July 5 – July 25, 2020

Visit our MEDIA GALLERY to see videos of our past Summer Dance Intensives.

Summer Dance Intensive is a three-week program that provides students with a challenging and rewarding dance experience within a safe and creative community.  Students dance from Monday to Friday for approximately 22 hours per week. With an emphasis on versatility and technique, classes include:

  • Ballet Technique
  • Pointe Work
  • Boy’s Work
  • Repertoire
  • Modern
  • Spanish/Flamenco
  • Jazz
  • Hip Hop
  • Conditioning

Attending the Summer Dance Intensive offers both the students and the faculty an opportunity to work together in a studio environment to see if QBSC is the right fit for you as a potential
full-time professional student.  Visit Auditions & Masterclasses for more information.

OPEN TRAINING PROGRAM (OTP)     Audition Not Required, but Recommended
Designed to provide a challenging Summer Dance experience, this is an excellent option for those students who are not necessarily looking for a full time professional program.  However, an OTP student may be offered acceptance to the full time professional training program based on talent and commitment displayed. Students registering for the OTP without audition, may be placed on a waiting list in order to accommodate students who have attended an audition location.

PTP and OTP students take classes together, including special workshops, and are placed in levels according to their age and ability.

Guest Instructor – Summer Dance Intensive 2017-2019

This past SDI, Quinte Ballet School of Canada is pleased to welcome renowned instructor Henning Albrechtsen, formerly of the Royal Danish Ballet, for the first week of Summer Dance Intensive 2017.  He will be instructing select levels of Ballet classes.  Mr. Albrechtsen teaches the Bournonville style at prestigious schools of dance throughout the world, and was workshop instructor of QBSC’s Bournonville Project during the QBSC 2016-2017 year, and continues to guest teach at QBSC.

Henning Albrechtsen has taught at various schools throughout the world including, among others, the National Ballet School of Cuba and the National Ballet School of Canada. In addition, he has taught the Bournonville technique in Australia, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Norway, and Spain.  Born in Denmark, Henning Albrechtsen was engaged as dancer at Royal Danish Ballet in 1985.  Since 1997, he has been on the faculty at the Royal Danish Ballet School. In his career as a professional dancer he has danced a variety of soloist and principal roles in classical and neo-classical repertoire ranging from Bournonville to Balanchine.  From 2000 to 2007, he was the Deputy Artistic Director of Royal Danish Ballet. In 2007, he enrolled in the Teachers Training Program for former professional dancers at the National Ballet School of Canada where he completed the one-year educational program and in 2008 was invited back to the Royal Danish Ballet School as a full-time member of the faculty.

Visit our MEDIA GALLERY to see videos of our past Summer Dance Intensives.