The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra is a world-class training and performance program for talented and driven students aimed at preparing dancers for a professional career in classical ballet or contemporary dance with a strong classical ballet foundation. Students are selected by audition for their potential and mental readiness to begin a rigorous training program. Our Vaganova-based curriculum gives our students ample opportunity to achieve significant technical skill milestones while gaining a deeper understanding of the individual artistic potential and developing greater self-awareness. Led by master instructors Natalia Bashkatova, Zherlin Nhudi, and Diane Withee, our unique approach also includes significant contemporary work and Pilates-based cross-training, leading to the development of dancers who are exceptionally versatile and prepared to enter the world’s leading companies.
The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Summer Intensive is an advanced level training program. Beginner and intermediate students are welcome to consider our other summer training programs.
Advanced intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12 and up are invited to audition.
In accordance with the government recommendations for reopening we are updating our summer program to implement the following procedures:
Class sizes no larger than 10.
Staggered start and end times with varying breaks for the groups.
No parents, siblings, or outside guests allowed in the building. – Kids should be dropped off and picked up at their designated drop-off and pick-up zones during their scheduled times.
Only enrolled students and faculty are allowed in the building.
The facility will be locked during the course of the intensive except during drop-off and pick-up times.
No students are allowed to attend classes who have exhibited any symptoms or who have a family member or have come into contact with anyone who has exhibited any symptoms or tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
Limited Faculty on-premises.
All administrative staff will remain off-site. Any help or guidance should be directed to Mary or Scott via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone/text (323-379-4674)
Daily cleaning and disinfecting.
Students and faculty will be required to consistently wash their hands and wipe down frequently touched areas such as the barre and equipment.
All students are required to bring their own Skyrafit equipment and should disinfect nightly.
The dressing room will be closed.
All students should come to Skyra in their ballet attire and bring clothes they can put on over their leotards and tights. All bags will be stored in the studio with the students.
If at any point we feel it is safe to allow more students back in class, we will modify or close the virtual program and resume classes as normal.
The in-studio classes and schedules are subject to change based on the ever-evolving nature of the Covid pandemic.
Virtual Dance Add-Ons
Add Virtual Classes to your in-studio experience for a full day of Dancing as well as Saturday and Sunday classes.
Week 1: June 1-5
Week 2: June 8-12
Week 3: June 15-21
Week 4: June 22-26
Week 5: June 29-July 3
Week 6: July 6-10
Week 7: July 13-17
Week 8: July 20-24
Week 9: July 27-31
Week 10: August 3-7
Week 11: August 10-14
The Ballet Conservatory Summer Intensive will have two groups.
Students will be considered for the following programs:
1) The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Summer Intensive
2) Skyra Commercial Dance Summer Intensive
3) The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Pre-Professional Training Program (2020-2021 school year)
We are so happy that you are considering The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Summer Intensive! If you are unable to attend an in-person audition, you are welcome to apply via video audition and online application. A $25 fee applies.
Videos should be no longer than 10 minutes long and include one of the following:
1. Ballet technique work that includes:
-barre work taken from the front and side (plies, tendu, rond de jambe, developpe)
-center work (adagio, petite and grand allegro, with grand allegro including pirouettes)
-pointe work (two combinations of your choice)
2. Solo Performance
-the dancer’s body must be clearly visible
A link to your audition video may be submitted as part of your online application or sent separately by email, along with a resume and headshot, to email@example.com. Please use the following subject: “(Your Name) (Name of Intensive Auditioning For) Summer 2020 Audition”.
To be certain your submission was received, please follow up by email to firstname.lastname@example.org one week after sending to request status.