Summer Intensive

California DanceArts
Summer Intensive 2016
 June 6th – June 30th
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Register Now While Spaces Last!

A comprehensive study of Classic and Contemporary Ballet for dedicated pre-professional dancers. 
In Beautiful Sunny
Los Angeles, California
Maximum 4 week session:  June 6-June 30, 2016
Three Week sessions: June 6 – June 24 or June 13- June 30, 2016


AUDITION: Saturday’s @ 11:30am Int-Adv. dancers (while places in our intensive last)

The California DanceArts Intensive provides new opportunities, growth and development for students passionate about dance, who are willing to have new creative experiences, who value discipline and are eager to work with our faculty of internationally renowned instructors and guests. Whether you are in need of extra attention to get to the next level in your training, interested in pursuing a career or enhancing your career, our encouraging faculty and renowned teachers specialize in helping you gain technical improvement and performance artistry.

Why Choose to Study with Us?

* Limited placement for personal attention.
Accepting exclusive registration in our exclusively sized program for Intermediate /Advanced dancers interested in career preparation or enhancement by using classically traditional as well as new training methods.

*Expert Troubleshooting-To kick your training into high gear. Our faculty is specifically trained to find the source of any trouble areas in your technique and performance. Learn how to over-come issues in your training while making the most of your assets.

* Internationally Renowned Faculty and guests.
Offering a wealth of experience and variety of style with our instructors from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and more. Work closely with choreographers and directors working on new projects. 

* Extensive Study in Classic and Contemporary Ballet & More!
Enhance career opportunities and achieve higher success with core study of classical ballet. Then work beyond the boundaries of tradition by experiencing methods for Contemporary Ballet, Modern dance and more.

*Performance Opportunities.
Featuring Los Angeles program performance following the three week program.

*Beautiful, Sunny California
Located in the Foothills of Los Angeles mountains, near to Hollywood, theme parks, beaches etc… Great location to visit! Accommodations for out of town guests available.

*Additional Opportunities! After three weeks at the CDA Intensive, join our director, Aerin Holt in rare opportunities. Previous International programs have provided our students an experience of a lifetime- through our Global Ballet Workshops (When available, program will be listed. Check back with us often to get updates).

Offering: Curriculum is based on principles offered at California DanceArts and in Classical & Contemporary Ballet with specific instruction (at appropriate level) in Turns, Jumps, Pointe, Variations, Pas de duex and supplementary training in Conditioning and MPT (Placement Technique). See description of our Contemporary Ballet Program Contemporary Ballet Also offering Modern Dance and Dance Essentials for picking up choreography faster, improvisation, musicality and performance skills. New! An Aerial Ballet Workshop! Learn to fly and dance in the air, using silk scarves! Participating students will be exposed to a repertoire of classic and original choreography by Aerin Holt, the Director of California DanceArts and California Contemporary Ballet. Learn new works by guest choreographers to be performed at the end of the intensive. An additional Choreography Workshop for dancers is offered for those who wish to create their own or dance the choreography of fellow students.

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NEW FOR 2016!  Aerin Holt will be developing a New choreography specifically for intensive participants which will premier at the end of the workshop!

See Photos of Past Intensives-Summer Intensive Photos


Want to see samples of Aerin’s choreography?

Click here to see videos

Click here to see California Contemporary Ballet on YouTube

 Pre-Professional Intensive:
A comprehensive study of Classic and Contemporary Ballet for
dedicated pre-professional dancers.
(Int.-Adv. level of training age 12+ and at CDA Level 3+)
 Los Angeles Program 
Maximum 4 week session:  June 6-June 30, 2016
Three Week sessions: June 6 – June 24 or June 13- June 30, 2016

Young Dancers Intensive: See More Information Here
For young dancers (age 8 to 11 and at CDA levels 1 & 2)

Program Performance in Los Angeles:  Thursday, June 30 at 6pm
(Students wishing to perform, must attend the Maximum 4 week session or the 3 weeks June 13 to June 30th session. The 3 week June 6- June 24 session will not include a performance). 

We are pleased to introduce our esteemed Instructors:
(Enter Faculty for more information)
Announcing our 2016 Summer Faculty

Aerin Holt -Modern Dance, Contemporary Ballet, Choreography
Director of California DanceArts & California Contemporary Ballet
Lynn Bryson Pittenger – Ballet Technique, Pointe Variations 
New York City Ballet
Jerry Kokich– Ballet Technique
Joffrey Ballet 

Members of California Contemporary Ballet

(List of teachers are subject to change. MORE TO COME-Please check back with us as we list new guest teachers).

 Audition Classes: SATURDAYS 11:30 am

Students will audition for the California Classic & Contemporary Ballet Intensive  
Contact us now to reserve your space in the audition class.

Only Limited Class Space Available. CALL TO RSVP
Audition classes held at California DanceArts
 (while places last)

Please RSVP for a place in our class. Space in class is limited.
During the audition your qualifications for acceptance into our Pre Professional level Intensive  or the California Young Dancers Intensive will be determined. All those wishing to participate in either Intensives must audition in person or by Photo/ Video. Dancers who have attended our intensive program in the past or are current students at California DanceArts must audition to be considered for the program.

Ladies please wear proper ballet attire, hair up off face, technique slippers. Bring Pointe shoes (as appropriate). Men please wear clean white shirt, dance pants or tights, ballet slippers. $20 Cash audition fee

Location & Directions

Photo / Video Submission accepted from distant students or students with sufficient circumstances prohibiting attendance in person:
Contact us now for submission reservations.

Limited selection to the program on first come basis.
Accommodations for out of town students must be reserved as soon as possible so we appreciate early submissions. Receive a 10% discount for early registration

Please submit dance photo or DVD with short list of skills and training.
DVD / Video: 10 minutes (maximum) showing work at barre and center.
Entire video should be performed en Pointe (as appropriate).
Photo: First Arabesque
$30 cash/ check video and photo audition fee.
Send to California DanceArts Address

You may be notified immediately or by e-mail within 2 weeks of your audition or video submission regarding acceptance.

Participants auditioning for the California DanceArts Intensive Pre-professional division Intensive must be turning 12 years old before June 10. Student should be on Pointe or sufficiently nearing Pointe work and capable of working along-side mature adult professionals.* All Accepted participants will be placed in one of several program levels of study. Pre-Professional level student must be prepared for 5 to 7 hours of  intense daily training and meet the California DanceArts standard of Level 3+.

Deposit & Payment Deadlines  Click Here for Details  (Discounts for early registration)
Space in our intensive programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and invited dancers must confirm their acceptance and secure their space by completing and returning their application forms with the required deposits.

The deadline to register with deposit for our summer intensive programs April 29th, 2016  (while spaces in the program last). This must include the required registration fee and tuition deposit . The balance of tuition amount is due by May 16, 2016.

Special discounts when you enroll before  April 1st
Dancers who attend our audition class, whom are accepted into our program and register by our early registration date before April 1st, qualify for a 10% tuition discount. Returning students who also enroll by the early registration date before April 1st will receive a 15% discount. All students must enroll with registration fee and deposit on or before the early registration date of April 1st to receive discounts. Ask about our professional discount for working dancers when enrolled by this date.

Rates, Registration and Accommodations Click here for more details

Saturday Spotlight Master Classes These special master classes are included for those dancers participating in the intensive program. The classes are open to all intermediate and advanced level ballet dancers from out-side the workshop with additional $20 charge. These master classes are conducted by a new guest teacher each week as indicated. Get more information by clicking here Saturday Spotlight Master Classes.

Los Angeles Weekend Excursions: Join Sunday group excursions to popular Los Angeles and Hollywood sightseeing locations. Based on the interest of students attending the program, we can arrange a new excursion for visiting students. Out of town guests might enjoy trips to popular theme parks such as Disneyland, Magic Mountain or Universal Studios. Venture into the city and walk down famous Hollywood Blvd, catch a show at one of our grand theaters, go body surfing or enjoy a relaxing sunbath on our beautiful beaches. Our excursions may be arranged with guide and transportation or buddy up with a local dancer willing to show you the sites. Older adult students may venture out on their own with rented or city transportation. We will provide site maps and information regarding locations, city transportation and tourist fees. (Fees to various theme parks, theaters, shopping or city transportation are not included with program).

See information about our Global Ballet Workshops by clicking here Global Ballet Workshops.

Contact Information: Dancers may contact us by phone or e-mail for information. All correspondence regarding the program will be handled via e-mail.

Want more information or ready to enroll? Request to be contacted or enroll in the California DanceArts Intensive online