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.
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!
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 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
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.
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.