Intro-Intensive 2014

Ages 7+

June 30 – July 11, 2014

Tuition: 1 Week — $110, 2 Weeks — $180

This program includes Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Choreography and is designed for beginning or intermediate dancers. Students attend daily classes and rehearsals Monday through Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm


Students that attend both weeks of the Intro-Intensive program particpate in our Summer Intensive Showcase on July 11, 2014



Summer Intensive

June 9 – 28, 2014

Junior Division: Intermediate Dancers Ages 10+

Senior Division: Advanced & Pre-Professional Dancers Ages 14+

Tuition: 1 Week — $375, 2 Weeks — $750, 3 Weeks — $900

This program includes classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Partnering, Pointe and Repertory Rehearsals and is designed for intermediate and advanced dancers who are committed to enhancing their dance technique. Students attend daily classes and rehearsals Monday through Saturday.

Housing is available. Please see below for more information.


Students that attend all weeks of the Summer Intensive program particpate in our Summer Intensive Showcase on June 28, 2014


Classes will be taught by Executive Artistic and Founding Director Carol Erkes, and Associate Director/Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, along with guest faculty from around the country.


Guest Faculty will Include:


Allison Jay Baber – Former dancer Hartford Ballet, BalletMet, Smuin Ballet and touring show of “Moving Out”


John Parks – Faculty USF in Tampa, former dancer Alvin Ailey and Ana Sokolow


Israel Rodriguez – Forn in Camaguey, Cuba, trained at the famed Vocational Art School, former soloist Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso, Ballet Theatre of Lexington, former principal Dancer with Ballet de Monterrey, Louisville Ballet and, most recently, Orlando Ballet


Charmaine Warren – Performer, historian, consultant and dance writer and holds a Ph.D. in History from Howard University, a Masters Degree in Dance Research, Reconstruction and Choreography from CUNY – City College, and two Bachelor’s Degrees: one in Speech & Theatre/Dance, and the other in English from Montclair State College. She is a faculty member at Hunter College, Kean University, Empire State College’s online program Center for Distance Learning and Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz/Contemporary Trainee Program and former faculty member of The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program.


Lloyd Whitmore – Former dancer with Philadanco, The New Orleans Opera, and DC Contemporary Dance Theater. 1991-1993, served as Artistic Director of his own modern dance company, the New World Dance Company of Washington, DC. Present faculty at Rochelle School of the Arts.


Sharon Wong – Former Ailey School faculty Co-Chair of the Jazz Department and Aily/Fordham BFA faculty advisor. Visiting Dance Professor at Hope College in Michigan




(Includes Meal Plan, RA Supervision, Transporation)


1 Week — $375, 2 Week — $750, 3 Week — $1,125


(Students 13 and under please add $250 per week Chaperone Fee)


Students are housed in a residence hall at Florida Southern College (FSC). Resident Assistants (RAs) will supervise the students during their stay. Students will be transported to and from FSC via shuttle service provided by FSC. Check-in is held each Sunday. Meals are provided by FSC.