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SUMMER OF HIP HOP LAS VEGAS

JULY 29 – AUG 2
(1 Week Session)

Ages 8 – 25

 

This is the ULTIMATE Hip Hop Dance Training Experience in the country. Be prepared to be challenged by our top artists in the industry. Dancers will be challenged with over 75 class types in Breaking, Freestyle, House, Jazz/Funk, Street, Locking, Pop’n, commercial and others forms. At the end of the summer intensive dancers will perform a summer showcase. This intensive is partnering with STG The Ultimate Dance Competition

  • Stay 1 Week

    $799 per week

Week 1

Tuition

$799 per week

Tuition Due at Registration: $300

Tuition Balance: Monthly Payments thru June 1st.

Registration Fee: $99

Housing

$499 per week

Housing Due at Registration: $250

Housing Balance: Monthly Payments thru June 1st

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

Meal Plan

$275 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 thru June 1st

Chaperone Fee

$250 per dancer

Chaperone Fee Balance: Monthly Payments thru June 1st

Required for students in housing ages 12 to 13

One time fee

Resident Fee

$150 per dancer

Resident Advisor Fee: Monthly Payments thru June 1st

Required for all dancers in housing

One time fee

3.5% Processing Fee

For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

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.

12 years of age or older to be in Joffrey Ballet School housing. Students ages 10 years and up that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. No housing available for students under 10 years of age.

Tonopah Hall*

*Subject to change
Room includes a bed, dressers, desk, chair and sink.
Building includes:
Informal lounge spaces
Laundry in building

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 UNLV Dining during your stay at the las Vegas intensive. Everything from deli sandwiches to desserts is available at the all-you-can eat dining hall. More info coming soon

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.

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. Please join us Monday morning at the start of your intensive for the opportunity to meet the JBS Staff and review your schedules.

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

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.

Housing

$50 Change Buildings (NYC only)

$50 Roommate Change Request

$100 Initial Roommate Request

$100 Early, Late Check In and Check Out

Team Assignments

$50 Change Team Assignment Request

Friday Aug 2, 2019 

Informal Studio Showing

Location: To be announced

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 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 DocuSign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.

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

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 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.
In some instances we are able to offer a credit towards Joffrey programing which must be used in 1 calendar year. The Registration Fee, ALL DEPOSITS, and all Processing Fees are non-refundable and will be forfeited.
Prior to May 1st, a credit for any payments already made may placed in the dancer’s name to be used for future Joffrey programming. All payments made at the time of withdrawal are non-refundable. Any future payments still due to the school will be waived at the school’s discretion.
After May 1st, all payments are non-refundable. If a dancer’s withdrawal is due to injury or illness, and certified by a Dr’s. note, a partial credit may be used towards next summer at the Joffrey Ballet School’s Discretion. Credit can not be issued for housing and meal plans payments.

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 marleting and advertisig 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.

Studio Location:

University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154

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

Summer of Hip Hop

Sample Schedule

 9:00AM – 10:30AM
House / Locking/ Popping / Finding Your Pocket

10:30AM – 12:00PM
Commercial HipHop & Grooves / Dance Hall / Street Jazz

12:30PM – 12:45PM
Lunch

1:00PM – 2:30PM
JazzFunk / Commercial Hip Hop & Grooves / Breaking

2:30PM – 4:00PM
Locking Popping / House / Jazz Funk

4:00PM – 5:30PM
Choreography

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

Employment

Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in working as an Arts Administration Intern, HRA, AHRA, or RA 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.

Online Application Form - HRA, RA, ARA,

Online Application Form - Interns

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

JOB DESCRIPTIONS & APPLICATIONS

Interns Supervisor 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.

Interns assist the Interns Supervisor and 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.

Application deadline date: April 1st, 2019

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Lissette Salgado-Lucas

Artistic Director of Summer of Hip Hop NYC

Born in Miami, Florida, Lissette Salgado evolved her passion for dance while studing with Judith Reece Newman and Marianna Alvarez. In 1988, She joined the Joffrey Ballet and danced with the company for seven years. Some of Lissette’s roles included: Balanchine’s Tarantella, Frederick Ashton’s Les Patinuers and La Fille Mal Gardee, Kurt Jooss’s The Green Table, John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, Jiri Kylian’s Return to Strange Land, Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain and Viva Vivaldi, and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.

In 1995, Lissette joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and danced lead roles in: Bengt Jorgens’s Swedish Song and Anthony Tudor’s Leaves are Fading. She was recognized for her role as Odette/Odile in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Juliet in Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet, Beauty and Butterfly in David Nixon’s Beauty and the Beast and Butterfly, Lucy in Mark Godden’s Dracula, the principal role in Mikhail Fokine’s Les Sylphides, Paquita in Petipa’s Paquita, and Kitri in  Petipa’s Don Quixote.

Lissette is a renowned, international guest artist who has performed with the Daring Project under the direction of Margo Sappington and Valentina Kozlova. She also performed her role of Juliet in Florence, Italy with Teatro de Maggio Dance Company and was a guest artist with the ‘Stars of Canadian Ballet’ Company, touring throughout Canada and performing in the Pan Am Summer Games Closing Ceremonies 1999.

Lissette has taught at the North Carolina School of the Arts, South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts, Dillard High School for the Performing Arts, Laguna Dance Theater and at Florida Dance Master.

In 2012, Lissette co-founded Shake the Ground with her husband David and in 2013, Universal Ballet Competition. Both competitions offer over $100,000 in scholarships to inspiring young dancers, annually, to assist each of them in reaching their remarkable potential, catapulting them to the next level of their dance careers.

Lissette’s extensive professional experience and relationships in the dance world with professionals in the industry allow Lissette to bring the highest level of judges to STG and UBC and to expand on a national platform.

David Lucas

Artistic Director of Summer of Hip Hop NYC

Born in Chorley, England, and raised in Kelowna, B.C., Canada, David unveiled his passion for dance at age nine. The Canadian School of Ballet is where he began training under the direction of Betty Farrally, the co-founder of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. He later trained in Toronto and graduated from the National Ballet School and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

David joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company in 1988 and danced for 14 years before retiring in 2000. He danced many lead roles such as: Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and Tarantella, David Nixon’s Beauty and the Beast, Butterfly, Mark Godden’s Dracula, Paquita, Don Quixotes Pas de Deux and Brian McDonald’s Pas D’Action. It was with the RWB that he met his lovely wife, Lissette Salgado, and was honored to partner and perform many lead roles with her throughout his career.

David has also performed in five made for television dance movies as well as the popular Children’s TV show “The Toy Castle,” where he played the Strongman. He has also been invited as a guest artist to perform in Japan with the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet Company.

David was also the Artistic Director for the Canadian School of Ballet Summer program, which he and his wife, Lissette, directed for four years. David and Lissette choreographed and staged performances each year for the students. David later founded ‘The Stars of Canadian Ballet’ Company, which brought together the best artists in Canada from the National Ballet Company, The Alberta Ballet Company, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. This renowned group toured in Canada and performed in the closing ceremonies for the Pan Am Games in 1999.

In 2012, David co-founded Shake the Ground with his wife, Lissette, and in 2013, Universal Ballet Competition. Both competitions offer over $100,000 in scholarships to inspiring young dancers, annually, to assist each of them in reaching their remarkable potential, catapulting them to the next level of their dance careers.

 

TRIX

Summer of Hip-Hop NYC Instructor

Curtis “Trix” Pearson is a very talented performer/Dance Choreographer. His passion and love for dance and Entertainment goes a long way. Former Dance Memeber of Round 1, and goes by the name “Trix”. He’s had the pleasure of teaching at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington County, Gifted Students Camp at Princeton University, Musical Movents Dance Theater,Bucks County Technical High School, Artist in Motion, Arabesque Dance Studio and Modeling, Beyond Dance In Brooklyn NY, Dream Dance Studio in LedgeWood NJ and many other dance studios across the East Coast All Down To Orlando Florida. He also appeared and performed on BET’s 106 & Park with His Dance Group Round 1 many times. Very self motivated to stay postive and continue to do what he loves with moving forward to bigger and better things. A Very Great Accomplishment was appearing as a Las Veges Contestant For The Telvision Show “So you think you can dance” !! Recently a Cast Member of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida performing in the shows and Parades Such as, Disney Channel Rocks, Star Wars Hyperspace Hoopla, Monsters University, and The Move it Shake it Celebrate it Street Party. Was Recently Placed in the Data Base For Upcoming Contracts With Disney Live And Cirque Du Soleil after a successful audition Process. Had The Pleasure Of Being ask To Choreograph For The Orlando Magics Dance Team and Running Their Audition Process for The 2014-2015 Season. An Upcoming artist that Goes By The Name Chris C-PO Porter refers to “Trix” as The Go to choreographer For His Music Video! A Guest Faculty Member/Choreographer At New York Cities “Broadway Dance Center”, And “Peridance Capezio Center”, and HipHop Director at Peak Performance Arts Center Of New Jersey!

Casie ‘Tynee’ Goshow

Summer of Hip-Hop NYC Instructor

Casie Goshow, aka B-Girl ‘Tynee’ is hip hop choreographer and break dancer, who has been teaching both hip hop and break dancing for over the last 10 years around the country.  She is originally from a small town in Pennsylvania and went to live in New York City after college, before making the move to Los Angeles.  She has worked in the commercial entertainment industry working a variety of jobs as she pursues her dreams.  Casie has worked side by side with various artists and organizations such as Chris Brown, Lil John, Psy, French Montana, Beats Superbowl Commercial, the NBA, Adidas and was a Las Vegas Season 12 Street Finalist on So You Think You Can Dance?  Currently she is touring around the country teaching kids of all ages at studios, conventions and competitions.  Casie owns her own clothing line, Goshow Yourself, which was created in response to the bullying occurring around the country.  She wanted a clothing line that inspired people of all ages and walks of life to have the courage and confidence to be themselves.

Jona Biddle

Jona Biddle, dance choreographer extraordinaire, originally from Atlantic City, NJ, made his mark in New York conquering his big city dreams with a dance formula for success. As a child, Jona Biddle was affectionately known, as the “Dancing Machine”, and he believes that dance is an art that transcends all boundaries. This, along with his motto of, “Strivers Achieve, What Dreamers Believe” became the motivation that inspires Jona, and propelled his successful ventures.

Jona Biddle’s belief that all things are possible, helped him to stay focused in school, and motivated him to later become a college graduate of Virginia State University. Jona entertained audiences from his hometown in NJ, to sold out stadiums in Virginia, and then relocated to New York City to pursue his entertainment career in the big apple. He has also taken this style, and used it as a catalyst to create The Professionals Dance Company, TPDC, which he is the founder, creative director & choreographer of this commercial development dance company. Under the direction of Jona Biddle, TPDC’s credits include Beyonce’s “Let’s Move” campaign for First Lady Michelle Obama, Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” (BET’s 106 & Park special video premiere), and Columbia Records Christmas concert at NY’s Highland Ballroom, with Willow Smith & Mindless Behavior, BET’s 106 & Park, Beatstock 2011, and the Apollo, just to name a few.

Jona Biddle has recently become one of the most sought after NYC choreographers. His fresh, and innovative choreography gives him an edge, as he creates each piece unique and different, and tailored for the specific artist. Celebrity cliental that have secured Jona Biddle for his dance services include, Beyonce’s TARGET in-store, Willow Smith, Pop artist Danni Ai (signed with Grammy nominated producer, “Allstar”), John Fitz, choreography for a VH1 reality show, “Love & Hip-Hop”, Interscope Recording artist, Ahsan Watts, Mary J. Blige’s & Def Jam/Matriarch Recording artist, Katlyn Nichol, and Starcyde Entertainment pop girl group, Lucki Gurlz. Jona’s recent work also includes, ABDC’s Vinny Castronovo (formally of the Iconic Boyz), and Audemar Piguet secured Jona’s choreography services for the launch party at their latest watch collection premiere event. Jona Biddle’s choreography skills were showcased recently with, Interscope Recording Artist, Ahsan, Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day, Def Jam/Matriarch Recording Artist, Katlyn Nichol, on The 2012 Scream Tour, with the OMG Girlz, Diggy Simmons, Jacob Latimore; The Essence Music Festival; BET’s 106 & Park & The Apollo. Jona Biddle, was also involved in casting dancers for Channing Tatum’s latest event for his movie “Magic Mike”, and he was featured on Bravo’s Housewives of NJ, choreographing for  his T.P.D.C. dancers for their Beatstock debut performance! Whether Jona Biddle is dancing, working with celebrity clientele, choreographing for his dance company, conducting regional Hip-Hop Workshops, & Master classes, or mentoring for Camp Mariah, J.B. is always looking to take his career, his dancers, and protégés to another level.

Anthony Gabriel

Anthony Gabriel is a graduate of Larkin Dance Studio, whose higher education includes studying dance at the University of Iowa as well as business and economics at the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a created degree combining all three disciplines. Highlights of Anthony’s professional experience lists: Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance, America’s Got Talent, Newsies, LA Philharmonic, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, Silentó “Whip/Nae Nae,” Tori Kelly, Omi, The Band Perry, Official Prince Tribute Concert, BCEFA Easter Bonnet, WE Day, YouTube, Microsoft, MAC Cosmetics, Direct TV, Aveda, and Sephora. Equivalent in importance to his professional work, Anthony is a passionate educator. His teaching experience is four continents strong, including the professional studios of Steps and Peridance in Manhattan. Anthony encourages students to defy normalcy, embrace intuition, and accept all movement as valid. Also a music artist, catch Anthony’s music across all major platforms as @anthonyjgabriel.

Darren King ‘Outrage’

Darren King, known in the entertainment industry as “Outrage”, is a 25-year old dancer born in Junction City, Kansas, raised in Frankfurt, Germany, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Outrage has been dancing for over 10 years in styles such as Krump, Popping, Locking, House & Hip-Hop. He is a member of crews such as HeadBangerZ, Academy of Villains and The MOB. He has taught, judged events and battled professionally in Krump for 6 years, taking it as far as Japan, France, Canada and China. In addition, he has done major work in music videos (C2C’s “Happy”, Onuinu’s “Always Awkward”), as well as Puma’s Dance Dictionary and several World Of Dance appearances. Outrage plans to further his career with numerous new projects and take things to the next level by changing the game.

Hamilton Evans

Hamilton Evans was born and raised in a Small country town in the United Kingdom. After graduating from one of London’s leading professional dance colleges, he went on to teach at Pineapple Dance Studios and Studio 68.

His classes made a big splash and opened up many doors Choreographically. His choreography credits include the London Olympics Gymnastics Opening Ceremony, Attitude Magazine Awards, and the Discovery Channel Commercial. He worked with some of the leading artists in Europe and was the Creative Director for L’oreal Paris ‘London.’

In 2014, Hamilton moved to Los Angeles to take his career to the next level. And he was a instant hit. Hamilton is now on the schedule of all the top studios such as Millennium Dance Complex, The Edge Performing Arts Center, and IDA Hollywood.

His classes have garnered requests for him to teach at studios and conventions across the United States and around the world (France, Spain, Poland, Russia, Japan, Singapore, and Norway).

Regardless of the experience or native language of his students, Hamilton is able to guide them through his challenging choreography flawlessly. The atmosphere of his classes leaves students wanting him to come back and teach again and again!

Jessica Rabone

JJ was born and raised in Japan. After moving to LA in 2006 she immediately signed with a dance agency and received her work visa. She has worked for artists such as Dua lipa, Katy Perry, Pink, Paula Abdul, EVE, T-Pain, Logic, Q-tip, Chemical Brothers, Chromeo and more for award shows, music videos, and tours. She was on Emmy Award-winning show “So You Think You Can Dance” season 12 on FOX as a finalist, and also traveled thru the U.S. Canada tour. She has appeared in numerous commercials and TV shows such as, Target, Old Navy, Minute Maid, Toyota, Lexus, Knott’s Berry Farm, Disney American Idol Experience, Ellen, Jimmy Fallon and more.
Being half Japanese and half English, she uses the unique look for modeling. She has modeled for Levi’s, 7UP, Lyft, Danskin, Roxy, Quick Silver and more. Her main style is Hiphop, House, Waacking, also has been trained in Locking, Popping, Ballet, Jazz and Ballroom. Her unique style comes from all the different styles mashed in together and thats what makes her special.