Summer Program

Draper Center offers an array of options in its well-respected and nationally known Summer Program. Whether your child is just starting dance, would like to improve their abilities in a short time, or is training to become a professional dancer, we offer all levels of study and intensity.

There is a $40 non-refundable registration fee due upon enrollment for all programs.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Creative Movement

July 5 - August 1, 2017
Tuesdays or Thursdays 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
Tuition: FREE 
Tailored for ages 3 and 4
Introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that stresses creativity and group interaction.

Pre-Ballet

July 5 - August 1, 2017
Tuesdays or Thursdays 4:00 PM–5:00 PM 
Tuition: FREE
Tailored for ages 5 and 6
Prelude to the formal ballet instruction, introducing children to ballet steps and terminology.

Pre-Ballet Jazz

July 5 - August 1, 2017
Tuesdays or Thursdays 5:15 PM–6:00 PM
Tuition: $30
Introductory jazz class for students who are participating in Pre-Ballet.

  

TWO WEEK PROGRAMS

Two Week Junior Session

July 10-21, 2017
Mondays – Fridays 9:30 AM–12:30 PM 
Tuition: $493
Students ages 8–12 with an audition and/or recommendation of Draper faculty required.
Curriculum includes Ballet and Jazz. Audition required – please see Audition details below.

Two Week Intermediate Session

July 10-21, 2017
Mondays – Fridays 1:00 PM–4:00 PM 
Tuition: $556
Students ages 10–15 with an audition and/or recommendation of Draper faculty required.
Curriculum includes Ballet and Pointe. Audition required – please see Audition details below.

Two Week Senior Session

July 10-21, 2017
Mondays – Fridays 9:30 AM–1:00 PM 
Tuition: $556
Students ages 13 and up with an audition and/or recommendation of Draper faculty required.
Curriculum includes Ballet and Pointe. Audition required 
– please see Audition details below. 

OPEN ADULT CLASSES

Beginner Ballet

July 5 - August 1, 2017
Wednesdays 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Cost: $18 per class

Beginner Jazz

July 5 - August 1, 2017
Wednesdays 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Cost: $18 per class

Pilates

July 5 - August 1, 2017
Thursdays 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Cost: $18 per class

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

July 5 - August 1, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Cost: $18 per class
Classes are designed for dancers ages 16 and above.

FOUR WEEK INTENSIVE - PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

Curriculum includes Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Jazz, Modern, and Character.

July 31 - August 25, 2017
Monday - Friday
Small class size / Housing Available

Level A*

9:00 AM – 2:45 PM
Tuition: $1,275
Curriculum includes Ballet, Jazz, Stretch and Strength, Pointe, and Modern.

Level B*

9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Tuition: $1,705
Curriculum includes Ballet, Pointe, Modern and Jazz.

Level C*

9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Tuition: $1,705
Curriculum includes Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz and Workshop.

Level D*

9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Tuition: $1,705
Curriculum includes Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Workshop, and Variations.

End of Program Demonstration Performance - TBD


AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions are required for all students ages 7 and above.

OPEN AUDITIONS
$20 audition fee for each student is required.

Location:
Draper Center Studios, 1326 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Dates:
- PLEASE NOTE the February 12th Open Audition has been cancelled. 
- Sunday, June 11: Registration 12:00 PM/ Audition 1:00-2:30 PM

VIDEO AUDITIONS
$20 audition fee for each student is required.

Video may be in VHS, DVD, or miniDV tape and must include samples of barre work and center work including ALL of the following: adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro, and grande allegro. (Resume and contact information are to be included.)

Video auditions should be mailed to:

Draper Center 2017 Summer Program
ATTN: Jamey Leverett
1326 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

PRIVATE AUDITIONS
$35 audition fee for each student is required.

If students are not available to attend the Open Auditions and wish not to submit a video audition, a private audition class must be scheduled through the Draper Center Main Office prior to July 1, 2017. Please contact our main office at 585-461-2100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


CLASS ATTIRE

Ballet: Pink tights, pink slippers and any solid color leotard. No skirts, sweatpants or shirts. No jewelry, including watches, permitted in class. Hair should be up and off the face with no bangs.

Modern: Tights without feet.

Jazz: Same as ballet.

POLICIES

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class in the level they are assigned and to arrive on time. Progress in class is dependent upon regular and consistent participation. Absences are considered excused only for medical or serious personal reasons and must be phoned into the school office. Students entering class late for any reason may be asked to observe class.

Refund policy: Tuition fees are non-refundable, except in the event of serious injury or illness, in which case the student must provide written documentation from the doctor. In these cases, credit may be extended for future classes or a refund granted. Requests for refunds must be in writing and accompanied by a physician’s certificate stating inability to continue class. Refunds will be pro-rated on a weekly basis.

Class schedules and faculty are subject to change.

HOUSING, MEAL, & TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Students will be assigned to a host family for the duration of the program. The host family will be responsible for all meals and transportation. We will do our best to pair our guest dancers with a family of a student that is close in age and in the same level of the program.

Host families will provide entertainment for the guest dancers on the weekends at an additional cost to the dancer. Host families will be responsible for arranging weekend activities and providing transportation. (Students are also encouraged to bring activities to keep them occupied.)

We will provide transportation to and from the airport for students visiting from outside the area. Students must notify the Draper Center staff if transportation is needed.

Room, Board, and Transportation Fees:

There is an additional charge of $1500 which is to be paid in full by July 1, 2017.