Summer Intensive

June 14- July 2, 2021

Dear Ballet Rincon Families,

 I am writing to you with much joy and anticipation. Each year, the Summer Intensive marks the start of the new season for us at Ballet Rincon, for it is at this time that we renew our commitment to the excellent instruction that we offer for our students. As we move forward into the upcoming season, we invite you to read this Summer/Fall 2021-Spring 2022 newsletter carefully and savor the excitement with us!

All current BR families received an email from us with the Level placement for Summer/Fall 2021/Spring 2022 registration for your child in all his or her current dance programs at BR. We realize that this is an exciting yet sometimes confusing time for your family, and we are available to discuss with you any questions you may have with regard to the Level placement. Please contact us via email or via phone through the studio office.

Registration for all BR Programs is to be completed Online ONLY via your BR Family Account Portal. 

Our classes fill up quickly, and enrollment for all classes is on a first-come, first-serve basis. To guarantee your first choice for class day and time, please register promptly.

 SUMMER 2021 REMINDER: Dancers should please consider the importance of summer study to forward your progress in to the coming year. There is no “season” for dance, as in many sports activities, and progress gained is easily lost if training is not maintained over the summer months. We have wonderful June Summer Intensive “camps” for all of our dancers ages 4 and up, with calendar flexibility for most Levels, as well as our July Workshop for dancers Levels 4-10 in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap, and Modern for dancers in Levels 6-10.

We are very pleased to introduce to you our Guest Master Faculty for BR’s Summer Intensive 2021. Please visit our website for full biographical information about our distinguished roster of dance professionals joining us in June.

The entire faculty and staff at Ballet Rincon joins me in welcoming you to our upcoming season. We are grateful for the continuing opportunity to know you and to share our passion for dance with your child. Thank you for being here with us.

 Thank you and see you in the coming year!

 Jennifer Neuser

Director, Ballet Rincon

Ballet preschool summer class Ballet Rincon

Summer Preschool Programs

June 14- July 2

For our youngest summer dancers (Ages 3-4), we offer our PreSchool Movement Workshop, a series designed around a central theme and made to enhance gross motor skills and freestyle movement. And for 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 1-10)

June 14- July 2

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.)

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BR Invitation to Ballet (Ages 8+) Program

June 18, 25, July 2

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

OUR GUEST FACULTY

Pamela Reyman-Hughes

Pamela Reyman-Hughes

Pamela Reyman-Hughes was born in New York City, where she began her dance training at the age of fifteen. She trained with Istvan Rabovsky and at the American Ballet Theatre School with Valentina Pereyslavic, Olga Merinowa, and Patricia Wilde.

In 1977 she began her professional career with Dennis Wayne’s Dancers in NYC. Over the course of her twenty-two year performing career she also danced as a principal dancer with Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Dayton Ballet and Ohio Ballet under the direction of Ian Horvath & Dennis Nahat, Robert Barnett, Dermot Burke, and Jeffrey Graham Hughes respectively. She also performed as a guest artist with small companies in the United States.

An artist recognized for her versatility, Ms. Reyman-Hughes has danced a range of roles, including Tzarina, Sugar Plum Fairy, Dew Drop, Dying Swan, Giselle, Juliet, Lizzie Borden in deMilles’s Fall River Legend, Emilia in Limon’s Moor’s Pavane, the Partisan in Jooss’ The Green Table, The Woman in His Past in Tudor’s Lilac Garden, Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother in Holder’s Cinderella. She danced principal roles in an extensive Balanchine repertoire including Tarantella, Square Dance, Minkus Pas de Trois, Agon, Apollo, Serenade, Four Temperaments and Nutcracker. Ms. Reyman-Hughes has also performed in works by Butler, Van Dantzig, Lubovitch, Byrd, Arpino, Flindt, Falco, Louis, Fokine, Massine, Nault and many others, including her husband Jeffrey Hughes. In 1990, she performed in Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival in Flemming Flindt’s The Overcoat with Rudolf Nureyev. As a principal dancer with Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, she had many roles created for her by Artistic Directors Dennis Nahat and Ian Horvath. She has also participated as a dancer in New Steps, a choreographic workshop in Ohio and in Festival of Life, a benefit for children and adults with AIDS in Atlanta.

Ms. Reyman-Hughes was ballet mistress for Ohio Ballet, interim ballet mistress for Hong Kong Ballet, and was on the staff of the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. She has guest taught throughout the U.S. and has choreographed two chamber ballets that have been performed in Ohio and Switzerland.

Locally, Ms. Reyman-Hughes has taught at Ballet Arts in Tucson and briefly worked as a part-time ballet mistress for Ballet Tucson. She has worked as Co Artistic Director of Tucson Regional Ballet . She has choreographed a number of ballets for Academy of Ballet and Tucson Regional Ballet and restaged all classical ballets for TRB including Paquita, La Bayadere, Act II Swan Lake and Giselle, among others. Currently she is on the faculty of BC Dance.

For the summers of 2015-2017, she was a guest teacher for Orlando Ballet School’s summer intensive. She is also a certified Gyrotonic® Expansion System Level I Instructor.

Ms. Reyman-Hughes is grateful to the many teachers who have inspired her throughout her career and would especially like to thank Maggie Black, Alonzo King, and Wilhelm Burmann.

Ms. Reyman-Hughes is married to Jeffrey Hughes, and they have a daughter, Maya Esperanza.

 

Marquez Johnson BR July Workshops Instructor

Marquez Johnson

Marquez Johnson holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance degree from the University of Arizona as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.

Marquez is an adjunct faculty member at Pima Community College teaching Hip-Hop. As well, Marquez is on faculty at the University of Arizona’s School of Dance as an Instructor of Dance choreographing for various local events while teaching Jazz and Hip-Hop. Marquez is also an instructor for Step-Up; an outreach dance program through the College of Fine Arts teaching at local public and charter schools in and around Tucson. Under the direction of Tammy Dyke-Compton and Christopher Compton, Marquez returned for a second summer to Perry-Mansfield Summer Performing Arts Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. As a teaching artist for the Emerging Artist program in June and July, he continues to teach Jazz and Hip-Hop as well as choreographing for such musicals as Frog and Toad. As well, Marquez has been a guest artist for the Montana Dance Arts Association teaching hip-hop.

Marquez has performed works by Jose Limon and Ohad Naharin while also being a rehearsal assistant
for Miguel Perez and Michele Gifford in the re-staging of “The American by Charles Wheeldon. Under
the direction of Michael Williams, he has participated as a co-host for the Arizona Jazz Dance showcase
while also completing his thesis work entitled Forecast.

Locally, Marquez was a company member of Tucson-based contemporary dance company Artifact
Dance Project where he danced the lead role of Goliath in March of 2019. As well, he has performed in
several productions for Artifact since 2009 including Fairy Tales Three, Poe, Artist’s Proof, The Grand Parlor, Judith, Downtown, Frida and New Moves to name a few. Marquez continues to choreograph for such companies at the Sothern Arizona Performing Arts Company, (SAPAC), and Casino del Sol for their production run of Solebrity Icons. He continues to teach at various local studios and companies in styles ranging from Jazz to Modern and Contemporary.

Registration Opens Saturday, APRIL 24

Payment of Registration Fee $10 (per dancer) on or before May 29th or $25 (per dancer) after May 29th is required to complete Online registration process. (Email will be sent). Tuition due in full by 5/29/21.

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

Important Summer Intensive Information

Please refer to the Summer Intensive Dancer’s Packet for information on program content, scheduling, required dress code items and grooming for class and performance, class and rehearsal attendance, student conduct and student safety.

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