Adults Program

August 14 – 26, 2023 

Gaithersburg, MD

Adults Program

August 14 – 26, 2023 

Gaithersburg, MD

An Experience You

Will Never Forget

An intensive program designed for adult dancers who have the passion and desire to train with master teachers in a safe, encouraging environment.

 

This program will be focused on classical ballet training & classical variation coaching with special sessions to expand your knowledge of this art form.

 

Performances will be held each Saturday.

Who is this for?

✔️ Adult dancers who enjoy pursuing the art of perfection and the challenge that ballet brings to their lives

 

✔️ Adult dancers who are ready to learn the fine details of ballet technique to improve technique and artistry

 

✔️ Adult dancers who dreamed of performing in front of an audience

This is not for…

❌ Casual dancers looking for drop-in classes; this program has an intense, full-day schedule

 

❌ Absolute beginners who do not know all ballet terminology (see below for self-assessment)

 

 

THE
EXPERIENCE

Professional Training

Adult dancers deserve the same high level training as professional students. 

 

 

Ballet Technique and Pointe classes will be held daily.

 

Professional Training

Adult dancers deserve the same high level training as professional students. 

 

 

Daily ballet technique and pointe classes to refine technique and build foundations for great artsitry.

Community

Meet and train with other adult dancers who love ballet just as much as you do. 

 

You may end up meeting one of your lifelong friends here.

 

Community

Meet and train with other adult dancers who love ballet just as much as you do. 

 

You may end up meeting one of your lifelong friends here.

Performance Opportunity

On the final day, we’ll be holding performances to allow you to experience the full spectrum as a ballet dancer.

 

Performance Opportunity

On the final day of each week, we’ll be holding a performance to allow you to experience the full spectrum as a ballet dancer.

 

Adults will be coached on group pieces with the same approach as professional students and dancers receive.

Do you have this concern?

9 out of 10 adults come by themselves, but they all leave with friends for life.

 

We’ll be hosting virtual meet and greets so that everyone can connect with each other before the event!

If you are willing to join our Zoom pointe classes for beginners before arriving to DUCON, then yes!

Registration comes with a complimentary 10 Class Pack for you to take our online classes. This is one of the best ways to use it before DUCON.

We also have other resources you can use (recorded lessons, guides on getting on pointe, etc) to help you get started on pointe.

Depending on the amount of beginners on pointe, we may have designated classes at DUCON for this group of dancers.

Most adults who had joined us in the  past have been dancing  two to four times a week. Although the schedule is looks full, there will be time to rest between combinations and classes.

 

If you’re worried because of age, we’ve had participants in their 60s and 70s join us without any issues. Age is just a number when it comes to ballet!

Whether you’re an adult or student dancer, technique classes will never be compromised – our teachers will always have the highest quality training in all classes.

 

This means that you will be challenged and pushed by our teachers, but they are mindful to know what your limitations are.

MEET YOUR

EXPERT TEACHERS

CHOOSE YOUR ACCESS

2-Week 

Access

$2799

  • Full Training Program
  • Performance Opportunity
  • Performance Video
  • 10 Virtual Classes Included 
  • ($200 value)

1-Week 

Access

$1499

  • Full Training Program
  • Performance Opportunity
  • Performance Video
  • 10 Virtual Classes Included 
  • ($200 value)

**Adults who have previously joined us for 2 weeks have experienced undeniable progression
in their ballet technique and performance.**

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
9:00 - 10:30 AMBallet TechniqueBallet TechniqueBallet TechniqueBallet TechniqueBallet TechniqueBallet Technique
10:30 - 12:00 PMPointe/RepertoirePointe/RepertoirePointe/RepertoirePointe/RepertoirePointe/RepertoireRehearsal
12:00 - 1:00 PMLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchPerformance
1:00 - 2:00 PM Ballet TechniqueBallet TechniqueBallet TechniqueBallet TechniqueBallet TechniqueMock Competition
2:00 - 4:00 PMVariation CoachingVariation CoachingVariation CoachingVariation CoachingVariation Coaching-

Actual schedule may vary during the event.

Self-Assessment

This program is designed to help active dancers grow into better artists. To ensure that this program will be a good fit for you, please observe the sample class provided.

 

If you cannot follow along with this class, this program will NOT be the right fit for you.

Reserve Your Spot

Dancer's Information

Name(Required)

Payment

Select Your Access(Required)
Terms of Service, Liability Waiver & Media Release(Required)

*There are no refunds for this program.*

Hotels

Closest hotel to the studio is Comfort Inn Shady Grove.

 

Downtown Crown and Rio Lakefront have many great restaurants.

 

Nearest airports are:

DCA – Ronald Regan International Airport

IAD – Dulles International Airport

 

Studio

Berrend Dance Centre

9264 Gaither Rd,

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Partners

Making this experience possible.

Need help deciding if this would be a good fit for you?

Schedule a call with our team!

FAQ

We have rented out a studio in Gaithersburg, MD to host this event!

Yes! A unique experience for adult dancers to train at an intensive with top-class teachers just as professional students do.

Yes! Mr. Du will be doing his best to make sure that he’s teaching every day. We’ve also invited top-class teachers for this special event.

No, but we encourage to attend our online classes using the 10 Class Pack to continue train before the in-person program.

 

This program is not designed for individuals with no background in classical ballet.

Please try this class below to see if you will be able to follow along without any major issues.

 

For Adults and Students, if you have participated in one of our virtual classes, you will know the standard and expectations from each class. 

Please try this class below to see if you will be able to follow along without any major issues.

This entire experience is in-person.

Yes, there will be pointe classes for adult dancers who are already experienced with pointe. If you do not have experience on pointe, we may have specific classes for absolute beginners on pointe with experienced teachers.

All dancers should attend all the classes listed on the schedule. There are no “limits”, especially since we will have a performance at the end. It will be important to attend all the classes if possible.

Yes, there will be young students, but they will have separate classes in different studios. Adult dancers will not take any classes with young students.