STANTON WELCH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EAPING TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH H OUSTON B ALLET Academy Director Shelly Power Houston Ballet Academy Summer Intensive Q une uly Participation in a summer intensive pr

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STANTON WELCH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EAPING TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH H OUSTON B ALLET Academy Director Shelly Power Houston Ballet Academy 2014 Summer Intensive Q une 16 uly 25, 2014
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Participation in a summer intensive program is an important investment in a student’s future. Since its founding in 1955, Houston Ballet Academy has been providing the highest quality ballet training to aspiring dancers. Students are immersed in dance for three to six weeks and obtain invaluable training that will enrich and complement their previous dance education. Our program provides an opportunity to train in a professional environment, learning from world-class teachers and Houston Ballet company members. World Class Facilities Come experience Houston Ballet’s six-story Center for Dance, the largest professional dance facility in the United States. Designed with sustainable features, it boasts nine dance studios and a dance laboratory that seats 175 for presentations, all in the heart of downtown Houston’s theater district. Innovative and Challenging Summer Curriculum During the summer, students spend six days per week for 6 to 8 hours a day focusing on their ballet technique, learning classical variations and repertory, and taking supplementary classes such as modern, jazz, character, musical theater, and social dance. Not only will our students enjoy a rigorous dance schedule, their summer study will also be enhanced by courses in nutrition, pilates, and weight training. Level 8 students will also take a class in career studies, exploring other dance elements. Courses may include health and physical therapy, wardrobe, costume and stage design, as well as an overview of arts administration. The summer will finish with observation classes and performances showcasing the talent, artistry, and development of our participants. Furthermore, through a fifteen-year collaboration with the American Festival for the Arts, Level 8 students will also have the opportunity to work closely with young composers in producing and choreographing an original work. This “world-premiere” is an invaluable experience offering students the chance to explore the techniques and challenges of creating, rehearsing and performing short pieces of original choreography. Top-notch Instruction Classes are taught by world-renowned instructors, including current and former Houston Ballet company dancers: Stanton Welch, Artistic Director Shelly Power, Academy Director Steven Woodgate, Ballet Master Louise Lester, Ballet Mistress Meelis Pakri, Ballet Master Claudio Muoz, Houston Ballet II Ballet Master Sabrina Lenzi, Upper School Principal, Houston Ballet II Ballet Mistress Cheryne Busch, Middle School Principal Priscilla Nathan-Murphy, Lower School Principal Lauren Anderson, Instructor Barbara Bears, Instructor Susan Bryant, Instructor Sally Rojas-Herrera, Instructor Andrew Murphy, Instructor Elizabeth Everitt, Instructor James Payne, Instructor Additional Houston Ballet Artists Student Life Our summer intensive gives students a preview for Houston living and what life is like with the Houston Ballet family. Join us for summer and learn more about student life and what Houston Ballet has to offer. STANTON WELCH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Join us for our 2014 Summer Intensive, as we continue our strong tradition of superb training and educational programming. What makes Houston Ballet’s Summer Intensive Program different from other summer programs?
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Program Details AUDITION AND REGISTRATION PROCESS All students must audition for acceptance into our Summer Intensive Program. Audition Tour dates and locations are found on our website at www.houstonballet.org. Audition results are emailed within two weeks of the audition. Upon acceptance, the student’s spot is guaranteed for two weeks after email notification. After two weeks, the space will no longer be guaranteed and registration will be done on a first come, first serve basis. If students have a conflict with a deadline from another school, they should contact the Academy Student Services Coordinator at mlebeau@houstonballet.org . 3 OR 6 WEE K OPTION F OR L ELS 1-5: We offer students in Levels 1-5 the option of attending one of two 3 week options or attending the full 6 week program. Program dates are: 6-Week Option: June 16 – July 25, 2014 3-Week Session 1: June 16 – July 5, 2014 3-Week Session 2: July 7 – July 25, 2014 Accepted students will have the option to note their desired dates during the registration process. Note students placed in levels 6-8 are only eligible for the six-week session. S MM ER H OUSING University of St. Thomas Chaperoned Dormitory Students in levels 5-8 at least 12 years of age may reside in chaperoned dormitories at the University of St. Thomas (UST), Guinan Hall. With high-tech security, courtyards, high-speed internet access, and a cafeteria, UST is an ideal dormitory for summer students. A team of well- trained chaperones provide 24-hour supervision and transportation to and from the Academy. The dormitory housing fee is $2,970 for 6 weeks (plus $100 refundable deposit), which includes swimming pool privileges and breakfast and dinner daily in the UST cafeteria with innovative menus designed for dancers. This fresh approach to dormitory dining will provide full synthesis between what the students are learning in their nutrition classes and the choices they make in the dining hall. For more information, please visit www.stthom.edu Home Stay Students have the option of living with a home-stay family. Costs are approximately $850 per month. Please visit www.homestayhouston.com for more information. Non-Chaperoned living There are many loft apartments in close proximity to the Center for Dance. Average rent is approximately $2,000 a month. There are also many apartments in the nearby River Oaks area. The Center for Dance is easily accessible by bus. Average rent ranges from $600 a month for shared living to $800 for single living. The Academy may provide assistance to students in finding a homestay, apartment, and/or roommate(s) but cannot guarantee placement. P YM ENTS Payments can be made in 4 installments, with a minimum of 25% due at the time of registration. Please note that all tuition and housing fees must be paid off by June 1, 2014. All payments are non-refundable. Students who withdraw before the start of the program will forfeit all payments made to Houston Ballet. Houston Ballet Academy Quick Facts 98% of 2011-2012 Houston Ballet II members graduated with professional jobs Companies include Sarasota Ballet, Pittsburg Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater Orlando Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Vienna State Ballet, and Houston Ballet. REGISTRATION AND HOUSING Registration Fee $35 Applicable to all students International Visa Processing Fee $135 When applicable, includes registration fee International SEVIS Fee $235 When applicable, government visa registration fee Dormitory Housing $2,970 For 6 week students, includes two meals daily Refundable Dorm Deposit $100 Securities deposit SUPPLE ENTAL OPTIONS AND ACTI ITIES Airport Transportation $45 $30 Round trip transportation One-way transportation Lunch Option Pricing to be announced at a later date Pricing subject to change TUITION B LE EL AND PROGRA DURATION Level 1 $ 405 $ 810 Three weeks Six weeks Level 2 $ 570 $ 1,140 Three weeks Six weeks Level 3 $ 660 $ 1,320 Three weeks Six weeks Level 4 $ 780 $ 1,560 Three weeks Six weeks Level 5 $ 1,100 $ 2,100 Three weeks Six weeks Level 6-8 $ 2,100 Six weeks
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FOR AN ADDITIONAL COST Pre-paid lunches from local caterers delivered to the Academy Monday–Friday are available. (Students may also purchase lunches on their own from delis or restaurants located within walking distance from the Center for Dance.) Students can also opt to participate in activities such as trips to NASA, the Museum District, Galleria Mall, Astros Baseball Game, Main Event, SplashTown Water Park, and other Houston attractions. S CHOLARSHIPS AND P YM ENTS Houston Ballet Artistic Staff awards a limited number of merit scholarships for the summer program. Students are considered during the audition process. If offered, these scholarships are announced at the time of the student’s acceptance. Financial aid applications are available for students in need. Students may apply by contacting the academy and requesting a financial aid application after acceptance to the summer program. Note there is a $34 fee for applying. Summer Program Performances Six-week program students in levels 5-8 will perform July 24-July 25 at the Margaret Alkek Williams Dance Lab at Houston Ballet Center for Dance . Details will be communicated to parents throughout the summer program. Level 5 first session students will have a short showing after observation on Saturday July , and second session students will have the chance to participate in the end of program showcase. Three-week program students in Levels 1-4 will have observation classes on their last day of class. About The 2014-2015 Year-Round Program A UDITION A special audition will be held for summer students interested in applying for our year- round program. This audition takes place in early July; details will be disseminated to registered students before the start of the program. The 2014-2015 program will start August 25, 2014 . YEAR -R OUND H OUSING Housing options for the year-round program are the same as the summer program, with the exception of the University of St. Thomas housing. A limited number of spaces are available upon invitation at the Center for Dance dormitories. YEAR -R OUND P ROGRA M T UITION Full-Time Level 7: $4,500; Full-Time Level 8: $5,000 (2013-2014 tuition price) HBII: Students are eligible for a full tuition scholarship. Additional expenses should be expected for housing, food, transportation, dance wear, incidentals and/or medical supplies. Please note, once accepted, all upper level year-round students are required to provide two letters of recommendation supporting artistic character and maturity before enrolling. Financial aid applications are available for students in need. Students may apply by contacting the academy and requesting a financial aid application upon acceptance to the year-round program. Note there is a $34 fee for applying. A CADE IC E DUCATION All students under the age of 18 are required to be enrolled in an educational program toward completion of their high school diploma. Houston Ballet Academy does not provide a certified academic program, however tutors, teachers, and a guidance counselor are available to assist students with achieving a high school diploma through the many online and correspondence programs available. Appropriate fees will apply. For more information please contact the Academy Student Services Coordinator at mlebeau@ houstonballet.org . I LLNESS AND I UR The Academy has a team of physicians that are available to students on short notice. On-site clinics are often held at Houston Ballet. Company athletic trainers also work closely with students to assist in all injury assessments. YEAR R OUND P ER OR ANCES Students in Levels 1–HBII will participate in a spring performance each year. In addition, level 7, 8 and HBII students have several performance opportunities throughout the year including many Houston Ballet professional productions. C AREER P LANNING Houston Ballet Academy offers career planning assistance to Level 7, 8 and HBII students. Dancers are provided with up-to-date information on company hires, assistance in audition appointments, rsum/curriculum vitae preparation, guidance on professional audition photos, and counseling on alternative dance careers and college programs. Thank you for your interest and good luck with your audition. See you this summer! wanted to let you know that Molly had a fantastic experience this summer at the Houston Ballet Summer Intensive. She loved her teachers, her classes, the other girls, the live pianists [in her classes], Houston, etc. She felt she got a great deal of attention and support as a dancer. I could go on with lots of details but clearly she was in the right level at a superb program and thrived. I was very impressed when I visited with the magnificent dance facility, the teachers and other students. The housing program you are affiliated with did a great job keeping the girls safe, comforted and entertained. Sue Cooper OTHER O MOLLY COOPER - SUMMER L EVEL 5 houstonballet.org Track us for updates and to get involved! For more information, call Houston Ballet Academy at 713.535.3210, email at hbacademy@houstonballet.org, or visit us online CO ER: Houston Ballet II Students Michael Ryan and Tyler Nicole Donatelli INSIDE LE T: Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance INSIDE RIGHT: Houston Ballet II Student Tyler Nicole Donatelli ABO E: Houston Ballet II Student Michael Ryan HOTO S: Cameron Durham

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