Summer Dance 2020

Dance Camps, Workshops & Intensives

Summers at Ballet Memphis offer endless possibilities for children and teens!
As a classical ballet school housed within a professional company, our students have the benefit of learning from teachers and professional dancers in a setting that is fun, creative and supportive. Boys and girls of all abilities welcome. We believe in providing students of any age, level and background the chance to dance, grow and explore!

New to dance? Come join us!

Dance Camps

No experience needed. Fun for all ages!

AGES 7-10 | Price: $175 per week (choose one week or both)
Giraffes Can’t Dance Camp: June 1st - 5th | Mon - Fri | 9:00am-12:00pm
Commotion in the Ocean Camp: June 15th - 19th | Mon - Fri | 9:00am-12:00pm

Have fun creating a story through movement with no prior dance training required. Campers will create an original short story ballet inspired by a favorite book, including choreography, sets, and costumes, in a fun learning environment. We will craft time to create sets and original costumes to help tell the story.

AGES 11-14 | Price: $175
Create-A-Dance Camp: June 8th -12th OR June 22nd - 26th | Mon-Fri | 9:00am-12:00pm

Campers will explore various dance styles, including ballet, tap, jazz, and more. With their own choreography, attendees will create an original short story ballet, including sets and costumes! No dance experience needed to have fun at our Create-A-Dance camp.

Youth Ballet

If you're unsure of the level to register for, please click HERE for an evaluation or call 901-214-2404 for more information. You may also join us for a group assessment on May 19, 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

AGES 3-14 | 8 weeks, June 1st - July 22nd

For young dancers wishing to continue or start their ballet training this Summer.

Tuesdays:

  • Discover Dance (ages 3, 4 & 5): $210 | 5:00pm–5:45pm | Discover Dance students must be at least 3 years old by May 1, 2020 to join summer class.
  • Older Beginners (ages 10 & up): $230 | 6:15pm–7:30pm
  • Ballet 3 (ages 8-9 with 2 years of ballet): $230 | 5:15pm–6:15pm
  • Ballet 4 (ages 9-10 with 3 years of ballet): $230 | 5:30pm–6:30pm

Wednesdays:

  • Discover Dance (ages 3, 4 & 5): $210 | 1:00pm–1:45pm | Discover Dance students must be at least 3 years old by May 1, 2020 to join summer class.
  • Younger Beginners (ages 6-9)/Ballet 1: $230 | 5:15pm–6:15pm
  • Ballet 2 (ages 7-8 with 1 year of ballet): $230 | 5:15pm–6:15pm

Advanced Ballet Workshops

Dancers not yet enrolled with Ballet Memphis School are welcome to register for any summer program after a placement assessment. Individual assessments may be scheduled HERE or arranged by calling the Ballet Memphis School at 901-214-2404. You may also join us for a group assessment on May 19, 5:30pm to 6:30pm.


Building Technique Workshop: June 1st - 19th
(Ages/grades are approximate. Students with experience who are not yet enrolled with Ballet Memphis School must be assessed before selecting level.)

  • Ballet 5 (5th grade +): $315/full session | Tues - Thurs | 2:00pm–5:30pm
  • Ballet 6 (6th grade +): $480/full session | Mon - Thurs | 2:00pm–6:00pm
  • Ballet 7 & 8 (7th grade +): $625/full session | Mon - Fri | 9:30am–3:00pm

Join us for a three-week session that will build on your existing ballet technique, and further development with a wide variety of disciplines including conditioning, modern, tap musicality, and artistry. Weekly pricing and registration available — please contact the Ballet Memphis School to inquire about a partial session.


Performance Skills Workshop: June 22nd - 26th
(6th grade & up with a minimum of 4 years of ballet training; call for placement)

  • Ballet 6 & 7: $200 | Mon - Fri | 2:00pm–5:30pm

Join us for a one-week intensive that develops your skills in learning, perfecting, and performing. Dancers will have daily class, then dive into rehearsals to learn new and creative choreography. The week will culminate in a final in-studio performance on June 26th. Call 901-214-2404 to register.


Beyond Technique: July 6th - 24th
(7th grade & up with a minimum of 5 years of ballet training; call for audition requirements)

  • Ballet 7 & 8: $1,430 | Mon - Sun for two weeks, then Mon - Fri, 9:30am–5:00pm daily

A one-of-a-kind immersion in living like a company dancer, this unique experience is modeled on the daily life of our professionals, and pairs the student with a company professional to develop a more complete dancer. Students will foster their creativity, understand how best to work with their bodies, participate in small-group mentoring, learn hands-on the technical aspects of dancing in a theatre, all in all to better their abilities as a dancer! Participation on all days is mandatory. Final public performance on July 24th. Call 901-214-2404 to register.

Adult Dance

(Ongoing)

Mondays:
Intermediate Adult Ballet | 9:30am-10:45am

Tuesdays:
Adult Beginning/Intermediate Tap | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Beginner Adult Ballet | 6:30pm-7:45pm

Wednesdays:
Open Adult Ballet | 6:30pm-7:45pm

Fridays:
Dance for Parkinson’s | 10:00am-11:00am

Sundays:
Adult Advanced Tap | 1:00pm-2:00pm