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.
Richmond Ballet is centrally located in downtown Richmond wih convenient access to all major highways in the Richmond area. Richmond International Airport (RIC) is 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.
Classes 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.
- 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
Separate classes for teacher training.
Choose the track that suits your needs:
- Grades 1-3 Teaching Certificate
- 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.