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Summer Bridge Program

Maximizing your summer experience!

Wherever summer may take you, the Otto M. Budig Academy has designed a training bridge to help maximize your summer experience. The Summer Bridge Program is comprised of week-long series of technique classes aimed at keeping you in peak physical condition. With two weeks in early June for Levels 3 – 7, students head to the intensive of their choice with the utmost confidence while reducing the risk of injury before immersing in full days of dance. For students preparing for advancement into Main Division Level 1, a week of programming in June and another available in July, will help them head into the fall semester ready to embrace the full potential of the year ahead.

For Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Dancers

June 1 – 5, 2020: Levels 3 – 7
June 8 – 12, 2020: Levels 1 and 3 – 7
July 27 – 31, 2020: Level 1

Program Information

Level 1

Program Structure

The Level 1 Summer Bridge Program is designed to help students make successful transitions from our Children’s Division Program into the Main Division Program. As they look ahead to advancement into Main Division Level 1, students begin training two times per week and focus more intently on building strong technical foundations and individual artistry. Through ballet classes and dance conditioning, the Level 1 Summer Bridge Program provides students with a helpful jump start both body and mind for their promotion to Level 1. Students also have opportunity to try Musical Theater Dance, an elective offering for Level 1 students in the fall.

Program Dates, Schedule and Location

June 8 – 12 & July 27 – 31, 2020

Program runs from 3:30 to 5:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

All Summer Bridge classes take place at the Cincinnati Ballet Center located at 1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH.

Placement

Students must be at least 8 years old by September 1, 2020 to attend. No previous dance experience is required.

Current Otto M. Budig Academy Students:
Current students must be eligible to advance to Main Division Level 1 for the 2020-2021 Academy Year in order to attend. Students will receive notice of eligibility via email in early March.

New Students:
Students new to the Otto M. Budig Academy should complete the placement inquiry form below or contact the Academy Administrative Office at 513.562.1111 or cbacademy@cballet.org to discuss appropriate placement.

Placement Inquiry Form

Levels 3 – 4

Program Structure

The Summer Bridge Program is a week-long series of ballet technique classes aimed at keeping students in top condition before their summer training experiences. Each day, class will include a specialized focus on turns, jumps or variations. All classes include pointe work.The Level 3-4 program runs two hours per day, three days per week.

Program Dates, Schedule and Location

June 1 – 5, 2020
June 8 – 12, 2020


Program runs from 3:30 to 5:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

All Summer Bridge classes take place at the Cincinnati Ballet Center located at 1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH.

Placement

Current Otto M. Budig Academy Students:
Based on student level during the 2019-2020 Academy Year

New Students:
Students new to the Otto M. Budig Academy should complete the placement inquiry form below or contact the Academy Administrative Office at 513.562.1111 or cbacademy@cballet.org to discuss appropriate placement.

Placement Inquiry Form

Levels 5 – 7

Program Structure

The Summer Bridge Program is a week-long series of ballet technique classes aimed at keeping students in top condition before their summer training experiences. Each day, class will include a specialized focus on pointe, variations, contemporary or conditioning. The Level 5-7 program runs two hours per day, five days per week.

Program Dates, Schedule and Location

June 1 – 5, 2020
June 8 – 12, 2020


Program runs from 3:30 to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

All Summer Bridge classes take place at the Cincinnati Ballet Center located at 1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH.

Placement

Current Otto M. Budig Academy Students:
Based on student level during the 2019-2020 Academy Year

New Students:
Students new to the Otto M. Budig Academy should complete the placement inquiry form below or contact the Academy Administrative Office at 513.562.1111 or cbacademy@cballet.org to discuss appropriate placement.

Placement Inquiry Form

Program Tuition

Program Registration

Registration will open in early March. Students new to the Otto M. Budig Academy should complete the placement inquiry form
HERE and receive placement results prior to registering.

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