Summer Intensive 2017- June 19th-24th
The Canyon Concert Ballet School Summer Intensive offers a curriculum focused on classical ballet with exposure to a variety of dance disciplines. Our world-class instructors will inspire growth and renewal for all avid ballet students and prepare those students training for the demands of a professional career in an intimate and nurturing environment. Focus is placed on developing the whole dancer by offering classes according to 3 levels determined by an initial placement class. Classes will be offered in ballet technique, pointe, variations, modern, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, Pilates, yoga and repertoire, as well as lectures on injury prevention, nutrition, and dance history. We educate not just the dancer, but the whole person!
CCB’s summer intensive is open to all serious ballet studentsthat are currently enrolled in CCB levels 4 and up, or their outside studio equivalent (come in for a placement class to determine CCB level equivalent). Auditions are not required. Non-CCB students are welcome!
Students in Levels 2 and 3 attend classes Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Canyon Concert Ballet north studios. Students will showcase their progress in a demonstration on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2pm.
Students in Level 1 attend classes Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Canyon Concert Ballet north studios. Students will showcase their progress in a demonstration on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2pm.
Classes for 2017 may include:
- Ballet Technique
- Contemporary/ Release Method Techniques
- Hip Hop
- Injury Prevention
** Special men’s classes TBD based on enrollment.
Ms. Gill began training near her home town at Black Mountain Dance Center when she was about 10. At 16, Gill graduated from high school and was accepted into the University of California, Irvine’s well-known dance program on scholarship. In 2002 she received her bachelor’s degree in dance and married her husband. She danced in several ballet companies including San Diego Ballet, State Street Ballet, Ballet Pacifica and Ballet Tech before joining Los Angeles Ballet at its launch in 2006. While there, she was honored to dance many principal roles and was coached by codirectors Colleen Neary and Thordal Christiansen. Gill attributes these years to one of the periods of the most growth in her professional career.
In 2009, Gill auditioned for her dream company, Boston Ballet and Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen offered her a position in the corps de ballet. Since joining, she has been able to enjoy a large variety of types of ballets and roles including many soloist and principal opportunities. In 2012 she was featured in Dance Magazine’s “Dancer Spotlight” by Ashley Rivers, and in 2015 she completed her master’s certificate in nonprofit management. Most recently, Gill danced the technically challenging and emotional “Belong” pas de deux by Norbert Vesak. Mary Hierholtzer of the New Boston Post said, “she excelled in the demanding role that requires strength, intricate technique, gracefulness and emotional intimacy.” Gill was promoted to second soloist in 2016.
Gill has taught in various ballet schools throughout her career. For the past two years she taught in Boston Ballet school’s prestigious summer program as well as year-round. She has taught masters classes including Swan Lake master classes for adults. Gill enjoys teaching and believes that through teaching she is still learning how to develop her own craft, as well as that of the students.
Melissa Corr, a native New Yorker, has been a leading figure in the training of classical dancers in our tri-state region for over 35 years. Her rigorous Russian based training system provides her students with the discipline, technique and motivation to pursue professional careers in dance. Her students are involved in companies throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Corr is currently the Ballet Mistress and an Advanced and Company ballet instructor. She recently retired from the Dance Department at Colorado State University, where she instructed ballet technique and staged classic works, along with her own contemporary choreography. She lives in Fort Collins with her husband Jim. She is an avid hiker and loves to garden.
Megan Glynn is currently the senior faculty and Department Director of Dance within the Colorado Mesa University Theatre and Dance program in Grand Junction, where she teaches tap, hip hop, and jazz/ contemporary along with several lecture courses. As a Bay Area, California native, Megan trained extensively in jazz, contemporary, hip hop and tap dance and musical theater. She went on to complete her BFA at Chapman University and later her MFA at the University of California, Irvine with an emphasis in choreography and pedagogy in 2009. While at UCI, she choreographed for numerous productions in the UCI Opera, Theatre and Dance Departments. Since then, Ms. Glynn has continued to direct and choreograph in such productions as Once Upon a Mattress, Legally Blond, Nine, My Fair Lady, among others as well as her own personal choreography for various concerts, collegiate dance festivals, fashion shows and music videos. Additionally, she continues to teach and choreograph nationally as a guest in private studios and colleges. Ms. Glynn’s former students have been seen on television shows such as Live to Dance, America’s Best Dance Crew, America’s Got Talent, and So You Think You Can Dance. Many have been featured in music videos, films, and are touring internationally both performing and teaching.
Nick Blaylock is a choreographer/dancer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. An alumnus of the Theater and Dance Department at Southern Illlinois University Edwardsville, Nick is currently an MFA candidate and Teaching Assistant in the Modern Dance Program in the University of Utah’s School of Dance. Nick’s technical training consists of release methods and extensive experience in techniques of Limon, Horton, Cecchetti, and Vaganova. As a dancer, Nick has performed in works choreographed by Paula David of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Jennifer Huffman and Omar Olivas of Diavolo – Architecturein Motion, Michael Mizerany of Malashock Dance, and Lesley Telford of Nederlands Dans Theater. Nick has also toured around the United States performing works choreographed by and in collaboration with Shaun Boyle of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Molly Heller of Salt Lake City. He also worked with Molly Heller to present her duet Mighty at the Salt Lake City TEDx event. Nick Blaylock’s creative work has been commissioned throughout the United States. He received three consecutive choreographic awards from Southern Illinois University’s Theater and Dance Department. His work has been presented in three American College Dance Association Gala Concerts in two United States regions.
Monik Jones is a master West African dance teacher based in Los Angeles. After having received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine, Monik went on to further study West African dance and its diaspora forms in Ghana and Brazil. She is a currently on faculty at Irvine Valley College, Mt. San Antonio College and Long Beach City College. She is founder and director of Monik’s Creative Movement, an organization dedicated to bringing dance art and culture throughout the LA area. She is a sought after African and hip hop instructor and choreographer throughout Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.
Levels 2 and 3. Fee: $550
Placement will be determined by the instructor the first day of class. **Please note, CCB students will be evaluated according to individual student level and not necessarily along CCB levels. This will ensure the most fruitful experience for each dancer.
Level 3: 4 years ballet technique and 2 years of pointe required.
Level 2: 3 years ballet technique and 1 year of pointe required.
Sample Day, Levels 2 and 3:
9:00 – 10:45 Ballet Technique
11:00 – 12:00 Pointe/ Variations
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch w/ Lecture Series to include Q&A with guest teachers and dance history.
1:00 – 1:45 Pilates/ Yoga/ Healthy Dancer
1:45 – 3:15 Jazz/ Musical Theater/ Contemporary
3:30 – 5:00 Repertoire
Level 1. Fee: $400
3 years of prior ballet training required. Placement will be determined by the instructor the first day of class. **Please note, CCB students will be evaluated according to individual student level and not necessarily along CCB levels. This will ensure the most fruitful experience for each dancer.
Sample Day, Level 1:
9:00 — 10:30 Contemporary/ Musical Theater/ Jazz
10:30 – 11:00 Pilates/ Healthy Dancer
11:00 – 12:00 Variations/ Pre-pointe
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch w/ Lecture Series to include Q&A with guest teachers and dance history.
1:00 – 2:30 Ballet technique
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
Merit scholarships are awarded based on CCB’S faculty advisement. Guests may be considered via video application.
CCB offers a limited amount of need-based financial aid for the Summer Intensive. Please indicate desire to apply for financial aid on registration application.
** Would you like to sponsor a dancer with a donation? Even small donations can make a difference in a dancer’s life. Contact the CCB office today!
Registration must be received by May 15th with $150 deposit due at time of registration to be applied toward total fees. Remainder of fees must be paid in full by June 10, 2017. Pick up a registration form in the office.
Saturday, April 15, 2017- End of Early Registration Incentive (save $50!)
Monday, May 15, 2017 – Registration and Deposit due
Saturday, June 10, 2017- Balance of Fees due
Monday, June 19, 2017 – Orientation: 8:30AM. Placement class 9AM.
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Studio Demonstrations, 2PM