The performance will take place at the Oshman Family JCC--Albert Schultz Cultural Hall at 3921 Fabian Way Palo Alto, California. A unique opportunity to experience the growth of students in the various dance disciplines learned throughout the Summer Intensive Program.
Bayer Ballet Academy's Professional Summer Intensive instructors teach many technical and artistic details that prepare students to be dancers, not just sportsmen. We are inviting serious students to our Summer Intensive. It takes a lot of work to be beautiful, strong and natural in dance, but it also provides an immense pleasure and happiness. If you are serious about dancing and want to perfect your technique, come join us this July-August.
If your child is serious about ballet, you need an intensive program with a strong faculty, extraordinary attention to detail and a rigorous focus on the development of your child. The Bayer Ballet Academy's™ (BBA™) Summer Intensive is the right option for you. Our highly qualified instructors will be joined again this summer by internationally renowned teachers. This exclusive summer program is designed for students aged 8 to 18 who successfully complete an audition.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM How do dancers prepare their bodies so that their arms seem to float and the music seem to be drawn through their movement? How is a group of dancers transformed into a "corps" that seems to transmit story and sound as if by drawing a breath? What magic creates a gossamer curve of the arms and transforms complex physical movement into expressions of sheer grace and nobility? BBA's™ summer program will immerse the student in the magic of classical dance in the renowned Russian style, sharing secrets, telling stories, attending to the almost imperceptible details that lend grace, nobility and artistry to the athleticism of dance. Rigorous focus on posture and balance development, stretching, strength, movement coordination, stable turns and high jumps and musicality are ingredients in the transforming elixir. Immersion in the attention of instructors seasoned in the Vaganova traditions begins to reveal the secrets. Along with the classical repertoire, we will feature character dance, and pilates for ballet. Five levels will be offered and all students must attend the full 4 week program (see fees and schedule below).
FACULTY Our faculty is again honored to be joined this summer by internationally renowned teachers from around the world including Ivan Goliandin, graduate of the Moscow State Academy of Choreography at Bolshoi Ballet Academy. The overall pedagogy is supervised by Dean of the Academy, Inna Bayer—a seasoned professional ballet mistress whose extensive teaching experience is also international, including Russia, Ukraine, Israel, and the USA. In addition, the courses will be conducted by other faculty of BBA™.
Bayer Ballet Academy™ would like to invite you to join us this summer by attending our Summer Dance Camp program. This program has been specifically designed for our younger students. We will have both indoor and outdoor activities created to stimulate both the body and mind. This camp is intended to give children the chance to experience a variety of dance disciplines.
Our program will provide multicultural enrichment as the children learn about the various cultures through dance. A typical full day camp will include instruction in Pre-Ballet/Ballet, Character Dance, Hula, Gymnastics, Choreography and crafts.
We are looking forward to a fun-filled summer and hope you will be a part of it.
PRE-BALLET Lessons that are fun and help to develop rhythm (musicality), coordination, attention, flexibility, agility and posture. Pre-ballet also helps develop the habits of learning and repeating movements with increasing complexity.
CHARACTER DANCE Promoting coordination and rhythm, this lively traditional folk dance provides an introduction to the movements and rhythm of folkloric dances.
GYMNASTICS Helps strengthen and improve joint flexibility. Children will be given instruction in basic tumbling, cartwheels, bridges, and splits.
HULA While wearing the authentic Hula Pa’u skirt, the children will be taught the basics of Hula, the graceful movements and beautiful songs of Hawaii.
REPERTOIRE The students will learn choreography for a dance to be performed during the last class of the program (Choreography will contain elements or dances that will be performed in the Winter Fairy Tale).