Pre-Professional Intermediate/Advanced WorkshopPre-Professional Intermediate/Advanced Workshop

(ECB Levels 5-7+ or call for placement)

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Program Description

Intermediate and advanced dancers are invited to train with Artistic Director Gloria Govrin, Director of Children's Programming Damara Bennett, and Associate Director Krystin Dixon in this course designed to develop technique, strength, and artistry. Classes including Ballet, Pointe and Variations will help motivated students advance with confidence.

2018 Schedule

Workshop Weeks (Levels 5, 6A, 6B, 7, 7+)

9am to 12pm each day

  • Week 1: July 16-20, 2018
  • Week 2: July 23-27, 2018

Bonus Week (Levels 6B, 7, 7+)

9am to 11:30am each day

  • July 9-13, 2018

ECB Students: Summer Requirements

  • • Dancers in Levels 6A, 6B, 7 must attend the four company required weeks ECB's Summer Intensive Program at their appropriate level, attending all classes for that level. This includes the two workshop weeks and two Intensive weeks (see Intensive information below).
  • • Level 7+ dancers must attend all 4 weeks plus the Bonus Week.
  • • Please note that the Bonus Week may not be swapped out to replace any other ECB summer requirement.
  • • Those who wish to attend outside Summer Intensives must have approval, and the Intensive must include at least four weeks of study.

Class Uniform

  • • ECB school uniform for level or solid color leotard
  • • Pink Tights
  • • Pink leather split sole ballet slippers

Tuition Rates & Policies: Workshop Weeks (Levels 5, 6A, 6B, 7, 7+)

  • •$30 Registration Fee for students new to ECB (one fee per family) +  Program Fee: $175 per week
  • •10% Sibling discount applies
  • •Register by April 15th and receive $15 off

Tuition Rates & Policies: Bonus Week (Levels 6B, 7, 7+)

  • $30 Registration Fee for students new to ECB (one fee per family) +  Program Fee: $150 per week
  • 10% Sibling discount applies

Faculty

  • •Gloria Govrin
  • •Damara Bennett
  • •Krystin Dixon

In Balanchine’s Footsteps: Summer Intensive

Summer Workshops Eastern Connecticut Ballet

(ECB Levels 5-7+or call for placement)

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Program Description

Many of today's best ballet dancers - those with versatility, exquisite control, and musicality - are following in the footsteps of the legendary George Balanchine. In the mid-20th century, the choreographer revolutionized classical ballet, and his legacy lives on in the world’s major companies and training schools. Our Artistic Director Gloria Govrin provides the creative vision for our program. There’s no better way for a young dancer to learn than from master teachers who were either students of “Mr. B” or members of companies that embraced his choreography. Under the guidance of these exceptional artists and teachers, students will discover their own artistic styles while becoming part of a living legacy.

Intensive Highlight: Broadway Styles

American musical stage professional Mary Ann Lamb will introduce the high energy of Broadway dance theater through technique and repertory classes.

 2018 Faculty Intensive faculty includes:

Sara Mearns

Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet. Recipient of Mae L. Wein Award, School of American Ballet. Alastair Macaulay of the New York Times has called Ms. Mearns “the great American ballerina of our era”. To learn more about Sara, visit https://www.nycballet.com/Dancers/Dancers-Bios/Sara-Mearns.aspx or www.saramearns.com.

Gloria Govrin

ECB Artistic Director and Former Soloist, New York City Ballet. Ms. Govrin is considered one of the leading masters of the Balanchine Technique.  Mr. Balanchine created many major roles for Ms. Govrin; today she excels as both a master teacher and choreographer.

Damara Bennett

ECB Director of Children’s Program and former dancer with San Francisco Ballet.  Ms. Bennett served as the director of Oregon Ballet Theatre from 2003-2013. Former instructor at San Francisco Ballet School and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

Martha Chamberlain

Former principal dancer with Pennyslvania Ballet and faculty at the University of the Arts.  Ms. Chamberlain danced with Pennsylvania Ballet for 21 years performing in many Balanchine works throughout her career. Also a costume designer, Ms. Chamberlain is currently the wardrobe supervisor in the costume shop for the School of Dance at UArts.

Amy Aldridge

Former Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet and Instructor, School of Pennsylvania Ballet. Known for her dynamic and expressive roles in all the major Balanchine ballets, she was a principal with the company for 16 years and currently teaches at the University of the Arts.

Mary Ann Lamb

Ms. Lamb’s credits include Seussical, Contact, Fosse, Chicago, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Goodbye Girl and numerous other musicals. Screen credits include the film Chicago.

Jessica Walker
Ms. Walker's credits include Movin' Out, Wicked and numerous other musicals. Screen credits include Smash.

2018 Schedule

9am to 4pm

  • • Week 1: July 30-August 3, 2018
  • • Week 2: August 6-10, 2018

ECB Students: Summer Requirements

  • • Dancers in Levels 6A, 6B, 7 must attend the four company required weeks ECB's Summer Intensive Program at their appropriate level, attending all classes for that level. This includes the two workshop weeks and two Intensive weeks (see Intensive information below).
  • • Level 7+ dancers must attend all 4 weeks plus the Bonus Week.
  • • Please note that the Bonus Week may not be swapped out to replace any other ECB summer requirement.
  • • Those who wish to attend outside Summer Intensives must have approval, and the Intensive must include at least four weeks of study.

Class Uniform

  • • ECB school uniform for level or solid color leotard
  • • Pink tights
  • • Pink leather split sole ballet slippers

Tuition Rates & Policies

  • •$30 Registration Fee for students new to ECB (one fee per family) +  Program Fee: $390 per week
  • •10% Sibling discount applies
  • •Register by April 15th and receive $15 off