FOR PRE-PROFESSIONALS AGED 14-20

FEATURING EXCLUSIVE INTRODUCTIONS TO:

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WITH
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

CYNTHIA HARVEY

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WITH
FORMER ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

VICKI ATTARD

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MORE EXCITING GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
OVER THE COMING MONTHS!


WEEK 1:
ENHANCING SKILLSETS

9am-5:30pm
7-11 JANUARY 2020

  • Classical ballet

  • SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY CONTEMPORARY DANCE WORKSHOPS

  • 21st CENTURY REPERTOIRE INCLUDING RAFAEL BONACHELLA

  • Neoclassical Pas de Deux

  • POINTE/BOYS CLASSES

  • PRE-PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

  • YOGA / BODY CONDITIONING

  • PRIVATE COACHING (OPTIONAL EXTRA)

WEEK 2:
INTERNATIONAL
INTRODUCTIONS

9am-5:30pm
13-17 JANUARY 2020

  • Classical ballet

  • INTRODUCTION TO ABT JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS SCHOOL

  • INTRODUCTION TO HOUSTON BALLET ACADEMY

  • 20TH CENTURY REPERTOIRE

  • 21st CENTURY REPERTOIRE INCLUDING STANTON WELCH

  • PRE-PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

  • PRIVATE COACHING (OPTIONAL EXTRA)


ABOUT THE IGNITE PROGRAM

ISS2020’s Ignite program is ideal for students who have already achieved a pre-professional level of dancing and are seeking to expand their knowledge through exciting international experiences. With a focus on enhancing professional skillsets, Week 1 will provide students with access to the forefront of contemporary classical ballet training through specialised classes and workshops. Week 2 will focus on providing exclusive introductions to professional finishing schools so that students gain further knowledge to the stylistic nuances of international ballet training.

Students have the option of choosing from 1 or 2 week programs as well as morning options to ensure our program suits their specific needs this summer.


PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED…


WEEK 1 PROGRAM

ENHANCING SKILLSETS

7-11 JANUARY, 9AM-5:30PM

Classical Ballet
Contemporary Dance Workshops
21st Century Repertoire
Neoclassical Pas de Deux
Pointe/Boys Classes
Pre-professional Workshops
Yoga/Conditioning
Private Coaching (Optional Extra)

 

WEEK 2 PROGRAM

INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCTIONS

13-17 JANUARY, 9AM-5:30PM

Classical Ballet
Introduction to American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
Introduction to Houston Ballet Academy
20th Century Repertoire
21st Century Repertoire
Pre-professional Workshops
Private Coaching (Optional Extra)

 

2 WEEK PROGRAM

ENHANCING SKILLSETS &
INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCTIONS

7-11 & 13-17 JANUARY, 9AM-5:30PM

 

5 MORNINGS

13-17 JANUARY, 9AM-1:15PM

Introductions to the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
& Houston Ballet Academy

3 MORNINGS

13-15 JANUARY, 9AM-1:15PM

Introduction to American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

2 MORNINGS

16-17 JANUARY, 9AM-1:15PM

Introduction to Houston Ballet Academy


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I know if I am a pre-professional dancer?
We consider a pre-professional dancer to be someone who is currently dancing full-time and seeking to enter a professional finishing school either in Australia or overseas within the next 1.5 years. If you are still unsure if you are of a pre-professional standard, we urge you to please consult your dance teacher or get in contact with us so we can assist you.

How do I know whether the Ignite or Aspire programs will be the best choice for me?
The main difference between Ignite and Aspire are the course’s curated curriculums. Students in the Ignite program should already have attained a level of technique that is stable and ready to be stylistically challenged whereas students in the Aspire program will be focussing on building their standard to achieve a pre-professional standard still.

What is an introduction to a professional finishing school?
As part of our Ignite program students will be formally introduced to the stylistic nuances of outstanding professional finishing schools. The timetables for these introductions will be curated by the finishing schools themselves to provide students at International Summer School with insight to the professional requirements, philosophies and training methods that make these institutions differ from one another. This could include classical training, repertoire, coaching, pointe technique, variations, pas de deux and other methods.

Will there be an audition for American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School or the Houston Ballet Academy as part of the Ignite program?
We will not be holding an official audition as part of the Ignite program, however as we are hosting the artistic directors and staff from these institutions the possibility to establish a relationship with the guest faculty during the classes is encouraged. Any offers or invitations provided by the guest faculty at International Summer School are subject to the discretion of the international guests and their respective institutions. International Summer School is a catalyst for these opportunities and takes no responsibility on behalf of the professional finishing schools themselves. Instead, we see the opportunity we are providing as a chance for students to cultivate their capacity for professionalism both artistically and ethically.