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Junior Dance Intensive

The Idyllwild Arts Junior Dance Intensive is geared towards dance students age 9-13 and is taught by members of our Academy Dance Faculty. Students will study the ABT National Training Curriculum in Ballet as well as various styles of modern and jazz. The program will also have classes in pointe/pre-pointe, choreography, improvisation and dance conditioning. The two week dance intensive will culminate in a final performance which will feature original works by the Junior Dance Intensive Faculty. A typical day at the workshop would be a morning dance conditioning class followed by classes in ballet, pointe/pre-pointe, modern and jazz technique. The final block of each day will be devoted to rehearsals for the culmination performance.

To participate in the Junior Dance Intensive program, you will need either 2 years of: Jazz, Ballet or Modern/contemporary. The training is rigorous- dancers will be in class and rehearsals for about 8 hours per day. On the first day, after an audition placement, dancers will be split into training levels.

Dance Intensives and Workshops require a review of a student’s prior dance experience before the student can move from Applied to Enrolled.

Once you have submitted the Camper Application, we will send you information on how to submit your dance video.

Tentative Schedule

  • 9-10:30 Ballet
  • 10:30-11:30 Jazz
  • 11:30-12 Lunch
  • 12-1:30 Modern
  • 1:30-2:30 Hip Hop
  • 2:30-3:30 Rehearsal/Share Pad

Ellen Rosa-Taylor is currently the Chair of the Dance Department at Idyllwild Arts Academy as well as the Director of the Idyllwild Arts Children’s Dance Program. She received her BS in Ballet from Indiana University, Bloomington, her MFA. in Dance from Florida State University where she was the recipient of a Deans Teaching Fellowship as well as a University Fellowship.  Ellen has performed as a ballerina with the Los Angeles Opera, New York City and San Diego Opera and as principal dancer with City Ballet of Los Angeles, Media City Ballet, La Danserie and Chattanooga Ballet.  Ms. Rosa has also performed with Louise Reichlin and Dancers, Charleston Ballet Theater, Russian Ballet Theater of Delaware and was featured as the Bluebird in Disney’s Snow White at Disneyland.  As a choreographer Mrs. Rosa-Taylor has had her works presented across the USA.  LA Times has called her style… “a unique jazz ballet style.”.  As a dance educator, Ms. Rosa-Taylor is an ABT Affiliate Teacher for levels Primary- 7 and has received the distinction of ABT NTC Fellow, which has been awarded to only 50 ABT certified teachers worldwide.

Jonathan Sharp was trained at National Academy of the Arts and the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet. While on full scholarship at SAB he was trained by master teachers Stanley Williams, Peter Martins, Andrea Kramarevsky, Suzanne Farrell, Alexandra Danilova, Suki Schorer, and Sean Lavery. He danced professionally with the Boston Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and the touring Stars of American Ballet, headlined by Robert LaFosse and Darci Kistler. He has appeared on Broadway in the original casts of The Red Shoes, Carousel (1994 Tony winner for Best Revival), The Rocky Horror Show Live, The Dance of the Vampires, and Fiddler on the Roof. He has also appeared on television as a contract player on Another World and guest-starred on Law and Order and Gilmore Girls. He has taught at Idyllwild Arts Academy for thirteen years and he also teaches and directs internationally.

Female:

  • Pink or flesh tone tights
  • Leotard (any color, but please bring a black one for your performance)
  • Clean ballet shoes
  • Pointe shoes (if applicable)

Male:

  • Black tights
  • Plain black or white T-shirt (no writing/graphics)
  • Dance belt
  • Ballet shoes

Modern:

  • Short or open-toe tights, preferably black
  • Knee pads, preferably black
  • T-shirts or leotards (no writing/graphics)

Jazz:

  • Girls: Jazz Shoes
  • Boys: Jazz shoes

Hip Hop:

  • Colorful street clothes
  • Sneakers

The Idyllwild Arts Junior Dance Intensive is geared towards dance students age 9-13 and is taught by members of Idyllwild Arts Academy Dance Faculty. Students will study the ABT National Training Curriculum in Ballet as well as various styles of modern and jazz. This summer dance camp will also have classes in pointe/pre-pointe, choreography, improvisation and dance conditioning. The two week dance intensive will culminate in a final performance which will feature original works by the Junior Dance Intensive Faculty. A typical day at the workshop would be a morning dance conditioning class followed by classes in ballet, pointe/pre-pointe, modern and jazz technique. The final block of each day will be devoted to rehearsals for the culmination performance.

Age: 9-13

Dates:
July 17 -July 30, 2022
Two-week session

Tuition, room and board:
$3,380

Day student tuition:
$1,980

Lab Fee: $30

Enrollment limited to 18 students.

Skill Level: All levels

Instructor(s):
Ellen Rosa-Taylor, Jonathan Sharp

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