August 15 – 27, 2022
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.
Adult dancers deserve the same high level training as professional students.
Ballet Technique and Pointe classes will be held daily. Pointe classes will have two levels: Absolute Beginners & Beginner/Intermediate.
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.
Each Saturday, we’ll be holding performances to allow you to experience the full spectrum as a ballet dancer. Dedicated rehearsals for group variations will be held.
Dancing with Stars
We’ll be inviting professional dancers who currently perform with some of the biggest companies to provide special sessions for our community.
Certified Teacher by Vaganova Ballet Academy
Outstanding Faculty Award | 2022 YAGP Pittsburgh
*Second Week Only*
Former Principal Ballerina at The Washington Ballet
*Second Week Only*
International Master Teacher | Choreographer | Jury Member
Other world-class teachers to be announced soon.
Choose Your Access
1-Week AccessAdult Program
*10 Class Pack Included
2-Week AccessAdult Program
*10 Class Pack Included
Join us virtually with 10 Class Pack before this in-person event!
We highly recommend Absolute Beginners on Pointe to join our Saturday sessions prior to this intensive.
|9:30 - 11:00 AM||Ballet Technique||Ballet Technique||Ballet Technique||Ballet Technique||Ballet Technique||Ballet Technique|
|11:00 - 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||Variation||Variation||Variation||Variation||Performance|
|2:30 - 4:30 PM||Rehearsal||Rehearsal||Rehearsal||Rehearsal||Rehearsal||-|
|4:30 - 6:30 PM||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||-|
|6:30 - 8:00 PM||Special Seminar*||Special Seminar*||Special Seminar*||Special Seminar*||Special Seminar*||-|
Actual schedule may vary during the event.
*Special Seminars can include sessions on injury prevention, career development, live demonstration, and parents’ Q&A.
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.
Gaithersburg has many hotels within 5 min drive to the studio as well as great restaurants.
Downtown Crown and Rio Lakefront have many great restaurants.
Berrend Dance Centre
9264 Gaither Rd,
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Making this experience possible.
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.
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. We will not have pointe classes for absolute beginners on pointe.
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.
We will also have a Teacher’s Training Program taking place within the two weeks.