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Joffrey South | Georgia Summer Dance Intensive Ballet & Jazz/Contemporary Intensive

Athens, Georgia

(1 – 4 Week Sessions)

Joffrey South – Georgia Summer Dance Intensive – Ballet & Jazz/Contemporary

➡ Ages 8-20

Ballet Program

The Joffrey Georgia Summer Dance Intensive 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 dancer. This program creates the True Joffrey Dancer.

Jazz Program

The Joffrey Georgia Summer Dance Intensive 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.

$599.00 per week

Three Weeks or More

$699.00 per week

Any Two Weeks

$799.00 per week

Any One Week

  • Week 1

    6/1/2020 – 6/5/2020

  • Week 2

    6/8/2020 – 6/12/2020

  • Week 3

    6/15/2020 – 6/19/2020

  • Week 4

    6/22/2020 – 6/26/2020


$599.00 per week

Three Weeks or More

$699.00 per week

Any Two Weeks

$799.00 per week

Any One Week

  • Week 1

    6/15/2020 – 6/19/2020

  • Week 2

    6/22/2020 – 6/26/2020


Tuition FAQ’s

  • Tuition Due at Registration: $300
  • Tuition Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • Registration Fee: $99
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Housing

$450.00 per week

Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

Meals

$225.00 per week

Breakfast and Dinner Only

Registration

$99.00 per intensive

Registration fee per dancer

Housing and Meal Plan FAQ’s

Registration

Registration Fee: $99 per intensive

  • Registration Fee Due at Registration: $99
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Housing

Housing Fees: $450 per week

Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

  • Housing Due at Registration: $250
  • Resident Advisor Fee: $150 per dancer
    (Required for all dancers in housing – One time fee)
  • Chaperone Fee: $250 per dancer
    (Required for students in housing ages 12 to 13 – One time fee)
  • Housing, RA Fee & Chaperone Fee Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Housing – Other Fees

  • $50 Change Buildings (NYC only)
  • $50 Roommate Change Request
  • $100 Initial Roommate Request
  • $100 Early, Late Check In and Check Out

Meals

Meal Plan Fees: $225 per week

  • Meal Plan Due at Registration: 50%
    (Prices include food & beverages plus sales tax. Breakfast and Dinner Only.)
    Only offered to dancers in housing.
  • Meal Plan Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Church Hall
880 Lumpkin Street, Athens, Ga 30609-4041

Constructed in 1961, Church 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 Church 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.

Church Hall

Students ages 10 and 11 that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

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.

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.

Roommate Requests will be asked during Registration.

The Joffrey Ballet School is proud to partner with Pace Cafeteria and Panera that serves two hearty kid-friendly meals per day. Enjoy breakfast burritos with veggies, sausage, pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, trail mix with dried fruit, and mixed nuts on the side. Imagine a wonderful grilled herbed chicken breast, a flavor-filled soba noodle salad with edamame and cucumber relish, bok choy, carrot ginger dressing, accompanied by a side of watermelon. The food is delicious and healthy–perfect for the developing dancer. We care about you and your child and have worked very hard to partner with the best food providers in the NYC area.

Pace housing students will eat at the Pace University Cafeteria

Students in all other buildings will have their meals catered by Panera which provides an array of options, including vegetarian, dairy free, and gluten free choices. Panera Bread provides students with breakfast and dinner daily

Please note that lunch is NOT included in any of the meal plan. We recommend that students pack a healthy lunch and snacks to eat between meals. Due to severe food allergies, dancers are NOT permitted to pack anything with peanuts in their lunch.

What to Bring
Your room will fill up quickly; please bring only what you need. Also, keep in mind that items can
be purchased upon arrival at nearby stores.

  1. Bedding: Twin XL Sheets, Blankets, Pillows
  2. Bathroom Essentials: Towels, Shower shoes, hair dryer
  3. Toiletries: Toilet Paper, hand soap, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush,
    toothpaste, and other personal toiletry items.
  4. Dance Attire: Dance clothes, shoes, and other related supplies.
  5. Recreational clothes: jeans, t-shirts, swimsuit, sandals, etc.
  6. Electronics: Alarm Clock. Computers, iPods, iPads, and other valuables at your own
    discretion. All dorms are Wi-Fi equipped. Don’t forget to bring the chargers!
  7. Cell Phone: Every student is required to bring or purchase upon arrival, a personal mobile phone. This phone number must be provided to the RAs upon arrival. Students should download Google Maps and Embark NYC.

What Not to Bring
The following items are prohibited in Joffrey housing and may be confiscated if found in your
room.

  1. Toasters, toaster ovens, coffeemaker, or any outside cooking appliance not provided by JBS.
  2. Candles or incense
  3. Space Heaters
  4. Halogen lights
  5. Pets of any kind
  6. Alcohol
  7. Anything that produces a flame/spark, fireworks, sparklers.
  8. When not in use, lighters for your pointe shoes MUST remain in your dance bag.
  9. Drugs, tobacco, including eCigarettes; illegal substances of any nature

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. 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.

Joffrey Ballet School does not offer Airport Transportation for housing students to and from the airport.

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.

South Georgia Intensive Performances

Ballet
Date: TBA

Time: TBA
Run Time: TBA
Theatre, University of Georgia Dept. of Dance
263 Dance Building, Athens, GA 30602


Jazz/Contemporary
Date: TBA

Time: TBA
Run Time: TBA
Theatre, University of Georgia Dept. of Dance
263 Dance Building, Athens, GA 30602

PURCHASE TICKETS

Admission

All dancers (new and returning) are required to audition for the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Programs to be considered for: Placement   |  Scholarships  |  Acceptance.  

The audition is a 90 minute class instructed by a Joffrey Instructor and the cost to audition is $40. All sales are final. No refunds are provided for auditions regardless of attendance.

Our audition(s) are meant to place you at your skill level for either the Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Intensive series (June – August) and/or our 4 year Trainee Program (Sept – May).

Results will be emailed and posted online.

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Pre-Check In & Orientation

Pre- Check In

We know you are anxious to find out everything you need to know to prepare for your intensive(s) and we cannot wait to share all the details! All dancers are required to complete our Online Pre-Check In form prior to arrival. All dancers will need to sign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.


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


Orientation Times

Orientation and arrival times depend on whether or not you will be staying in our housing facilities. Please check the Orientation Times section for full details on our Dance Portal. Please join us Monday morning at the start of your intensive for the opportunity to meet the JBS Staff and review your schedules.


Schedules

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


Extra Activities

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Arts Administration Intern, Health Intern, Brand Ambassador Intern, HRA, RA, or RA Assistants

If you are interested in working for our Summer Intensives please read the duties described below and submit the application form. They are all paid positions.

Positions will be filled at a first come first serve basis to qualified candidates – please submit application early for best consideration. Final candidates who are offered a position will be required to undergo a background check prior to finalizing the hiring process.

Application deadline date: April 1st, 2020

Please email us at resume@joffreyballetschool.com for questions regarding any of the positions.

PROGRAM DATES

NYC Summer Sessions: May 31 – August 22, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: May 25, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Ballet Intensive, Jazz and Contemporary Program, Broadway Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Tap, Pre-Professional Program and Joffrey Experience

Long Beach Summer Session: June 14 – July 11, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: June 10, 2020
  • Intensive Program Types: Fusion Intensive, Hip-Hop Intensive

Dallas Summer Session: July 12 – August 1, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: July 8, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Fusion Intensive

San Francisco Summer Session: July 12 – August 1, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: July 8, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Contemporary Ballet Intensive

Georgia and Colorado Springs Summer Session: May 31 – July 18, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: May 27, 2020
    *Applicants must be able to work in both GA and CO, but not all employees will work in both locations*
  • Intensive Programs Types: Ballet and Jazz Intensives

Las Vegas Summer Session: July 12 – August 8, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: July 9, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Jazz and Contemporary Intensive, Cirque du Soleil Intensive

Tampa Summer Session: July 26 – August 8, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: July 24, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Hip Hop Intensive, Fusion Intensive

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