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Ballet Sun Valley Offers Free Classes in Conjunction with Boston Ballet Performance
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Intermediate and advanced dance students can avail themselves of tuition-free ballet instruction taught by principal dancers from San Francisco Ballet, thanks to Ballet Sun Valley sponsors. COURTESY: Ballet Sun Valley
   
Monday, June 6, 2022
 

BY KAREN BOSSICK

Ballet Sun Valley is offering a 2022 Ballet Sun Valley Dance Education program for intermediate, advanced/intermediate and advanced dance students in conjunction with its two performances featuring Boston Ballet on June 24 and 25.

The three-day intensive will be offered June 24-26 at the Community Campus and Gravity Fitness and will offer immersive dance instruction in ballet, contemporary dance, choreography, conditioning and more. It’s free, thanks to the support of Ballet Sun Valley sponsors

Students can immerse themselves in ballet, variations, pointe, conditioning and choreography. Teachers will include San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancers Tiit Helimets, Frances Chung, Sasha de Sola and former San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancers Sarah Van Patten, as well as others.

Students will receive complimentary tickets to performances by Boston Ballet in the Sun Valley Pavilion on the evenings of June 24 and June 25

“For the past three years I have had the privilege to teach at the Ballet Sun Valley summer intensive. This has been an incredible experience sharing what I have learned in my career and passing my knowledge onto the next generation of dancers,” said Helimets. “The students have been so wonderful, and it gives me such pleasure seeing them try all the steps with 100% effort. This kind of work ethic is any teacher's dream.” 

To apply, visit https://balletsunvalley.org/education/

Ballet Sun Valley will present the internationally acclaimed Boston Ballet June 24 and 25 at the Sun Valley Pavilion. The 7 p.m. performances will feature a collection of classical, neo-classical and contemporary repertoire ranging from full-length classical ballets to masterworks by George Balanchine and world premieres by such choreographers as Tiler Peck and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw.

Tickets start at $35 and are available at https://balletsunvalley.org

Ballet Sun Valley is a non-profit organization that had its roots in a successful effort in 2011 to bring international ballet to Sun Valley. Its performances have featured works from some of the ballet world’s most celebrated choreographers, including George Balanchine, Helgi Tomason and Justin Peck. Its performers have hailed from such ballets as New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Paris Opera Ballet and the Mariinsky Ballet.

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