SUMMER 2020 OFFERINGS AT BALLET ARTS

Here at Ballet Arts we are thinking positively that the health concerns with COVID 19 will quickly subside and we can once again fill the studio with excited dancers.  Knowing that the situation is fluid, these offerings are subject to change.  Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this webpage for further updates and registration information.  We wish you all a healthy spring!

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED BALLET

DANCE INTENSIVE I

August 17-20 (4 day workshop)

12:30pm-5:30pm

Tuition:  $200.00*

DANCE INTENSIVE II

Christina Salerno & Margaret Huling 

June 22-28 (4 day workshop)

12:30pm-5:30pm

Tuition:  $200.00*

* $185.00 per week if registered for both intensives

Designed for students currently taking PrePointe, Intermediate and Advanced Ballet

 

This summer intensive is designed to continue the dance education of intermediate and advanced level dancers.  Ballet, modern, pointe, and variation classes are a part of this intensive offering. 

ADULT & TEEN

Tuesdays, May 19-June 23 (no class on June 16)

Two levels of ballet are offered for teens and adults.

 

BEGINNING:  Focus on introductory ballet skills

5:45pm-6:40pm

Tuition:  $50.00 ($12.00/class)

CONTINUING:  Intermediate level ballet

7:30pm-8:25pm

Tuition:  $50.00 ($12.00/class)

TAP-all levels 

6:45pm-7:25pm

Tuition:  $40.00 ($10.00/class)

Faculty:  Debby Norton

Guest Faculty:

Christian Salerno

 

 

Raised in Westmont, IL, Ms. Salerno received her formative ballet training and performing experience with Salt Creek Ballet as a pupil of Founding Director Patricia Sigurdson and completed her ballet training as a scholarship student at San Francisco Ballet School.

 

In 1993, Ms. Salerno took a position with Boston Ballet II, joining the full company the following year. She was promoted to Soloist during her eight-year tenure with the company, before moving to Switzerland to join Zurich Ballet as a Soloist.  In 2002, Ms. Salerno was invited by Monica Mason to join The Royal Ballet, where she spent five years as a Soloist.  Her repertoire includes principal and soloist roles in the Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Patineurs (Ashton), Danses Concertantes (MacMillan), Cinderella (Ashton),  Symphonic Variations (Ashton), Sleeping Beauty,  Grosse Fuge (Van Manen), Apollo (Balanchine), Theme and Variations (Balanchine), Symphony in C(Balanchine), Agon (Balanchine), Four Temperaments (Balanchine), The Tales of Beatrix Potter (Ashton), Giselle, Company B (Taylor), Waterbaby Bagatelles (Tharp), Four Last Songs (Van Danzig), Songs Without Words (Duato), and Breakers (Cunningham). Ms. Salerno danced in the world premieres of Christopher Wheeldon’s Corybantic Ecstasies and The Firebird and she assumed the leading role of Winter in Mr. Wheeldon’s Four Seasons.  Ms. Salerno was an original cast member of Lyla York’s Ode to Joy and was featured in the world premiere of Wayne MacGregor’s Qualia.

 

Ms. Salerno is currently a faculty member of The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and has previously taught ballet classes for young students through adults at the Boston Ballet School and Fresh Pond Ballet (Cambridge, MA).  While in England, she was an instructor at the Sadler’s Wells Summer School in London with other professional dancers of The Royal Ballet. Ms. Salerno holds a Masters in Performing Arts Management from Roosevelt University and is currently the Executive Director of Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Margaret Huling

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret received her early dance training from Ballet Arts School of Dance and Ballet Arts Ensemble under her mother, Cathleen Huling. In 2004, Margaret graduated with a BFA in ballet from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Her professional dance background includes performing with Dayton Ballet and a decade of dance with Ballet Quad Cities in Illinois and Iowa.

In 2013, Ms. Huling was awarded the Lloyd Schoeneman Community Impact Award for Arts Educator of the Year from Quad City Arts for her leadership in their Metro Arts Summer Youth Employment Program, provided arts employment to area teens.  From 2011-2018 Margaret was appointed Ballet Mistress for BQC under Artistic Director Courtney Lyon. She created original choreography for the company including her full-length ballet to Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, performed by BQC and Orchestra Iowa in 2017. She played a large role in BQC’s educational outreach programs from 2014-2018 including Assistant Outreach Coordinator and Program director, reaching an estimated 20,000 people of all ages.

 

Margaret returned to her hometown of Kalamazoo in 2018 to pursue a new degree in Nursing and enjoys guest teaching for Ballet Arts School of Dance and BAE.

DANCE CAMP

Ages:  8-12   July 27-30. 

 

5 day camp with 2 levels. 

Red and Yellow levels will attend 9:30-12:00pm. 

Blue, Green & Prepointe will attend 12:30-3:00pm

Activities include; ballet, tap and jazz classes, costuming, set design, character, pantomime, etc.  Students will present a program on the last day at 1:30 pm.  

Tuition:  $100.00

Faculty:  Ballet Arts Staff

PREBALLET

PREBALLET FIVE WEEK SESSION Ages:  3-7

Tuesdays, July 7-August 4 2020

Preballet classes develop a foundation in dance by working large & small muscle groups while learning rhythm, spacial awareness, and improvisation.

Tuition:  

3&4 years      $40.00             4:30-5:10

5, 6, 7 years   $50.00             5:15-6:10

Faculty:  Janelle Holland

Ballet Arts School of Dance
2018 Rambling Road
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
Phone & Fax: 269.345.3433

 

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