The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre

 

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer Programs for Younger Students
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THREE WEEK SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS
June 23 – July 10, 2014

This summer the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre will be offering a special 3 week program tailored especially for its younger students. The program will offer students ages 3-11 the chance to experience the joys of ballet and dance under the guidance of SOBT’s professionally trained faculty.


PRE-BALLET and FIRST STEPS MORNING PROGRAM / June 23 – July 10


  • Pre-ballet ages 3-4
  • Pre-ballet ages 5-6
  • First Steps ages 6-7

Summer Programs for Younger StudentsClasses at these three levels will meet twice a week over a 3 week period in classes that focus on movement and movement in relation to music. Students are taught to connect imagery with movement and begin to develop coordination, listening skills, and musicality. Students will also be introduced to the basic elements of classical dance. Each class will use the theme of a classical story ballet (such as Swan Lake, Cinderella, or The Sleeping Beauty) to explore movement and storytelling and will present an informal showing for parents on the last day of class. Classes will stress the joys of dance, music and movement in a fun and nurturing environment! No prior training is necessary for this program.

Schedule and Tuition:

Pre-ballet ages 3-4
Mondays and Wednesdays
9:00am-10:00am
3 Week Fee $100
Pre-ballet ages 5-6
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00am-10:00am
3 Week Fee $100
First Steps
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00am-10:00am
3 Week Fee $100

Registration FormRegistration:

For registration, please download the registration form HERE and return it to:

School of Oregon Ballet Theatre
Attention: James Holstad, School Administrator
818 SE Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Registration and payment deadline is April 30, 2014.  Please note, space and class size is limited and registration is based strictly on a first come, first serve basis. Registration for all levels is subject to a $35 registration fee. If the class for which you are registering is full, you will be notified and asked if you wish to be placed on the waitlist. 


HALF DAY Summer Dance Camp / June 23 – July 10


Summer Programs for Younger StudentsFor Levels 1 and 2 (students roughly ages 8-11), the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre is offering a special 3 week summer camp. Classes and workshops will take place Monday – Thursday from 10:00am – 1:30pm. Besides a daily 1 hour and 15 minute ballet class, both levels will experience introductory classes in other dance forms and music. There will be visits to various OBT departments including the costume shop, the pointe shoe room and the production department. The visits will include fun on-the-job projects. Students shouldn’t be surprised if their favorite OBT company dancers stop by for informal visits throughout the camp! In addition, there will be daily dance based workshops that fuel creativity, expression and imagination in improvisation, compositional processes, and performing arts dance forms. The workshops will lead to an informal, in studio showing for parents on the last day of the camp. The workshops will focus on a theme to be determined but will be based on a classical ballet, a well-known story, or a popular piece of music.

The Summer Camp is open to everyone interested in participating; however, an audition class is required for level placement. An audition for the Summer Camp is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 3:30pm – 4:30pm, at the OBT Studios; registration begins at 3:00pm. If you miss this audition, please contact SOBT to set up a placement class in one of our current session classes. Students currently enrolled at SOBT do not have to audition.

Camp Schedule and Tuition:

Levels 1 and 2
Monday – Thursday
10:00am – 1:30pm
Fee: 3 Weeks $600

Audition/Placement Information

When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 3:30-4:30, registration begins at 3:00 (there is a $20 audition fee).

Where: The OBT Studios, 818 SE 6th Avenue, Portland, 97214

If you miss this audition or cannot attend for some reason, please contact SOBT to attend a placement class in one of our current session classes. Attending the March 1, audition is highly recommended.

If your son or daughter loves to dance and is interested in a fun and educational summer program, SOBT is the place to be this summer!!

Please contact the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre at 503.227.0014 or schoolofobt@obt.org for more information.

Registration FormRegistration:

For registration, please download the registration form HERE and return it to:

School of Oregon Ballet Theatre
Attention: James Holstad, School Administrator
818 SE Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Registration and payment deadline is April 30, 2014.  Please note, space and class size is limited and registration is based strictly on a first come, first serve basis. Registration for all levels is subject to a $35 registration fee. If the class for which you are registering is full, you will be notified and asked if you wish to be placed on the waitlist. 

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2014

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Summer Intensive is a full-day program and is open to students ages 12-19.  It will feature classes in ballet technique, men’s technique, pointe, pas de deux, variations, repertory, character, modern/contemporary and improvisation.  Classes in Pilates, yoga and strength training will also be a part of the curriculum as will seminars in make-up, health and nutrition and dance history, among others.  Students will have a full day of classes Monday through Friday (9:00-4:30) and a technique class on Saturday morning.  Here are a few examples of daily schedules:

SAMPLE SCHEDULE 1

SAMPLE SCHEDULE 2

9:00-10:30
10:30-11:00
11:00-12:00
12:00-1:00
1:00-2:30
2:30-3:00
3:00-4:30
Ballet technique
Break
Pilates/Core Strengthening
Lunch
Pas de Deux
Break
Repertory or Variations
9:00-10:00
10:00-10:30
10:30-12:00
12:00-1:00
1:00-2:00
2:00-3:00
3:00-4:30
Yoga
Break
Ballet Technique
Pointe or Men’s Technique
Lunch
Improvisation
Character

SAMPLE SCHEDULE 3

   
9:00-10:30
10:30-11:00
11:00-12:30
12:30-1:30
1:30-3:00
3:00-3:15
3:15-4:30
Ballet Technique
Break
Modern
Lunch
Ballet Technique
Break
Stage Make-up workshop
   

For students in the advanced levels, this year’s intensive will feature three different 2 week workshops:  the first two weeks the repertory of Nacho Duato will be taught by Oregon Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin Irving; the second two weeks international teacher and choreographer Africa Lopez Guzman will teach as well as offer repertory classes of her own choreography; and the third two weeks will feature classes in Forsythe Improvisation Technologies. 

Students attending this year’s Intensive have the option of a six week program (July 14 - August 23, 2014), a four week session (July 14 - August 9, 2014), and a two week program (August 11 - 23, 2014). 

The Summer Intensive takes place at OBT’s studios located in Southeast Portland, directly across the river and only minutes from Portland’s dynamic city center. 

AUDITIONS

Entrance to the 2014 SOBT Summer Intensive is by audition only.  Students can audition at one of our scheduled auditions or by video.  All applicants must attach a headshot and a photo of a ballet pose of their choice to their application form.  A $20 audition fee is required of all applicants (cash for in person auditions and a check payable to SOBT for video auditions).

Application forms will be available on audition day at audition locations or click below to download a video application form for video auditions.

SEE AUDITION TOUR SCHEDULE HERE

VIDEO AUDITIONS

Prospective students from outside a 200 mile radius of an audition city may submit a video application. This video should show barre and center work (as well as pointe work for girls) and be no longer than 10 minutes.  Advanced students have the option of sending a classical variation with their classroom work, but this is not mandatory.  A DVD, digital file or a Youtube link can be submitted as a video.  Video applications require a headshot and a photo in a dance pose of your choice as well as a $20 application fee (check payable to SOBT).

Please download the Video Application Form HERE and include with your application. Deadline for Video Auditions is March 1, 2014.

REGISTRATION

Current SOBT students, please download the registration
form HERE and return it to:

School of Oregon Ballet Theatre
Attention: James Holstad, School Administrator
818 SE Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

NOTIFICATION

Prospective students will be informed via email of SOBT’s decision within two weeks or their audition date or two weeks after a video application is received.  Students who are accepted to the program will have two weeks to confirm their place in SOBT’s Summer Intensive by submitting a $500 non-refundable deposit. 

TUITION

6 Weeks
(July 14 - August 23, 2014)
$2,100
4 Weeks
(July 14 - August 9, 2014)
$1,400
2 Weeks
(August 11 - 23, 2014)
$700

A $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $35 registration fee is required to reserve a spot in the Summer Intensive within two weeks of being notified of acceptance.  All tuition is non-refundable.

SCHOLARSHIPS

A limited number of financial and merit are available.  Please indicate on the application form if you are interested in receiving scholarship information.

For additional information please contact us at schoolofobt@obt.org or 503.227.6890.

2014 SUMMER INTENSIVE HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS

6-WEEK SESSION / July 14 – August 23
Arrival Sunday, July 13 / Check out August 23

$2800 includes continental breakfast, dinner, transportation and field trips for students age 14 +. Dormitory setting where a resident staff member is on site to provide security and supervision. Host family in Portland available for students ages 12 and 13 for the same price.

4-WEEK SESSION / July 14 – August 9
Arrival Sunday, July 13 / Check out August 9

$1900 includes continental breakfast, dinner, transportation and field trips for students age 14 +. Dormitory setting where a resident staff member is on site to provide security and supervision. Host family in Portland available for students ages 12 and 13 for the same price.

2-WEEK SESSION / August 11 - 23
Arrival Sunday, August 10 / Check out August 23

$950 includes continental breakfast, dinner, transportation and field trips for students age 14 +. Dormitory setting where a resident staff member is on site to provide security and supervision. Host family in Portland available for students ages 12 and 13 for the same price.

SUMMER INTENSIVE

See below for full Summer Intensive Information

6 WEEK SESSION
July 14 - August 23, 2014

4 WEEK SESSION
July 14 - August 9, 2014

2 WEEK SESSION
August 11 - 23, 2014

Photo: George Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15. Choreography by George Balanchine© The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Eric Griswold.

The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre