make sure to indicate it on the registration form.
The French Academie of Ballet Faculty will also assess students on the very first day of the Summer Intensive.