Summer Intensive

Due to COVID-19 Bossov Ballet Theatre (BBT) will be offering a modified version of its annual summer program running from July 6-31st.

BBT has been closely following guidelines and mandates issued by the Department of Education and the State of Maine for overnight summer camps in order to prepare for a safe and responsible experience for all students and staff. 

BBT will refund all payments already made should COVID-19 related circumstances make it impossible for a student to attend this summer.

Our priority will always remain the safety and health of our dancers. BBT will continue to monitor and update plans as necessary, following all federal, state and CDC guidelines and mandates. 

For more details, please refer to the bolded italic text below. 

Bossov Ballet Theatre's six-week summer program is designed to replicate a professional company performance experience by participating in a full-scale production that takes students from the classroom to the stage. In addition to an intense focus on technical development provided by a carefully selected group of  Vaganova teaching professionals, the artistry and performance skills acquired from participating in a full length, professional-level production creates students ready for company success.

In addition, the program provides comprehensive Russian training with a strong emphasis on technique, pointe, partnering, variation and character. 

Please see below to learn more about the Summer Performance Intensive Program.  For more information, please call (207) 487-3355 ext. 217   (email: bossovballet@mci-school.org).

 

Dates

July 6 to July 31, 2020

 

Performances

Please note that for 2020, BBT will not offer a full-scale performance due to social distancing concerns. 

The six-week intensive culminates with a full-scale performance at a professional theatre. Three public performances are held at the end of the Intensive. Productions staged over the past four years include Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Giselle, and Swan Lake. In 2020 we will present a full scale production of Don Quixote.

 

Curriculum

Classes and rehearsals are held Monday through Friday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m., with a break for lunch. The following courses are available: 

There may be additional rehearsals on Saturdays.

Since contact with the outside community needs careful consideration and control, extra attention will be given to extracurricular activities held on campus following classes and at weekends. More details to come.

Summer weekends are mainly dedicated to optional recreational activities that explore the beautiful state of Maine or allow students to simply relax on campus. In past summers, students participated in fencing, astronomy parties, carriage rides through Acadia National Park, canoeing, outdoor adventure, nature exploration, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, plein air fine art lessons, and worked on team-building skills on a low ropes course in Freeport.

 

Tuition for Summer Intensive

Tuition for the modified program in 2020 will be a flat rate of $2,500 for all residential students. Due to government directives, we are unable to offer a non-residential option this year. No further discounts are available. 

  • Six-week residential program (includes tuition, room/board and costume fees): $4,500
  • Six-week non-residential program (includes tuition and costume fees): $2,995

A multiple student discount is available.

Payment/Pre-Payment Plans: There is a $500 non-refundable deposit for the program due by March 25. Full payment must be received by April 25.

An early bird savings of $500 can be applied if paid in full by March 25th. This applies to residential students that are not currently enrolled or receiving any scholarship.

There are pre-payment plans available through the MCI Business Office. If you are interested in a pre-payment plan, please call (207) 487-4454.

Bossov Ballet Theatre Workshop

June 15-19, 2020

Each student will have an opportunity to identify and work on key problems in their technique that hold back their personal progression, while also developing performance versatility through a variety of class offerings.

This one week workshop  emphasizes the Russian Style of Classical Ballet, while also offering classes in Acting,  Modern, and Character Dance.  
 
Students aged 11 and older are welcome to apply. 
Tuition:
  • $750 (residential, including all meals)
  • $500 (non-residential)

Young Dancer Programs

All Young Dancer  programs and Drop-in classes have been cancelled for Summer 2020. 

Young Performer's Summer Program for ages 7-10 (audition required)

June 23-July 25th 
Classes held Tuesday and Thursdays 
Rehearsals and performance of Don QuixotJe July 21-25 at the Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center.
Cost $300 (includes all tuition and production costs)
 

Ballet Summer Camps for ages 4-10 (no audition necessary)

Learn about a new ballet each week, through crafts, storytelling and dancing. 
11:00 AM-1:00 PM Monday through Friday
June 22-26 
June 29- July 3 
July 6-10
$75 one week; $125 two weeks; $175 three weeks.
$50 per week for those enrolled in the Young Performers program.

 

Summer Drop-in classes (some ballet experience necessary)

For more information, and to apply, please visit our Young Dancer Program page.