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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Hello TWB Family,

Well, the 2012 Summer Intensive has come to an end! This summer The Washington School of Ballet invited 150 of the most talented students from around the world to participate in the company’s acclaimed summer program to perform at the peak of their abilities. For several intense weeks, all of TWSB studios were packed with dedicated students dancing countless sweat pouring hours and focus to become some of the best young artists of their generation.

Last week, the 2012 Summer Intensive Program concluded with several performances of pieces created by TWB’s amazing faculty. A personal favorite was Edwin Aparicio’s “Tangos” which was a Flamenco piece choreographed specifically for our students and set to traditional Spanish sounds of Concha Buika. Ranging from ballet to modern dance, the students displayed not only their extensive skills from training, but their eclecticism and passion for diverse movement. I truly admire their dedication to the art of movement and wish each student the best with hopes of seeing them return in the future.

Though, the Summer Intensive students are the highlight of the summer, we cannot forget those who have spent countless hours making the 2012 Summer Intensive operate with great ease. I would like to thank TWSB’s amazing faculty and guest instructors, accompanists and chaperones for dedicating their summer to dance by teaching and serving as role models for our students and the parents for being a great support system. Lastly, a special extension of gratitude goes to the TWSB Administrative Staff for all of their efforts and time in making sure these students are received and accounted for while away from home.

Although our corridors are currently pretty quiet, The Washington Ballet is ecstatic to hit the ground running as we prepare to SEDUCE audiences’ senses from the stage next season with movements performed by familiar and new Company members.

Speak with you all soon!

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