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Saratoga Springs, NY – 7 Day Camp

Not being held in 2017

Grouphug_SaratogaThis camp is 7 days long, with the final day being a half day. Classes are held at the spacious Swyer Studios, a comprehensive dance facility nestled in the woods of the Spa State Park. Saratoga Springs is a quaint, resort city with plenty of activities, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. This camp provides a performance opportunity. It’s a relaxed, in-studio experience. We will send you home with the online performance video and camp photo.

We have a wonderful group of experienced instructors that varies from camp to camp. A list for your camp will be provided in your Welcome Packet. Class size varies but is usually about 15 students per level. Lunch is provided each day.

Program Options

5 hours per day
Morning classes include Elemental Body Alignment System, ballet technique, pointe, men’s technique, pirouettes, and men’s or women’s variations. There are also three afternoon workshops to help you integrate concepts into your technique. Workshop topics vary each year. On Friday, you’ll have the option to perform a variation from class. There is an option to add the Performance class or Pas de Deux classes to this curriculum on your application.

Schedule

Day 1

8:00 – 9:30 pm Check-in
9:30 – 10:30 pm Orientation
10:30 – 11:45 pm EBAS
11:45 – 1:15 pm Placement Class
1:15 – 2:15 pm Lunch
2:15 – 3:30 pm Workshop
Day 2-6
9:00 – 9:30 am EBAS
9:30 – 11:15 am Technique classes
11:30 – 1:00 pm Men’s class, Pointe, Pirouettes, Variations
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00-3:30 Workshops on 2 days
2:00 – 5:00 pm Performance Friday afternoon
Day 7
9:30 – 10:15 am EBAS
10:15 – 11:45 am Technique
12:00 – 1:00 pm Pointe, Pirouettes or Stretch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 5:00 pm Dance photos/open studio
Add Pas de Deux – approximately 3 hours total
Add Performance Class – approximately 6 hours total
7 hours per day
In addition to everything included in the Short Day, you will take a daily repertory class, two pas de deux classes, a character class, and an additional pointe class or men’s class. You will learn three pieces for the performance; a variation, a group piece and a pas de deux piece.

Schedule

Day 1
8:00 – 9:30 pm Check-in
9:30 – 10:30 pm Orientation
10:30 – 11:45 pm EBAS
11:45 – 1:15 pm Placement Class
1:15 – 2:15 pm Lunch
2:15 – 3:30 pm Workshop
3:45 – 4:30 pm Pointe, Men’s class
Day 2-6
9:00 – 9:30 am EBAS
9:30 – 11:15 am Technique classes
11:30 – 1:00 pm Men’s class, Pointe, Pirouettes, Variations
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 6:00 pm Performance Class, Pas De Deux, Workshops,
*Performance Friday afternoon
Day 7
9:30 – 10:15 am EBAS
10:15 – 11:45 am Technique
12:00 – 1:00 pm Pointe, Pirouettes or Stretch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 5:00 pm Dance photos/open studio
8 hours per day
In addition to all of the classes listed above, you will have a restorative practice and stretch class just about everyday to help your body recover quickly and reduce soreness.

Schedule

Day 1
8:00 – 9:30 pm Check-in
9:30 – 10:30 pm Orientation
10:30 – 11:45 pm EBAS
11:45 – 1:15 pm Placement Class
1:15 – 2:15 pm Lunch
2:15 – 3:30 pm Workshop
3:45 – 4:30 pm Pointe, Men’s class
4:30 – 5:30 pm Restorative
Day 2-6
9:00 – 9:30 am EBAS
9:30 – 11:15 am Technique classes
11:30 – 1:00 pm Men’s class, Pointe, Pirouettes, Variations
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 6:00 pm Performance Class, Pas De Deux, Workshops, and Stretch
*Performance Friday afternoon
Day 7
9:30 – 10:15 am EBAS
10:15 – 11:45 am Technique
12:00 – 1:00 pm Pointe, Pirouettes or Stretch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 5:00 pm Dance photos/open studio

Lodging

We work to provide you with the best rates and locations available. The Hilton Garden Inn, located at 125 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY (518)587-1500, offers a special rate of $135 + tax per room including refrigerator for single or double occupancy. Our guests will receive a special breakfast price of $6.95. The hotel will charge $189 for a Saturday night stay on September 2.  For that night, we will present a second option near the Albany airport in your Welcome Packet. Trolley service to downtown is available. Parking is free. For information click here.

Participants are responsible for making their own reservations 30 days in advance to guarantee availability and to qualify for the group rate. Upon acceptance, roommate connection services will be available through Sun King Dance directly. Saratoga Springs also has many house and apartment rentals available during the summer months.

Lunch

Our caterer, Panera Bread, offers a nice selection of box lunches, including vegetarian, low carb and vegan choices. Lunch is included with your tuition.

Getting to Camp

Albany Airport (ALB) is about 30 minutes from the hotel. Taxi service is available from Albany airport to Saratoga. A car is not necessary to enjoy your stay, but it is an added freedom. Saratoga is one of the best small cities in America and summer is the time to be there. Horse racing continues through Labor Day. The National Museum of Dance, National Racing Museum and the Spa State Park are close by. For more information about all of the wonderful things to do in Saratoga, visit www.saratoga.org.

Swyer Studios at the National Museum of Dance