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Summer Dance Programs

EXCEL BEYOND EXPECTATION!

José Mateo Ballet Theatre offers distinctive and exciting summer dance program for students of all ages and levels, reflecting its philosophy that all students can reach their individual potential.

Scroll down for more detailed information on all of our summer dance offerings.

2018 SUMMER DANCE OFFERINGS

Summer Elementary Program (Ages 3-12)Fun and nurturing ballet training for Beginner and Elementary students

Boys Ballet (Ages 7-12)Summer ballet classes designed specifically for the male dancer

Summer Intensive Program (Ages 10-20)Rigorous ballet training for Intermediate and Advanced students

SUMMER ELEMENTARY PROGRAM
AGES 3-12
JULY 2-AUGUST 3, 2018

Elementary Brochure 1Young dancers discover the joy of music and movement in classes that engage, inspire and develop real skills that will last a lifetime. This 5-week program offers classes in Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet I and II and Ballet I and II.

The full schedule and tuition information will be available in January.

CREATIVE DANCE I (age 3)
CREATIVE DANCE II (age 4)

Tuition: $115

Creative Dance classes include singing, games, stories, folk dance and creative movement exercises. Students discover their ability to express themselves creatively through dance movement.

Creative Dance I – Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45 pm
Creative Dance II – Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30am

Teacher: Rachel Burke

PREBALLET I (age 5)
PREBALLET II (age 6) 

Tuition: $115

PreBallet students expand their range of experience through dance rhythms and movements that prepare them for future study in ballet technique. Classes emphasize freedom of movement through improvised and choreographed exercises.

PreBallet I – Thursdays, 4:00-4:45pm
PreBallet II – Thursdays, 4:45-5:30am

Teacher: Nora Buonaguiro

LEVEL I (ages 7-9)
LEVEL II (ages 8-12)

Tuition: $300

Students participate in structured exercises at the barre and center and learn basic positions, steps and dance phrases. Classes highlight the joys of music and movement in a more formal introduction to classical ballet vocabulary and beginning technique.

Level I – Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm
Level II – Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm

Teacher: Magdalena Gyftopoulos

Click here to download the Summer Elementary Program Registration Form

Questions? Contact Stephanie LeBolt at slebolt@ballettheatre.org or 617-354-7467.

SUMMER BOYS BALLET
AGES 7-12
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
JULY 2-AUGUST 3, 2018

Boys ClassSummer Boys Ballet introduces young male students to the fundamentals of ballet in a nurturing, all-boys classroom setting, taught by Jean Robens George, a member of our exceptional faculty.

Students in the Summer Boys Class will develop critical skills for the body and mind including musicality, flexibility, coordination and physical fitness in a fun environment.

Students in the Summer Boys Class will also be prepared to audition for José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker, where they’ll have the opportunity to perform on stage at The Cutler Majestic Theatre and Strand Theatre in Boston.

There will be no class on July 4.  A makeup class will take place on Friday, July 6.

Click here to download the Summer Boys Class Flyer.

Questions? Contact Stephanie LeBolt at slebolt@ballettheatre.org or 617-354-7467.

SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
AGES 10-20
JULY 2-AUGUST 3, 2018

Since 1985 José Mateo Ballet Theatre has helped hundreds of hard working young dancers make critical breakthroughs in their technical achievement during the Summer Intensive Program. Students will discover new potential and master unexpected levels of ability and artistic creativity in a welcoming environment with a staff of dedicated and highly qualified instructors.

The Summer Intensive Program is designed for students looking for a rigorous ballet training program and focuses on small class sizes and individual attention.  The goal of the Intensive is to ensure that all students see significant growth in their ballet technique in a short time frame.

All students will participate in daily ballet technique and pointe classes, variations, partnering, alignment and body mechanics, and daily rehearsals for a public performance.  Students will also participate in master classes by guest faculty in ballet, character and ethnic dance forms.  Male students will have men’s specific classes that focus on the technique and vocabulary specific to male dancers.

TUITION
$2,500 plus $25 audition

Financial aid is available. Click here to download the Summer Financial Aid Application

HOUSING
José Mateo Ballet Theatre works with out-of-town dancers who have been accepted into the program to find suitable housing with host families in the area.

PRE-AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Students must pre-register for auditions at least 72 hours in advance.  See pre-registration links under “Audition Dates & Locations.” Students should pre-register for the audition in the age group they will be in as of June 1, 2018.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Students must attend one of the audition dates listed and bring the following with them:
– $25 audition fee
– A 4×6 headshot
– Photo in First Arabesque

AUDITION DATES & LOCATIONS
There are no more formal auditions scheduled for the Summer Intensive Program. If you were unable to attend an audition, please consider sending a video audition or contact Stephanie LeBolt by email at slebolt@ballettheatre.org or by phone at 617-354-7467.

VIDEO AUDITIONS
Video auditions will be accepted with an extended deadline of April 30, 2018.
Click here for Guidelines and Instructions.