It is so exciting to hear that in-person ballet summer intensives are happening around the country. SAB, PNB, Carolina, Kirov, Washington Ballet, CPYB and more, held virtual auditions this winter but will be holding their traditional summer intensive sessions IN PERSON. And if you don't have Zoom fatigue, several of the ballet companies are also offering virtual options to train this summer - no travel or housing expenses necessary!
We would love to hear from all of you about your summer ballet training plans. Hopping on a plane or packing up the car? Studying at your studio or another local studio? Whatever your plans may be, they are sure to be a lot more fun than last year!
As soon as you have a list of required tights, shoes and leotards, let us know what we can get for you. Pointe shoes, especially, need to be ordered well in advance of your start date. 6 weeks is a good lead time for most brands, but others are taking 8-10 weeks. IT IS ALWAYS a good idea to have a backup shoe for any classes or performances just in case your favorite shoes are on backorder.
If you need advice on how many pointe shoes you'll need, book a pointe fitting appointment. Damon, Em, Carm or Cristy can help you negotiate the crazy pointe shoe waters.
We can order most required leotards, as well. They usually take 2-4 weeks to arrive. And, of course, we'll have plenty of fun accessories, skirts, and leotards for your no-uniform days!
We look forward to this little bit of normal returning, and we can't wait to hear all about your plans and experiences :)