Dance Intensives

Intensives are for the intermediate to advanced level students, ages 10 and up. Additional teachers may be added for separate level classes as needed based upon enrollment. Demonstrations are planned each Friday at 3:00 at the SABB studio for Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4.
All day intensives are from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Dancers may be dropped off at 8:15 AM and must be picked up by 4:15 PM.  Dancers should bring a bag lunch, water and snack. Please do not bring in 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

Join resident faculty, Christine Geren, this week and immerse yourself into Swan Lake! Focus on perfecting your ballet and pointe technique, learning repertoire from the ballet, and Pilates, stretch and strengthening. Stage make up and hair classes are included, as well as Acting for dancers, and dance history. Appropriate for intermediate & advanced levels. Special group tickets may be available for purchase through the SABB for those in the program, to see NYCB performing in Swan Lake at SPAC on Friday, July 17. What an amazing opportunity to see what you have been learning about all week! 

Cost: $430 Early Bird by April 15 $415



July 13 - 17
9:00am - 4pm
Intermediate & Advanced levels of ballet
$430 ~ Early Bird by April 15 ~$415

Week 2 ~ Cinderella

One of the most favorite Princess stories of all time, the classic ballet, Cinderella is the theme this week. Deirdre Duffin Swindlehurst, former dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet, will lead this week of ballet and pointe technique, variations from the ballet Cinderella, and costume and prop construction. Acting classes are a must for this week as well. A field trip to Jacob’s Pillow, the historical summer dance festival is planned for Thursday, July 23. Appropriate for intermediate & advanced levels.


July 20 - 24
9:00am - 4:00pm
Intermediate & Advanced levels
$430 ~ Early Bird by April 15 ~ $415
Jacob's Pillow Field Trip

Week 3 ~ Special Guest Teacher!




August 10 - 14
9:00am - 4:00pm
High Intermediate & Advanced levels.
$460~ Early Bird by April 15 ~ $445

Week 4 ~ Don Quixote

Christine Geren, Anna Acker and Lisa McBride will join forces for this exciting week of ballet, pointe, and repertory focusing on the ballet Don Quixote, with strength and flexibility training with Yoga and Pilates. In addition, Flamenco guest teacher , Omonike Akinyemi, will help us with our Spanish flair during Flamenco technique class. Intermediate and Advanced levels


August 17 - 21
9:00am - 4:00pm
12 & up – Intermediate & Advanced levels.
$430 ~ Early Bird by April 15 ~ $415

Week 5 ~ Evening Intensive

Deirdre Swindlehurst, Lisa McBride, Alicia Hornicek 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.

August 24 - 28
12 and up


Intensive Program Sample Schedule

Offered daily from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Ballet Technique: 9:00 – 10:30 Pointe: 10:45 – 11:30 Variations: 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch: 12:30 – 1:30 Pilates/ Stretch: 1:30-2:45 – Acting or Nutrition or Dance History: 3:00-4:00