Summer Intensive Program 2021 — José Mateo Ballet Theatre
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A rigorous ballet training and performance experience like no other!
For Intermediate, Advanced, and Pre-professional students ages 10-19

PROGRAM DETAILS / CURRICULUM / FACULTY / TUITION / FINANCIAL AID / HOUSING / AUDITION

Located in beautiful Harvard Square, Cambridge, José Mateo Ballet Theatre has been repeatedly recognized as one of the area’s leading dance institutions. It was recently honored with Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston 2020” award.

Since 1985, José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive Program has helped thousands of hard-working young dancers quickly make critical breakthroughs in their dancing and public performance abilities. Every student discovers previously unseen potential and achieves unexpected levels of technical skill and artistic expression.

The performance-focused program offers a comprehensive curriculum of

  • Daily ballet technique & pointe training
  • Daily rehearsals in preparation for performances in two Greater Boston outdoor venues
  • Special classes in other dance forms, partnering and turning
  • New workshops in video-production, conditioning, health & wellness and college/career alternatives
  • For students 14-19, two private sessions for personalized assessment and recommended individualized training strategies (available to younger students by request only)

All in a welcoming environment staffed with highly qualified, dedicated instructors — mentors who understand the critical values of inclusion, diversity, equity and personalized instruction.

PROGRAM DETAILS
AGES
PRE-PROFESSIONAL

16-19 years

ADVANCED

14-15 years

INTERMEDIATE

10-13 years

DATES

July 6 – August 6, 2021

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Monday – Friday

PRE-PROFESSIONAL

9:15am – 3:00pm
plus two afternoon private sessions during the course
of the program, scheduled by appointment

ADVANCED

9:00am – 2:45pm
plus two afternoon private sessions during the course
of the program, scheduled by appointment

INTERMEDIATE

9:30am – 1:30pm

LOCATION

José Mateo Ballet Theatre
400 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA (in Harvard Square)

CURRICULUM

Sample for Pre-professional Division
Sample for Advanced Division
Sample for Intermediate II Division
Sample for Intermediate I Division

FACULTY

Caroline Rocher Barnes guest teacher
Burcu Sürmeli Borovali guest teacher
Brittany Bush
Patricia Chiang
Angie DeWolf
Magdalena Gyftopoulos
Sierra Hitchcock
Bettina Indaco
José Mateo
Haruka Tamura guest teacher
Mary Thompson guest teacher

TUITION
PRE-PROFESSIONAL & ADVANCED

$2,700

INTERMEDIATE

$1,900

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available.

Eligibility Guidelines
Stipulations
Application Requirements

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.

AUDITION

Audition Fee: $25

All students must audition for the 2021 Summer Intensive by submitting an audition video. Videos do not need to be professional quality. Please contact us if you require assistance putting together the required exercises.

Auditions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and students can expect a decision within two weeks of submission. Early submissions are encouraged.

For students ages 10–13
The video should consist of a tendu exercise at the barre, an adage at the barre, and a tendu/adage exercise in the centre. All exercises should be 32 counts.

For students age 14 and up
The video should consist of an adage at the barre, an adage in the centre, and an allegro combination with turns. Women: include pointe work exercises to be considered for partnering classes. All exercises should be 32 counts.

SAMPLE WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Pre-professional

MONDAY

 

TUESDAY

 

WEDNESDAY

 

THURSDAY

 

FRIDAY

 
  MORNING
9:30-12:20
 Students will have the opportunity to schedule two, fifty-minute private sessions during the course of the program in the morning hours.   
  PERIOD 1
12:45-2:45
TECHNIQUE / POINTE   TECHNIQUE / POINTE   TECHNIQUE /
POINTE
  TECHNIQUE / POINTE   TECHNIQUE / POINTE  
  PERIOD 2
3:00-4:30
REPERTORY REHEARSAL
  REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL  
  PERIOD 3
4:45-6:15
DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS  

 

 

SAMPLE WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Advanced

MONDAY

 

TUESDAY

 

WEDNESDAY

 

THURSDAY

 

FRIDAY

 
  PERIOD 1
8:45-10:45
TECHNIQUE / POINTE   TECHNIQUE / POINTE   TECHNIQUE /
POINTE
  TECHNIQUE /
POINTE
  TECHNIQUE / POINTE  
  PERIOD 2
11:00-12:30
REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL  
  PERIOD 3
12:45-2:15
DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS  
  AFTERNOON
2:25-5:15
 Students will have the opportunity to schedule two, fifty-minute private sessions during the course of the program in the afternoon hours.   

 

 

SAMPLE WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Intermediate II

MONDAY

 

TUESDAY

 

WEDNESDAY

 

THURSDAY

 

FRIDAY

 
  PERIOD 1
8:30-10:00
TECHNIQUE / PRE-POINTE or POINTE   TECHNIQUE / PRE-POINTE or POINTE   TECHNIQUE / PRE-POINTE or POINTE   TECHNIQUE / PRE-POINTE or POINTE   TECHNIQUE / PRE-POINTE or POINTE  
  PERIOD 2
10:15-11:30
REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL  
  PERIOD 3
11:30-12:30
DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS  

 

 

SAMPLE WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Intermediate I

MONDAY

 

TUESDAY

 

WEDNESDAY

 

THURSDAY

 

FRIDAY

 
  PERIOD 1
2:30-4:00
TECHNIQUE / PRE-POINTE or POINTE   TECHNIQUE / PRE-POINTE or POINTE   TECHNIQUE / PRE-POINTE or POINTE   TECHNIQUE / PRE-POINTE or POINTE   TECHNIQUE / PRE-POINTE or POINTE  
  PERIOD 2
4:15-5:30
REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL   REPERTORY REHEARSAL  
  PERIOD 3
5:30-6:30
DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS   DEMO REHEARSAL / OTHER DANCE FORMS / WORKSHOPS  

 

 

Financial Aid Eligibility Guidelines

 

Household Size 2021 HHS Poverty Guidelines
1 $12,880
2 $17,2420
3 $21,960
4 $26,500
5 $31,040
6 $35,580
7 $40,120
8 $44,660
add for each additional person $4,540

 

Competitive candidates typically come from homes where adjusted gross income is less than three times the above rates.

Financial Aid Stipulations

JMBT scholarship students must:

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1. Be enrolled in the full program and remain committed to attending the full program July 6-August 6.
2. Comply with all rules and regulations of José Mateo Ballet Theatre including, but not limited to, dress code, punctuality, general conduct, and class protocols.
3. Attend and be on time to all scheduled classes. Scholarship students may not be late to class more than 2 times or have more than 2 unexcused absences during the course of the program. Excused absences and lateness must be communicated to the office by a parent/guardian in advance of the start of class.
4. Participate in all scheduled classes and activities and other organizational programs as scheduled.
5. Seek and receive permission from artistic staff before enrolling in additional dance classes or accepting a performance engagement elsewhere.

Financial Aid Application Requirements

No financial aid application is necessary prior to auditioning and being accepted into the program. Once you have been accepted into the program, if you wish to apply for financial aid, you will be asked to submit the following materials with your Enrollment Application:

  1. A digital copy (e.g., scan, image, pdf) of your most recent tax filing. This must include the IRS Form 1040 showing the student listed as a dependent and showing your Adjusted Gross Income. Example 1040

    *If you do not file taxes, please contact us registration@ballettheatre.org to discuss alternative income documentation.

  2. The following 4 short written statements:
    1. A statement of financial need
    2. A statement of your child's interest in the study of dance
    3. A statement of your family's willingness to support this interest
    4. A statement of commitment to full participation in the program and the eligibility requirements outlined above