The Washington Ballet @THEARC offers a Summer Dance Program, Summer Evening Program, and Summer Adult Open Classes.
The Washington Ballet @THEARC’s Summer Dance Program consists of four weeks of study.
A total of 75 students will be accepted to the daytime program (25 students per level). There are three levels: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Students age 7 and up are eligible for the program.Students must either audition for our program or have completed level 1A.
Space is limited and registration is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students will participate in ballet, jazz, African dance, cultural dance, art, music and repertory.
Students will participate in ballet, stretch class, jazz, modern, African dance, music and repertory.
Students will participate in ballet, pointe, stretch class, jazz, modern, music and choreography.
To make the SE Campus’ Summer Dance Intensive accessible to all income levels, tuition is based on a sliding fee scale. Income verification is required during the registration phase. The cost for the Summer Dance Program is based on seven payment groups ranging from $100-$1000 per child. Payment plans are available. A $30 non-refundable fee is due at the time of registration. Full payment must be received by Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
A complimentary breakfast will be served between 8:00AM and 8:30AM for those students in the Summer Day Program. A box lunch program may be purchased for $76. If you do not wish to purchase the lunch program, please pack a lunch for your child.
There will be a culminating event on the last day of the intensive. Students of all levels will perform. Parents and guardians are invited to attend this showing.
Please make arrangements to pick up your child by 3 PM each day. Only parents or designated adults are allowed to sign-out their children. A 15-minute grace period is allowed; parents will be charged $1 per minute past the grace period.
The Boys and Girls Club offers a limited number of discounted slots for families interested in before and after care. If interested, contact The Boys and Girls Club at 202.610.9707. Children may be at the facility as early as 7AM for before care, and from 3-6PM for after care.
The dress code during the Summer Day Program is as follows:
Girls: Any solid colored leotard, pink convertible ballet tights, and pink leather ballet slippers (pointe shoes for Levels 3+)
Boys: White leotard, grey tights, white socks, and ballet slippers.
Students are also required to purchase the uniform specific to their technique level according to the school year uniform requirements. They will also need black jazz shoes. Learn more here.
The Summer Evening Program offers ballet technique classes for children ages 4-16. The program includes the following levels: Creative Movement (4 year olds), Pre Ballet 1 (5 year olds), Pre Ballet 2 (6-8 year olds), Ballet 1C (7-11 year olds) and Beginner Teen Ballet (12-16). Classes meet twice per week. The curriculum and dress code follow those of our Fall/Spring school program.
The tuition for our summer evening classes ranges from $40 to $300 based on class level and our sliding fee scale. Payment plans are available. A $30 non-refundable fee is due at the time of registration. Full payment must be received by Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Although Evening Program students will not have a formal performance, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to see their children’s progress during our parent observation week the last week of summer classes.