South Shore Conservatory Opens Registration for 2016 Summer Ballet Programs

Summer Ballet CampSouth Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces open registration for their summer 2016 summer ballet programs for students of all ages at their Duxbury campus at 64 St. George Street.

For students ages 7 to 10, SSC’s Children’s Ballet Camp provides younger ballet students with daily ballet classes from August 1 through 5, from 9 am to 1 pm.  The program also includes workshop classes in other genres of movement, such as hip-hop, jazz and yoga, plus craft time and a choreography class, and culminates in an end of camp performance. Previous ballet experience is helpful but not necessary.  Registration deadline is July 1.

From July 5 through 8, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, SSC’s Summer Ballet Intensive provides the more serious ballet student, ages 11 and up, an opportunity for daily ballet technique classes, daily pointe or pre-pointe, workshops in additional to instruction in complimentary genres of dance, such as contemporary, conditioning, and yoga, and a choreography class that will culminate in a final performance. Students must have at least three years experience studying classical ballet to be eligible for this program. Registration deadline is June 1.

Summer Camp 3SSC’s Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Technique, held on Tuesdays and Thursday from August 2 through 18 for students age 13 and up, offers an advanced class in upper level ballet to maintain and develop dancers’ skills over the summer. Students should have at least four consecutive years of classical ballet training to be eligible. Placement in this class is by audition with Dance Department Chair Susie Guthro by appointment. Please contact Duxbury Campus Manager Nancy Meredith at 781-934-2731 ext. 11 to schedule an audition. Registration deadline is July 15.

For more information about summer programs, including schedules, tuition and financial aid, visit http://sscmusic.org/dance_movement.html or find them on Facebook at South Shore Conservatory Dance Department.

About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory, recently recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, is celebrating nearly 45 years of enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts. SSC was founded as a not-for-profit community music school in 1970 and now has two beautiful campuses in Hingham and Duxbury.  Currently serving over 3500 students of all ages and abilities, SSC is the largest community school for the arts in Massachusetts. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. Through innovative partnerships with social service agencies, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s more fragile members. SSC’s Hingham campus is located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, 781-749-7565. SSC’s Duxbury campus is located at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. South Shore Conservatory is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.  SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook or visit www.sscmusic.org.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.