Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Announces New Ballet Intensive Collegiate Week

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Announces New Ballet Intensive Collegiate Week

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park is pleased to announce the Kaatsbaan Ballet Intensive Collegiate Week, from June 24-29, 2024.

Kaatsbaan Ballet Intensive Collegiate Week is designed exclusively for college students, this one-week intensive is an opportunity for dancers to refine their ballet technique and repertoire. Designed as a process oriented program, students will delve into the heart of ballet through classical ballet repertoire as well as experience a unique chance to explore contemporary choreography through specialized classes and enlightening lectures with first-class international dance artists.

Along with KBI Artistic Director Paloma Herrera, faculty and guest teachers include Martine van Hamel, Kevin McKenzie, Lorin Mathis, and Gemma Bond.

This unique training program is for college aged dancers between the ages of 18 and 25 – who have at least two years of pointe work.

Auditions will be by video submission only. Submission will be accepted from now until March 8, 2024.

Dancers have the choice between attending either as a residential student in onsite boarding or as a day student, in the beautiful Hudson Valley in Upstate New York. Tuition for residential students is $2,600 and tuition for day students is $1,373. Kaatsbaan Ballet Intensive Collegiate Week has a no refund policy. Insurance may be purchased upon registration.

Tuition Includes: Daily classes with world renowned faculty; All-star faculty including Paloma Herrera, Lorin Mathis, Martine van Hamel, Kevin McKenzie, and Gemma Bond; and pianists collaborating with dancers throughout the program.

Housing and Meal Plan Includes: Housing at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park’s Dancer’s Inn, overnight staff will be onsite, and a full meal plan (includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Email balletintensive@kaatsbaan.org for all questions.

Please note, all participants in Kaatsbaan Ballet Intensive Collegiate Week 2024 must be fully vaccinated, and those eligible to receive a Covid booster shot must do so. Negative Covid tests will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination.

For more information and to register to audition, visit https://kaatsbaan.org/kbi-collegiate-week.