The Hudson Valley's cultural park for dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEES/ DEADLINE DATES


Tuition: $4,495.00 per session
The fee includes all instruction, room and board at Kaatsbaan in the Dancers' Inn, (double or triple occupancy rooms), liability insurance, all activities and field trips, and supervision by full-time Resident Assistants.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS
Because of the small selective size of the Extreme Ballet program, Kaatsbaan cannot offer scholarships. However, students may set up their own scholarship funds. Friends, relatives (not parents), and small local businesses may send donations to Kaatsbaan earmarked for a student. 100% of the contribution will be placed in a particular student's scholarship fund. All monies received offset tuition for that student. Donations are tax deductible for the contributor to the extent allowed by law. In addition many communities offer arts scholarships for summer study.

 

EXTREME BALLET DUE DATES

 

March 1, 2018
$35 DVD Auditions, Application fee, Video Registration Form, & Photos.

 

March 15, 2018
Tuition deposit ($1,795.00) due for Sessions I, II & III - Non-refundable deposit on tuition, room & board.

 

May 2, 2018
Tuition balance ($2,700.00) due for Session I & II & III Balance due on non-refundable tuition, room & board and all forms completed and signed. There will be no adjustment in tuition or fees for late arrival or early departure. All fees are non-refundable.

 

There will be no adjustment in tuition or fees for late arrival or early departure. All fees are non-refundable.

 

Admission Requirements

  1. 13 years and older
  2. Minimum 2 years of Pointe work: able to sustain 6 days of technique class per week, and 2-4 hours a day of Pointe class five days a week.

 

Students may register for two sessions with the director's approval.

 

Audition Tour

Pre-registration is not required. Registration is 30 minutes prior to audition. One photo in first arabesque and a headshot are required along with a $30.00 audition fee.

 

Video Audition Requirements

Submit a DVD recorded no earlier than August 2016 along with one photo in first arabesque en pointe, one photo tendu a la seconde, a headshot and $35.00 Audition Processing Fee. The audition should be no more than 15 minutes long (keep it simple).

 

Video Content

Start the recording by stating your name and age. Create your own combinations both at the barre and in the center.

Barre:

  1. Grande plie in each position
  2. Tendu en croix with demi plie
  3. Tendu and degages en croix
  4. Rond de jambe en dehors and en dedans
  5. Developpe and fondu en croix, end with an arabesque
  6. Grand Battement en croix

Center Work:

  1. Adage, show ecarte and attitude
  2. Pirouette en dehors and en dedans
  3. Petit allegro
  4. Grand Allegro
  5. Ladies: Pointe work combination
  6. Men: double tours and pirouettes a la seconde en l'air

 

Mail application form, $35.00 fee, video, and photos to:
Prudence Garcia-Renart, Kaatsbaan
USPS: P.O. Box 482, Tivoli, NY 12583
UPS or FedEx: 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583

Extreme Ballet®

Celebrating 18 years as the ultimate training, coaching and mentoring dance experience.

 

Session I: June 17 - July 7, 2018

 

Session II: July 8 - July 28, 2018

 

Session III: July 29 - August 18, 2018

 

 

Martine van Hamel, Program Director
 
Stella Abrera, Associate Director

Extreme Ballet® is a unique training program designed for the serious young dancer who wants to develop exceptional technical skills, artistic refinement and a sophisticated approach to repertoire. Students receive superior ballet training with an emphasis on individual corrections.

 

Small groups are a specialty of the Extreme Ballet® program and offer students the daily personal attention needed to sharpen and refine their skills. Enrollment is limited to 40 students per session. Students are assembled in small groups of approximately 20 dancers for technique classes and pointe classes and into groups of approximately 10 for coaching.

 

Daily technique class is aimed to improve technical skills, line, movement vocabulary, physical strength and musicality. Coaching of the classical repertoire refines the subtle understanding of movements and musicality and prepares the dancer for a sophisticated artistic performance. 

 

Contemporary ballet techniques, modern dance and improvisation are also an important part of the Extreme Ballet curriculum, as versatility is essential in today’s contemporary choreography and productions. Flamenco is a required class to assist in character dance preparation, and yoga and Pilates are required to improve the student’s core strength, placement and flexibility.

 

The faculty at Extreme Ballet® offers a vast range of professional experience coupled with in-depth knowledge and understanding of dance pedagogy. They are well versed in traditional ballet teaching techniques as well as contemporary approaches to dance anatomy and kinesiology.

 

Kaatsbaan is situated on 153 rural acres in the Village of Tivoli, New York, two hours north of New York City. The state of the art facilities include three premier dance studios, a sixteen-room motel style residence inn: The Dancers’ Inn. Extreme Ballet offers a peaceful, healthy and safe environment that encourages cooperation, support and long-term personal friendship.

 
CLICK HERE for more information regarding CURRICULUM, TECHNIQUE CLASS, COACHING, MASTER CLASSES, PERFORMANCE SHOWCASES, EXCURSIONS, MEALS, ACCOMODATIONS, and TRANSPORTATION

 

Faculty and Master Teachers for Extreme Ballet®

 

All Sessions:

Kati Garcia-Renart (Flamenco),
Oliver Tobin (Modern Dance, Improvisation)
Sarite Sanders (Pilates, Yoga)

 

Guest Teachers (dates TBA):

Stella Abrera, Lisa Lockwood, Lorin Mathis, Kevin McKenzie, Gillian Murphy, Sasha Radetsky, Margo Sappington, Martine van Hamel, Wendy Whelan, Roman Zhurbin

 

Download Extreme Ballet® 2018 Audition Form

 

Audition Schedule:

Date

Day

Time

City

Address

1/6/18

Saturday

12:30 - 2 pm

Chicago, IL

Hubbard Street Dance
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.,

Chicago, IL  60607

1/6/18

Saturday

2:30 - 4 pm

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Ballet

1695 Marietta Blvd. NW

Atlanta, GA  30318

1/6/18

Saturday

12:30 pm

New York, NY

Gibney Studios

890 Broadway, 5th floor

New York, NY 10003

1/7/18

Sunday

2:30 - 4 pm

Minneapolis, MN

Ballet Royale Minnesota

16368 Kenrick Avenue

Lakeville, MN  55044

1/13/18

Saturday

11 am - 12:30 pm

Dallas, TX

Ballet Academy of Texas

145 Fitness Court

Coppell, TX 75019

1/13/18

Saturday

2:30 - 4 pm

Philadelphia, PA

The Rock School
1101 South Broad Street,

Philadelphia, PA 19147

1/14/18

Sunday

2:30 - 4 pm

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Ballet School

500 W. Pershing Road

Kansas City, MO  64108

1/20/18

Saturday

2:30 - 4 pm

Princeton, NJ

Princeton Ballet School

301 N. Harrison Street, 2nd floor

Princeton, NJ 08540

1/20/18

Saturday

3:30 - 5 pm

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Ballet

1555 Central Parkway

Cincinnati, OH  45214

1/21/18

Sunday

2:30 - 4 pm

Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis School of Ballet

502 N. Capital Ave. Suite B

Indianapolis, IN 46204

1/21/18

Sunday

2:30 - 4 pm

Rochester, NY

Rochester City Ballet

1326 University Ave

Rochester, NY 14607

2/3/18

Saturday

2:30 - 4 pm

San Francisco, CA

City Ballet School of San Francisco

10 Chase Court (studio entrance)

San Francisco, CA 94103

2/4/18

Sunday

4:30 - 6 pm

Boston, MA

Boston Ballet

19 Clarendon Street

Boston, MA 02116

2/4/18

Sunday

2:30 - 4 pm

Denver, CO

Academy of the Colorado Ballet
1075 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, CO 80204

2/10/18

Saturday

2:30 - 4 pm

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona 

School of Dance
     Ina Gittings Bldg.#121        

Tucson, AZ  85721

2/11/18

Sunday

2:30 - 4 pm

Hartford, CT

The Hartt Dance Division

   University of Hartford       

35 Westbourne Parkway

Hartford, CT 06112

2/11/18

Sunday

10:30 am - 12 noon

Washington, DC

Washington Ballet

3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Washington, DC  20016

2/18/18

Sunday

1:30 - 3 pm

Tivoli, NY

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
120 Broadway,

Tivoli, NY 12583