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    Ailey School: Summer Dance Intensive


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Dance, Musical Theatre Arts, Arts
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The Ailey School’s Summer Intensive Program gives motivated students with at least three years of consistent training the opportunity to study dance in the heart of New York City’s Theater District. The Program is structured to advance the technical, artistic, and performance skills of dancers.

    Alvin Ailey believed that dancers should have the versatile training that produces a “ballet bottom and a modern top”. The training at The Ailey School is structured with this philosophy in mind. All Junior Division Summer Intensive classes will be offered in person. Taught by a distinguished faculty, program curriculum includes Ballet, Horton, Graham, Limón, Jazz, Contemporary, and West African.

    The Junior Division Summer Intensive offers a leveled course of study designed to fulfill Alvin Ailey's visionary philosophy of training versatile dancers. The program offers several techniques in small class sizes of 25 students or less. The weekly schedule will consist of daily technique classes and a master class.

    In order to give students the most effective and focused training, all students are evaluated individually. Each level will have Ballet five days per week and Horton, which is the signature modern technique taught at The Ailey School, three times per week. Based on level placement, students are assigned additional classes in Limón, Graham, West African, Jazz or Contemporary. Pointe is offered for students placed in Levels B-D only.