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Summer at Stoneleigh-Burnham

Session One: July 8 – 14, 2018

Session Two: July 15 – 21, 2018

For girls ages 12 – 18.

$950 per session, or $1,700 for both weeks

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For over 20 years, Stoneleigh-Burnham School has offered a Summer Dance Intensive for Middle and High School Students. SDI is appropriate for intermediate and advanced dancers.

The Intensive features a full day of dance with breaks for meals and an afternoon swim. Each day centers on studio instruction in ballet, jazz, contemporary dance, and repertory sessions to prepare for a performance at week’s end. Special presentations, dance films, trips to the local ice cream stand, and campus activities help girls unwind with friends after a busy day in the studio. Each week also sees an outing to the International Dance Festival at Jacob’s Pillow in Lee, MA seeing up-and-coming and world-renowned companies on the Inside/Out and main stages.

While our regimen is rigorous, we do not require an audition for admission. Students should prepare for the physical demands of a full day of daily lessons and rehearsals, and a week of intellectual immersion in dance. We believe our dancers learn best in a non-competitive environment, and we subscribe to a community ethic where we strive to always care for ourselves and one another.

Dancers will enjoy:

  • Two daily technique classes
  • Two daily repertory classes
  • Personal attention in small classes to address technique and performing skills
  • Campus amenities, including our fitness center and pool
  • The stunning setting of our 100-acre campus

About Our Faculty

Cat Wagner heads the Dance program at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. She holds an MFA in choreography and performance from Smith College and a BA in theater arts from Brandeis University. Cat joined the SBS faculty in 2017 after working as a teaching artist in NYC for Mark Morris Dance Center, New York City Ballet, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. In addition, she has been a visiting artist at Mount Holyoke College, adjunct dance faculty at Amherst College, and a teaching fellow at Smith College. Cat also works as a houseparent on our 11/12th grade hallway.

About Stoneleigh-Burnham Summer Programs

Stoneleigh-Burnham School offers Summer Intensives in Equestrian, Debate, Dance, Art, Animation, and English Language. Our programs blend the fun and friendships of a summer camp with our school’s expert instruction and focused skill development.

Stoneleigh-Burnham summer programs are based at the school’s beautiful 100-acre campus, making use of our school facilities, from our indoor riding rings to our classrooms, labs, and dance studios.

Our girls live in simply appointed dormitory rooms with a roommate and adult supervision on their hallway. The campus offers plenty of comfortable space for relaxing and recreation, from our newly resurfaced tennis courts to our student lounges and swimming pool. Our dining services staff take pride in plentiful, tasty, meals and are ready to support students with extra needs, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Stoneleigh-Burnham’s summer programs see participants from all over the nation and all over the globe. The all-girls atmosphere is an essential ingredient in a remarkable, supportive community that helps our girls stretch their abilities and discover their best selves. All of our programs support our school’s mission:

We inspire girls to pursue meaningful lives based on honor, respect and intellectual curiosity. Each student is challenged to discover her best self and graduate with confidence to think independently and act ethically, secure in the knowledge that her voice will be heard.

For further information, call William Therrien, our Summer Programs Director at 413-774-2711 x256.

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