EXCEL BEYOND EXPECTATION!
Jose 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.
SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
Ages 10 – 20
June 26-July 14 and/or July 17-August 4, 2017
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.
$2,990 plus $25 audition fee for the 6-week session
$1,600 plus $25 audition fee for a 3-week session
Financial aid is available. Click here to download an application form.
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.
Students must pre-register for auditions at least 72 hours in advance.
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
Video auditions are accepted. Click here to download Video Application Requirements.
Deadline for Video applications is March 13, 2017.
AUDITION DATES AND LOCATIONS
There are no more Summer Intensive Auditions scheduled for 2017. If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact Erin Newhall at 617-354-7467 for more information.
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
August 7-18, 2017
A career-oriented program, this exciting and intensive ballet training experience is limited to a number of highly qualified dancers on the cusp of their professional careers. This program allows dancers to recognize their potential while developing a more thorough understanding of the process of bringing one’s work from the classroom to the stage. Every student will leave with an audition quality variation video.
Auditions must be scheduled on an individual basis. Please contact Erin Newhall by email or phone at 617-354-7467 for more information. Audition by video is allowed. Click here to download Video Application Requirements.
$1,000 plus $25 audition fee for the two-week program
SUMMER ELEMENTARY PROGRAM
Ages 3 – 12
June 16-August 4, 2017
Young dancers discover the joy of music and movement in classes that engage, inspire and develop real skills that will last a lifetime. This 6-week program offers classes in Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet I and II and Ballet I and II.
CREATIVE DANCE I (age 3) – Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45 pm
CREATIVE DANCE II (age 4) – Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30 pm
Creative Dance classes include singing, games, stories, folk dance and creative movement exercises. Students discover their ability to express themselves creatively through dance movement.
PREBALLET I (age 5) – Thursdays, 4:00-4:45 pm
PREBALLET II (age 6) – Thurdays, 4:45-5:30 pm
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.
LEVEL I (ages 7-9) – Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
LEVEL II (ages 8-12) – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
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.
Questions? Call Studio Programs Manager Erin Newhall at 617-354-7467