Tippy Toe Ballet Camp
Ages 2 – 3.5
May 30-June 1
Grandmother & Me or Mommy & Me classes for Tiny Tots ages 2 to 3.5 years old. Join me, and my 2-year-old granddaughter Elsie, for 3 days of fun filled activities. This is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of dance, while bonding with your child or grandchild.
Each day, watch your child twirl around with happiness while watching their confidence grow right before your eyes! Your child will enter the magical world of dance while you share in the experience of the class by participating alongside them. Classes are designed to improve coordination and develop their social skills. A snack will be provided during break time.
Don’t worry if you haven’t done this before, I will guide the class to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
Instructor – Miss Julie
Tangled Dance Camp
Come on an adventure with Rapunzel on her journey to dance with the floating lanterns. Dancers will make crafts and enjoy snacks while trapped in the tower. While on our adventure to the village, we will learn elements of creative movement and ballet. Friends and family are invited on the last day to watch us dance with the lanterns and make Rapunzel's dreams come true.
Instructor – Miss Shoshannah
Disney Princess/Prince Dance Camp
Every single day will be focused on a different Disney Princess; Cinderella, Elsa, Belle, Merida, and Aurora. We will practice our ballet technique to our favorite Disney classic song and learn a dance to be performed on Friday. Everyday we will spend time dancing, coloring, watching a movie clip, and learning what makes a princess so special.
Instructor – Miss Chelsea
Dancing Divas Camp
Your diva will have a blast as they dance to music from Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and other diva pop stars! Dancers will learn both jazz and tap technique and will help choreograph a dance to share. On the final day, friends and family will be invited to come watch these little divas shine.
Instructor – Miss Shoshannah
Splish Splash Summer Dance Camp
Escape from the heat outside and come dance with us! Splash Splash Dance Camp celebrates all things summer! We will be learning basic jazz technique while dancing to classic summer songs. We will make a summer craft and learn a cute dance to show off at the end of the week!
Instructor - Miss Chelsea
Jr. Intensive 9-11 am M/W; Thursday Pointe 10-11
Includes Jazz on Mon/Wed
June 5-July 6
Grades: 3rd through 5th (in the fall)
Cost: $325 for 5 weeks
Instructor: Julie Blacksten
The Jr. Intensive was created for those younger students who are excited about improving their skills and learning new steps! The class includes Ballet class, Ballet & Jazz rehearsal. Thursday will be Pre-Pointe & Beginning Pointe. Jr. Intensive participants will perform at the end of the session.
Lyrical ages 9-11; M 11:15-12:15
Modern Dance ages 9-11; W 11:15-12:15
Classical Ballet Academy Summer 2017
(5 week sessions)
11:15-12:15 a.m. Lyrical for ages 9-11
(Tuesday sessions will be 4 weeks due to 4th of July)
3:15-4:00 Jazz/Tap combo 4/5
4:00-4:45 Flexibility & Conditioning ages 12+
4:45-5:45 Contemporary/Lyrical ages 12+
4:45-5:45 Ballet ages 6-8
5:45-6:45 Jazz/Tap combo 6-8
5:45-6:45 Advanced Modern ages 12+
7:00-8:00 Adult Ballet
11:15-12:15 a.m. Modern Dance for ages 9-11
12:45-1:45 Norman Dance Theatre
4-5 Beginning Mens Ballet Class *NEW CLASS*
5-6 Ballet for ages 9-12
6-7 Ballet Barre for Adults/Teens 15+
6-7 Tap for Middle & High School *NEW CLASS*
7-8 Adult Ballet
7-8 Jazz for Middle School *NEW CLASS*
8-9 Jazz/Lyrical 13+
6-7 Ballet Barre for Adults/Teens 15+
7-8 Adult/Teen Ballet
June 6-July 6; Monday/Wednesday 10:30-12:45
Thursday Pointe & Variations Class; 11:00-12:30
Grades: Middle School, High School & College
The Sr. Intensive is designed for serious students who want to build confidence and excel in a fun and positive environment. Ballet technique classes, include well-known guest artists, as well as choreography and performance opportunities, dance injury prevention and many other topics that are all a part of the Sr. Intensive. Dancers will focus on technique and how to properly execute ballet steps. They will also perform variations from classical ballets at the end of the session.
Sr. Intensive Special Guests include:
Clara Cravey Stanley, Associate Director, Ballet Class
at the University of Oklahoma School of Dance began her professional career with the Harkness Ballet of New York under the direction of Ben Stevenson. As a principal dancer she toured Europe and the Middle East performing in Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Iran, Paris and Istanbul.
Many dancers who have trained under her direction have gone on to professional careers with Houston Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, American Ballet Theater, Washington Ballet, Boston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dancers, Netherlands Dance Theater and other international companies. Ms. Cravey also served as President of the National Association of Schools of Dance from 2000 through 2003. She has danced at summer festivals including Spoleto, Nervi and Monte Carlo where she performed for Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco.
Jacob Sparso, Ballet Master, Ballet Class
A native of Copenhagen, Denmark. Jacob received his training in Copenhagen and made his debut with the Royal Danish Ballet at the age of 10. He has been a principal dancer with Dallas Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium, Baltimore Ballet and Oklahoma City Ballet. His dancing has taken him to England, Germany, Turkey, Greece, Russia, Holland, China, Japan, and throughout the U.S. In 1992, he met and danced for the King and Queen of Belgium for the Royal Danish Ballet’s Twentieth Anniversary. In 1992 he danced for the Queen and Prince of Denmark at a gala performance to celebrate their 20th anniversary. He has created ballets for Dallas Black Dance Theater, Dallas Ballet, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Turtle Creek Choral Society and Oklahoma City Ballet. Among his most notable works for OKC Ballet are The Wizard of Oz and The Phantom of the Opera, which was called “a lavishly beautiful new production” by the Oklahoman in 2010.
Kay Sandel, Ballet Class
Is a ballet instructor from Oklahoma City University dance department.
Kay Sandel has danced professionally with Ruth Page’s International Ballet Co. of Chicago, the Chicago Lyric Opera, Tulsa Ballet, National Ballet of Washington D.C., and Ballet Oklahoma. She received her formal training in Tulsa with Roman Jasinski and Moscelyne Larkin (one of the five Oklahoma Indian Ballerinas), former members of the Original Ballet Russe. During this time she danced for many years as principal dancer with the Tulsa Civic Ballet, the precursor of Tulsa Ballet Theatre. Kay has been teaching ballet for over 30 years. Her insistence on purity of line, cleanliness of technique and the importance of expression has enabled many of her students to be accepted into professional dance companies and prestigious schools such as School of American Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School, Boston Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, Kirov Academy, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Magnificat, Tulsa Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Harid Conservatory, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Oklahoma City Ballet. She is Artist-in-Residence at Oklahoma City University and regularly choreographs for the American Spirit Dance Company.
Dr. Vitautas Ringus, MD Orthopedic, Caring for our Ankles and Feet, and preventing dance injuries.
Specializing in ankle & foot; Dr. Ringus attended Cornell University finished with a Bachelor’s
degreein Economics. He then attended the University of Illinois at Chicago graduating with an MD and laterdegreein Economics. He then attended the University of Illinois at Chicago graduating with an MD and later in Economics. He then attended the University of Illinois at Chicago graduating with an MD and later
did his internship and residency at West Virginia University. He completed a foot and ankle fellowship
in Columbus Ohio with the Orthopaedic and Foot and Ankle Center of Westerville, where he worked
with dancers of the Columbus Ballet to get them back to dancing after an injury.
June Hines, Ballet and Pilates
•Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Dance – University of Oklahoma (1981/1983) •Associate Professor of Dance – Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, now DeSales Univerisity (1987-1995)
Instructor of Dance - Mercyhurst College, now Mercyhurst University, (1983-1997)
Certified Pilates Instructor - The Pilates Studio of New York (1996)
•Selected by Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates' renowned protege' to be the Delaware Valley region's Level 3, Teacher Trainer for her training program. Romana's Pilates (2003- present) •Director of The Pilates Studio at The Pennsylvania Ballet training dancers and rehabilitating physical therapy patients ( 1997-2003) •Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, ABC News health and wellness segments (1998)
Faculty of The Abington Arts Center (1998-2013)
Julie Benningfield, Acting for the Dancer
Is a director and acting coach, with 19 years of experience teaching speech, drama, video production, music and language arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern State University in Speech and Psychology with a minor in Music. She also holds a Master of Education with an emphasis in Theater. She has taught workshops in each of her fields throughout her career to age groups ranging from 5 to 18 years of age. In addition to her teaching experience, she has performed in numerous plays and musicals as well as directing plays for both children and adults.
Erin Milligan, Dance Injury Prevention
Is a physical therapist who also teaches tap at Classical Ballet Academy. Erin began her dance education in Alabama at the age of four. That was the beginning of a lifelong love of dance. Erin owned and operated her own studio for ten years and continued her training with master classes and seminars studying under respected instructors such as Jo Rowan and Karen Herbert in ballet and Joel Ruminer, Debbi Dee and Joan Lather in Tap. Many of Erin's past students have brought home state titles in tap and ballet for the Oklahoma Kids Talent Search.