Guest post by Kristine Stivali You’ve decided to allow your son to attend a summer intensive (SI) program. Now what? This is a very exciting time for your son, but with a little bit, or maybe I should say a good bit, of preparation you can make this experience less nerve racking for yourself and […]
Is the School of American Ballet Summer Intensive Right for Your Son?
I’ve gotten several questions in the past two years about the School of American Ballet’s summer program as well as about the year-round residential program. Parents and boys are wondering if the program is rigorous enough compared to others, like American Ballet Theater (ABT). They also want to know if the residential program is a […]
The 1st 2 Weeks at School of American Ballet’s Intensive
First, let me apologize for my long silence. Life is still crazy in the Lacey/Amir household. Ron and Julian went off to the airport on Saturday morning the 25th of July. Julian took off for NYC and Ron for Germany. I took off for a workshop I had to teach for 30 people. I left […]
How to Get the Most Out of a Summer Ballet Intensive: Rasta Thomas Offers Advice (Part 2)
During my conversation with Rasta Thomas about how boys can prepare for a summer dance ballet intensive, which I wrote about in my last post, he also offered some pretty savvy advice for how our young men should conduct themselves once they actually find themselves on site and ready to begin the intensive itself. Here […]