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Springfield, Missouri

MOve Summer Intensive

Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance, and Springfield Ballet have joined together to offer MOve, an immersive week-long dance experience for incoming 7-12 grade dancers.

July 25 - July 31, 2021

At Missouri State University

Please note: slight adjustments to dates or studio location may be required due to guest artist availability and/or current COVID-19 restrictions.

Classes, in-person and virtual, will be taught by Missouri State Department of Theatre and Dance faculty, Springfield Ballet instructors and nationally-recognized dance artists.

Disciplines covered throughout the intensive include ballet, modern, improvisation and repertory. A sample schedule is listed below.

Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Last day to register is Saturday, July 24.

At this time, all dancers, guest artists and faculty will be required to wear masks during this Intensive.

Please contact us for on-campus or additional local housing information.

Scholarships for tuition are available for participation in MOve, but there are limited quantities available. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the application, found here, and submit it to Springfield Ballet's Business Office through Kaitlyn Pack, Operations Manager, Scholarships must be awarded before intensive registration can be completed. To ask questions about this exciting summer intensive opportunity, please contact Ruth Barnes at or Andrew Parker at aparker@springfieldballet.

Sample Intensive Schedule:

9:30-11:30am  - Ballet with guest artist
11:45-12:45pm -Pointe with faculty
12:45-1:30pm - Lunch in the park
1:30-2:30pm - Jazz Fusion with faculty
2:45-3:45pm - Repertoire with guest artist
3:45-5:15pm - Contemporary with guest artist
5:20-5:45pm - Repertoire with guest artist

9:30-11:30am - Ballet with guest artist
11:45-12:45pm - Pointe with faculty
12:45-1:30pm - Lunch in the park
1:30-3:00pm - Contemporary with guest artist
3:15-4:15pm - Jazz/Fusion with faculty
4:15-5:45pm - New Choreography with faculty
Friday (tentative)
9:30-11:00am  - Ballet with guest artist
11:15-12:00pm - Rehearsal with guest artist
12:00-1:00pm - Pointe with faculty
1:00-1:45pm - Lunch in the park
1:45-2:45pm - Rehearsal with faculty
3:00-4:00pm - New Choreography with faculty
4:15-5:00pm - Rehearsal work thru
5:15pm approx. - recorded showing
To learn more about Missouri State University, visit their website.

Registration for MOve Summer Intensive will open January 29, 2021.

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