"Everything in the phenomenal universe is straight line and circle. The horizon, our heads, arms, electrons, the oceans, planets and stars. Their principle function is to radiate. The task of the human being is also to radiate." Alonzo King
The Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program is an intensive training experience designed for aspiring dancers ages 11-24. Young dancers are guided through a collaborative journey of artistic risk-taking and independent thinking, during which they are encouraged to explore, solve problems, express themselves with fluency, and realize their full potentials. We aim to give each participant a solid technical foundation, based in classical training, upon which to build his or her own creative power.
With ballet as the core discipline, we also focus on exposing participants to process-oriented work that explores a variety of dance techniques and styles. We help young dancers hone their individual voices, and place a high priority on educating them in the care and maintenance of their bodies. Our goal is to cultivate strong, well-trained, educated and independent dancers.
Students benefit from a small student-to-teacher ratio and a rigorous schedule that includes a minimum of 40 hours of dancing per week. They train with current and former LINES Ballet company members, and with a stellar roster of renowned choreographers, dancers, and teachers from around the world. Students collaborate with these artists on the creation of new work, which they perform at each session’s end. When available, Alonzo King teaches technique classes and choreographic workshops – a wonderful opportunity for young artists to work with a master.
Session One: June 16 - July 13, geared to intermediate/advanced-level dancers ages 11-17
Session Two: July 16 - August 18, geared to advanced-level/pre-professional dancers ages 17-24
Age is used as a general placement guideline. Each student will be individually evaluated and placed in the session that best matches their maturity and technical level.