Summer Virtual Intensive
The Joffrey South online programs, running as scheduled from June 1-June 26, will offer the same ballet-centric or jazz/contemporary-centric training curriculum that you were expecting from our in-person intensives this year.
We will offer five hours of instruction via Zoom Monday through Friday, with optional classes on Saturday. For the ballet intensive, you can expect the following classes on a daily basis: conditioning, ballet technique, pointe/variations, and contemporary/modern. For the jazz/contemporary intensive, you can expect the following classes on a weekly basis: conditioning, ballet technique, modern/contemporary, jazz techniques, and/or improvisation.
As the end of each intensive approaches, dancers will have afternoon rehearsals for the final performance. This combined performance of the two intensives will consist of a pre-recorded showing in which dancers will work collaboratively with the faculty and with their peers to create a concert that represents their experience on this new online platform.
It is our goal to also cultivate an online community aside from the classes themselves. I intend to schedule Q&A sessions with our dancers and industry professionals that otherwise would not be possible at the in-person intensive.
Dancers will have an opportunity to meet with professional dancers, company directors, and as well as other Joffrey faculty, who can connect with us from anywhere in the world. The dancers will also be encouraged to join in our social events among their peers – virtual coffee talks, dance parties, and other activities.
For Joffrey South Ballet program students who prefer a live in person program, please consider transferring to the relocated Colorado Springs program (relocated to Texas Women’s University in Texas) which has the same curriculum and many of the same faculty as Joffrey South. The governor of Texas has confirmed the summer programs and camps my resume normal operations as of May 31st, 2020.