Summer is the best time to engage in performing arts training. Students who are taking September to June courses should never take the whole summer off. Dance and singing skills require constant maintenance. Home practice including conditioning is very important, and classes, courses, and programs make it possible for Summer to be the time when the greatest improvements are made, instead of the time when hard-won skills degrade.
Summer programs include:
For Lower Levels (Beginner: up to 4 years training and/or up to Grade II R.A.D.):
Summer Intensive Weeks, Summer Samplers, Jazz Technique Drop-in Classes, Ballet Technique Drop-In Classes
For Higher Levels (Intermediate: 4 or more years training and/or Grade III R.A.D. & up):
Summer Intensive Weeks, Jazz Technique Drop-in Classes, Ballet Technique Drop-In Classes
Summer Programs 2018
To Register for 2018 Summer Programs and Classes please click here.
Fees are payable by:
Cheque, e-transfer, or cash (cash payments must be made in person during our Office Hours so we can give you a receipt!).
2018 Summer Intensive Weeks
Featuring Guest Faculty (please watch for faculty announcements on this site and Facebook) and Caulfield School of Dance Teachers, the Summer Intensive weeks (3 weeks of Ballet and Contemporary, and 2 weeks of Multidiscipline) are an invaluable experience. Even one full week produces amazing improvement. All students age 7 and up with some experience (minimum 1 year recommended) will benefit immensely from summer intensive training.
All Intensive Weeks (Ballet/Contemporary and Multidisciplinary) are:
- $280.00 +gst each
- Any 2 Weeks for $540.00 +gst
- Any 3 Weeks for $780.00 +gst
- All 4 Weeks for $1000.00 +gst
2018 Ballet and Contemporary Summer Intensive Weeks
Ballet • Contemporary • Improvisation • Conditioning • Repertoire
Week A: Tuesday, August 7 to Friday August 10, 2018 – 10:30 am – 3:30 pm*
Week B: Monday, August 13 to Friday August 17, 2018 – 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Week C: Monday, August 20 to Friday August 24, 2018 – 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
* Week A has the same instructional hours – 3.5 hours per day – but is over 4 days vs. 5 the days in Weeks B and C.
The Ballet and Contemporary Summer Intensive is for Intermediate (approximately Intermediate Foundation R.A.D. and higher) and Senior (approximately Advanced I R.A.D. and higher) level dancers. Participating in all threes weeks is ideal (and required for dancers pursuing the Caulfield School of Dance 2018-2019 Half Day Training program), but dancers can register for one, two, or three weeks of participation. The last week of the Multidisciplinary Intensive Weeks (information below) is also recommended.
The Ballet and Contemporary Summer Intensive gives aspiring ballet and contemporary dancers daily classes in ballet, contemporary, and repertoire. There will also be classes in conditioning instructed by teachers registered in their fields of expertise such as Pilates, Progressing Ballet Technique, etc.. The faculty will include internationally acclaimed guest artists.
2018 Multidiscipline Summer Intensive Weeks
Ballet • Tap • Jazz • Modern/Contemporary Dance • Hip Hop • Acrobatics (Partnering, Contortion, Hand Balancing and Tumbling) • Musical Theatre (Singing with Dancing and Acting) • Improvisation • Choreography
Week 1: Monday, August 20 to Friday, August 24, 2018 – 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Week 2: Monday, August 27 to Friday, August 31, 2018 – 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
The Summer Intensive Weeks are for dancers at the following levels:
Junior, Ages 7+ (Suggested 1 – 2 years experience):
Intermediate, Ages 9+ (Suggested 3+ years experience):
Advanced, Ages 12+ (Intermediate or higher R.A.D. Ballet level and/or Advanced Tap)
2018 Summer Samplers
Ballet/Creative Dance • Tap* • Jazz/Modern/Contemporary • Hip Hop • Musical Theatre: Singing with Dancing and Acting
Samplers are a fun way for students new to performing arts training up to an intermediate level, to experience several of the disciplines offered by Caulfield School of Dance in one week. Samplers are also very helpful for selecting programs for the September to June year.
* Tap requires tap or hard soled “party” type shoes. We do have a few pairs of tap shoes to borrow for the samplers on a first come first served basis. Students can take the tap portion in socks or ballet shoes.
All Samplers are $65 +gst for the week
Morning Week 1 : Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13, 2018:
Ages 3 to 4: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Ages 5 to 7: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Evening Week 1: Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13, 2018:
Ages 3 to 5: 5 – 6 pm
Ages 6 to 8: 6 – 7 pm
Ages 9 to 12: 7 – 8 pm
Teens: 7 – 8 pm
Evening Week 2: Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, 2018:
Ages 3 to 4: 5 – 6 pm
Ages 5 to 7: 6 – 7 pm
2018 Ballet and Jazz Technique Maintenance Summer Drop-In Classes
A great way to maintain and improve abilities. Drop-in for $15.50 per 1 hr. class$15.50 per 1 hr. class/$18.50 per 1.5 hr class or save with Packages.
Note: Those with Technique Maintenance class package(s) can also inquire about special 2 hour Technique Summer “Pod” classes.
Jazz Technique Drop-in Classes
Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm, July 5 to August 9, 2018
- Single Drop In* – $18.50 +gst
- 4 Class Package – $70.00 +gst
- 6 Class Package – $99.00 +gst
Ballet Technique Drop-In Classes
- Single Drop-In* – $15.50 +gst
- 3 Class Package – $42.50 +gst
- 6 Class Package – $80.00 +gst
Level B/C Ballet Technique (R.A.D. Grade II to V) age 8+
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, July 3 to August 7, 2018
* Please come 15 minutes before your class starts to pay to drop in if you do not have a Package.
Any classes taken beyond the number purchased for a package are charged at the per class rate of the purchased package (the per class reduced) rate with is lower than the regular drop-in rate.
There are no refunds or credits for unused portions of Packages.
Ballet and Jazz Technique Maintenance Drop-In Classes are also highly recommended, and very helpful to the faculty in assessing students for level placement for the 2018-2019 year.
2018 Summer Pods
Summer Pods are designed for dancers (aprox. ages 8 – 12) enrolled in a Summer Maintenance Program* who are looking to advance skills in Ballet and Jazz Technique.
7 Class Package $200.00 ($190.48 +gst)
10 Class Package $250.00 ($238.10 +gst)
Drop In $30.00 ($28.57 +gst)
*Pod classes can only be taken with the purchase of Ballet or Jazz Technique Maintenance Classes Package.
Pod Classes Dates and Times:
Wednesday June 27, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 4, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Monday, July 9, 5:15 – 7:15 pm
Wednesday, July 11, 5:15 – 7:15 pm
Wednesday, July 25, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, August 1, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday, August 8, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Friday, August 10, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Monday, August 13, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday, August 15, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Dancer’s Creed:
After 1 day without dance class, I feel it.
After 2 days without dance class, my Partner feels it.
After 3 days without dance class, my Director feels it.
After 4 days without dance class, the Audience feels it.
The Singer’s Creed
Only 1 day off in 7,
and my voice will soar to heaven.
Should I rest it more,
it will flounder on the floor.