International Ballet Intensive Hosted Again By California DanceArts

Los Angeles Dance School To Host Intensives For Experienced And Youth Dancers

LOS ANGELES, CA: California DanceArts, (http://www.caldancearts.com) will be holding auditions for its Los Angeles International Ballet Intensive and its Youth Ballet Intensive on April 14th for the 2012 Intensives. Auditions will be held at the main studio in La Canada, located in the midst of Los Angeles. The intensive will take place in July, running from the 9th to the 28th, and attending students will get the chance to literally go global, by taking advantage of opportunities to attend foreign dance programs through the Global Ballet Workshops. Limited attendance only.

The advanced curriculum of the Los Angeles International Ballet Intensive has brought it much acclaim, including from such organizations as the Ostrava Ballet in Prague. It has also garnered an international teaching faculty with instructors hailing from such companies as the Laine Theatre Arts in England, the New York City Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet. The curriculum will include classical ballet, contemporary, pointe, special conditioning and placement classes and even aerial ballet, culminating in a performance by the students. In addition to the above international faculty, dancers will, of course, receive instruction from California DanceArts founder and artistic director, Ms. Erin Holt.

A Youth Ballet Intensive will be hosted as well in the Los Angeles studio of California DanceArts. Students at an intermediate level (the approximate age group is 9-12) will be able to hone their skills in such traditional fields as classical ballet, pointe preparation, and conditioning, but also in more varied themes such as modern, jazz, improve, and aerial. Unique in the program is a Choreography Workshop where young dancers can begin to learn to not follow choreography but create it themselves.

Ms. Holt stated: “As we draw closer to the beginning of our Intensives, we are very much looking forward to the opportunity to present dance in its most aesthetic form this summer. We believe that dancers need to stay in top condition the year round and nowhere is that more important than when young dancers are nearing a professional state. We hope to provide diverse new experiences to these dancers while bringing their skills in dance to entirely new levels.”

Since 1987, California DanceArts has been dedicated to the purpose of grooming and nurturing the talents of beginning to serious career dance students. Its current location in beautiful La Canada is among several schools and recreational facilities. More information on California DanceArts 2010 summer dance workshops can be seen at http://www.danceallsummerworkshops.com. The school’s blog can be seen at http://caldancearts.typepad.com. For more information about California DanceArts and the programs offered by the school, call 818-790-7924, or visit the school online at http://www.caldancearts.com.