Summer Course

Classes and Schedule

August 3-9, 2014 at the Richmond Ballet Facilities, Richmond, Virginia

To download and view the Residential Summer Course brochure click here. 

NEW!  There are two ways to register: Online or by mail. To register online, please click HERE. To register by mail please download and fill out this form.  

For more in depth information please download the following items from our Welcome Packet:

Student Teacher Guidelines (for all Residential Summer Course Participants)
Chaperone Guidelines  (for all Residential Summer Course Chaperones) 
Student Packing List (for all Residential Summer Course Attendees) 
Faculty Bios 
CUSA-CICB Calendar of Events  (NOTE: to fit on one page, this must be printed in landscape format on legal size paper)
CUSA Summer Class Schedule (NOTE: to fit on one page, this must be printed in landscape format on legal size paper)

Non Residential Guidelines (for all Residential Summer Course Participants who have booked hotel and meals directly through the Crowne Plaza Hotel.) 

Non Residential Waiver (for all Residential Summer Course Participants who have booked hotel and meals directly throgh the Crowne Plaza Hotel)

Dear Guest Attendee (for all Guests not enrolled in the Residential Summer Course)

Richmond Ballet is centrally located in downtown Richmond wih convenient access to all major highways in the Richmond area.  Richmond International Airport (RIC) Dancers at the barreis only 15 minutes away.  Richmond is an old city steeped in history and is home to numerous museums and Civil War sites.  The James River, with is River Walk, is just a short walk away. 

Classes will be held at the award winning, state-of-the-art Richmond Ballet facilities which feature some of the finest studios on the East Coast, with floors specially designed to ensure the safety and well-being of the students.  Throughout the building's three floors, there are eight studios ranging in size from the largest 60 x 60sf, to the smallest (for Invitation to the Dance students), 19 x 24sf.  In addition to the studios, there are two kitchens and a dining area for lunch and breaks.  There is also a Physical Therapy practice located on the first floor as well as a Pilates studio which are available by appointment (for a fee) to all students. 

en hautClasses are open to dancers who are at least 12 years of age with a minimum of three years of ballet training, with no less than two ballet classes per week. Students must also hold their Cecchetti Grade 4 Certificate or higher or have an equivalent background. It is not necessary to be familiar with the Cecchetti method to attend. Again this summer, teachers will choose from four tracks of course work, whether new to the Cecchetti method or looking to further Cecchetti training, teachers' needs are met with this curriculum.  Teachers from all dance backgrounds who are wishing to further their teacher training are invited to attend.

Student Curriculum
Cecchetti Syllabus:

  • Grades 4-7
  • Majors 8-10
  • Masetro Cecchetti Final Diploma

Non Syllabus Classes:

  • Pointe Work, Variations, & Pas de Deux
  • Dance history, Modern, & Anatomy
  • Evening Lectures and Activities

Teacher Curriculum
Separate classes for teacher training.

Choose the track that suits your needs:

  • Grades 1-3 Teaching Certificate Richmond Ballet
  • Grades 4-6 Teaching Certificate
  • Associate and Licentiate Qualifying Exams
  • Fellowship Qualifying Exam

All tracks include:

  • Principles of teaching
  • Music as applied in the classroom
  • Evening lectures and applications


Check-in Sunday August 3, 3:00-5:00pm
Welcome Banquet: Sunday, August 3, 6:30pm
Classes Begin: Monday August 4
Student Demonstration: Saturday, August 9, 11:00am
A detailed class schedule will be available upon arrival. 

 Richmond, VA