Ballet Rejoice School for the Arts
Summer Intensive and Summer Classes
Upper Division Intensive
4 weeks July 2-26th
We are excited to be offering an intensive summer training program for dancers seeking to further their dance technique and abilities this summer. Classes are offered in a variety of genres to help dancers grow technically as well as artistically in all aspects of their training. Our experienced summer staff including exciting new guest faculty will bring professionalism as well as enthusiasm to each of their unique classes.
Upper Division Intensive Schedule
Monday 9:00-12:30 Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations
Tuesday 9:00- 2:00 Ballet Technique, Pointe, Flexibility and Strength, Conditioning & Contemporary
Thursday 9:00-1:30 Ballet Technique, Conditioning, Contemporary Technique, Contemporary Choreography & Improvisation
Cost: $400.00 Early registration by March 21st receives discounted pricing at $385.00. Non refundable $50 downpayment towards tuition upon registration.
Intermediate Division Intensive Schedule
4 Weeks July 2-26th
Tuesday 3:00-5:30 Ballet Technique, Contemporary Conditioning and Technique
Thursdays 5:00-7:30 Ballet Technique, Jazz
Cost $250.00 Early registration by March 21st receives discounted pricing at $235.00. Non-refundable $50 downpayment towards tuition upon registration.
Lower Division Classes
4 weeks July 2-26th (No classes on July 4th)
Children's Classes including Fairytale Ballet "Dancing with the Little Mermaid"
Lower Division class tuition is based upon total hours following the hourly fee schedule. There will be a non-refundable downpayment or $25.00 upon registration.
Hourly Fee Schedule:
45 min $60.00, 1 hr $65.00, 2 hrs $105, 3 hrs $145.00...
Summer Teaching Faculty
Tessa White is the founder of Ballet Rejoice School for the Arts, Ballet Rejoice Company celebrating 18 years, Fairytale Ballet and formerly The Conservatory of Dance and Performing Arts Center. She has a passion for training dancers of every age and encouraging them to achieve their highest potential. Along with teaching, Tessa enjoys choreography and creative vision. She has choreographed and directed several original full length original ballets for Ballet Rejoice including "Above All Names", "Streams in the Desert", and "Light of the World".
Tessa trained in the Bay Area, and attended summer training programs at Marin Dance Theater, Sacramento Ballet, and Ballet Magnificat. She danced principal roles for 7 years with Placer Theater Ballet as well as Assistant directing PTB for 7 years. She also had the opportunity to teach and perform with Ballet Hawaii for three years.
Tessa values most the relationships she has with her students and helping them reach their goals.
Killian received her early training with the San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West Academy, and the University of Utah Department of Ballet. She performed with Ballet West and was a principal with the Utah Ballet. During the summers, Killian continued her training as a scholarship student with the Boston Ballet, The Harid Conservatory, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, and American Ballet Theater.
Killian’s contemporary dance training includes The Juilliard School, Ballet British Columbia and
ODC/San Francisco. She also trained with Margaret Swarthout of the Marin Ballet Theater. In 2004, Killian was a Youth American Grand Prix New York City finalist and in 2007 was the first ballerina awarded the prestigious Silver Level
commendation by Mikhail Baryshnikov for the National Foundation for the Advancement
of the Arts YoungArts competition. Killian danced professionally with Ballet Arizona
(soloist), Nova Ballet (soloist), Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (guest artist), and the Allegro Ballet
Killian is currently enrolled in Saint Mary’s College of California Liberal Education for Arts
Professionals (LEAP) a Bachelor of Arts/performance program designed for dance
Carlene graduated from London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) with a Bachelor of Arts First Class Honors degree.
While at LCDS she studied under dancers and choreographers from Scottish Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, Punchdrunk, Batsheva Dance Company, DV8 Physical Theatre, Gravity and Levity, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Richard Alston Dance, Rubberband Dance, and Van Huynh Company. She explored studies of Choreography, Technique, Artistry, Improvisation, and Performance.
Carlene trained at Northern California Dance Conservatory where she focused on Modern and Contemporary styles. Along with training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Tap dance, Carlene enjoys exploring many partnering styles including Contact Improvisation, Swing, Salsa, Bachata, and Blues dancing in her free time.
She is currently teaching dance and expanding her own choreographic work as a freelance dance artist
Ann is has been teaching for 10 years, and received her Bachelor of Art in Dance from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). She also received her Masters of Art in Teaching from the University of Southern California.
Ann trained at Deane Dance Center, performed in the Sacramento Ballet’s Nutcracker, and trained with the Milwaukee Ballet on scholarship in their pre-professional summer intensive program for four summers. She received grant funding at UCI to train and perform in Austria and Germany with the Salzburg International Ballet Academy, and was invited to perform in Paris at the Conservatoire de Paris.
Ann's teaching emphasis is to build in dancers a strong technical foundation while fostering a positive training environment.
Jordan studied Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary Dance for over 16 years.
Jordan has performed for companies and audiences throughout the region including Leighton Dance Project, William Jessup University, Capital Christian Center, and Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet.
Jordan values the athleticism and artistry in dance and enjoys teaching all ages and levels. Her classes focus on technical proficiency as well as stretch and strengthening exercises where she incorporates choreography and/or improvisation exercises. She loves sharing art of dance with her students.
Anne began dancing as a young child and ballet instantly drew her in - she loves the beauty and art that can be represented through dancing. She participated in the Sacramento Ballet’s Nutcracker 6 years in a row and had the honor of dancing the role of Clara. Anne danced with Dean Dance center for 7 years under the instruction of Barbara Crocket, Sacramento Ballet's founder, for most of her pointe training. At the age of 17 Anne began teaching in local dance schools and taught for several years before heading to college. Anne danced at many churches for special events and performances during that time. Anne and her husband attended William Jessup University and shortly after graduation they moved to India as missionaries. Anne and her husband currently live in Auburn, CA and work with Global Fellowship which focuses on planting churches in areas of the world with no Gospel presence. They find it a joy travel and work alongside these people! They have 3 kids, the oldest of which has just started ballet.