Adults Program

August 15 – 27, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD

About Event

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.

The Experience

Professional Training

 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.

Performance Opportunity

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.

Meet Your

Expert Teachers

Runqiao Du

Artistic Director

Riccardo Riccardi

Certified Teacher by Vaganova Ballet Academy

Ninel Cherevko

Outstanding Faculty Award | 2022 YAGP Pittsburgh

*Second Week Only*

Erin Du

Former Principal Ballerina at The Washington Ballet

*Second Week Only*

Barry Kerollis

International Master Teacher | Choreographer | Jury Member

Olga Roberts


Other world-class teachers to be announced soon.

Choose Your Access

1-Week Access

Adult Program
$ 1499
  • Full Program
  • Performance Opportunity
  • Performance Video
  • *10 Class Pack Included

2-Week Access

Adult Program
$ 2799
  • Full Program
  • Performance Opportunity
  • Performance Video
  • *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.

Tentative Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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.

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Reserve Your Spot

*We have a 60-day policy window where all purchases will be non-refundable starting June 16, 2022.*


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 you will have to attend one of our virtual classes prior to the Winter Intensive to assign level placement. 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. 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.