Summer Intensive

June 8-26, 2020

Dear Ballet Rincon Community,

We are so pleased to announce our June (Online) Summer Intensive & Primary Programs (June 8-26)! Please read below for information about our exciting program, distinguished Guest Instructors, and how to register online.


So many shifts in our world over the last few months have kept us all continually looking and grasping toward a future return to a general sense of normalcy in the face of the most off-balanced of times that any of us have ever experienced. As we take these first tender steps toward togetherness again, I am announce BR’s Phase One plan to offer an in-studio experience to our dancers’ families that are ready to take steps back to the barre during our Summer 2020 programs.

Avoiding any changes to the state of Arizona’s current COVID-19 mandates, we are planning to offer the in-studio class option combined with our online classes beginning June 8, 2020.* (*In-studio instruction option will begin with the oldest dancers first, at advanced levels.) As we slowly begin the transition to a combination of both online and in-studio classes at Ballet Rincon over the next weeks and months, our staff, students and families will be subject to our Phase One safety policies and procedures. (See our website lead page for details.)

Welcome to the summer of dance at Ballet Rincon – We can’t wait to get moving with you!

– Jennifer Neuser, Director BR

Summer Preschool & Primary Training Level 1 Programs

June 8-26

For our youngest summer dancers (Ages 4-5), we offer our popular preschool Fairy Tale Ballet Workshop (FTBW). This magical young children’s program features BR’s comprehensive PreBallet curriculum instruction intertwined with cherished classical ballet stories. Using the structure of the classical ballet class combined with the fantasy of fairy tales, basic ballet steps and French ballet terms are developed naturally within the young dancer’s vocabulary. In addition, this workshop includes fairy tale story time and pantomime, creative choreography and themed projects.

BR Summer Intensive (Advanced & Primary Training Level 2-10)

June 8-26

Designed to give dancers immersion-level camp training, giving each student a fun, tailor-made way to help them jump start their upcoming dance season, each Program offers the developmentally-designed American Ballet Theatre (ABT) National Training Curriculum® with *multi-discipline content, virtual dance company experience for our Advanced Training Level 6-10 students. (*Level appropriate content may include jazz, modern, repertory, and body conditioning.)


BR Invitation to Ballet & Invitation to Tap (Ages 8+) Programs

June 12,19,26

These introductory classes are a great way for beginning pre-adolescent dancers to jump in to the fun of ballet and tap dancing during the summer. With basic steps, technique, and vocabulary taught in each genre, this starter class prepares the new Ballet Rincon dancer for our Fall/Spring programs with “I can do it!” confidence.


Hannah Weinmasters BR Summer Intensive Instructor

Hannah Weinmaster

Hannah Weinmaster is a Senior pursuing her BFA at the University of Arizona School of Dance. Throughout her time within the dance program, she has been blessed to achieve many things both within performing, as well as choreography.

As a dancer at the school, Hannah has performed many works by choreographers such as Martha Graham, Larry Keigwin, Tamara Dyke Compton, Chris Compton, Michael Williams and Autumn Eckman. In 2018, she was the recipient of the “Celebration of Excellence Award” as a freshman. In the summer of 2019, she traveled to Bolzano Italy to assist professor Sam Watson, as he taught at the Bolzano Dance Festival. Within the past two summers, Hannah has traveled to Steamboat Colorado to attend Perry Mansfield summer intensive, where she performed works by master choreographers Shannon Gillen (Artistic Director of Vim Vigor) and Peter Chu (Artistic Director of Chuthis). Her Junior year at Arizona, she received the “Creative Achievement Award”.  With choreography, her journey began when she received the opportunity to choreograph a concept video, “Blinded”, with Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention in 2017. Since then, Hannah has had three pieces selected for shows that have been performed at Stevie Eller Dance Theatre.

In 2018, she was selected as a finalist for CDC McClaine Timmerman Choreography Festival, and in 2019 she was selected as a finalist for the Palm Desert Choreography Festival in Palm Desert California. She has hopes of continuing to pursue choreography and performing at a higher level upon graduation.

Autumn Eckman BR Summer Intensive Instructor

Autumn Eckman

Received her ballet training from the Houston Ballet Academy.

In her twenty years as a professional dancer she had the privilege to work with and and perform the works some of the world’s leading contemporary, classical, modern and jazz companies including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Giordano Dance Chicago, Lucky Plush Productions, Ron De Jesus Dance and the State Street Ballet.

She is currently a member of The Cambrians – a Chicago based company that uses large collaborative processes to create evening length work. Through extensive training in an ever broader range of techniques including the modern techniques of Horton and Graham, partnering, improvisation and the contemporary movement practices, she has formulated an integrated approach to her own ways of teaching that appeals to dancers from diverse movement practices and technical backgrounds.

From 2009-2014 she served as Assistant Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of Giordano Dance Chicago and Director of its second company, Giordano II. She has also served as Artist-In-Residence for State Street Ballet and has choreographed for companies and universities including DanceWorks Chicago, Big Muddy Dance Co., Wylliams-Henry Dance Company, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the University of Missouri- Kansas City. Her work has been presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Bates Dance Festival, Jazz Dance World Congress, Midwest RAD Festival, Florida Dance Festival, Detroit Dance City Festival and Kalamazoo Michigan’s Aesthetic Research and Education Program.

From 2009-2015, she was an Instructor of Dance at Northern Illinois University and has been a faculty member of Hubbard Street’s Lou Conte Dance Studio, Visceral Dance Center, State Street Ballet Summer Intensive, Florida Dance Festival, Summer Dance Lab (Walla Walla, WA) and the Bates Dance Festival’s Young Dancers and Professional Division. Autumn is an Iowa Arts Fellow at the University of Iowa where she received an MFA in Choreography.

Jeffrey Hughes BR Summer Intensive Instructor

Jeffrey Hughes

A wealth of experience and knowledge, he is the Artistic Director Emeritus of Ohio Ballet.

He has served as the Interim Director for the Hong Kong Ballet. Ballet Master at Alonzo King’s Lines Contemporary Ballet, Artistic Director, Tucson Regional Ballet, and the Executive Director of Ballet Tucson. In the early phases of his career, he received a Ford Foundation Scholarship and trained at the School of American Ballet/New York City Ballet. At 17, Robert Joffrey gave him a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet Summer Program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

Spanning twenty-two years, during his professional career, Jeffrey performed principal and soloist roles with Joffrey II Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, London Festival Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Sacramento Ballets, Cleveland / San Jose Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, as well as numerous guest appearances with small companies in the US and England. Some of his favorite roles include The Moor in Jose Limon’s Moor’s Pavane, Franz in Coppelia, Balanchine’s Tarantella, Le Corsaire pas de deux, Prince Seigfried in Swan Lake, Fokine’s Spectre de la Rose, Prince Igor, Les Sylphide and The Old Soldier in Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table. Jeffrey was privileged to be in Robert Joffrey’s Remembrances and enjoyed dancing in many of Gerald Arpino’s ballets with the Joffrey and, in many ballets created by Dennis Nahat while with Cleveland/San Jose Ballet. Jeffrey had the good fortune to be a choreographic stand in for Baryshnikov when Jerome Robbins was choreographing Other Dances for Baryshnikov and Makarova at American Ballet Theatre in 1976. Jeffrey started teaching at 17.

He has been on the faculty of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, San Francisco Dance Institute, New York Academy of Ballet, Cleveland Ballet and the University of Akron. He has been on the faculty and choregraphed for Ballet Tucson, Tucson Regional Ballet and Tucson Dance Academy. He has guest taught throughout America, Mexico, Hong Kong and for several companies; National Ballet of China, Hubbard Street Dance, Dayton Ballet and Chautauqua Ballet to name a few. He has taught at The Joffrey Workshop Texas, Kaatsbaan in New York and Orlando Ballet School for summer intensives. He has previously worked with several Ballet Rincon students, and is happy to join the Ballet Rincon faculty.


Payment of Registration Fee $10 (per dancer) on or before May 30th or $25 (per dancer) after May 30th is required to complete Online registration process. (Email will be sent). Tuition due in full by 5/30/20.

– Tuition and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


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