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Presidio Dance Theatre5526in San Francisco, CA 94129
about Presidio Dance Theatre:
The Academy Tract offers elementary aged students one weekly dance combination class (Ballet and International Folk) and an optional weekly corresponding performance class (if the student wishes to participate in Presidio Dance Theatre's Spring Recital at the Palace of Fine Arts). The Academy also offers popular electives. This tract is for children who wish to explore the world of dance and receive enrichment in performing arts.
Les Petites Etoiles - Preschool Twinkles: An award-winning Preschool program for children ages 2.5 years and older. Twice a week, preschoolers are given an introduction to ballet and international dance, enriched with music and dance history appreciation. The Twinkles learn steps from the repertoire of Presidio Dance Theatre's Dancing Across Cultures, signature production. Each spring, the Twinkles join Presidio Dance Theatre Academy's Recital and perform at the Palace of Fine Arts.
The Junior Company Tract: The Academy's Junior Company tract is a Pre-Professional Program for students ages seven to 17. All students must audition for placement in this tract. Junior Company members commit to attending dance classes three days per week and participating in seasonal theatrical performances, as well as national and local special event performances, television, and touring opportunities. Junior Company members work with a number of Presidio Dance Theatre's resident choreographers and perform with the Company and guest artists.
The training continues the traditions of Russia's Imperial Ballet School and the Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre and are taught with the French vocabulary of ballet direction. Costumes are designed for the Junior Company (at no cost to parents), primarily by the costume artists of the Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg.
Presidio Dance Theatre Summer Camp program includes Orientation to Ballet and Folk (ages five to eight) and Beginning and Intermediate Ballet and Folk (ages eight to 17) from 10am-4pm in five weekly sessions. Kids explore the world through dance, drawing from a variety of international cultures and folk dances. Kids also learn dance history, costume and make-up for stage, health and nutrition, and do visual art projects. Students register by the week. Additional weekly Specialty Camps include: Hula Camp and Hip-Hop Camp. Extended care is available 8:30am-10am and 4pm-5:30pm.
Preschool Morning Summer Camp is offered to young children, three to five years of age. Classes include pre-ballet, folk, arts and crafts, arts enrichment, and creative dance theatre. (9am-12n, Mon-Fri in five weekly sessions).