Summer Intensives and Programs

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Summer Intensives: July 12-31, 2021


Summer Intensives: July 12-31, 2021

Throughout the week students participate in a variety of classes, starting each day with technique and pointe/pre-pointe followed by a series of complementary disciplines with an emphasis on building the classical ballet dancer.

Classes offered:

  • Technique, pointe, and variations
  • Hip hop, jazz, modern, acting and character

Students should register for the same level as in spring 2021.  New students will be placed in a level after the first class. Depending on enrollment, dancers may need to be divided into two groups and alternate between in-studio and Zoom. Students may enroll virtually-only for any class. Once you register, please email beth@boulderballet.org to let her know if your student will be attending solely virtually.

Levels 3A–3B

Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM–12:30 PM Studio 2

9:00–10:30 AM ballet

10:30 AM–12:30 PM special classes

Full three-week tuition $850, One-week tuition $325

 

Levels 4–5    

Monday – Saturday, 12:30–4:00 PM Studio 2

12:30–2:00 PM ballet with pointe

2:00–4:00 PM special classes

Full three-week tuition $850, One-week tuition $325

 

Levels 6–7 

Monday – Saturday, Noon–4:00 PM Studio 1

Noon–2:00 PM ballet with pointe

2:00–4:00 PM special classes

Full three-week tuition $975, One-week tuition $370

Click here to register.


Master Classes: August 9-14, 2021


A strong platform for dancers who want to attain a professional ballet experience and for those who simply want to deepen their enjoyment of the art of dance. This year, our Master Classes for Levels 4-7 will include Modern Dance.

Master Classes meet Monday – Saturday

Levels 2A–2B, taught by TBA
9:30-10:30 AM, studio 3 $100

Levels 3A–3B, Studio 3, taught by TBA
10:30 AM-12:30 PM, studio 3 $190

Levels 4–5, taught by Chandra Kuykendall and Richard Chen See
9:30 AM-1:00 PM, studio 2 $325

Levels 6–7/Adults, taught by Chandra Kuykendall and Richard Chen See
12:00-3:30 PM, studio 1 $325

Drop-in Ballet Technique $25
Drop-in Modern $25

Click here to register.


Master Teachers (Levels 2A through 7/Adult)


RICHARD CHEN-SEE (Levels 4–7 Modern Dance)

webChenBuilding on a thirty-year performing career, Richard Chen See teaches modern and ballet technique classes/workshops, and stages Paul Taylor’s dances on companies and schools around the world. He began dancing for Paul Taylor in 1993 and continued to perform with the company while working with Mr. Taylor on reviving his repertory works. The breadth of dancers with whom Mr. Chen See has shared Paul Taylor’s dances include Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Rambert Dance Company (London), Queensland Ballet (Australia) and Ballett am Rhein in Düsseldorf (Germany), and Boulder Ballet. Mr. Chen See has twice been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship under the disciplines of classical ballet and modern dance forms in the USA. As a dance teacher Mr. Chen See is currently on the faculties of Peridance and The Taylor School in New York City.

ANA CLAIRE (Levels 2A–3B)Photo by Sue Daniels
Ana is the Artistic Director of the Boulder Ballet. Although born in Boulder, Ana grew up on a ranch near Fairplay, Colorado.
At the age of eight she saw American Ballet Theatre perform Swan Lake and fell in love with the art of ballet. In an extraordinary gift of support, Ana’s mother drove her to ballet classes in Denver throughout her childhood. Ana has studied ballet with Maxine Williamson, Fernando Schaffenberg, Milenko Banovich, Barbara Demaree, and Larry Boyette. She has performed with Fort Worth Ballet, Fort Worth Opera, David Taylor Dance Theater, Aladdin Theater, Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, Jan Justis Dance Company, and 3rd Law Dance/Theater, among others. Ana was a principal ballerina with Boulder Ballet for many years, and was twice voted “Boulder’s Best” by the Daily Camera. For over 20 years she has produced, directed, and choreographed an annual Storybook Ballet for the Boulder Ballet School, each with original music, scenery, and costumes created in collaboration with local artists. She has also choreographed all productions of Boulder Ballet’s Nutcracker since 2001. Ana originated Boulder Ballet’s acclaimed outreach program Steps in Time which has been performed at numerous schools throughout the Boulder/Denver area. Ana studied dance pedagogy at Texas Christian University, attended the teacher training workshop with former New York City Ballet principal Jillana, and has over 27 years of teaching experience. She is a passionate teacher, dedicated to helping students achieve technical excellence while nurturing their individual artistry, and many of her students have gone on to professional careers in dance.

CHANDRA KUYKENDALL (Levels 4–7)

Chandra HeadshotChandra is from Parker, Colorado and trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet, graduating in 1997. In 1996, she won the Denver Ballet Guild Young Dancers Competition and received the prestigious Florence Rustin Award. She spent the 1998-1999 season with Leipzig Ballet in Leipzig, Germany under the direction Uwe Scholz. She returned to Colorado Ballet in the fall of 1999 and spent the balance of her 23-year career dancing numerous principal roles for the company. Chandra retired from Colorado Ballet at the end of the 2019-20 season and has now turned her talents to teaching. With her husband Rob (former Boulder Ballet dancer), Chandra owns and directs Denver Academy of Ballet in Centennial, CO.


Variations Classes: August 9-11, 2021


This is an opportunity for students to get a jump start on preparation for competitions. All students interested in being considered for YAGP coaching need to register for a variations class.
Levels 4–5
Monday–Wednesday, 1:30–2:30 PM Studio 2 $85
Levels 6–7
Monday–Wednesday, 3:00–4:00 PM Studio 2 $85

Click here to register.

Featured image by Eli Akerstein