ELEVATE!: Summer Dance Boot Camp

July 29 - August 2, 2024 | Beginner to Intermediate Level Students (Ages 7-18)

Boost your Dance Technique in one week

ELEVATE! Summer Dance Boot Camp is a one-week intensive for dancers of all levels that want to elevate their ballet and Spanish Dance training. With targeted classes this program allows dancers to improve specific elements of their technique, such as Braceo, Marcajes, Footwork, and Castanets for Spanish Dance, and allegro, Pre-Pointe/Pointe and artistry for ballet. Additional classes may include Stretch, Conditioning, and Modern. With no audition required, ELEVATE! is ideal for beginner to advanced dancers ages 7-18.

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PREPARE FOR CLASS

What to Bring for In-Person ELEVATE!

  • Snacks (Nuts and snacks containing nuts are prohibited)
  • Non-Glass Water Bottle
  • Street Shoes (For outside of studios and common areas)

Class Descriptions

To view a sample schedule, click here.

Stretch & Conditioning - Dancers will be guided through stretching and conditioning exercises that support a dancer's flexibility, strength, and overall fitness. Information about injury prevention and tools to maintain their physical readiness in support of their dance training will be taught throughout the course.

Modern - Classes focus on developing core dance principles, such as balance and coordination, while exploring diverse movement concepts. The curriculum includes spinal articulation, floorwork, movement dynamics, use of weight, and complex rhythms, building students who are adaptable to the contemporary landscape.

Sevillanas, Braceo, and Marcajes - Students will learn various coplas of the Spanish folk dance, Sevillanas, including its history and festive tradition of Feria de Sevilla. This class will give students the opportunity to focus on strengthening the execution and precision of their marcaje and braceo technique for Spanish Dance.

Footwork and Castanets for Spanish Dance - Spanish dance forms have been the backbone of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance since its founding in the early 1970s. This class will give students the opportunity to focus on strengthening the execution and precision of their footwork & castanets technique for Spanish Dance.

Ballet and Pre-Pointe/Pointe - Students are introduced to a ballet curriculum that enables them to develop a holistic understanding of technical skills in a disciplined yet nurturing environment. Our ballet program emphasizes plasticity and virtuosity to create proficient and powerful dancers. Students will develop their pointe technique through strengthening and conditioning exercises specifically for pointe work. The class can be taken in both flat ballet shoes and pointe shoes, and will focus on developing the students' knowledge and execution of pre-pointe/pointe fundamentals.

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Dress Code

For non-binary students or parents/guardians of non-binary students, please select the dress code that is right for you from the options listed below, or contact the School of Dance for additional support. For dancewear retailers, click here.

Ladies

  • Base (All Classes)
    • Any style, any color leotard
    • Hair secured neatly away from face; no loose hair
    • Optional Warm-Ups: If the studio is cold, black fitted warm-ups or BH branded items and sweatpants are permitted for the first 10-minutes of class.
  • Ballet & Pre-Pointe/Pointe
    • Flesh tone transition tights
    • Flesh tone ballet and pointe shoes (pointe shoes are ONLY permitted for students with prior pointe experience)
    • Any color wrap skirt or Corps Dancewear Milliskin Pull-On or Chiffon Pull-On Circle Skirt (optional)
  • Spanish Dance
    • Black flamenco/character ankle length skirt
    • Any color flamenco shoes (black character shoes permissable)
    • Castanets
  • Modern and Stretch & Conditioning
    • Black or flesh toned convertible tights (black transition tights worn over leotard)
    • Bare feet
    • Recommended Items: yoga mat, stretch bands, and knee pads

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Gentlemen

  • Base (All Classes)
    • Any color fitted t-shirt or tank
    • Dance belt (quilted recommended)
    • Hair secured neatly away from face; no loose hair
    • Optional Warmups: If the studio is cold, black fitted warm-ups or BH branded items or sweatpants are permitted for the first 10-minutes of class
  • Ballet & Pre-Pointe/Pointe
    • Black men's tights
    • Black or white socks
    • Black or white ballet shoes (must match color of socks)
  • Spanish Dance
    • Black jazz pants
    • Any color flamenco boots or hard-soled shoes
    • Castanets
  • Modern and Stretch & Conditioning
    • Black jazz pants or solid-black leggings
    • Bare feet
    • Recommended Items: yoga mat, stretch bands, and knee pads

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TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

For more tuition details, please visit Mindbody. Financial support is available for our ELEVATE! families. To learn more about Financial Aid, visit this page.

Ballet Hispánico is an accredited institutional member of the:

National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Ste. 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248 | (703) 437-0700

Questions?/¿Preguntas?

Contact the School of Dance Office at school@ballethispanico.org

ELEVATE! (Ages 7-18)


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