August Intensive

August 13 - 17, 2018 at Canada's National Ballet School
Peggy Baker | Christine Wright | Sylvain Lafortune  
Julia Sasso | Sarah Fregeau

Peggy Baker Dance Projects returns with a progressive curriculum for its 2018 August Intensive! Led by master teachers, these workshops, which take place in the heart of downtown Toronto at Canada’s National Ballet School, are designed for professional dancers and pre-professional dance students enrolled in full-time dance training programs. Led by master teachers Peggy Baker, Sarah Fregeau, Sylvain Lafortune (NEW faculty for 2018!), Julia Sasso, and Christine Wright, the August Intensive enhances and develops your artistic practice.

Choose one of three ways to participate in the August Intensive:

1. STREAMS
Choose one of two streams to suit your training goals and immerse yourself in the full week! Participants in both streams share their work with each other in a Studio Showing to end the intensive together.

 

In the Creation Stream, participants choose their morning classes, (Fundamentals or Opening & Connecting; then Ballet or Contemporary Technique), then move into the afternoon with Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT) with Julia Sasso, and Creative Practice & Open Studio with Peggy Baker. This stream is designed to focus on physical practice, improvisation, choreographic process, and developing creative tools.

In the Performance Stream, participants choose their morning classes (Fundamentals or Opening & Connecting; then Ballet or Contemporary Technique), then move into the afternoon beginning with Repertoire with Peggy Baker and Sarah Fregeau, followed by Partnering with Sylvain Lafortune. This stream is designed for participants who want to focus on their physical practice, and on deepening their range as interpreters and performers. 

 

2. FULL WEEK OF SELECTED COURSES
Take a full week of one or more courses. Pre-registering guarantees your spot in classes, and provides the full arc of development through the week. This option is available for:

  • Fundamentals
  • Opening & Connecting
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary Technique FULL
  • Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT)
  • Creative Practice & Open Studio

3 . DROP-IN FOR SINGLE CLASSES
As space allows, select classes with available space are open for cash drop-in at the door. This option is available for:

  • Fundamentals
  • Opening & Connecting
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary Technique FULL
  • Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT)
The August Intensive attracts a wide range of dancers concerned with expanding their physical and expressive capabilities. The mix of backgrounds and objectives creates an exciting context for coming together.
— Peggy Baker

FACULTY

Click on faculty photos for biographies!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

SCHEDULE

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FEES

FULL STREAM
Regular $350 - after June 15
$50 deposit upon enrollment (non-refundable)
$300 balance due by August 2

Early bird $300 - by June 15 NOW CLOSED
$50 deposit (non-refundable)
$250 balance due by August 2


FULL WEEK OF A COURSE
(Attend all 5 days of the same class!)
$50 Fundamentals
$50 Opening and Connecting
$75 Ballet
$100 Contemporary Technique FULL
$75 Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT)
$200 Creative Practice & Open Studio (includes Aug 17 studio showing)
(Repertoire and Partnering only available for Full Stream enrollment)

DROP-IN TO SINGLE CLASSES
(Pending space availability, cash only at the door)
$10 Fundamentals
$10 Opening and Connecting
$15 Ballet
$20 Contemporary Technique FULL
$15 Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT)

All prices include HST.

REGISTRATION

In order to register, click the button below and fill out the form! Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. All registration forms will be assessed and responded to via email. Completion of the form does not guarantee a spot. We will reply within 4-5 business days to confirm your application, and you can make your deposit payment at that time (payment options: e-transfer, cheque, cash).

Book before June 15 for early bird pricing on the full intensive!

2017 August Intensive. Photography by Jeremy Mimnagh

 
Having a week to expand your knowledge and share with other working professionals is one of the unique parts of Peggy’s intensive. She provides lots of creative input and encourages you to share and explore your own ideas further.
— 2017 August Intensive Participant
 

CADA members may be eligible for reimbursement through the CADA Training Subsidy Program.

For questions or more information, contact Molly at molly@peggybakerdance.com or 416-538-4436.

August Intensive
August 13 – 17, 2018
Canada’s National Ballet School
400 Jarvis Street, Toronto