By Mark Ambrogi
Indiana Ballet Conservatory administrative director Hailey Agran describes the summer camps and Young Dancers’ Intensive program as a perfect immersion experience for a child interested in ballet
“Through classes that encourage creativity, technical and artistic awareness and development, and love of the art form, an IBC summer program is the perfect introduction to the beautiful, dynamic, athletic world of ballet for any budding danseur or ballerina,” said Agran, who also serves as head of the preparatory division.
Agran said previous training is not required for ages 3 to 9.
The Camp and YDI class sizes are limited to approximately 15 students to ensure individual attention for each child, Agran said.
Agran said the YDI is IBC’s most popular summer program for young dancers and tends to fill up quickly each year with a wait list. The program will be offered three weeks this summer due to high demand for this program. The YDI for boys and girls ages 7-9 from June 6-24.
The Summer Storybook Camps for boys and girls, ages 3-4 and 5-6, are held from 9 a.m. to noon June 6-24.
The Summer Intensive program is for ages 10-18 and is by audition only. The program, which runs from June 27-July 29, has grown in scope and size over the past six years, Agran said. She said many students travel from other states and even Canada, to work with the IBC faculty.
“For the second year now, we will continue to offer a final Gala performance for students attending the last three weeks of Summer Intensive, which will be presented at The Center for the Performing Arts and include guest dancers and choreographers from American Ballet Theater performing alongside our Intensive students,” Agran said. “Our faculty, led by Founding Artistic Director Alyona Yakovleva-Randall, is already hard at work preparing for what is sure to be our most exciting summer yet.”
For more, visit indianaballetconservatory.org.