Summer Workshop 2013
July 29th-August 16th
with founder Philip Beamish of the Beamish Body Mind Balancing Technique
Special guest teachers Philip Beamish, ballet coach to many of the world’s most famous ballet dancers, former NYCB principal ballerina Stephanie Saland and former Vaganova Russian ballerina Elena Malashevskya.
If you’ve ever wondered if extraordinary dancers like Allesandra Ferri, Evelyn Hart, Polina Semionova, Manuel José Carreño, and Roberto Bolle have a “secret” training method that allows them to excel, you’d be right. They’ve all been coached by Philip Beamish.
Now you have a rare chance to learn from the same master teacher/coach.
What Alessandra Ferri has to say about Philip Beamish:
“Philip Beamish is a wonderful teacher and coach, I am very grateful for having been under his careful eye for many years”
If you want to stand out as a dancer, can you really afford to miss this opportunity?
Yes, every dancer needs to learn proper technique, and if you’re attending a high-level ballet school that’s just what you’re getting all through the school year. Give your instructors a big round of applause, because it’s not an easy job. Hours of blood, sweat, and tears plus proper technique are the foundation of great dance.
For example… another key member of this year’s summer faculty, Stephanie Saland, was a principal dancer with NYCB while Balanchine was director.
… as a result of all she learned, she knows exactly how to best help up-and-coming dancers avoid the same pitfalls and problems that she experienced.
Plus she has the technique, musicality, and expression that is uniquely her – a combination of all she learned from her teachers, her own personality, and the special opportunity she had as a principal dancer during the time of George Balanchine.
Like Philip Beamish, Stephanie is truly an original thinker, and because of her unique experience and talent she is truly expanding and enhancing the art of ballet like few others.
For the highly motivated ballet dancer that’s ready to make a quantum leap in their flexibility, extensions, turns, and musicality, this year’s “workshop” could be the turning point in their development.
More details to come, check back with us soon!
In the meantime, please check out our faculty page for more information on who you’ll be learning from. (Send us an email with your name and address and we’ll keep you updated with the latest exciting developments.)
Every summer, young dancers return home from different summer intensives. Most of them continue landing the same roles in the corps de ballet. A few others … become principal ballerinas.
So what makes the difference? It’s not just hard work and talent. Most dancers work hard – and many talented dancers don’t get the breaks they deserve.
But there is one thing that all great dancers have in common – they can point to the amazing teachers who inspired them to reach their full potential and showed them how to break away from the crowd.
It’s Really Quite Simple — When Two Dancers With Equal Talent Compete For a Part — It’s The Dancer With The Best Training That Gets It!
Check out some of our past faculty!
That’s why we’re so proud to offer our students personalized instruction from legendary teachers and performers. In past intensives, our instructors have included prima ballerinas such as Gelsey Kirkland, Susan Jaffe and Stephanie Saland. They know what it takes to dance with the likes of Baryshnikov, Nureyev, and Godunov… and they’ve passed that knowledge on to our students.
In fact, as a direct result of attending past intensives, some of our students have been chosen to dance with American Ballet Theater and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater!
Northwest Dance Intensive
Prepares You for Performance
You’ll be immersed in the finest technique and artistic training available anywhere.
With faculty from three different schools of ballet — ABT, NYCB, and Vaganova — the secrets of effortless turns, higher extensions, precision placement, choreography, and much more will be revealed to you during this two week summer intensive.
Don’t Miss This Rare Opportunity…
The Northwest Dance Intensive is the ONLY opportunity to study with Philip Beamish in the United States this year.
And unlike many summer intensives, we limit our class size, giving you the personal attention you need to take your dancing to the next level.
If you’re still deciding where you want to go this summer,please explore this website.
While we haven’t finalized all the details for this year’s Intensive, you can get an idea of what to expect by checking out the details from last year. You can learn about our world-class ballet faculty, our audition schedule, the classes of study we offer, the housing and accommodation options, and more.
And be sure to enter your name and email on this page to get a free copy of our special report “How to Stand Out At Any Audition”. You’ll also receive links to special video clips from last year’s intensive (when they become available) and updates and special notifications.