Ballet BC 44 Summer Intensive 2024

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Ballet BC is thrilled to announce the return of 44 Summer Intensive in 2024, located at the company’s newly renovated facility on Vancouver’s Granville Island!

Due to an overwhelming response to our 2024 44 Summer Intensive audition notice, we’re thrilled to announce we are extending our dates and offering two intensives in Vancouver this summer!

The dates for Ballet BC’s 44 Summer Intensives are now as follows:

Session 1: July 8-20, 2024 (new added dates!)

Session 2: July 22-Aug 3, 2024

The program offers pre-professional and professional dancers aged 15 and up the opportunity to further develop their skills and artistry through a two-week, all-day curriculum. Dancers will gain invaluable experience in technique, company repertoire, and the creative process, supporting the caliber and versatility required for a professional contemporary dance company. Participants can expect two weeks of learning and growth as they experience what it is like to work at Ballet BC; a creative hotbed of dance in the Pacific Northwest.

In our spacious light-filled studios, dancers will share an inspiring environment while learning from and collaborating with our outstanding company artists, artistic staff including Artistic Director Medhi Walerski, and invited guests. 

 

WHO IS 44 FOR? 

44 is for anyone interested in experiencing life as a dancer at Ballet BC. We ask that applicants be 15 years or older, and be training professionally. If you are already working professionally we are interested in hearing from you too!

 

44 DAILY LIFE

Each day will start with a morning technique class taught by a Ballet BC artistic team member, ensuring participants are warm and ready for the day that awaits. After a short break, participants will work on two pieces from the company’s repertoire, taught and coached by dancers of the company. These pieces will be worked on for the duration of the intensive, giving participants the opportunity to immerse themselves fully in the unique choreographic languages and style of the works. After a lunch break and the opportunity to eat, rest, and discover some of Granville Island’s offerings, the afternoon will be spent within the creative process itself as participants dive into a new creation, giving them the opportunity to further develop their artistry and build connections with the choreographers themselves. 

Throughout the program, there will be activities planned so participants get to know one another outside of a studio setting while also getting to know the city of Vancouver. The intensive will culminate with a studio showing for invited guests, followed by a farewell party.

 

ADMISSION

In order to be considered for Ballet BC 44 SI, we ask that you submit a video. The video should contain the following;

  1. Ballet class (4-5 minutes): adage, pirouettes, petit allegro, grand allegro
  2. Contemporary solo of artist’s choice
  3. Improvisation

Auditions for Ballet BC 44 SI 2024 are now closed. Register below to receive a notification when auditions for the 2025 cohort are announced.

REGISTER

 

VENUE

Ballet BC’s beautiful 18,000 sq ft home on Vancouver’s Granville Island, the city’s premier arts and culture community located on the water at False Creek in the heart of the city.

 

COST

$1800 CDN plus GST per student for the full two-week program.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Ballet BC 44 SI participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation while in Vancouver. 

 

FACULTY

Ballet BC 44 SI faculty will be announced in Spring 2024.

 

DATES + SCHEDULE

Session 1: July 8-20, 2024 (new added dates!)

Session 2: July 22-Aug 3, 2024

Classes start at 9:30am and the day ends at 6:00pm. A detailed schedule will be made available in the spring!

 

COVID-19

Your health and safety is of the utmost importance to Ballet BC. There are currently no COVID-19 related health restrictions in place in British Columbia. Should the current situation change, we will be following all provincial guidelines to ensure the safety of participants and prevent the spread of disease.  

 

Questions? For more information about Ballet BC’s 44 Summer Intensive, please contact summerintensive@balletbc.com.