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JOFFREY SOUTH GA

06/05/17 - 07/07/17
(1 - 5 Week Sessions)

Ages 8 – 20

Ballet Program: The Joffrey Georgia South program is led by Colleen Merwin a former professional dancer and an established Joffrey instructor. Mrs. Merwin’s ability to engage and transform a dancer is unparalleled. Dancers are immersed in classical and contemporary ballet, pointe, variations as well as Horton, Alexander, jazz, theater dance, improv and choreography. A true Joffrey dancer is a well rounded and diverse dance. This program creates the True Joffrey Dancer.

Jazz Program: The Joffrey South Jazz and Contemporary Program is an extension of the dance studies offered in NYC. Georgia focuses in on an individual approach of training with class sizes of 20 dancers or less. Dancers will be exposed to contemporary choreography and pushed beyond their realm of dance technique. Dancers will perform on stage at the University choreographed by the Joffrey’s major dance artists.

✓ BALLET/JAZZ AUDITION REQUIRED

AUDITIONED? REGISTER BELOW

Master Faculty

Intermediate & Advanced Ballet Sessions

Jazz & Contemporary Sessions

Tuition

Includes Housing & Meals
$1399 per week

Tuition Due at Registration: $300

Tuition Balance Deadline: May 1st

Registration Fee: $99

Commuter Tuition

No Housing or Meals Provided
$699 per week

Tuition Due at Registration: $300

Tuition Balance Deadline: May 1st

Registration Fee: $99

Chaperone Fee

$250 / $300 per dancer

Due April 1st
Mandatory for for all dancers in housing
1-3 Weeks: $250
4+ Weeks: $300

Resident Fee

$125 / $250 per dancer

Due April 1st
Mandatory for for all dancers in housing
1-3 Weeks: $125
4+ Weeks: $250

Performance Fee

$75 one time fee

Due May 1st $75

Be a part of the a Joffrey South Finale Performance.
Intermediate & Advanced Ballet Workshops: Must attend Weeks 3, 4 and 5 to participate.
Jazz & Contemporary Workshop: Must attend Weeks 2 and 3 to participate.

2.5% Processing Fee

For all transactions, a 2.5% processing fee will be applied. Half of processing fee will be due upon registration, other half will be charged on May 1st for final tuition payment.

Joffrey FAQ's

Some of the most common camp questions are answered on the below FAQ.

For more detailed information about our summer dance camps, feel free to check out the following links. Please look this over, and if you still have a question, don’t hesitate to email us at support@joffreyballetschool.com. Our offices are open from 9 am to 6 pm CST.

Housing, Studio & Meal FAQ's

Mell Hall
215 Baxter Street Athens, Ga 30609-4051

Constructed in 1961, Mell Hall houses first-year residents. Nearly identical to the four other four-story buildings located in the Hill Community, it is home to approximately 160 residents, who enjoy its proximity to Bolton Dining Commons and the Tate Student Center. The rooms in Mell Hall are traditional doubles, home to two students per room. Each room is equipped with a sink and community bathrooms are located on every floor.

The dorm is conveniently located close to all of the dance studios and classrooms the participants will use. Linens will not be provided. For more information on the residence halls, you may go to https://housing.uga.edu.

10 years of age or older to be in Joffrey Ballet School housing. Students under 10 years of age that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive.

We will do our best to honor roommate requests that are completed and remain within the established guidelines.

A dancer may request up to a maximum of three roommates for a total of four dancers in a chain. Please note that all roommate requests must be completed by both sets of parents, at least fourteen days prior to arrival.

Please note that confirmed roommates will be in the same room, but we are unable to accommodate requests for a bunk assignment near another dancer. Dancers are assigned their beds by their Resident Assistants based on numerous factors including medical conditions, sleepwalking, etc. and these assignments may not be changed during the arrival process.

Tuition, housing and meals are all inclusive.

The Joffrey Ballet school is proud to have partnered with The University of Georgia that serves healthy, well-balanced and mindful meals. The food is delicious and healthy. It is perfect for the developing dancer. We care about you and your child and have worked very hard to partner with UGA.

Dancers in housing will automatically be registered for meals. The meal plan will be removed if your dancer has special dietary needs. If your dancer has special dietary needs, please let us know early via email.

All meals will be included and provided by UGA’s Food Services.

Cafeteria – Oglethorpe Dining Commons or Bolton Dining Commoms

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be held at Ogelthorpe or Bolton Dining Commons, which are close to Mell Hall.

The Joffrey Ballet School has setup a very simple and orderly housing check in and check out process. Please drop off your dancer Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Mell Hall. When picking up your happy dancer please assist your child to be packed and on their way home prior to 12:00 PM Saturday. Please note after check-in that evening the dancers will have a mandatory orientation.

There is a mandatory orientation at all dormitories on the day of check in.

What to Bring
Your room will fill up quickly; so only bring what you really need. Remember, you can always purchase extras or have your family send them to you.

  1. Bring the basics such as extra-long twin sheets, a pillow, blankets, towels, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, deodorant and any other personal toiletry products.
  2. Bring your dance clothes, shoes, and other school-related supplies.
  3. Bring your own personal computers, iPods, and valuables at your own discretion.
  4. Bring an alarm clock, chargers, blow dryer, UL tested surge protectors (at least two if you have many electronics), desk lamp and light bulbs.
  5. Every student is required to bring, or purchase upon his or her arrival, a personal mobile phone. The phone number of this mobile phone must be provided to the Joffrey Ballet School staff and will serve as the primary method of communication between the staff and student.

What Not to Bring
The following items are prohibited our housing locations and may be confiscated if found in your room:

  • Hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, BBQ grill, microwaves, rice cookers, or any other cooking appliances
  • Candles, potpourri burners, incense, or other plug-in air fresheners
  • Open-faced or electrical heating appliances, including space heaters
  • Halogen lights
  • Pets of any kind
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal substances of any nature

There is a Lost and Found table set-up during check-out on Saturday. Please check this section for any misplaced items before you leave. If you realize that you did not make it home with an item, please call Customer Service at +1 888.438.3808 and leave a message describing the missing item(s). All claimed items will be returned C.O.D. Items will be held for two weeks, and after that time they will be donated to charity. Please label all items and make sure that you have all your belongings before leaving. JBS is not responsible for lost or broken items.

Other FAQ's

We provide a professionally choreographed performance for all dancers attending the last weeks of the intensive. Be sure to attend the last three weeks of the intensive to participate in this life changing event.

Friday, July 7, 2017 | Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Mell Hall

The rooms in Mell Hall are traditional doubles, home to two students per room. Each room is equipped with a sink and community bathrooms are located on every floor. Mell Hall is also equipped with laundry and kitchen facilities, WIFI and cable TV. Laundry machines are on the first floor of the dormitory Machines require purchase of a VTS card to pay for each load of laundry. The card is purchased Bulldog Bucks. Please see the following link for additional information: http://bulldogbucks.uga.edu/faq.php

Standard Room Dimensions and Measurements

  • Bed Frame: 3′ high, 3′ 2″ wide, 7′ 1″ long
  • Bed Mattress (twin, extra long): 8″ high, 2′ 11″ wide, 6′ 8″ long
  • Bed Clearance (at highest setting): 34″ from floor
  • Chest of Drawers: 2’6″ high, 2′ 5.5″ wide, 2′ deep
  • Closet: 8’ high, 3′ 10.5″ wide, 1′ 11″ deep
  • Desk: 2′ 6″ high, 4′ wide, 2′ 0.5″ deep
  • Shelf Unit: 2′ 6″ high, 2′ wide, 10″ deep
  • Window: 5′ 10.5″ high, 2′ 7″ wide, 3″ deep

This document lists the most important housing policies. Please refer to the housing manual of your assigned facility for a complete list of rules, policies, and procedures.

Housing Students

Please download, print, and complete the following forms and bring them with you when checking into housing.  Please also provide *a hard copy of a doctor’s note giving health clearance for your dancer’s attendance.  In the body of the letter, simply have the doctor state that the dancer is healthy to participate in the summer program.  Please see an attachment of a sample doctor’s note.  Please note, a health physical of your dancer from the doctor’s office is not necessary.

  1. Joffrey South GA Housing Check-In Form 2016
  2. JBS Health Form
  3. Sample Doctor’s Note

Commuter Students

Please download, print, and complete the following form and bring it to you during orientation.  Please also provide *a hard copy of a doctor’s note giving health clearance for your dancer’s attendance.  In the body of the letter, simply have the doctor state that the dancer is healthy to participate in the summer program.  Please see an attachment of a sample doctor’s note.  Please note, a health physical of your dancer from the doctor’s office is not necessary.

  1. JBS Health Form
  2. Sample Doctor’s Note

We do not provide transportation from the airport for this intensive.

Students should contact the Groome Shuttle Service to get to campus from the airport in Atlanta. Advance reservations are required. Info below.

Groome Transportation
Direct shuttle from ATL to the Georgia Center. Drop off is at the Georgia Center on Lumpkin St. and about a 3 to 5 minute walk to Church Hall.

Click here for more information

Click here for shuttle schedule

Non-Refundable Tuition and Other Fees
It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student’s parents or guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been canceled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program; in the event that no such substantially similar program exists, the School will issue a full refund.

All sales are final, no refunds will be issued.
It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student’s parents or guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been cancelled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program; in the event that no such substantially similar program exists, the School will issue a full refund.

The Joffrey Ballet School prides itself in taking photos of the dancers that represent their superb experience and will utilize the photos for its website and or marketing and advertising purposes. Dancers and parents are welcome to take photos of the dance experience. When attending the program you consent to the use of your photography in our website and marketing materials.

We have taken great care in providing superb and exciting weekend and after class activities. Please see our activities page for details.

Studio Location:

University of Georgia
Dance Building (Marine Science/Dance Building #1030)
325 Sanford Drive, Athens, GA 30602

Note: Please see your Weekly Schedule’s studio assignment for your exact location

You will be emailed a link to your dance schedule. You will receive it a week before your session starts.

Employment

Interns assist the Joffrey Ballet School in the administration of the summer programs. This is a tremendous learning experience. Be ready to work hard and long hours. Interns MUST HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE! The Joffrey Ballet School is seeking hard-working, ethical, caring, organized, teamwork minded, detail-oriented individuals interested in perusing a career in Arts Administration. Interns would gain valuable experience working within an office environment, assisting with daily operations of the school’s variety of summer programs and supporting the administrative staff with customer assistance.

Joffrey Ballet School seeks hard working and enthusiastic individuals for Head Resident Advisors in New York City, Dallas, San Francisco, and Athens. This is a temporary, full-time position, with live-in and on-call responsibilities. The Head RA is responsible for supervising housing staff and students who are residing in their assigned dormitory during the summer school session. The Head RA will organize transportation of students to and from the dormitory and Joffrey studio locations and activities. The Head RA will organize and supervise staff schedules and work assignments in the dormitory. The Head RA will ensure that all staff schedules, policies, transportation schedules, major disciplinary decisions and scheduled staff meetings are presented to the Director of Resident Life for review and approval. The Head RA will be responsible for communication between their assigned dormitory and Joffrey administrative staff, faculty, students, and parents.

The Resident Assistant (RA) is responsible for assisting students who are staying at Joffrey Ballet School during the summer school session. The Resident Assistant helps dancers feel at home in housing, organize fun activities, problem solve, ensure dancers are following the rules. RAs will also collaborate with the Joffrey administration to ensure the well-being of all residents. Applicants must be able to work within the artistic culture of Joffrey, have the ability to give and receive constructive feedback, be able to problem solve, have excellent verbal and written communication, and have good organizational and analytical skills.
Dance and Residence Life experience preferred. We background check each applicant to ensure the safety of our dancers. Joffrey Ballet School seeks enthusiastic and hard working individuals for several Resident Advisor (RA) positions in New York City, LA, Dallas, San Francisco and Athens. This is a temporary, full-time position with live-in and on-call responsibilities. The RAs report to the Head RA. The RAs manage the daily operations of the Residence Halls and maintain an active leadership role to cultivate a positive and supportive community to the residents. The RAs serve as a role model and resource to students by assisting in artistic and personal growth.

Joffrey Ballet School seeks enthusiastic individuals for several Chaperone positions in New York City, Dallas, LA, San Francisco, Miami, and Athens. This is a temporary, full-time position with live-in and on-call responsibilities. A Chaperone is responsible for supervising 6-8 students ages 12 to 14. Their primary responsibility is babysitting the younger students, including maintaining an evening schedule/bedtime, morning routine, cleaning schedule, and enforcing the rules in the dormitory. Chaperones work with Head Chaperone to ensure that these students are supervised to and from classes, during lunch, on activities, shopping and in the dormitory. Chaperone ensures that students are safe at all times, eating responsibly, and adjusting to housing at JBS.
Applicants must be able to work within the artistic culture of Joffrey, have the ability to give and receive constructive feedback, be able to problem solve, have excellent verbal and written communication, and have good organizational and analytical skills. Dance experience preferred.


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