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Summer Intensive 2023

Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn invites your students to join our newly expanded five-week Summer Intensive July 10 - August 11, 2023 for serious ballet students ages 10-20 years. 

 

Located in historic Gravesend, Brooklyn, CBT is in a safe, established, and quiet neighborhood an hour’s train ride from Times Square, the ‘heart’ of New York City. Students will learn from CBT faculty and guest artists for a summer developing technique, artistry, character and life skills in an accepting yet rigorous environment.  

Our program covers ballet and modern dance technique, conditioning, pointe, men’s work, repertoire, and electives such as jazz, composition, nutrition, hip-hop, injury prevention. The program is also available in two and three-week segments. The small class size ensures personal attention for every student.

 

Please see below information for information about our faculty and guest artists. Students who participate in the entire five-week program have the option to perform in local community performances. Information regarding local, safe housing options is available upon request.
 

2024 Summer Intensive dates to be announced in Fall 2023

PROGRAM INFORMATION

DATES: July 10 - August 11, five-week program

  July 10 - 28, three-week program

  July 31 - August 11, two-week program

TIMES: Monday through Friday, 9am - 4pm 

LOCATION: Covenant Ballet Theatre (251 Avenue U, Brooklyn 11223)

COST: $2,500 tuition, five-week program

 $1,750 tuition, three-week program

 $1,200 tuition, two-week program

HOUSING: Recommendations available upon request.  

TO APPLY:

- Audition (in-person or video pre-recorded) is required.

- Click here to view Covid-19 Waiver. Click here to view CBT Academy Policies and Procedures and Student Handbook.

- Once results have been processed, students will receive notification via email along with registration information for accepted students. 

IN-PERSON AUDITION: 

DATE: Thursday, April 20

LOCATION: Covenant Ballet Theatre studios, Brooklyn NY

SCHEDULE:

Ages 10-12: 4:30-5:30pm Studio A *Students must arrive by 4:15pm 

Ages 13-15: 6:00-7:00pm Studio A *Students must arrive by 5:45pm

Ages 16-20: 7:30-8:30pm Studio A *Students must arrive by 7:15pm

*Age by date of audition 

TO APPLY: All students are required to submit online application and 1st arabesque photo. Photo does not need to be professional.   

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS:

- Ages 10-12: Please upload a photo of you in 1st arabesque a terre (tendu) on flat. 

- Ages 13-15: Please upload a photo of you in 1st arabesque en l'air (full height) on flat.

- Ages 16-20: Please upload a photo of you in 1st arabesque en l'air (full height) on pointe.  

VIDEO PRE-RECORDED AUDITION:

Videos are pre-recorded and should be uploaded into YouTube or Vimeo with an "unlisted" link. Videos must include your full name, age and the date of the audition video. Paste the unlisted link in the designated spot in your application. 

VIDEO SAMPLES: Please refer to American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive Example Video Audition examples here:

- Ages 10-12: CLICK HERE 

- Ages 13-15: CLICK HERE

Ages 16-20: CLICK HERE 

There is a nonrefundable $25 audition fee for all video submissions. 

TO APPLY: All students are required to submit online application and 1st arabesque photo. Photo does not need to be professional.   

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS:

- Ages 10-12: Please upload a photo of you in 1st arabesque a terre (tendu) on flat. 

- Ages 13-15: Please upload a photo of you in 1st arabesque en l'air (full height) on flat.

- Ages 16-20: Please upload a photo of you in 1st arabesque en l'air (full height) on pointe.  

HOUSING:

- Hotel recommendation available upon request. Includes amenities, security and hot breakfast. Located in quiet, safe neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay, which is 3.9 miles from the studio (20 minutes by car or 40 minutes by bus). Group rate and extended stay rates available. 

- Want to stay with a local host family? Please note request for information on your application. 

- Are you a local student who would like more information about becoming a host family? Please let us know on your application. 

FACULTY:

- Marla Hirokawa, Artistic Director and Founder

- Sonia Jones, Executive Director

Rosanna Seravalli, Professor of Dance, Purchase College, and former soloist, American Ballet Theatre

Academy faculty

- Rebeccah Brann, Stephen Campanella, Karina Fornazaro, Joseph Tudisco, Matthew Westerby

Guest artists: 

- Zimmi Coker, member of the corps de ballet of American Ballet Theatre. 

- Amanda Brewster, The Movement Habit

- Cynthia Newland, Alible 3

2024 Summer Intensive dates to be announced in Fall 2023

Application
Summer Intensive Application
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