School of Canton Ballet summer classes provide an opportunity for current students to maintain their levels of training and for new students to enter the ballet school program. Classes for all ages are offered in two 4-week sessions, June 12-July 3 and July 10-July 31. The program includes a full range of classical ballet plus other dance styles. Pianists accompany all ballet classes. There are scholarships available for boys. View special discounts and register online at www.cantonballet.com or call 330-455-7220.
Three very special happenings are the dance camps for ages 4-6. Little Mermaid Dance Camp, June 17-18; Princess Ballerina Dance Camp, July 22-23; and Circus Starring Dumbo Dance Camp, July 29-30. Camps offer creative movement classes led by early childhood specialist Julie Mizer Grasse. Students will make fun crafts and enjoy healthy snacks.
Workshops include Junior Elementary for elementary 1 and 2 students, July 8-25; Elementary for elementary 3 and intermediate 1 students, July 8-25; and Intensive for intermediate 2 through advanced students, June 24-July 25.
In early childhood division classes led by Grasse—Mom & Me for toddlers, Predance for 3-year olds, Creative Movement I & 2 for 4-5 year olds and Preballet for 6 year olds—children learn to release their imagination through rhythm and music and to enjoy the magic as well as the discipline of movement.
Teen and adult ballet classes are for ages 14 and older just beginning or wishing to return to dance study.
School of Canton Ballet faculty includes artistic and executive director Cassandra Crowley, assistant artistic director Jennifer Catazaro Hayward and choreographer in residence Angelo Lemmo in addition to Grasse. Guest teachers for the Intensive are Cameron Hayward, Kelly Yankle, Megan Seemann and Kelli Sanford.
For registration details and further information see cantonballet.com, call 330-455-7220 or visit the Canton Ballet office. Summer business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The ballet office and studios are located on the west side of the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Avenue N. in Canton. Use the Cleveland Avenue entrance.