SDI 2015 ready to make a splash

FBP’s summer is about to heat up with the start of our Summer Dance Intensive (SDI), drawing 90 students (!!) ages 9 through pre-professional. The program attracts dancers from around the region and across the country (as far as Arkansas, Florida, and Tennessee!). The program is made up of two separate courses: a 4-week advanced course (Senior) running July 5-Aug. 1 and a 2-week intermediate course (Junior) running Aug. 3-Aug. 14.

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SDI 2014 students prepare for open rehearsal at Waterplace Park Basin stage. Students will perform again this year on Aug. 1

FBP’s summer course has always been a diverse, enriching curriculum, incorporating many hours of classical ballet training with conditioning, pilates, yoga, and much more. Twenty current and former dancers make up the SDI 2015 faculty; many are FBP dancers and there’s also guest faculty from BalletMet Academy, UNH Dance Department, The Limon Company and Boston Conservatory.

Students will learn a wide-ranging repertoire, including Swan Lake Act II and an excerpt from Jose Limon‘s “A Choreographic Offering.” (Video sample below)

Each program will perform at the FBP Black Box Theatre, and the Senior program will also close with a once-in-a-lifetime performance at Waterfire Providence on August 1st.

But it’s not all buns and leotards. The students will kick back on weekends with special trips including an outing to Jacob’s Pillow for Daniil Simkin’s Intensio, a trip to the Pawtucket Red Sox, and a pool party!

We’ve got a great group together for #fireworks at India Point Park! #FBPSDI #happy4th #happy5th?

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So keep an eye out for our students around town who will be sporting these awesome new shirts designed by embee studio. We can’t wait for SDI 2015 to start up on Monday. Happy 4th of July…see you all next week!

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