2019 Summer Intensive Information

Our comprehensive curriculum is designed for the serious ballet student aspiring to improve their technique. The program is created based on the very technical, elegant and powerful Cuban method of ballet which allows young students to increase their self-discipline, attention, strength, flexibility and agility; not only in ballet, but in other forms of dance, as well.

This year our summer intensive will have high caliber instructors once again. Alma’s program will provide dancers with the wonderful opportunity to improve her technical and artistic skills during their training this summer. We believe our summer intensive will also be an exceptional experience for our dancers because they will be immersed in a very encouraging and positive environment.

Curriculum

Classes for the 2019 Summer Intensive may include:

Ballet                                      Modern/Contemporary

Pre-Pointe                               Jazz

Pointe                                     Character

Variations                               Acting

Conditioning                         Supplementary Ballet Technique

School Policies

  • Pre-Professional Division Ballet A dancers will be required to participate in a minimum of 4 weeks of Alma Dance School’s Summer Intensive. Pre-Professional Division Ballet B and C dancers ages 15 years old or younger will be required to participate in a minimum of 5 weeks of Alma Dance School’s Summer Intensive. *If a dancer turns 15 years old before July 1st, then that dancer is not required to take 5 weeks of the Summer Intensive. However, if a dancer turns 15 years old in July or August, as a student in the Pre-Professional program, they will be required to participate in 5 weeks of the Summer Intensive. Dancers currently enrolled in the Youth Company will be required to participate in the full 6 weeks of the summer intensive. All other dancers currently not enrolled in the Pre-professional division or the Youth Company will be required to participate in a minimum of 4 weeks. The intensive will be held from July 1st to August 10th.  Participation in the summer program is vital because it is the continuation of the instruction that students have received during the year.

  • Tuition must be paid in full by April 15, 2019. Any remaining balance received after this date will be subject to a $35.00 fee.

  • Registration deposit and tuition paid to Alma Dance School is non-refundable and non- transferrable.

  • Credits are not issued for missed classes or dancers going away on vacation. In addition, tuition will not be refunded if a dancer decides to withdraw from the summer program early.

  •  A 5% family discount will be offered to 2 or more students from the same household that are both currently attending Alma Dance School. A 10% discount will be offered to 3 or more students from the same household that are both currently attending Alma Dance School.

  • ·Injury Policy: In the case of classes missed due to an injury that occurs while dancing at Alma Dance School, and which prevents a student from dancing and exists for 20 days or more, a credit will be issued toward the 2020 Summer Intensive Program under the following conditions:

  •  A letter must be presented from a doctor stating the medical condition and the number of days a dancer is unable to participate in class. 

  •  A credit, determined by the number of days as indicated by the doctor, will be issued toward tuition for the 2020 Summer Intensive Program only and cannot be carried over to subsequent semesters.

  • Dancers, physically unable to participate in class, must continue to attend their classes and observe and take notes unless otherwise noted by the doctor.

  • If a student gets injured at another summer program during the same time period as the Alma Dance School summer program, Alma Dance School will not credit any missed classes due to the injury. Injured students will not be admitted to class, until they have a full recovery period and present a release from the doctor for recommencing classes. It is recommended that each student arrive 30 minutes early before class to properly warm up, this will assist in preventing injury.

  • Lunch breaks: Each level will have a break and/or lunch break throughout the day. Make sure the students pack a lunch and bring enough water to stay hydrated. Lunches should be packed in a cooler as there is no access to refrigerators during the summer intensive.

  • Studio Maintenance: Each student should remove street shoes before walking across the dance floor. All students should clean up after themselves and keep personal belongings neat.