FOR PRE-PROFESSIONAL
DANCERS AGED 14-20

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WEEK 1

ENHANCING SKILLSETS

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

Classical Ballet & Contemporary,
Introduction to English National Ballet School,
Introduction to Sydney Dance Company,
21st Century Repertoire
including Rafael Bonachela,
Neoclassical Pas de Deux,
Pointe/Boys Classes,
Pre-professional Workshops,
Yoga/Conditioning,
Private Coaching (Optional Extra)

WEEK 2

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
including Stanton Welch,
Pre-professional Workshops,
Private Coaching (Optional Extra)


IGNITE 2020 ARTISTIC PARTNERS


ABOUT IGNITE 2020

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 provide 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.


1 WEEK PROGRAMS

CULTIVATING
SKILLSETS

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

English National Ballet School
& Sydney Dance Company

InTERNATIONAL INTRODUCTIONS

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

Houston Ballet Academy &
American Ballet Theatre JKO School


2 WEEK PROGRAM

CULTIVATING SKILLSETS &
InTERNATIONAL INTRODUCTIONS

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

English National Ballet School,
Houston Ballet Academy,
Sydney Dance Company &
American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School


5-DAYS

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

American Ballet Theatre JKO School
& Houston Ballet Academy

2-DAYS

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

Introduction to
Houston Ballet Academy

3-DAYS

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

American Ballet Theatre JKO School


STRICTLY LIMITED PLACES…
BOOK TODAY!


IGNITE 2020 GUEST FACULTY


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 English National Ballet School, 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.