Summer Dance 2017
The School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet’s Summer Dance Program provides dance for all levels over the summer.
The SABB summer program offers elementary and preballet level dance camps, intermediate and advanced level dance intensives and weekly classes for children (3 years and up) and adults.
Intensive weeks are full day concentrated programs for the aspiring dancer at the intermediate and advanced level, consisting of daily ballet classes and pointe technique complemented by variations, modern, jazz, yoga, Pilates, Strength and conditioning, stage make-up or nutrition.
Our elementary and preballet dance camps are half day camps and created with the young dancer in mind. Technique classes are age appropriate and incorporate all the tools necessary to make it a fun learning environment. Incorporating arts and crafts and fun choreography keep them engaged and excited for the next day.
Weekly classes are offered at each level for dancers wishing to continue their study or start new in this 5 week program of classes. PreBallet, Intro to Ballet, Elementary Ballet, Intermediate with Pointe and Intermediate/ Advanced Classes are offered.
Madeline Cantarella Culpo, Director-Founder and Artistic Director of the Albany Berkshire Ballet, founded her schools in 1955. An alumna of the Juilliard School, Miss Madeline studied ballet with Margaret Craske, Antony Tudor, and Alfredo Corvino and modern dance with Martha Graham. She is a nationally recognized teacher of dance, having taught throughout the US, including Jacob’s Pillow. In addition, Mrs. Culpo has received three choreography fellowships from the NEA.
Graduates of The School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet (SABB) have gone on to dance as members of the school’s professional company, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre II, and the Pennsylvania, Washington, Boston, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Ohio, Nashville and Idaho Ballets.
All classes are dependent upon sufficient registration for the session. As long as a class has sufficient registration, classes are available on a per class or per week basis. Please ask the administrator for specific rates.