California Workshop Overview
The 2015 California Workshop for Young Dancers will take place from Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 14, 2015.
The Workshop will be held at the Maple Conservatory of Dance, 1824 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, California.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
The Workshop is designed for serious ballet students between the ages of 10 and 14. Students must be no younger than 10 and no older than 14 as of July 31, 2015, to enroll in the Workshop.
Please note: Students between the ages of 12 and 14 (as of July 31, 2015) are eligible for BOTH SAB’s New York Summer Course (June 29 to August 1, 2015) and the California Workshop. When students complete the audition registration form, they must indicate which program they wish to be considered for. They may elect to be considered for one or both programs.
Admission to the California Workshop for Young Dancers is by audition only. Auditions will be held in seven locations on SAB’s National Audition Tour: San Francisco, San Diego, Irvine, and Santa Monica (all in California), Seattle, WA, Salt Lake City, UT and Phoenix, AZ. Students from any state may attend the California Workshop for Young Dancers, but they must attend one of these 7 audition sites to apply for the program. Auditions for the CA Workshop will not be given in NYC or in any other National Audition Tour location.
At the time of the January 2015 auditions, students 10 or younger are expected to have completed a minimum of 1-1/2 years of training. Eleven year olds should have completed a minimum of 2 years of training (including introductory pointe work), and 12 to 14 year olds should be training at the intermediate level.
The aesthetic of George Balanchine, which emphasizes speed, musicality, control and precision guides SAB’s instruction. Classes in Ballet Technique, Variations and Pointe will be offered at the CA Workshop.
Members of SAB’s permanent faculty, under the direction of Chairman of Faculty Peter Martins, will conduct the CA Workshop classes. More information about the 2013 California Workshop faculty can be found here.
Housing and transportation will not be provided for students attending the CA Workshop. The program is designed for local-area students or for those who are able to arrange temporary accommodations within commuting distance of Irvine.
Classes will be held Monday through Friday with each level taking one morning and one afternoon class every day. No classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday.