Summer 2024 at Allen Conservatory of Dance

We’re here for you with a flexible summer schedule as we understand serious dancers attend summer intensives and may be gone 3-8 weeks in the summer. Our registration can be prorated to your needs and our staff is here to work with you.

Summer 2024 Class Schedule

Looking for some daytime fun for your dancers that need to get out of the house but not in the heat? We have 4 camps just for them!

Taylor Swift Dance Camp: Ages 6-16

Calling all Swifties! Join us this July for an exciting three day camp just for you. The camp will include daily dance classes with Hip Hop, Contemporary and Jazz, variation choreography, crafts and more! Learn new choreography each day you will performance at the end of the week for friends and family.

When: June 18th -20th, 2024  2:00-5:00 pm
Ages: 6-11 years old
Price: $150

When: June 18th -20th, 2024  9:00am-12:00 pm
Ages:12-16 years old
Price: $150

Have a dancer that just wants ballet then check out the Ballerina Barbie Dance Camp.

Ballerina Barbie Dance Camp: Ages 4-7 (potty trained)

The magic of the Barbie Nutcracker, Barbie Swan Lake and 12 Dancing Princesses come to life for your dancer with daily ballet classes, variation choreography just for them, costumes, crafts and more!

Learn a new role each day with a performance at the end of the week for friends and family.

Snacks and drinks not included

When: July 9,10,11  2024    10:00 am -12:30 pm
Ages: 4-7 years old (potty trained)
Price: $150

Ballerina Barbie Dance Camp: Ages 8-13

The magic of the Barbie Nutcracker, Barbie Swan Lake and 12 Dancing Princesses come to life for your dancer with daily ballet classes, variation choreography, costumes, crafts and more!

Learn a new role each day with a performance at the end of the week for friends and family.

When: July 15th-19th, 2024  9:00am-12:00 pm
Ages: 8-13 years old
Price: $250

Bravo! 2024 Performance

Bravo! 2024 

Join us for an evening of classical and contemporary Dance on May 25th at 6:00 pm in the Lowery Center Auditorium.

This performance features the Allen Civic Ballet dancers with original choreography by Anais Chalendard, Brynt Beitman, and Leonardo Acioli. The Allen Conservatory of Dance Students will be performing excerpts from “The Tsar Maiden.”

Guest Performer

Stephanie Rae Williams is proud to be dancing in her hometown of Allen, Texas! She began her training at Dallas Dance Academy with Lyndette Galen and Fiona Fairrie. She is currently in her thirteenth season with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has danced with The Francesca Harper Project, ARC Dance Seattle, Complexions Contemporary Dance Company, Ballet Black, and Texas Ballet Theatre, where she made her professional debut. Repertoire includes works by Pam Tanowitz, Nacho Duato, Jose Limon, Helen Pickett, Arthur Mitchell, Donald Byrd, George Balanchine, John Alleyne, Dianne McIntyre, Darrel Grand Moultrie, Francesca Harper, Liam Scarlett, Robert Garland, and David Fernandez. She trained summers at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Springboard Danse Montreal, The Juilliard School, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, and Houston Ballet Academy. Ms. Williams received the 2017 Natalie Skelton Award for Artistic Excellence, was featured in Dance Magazine’s “On the Rise” in the August 2013 edition, and she was a Oprah Winfrey Fellowship recipient at the Ailey School, a 2006 National Foundation for the Arts Award Winner, a 2006 Youth America Grand Prix Finalist, and a 2004 Texas Commission on the Arts Young Master. She is currently on the faculty of the Dance Theatre Harlem School, Ballet Academy East, and has taught masterclasses all around the world.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets can be purchased through our website at https://allencivicballet.org/bravo/ or through Allen Performing Arts Center https://allenpac.org/events/240525-ACB

Summer 2024 Intensives at Allen Conservatory of Dance

The Allen Conservatory of Dance is happy to announce our Summer Intensive programs.

Senior Summer Intensive

Held June 2nd – 6th 9:00 am – 2:00pm, for intermediate and advanced dancers with 2 years minimum training ages 13 and up. Attendees will have instruction in Ballet technique, variations, ballet partnering, jumps, jazz, ballroom, pilates and stage prep. Guest Instructor: Anais Chalendard, Katz, Viviana Lubertino, Leonardo Acioli, and John Laverty. The cost is $400.

Junior Summer Intensive

Held June 11-13 10:00 am – 2:30 pm, for intermediate and advanced dancers with 1-year minimum training ages 9-12 years old. Attendees will have instruction in ballet technique, variations, pilates, ballroom, and stage makeup. Guest Instructor: Melian Gauntt formerly with Ballet San Antonio, Ballet Concerto, Principal guest artist from Ballet Montana, Peoria Ballet, and Collin County Ballet Theater. The cost is $250.

For additional information please visit our website or contact us at 972-727-5959

 

Farewell Summer

Farewell Summer

Summer is winding down, and we had a blast! Now we are looking forward to what the 2023-2024 season brings to Allen Conservatory of Dance.

Intensives and Master Classes

We kicked off the summer with Senior Intensives including master classes from: Anais Chalendard, former Principal Dancer of English National Ballet. Our students took classes in classical and contemporary ballet, variations, pantomime, character, modern, contemporary, jazz and salsa.

Camps

Fairy Kingdom Dance Camps were a huge favorite of dancers ranging in age from 3-12, who are dreaming of one day performing on stage in classical ballets such as “Giselle” “Nutcracker” “La Sylphide” and “Sleeping Beauty”. So many fascinating fairies in ballet who could pick a favorite?

Don Quixote Dance Camp taught these young dancers the history of this ballet classic along with some variations of the leading characters, and it was great fun making some creative props for their mini performance for friends and family.

To kick off fall, we are announcing our Nutcracker audition dates August 5th and 12th! The Allen Civic Ballet invites all those interested to audition for our community cast to perform in December, with live music provided by Allen Philharmonic Orchestra. Follow the link below where you will be able to download your audition packet soon! https://allencivicballet.org/nutcracker-auditions/

We are excited to begin our fall schedule on August 7th. Online registration is now open! Don’t forget our new dress code attire can be purchased at https://www.shopnimbly.com/allenconservatory We can’t wait to see you all in class. Click Here to Register https://allenconservatoryofdance.com/register/

Sr. Summer Intensive 2023

Guest Teacher Anais Chalendard

Guest Teacher Anais Chalendard trained with Carole Bentolila in Roanne. Herself a student of Max Bozzoni étoile and teacher at the Paris Opera school. Anaïs then moved to Marseille and kept dancing under the tuition of Dominique Khalfouni in the École Nationale de danse de Marseille Roland Petit.
She got her first professional contract at the age of 17 with the Deutsch Oper am Rhein under the direction of Youri Vamos, after graduating her baccalauréat in economic and political science. She then got an engagement with the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin directed at the time by Vladimir Malakov.
Few years later, Chalendard moved to Karlsruhe to join the Badische Staatstheater under the direction of Birgit Keil, where she became a principal. There, among other leading parts, Chalendard premiered the leading role in Terence Kohler’s Anna Karenina and Gamzatti in his La Bayadère. Chalendard finally joined the English National Ballet in 2008 under the direction of Wayne Eagling, where she was promoted to first soloist following performances in Manon and The Dying Swan. She has also appeared in performances organized by Carlos Acosta dancing a pas de deux (Young Apollo) especially created for her and Junor de Oliveira Souza by choreographer Adam Hougland. In 2009, she received the “Emerging Dancer Award” after dancing Nikiya’s Death from La Bayadère. In 2012, Chalendard appeared at the Nureyev Festival in Russia as Giselle with Principal dancer Jozef Varga from Het National Ballet, and as Odette/Odile in Derek Dean’s Swan Lake with English National Ballet. She has been listed in the “100 Best Dancers in the World” by Dance Europe Magazine. In June 2013, she was invited to dance Erik Brühn’s La Sylphide with Friedemann Vogel, principal with the Stuttgart Ballet, and Rolando Sarabia, international guest artist, at the Teatro dell Opera di Roma. Chalendard joined Boston Ballet in 2013 as a Second Soloist, and was promoted to Soloist in 2014 and Principal in 2016. She then could be seen as Gamzatti in Florence Clerc’s La Bayadère, in some diverse work from Jorma Elo and Yury Yanowsky, as the 2nd Aria in Balanchine’s Violin Concerto, in the lead role of La Gaité Parisienne as the Glove Seller, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Odette/Odile in Miko Nissinen’s Swan Lake, Marguerite in Val Caniparoli’s The Lady of the Camélias, Juliet in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet.
Chalendard has been invited to dance at the World Ballet Competition Star’s gala in Orlando, She also served as a jury member at the World Ballet Competition, and has taught summer intensives with Dance Theater International, Allen Conservatory, and Boston Ballet School.
In 2019, Anaïs was invited to dance with Kammer Tänzer Flavio Salamanka during Mozart festival In Salzburg.
And has also guested as Princess Aurora in Maina Gielgud’s production of Sleeping Beauty with Joburg Ballet.
She retired from the Stage with the role of Giselle in October 2019 in a special and last guest appearance with Joburg Ballet.

Sr. Summer Intensive  June 5-9, 2023, $400

Dancers ages 13 and up with a minimum of two years classical ballet training are invited to attend our Senior Summer Intensive taught by Guest Teacher Anais Chalendard, former Principal Dancer with Boston Ballet and English National Ballet.
9:00 am-1:30 pm and includes technique, variations, character, contemporary and ballroom. You must prepay $400 by June 1st to secure your registration. https://allenconservatoryofdance.com/register/

Daily Schedule

9:00 am-1:30 pm and includes

  • technique
  • variations
  • character
  • contemporary
  • ballroom

Registration

Registration for the Allen Conservatory of Dance Senior Summer Intensive is open now!

The cost to attend this program is $400.00 and the deadline is June 1st 2023 to register. https://allenconservatoryofdance.com/register/
If you have any questions about registration or if you would like more information about our programs please contact us at AllenConservatoryofDance@gmail.com

Benefits of Attending

  • Improve technique
  • Choreography
  • Performance skills

Conclusion

If you’re looking for an opportunity to grow as a dancer, gain new skills in a positive atmosphere, then the Senior Summer Intensive is for you. The program is designed to help dancers build upon their technique and performance skills in order to prepare them for their next steps in dance.

FAQs

What is the Senior Summer Intensive?
The Allen Conservatory of Dance Senior Summer Intensive is a program for high school students who want to improve their dance technique, audition preparation and performance skills. Students will participate in classes designed by our faculty members and guest artists from around the country.
Tuition is $400.00 per student and can be paid at https://allenconservatoryofdance.com/register/

Dancers are responsible for their own transportation, housing and meals, please contact us for details if you would like more information about these costs before signing up at allenconservatoryofdance@gmail.com or by calling 972-727-5959

Jr. Summer Intensive 2023

Ballet Workshop for Young Dancers: 2023 Jr. Summer Intensive with Guest Teacher Melian Gauntt

Dallas, TX – Young dancers with a passion for ballet are invited to attend the Allen Conservatory of Dance 2023 Jr. Intensive with guest teacher Melian Gauntt, formerly with Ballet San Antonio, Ballet Concerto, Principal guest artist for Ballet Montana, Peoria Ballet, and Collin County Ballet Theater. Melian is a returning guest teacher who has worked closely with the Allen Civic Ballet and Allen Conservatory of Dance for over 10 years. Her unique teaching style has won the hearts of our students and benefited their technique greatly. The workshop is open to dancers ages 9-12 with a minimum of one year of classical ballet training and will be held from June 5th to June 7th, 2023. Enrollment is limited to 15 students.

The 2023 Jr. Intensive is an exciting opportunity for young dancers to receive world-class training in ballet. Guest teacher Melian Gauntt brings her expertise as a former Principal Guest Dancer to the workshop, providing students with a unique learning experience. The workshop will focus on classical ballet technique, including barre work, center work, and pointe work for those who are ready.

“We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to young dancers who are passionate about ballet,” said Stefanie M. Best, Director of Allen Civic Ballet. “Melian Gauntt is an exceptional dancer and an outstanding teacher. She will inspire and challenge our young dancers, helping them to grow and develop their skills.”

To secure a spot in the workshop, interested dancers must prepay $250 by June 1st, 2023.

The workshop will be held at Allen Conservatory of Dance studios in Allen, Tx.

Students are responsible for their own transportation, housing, and meals.

For more information about the 2023 Jr. Intensive with guest teacher Melian Gauntt and to register, please visit www.allenconservatoryofdance.com or call (972) 727-5959.

To read more about Melian Gauntt go to http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-melian-izotova-gauntt-milamtb-fort-worth/

April News and Important Dates

Below you will find a list of all our important dates for the Spring and Summer Seasons here at the Allen Conservatory of Dance. We hope to bring you more information on each of these but we want to get this information out to you all as soon as possible.

 

Summer Season for June 5th – July 29th enrollment opens April 1st. Register Now

With summer quickly approaching we know everyone is planning their summer vacations and we can adjust your enrollment to fit your summer plans if you email letting us know the dates you plan on traveling.

 

Bravo! presented by the Allen Civic Ballet

Saturday April 29th 7:00 pm at Lowery Freshman Center

Tickets can be purchased through Allen Performing Arts Center or at the door.

 

Daddy Daughter Dance Class

May 26th at Allen Conservatory of Dance $20 per couple Register Here
Ages 3-7 6:00 pm
Ages 8 and up 7:00 pm

 

Sleeping Beauty Recital

May 27th 5:00 pm at Lowery Freshman Center

Tech and Dress Rehearsal 2:00-4:30pm

Tickets on sale soon

Tickets will be sold through the Allen PAC website or at the door only. We do not have any access to the ticketing system and cannot exchange or refund tickets for you.

 

Allen Civic Ballet Company Auditions

June 3rd 9-11 am at Allen Conservatory of Dance

Ages 12 and up with at least one year of pointe experience for females. A Parent Q&A meeting will be scheduled and Company Contracts will be available on the Allen Civic Ballet website at in May.

 

Jr Summer Intensive

June 5th -7th at Allen Conservatory of Dance Register Here

ages 9-13 with a minimum of one year of classical ballet training $250

 

Sr Summer Intensive

June 5th -9th at Allen Conservatory of Dance Register Here

ages 13 and up with a minimum of two years of classical ballet training

Non ACB dancers $400

(Allen Civic Ballet Company Dancers will receive a $50 account credit upon acceptance to the company)

 

Fairy Kingdom Dance Camp

at Allen Conservatory of Dance Register Here

June 21,22,23 10am-12:30pm ages 4-7 (potty trained only) $150

June 26th -30th 9am-12pm ages 8-13 $250

 

Don Quixote Dance Camp

at Allen Conservatory of Dance Register Here

July 10-14th 9am-12pm Ages 8-12 $250

 

Nutcracker 2023 Auditions

August 5th and August 12th 11am-2pm at Allen Conservatory of Dance

More information coming soon to https://allencivicballet.org/nutcracker-auditions/

 

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Youth America Grand Prix 2023

 

 

We are pleased to announce we have a group of dedicated dancers who have tirelessly worked since August 2022 to improve and perfect each of their variations for Youth America Grand Prix 2023 Dallas Regionals. Beginning February 2nd through the 5th they will each perform classical and contemporary variations before a panel of judges and join in master classes by legendary teachers from across the globe. This year we have two ensemble groups also participating on Sunday with original choreography by Stefanie M. Best.

We would like to welcome you all to join in and watch and cheer them on through the livestream links listed below.

https://www.youtube.com/@YAGP/streams

https://yagp.org/live-broadcast/

Welcome Back Dancers

We want to welcome back our students from their summer intensives.

 

 

15 year old Mia attended the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Forida on a full scholarship. Admission was by audition only and fewer than 50 students were acccepted. She has been invited to join their year-round program, but has decided to spend the 2022-2023 school year continuing her studies at Allen COnservatory of Dance and dancing with the Allen Civic Ballet. Look for her onstage at the Allen Civic Ballet performances of the Nutcracker as the SugarPlum Fairy partnered by guest artist Tiit Heliments Principal Dancer with the San Francisco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 year old Selena attended Complexions Summer Intensive where she studied with current and former company members and faculty of the acclaimed New York City Dance Company. Focus was on classical and contemporary technique and the development of artistry. Look for Selena onstage at the Allen Civic Ballet performances of the Nutcracker as the Nutcracker as the Snow Queen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 year old Phoebe received the Nathalie Krassovska Scholarship from Cosmopolitan Ballet Theater for their Summer Intensive in Boston. There she studied ballet technique, pointe, variations, partnering, character, contemporary and body conditioning. Look for her onstage at the Allen Civic Ballet performances of the Nutcracker as the Nutcracker as Arabian Queen.

 

 

 

Spring and Summer Important Dates

Below you will find a list of all our important dates for the Spring and Summer Seasons here at the Allen Conservatory of Dance. We hope to bring you more information on each of these but we want to get this information out to you all as soon as possible.

Summer Season for June 6th – July 30th enrollment opens May 1st.

Daddy Daughter Dance Class
May 27th          $20 per couple
Ages 3-7 6:00 pm
Ages 8 and up 7:00 pm

Bravo! presented by the Allen Civic Ballet

Sunday April 24th           5:00 pm

Tickets coming soon to Allencivicballet.org

Cinderella Recital

May 28th 5:00 pm

Tech and Dress Rehearsal 2:30-4:30pm

Tickets on sale May 2nd

Tickets will be sold first come first served during office hours Mon, Wed, Thurs 6-9pm.

Allen Civic Ballet Company Auditions

June 4th 9-11 am

Ages 12 and up with at least one year of pointe experience for females.

Jr Summer Intensive

June 6th -8th        ages 9 and up with instructor approval        $200

Sr Summer Intensive 

June 9th -13th        ages 13 and up with instructor approval

Allen Civic Ballet dancers $300         Non ACB dancers $350

(Dancers auditioning for but not currently members of the ACB will receive a $50 account credit upon acceptance to the company)

Princess Dance Camp

June 21,22,23     10am-12:30pm        ages 4-7 (potty trained only)   $150

Swan Lake Dance Camp           July 11-15th      Ages 8-12        $250

Nutcracker 2022 Auditions     August 6th and August 13th     More information coming soon