Academy

Summer Intensive

Registration for Summer Intensive is now open.

Summer Intensives — Levels 3A – 6 

June 3-7; June 10-14; and June 17-21
9:00am – 4:30pm
Tuition:  $425 per week

Three separate weeks of programming featuring a different guest instructor each week. Instruction in ballet technique, pointe, contemporary, modern, character, yoga and more! We have extended the day until 4:30 in order to add a choreographer’s workshop. Students will choreograph pieces on their peers and other students. These pieces and other works from the Intensives will be performed at our Ballet Under the Stars performance on June 22nd at the Glen Oak Amphitheater. This is a free performance open to the public!

Summer Youth Intensive — Levels 2/2A/3

June 3-7; June 10-14; and June 17-21
9:00  -9:45am:  Yoga/Pilates/Stretch & Strength
10am – 1:45pm:  Core instruction
1:45 – 4:30pm:    Additional instruction & Choreographer’s Workshop

Tuition Rates
Full Day:      $330 per week
Yoga/Pilates/Stretch: $40 per week
Core Instruction: $220 per week
Additional instruction & Choreographer’s Workshop: $70 per week

We have restructured the Youth Intensive to better accommodate student’s schedules and training goals. We encourage students to attend the full-day program, however younger dancers may choose to only attend the core instruction part of the day. We recommend students attend the warm-up class from 9-9:45am. For the maximum benefit, students should attend the full week (daily rates are available). Classes will include some instruction from our featured guest instructor for that week as well as Artistic Director, Jorge Laico, and Summer Guest Faculty member Melissa Becraft. Instruction will include ballet, pre-pointe/pointe, plus other dance styles according to the guest instructor’s specialty. Note: This intensive requires a minimum enrollment of 5 students.

GUEST MASTER TEACHERS:
Week #1 – Victoria Jaiani
Principal dancer at The Joffrey Ballet & Sugar Plum Fairy Guest Artist for Peoria Ballet’s The Nutcracker 2018.

Week #2 – Ian Thatcher
A graduate of The National Ballet School of Canada, and danced professionally with San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Ballet de Monte Carlo. We are thrilled to welcome Ian back for his 3rd year!

Week #3 – Mia Li
A graduate of The Boston Conservatory where she performed works by many masters including Martha Graham & Jose Limon.  She has danced professionally with Ballet Hispanico & currently performs with The Metropolitan Opera.

Summer Guest Faculty – Melissa Becraft
A graduate of Peoria Ballet Academy and Dunlap High School as valedictorian. Melissa studied at Houston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Indiana University, Atlanta Ballet, and Nashville Ballet; and has danced professionally at Atlanta Ballet 2, Fort Wayne Ballet, and Ballet Evolution. We are excited to welcome Melissa back for her 2nd year!

See detailed bios here

Tuition: $175

Instructor: Julia Fegley
Ms. Fegley has experience as an elementary school teacher, as well as teaching dance within schools, and has written a dance curriculum for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching and Learning from Regis University, a BA in Dance from the University of Iowa, and a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa.

Summer Session

June 3rd – July 25th
Classes for ages 3 – adult — ballet – tap – jazz – modern.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.
Adult ballet also Monday & Thursday mornings.

Not able to attend the entire summer? No problem! Tell us which classes you will attend and we will pro-rate your tuition. Only pay for the classes you attend.

Click here for the  Class Schedule

Call or email to sign up. Complete your registration over the phone or in person at the studio. If you have questions or want a class that is not listed, also please contact us at 309-690-7990 or info@peoriaballet.com