City Ballet Announces Junior Company; Summer Intensive

19 Jun

Registration is open for Tacoma City Ballet’s Summer Intensive

Ballet instructor Miss Erin and her young charges. Photo courtesy of Tacoma City Ballet

Are your kids staying on their toes this summer? Tacoma City Ballet (TCB) has opened registration for their eight-week Summer Intensive! Running July 9 through August 31, this program offers concentrated study in Classical Ballet, Pointe, and Conditioning for dancers aged three and up. Enrollment is open to returning Tacoma City Ballet students as well as dancers new to the school. Many local ballet students find that the summer intensive is a wonderful opportunity to explore what TCB has to offer.

With a wide variety of classes and workshops designed specifically for different age groups, the TCB Summer Intensive has opportunities for dancers of all levels. For young dancers interested in performing with the company in the 2012-2013 season, Performance Workshops are offered for ages eight and up.  These workshops explore choreography, preparation for the theatre, and include personalized coaching from TCB’s artistic staff. (See information about the dance company’s new Junior Company, below.)

To register your dancer, please fill out the Enrollment Form (available online) and return to the TCB office. For more information on the Summer Intensive or to pay tuition online, please visit the TCB website.

All Summer Intensive Classes and Workshops are taught in one of TCB’s beautiful studios located in the Merlino Art Center in downtownTacoma.

Tacoma City Ballet is creating opportunities for the local community to access various performing and visual arts by holding classes and hosting high-caliber events in local theaters as well as their own spectacular facility in downtown Tacoma. For more information, contact Leah Taff at 253.272.4219 or visit

Announcing Tacoma City Ballet’s Junior Company

Tacoma City Ballet is pleased to announce a new Junior Company, the Children’s Ballet Theatre Company.  This new division of performing dancers is open to dancers ages 8-12, and will perform with the Tacoma City Ballet Company in all three productions of the regular season. The founding Children’s Ballet Theatre Company members have been selected from within Tacoma City Ballet’s ranks, but new members will be inducted for the 2012-2013 season, beginning in September. Interested dancers should contact Tacoma City Ballet for further information.

Dancers in the Junior Company will be coached on choreography, performance techniques, and theatre etiquette in their workshop during the Tacoma City Ballet Summer Intensive.


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