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Joffrey’s California Summer Dance Intensives

Joffrey’s San Francisco Contemporary Ballet Intensive

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. Artistic Director Josie Walsh designed this program for dancers seeking a bridge to their classical training into the contemporary ballet world and for contemporary dancers seeking refinement into the concert dance realm creating an all-around versatile artist.

In 2020, the San Francisco dance intensives will be offered from July 13 through July 31. Classes are held in the Wellness Center at the City College of San Francisco. Classes include classical and contemporary ballet, pointe, variations, contemporary dance, modern, improv, partnering and repertory. On the performance track dancers train 7hrs per day. Five hrs of classes followed by a 2 hour of creative rehearsal process with our world class choreographers for our culminating performance at the McKenna Theatre on campus.

Students will learn from renowned instructors and dance professionals including Artistic Director Josie Walsh, Adam Sklute, Bradley Shelver, Andrew Brader, Angela Rebelo, Allison DeBona and many others.

Dancers ages 12 and up who require housing will live in the Mary Ward Hall dormitory at San Francisco State University. Many fun sight seeing excursions around SF are planned for our housing students to sign up for.

At the end of the third week, intensive students on the performance track will perform in a professionally produced concert dance performance at the McKenna Theater on the campus of San Francisco State University. Dancers who would like to perform must attend the last two weeks of the intensive in order to participate.

Joffrey West: Fusion Dance Intensive – Located in Long Beach

Like our San Francisco intensive, the Joffrey West Fusion Dance Intensive in Long Beach is led by Artistic Director Josie Walsh and is ultimate fusion of cutting edge commercial dance, TV, film, stage and concert dance.

This is an excellent intensive for dancers from 8 to 25 years old with professional aspirations, as students in this intensive will have the exclusive opportunity to audition for the major Los Angeles based dance talent agency Go2Talent. Go2Talent will also attend our culminating performance. Between the exclusive audition and performance students get the chance to be signed by this major agency joining their star-studded roster! Head shots and dance photography will also be available for booking on-site creating the complete package to go pro.

The 2020 Joffrey West Fusion dance intensive will be held over the course of three weeks, from June 8 through June 26. Dancers can choose to attend one, two or three week sessions – those wanting to participate in the final performance are required to attend the second and third week sessions.

Joffrey West offers a wide variety of styles built on a solid foundation of technique. Classes include ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, bollywood, latin fusion, musical theatre, improv, composition and pointe (twice a week) are offered. Five hours of classes plus a two hour rehearsal process totaling seven hours of dance daily on the performance track! Culminating our intensive is a fully produced show at a huge campus Theater.

Location: University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd Long Beach Ca 90840-720

Students will have the opportunity to work closely with the industries leading choreographers and master teachers such as Talia Favia, Chaz Buzan, Teddy Forance, Mark Meismer, Rudy Abreu, Zoi Tatopoulos, Kayla Kalbfleisch Renee Kester and many many more.

As with all Joffrey intensives, the dormitory experience, age 12 and up, is fully chaperoned by resident advisors who strive to provide a safe, welcoming and fun atmosphere for all our dancers. Fun sight-seeing weekend excursions are planned for our housing students to sign up for.

Learn from the best, dance with the best! Make vital connections with the industries leading choreographers and get signed with a top dance agency only at Joffrey West!

How To Audition for Our California Dance Intensives

If you’re looking to further your dance skills and education, while enjoying everything California has to offer, then it’s time to register with us and plan your audition! Our California summer dance intensives follow the same admissions procedures as our NYC and other intensives.

Dancers must attend one of our auditions around the US or in some cases where traveling to an audition isn’t possible, they may submit an online audition. Keep in mind each audition is more than just an audition it is a Master Class conducted by a Master Joffrey Instructor. You will learn and have a superb dance experience. Our audition process allows us to place each dancer at an appropriate level within their intensive and will also help to qualify dancers for scholarships and acceptance.

Ready to take the next step in your dance career? Register for one of our California summer dance intensives today!

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Founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, Joffrey Ballet School maintains the vision of its founders to transform passionate dance students into versatile, individualistic artists able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. With an accredited dance program that offers two core areas of study – ballet and jazz/contemporary – JBS is known for its diverse curriculum and has the largest summer intensive training program in the country.


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Founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, Joffrey Ballet School maintains the vision of its founders to transform passionate dance students into versatile, individualistic artists able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. With an accredited dance program that offers two core areas of study – ballet and jazz/contemporary – JBS is known for its diverse curriculum and has the largest summer intensive training program in the country.

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