Excel with Confidence. Train to Win.

August 5-17, 2024

Adult Program | 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
Training

The first five days of the program will consist of technique/pointe classes & variation sessions led by our master teachers.

 

This portion is designed to build stronger foundations in ballet technique and drive confidence in dancers by helping them see noticeable progress.

The
Performance

On the final day of the 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.

The
Community

Meet and train with other adult dancers who are just as dedicated as you are when it comes to ballet training.

 

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

Pre-Training

Experience

Your DUCON Experience starts as soon as you register.

Online Training

To maximize the in-person experience in June, you’ll receive immediate access to our online program.

 

Attend 10 classes on Zoom with Mr. Du and our faculty.

Supplemental Videos

With our library of over 1000+ videos, we’ll be sharing specific short videos that you’ll find helpful in improving your technique along the way.

Meet Your

Expert Teachers

What Dancers Say About

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Choose Your Access

Classes will be limited to 25 dancers

2-Week Access

$2999

Full Access to Training

Performance Opportunity & Video

Pre-Training Experience ($497 value)

1-Week Access

$1699

Full Access to Training

Performance Opportunity & Video

Pre-Training Experience ($497 value)

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 - 11:00 AM Ballet Technique Ballet Technique Ballet Technique Ballet Technique Ballet Technique Ballet Technique
11:30 - 12:00 PM Pointe/Repertoire Pointe/Repertoire Pointe/Repertoire Pointe/Repertoire Pointe/Repertoire Rehearsal
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 PM Variation/Rehearsal Variation/Rehearsal Variation/Rehearsal Variation/Rehearsal Variation/Rehearsal Performance Prep
2:30 - 4:00 PM Character Dance Historical Dance Character Dance Special Topic Rehearsal Performance

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.


***Please note, pointe experience is not required – many adults benefit from pre-pointe/pointe classes while dancing in soft shoes.


If you cannot follow along with this class, this program will NOT be the right fit for you. This program is NOT for beginners in ballet with no experience.

Reserve Your Spot

Dancer's Information

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Payment

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*There are no refunds for this program.*

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

Schedule a call with our team!

Event Location

The Program will be held at Berrend Dance Studio

9264 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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.

FAQ

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.

It is not mandatory for our participants to attend the pointe classes on pointe – many adults benefit from these classes on flat shoes.

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.