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                                                 A.V.A. Ballet Theatre Summer Dance Camp

                                      Guest Professional Instructor Ballet West’s Heather Thackery

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre will be holding its annual summer dance camp June 17– June 21, 2024. This dance camp is designed for students age 10 years of age and older who have had previous ballet training. The dance camp includes instruction in ballet and pointe variations.

Explore and refine your ballet abilities with A.V.A. Ballet Theatre’s essential daily workshops. Designed for a beginner to advanced ballet student, daily workshops will give you a glimpse of what it is like to train exclusively with a professional dancer. Each level is designed to teach ballet technique, performance choreography, and contemporary dance.

Heather Thackeray was named Ballet West Campus Principal in July 2020; prior Ms. Thackeray served as the Ballet West Student Ballet Master and Academy Artistic Liaison. Ms. Thackeray has enjoyed over three decades of association with Ballet West. Her first experience with the company was as a child performer in The Nutcracker. She became a student in the Ballet West Academy, and then accepted a contract to join the company in 1991. Toward the end of her performing career, Ms. Thackeray transitioned to the artistic staff as the assistant to the artistic director. She is a well-respected master teacher and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Utah.

Dance camp classes are held Monday through Friday at the Conservatory of Movement 73 West Plumb Lane - Reno, Nevada. Students ages 10 to 14 will learn ballet technique and choreography. The afternoon session is for advanced students and includes ballet technique and pointe/variations. Parents are invited to the last day of class to observe and meet the instructor.

Monday June 17th through Friday June 21st

10:00am – 11:30am – 10-14 years of age (Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5)

Noon – 2;30pm 14+ years of age (Majors) – En Pointe

A single drop-in fee is $70 and only available for the senior/advanced dancers (Level II)

Cinderella rehearsals will be held at The Conservatory of Movement     

Thursday, February 22 (updated 2.20.24)

5:30 - 6:00pm Kate, Sophia, Julia, Jadyn and Jayla     

No Corps

Saturday, February 24 

1:15 - 2:30 Corps

2:30 - 3:45pm Beatrix Potter Characters  

Sunday, February 25                                                  
12:30pm - 2:30pm Fairy Junior Dancers
1:30 - 3:00pm Kate, Sophia, Julia, Jadyn, Jayla 

Thursday, February 29

5:30 - 7:00pm Corps

Saturday, March 2

1:15 -2:15 Fairy Junior Dancers

2:15 - 3:30pm Fairys, and Kate

​Sunday, March 3

10:30 - 11:45pm Beatrix Potter characters  
11:45 - 1:45 Corps

Thursday, March 7

5:30 - 7:00pm Corps

Saturday, March 9

Sunday, March 10

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