Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre Announces Annual Summer Programs

Nevada Ballet Theatre’s affiliated school, the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre, is pleased to present its annual summer programs: Creative Dance Camp for ages three through eight, the Summer Intensive for pre-professional students ages 11 through 18 and Summer Session for all ages and levels.

The Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Creative Dance Camp is the perfect summer camp for young children. Beginning Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 24, Creative Dance Camp will be held weekdays from 9 am to Noon. Taught by instructors Katie Shea and Annie Hickey, daily activities include a creative movement class where students learn rhythm, flexibility and coordination. Students will also draw and design sets and costumes to be used in a performance at the end of each week. In addition, the ‘Storytelling & Performances’ class allows children to sing, dance and delve into their favorite fairy tales while learning about dance. Students may register for one, two or three weeks of Creative Dance Camp.

Beginning Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 14, the Academy will offer its Summer Session of instruction for all levels in a variety of classes including Me & Mum, Creative Movement 1 and 2, Primary 1 and 2, Preparatory, Hip-Hop, Character, Tap, Modern, Beginning Ballet, Intermediate Ballet and Advanced/Intermediate Ballet. Classes will take place Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm.

In addition, the Academy’s increasingly popular Adult Program will begin early on Monday, June 15 through Friday, August 14, offering five classes a week: Beginning/Intermediate level on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 10:30 am to Noon, and Advanced/Professional level on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 2 pm.

Finally, the Academy’s annual Summer Intensive is an invaluable three week program for aspiring young dancers who wish to further their knowledge in the art form of dance. Beginning Monday, July 27 through Friday, August 14 with 25 classes a week in Technique, Repertoire, Modern, Pilates, Variations and Ballet History, the Summer Intensive offers students a focused environment in which to advance their skills. At the end of three weeks, students will perform what they have learned for their family and friends.

For more information or to register for any of these classes, please call the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre at (702) 243-2623.

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