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 13 to July 6 and July 13 to 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 4-7. Prince and Princess DanceCamp will be June 13-17 and Princess DanceCamp, August 10-13. Both camps offer creative movement classes led by early childhood specialist Julie Mizer Grasse. Register for both and receive a $15 discount. Students will make fun crafts and enjoy healthy snacks.

At Ballet 101 students ages 6-7 will learn basic ballet steps and terminology while dancing to music and exploring movement with fun crafts and healthy snacks. Dates are June 13-17 and June 27-July 1.

In early childhood division classes led by Mrs. Grasse—Mom & Me for toddlers, Predance for 3-year olds, Creative Movement I & 2 for fours and fives and Preballet for 6-7 year olds—children learn to release their imagination through rhythm and music and to enjoy the magic as well as the discipline of movement.

In elementary level classes for ages 7 through preteen, students are introduced to classical ballet training appropriate to the physical development of their bodies. There will a 3-week Elementary Workshop July 11-28 for previous students of Elementary 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent experience. Students will have daily ballet class as well as weekly jazz, modern, tumbling, choreography and rehearsal for a final performance on July 28. Student must take all three weeks to be eligible to perform.

For the serious dance student a 5-week Intensive Workshop will meet June 27-July 28 with activities planned to enhance the daily training necessary for aspiring dancers. Students will take instruction in ballet, pointe, modern dance, makeup, jazz and an intensive study of dance composition resulting in choreography which they will present in a public performance at the end of the workshop.

Teen and adult ballet classes are slated for two sessions, June 13-July 6 and July 13-August 3 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 to the director Jennifer Catazaro Hayward and choreographer in residence Angelo Lemmo in addition to Grasse.

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.