Michiana’s Premiere Classical Ballet School and Home of the Southold Dance Theater Pre Professional Ballet Company

International Summer Intensive 2018

Summer is a time of focused, intensive training, where many skills are gained and refined.  Classical dance training is a methodical, graded process that demands a high level of commitment to reach your maximum potential. It requires a self-discipline rarely matched by any other endeavor. We strongly encourage all Southold Dancers to participate fully in our summer programs. Registration is based on Fall 2018 placement. New students are welcome to audition into our summer program. Please call the office to schedule a placement class 574-233-9841.

*All company members must attend at least three weeks of Southold summer training.  During the Intensive, new works will be created and new repertoire will be set for the Arts Everywhere performance on August 4, 2018 and the Art Beat performance on August 18. Company students will not be cast in pieces created during the week that they do not attend. 

NOTE: Tuition must be current in order for a student to register. 



Pre-Professional Intensive, Ballet IV-VII

Week 1 – June 18 – June 22, 2018
Week 2 – June 25 – June 29, 2018
Week 3 — July 23 – July 27, 2018
Week 4 — July 33 – August 3, 2018

Ballet IV : $450/per one week or $650/two weeks or $950/three weeks, or $1100/full intensive
Ballet V-VII: $500/per one week or $850/two weeks or $1150/three weeks, or $1400/full intensive

Registration Due Date:  June 1, 2018

This intensive program is designed to meet the need of serious students interested in maximizing their professional career potential. The rigorous curriculum explores multiple technical and artistic aspects of ballet technique and disciplines. Students are trained in classical ballet technique, pointe, men’s variations, pirouettes, batterie, repertoire, partnering, and expand their dance horizons by participating in jazz, modern, hip-hop, Pilates, acting for dancers, and other theatrical skills of the trade. Dancers also experience new choreography by Southold’s own exceptional faculty and world-renowned guest faculty. Southold Dance Theater offers an extraordinary combination of high-quality instruction and personal attention that will take each student to new levels of excellence.

Students who attend Intensive Weeks 1 & 2 will perform at an off-site venue on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

The new works created Weeks 3 & 4 will be performed at Arts Everywhere Performing Arts Series on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Chris Wilson Pavilion at Potawatomi Park at 7pm and at Art Beat in Downtown South Bend on August 18, 2018.


International Summer Guest Faculty

Week 1
Alyce Keaggy-Brinkmann (Ballet)
Alyce Keaggy-Brinkmann, Week One (Ballet): Brinkmann began her professional career with Milwaukee Ballet under the direction of Ted Kivitt. She was a leading artist with Milwaukee Ballet Company for 13 years. In her long-standing career with the company she has an extensive classical repertoire. She has been featured in principle roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Juliet. She has worked with notable choreographers such Enrique Martinez, Robert Forsythe, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Jean Paul Comelin, and Margo Sappington. During the joint venture of Milwaukee and Pennsylvania Ballet, she danced principle roles in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, Square Dance, Scotch Symphony, and Serenade. Ms. Keaggy Brinkmann has toured nationally and abroad as a guest artist with Yves De Bouteiller and as a principle dancer with Williams/ Gerard Productions of New York.

Brinkmann began her professional career with Milwaukee Ballet under the direction of Ted Kivitt. She was a leading artist with Milwaukee Ballet Company for 13 years. In her long-standing career with the company she has an extensive classical repertoire. She has been featured in principle roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Juliet. She has worked with notable choreographers such Enrique Martinez, Robert Forsythe, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Jean Paul Comelin, and Margo Sappington. During the joint venture of Milwaukee and Pennsylvania Ballet, she danced principle roles in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, Square Dance, Scotch Symphony, and Serenade. Ms. Keaggy Brinkmann has toured nationally and abroad as a guest artist with Yves De Bouteiller and as a principle dancer with Williams/ Gerard Productions of New York.

Daniel Zook (Modern, Jazz)
Daniel H. Zook is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher.. His professional arts- training began at George Mason University in 2007 receiving his B.F.A. and B.A. in Business Management. During his time there he became a founding member of Keith Thompson’s Dance Tactics Performance Group. While with Dance Tactics, he performed and taught at the 2006 American Dance Festival Intensive and White Wave Dance Festival. After graduating he joined CityDance’s team as an artist and administrator. Along with dancing with CityDance resident company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (CKM&A), Daniel teaches in CityDance’s studio education and community programs across the DC metropolitan area. In 2010 he was added on  as an adjunct artist with The Dance Exchange, where he can be seen performing  as well. He has been given opportunities to collaborate with James Madison University’s Science Professors and their Associate Dance Company, the National Building Museum, Elizabeth City Nursing Home, Met Life: Aging In America San Francisco Conference, and Maryland Multicultural Youth Center. From Paris, France, to Seattle, Washington, and all over the dc metro area Zook’s work has been performed. Current projects include: artist in residence at the River Raisin Ballet Company, a guest artist for the Cecchetti International Ballet Summer Intensive, and teaching artist for Dance USA.

Daniel H. Zook is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher.. His professional arts- training began at George Mason University in 2007 receiving his B.F.A. and B.A. in Business Management. During his time there he became a founding member of Keith Thompson’s Dance Tactics Performance Group. While with Dance Tactics, he performed and taught at the 2006 American Dance Festival Intensive and White Wave Dance Festival. After graduating he joined CityDance’s team as an artist and administrator. Along with dancing with CityDance resident company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (CKM&A), Daniel teaches in CityDance’s studio education and community programs across the DC metropolitan area. In 2010 he was added on as an adjunct artist with The Dance Exchange, where he can be seen performing as well. He has been given opportunities to collaborate with James Madison University’s Science Professors and their Associate Dance Company, the National Building Museum, Elizabeth City Nursing Home, Met Life: Aging In America San Francisco Conference, and Maryland Multicultural Youth Center. From Paris, France, to Seattle, Washington, and all over the dc metro area Zook’s work has been performed. Current projects include: artist in residence at the River Raisin Ballet Company, a guest artist for the Cecchetti International Ballet Summer Intensive, and teaching artist for Dance USA.

Week 2
Giuseppe Canale (Ballet)
Giuseppe Canale is an internationally recognized ballet dancer, choreographer, instructor and coach. Born in Palermo, Italy, he began his dance training at age 11 under the direction of Ludovico Durst. He then trained at the National Academy of Dance in Rome, as well as Maurice Bejart's famous Mudra dance school in Brussels, and has taken master classes at the School  of American Ballet in New York. Giuseppe is a certified teacher  for the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum from Primary through Level 7 and Partnering. He has toured extensively as a dancer with such companies as Ballet Company of Germinal Casado (West Germany), Ballet Company Jean Deroc (Switzerland). He also danced professionally with the Het Nationale Ballet in the Netherlands. He has toured all over Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia, and has choreographed works for Het National Ballet and Teatro Massimo.

Giuseppe Canale is an internationally recognized ballet dancer, choreographer, instructor and coach. Born in Palermo, Italy, he began his dance training at age 11 under the direction of Ludovico Durst. He then trained at the National Academy of Dance in Rome, as well as Maurice Bejart’s famous Mudra dance school in Brussels, and has taken master classes at the School of American Ballet in New York. Giuseppe is a certified teacher for the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum from Primary through Level 7 and Partnering.
He has toured extensively as a dancer with such companies as Ballet Company of Germinal Casado (West Germany), Ballet Company Jean Deroc (Switzerland). He also danced professionally with the Het Nationale Ballet in the Netherlands. He has toured all over Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia, and has choreographed works for Het National Ballet and Teatro Massimo.

Scott Heinrich (Modern, Jazz)

 

Scott Heinrich began his studies in music and later started dancing at the age of 22. A native of Flint, Michigan, he received his BAA degree in music from Central Michigan University and began his dance studies with Jean Marc and Dafna Baier at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. He has worked professionally for Ballet Michigan, The Netherlands Opera, The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel, The Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, and as a soloist for Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Italy. He served as a teacher for the Kibbutz Company and has also taught as a guest lecturer at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He has guest taught and choreographed throughout the US and is now an ABT certified teacher for the ABT National Training Curriculum - Primary through Level 3.  Scott has danced both full length ballets and contemporary works by choreographers Mats Ek, Rami Ba'er, Roland Petit, Susanna Linke, Loyce Houlton, Agnes DeMille, Giuseppe Canale, Krystof Pastor, Joseph Rusillo and Jean Marc and Dafna Baier.

Scott Heinrich began his studies in music and later started dancing at the age of 22. A native of Flint, Michigan, he received his BAA degree in music from Central Michigan University and began his dance studies with Jean Marc and Dafna Baier at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. He has worked professionally for Ballet Michigan, The Netherlands Opera, The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel, The Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, and as a soloist for Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Italy. He served as a teacher for the Kibbutz Company and has also taught as a guest lecturer at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He has guest taught and choreographed throughout the US and is now an ABT certified teacher for the ABT National Training Curriculum – Primary through Level 3. Scott has danced both full length ballets and contemporary works by choreographers Mats Ek, Rami Ba’er, Roland Petit, Susanna Linke, Loyce Houlton, Agnes DeMille, Giuseppe Canale, Krystof Pastor, Joseph Rusillo and Jean Marc and Dafna Baier.


 

Housing

Housing for out of town students may be arranged with host families of SDT’s local students. In addition, South Bend has many fine hotels and motels near Southold Dance Theater for families wishing to vacation with their Summer Intensive students.

Enjoy the Summer in South Bend, Michigan’s sandy beaches, Chicago, Indiana Dunes State Park, Notre Dame, East Race Waterway, Morris Performing Arts Center, Studebaker National Museum, Lighthouse Outlet, hundreds of restaurants, clubs and plenty of fun! Whether you are looking for a day out with the family or a night on the town with friends, South Bend delivers!


Audition

An audition is required for acceptance into Southold Dance Theater’s International Summer Intensive. Audition classes are arranged through the Southold Office. Please call 574-233-9841 or email Hannah@southolddance.org  to make an appointment.*

Video auditions will be allowed if applicants are unable to attend an audition class.

*Current Southold Students do not need to audition. Placement will be made based on current class placement.

Video Audition Guidelines:

VIDEO DEADLINE:  May 1, 2018
Please submit a photo in 1st arabesque position and a video/DVD with your application. The video should not be more than 10 minutes of basic barre and center work. Please include adagio, petite and grand allegro, pirouettes. We ask that pointe shoes are worn for center for appropriate ages. A solo variation may be added at the end of your tape.

The video is not returnable unless you supply a self addressed mailer.
Be sure to label your DVD/video and all photos with your full name.

Please mail your application, dance photos and DVD/video to:

Southold Dance Theater
914 Lincoln Way West
South Bend, Indiana 46616

Fax:  574-289-3735


Dress Code

In keeping with classical ballet tradition and to achieve a uniformity of appearance a strict dress code is followed.

Hair Requirements for all students:

All girls with hair chin length or longer must wear their hair in a traditional ballet bun for every class. Girls and boys with very short hair must have their hair secured neatly off their face in a way that will not distract from class (headbands are not recommended because they fall out easily when dancing). Boys with long hair must secure it back in a neat ponytail for class.

Attire:

Ballet: Ladies must wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes, and pointe shoes (ballet IV – VII). Men wear black tights or unitards, black or white ballet shoes, and white T-shirt. Variations/Partnering: Ladies may wear a short Chiffon or Georgette wrap or pull on skirt over required ballet attire.

Wednesday’s are color days in our dress code. Ladies may wear a colored ballet leotard of their choice and gentlemen may wear a colored shirt of their choice. Men may also wear grey or white tights on Wednesdays. Ladies must wear pink tights for ballet every day.

Character: Black character shoes, a short Chiffon or Georgette wrap or pull on skirt over required ballet attire. Jazz: Black jazz shoes, and Ballet attire.

Modern: Ballet attire with bare feet. Performance: Ladies must wear a black camisole (spaghetti-strap) leotard. Men should be prepared to wear ballet class attire for the performance.

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