MINI INTENSIVES

Miss Shelby Bensinger and Miss Ashley Taravella are so excited to offer a 3-day Progressing Ballet Technique Intensive  August 19th-21st!  PBT is “...an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best. One of the important elements used in the PBT method is muscle memory which helps to improve students' understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment.” LEARN MORE ABOUT PBT HERE

 

Miss Shelby and Miss Ashley are both certified PBT Teachers. During the intensive, students will work to improve understanding of their bodies, strengthen important muscles, and learn how to properly execute movement. After each day’s PBT class, students will participate in a Classical Ballet class where they will be able to apply the ideas from PBT. This intensive is open to all Pre-Professional company members, Sparks, and outside advanced dancers, ages 8 and up. Students will be divided into two groups by age, and have the opportunity to work with both Miss Shelby and Miss Ashley.


Space is limited, so register today HERE!

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Shelby (shelby.bensinger@gmail.com) or Miss Ashley (ataravelladance@gmail.com). 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

REQUIRED PROPS

Students will be responsible for bringing their own equipment to this intensive. Moving into the 2020-2021 season we plan to incorporate PBT into some of the regular curriculum, and students will therefore be needing this equipment for the season. Equipment is cost effective and we have provided links to the following items that students will need (please label with first and last name to prevent swapping/loss of equipment).

 

1. Exercise Ball 

https://www.amazon.com/BalanceFrom-Anti-Burst-Resistant-Exercise-000-Pound/dp/B07S3DCL65/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=exercise+ball&qid=1595350910&sr=8-6

Recommended Size:

Height Recommended Ball Size

Under 4’8” 45 cm ball

4’8” to 5’3” 55 cm ball

5’4” to 5’10” 65 cm ball

5’10” to 6’4” 75 cm ball

 

2. Resistance Band

Will be available for purchase at the intensive ($5 each)

3. Ages 11 and under: Fusion Ball (Soft Stability Ball/Pilates Soft Ball)

https://www.amazon.com/Trideer-Exercise-Training-Physical-Improves/dp/B077QDF4DM/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=fusion+ball+20cm&qid=1595351412&sr=8-1

 

4. A notebook, writing utensils, water, and lunch/snack. 

TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE

Ages 11 & Under

PBT 12:15 PM-1:30 PM

Break 1:30 PM -2:00 PM

Ballet 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 

Ages 12 & Up

PBT 12:15 PM- 1:45 PM

Break 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Ballet 2:15 PM- 4:15 PM

DRESS CODE

PBT

  • Black leotard and pink convertible tights 

  • Bare Feet

  • Hair in a clean high bun, low pony, or comfortable hairstyle as long as it is back and out of the dancers face (we will be doing work laying on your back, please make sure hair will not get in the way of proper neck alignment. Students can put hair into a bun during lunch break, and if they are young and need help with that Miss Shelby and Miss Ashley can assist.)

Ballet 

  • Black leotard and pink tights

  • Pink ballet slippers

  • Hair in a clean bun

Spotlight Dance Works is thrilled to be offering an Acrobatic Arts intensive this Summer! Acrobatic Arts is a professional curriculum for acrobatic dance. This program is designed to promote excellence in flexibility, strength, balance, limbering and tumbling. 

The intensive will run August 22 and 23 from 12-4 PM each day.  The cost per dancer is $75 total for both days. You do not have to be a gymnast to participate! Acrobatic Arts is a great way for all dancers to work on strength and flexibility, as well as develop and refine new skills. 

Register today to work on your Acro skills with our Acrobatic Arts Certified teachers, Francesca Garippa and Kate Clark-Martin.  Learn new tricks and improve old ones in this 2-day mini intensive! 

If you have any questions, please email spotlightdanceworksmi@gmail.com.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

REQUIRED PROPS

 

1. Yoga Block

 

2. A notebook and writing utensil

 

3. Water and snack

Please note that spaces are limited*

TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE

Ages 7-18 

12-12:30  Group Stretch and Strength

12:30-1:15  Limbering

1:15-2  Balance

2-2:15  BREAK

2:15-3  Tumbling

3-3:45  Partnering

3:45-4  Strength Activities/Cool Down

DRESS CODE

  • Bare feet

  • Leotard, bra top and shorts ONLY.

  • NO BAGGY CLOTHING! 

  • Hair Must be pulled back into a pony tail or bun. 

SPOTLIGHT DANCE WORKS

45385 MARKETPLACE BLVD

CHESTERFIELD, MI

586.949.5630

HOURS OF OPERATION

M-F 1-9

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