2022 Ballet Abilene Summer Schedule

Ballet Camps and Classes

Cinderella’s Enchanting Dance Camp

(Ages 3-4)

Session 1:

June 20- 23, 2022
Monday - Thursday
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Session 2:
July 11-14, 2022

Monday - Thursday
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Whether your three or four year old has just expressed an interest in ballet or they have already made their debut, this camp is perfect! Join us for an enchanting four days of pre-ballet and creative movement with Lisa and her wonderful assistants and enjoy art activities which help us to explore the beautiful world of ballet. This exciting experience will culminate in a visit from Cinderella herself on the final day!

Our dress code is relaxed in the summer. If your little ballerina or danseur already has dance clothes (girls-any color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and boys-white t-shirt, black tights, black ballet shoes) they can wear them. If your little one is simply trying out ballet for the first time, please do not feel obligated to purchase dance wear for this camp. A gymnastics leotard or t-shirt, shorts, and bare feet will suffice.

Fee: $150

​Clara’s Dreamy Dance Camp

(Ages 5-8)

June 20-23, 2022
Monday - Thursday
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join us for a dreamy week of ballet and creative movement with Lisa. We will explore the beautiful world of ballet, being a dancer, and one of our favorite classics, “The Nutcracker,” through art activities each day after we dance.

Ballet vocabulary, nutrition and anatomy, music, pantomime, and even costume design are all a part of this fun, imaginative, and educational experience.

Fee: $150

Ballet for Junior I and Junior II
June Session:

June 13-29, 2022
Monday - Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

August Session: 
August 1-17, 2022

Monday - Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM


 

Fee: $150

Ballet for Senior I and II  
June Session:
June 13-29, 2022
Monday - Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


August Session:
August 1-17, 2022
Monday - Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

 

Fee: $230

 

Junior and Senior level ballet technique classes will be offered throughout the summer. The goal is to provide a means for company dancers to stay in shape as they prepare for and return from various summer intensive workshops across the U.S. These classes are vital to dancers who do not participate in summer intensives but are looking to progress over the summer break as well.
 

Summer Intensive
                 Summer Intensive with Susan  &Merrill
Junior I and II Level
June 6-10, 2022
Monday - Friday
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Fee: $250

 

Senior I and II Level
June 6-10, 2022
Monday -Friday
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Fee: $325


A wonderful opportunity for our Junior and Senior company dancers to experience a one week summer intensive right here in our own studio! Dancers will take ballet, pointe and musical theater jazz classes.


Susan Baker-Dillingham grew up dancing in Abilene, Texas at the Abilene Civic Ballet under the direction of Ellen Rutherford. She completed her senior year of high school and one year of college at the highly acclaimed North Carolina School of the Arts. From there, Susan danced professionally with the Louisville Ballet, Balletmet Columbus, the Eglevsky Ballet in NYC, the modern troupe Michael Mao Dance in NYC, and Ballet Austin. During her 20 year long professional career, Susan worked with many world renowned choreographers including: Lou Conte, Lynn Taylor Corbett, James Kudelka, John McFall, David Parsons, Kirk Peterson, Michael Smuin and Glen Tetley. Susan performed in a wide range of works from the absolute classicism of Marius Petipa, to the neo classic George Balanchine and the modernism of Paul Taylor.

 

Merrill West was born and raised in Texas and received her early training from her mother, Dian Clough West of Fort Worth. Merrill is a graduate of
New York University’s Steinhardt School, spent 7 years as a Radio City Rockette and 4 years in the Broadway cast of 42nd Street. Merrill is a choreographer and
master teacher for Casa Manana in Fort Worth.


 

 

Jazz Camps & Classes

 

Broadway Babies Jazz Camp
(Age 5-8)
July 11-14, 2022
Monday - Thursday
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

 

Dancers will participate in a one hour jazz class. They will be learning musical theatre/classic jazz with an emphasis on rhythm, coordination, movement concepts and spatial awareness while improving strength and flexibility. Dancers will love learning a fun piece of choreography through out the week. After dance class each day they will get their creative juices flowing and enjoy creating their very own costumes and props (all materials provided). Parents, be ready to come watch as your little shining star will put on a show for you on the final day!

Fee: $150.00
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Jazz for Junior I & II
Aug 1-17, 2022
Monday - Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fee: $150

Jazz for Senior I  & II

August 1-17, 2022
Monday - Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fee: $150

Private Lessons

Private and semi-private lessons will be offered at $40 per class and semi-privates can include 5 or fewer dancers (for the same age/level group) for $30 each. All private lessons are for dancers age 8 and up. All private and semi-private lessons will be taught by Lisa Gore, Amanda Farrow, Susan Baker-Dillingham, or Kortnie Coffey. All scheduling goes through them directly.