Summer Ballet Camp Gets Intense

Posted On 05/31/2012 02:06:47 by WorldBalletInc

Summer Ballet Camp Gets Intense!

by Henry Hernandez, World Ballet


Scene from Last Week's Camp at World Ballet


When you think of ballet, you think of grace and beauty - you don't think of sweat and athleticism and hours of practice. You think of the final product but not the discipline that goes into perfecting that grace.


Summer is a great time to focus on ballet because there is no distractions from school or peers. Whether you are a novice or advanced, a Summer Intensive will get you off on the right footing.


And it sure beats a summer of gossip, texting, Facebook and TV Shows...   


Rehearsing for the Nutcracker's Mother Goose Scene during the first session of Nutcracker Camp. It's not too late to get into Session 2.


World Ballet's Nutcracker Summer Camp

A Nutcracker themed dance camp for children ages 5 to 11 years old.

The 2nd Session is about to start and runs through June 23.


This camp will bring the students to the world of the Sugar Plum Fairy. They will learn The Nutcracker story and practice telling the story through pantomime performance as well as adapted versions of the Chocolate Spanish dance, the Marzipan dance, the Waltz of the Flowers and adapted variation of the Sugar Plum Fairy.



The dancers will prepare their own “yummy” props to dance with. They will create a colorful background for their “stage” and work on their own costume designs.


Summer Dance Intensive

Level D Ages 11 and up - June 18-June 23
Level E Ages 14 and up -

Session I: June 25-July 14

Session II: July 2-July 14


This photo is from the Level C Intensive Session last week at World Ballet. There are still 3 more sessions for the serious dancer.


This program offers serious dance students a concentrated educational opportunity which focuses on classical ballet training, while also offering other dance forms to help create versatile dancers in today’s contemporary dance culture.


The 3-week intense and comprehensive program is for students who have attained an intermediate to advanced level of ballet technique. The program consists of daily classes in ballet technique, pointe, variations and style classes taught by World Ballet faculty and guest master teachers. Style classes vary daily and may include jazz, modern, hip-hop, stretch and conditioning and more.



The camp will end with a performance for family and friends. Come and applaud your dancer’s achievements. Bring your camera!







World Ballet is located at 2518 Cathay Ct right here in Tallahassee. (off Centerville Rd)



They offer dance classes for all ages in Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Jazz, Stretch, Modern and Creative Movement.


World Ballet Company puts on two major performances each year: The Nutcracker: A Diversity Celebration and World of Rock.


They are also the only school where you an learn Hip Hop Dance by member of the FAMU Strikers!


Call them at 850.553.3315 or visit their website at


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