Deciding on a summer intensive for your young dancer can be a daunting task! Some intensives can provide very little information regarding their class offering and class size, and these are important factors when deciding where your child will invest their time this summer. After all, you want them to receive REAL dance training. If you are looking for a summer intensive with great classical training Thomas Armour Youth Ballet (TAYB) has you covered!
#1 A variety of classes are offered.
TAYB offers a variety of classes in the summer to expose students to dance genres that may not be familiar. For the 2018 summer intensive contemporary, jazz, tap, and musical theater will be offered in addition to all classical ballet classes every day.
#2 Classcal ballet training.
A focus for the summer intensive is definitely offering variety of dance genres but TAYB also takes pride it it’s very classical approach. Classical ballet classes are scheduled for every single day of the intensive with a focus on technique, pointe, and variations.
#3 Classes are taught by well trained faculty, not by children.
All classes at TAYB are taught by highly trained professionals. All ballet classes are taught by our two head ballet teachers Rosario Suarez and Mariana Alvarez that have both danced professionally and have taught for more than 20 years.
#4 Drop-in classes
Students that participate in the intensive are not required to take classes all summer long. TAYB allows families to choose customized schedule that works for them. This way your child can train but also go on that family vacation you have planned!
#5 Classes are kept small
Summer intensive classes are kept much smaller than other summer intensive class sizes. By keeping the classes small teachers are able to pay attention to each student and give individualized feedback.