Ballet Pensacola offers several summer programs to train your young dancer with classical ballet instruction. There are several offerings for ages 3-10. Please see details below.
CHILDREN'S CAMP (age 3-6):
The Children's Camps offer educational and engaging sessions that include dance instruction in individual dance, dance as a group, character acting, mime work and crafts. Attend just one week or all four, as each session provides new opportunities for growth. Camps are taught by Children's Division Director Laine Steinert.
Cost: $125 per week, $325 for three weeks, $450 for four weeks.To secure your place, please complete the registration form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org with a $25 non-refundable deposit (per week of camp) due by May 11.
*3-4 Year olds camp is 9a-Noon
5-6 Year olds camp is 1p-4p
June Summer Camps: June 1 - 18, 2020
August Summer Camps: August 3 - 6, 2020
BALLET BOOT CAMP (age 7-10):
Ballet Boot Camp provides valuable training for both experienced dancers and beginners alike for ages 7-10. Ballet Boot Camp's comprehensive curriculum includes ballet, dance history, acting, jazz and other dance disciplines. Boot Camp is highly recommended for Ballet Pensacola Academy Students that have completed Pre-Ballet 2, Tech 1 or Tech 2 classes. Ballet Boot Camp is taught by Children's Division Director Laine Steinert and Principal Dancer/Instructor Dustin Simmons.
Ballet Boot Camp Session 1: June 8 - 11, 2020
Ballet Boot Camp Session 2: June 15 - 18, 2020
Christine Duhon, Ballet Mistress
Duhon is a masterful teacher committed to developing talent in young dancers. Duhon developed and directs the Ballet Pensacola’s Academy and acts as the director of the Ballet Pensacola Youth Ensemble. Because of her continuing efforts, Ballet Pensacola Academy students consistently win positions in prestigious schools and companies such as Atlanta Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Lines, Houston Ballet and Orlando Ballet.
Laine Steinert, Children's Division Director
Steinert has over a decade of experience teaching ballet and is renowned for her ability to teach young children dance. Steinert is certified to teach the Leap N’ Learn syllabus, which combines the healthiest practices for teaching children ballet technique while encouraging play amongst the youngest students to maintain a positive and fun environment.
Dustin Simmons, Principal Dancer & Instructor
Simmons started his dance training at age 12 as a student at Ballet Pensacola’s Academy. He is now a Principal Dancer at Ballet Pensacola playing roles such as Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, and the Cavalier in Nutcracker. Simmons is well versed in the training methods of Christine Duhon and knows what it takes to advance to the highest levels of Ballet Pensacola’s company.