Summer is the busiest time for dance students. School is out, and long summer days can be dedicated to the pursuit of the favourite vocation, dance. Whilst summer programmes vary both in length and quality, all serve the purpose of advancing little ballerinas’ technique and enhancing their education. The Summer Intensive at the School of Russian Ballet is a prestigious and popular programme, and it brings together students from all over the world. Attracted by the reputation of the teachers, students travel to Spain from as far away as UK, Norway, United States, Egypt, France, Russia, Italy, and Japan.
The School of Russian Ballet in Marbella offers the annual comprehensive summer intensive course in July. The course is designed for children aged 5 to 19, with students divided into appropriate groups according to their level.
Classes include ballet technique, Pointe and variations, contemporary dance, stretching and strengthening, character dance, and repertory for the younger students.
Students are also introduced to seminal works of ballet and contemporary repertoire and are lectured on basic facts of dance history. The course culminates with the
studio demonstration of the students’ achievements and a celebration.
Café Pavlova, located in the same courtyard as the studios, provides healthy and nutritious meals for the students during lunchtime.