Ballet Afrikana’s summer intensive program is a rigorous training programs designed for dancers, ages 7–15. Students will engage in pre-professional dance training and learning. Dancers train in Ballet, West Afrikan-technique, Hip-Hop technique, Modern (Ailey, Horton, Graham), and Kemetic yoga (geometrical progression). Students will conclude program with an academic-artistic presentation.
Summer Intensive Program
Monday, July 16, 2018 through Friday, July 27, 2018
Each weekday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
BA Summer Intensive
Monday, July 16 & Monday, July 23
Modern Dance :: Ms. Ashley
Tuesday, July 17 & Tuesday, July 24
Ballet :: Ms. Monique
Wednesday, July 18 & Wednesday, July 25
AfroBeat :: Ms. Niema
Thursday, July 19 & Thursday, July 26
Kemetic Yoga :: Mr. Lomax
Friday, July 20 & Friday, July 27
Artistic Knowledge Building and Project Presentation Day
What Will Participants Need
Participants in the summer intensive will need academic supplies: journal, writing utensil, and BA dance intensive folder (given in July) for every class AND artistic dance attire. Artistic dance attire is required for each day of the intensive. Students are expected to wear fresh and clean dance leotards, dance tights, dance leggings and ballet dance shoes. Convertible tights are expected for Modern dance and dance leggings are expected for AfroBeat dance classes. Dancers will also need personalized water bottles for each class session.
Resources for Dance Attire:
Child Dance Tights in Various Shades (purchase dance tights from online dance retailers or local dance stores)
Adult Dance Tights in Various Shades (purchase dance tights from online dance retailers or local dance stores)
Ballet Dance Shoes--Split Sole (purchase shoes from online dance retailers or local dance stores)
Summer Intensive Program Project Presentation
Throughout the program, students are asked to engage in the artistic knowledge building activities in their journal and engage with the Summer program content.
The summer program will conclude on Friday, July 27, 2018. All students will present a topic related to the dance training they have explored during the intensive. Each student will need to submit a one-page written or typed document. Presentations may involve various presentation tools (PowerPoint, Prezi, poster boards, etc.).
The question students will need to consider is:
How can dance address an issue in your community or neighborhood?
As students prepare to answer this question, students will be evaluated on:
Part One: Identifying an issue within their community or neighborhood. The issues may involve any of the following: lack of community spirit; too many children not having activities during the summer months; pollution, etc.
Part Two: Expressing how dance will be used to address, solve or bring awareness to the issue in their community or neighborhood. Students can be as creative or imaginative as they would like.
Tuition for Summer Intensive
The tuition for the summer intensive $150 per person. The tuition fee includes dance training and artistic knowledge building materials.
For scholarship opportunities, explore Brown Girls Do Ballet website.