Learning to walk sets you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express with your whole self the person you are.
~ Melissa Hayden ~
This summer program aims to capture the spirit, joy, challenge, and triumph of ballet in a specialized program designed for adult dancers. We want our students to enjoy the beautiful process of studying this timeless art, gaining the satisfaction of well-earned progress, and finding themselves through this wonderful art form.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Experience genuine joy and love for this wonderful art form! The joy of dance will come through in everything we do during this week.
Ballet is a performing art, and it is important for our Camp to have a performance component.
We will be learning choreography and
recording the performance to video (no live audience) for you to take away after the camp.
We are dedicated to adult dancer growth throughout this 4-day summer intensive through stretching & conditioning exercises, focused mini-classes (pirouettes, placement, big jumps, adagio, and more), and individual improvement.
There is an important and beautiful social aspect to ballet – we learn, dance, and improve together! We are proud of our supportive community at BT-SLO. We're thrilled for an opportunity to grow together this summer.
From châiné to chassé and learning all eight classical positions of the body, you'll expand your knowledge of ballet terminology in just one week. You will learn both the names for the movements and how to properly do them.
Limited edition swag designed just for Adult Ballet Camp members!
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Blair aims to impart the joy and beauty of expressing all kinds of music through classical ballet movements.
Blair London began studying folk dance in his early years and he has been studying ballet since his college days. He has performed as part of San Francisco’s International Folk Ballet: Khadra and dance companies in St. Louis. In San Luis Obispo. He was part of a select dance troupe invited to perform in Russia in 2002 under the direction of Lisa Deyo and performed countless roles for BT-SLO.
Blair is also a Professor of Materials Engineering at California Polytechnic State University. Blair and his wife Cindy live in San Luis Obispo and have 2 children.