School of Dance Summer 2024 Newsletter

School of Dance Monthly Newsletter

Thank you for reading the School of Dance Summer 2024 Newsletter! You will find information on all things upcoming this summer and program info! 


 This newsletter includes:

Summer 2024! 

    • Summer Session Starts Monday! 
    • LBT Auditions 
    • Lawrence Dance Intensive 
    • Summer Camps & Programming 
    • Drop-In Dance Class Cards

Program Info 

  • Progress Reports


Summer Session Starts Monday! 

There is still time to get enrolled!

 Click here to browse our offerings and enroll now! 


June 8 | Lawrence Ballet Theatre Auditions 


Auditions are held each year for company members and apprentices. To be considered for Lawrence Ballet Theatre, applicants must attend a formal audition. Pre-registration is required. The deadline to register online is June 6. Auditions will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 1-3 pm. 

Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) is the resident pre-professional ballet company of the Lawrence Arts Center. The mission of Lawrence Ballet Theatre is to provide extensive training and performance opportunities and to broaden connections to the dance community. Led by Artistic Director Cynthia Crews, company members gain exposure and experience through numerous performances of classical ballet repertoire and original works.


Click here for more details and to register! 


Lawrence Dance Intensive 2024


Since 2016, the Lawrence Dance Intensive has connected regional dancers with sought-after instructors and guest artists to enrich your skills and artistry. Based on a diverse and well-balanced curriculum, the Lawrence Dance Intensive strives to develop the artists of tomorrow.


Junior Intensives

  • June 3-7: Session I: Ballet

Prerequisites: Ages 11-15, dancing at an intermediate level (equivalent to Arts Center Ballet level IV-Va)

  • July 22-26: Session II: Ballet & Contemporary

Prerequisites: Ages 10-15, dancing at an intermediate level (equivalent to Arts Center Ballet level III-Va)


Senior Intensive

  • June 3-14: Ballet & Contemporary 

Senior dance intensives cover a variety of dance styles at the intermediate/advanced levels.

Includes ballet, pointe, partnering, variations, wellness/enrichment, contemporary, improv, creative process, hip hop, repertory, choreography sessions and showing on the final day.

Prerequisites: Ages 12-21, dancing at intermediate/advanced level (equivalent to Arts Center Ballet level Vb-VII)


Click here for more information!


Summer Camps & Programming

June 4- 25 | Summer Ballet Performance Ensemble 

Performance opportunity! Join the Summer Ballet Performance Ensemble to present original choreography by Cynthia Crews. Deadline to enroll is May 31. Final showing will be held concurrent with the Choreographer’s Showcase located at 10th & Mass Studios on Fri, June 28 at 7:30pm. Participants should be dancers placed in Ballet I-III or equivalent and actively attending a summer weekly dance class.


June 17- 21 | Take me to the Ballet Camp

Slip on your dance shoes and experience the magical world of classical ballet. Learn famous dance steps as you take flight over Swan Lake, awaken the Sleeping Beauty, and help Cinderella find her slipper. Then, use your imagination to help create an original ballet to perform on the last day of camp. No story ballet is complete without a costume, so you will be crafting your very own tutu and other accessories to wear for your performance. See you at the ballet! No Camp on June 19.


June 28 | Student Choreography Showcase 

Calling movement creators 3rd grade through Adults for our Student Choreography Showcase. The Student Choreography Showcase is an event for School of Dance students to showcase self-choreographed dance works in a supportive and encouraging environment. Student choreographers are responsible for selecting and rehearsing their dances for the show. Showcase is on June 28th at 7:30pm. Applications due June 3!


July 7- 19 | Little Red Riding Hood Summer Dance Performance Camp 

Looking for an exciting summer dance experience? Join us as we retell the popular fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood through movement and music.  What part will you play? As Little Red Riding Hood sets out on her journey to her grandmother’s house, she encounters the townspeople, the forest animals, a field of daffodils and the noble huntsman.  And, of course, her fateful meeting of the Wolf changes everything.  Don’t miss out on this fun performance opportunity as everyone works together to present the show.  Enroll by May 20 and save $10.


July 22- 26 | Stop, Rock, Mic Drop Hip Hop Camp 

Calling those who are interested in and love hip hop! Based on the original principles of Hip hop – love, peace, unity, and having fun, this camp will give you the knowledge to become either a dj, beatboxer, dancer, or graffiti artist. This is your one-stop shop to discover the rich history of hip-hop culture. Ends with a camper-led explosive hip-hop show. Enroll by May 20 and save $10.


Drop-In Dance Class Cards

Introducing the School of Dance Drop-In Class Cards! Want to try out a class or two? Can only attend 3 classes this summer? Want to mix and match classes? This is for you! Drop in to any of our class card eligible classes this summer! Click here to view more info and the schedule.

Dance Program Info 

Progress Reports 

Look out for Progress Reports in your inbox in late June!

In preparation for the upcoming Fall 2024 semester, students will recieve an End of Year Progress Report & Fall 2024 Level Placement. The two main purposes of the Progress Report are to communicate where a student is in their development and encourage artistic growth.

**Please note that we ask all students and caregivers to be cognizant that each student develops at their own rate and may or may not be placed in a different level. Students should expect to train at each level for a minimum of two years. Fall level placement is tentative for the initial two weeks of the fall session and will be adjusted if needed to ensure the student is placed in a level most appropriate for their age and ability. ** Students will remain at the same level for Summer Session.