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SBTC Announces Mini-Intensive Included in Summer Program 2024

SBTC's 2023 Mini Intensive dancers. Photos by Tracy Dorman

The School of Ballet Theatre Company has announced plans for a special opportunity at its West Hartford studio this summer.

SBTC’s 2023 Mini Intensive dancers. Photos by Tracy Dorman


The School of Ballet Theatre Company (SBTC) is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for first time dancers through its Mini Intensive.

SBTC’s popular, half-day, summer dance Intensive is back in 2024. The Intensive is offered to dancers ages 3-7 who are just beginning their dance training, or wish to develop their ballet technique. The Intensive includes separate instruction for two designated levels: Creative Movement and Primary Ballet I.

Each week has a different theme where young dancers will learn about a Classical Ballet (Paquita or Sleeping Beauty), watch excerpts from the Ballet and create ballet-related crafts. The intensive culminates with a short showcase performance for the students’ families and friends to enjoy. The Mini Intensive runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-noon. SBTC offers two sessions for the Intensive:

  • Session 1 is July 8-12; Theme: Sleeping Beauty
  • Session 2 is Aug. 5-9; Theme: Paquita

Students starting at age 3 who are currently not enrolled at SBTC are encouraged to participate. If you are not sure about placement, please fill out a new student inquiry form: https://dancebtc.org/sbtc-new-student-inquiry-form.

SBTC’s 2023 Mini Intensive dancers. Photos by Tracy Dorman

Tuition includes a fee for arts and craft supplies. Students bring their own healthy snacks that they will enjoy outdoors, weather permitting. Registration, policies, dress code, and tuition information for SBTC’s Mini Intensive can be found online at https://dancebtc.org/summer-2024. For any additional questions, please contact School Administrator, Liza van Heerden, at [email protected].

The School of Ballet Theatre Company is part of Ballet Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The school is supported in part by Ron and Nancy Compton, The State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development/Office of the Arts, Connecticut Humanities, The Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, The Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust, Beam & Barre, Laurel Graphic Design, Cricket Press and We-Ha.com.

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