Christopher Lam’s Classical Ballet Intensive
Tuesday-Friday, July 20-August 6, 12:00-5:30 PM
For Intermediate Teens (12 and up) to Adults
Tuition: 3-Weeks, $1,250 | 1-Week, $450 | Day Rate, $115
*All classes are hybrid! In-person at ODC Dance Commons and simultaneously broadcast through Zoom.
Christopher Lam will direct this special immersion into ballet, joined by co-teacher Nicole Haskins. Participants will dive into a complete day of technique, repertory, ballet history, pre-pointe/pointe (according to the student's level), conditioning/stretching, and repertoire. This intensive will be completely hybrid - students can participate in-person, online, or a combination of the two. This intensive will focus on the requirements and challenges presented in full length story ballets.
Daily ballet class will concentrate on the fundamental musical, theatrical, and physical elements of technique, fusing them in a fun and nurturing environment. Additional aspects of classical ballet will also be covered, including dance pantomime, character/folkloric dance and ballet history building a deeper understanding of the art form and its rich heritage and expressive style.
Please note: flexible enrollment is being offered for those who can only attend 1 or 2 weeks of the intensive, as well as only specific dates.
"After more than a year of dancing in our kitchens/bathrooms/living areas at home avoiding cats, dogs and bookcases, sharing space and sometimes devices with family members, we're finally heading back to the studio.... Our sacred space. It has been interesting to see how dancers have coped with these conditions, adapting choreography and showing resilience. An opportunity to slow down, move our focus inwards and concentrate on the details. Finally, it's time to go back to live in-person dance classes in the studio. A chance to explore space, connect and be inspired by other dancers, and move with the collective energy that this space provides so well. Moving into this new and exciting phase is a time to rebuild strength, reflect on all we've learnt in the past year, and redefine who we are as artists. This program is designed to reintegrate students with special emphasis on conditioning and safe dance practices whilst focusing on the physicality and artistry of classical ballet repertoire. I'm thrilled to be guiding students as they prepare for the coming season of dance." – Christopher Lam