Dance Intensives

Intensives are for the intermediate to advanced level students, ages 10 and up. Dancers will receive exceptional training appropriate for their age and level. All day intensives are from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. Dancers should bring a bag lunch, water and snack. Please avoid peanut products in lunches and snacks. They should also come prepared with the appropriate dancewear and footwear for the day.  Please discuss with the administrator or their current instructor at the school (for current students) which weeks are most appropriate for them.

Week 1 ~ Swan Lake

Find your inner White Swan! Focus on perfecting your ballet technique, pointe, and learning repertoire from the ballet Swan Lake, with instruction from Deirdre Swindlehurst, former dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet. Stage make up and hair classes are included. A field trip to Jacob’s Pillow, the historical summer dance festival is planned for Thursday, July 25. Appropriate for intermediate & advanced levels. Cost: $420 Early Bird by April 15 $405 Extra fee for field trip


July 22 - 26
8:30am - 3pm
Intermediate & Advanced levels of ballet
$420 ~ Early Bird by April 15 ~$405
extra fee for Jacob's Pillow Trip

Week 2 ~ Ballet with a Contemporary Twist

Experience classical ballet with a contemporary twist with Olivia Wilbur-Martin and Christine Geren. This week will challenge students with energetic dance classes including classical ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, and yoga. Intermediate and Advanced levels.


August 5 - 9
8:30am - 3pm
Intermediate & Advanced levels
$420 ~ Early Bird by April 15 ~ $405

Week 3 ~ Paquita

Christine Geren will lead this exciting week of ballet, pointe, and repertory focusing on the ballet Paquita. To complete the experience will be strength training with Pilates with Ms. Geren and stage make up classes with actress and cosmetologist, Miss Laura Graver. Intermediate and Advanced levels.


August 12 - 16
8:30am - 3pm
Intermediate & Advanced levels.
$420 ~ Early Bird by April 15 ~ $405

Week 4 ~ Evening Intensive

Deirdre Swindlehurst, Olivia Wilbur-Martin and Christine Geren are ready to get you back into shape for the new school year and have a great combination of classes for this week. Dancers may have classes in ballet technique, pointe, modern, Pilates, Yoga and NYCB workout. Appropriate for ages 12 and up, Intermediate and Advanced levels.  This camp runs Monday through Thursday evening.


August 19 - 22
5:00-8:00 pm
12 & up – Intermediate & Advanced levels.


Intensive Program Sample Schedule

Offered daily from 8:30am – 3pm

Ballet Technique: 8:30 – 10
Pointe: 10:15 – 11:15
Jazz: 11:30 – 12:30
Lunch: 12:30 – 1:15
Modern and Modern Rep: 1:15 – 3