Advanced Summer Intensive

 June 17 - July 27, 2013

This advanced program is for dancers who want a challenging summer experience that will accelerate their ballet and contemporary dance training. The Advanced Summer Intensive runs from June 17 through July 27, 2013 with four divisions serving intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12-22. Students will train up to 7 hours per day Monday-Friday with rigorous and invigorating classes designed to diversify their capacity for movement. An optional Saturday ballet technique class is also available. Sample Schedule

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Variations
  • Gaga
  • Modern
  • Body Conditioning
  • Contemporary
  • Capoeira
  • Video studies
  • Repertoire (Div 7 & 8)
  • Pas de deux (Div 7 & 8)

Performance Opportunity

Students who are enrolled in at least weeks 3-6 are invited to perform in the Advanced Summer Intensive Showcase. This valuable program allows students to learn contemporary choreography and classical repertoire in an intensive rehearsal process. Divisions 5-8 will have additional rehearsal times throughout the week. Students enrolled in all 6 weeks receive 2 weeks of additional rehearsal time and may be cast in additional pieces for the showcase. This extensive rehearsal process will culminate with the Advanced Summer Intensive Showcase, held at the Performing Arts Complex at PCS on July 27th, 2013 at 6pm.

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In State

All intensive students must be placed in the appropriate level by the  School Director. If you are within driving distance, please Contact us to schedule your audition. Auditions will be held at The School of BNC.

Out Of State

If you are out of state, please submit a DVD or video with the following requirements:

  • Please enclose a cover letter that includes your detailed contact information.
  • No more than 5 minutes of barre work – show one side of each of the following: (ladies en pointe, if applicable) plié, tendu, dégagé, fondu, frappé, rond de jambe à terre and en l’air, adagio, grand battement
  • No more than 5 minutes of centre work – show one side of each of the following: (ladies en pointe, if applicable) adagio, pirouettes (en dehors and en dedans), petite allegro, grand allegro
  • Video/DVD submission deadline: June 1, 2013, must be mailed to The School of BNC.

Housing Info

(14+, Div 7 & 8)
Fully chaperoned housing is available for Division 7 & 8* students in luxury accommodations in Broomfield. Transportation and 3 meals per day included. Amenities include an onsite fitness center, business center, swimming pool and hot tub. Housekeeping twice weekly. Within walking distance to local shops, movie theatre and restaurants.

Advanced Summer Intensive Master Teachers

Mary Margaret Holt

Mary Margaret Holt’s training began with a Ford Foundation grant leading to an apprenticeship with the San Francisco Ballet at the age of fifteen. Two years later, she was awarded an additional Ford Foundation grant to study at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet, where she performed with the New York City Ballet. In 1972, Holt joined the Houston Ballet as a soloist and danced a wide variety of solo and principal roles. She has served as a guest artist and teacher with more than 20 ballet and opera companies across the United States.

Ms. Holt is currently the Director of the School of Dance at Oklahoma University. Under her leadership, the Department of Dance was elevated to the School of Dance in 1998. She has led Oklahoma Festival Ballet on five international tours and has choreographed over 20 ballets, musicals and operas. Ms. Holt, who is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, has received two Associates’ Awards for Distinguished Teaching, the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Faculty Award and the Governor’s Arts in Education Award. She was appointed a Presidential Professor in 1997, a Regents’ Professor in 1998 and in 2000 was appointed John W. and Mary D. Nichols Professor of Dance.

Chérie Noble

CHÉRIE NOBLE, choreographer, ballet master, and teacher, is from Philadelphia, PA, and danced professionally as a charter member and soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet Company. Ms. Noble has served as Associate Director of Ballet Arizona and as Ballet Master and Company Teacher for Pennsylvania Ballet Co., Iranian National Ballet, and Ballet Oklahoma. She was Artistic Director of the Delaware Regional Ballet Co. and has participated as a master teacher for the RDA Craft of Choreography Conference and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.

Ms. Noble has taught as a faculty member of the Pennsylvania Ballet School, the National Academy of Arts, and the Philadelphia Performing Arts School. She has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University and a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Iowa. She has been honored by requests to teach at Regional Dance America Festivals and to adjudicate American College Dance Festivals. Her extensive teaching residencies in the United States and abroad have included professional ballet and modern companies, major dance universities, RDA companies, professional and private schools. As master teacher, ballet master, and coach, Chérie Noble is nationally recognized for her knowledge, caring guidance, and ability to develop artistic potential.

Choreographic works by Ms. Noble for professional companies have been presented by Ballet Arizona, Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Ballet Oklahoma, Des Moines Ballet, Maryland Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and Philadanco. She has choreographed more than sixty commissioned works, many of which were requested by Regional Dance America companies. Ms. Noble has staged the full-length classics:Swan Lake, Cinderella, Coppélia, Giselle, and The Nutcracker (televised by WJAX-TV).

Ms. Noble has directed and produced twenty-one CDs of music for Ballet, Pointe, and Variations classes with Brio Recordings. Her students, who have become soloist and principal dancers with major ballet companies, grace the covers of her CDs.

Maree Remalia

Maree ReMalia is a choreographer, performer and teacher. Currently, she is an MFA candidate and Graduate Associate at The Ohio State University. She earned a BA in Education for Social Change and Cultural Studies from Prescott College and subsequently taught with the Teach for America program. Recently, her work has been funded by the Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship, the Chair’s Discretionary Fund through OSU’s Department of Dance and the Kathryn Karipides Scholarship.

In her creative process, she draws inspiration from investigations in Ohad Naharin’s Gaga movement language and studies at Moving on Center School for Participatory Arts; she has also been deeply impacted by Bebe Miller’s emergent style of dance-making and John Giffin’s approach to Dance Theater. ReMalia is interested in the significance of utilizing improvisational, sensory-based explorations as a means of cultivating self-awareness, building community and making new discoveries through movement. It is her intent to create performance work that is reflective of a diverse group of individuals and their collaborative process. Her original choreography has been presented in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Big Box and Dance Works series, MegLouise Dance Sneak Reviews, Movement Research at the Judson Church, 60x60 and the Williamsburg Free Fest.

Maree has had the pleasure of dancing with Cleveland-based companies MorrisonDance and MegLouise Dance and previously with Southern Ballet Theatre and the Richmond Ballet. She has performed in the work of Meghan Durham, John Giffin, Bebe Miller, Ohad Naharin, Ming Shen Gu and Noa Zuk. Rich collaborations have been enjoyed with Heather Baur, Kalindi Stockton and OSU Dance colleagues. Through these associations, she has performed in venues such as the CinciFringe Fest, Cleveland Public Theatre’s Dance Works series, DUMBO Dance Festival, Ingenuity Festival, New England Dance Project showcase, Ten Tiny Dances and the Yitzhak International Arts Gathering in Acco, Israel.