2013 School of Ballet: June 23– July
Auditions for the 2013 School of Ballet are completed.
Thank you to all who auditioned!
The School of Ballet will run from
June 23- July 20, 2013 in Saratoga Springs, NY
Combining an artistic staff of some of the world's greatest dancers with a glorious setting, the New York State Summer School of Ballet offers 60 of New York State's most gifted young dancers an unforgettable dance experience, and your talent could ensure that you will be one of them next summer.
The school operates during the month of July, when the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the New York City Ballet (NYCB), and other prominent ballet companies make Saratoga Springs a dance paradise. Under the direction of internationally acclaimed NYCB Principal Dancers Jenifer Ringer and Daniel Ulbricht, you will work every day with members of the NYCB and other prominent ballet companies and will attend performances at the beautiful Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The School of Ballet provides not only intensive, professional ballet training for you, but also presents informative lectures on dance and the opportunity to work with some of the greatest dancers in the world.
In addition to the permanent staff, guest artists from NYCB and other visiting companies teach classes as a regular part of the program. Students receive intensive instruction in ballet, pointe, character, jazz, variations, and pas de deux. In addition, a physical therapy program focuses on the needs of developing dancers.
Above: NYSSSA Alumni and NYCB Principal Dancer Amar Ramasar is a frequent Guest Artist with the School of Ballet.
Each audition will consist of a 20-minute to one hour period of classroom work. Please bring leotards, tights, and ballet slippers to the audition. Girls should also bring pointe shoes. Adjudicators will evaluate and rate your performance on the basis of their observations during the audition session.
Tuition and Financial Aid
The School of Ballet will hold its annual four-week program from June 23 through July 20, 2013. Total cost of tuition, room, and board will be $2,100.
NYSSSA's summer programs are open to all New York State students enrolled in any public or private school who qualify through the audition process. Tuition, room, and board costs should not discourage any talented young artist from auditioning.
We want any talented young artist who is accepted through our audition process, regardless of his or her ability to pay for the summer program, to be able to attend, so tuition assistance is available. Tuition assistance forms are mailed to students after the audition process. NYSSSA awards financial assistance based upon individual need.
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