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Four Reasons Why a Summer Dance Intensive is Safer than a Dance Competition

As states across the country begin looking at reopening their economies and returning to normal life activities, it’s time to begin asking what activities you will participate in when quarantine lifts in your area. For many dancers, this means making decisions about which dance activities are safest to participate in. Is a summer dance intensive still a safe option? Or would a dance competition be safer?

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Online Zoom Classes for our Summer Registered Dancers

We are offering these classes to our currently registered dancers because we believe that a sense of community and connectedness is of the utmost importance during this unprecedented time of uncertainty and isolation.

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How a Summer Dance Intensive Can Help You Train for a Dance Competition

With such a challenging set of criteria, what’s the best way for young dancers to train for a dance competition? We think there are three main areas to focus on – coaching, versatility and experience – and all of them can be accomplished by attending a Joffrey Summer dance intensive. 

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What is the Joffrey Ballet School Year Round Trainee Program?

Only the Joffrey offers a year round trainee program with multiple dance disciplines and in multiple locations. Trainees that choose us for year round training may study in New York City or Dallas, Texas.

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Keep Calm and Dance On With Joffrey

With one in four Americans under a “shelter in place” order, many schools across the country have been ordered to close in order to create “social distance” and slow the spread of CoVid-19.

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Joffrey Success Story – Scarleth Alvarez

Scarleth recently auditioned and was selected to dance with Cirque du Soleil – thanks in large part to the training and relationships she developed at Joffrey.

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Joffrey Ballet School Success Story: Harold Trent Butler

“I could not have done it without my mentors from the Joffrey Ballet School,” said Harold. “Joffrey taught me to be more than just a dancer. I was taught to be an artist.”

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Joffrey Summer Dance Intensive Success Story: Aidan Wolf

Today, Aidan is living the dream: She’s dancing with Complexions, one of America’s top contemporary ballet companies. Aidan is one of just three trainees and apprentices selected to perform this year in Complexions’ 26th season at the Joyce Theater in New York City. 

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Joffrey Ballet School Success Stories: Tovi Wayne

Tovi is currently a featured performer on Broadway with the mega-hit production of Mean Girls. A latecomer to the world of dance, Tovi has achieved his dreams through dedication and hard work (he used to paint the hallways and take out the trash at the Joffrey as a side job!).

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Joffrey Summer Dance Intensive Success Story: Amber Weissman

For Amber Weissman, who graduated from Joffrey Ballet School in May of 2019, dance led her to a contract with RWS Entertainment Group, as a performer in RWS’s production of The Charlie Brown Christmas Spectacular in Mason, Ohio.

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Four Reasons Why a Summer Dance Intensive is Safer than a Dance Competition

As states across the country begin looking at reopening their economies and returning to normal life activities, it’s time to begin asking what activities you will participate in when quarantine lifts in your area. For many dancers, this means making decisions about which dance activities are safest to participate in. Is a summer dance intensive still a safe option? Or would a dance competition be safer?

Read More...

How a Summer Dance Intensive Can Help You Train for a Dance Competition

With such a challenging set of criteria, what’s the best way for young dancers to train for a dance competition? We think there are three main areas to focus on – coaching, versatility and experience – and all of them can be accomplished by attending a Joffrey Summer dance intensive. 

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Advice From Joffrey Alumni: Seven Strategies for Acing the Summer Dance Intensive Audition

The Joffrey Ballet School audition tour is traveling around the world looking for the next crop of dancers to join us at our 2020 summer dance intensives in New York, Las Vegas, London, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and elsewhere.

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Joffrey’s California Summer Dance Intensives

Joffrey’s San Francisco Contemporary Ballet summer dance intensive is a fusion of the highest level of classical ballet technique, pointe, contemporary ballet, modern and contemporary dance preparing dancers for the professional concert dance world both classical and contemporary as well as the demanding college circuit.

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What is the Best Summer Dance Intensive for You?

Whether you’re a parent of a dancer or a young dancer yourself, choosing the best summer dance intensive for a beginner, intermediate or advanced level dancer can be a bit challenging. Fortunately, at the Joffrey Ballet School we offer something for everyone, so it’s easy to find a program that is suitable for you as long as you understand some of the criteria you should consider.

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