1) Why Do a Summer Intensive? It’s a great time for a dancer to try a different style of ballet, learn choreography or to get special coaching opportunities. It gives students the opportunity to determine if they want to pursue dance as a career and are able to get a glimpse into the life of professional dancer.
2) What Makes Summer Training Different? Young dancers can make excellent progress during the summer when they arrive in the mornings, fully rested and not fatigued and weighed down by homework and stress from school. We have seen tremendous growth from students in our 3-week Summer Intensive. The faculty always comments that they are able to accomplish months of work in just a few short weeks with the Summer mood of the dancers! Summer Intensives also give students an opportunity to progress.
As you prepare to “pointe” your toes in the direction of Summer Intensives ask yourself some the following questions:
*Can they keep track of their belongings?
* Are they able to discern between soreness and injury and are they able to speak up for themselves if they are injured and cannot dance?
*Can they handle criticism, and competition without becoming overly stressed by it?
*Is your dancer mature enough to handle different styles and information and to adjust to new teachers and their way of teaching?
For more information about the Monet School of Ballet's Summer Intensive program contact us at 904.419.7422 or send us a message!