School of Canton Ballet Now Enrolling Summer Classes
School of Canton Ballet summer classes are a great way for current students to maintain their levels of training and for new students to enter the ballet school program. Classes for all ages are offered in two 4-week sessions, June 15-July 6 and July 13-August 3. The program includes a full range of classical ballet plus other dance styles. Pianists accompany all ballet classes. There are scholarships available for boys. View special discounts and register online at www.cantonballet.com or call 330-455-7220.
Two very special happenings are the dance camps for ages 4-6. Hawaiian Dance Camp will be June 12-16 and Beauty and the Beast Dance Camp, July 31-August 3. Both camps offer creative movement classes led by early childhood specialist Julie Mizer Grasse. Students will make fun crafts and enjoy healthy snacks.
Workshops include Junior Elementary for elementary 1 and 2 students, July 10-27; Elementary for elementary 3 and intermediate 1 students, July 10-27; and Intensive for intermediate 2 through advanced students, June 26-July 27.
In early childhood division classes led by Mrs. Grasse—Mom & Me for toddlers, Predance for 3-year olds, Creative Movement I & 2 for 4-5 year olds and Preballet for 6 year olds—children learn to release their imagination through rhythm and music and to enjoy the magic as well as the discipline of movement.
Teen and adult ballet classes are for ages 14 and older just beginning or wishing to return to dance study.
School of Canton Ballet faculty includes artistic and executive director Cassandra Crowley, assistant artistic director Jennifer Catazaro Hayward and choreographer in residence Angelo Lemmo in addition to Grasse. Guest teachers for the Intensive are Eric Yetter, Kelly Yankle, Megan Seemann and Kelli Sanford.
For registration details and further information see cantonballet.com, call 330-455-7220 or visit the Canton Ballet office. Summer business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The ballet office and studios are located in the west wing of the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Avenue N. in Canton. Use the Cleveland Avenue entrance.