SUMMER 2019 OFFERINGS AT BALLET ARTS

PREBALLET

PREBALLET CAMP- "Mermaid Camp"  Ages:  4-7

June 24-June 27, 2019

9:30am-12:00pm

Preballet camps teach ballet and creative moment and include various activities such as gymnastics, folk dancing, and snack time. Parents are invited to watch camp on June 27 from 11:30-12:00

Tuition:  $60.00    

Faculty:  Ballet Arts Staff

PREBALLET FIVE WEEK SESSION Ages:  3-7

Tuesdays, July 16-August 15, 2019

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

Tuition:  

3&4 years      $35.00             4:30-5:10

5, 6, 7 years   $45.00             5:15-6:10

Faculty:  Janelle Holland

DANCE CAMP

MASQUERADE BALL-  Ages:  8-12

July 8-July 11, 2019

9:00am-2:30pm

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.  Students receive a camp T-shirt (please include T-shirt size on registration).  Students need to bring their own lunch daily.

Tuition:  $100.00

Faculty:  Ballet Arts Staff

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED BALLET

DANCE INTENSIVE

June24-27 (4 day workshop)

12:30pm-5:30pm

Tuition:  $170.00

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. 

FACULTY: 

This year Ballet Arts is pleased to welcome Dawnell Dryja and Cassidy Isaacson of Grand Rapids Ballet!

Dawnell Dryja

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Dryja is originally from Canton, Michigan where she trained under her mother, Dawn Greene. Dawnell took over as the owner and Artistic Director of Academy of Dance Arts in Comstock Park, MI four years ago and enjoys fostering an environment where the students can grow in all the different disciplines of dance.

 

Dawnell has been on staff at the Grand Rapids Ballet School for fourteen years and teaches intermediate through advanced ballet as well as pointe class, variations and pas de deux class. She has taught and ballet mistressed for numerous schools, summer programs, and competitions throughout the United States, some of these include Dance Masters, Southold Dance Theatre, Oak Ridge Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Toledo, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Cecchetti Council of America. 

 

Dawnell currently dances for the Grand Rapids Ballet and has for the past fourteen years.  As a dancer, Dawnell has had the opportunity to work with esteemed choreographers and teachers from around the world such as Nils Christe, Fredrick Franklin, Suzanne Farrell, Kirk Peterson, Val Caniporoli, Peter Boal, Raymond Lukens, and Stanton Welch to name a few. She also has performed live in concert with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and the John Jorgenson Quintet.  Some of her favorite ballets she has performed are Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, Red Angels, Fingerprints, Jewels, Allegro Brilliante and The Gift of the Magi. 

 

Dawnell has a lovely daughter, Tevyn, who is the light of her life.

Cassidy Isaacson

 

 

 

 

Ms. Isaacson began her ballet training at the age of 4 in her hometown of Redmond, Washington. She trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet (2002-2008) under the direction of Abbie Siegel, Meg Potter, Marisa Albee, Timothy Lynch, Elaine Bauer, and Eva Stone. She then went on to train privately with Deborah Hadley (2007-2011) in Bellevue, Washington. She spent summers training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet (2003- 2009) and Long Beach Ballet in China (2010), Julliard Summer Intensive (2011) in New York as well as the Grand Rapids Ballet Summer Intensive (2011). Cassidy joined Grand Rapids Ballet in 2011 as a trainee and is now a full company member. She performed at the Grand Rapids Art Prize awards ceremony in 2012. Cassidy also performed a piece by Marisa Hayes’ pas de deux Natural Phenomena: Nina Simone Suite with her partner Cao Chi Thanh of Hanoi Dance Theater in Paris (2012) and in Vietnam (2013). Cassidy performed in the Van Andel Arena for LiveArts in 2015.

ADULT & TEEN

Tuesdays, May 21-June 18

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

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

 

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