Benicia Ballet Theatre – Summer Programs
IT’S NOT JUST BALLET!
As part of its Outreach Program, Benicia Ballet Theatre offers a yearly two-week Summer Dance Workshop and Production. Building on the success of our Summer Dance Workshops, recently BBT has added a one-week summer Pre-Professional Summer Intensive Program to its offerings for the more serious intermediate and advanced dancer.
It’s not just ballet! BBT’s summer programs explore all dance styles with a focus on proper technique and dancer health, including anatomy and nutrition. Participants also explore topics such as dance history, art history, stage management, costume design and music as well.
Summer Programs at BBT are dependent on partial funding from financial grants. Recent years have been funded in part by grants from the City of Benicia under its Arts and Culture Commission. The BACC recognizes BBT’s strong program which offers to the local community the opportunity to explore dance as an art form.
Each two week program ends in a performance opportunity for the dancer and a free performance to attend for the community at large. These performances also collaborate with local musicians who accompany the dancers with live music. It is truly a unique experience for the Workshop participants. BBT is proud to offer a professionally staged program for all community members that may not otherwise have the opportunity to view such a performance arts program. Tickets are free. Donations are appreciated.
Summer programs have traditionally been offered the last two weeks of July with the final Saturday date as a performance date. Program details are made public in each Spring. The community performance is typically held on a Saturday at the end of July or early August.
Registrations for the Workshop will be taken until classes are full. If it is past the payment deadline, feel free to inquire if space is still available. The Pre-Professional Intensive is by faculty selection only. Be sure to complete your submission by the deadline. If selected, registration materials will be sent to you.
We encourage all dancers to explore dance with Benicia Ballet Theatre this summer!