Blue Ridge Dance Camp returns Aug. 4-9

Press release from The Asheville Ballet:

The Asheville Ballet is pleased to announce that Trisha Wolf will be the featured guest artist for The Blue Ridge Dance Camp, Sunday-Friday, Aug. 4-9. Wolf has been affiliated with major ballet companies, universities, and studios as a performer and/or accompanist, including Pennsylvania Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Princeton University, STEPS, and =American Repertory Ballet. Most recently, she served as teacher and Ballet Mistress for The Princeton Ballet School, Asheville Ballet Director Ann Dunn’s alma mater. Wolf is certified to teach American Ballet Theater’s technique, and continues to attend teaching workshops to grow as an instructor.

Wolf will teach daily Ballet from 9-10:30 a.m., Pointe from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and Classical Variations from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. After a short lunch break, students at the camp will have instruction in Jazz/Hip Hop and Modern/Contemporary with Rebecca Nohria, who performed as a company member in Sideways Contemporary Dance Company in Atlanta and currently dances with Asheville Ballet Company.

The Asheville Ballet is accepting applications for its prestigious Blue Ridge Dance Camp, running Sunda-Friday, Aug. 4-9, 2019. The resident summer intensive offers daily classes in ballet, pointe, repertoire, modern, jazz, choreography, and dance history. Serious students ages 11-18 can pursue their training in a supportive, fun, personal environment. The professional staff insures proper instruction at appropriate levels. A limit of fifteen resident students guarantees individual attention. All-inclusive cost for the camp is $700. See The Asheville Ballet website for more information:

Classes are held at The Asheville Ballet’s state-of-the-art studio, equipped with a 2,000-square-foot resilient, safe dance floor. Students sleep and eat delicious, healthful, home-made dinners in the Director’s home.

As camp counselor for Blue Ridge Dance Camp, we introduce the brilliant, beautiful, and friendly Eden Landgrover. Eden graduated from The Asheville Academy of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and performed with The Asheville Ballet. Currently pursuing a BFA in Dance Choreography and Performance with a minor in Arts Administration at UNCG, as well as her Pilates Certification with Balanced Body, Eden has much wisdom and advice to share with younger dancers. We love it when people come back.

Graduates have become members of major international ballet and modern companies or performed on Broadway and in Hollywood films. Those who do not continue professionally have had their lives immeasurably enriched by the study of dance and the intimate peer experience.

The resident faculty has performed professionally with principal world companies or received advanced degrees from leading universities. Guest instructors expand the horizons of local students.

$50 non-refundable deposit due Tuesday, July 30 will hold your spot. Mail to Ann Dunn, 4 Lynnwood Rd, Asheville NC 28804.

Here’s what one student has said about her experience:”CBRDC is a week-long summer intensive at which you live, breathe, and eat dance with the same group of girls. We actually all slept in the same room in Ann’s house. Looking back on it, I wish I had realized the community-building experience that this camp was. Not only did we sleep in the same room, we also ate home cooked meals at the same table, brushed our teeth in the same sink, went to all the same dance classes, learned the same choreography, and viewed the same famous works of dance. It was as if we were our own little touring dance company. Ann Dunn introduced me to dance class that was more class than rehearsal, to a community of dancers who supported and encouraged one another. She introduced me to the rest of my life. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about my short but life-changing experience at Blue Ridge Dance Camp.” Jenny Braswell, dance instructor at a public arts magnet school in Greensboro, NC.

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