Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s Summer Dance program will help all young dancers to grow and improve. The school for classical ballet training is offering four different workshops at its East Lyme studio in July and August with options of taking a single or multi-week program.
The youngest dancers (ages 4-7) may enroll in a Storybook Magic Adventure, while older children (ages 8-12) build their skills and have fun in the Junior Summer Workshop. More experienced students will benefit from both the Intermediate/Advanced Workshop and/or the Summer Intensive, âIn Balanchineâs Footsteps.â Headlining the guest faculty for the Intensive is New York City Balletâs extraordinary principal dancer Sara Mearns, whom Alastair Macaulay of the New York Times has called âthe great American ballerina of our era.â
Three other accomplished instructors from the world of dance will join six of ECBâs own professional faculty members. Many, including artistic director Gloria Govrin, a soloist with the New York City Ballet, have ties to the legendary choreographer George Balanchine.
âThereâs no better way for a young dancer to learn than from master teachers who were either students of Balanchine or members of companies that embrace his style and choreography,â says ECB executive director Lise Reardon.
In addition, teens and adults may take classes in ballet and jazz on summer evenings. A full schedule, costs, and registration form are available at easternctballet.com. Register by April 11 and receive a $15 discount. For inquiries, call 860-739-7899 or visit ECB at 435 Boston Post Road in East Lyme.