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In August 2015 Ballet Heritage proudly presented its inaugural Summer Academy in the illustrious home of classical ballet, St. Petersburg, Russia.  Students arrived both nervous and excited at what lay ahead.  The opportunity to be taught by some of the most illustrious ballet stars the world has ever seen made it hard for them to relax, but they need not have worried, as all of Ballet Heritage's teachers are used to excited students, which they quickly put at their ease.  The atmosphere is always friendly, but there is an expectation which has to be fulfilled and that is that the students work hard, taking every piece of knowledge and skill home with them at the end of the Summer Academy.  The inaugural students did not let us, or themselves, down.  They worked hard, they listened, they asked questions, they gave a lot of respect to their teachers and in return their teachers gave their all.   They were delighted with their students and praised them or making the most of their time with Ballet Heritage.  

We promised the Summer Academy would be an annual event, featuring an intensive training programme for students from the age of 12, who currently attend ballet schools and we are delighted to now be organizing our fifth Summer Academy.

Many of our teachers will return again, plus a few new faces will join us.  We hope that we will be able to say the same about the student dancers and student teachers, we hope to see familiar faces whilst welcoming new ones too.  

Once again a cultural programme will be included alongside the ballet programme, introducing participants to the cultural life and sights of St. Petersburg, with further optional events available.  We are also offering the 'teach the teachers' programme.

The teachers who will be providing these classes are all teachers who have received their teaching diplomas as teachers at the Academy of Russian Ballet named after A.Y. Vaganova. They will be providing a three-week intensive course where current teachers of classical ballet from outside Russia will have an opportunity to be introduced to the Vaganova system of teaching, or will build on the knowledge they already have. All participants will receive a certificate showing they have undertaken a course on the Vaganova method.

By popular demand In the summer of 2019 we will offer one session of the programme, which will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia. The dates of session are from 22 of July till 10 of August. To participate in the dancers’ programme students must be at least 12 years old and for the teachers’ programme, at least 18 years old. Programmes for both ballet students and ballet teachers will run side by side and will take place six days per week. The format for the programme will be that classes will commence after breakfast, will break for lunch and continue with 1-2 classes after lunch.

Following this, the inclusive cultural programme will take place in the afternoons and the evenings will be at leisure for students and teachers to pursue their own programmes. However, further optional excursions to the theatre, museums, etc., will be available via Ballet Heritage.

Students must obtain full medical insurance and travel insurance for any unexpected medical needs to cover must obtain full medical insurance to cover the time of their stay in Russia, at their own expense. A proof of travel insurance is required and must be send before arrival to admin@balletheritage.com. Supporting materials to assist with visa applications will be supplied by Ballet Heritage.

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2019 Summer Academy Schedule

What is included in your package?

There will be a number of visits included in the Summer Academy package. It is envisaged that these will include the Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, Peterhof, Pushkin and river & channels boat as well as a sightseeing tour round St. Petersburg. However, Ballet Heritage reserves the right to exclude or replace these locations with other suitable alternatives.

Further optional events and excursions will be available at a later date.The program includes the following:

Educational classes for ballet student or teacher
Accommodation - double room for teachers & triple for students (upgrade for extra cost per request)
2 meals per day – breakfast and lunch
Transfers to/from airport
Transfers to/from studios (if not in walking distance)
Sightseeings on weekends - Theaters are optional and for extra cost
Visa support letter
Final Performance
Reception after final performance

Course Fees:

Ballet Students: US$ 3,250.00
Teachers: US$ 3,250.00
Parents: US$ 2,650.00

The Parent’s Package includes the following:

Final Performance
Reception after final performance
Accommodation (single room)
Breakfasts only
Transfers to/from airport
Sightseeings on weekends - Theaters are optional and for extra cost
Visa support letter

Requirements for participants

All Students should email a short videos for audition (instructions are in the attachment) and Teachers - resume and at least one recommendation letter.

DRESS CODE:

Ladies:

• Leotards:

• Age 12-13 - blue leotards
• Age 14-15 - burgundy leotard
• Age 16+ - royal blue leotards

• Matching to leotards short wrapping Skirts
• Black unitard with leggings and footless
• Black long skirt just covering knees for character dance class
• Black socks (for modern dance)
• Pink tights
• Pointe shoes

Gentlemen:

• Black, grey, white tights
• Black unitard without feet (for modern dance)
• White and black socks
• White and black T-shirt
• Black character shoes (for character dance)
• White and black sleepers (for classical/variation /pas de deux classes)

• Please bring a comfortable clothing for a stretching class (like for a modern class) and a towel.

AUDITION REQIRMENTS

Record a video of yourself, not exceeding 10 minutes in length, which includes the following:

Barre Work

• Demi and Grand plies with Port de Bras
• Battement tandu
• Adagio
• Grand battement

Center Work (Ladies on Pointe)

• Adagio
• Pirouettes en de hor and en dedans
• Petite Allegro
• Medium Jumps
• Grand Allegro

Optional: please include a classical variation of your choice.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

- All participants must email a color photo (size 25x30 mm) for academy entry pass to admin@balletheritage.com To enter the academy you must change into indoor shoes.

Please e-mail to admin@balletheritage.com with any questions or fill in the form provided under "Contact us" and we will send you an registration form per request. Ballet Heritage reserves the right to make changes as needed, including but not limited to staff, location of classes and accommodation, excursions, etc. In the event that this is necessary, alternative arrangements at an equivalent level will be offered.

 

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Application

Teacher's Application Form

All boxes must be filled in
Complete the captcha
Thank you! Your application is processing.
We will contact you within 48-72 hours.

Terms & Conditions:

By submitting this form, you will be deemed to have accepted the following terms and conditions:

1. An individual application form must be completed for each individual student and, where applicable, accompanying parent.

2. Names must match passport exactly, so that visa support can be supplied to applicant.

3. All participants must have full medical insurance and travel insurance. Ballet Heritage will not be responsible for any medical costs or any losses of any sort and participants must supply details of medical insurance before acceptance and visa support is supplied.

4. It is the responsibility of the participants, or for children their parent or legal guardian, to ensure that all their official documentation, especially passports, are up to date. Fees will not be refunded if documents are out of date.

5. If parents/guardians wish to accompany their children, they will be required to pay for a room solely for their use and that of their child. If they wish to upgrade the hotel, this can be arranged if notice is given at the time they confirm their booking.

6. Please enroll at your earliest convenience
Ballet Heritage will not be responsible for any losses resulting from refusal of visa for whatever reason, or any other difficulty resulting from out of date documentation.

7. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STUDENT AND TEACHERS FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. HOWEVER, IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR ATTENDANCE, THE FEES PAID MAY BE PUT TOWARDS THE SUMMER ACADEMY 2020. FOR PARENTS, PART REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE, SUBJECT TO A $250 CANCELLATION FEE, PLUS ANY OTHER PREPAID EXPENSES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN PAID TO HOTELS, FOR TOURS, VISAS, ETC., AT THE TIME OF CANCELLATION.

Student’s Application Form

All boxes must be filled in
Complete the captcha
Thank you! Your application is processing.
We will contact you within 48-72 hours.

Terms & Conditions::

By submitting this form, you will be deemed to have accepted the following terms and conditions:

1. An individual application form must be completed for each individual student and, where applicable, accompanying parent.

2. Names must match passport exactly, so that visa support can be supplied to applicant.

3. All participants must have full medical insurance and other travel insurance is recommended. Ballet Heritage will not be responsible for any medical costs or any losses of any sort and participants must supply details of medical insurance before acceptance and visa support is supplied.

4. Due date to make the tuition payment is APRIL 30, 2019. After this time, fees will not be refundable, unless the course is cancelled.

5. It is the responsibility of the participants, or for children their parent or legal guardian, to ensure that all their official documentation, especially passports, are up to date. Fees will not be refunded if documents are out of date.

6. If parents/guardians wish to accompany their children, they will be required to pay for a room solely for their use and that of their child. If they wish to upgrade the hotel, this can be arranged if notice is given at the time they confirm their booking.

7. Please enroll at your earliest convenience

Ballet Heritage will not be responsible for any losses resulting from refusal of visa for whatever reason, or any other difficulty resulting from out of date documentation.

8. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STUDENT AND TEACHERS FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. HOWEVER, IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR ATTENDANCE, THE FEES PAID MAY BE PUT TOWARDS THE SUMMER ACADEMY 2020. FOR PARENTS, PART REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE, SUBJECT TO A $250 CANCELLATION FEE, PLUS ANY OTHER PREPAID EXPENSES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN PAID TO HOTELS, FOR TOURS, VISAS, ETC., AT THE TIME OF CANCELLATION.

9. Please provide with link where your video is located for viewing. Links of video of the applicants should be uploaded to www.dropbox.com (a free account with a 2GB upload capacity). Dropbox (or any other cloud platform of your choice) will reference as your video audition and selection viewing platform used by BHSA organizers. Video audition duration should be no longer than 10 minutes. The video auditions should be publicly submitted via Dropbox or any cloud platform of your choice.

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