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Orientation Manual

Orientation Manual

NYC Ballet Intensive

Dear Dancers,

Josie Walsh, Jo Matos and the entire JBS faculty are excited to share their passion and commitment to the art of dance with you this summer. You have chosen to embark on a journey to expand your knowledge, refine your technique and push your comfort zone. We are here to share everything we’ve learned over our collective years of training, performing and teaching with you. Every day we will assist you to move forward and up. Every day you will be one day closer to your dream; to be a dancer.

Sincerely,

Josie Walsh and Jo Matos
Artistic Directors of NYC Ballet Intensive

Joffrey Denver and Joffrey South

Dear Dancers,

It is with great enthusiasm and honor that we are dedicating ourselves to working with you this summer! We will prepare you in all aspects to become the best dancer you can be. It is extremely important to me that we have instructors who can recognize dancers as individuals with unique talents and opportunities. It is my belief that working to solidify your technique and develop your skills will only help to transform you into a stronger dancer. Thank you for entrusting us with your vision of dance. Our goal is to inspire and empower you to be the best you!

With Gratitude,

Colleen Barnes Merwin
Artistic Director of Joffrey Denver and Joffrey South Intensives

NYC Jazz and Joffrey Experience

Dear Dancers,

Congratulations, you have chosen to embark in a unique experience that will transform you as a dancer. We are truly excited to share with you the vision of the Jazz and Contemporary program. You will be encouraged to embrace and explore a broad range of material that will help each of you develop your individual voice as an artist in this evolving art form. Our program is designed to define Contemporary dance in the 21st century giving dancers an edge above the rest. Be ready to push your boundaries so that you may to be open in all realms of dance. Dance is constantly moving. It is not one thing any longer, it is all encompassing. Welcome to the next level of dance!

Sincerely,

Michael Blake
Artistic Director of NYC Jazz/Contemporary and NYC Joffrey Experience Intensives

Joffrey Miami

Dear Dancers,

It is with tremendous excitement that I welcome you to the “Magic City” for the Joffrey Ballet School Miami Fusion Intensive. Our studios located in the heart of the Magic City’s Wynwood Arts district will excite you, the beat of Miami will drive you, and the beauty of this tropical paradise with inspire you to create masterpieces. We will take our dancing to the street for an event we have dubbed “Wynwood Wednesday’s”. Miami is where North and South America collide in a rainbow of color, music and dance. The program was designed to give our Miami dancers a window into techniques and styles familiar and new. You will be nurtured by a truly magically faculty, leaders in the industry, who will challenge, encourage and mentor you to heights beyond your wildest dreams.

“Get on your feet” is not only a catchy song; it will be our song this summer in Miami.

Sincerely,

Jo Matos
Artistic Director of Miami Fusion Intensive

NYC Children's Dance Camp

Dear Dancers,

We are so excited that you have chosen to explore the greatest ballets of all time with us this summer. Your teachers cannot wait to dance with you, explore with you and create with you our version of these masterpieces of ballet storytelling. Together we will transform the studios into a magical land filled with Fairies and Swan Princess’, Kings and Queens, Royal Steeds and Firebirds. We are anxious and excited to begin our journey of sharing the vast knowledge our faculty is eager to impart. Welcome.

Sincerely,

Jo Matos
Artistic Director of NYC Children’s Dance Camp

Adhering to the dress code is required.

Female
Ballet 
Black leotard, any pink tights and pink ballet slippers

Other Classes
Dance shorts or pants with a fitted T-Shirt.

Male
Ballet
Fitted Shorts and/or Black Tights, T-Shirt (white or black)

Other Classes
Fitted Shorts and/or Black Tights, T-Shirt (white or black)


If you are local (in NYC), we recommend:

On Stage Dancewear – 197 Madison Ave (between 35 & 35th St) New York, NY 10016.
Please mention that you are attending a Joffrey Ballet School intensive and receive a 15% discount on your purchase!

Program Orientation Times

Scroll down for all intensives, click your program name for all orientation times. Your team assignment(s) will be emailed to you one week prior to your start date. If you haven’t received your team assignment(s), please email us at support@joffreyballetschool.com

All Program Orientation Times

Scroll to the right for full details. Your team assignment(s) will be emailed to you one week prior to your start date. If you haven’t received your team assignment(s), please email us at support@joffreyballetschool.com