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SUMMER

DANCE

INTENSIVE

:

PHOENIX

2024

with Swan Lake, Bolero, & More

 
Rise with Phoenix, our intensive summer program tailored for young dancers, offers a simulated dance company experience to provide a glimpse into professional company life, igniting passion and accelerating dance development.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PROGRAM PERIOD

August 11-23 & 11-30, 2024

RECOMMENDED AGE

13-26*

PROGRAM LEVEL

Intermediate & Advanced

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENT

Train in a setting that emulates a professional dance company, offering more than a typical summer program.

DIVERSE CURRICULUM

Discover and master an array of dance styles spanning the Vaganova and Cuban Ballet techniques, Contemporary Dance, and a diverse selection of dance repertoires and variations.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Display your newfound mastery and technique in two dance gala performances, featuring the timeless elegance of "Swan Lake" and the passionate rhythms of "Bolero" in our 2024 repertoire.

GLOBAL GATHERING

Celebrated for welcoming nearly 50 dancers from around the world in our 2023 program, we continue to be a beacon for dance excellence and cultural exchange.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM BENEFITS

COMPLETE CAMPUS EXPERIENCE

Enjoy comfortable living arrangements on-campus with buffet-style meals.

EXCLUSIVE ACCOMMODATION

Limited to 45 participants for on-campus accommodation, ensuring a personalized and focused experience.***

CULTURAL IMMERSION

Engage in an organized excursion to explore Austria's stunning landscapes.

PROGRAM LEGACY & EVOLUTION

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of dance with SIBA's "Phoenix 2024" Summer Dance Intensive, located in the historic and picturesque city of Salzburg, Austria. Since its inception in 2006, SIBA has served as a melting pot of diverse dance styles, transcending classical ballet to embrace modern and contemporary dance. Guided by the wisdom of past ballet masters such as Maya Plisetskaya, Cynthia Gregory, and Ildikó Pongor, our program is meticulously designed to offer a comprehensive and enriching experience. This summer, at "Phoenix," elevate your dance skills in an environment that reflects the dynamics of a professional dance company and celebrates a wide array of dance forms. Under the expert guidance of the distinguished Prof. Peter Breuer, an International Choreographer and Artistic Advisor of the Salzburg Ballet at the State Theatre of Salzburg, as well as the Resident Choreographer of Europaballett St. Pölten, this program intertwines a tapestry of artistic excellence and cultural vibrancy at the heart of Salzburg. Spanning an intensive two to three weeks against the scenic backdrop of Salzburg, the "Phoenix" program is tailored to provide a holistic dance experience. It covers an extensive range of dance techniques, specialized repertoire and variations workshops, along with personalized coaching. The setting reflects that of a professional dance company, offering young dancers a realistic insight into the professional dance arena. This immersive experience not only refines their skills but also influences their career aspirations, providing invaluable insights into the professional dance domain.

*Dancers under 18 years of age must have consent from their legal guardians.

**The Summer Dance Intensive Program "Phoenix" is held at the Private High School of the Sacred Heart Missionaries, where participants can find their accommodations, meal plans, and dance studios conveniently located on one campus.

***Limited accommodation available. Early payments receive priority.

CURRICULUM

OVERVIEW

Led by the distinguished Prof. Peter Breuer and a stellar team of guest teachers, the SIBA Summer Dance Intensive Program "Phoenix 2024" boasts a curriculum that blends rigorous classical training with innovative contemporary techniques. Our state-of-the-art facilities include two spacious studios that comfortably fit 40 students and a smaller studio for up to 12 students, ensuring personalized attention. Located at the Private High School of the Sacred Heart Missionaries, our environment is perfectly suited for an immersive learning experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ballet Technique Training: Mastery through the Vaganova and Cuban methods, cultivating a strong technical foundation.

  • Ballet Variations: Discover and perform a broad range of classical and contemporary ballet variations.

  • Pointe Work and Men's Technique: Specialized sessions for pointe work and men's ballet technique, focusing on strength, agility, and performance.

  • Contemporary Dance: Embrace contemporary dance's fluidity and innovation for a versatile performance repertoire.

  • Workshops and Rehearsals: Participate in diverse workshops that cover a wide spectrum of dance repertoires and variations.

  • Personalized In-depth Coaching: Receive individualized attention to refine skills, artistry, and technical prowess.

  • Somatic Practices: Uncover the synergy between movement and mindfulness, enriching the well-being through disciplines such as Pilates, ChoreoSophrology, and GYROKINESIS® Method.

  • ​Dance Gala "Spotlight 2024": Performances are scheduled for August 29 (Thursday) and August 30 (Friday) at 19:30 and offer a professional platform for students to showcase their skills. This formal performance, replete with stage lighting and makeup, is hosted in a venue that can accommodate up to 300 audiences.*

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The "Phoenix 2024" program is meticulously curated to ensure a balanced and immersive dance education, preparing all dancers for the demands of a professional career.**

*SIBA allows participants to present self-choreographed or externally choreographed dance pieces during SIBA's Dance Gala "Spotlight 2024." These pieces can span a range of theatrical dance forms. Participants’ solo performances are subject to audition with the SIBA faculty.

**Please be aware that SIBA reserves the right to make any necessary modifications to the program as required.

ADMISSION

SPECIAL OFFERS

  • SIBA invites dance institutions and groups to experience "Phoenix 2024" with special offers.

APPLICATION
REQUIREMENTS

  • Training: A minimum of 3 years of training in ballet, modern, or contemporary dance.

  • Age Requirements: Dancers aged 13 and above with a minimum of 3 years of consistent dance training.

  • Special Note for Younger Dancers: Aspiring dancers under the age of 13 are welcome to apply, subject to a video audition to assess their readiness and fit for the intensive training program.

  • Creativity and Exploration: A strong desire for creative exploration and interest in new movement forms.

  • Career Aspiration: Serious consideration of a career in dance.

PROGRAM

STRUCTURE

  • Program Levels: Ideal for intermediate to advanced dancers, ensuring tailored guidance.

  • Course Availability: Applicants must be available for 1 of the following course periods:

    • 2-Week Course:

      • Dates: August 11 (Sunday) to August 23 (Friday)

      • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

      • Includes: One-hour lunch break and multiple short breaks

      • Excludes participation in the SIBA Dance Gala "Spotlight 2024"

    • 3-Week Course:

      • Dates: August 11 (Sunday) to August 30 (Friday)

      • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

      • Includes: One-hour lunch break and multiple short breaks

      • Participation in the SIBA Dance Gala "Spotlight 2024"

  • SIBA Dance Gala 2024:

    • Scheduled for August 29 (Thursday) and 30 (Friday) at 19:30.

  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2024.​

FEES

ENROLLMENT FEE

-

300 Euros

ACCOMMODATIONS

(Optional)

-

For 2 Weeks:

350 Euros

(Including Breakfast)

For 3 Weeks:

520 Euros

(Including Breakfast)

TUITION

-

2-Week Course:

1200 Euros

3-Week Course:

1500 Euros

MEAL PLAN

(Optional)

-

For 2 Weeks:

280 Euros

(European buffet style)

For 3 Weeks:

430 Euros

(European buffet style)

DETAILS OF FEES

  • 300 Euros Enrollment Fee Requirement Upon Admission:

    • Fee Details: A non-refundable enrollment fee of 300 euros is required upon admission.

    • Payment Deadline: The enrollment fee must be paid within 3 days of receiving both the confirmation and invoice from SIBA, as this secures the participant's place in the program.

    • Fee Structure: It's important to note that this enrollment fee is an additional charge and is not included in the overall program fees.​​​

  • ​Payment of Tuition and Additional Fees:

    • Trigger for Payment: The participant's enrollment is confirmed once SIBA receives the non-refundable 300 euros enrollment fee. Subsequently, the remaining tuition fees, as well as any optional accommodation and meal fees, are due.

    • Further Information: Detailed instructions regarding payment methods and deadlines will be provided following enrollment confirmation.

2-WEEK COURSE​

  • Duration: August 11 to 23.

    • Excluding participation in SIBA Dance Gala 2024.

  • Tuition: 1200 euros.

    • Note: This tuition is separate from the registration fee.​

OPTIONAL SERVICES

  • Optional Accommodations (Including Breakfast):

    • Cost: 350 euros for 14 nights.

    • Timeframe:

      • Check-in: 13:00 on August 10, 2024;

      • Check-out: 12:00 on August 24, 2024.

    • Details:

      • On-campus accommodation is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with limited double and triple rooms.

      • Accommodations include breakfast and essential bedding (flat sheet, covered blanket, sleeping pillow, pillowcase).

      • Note: Towels and toiletries are not provided.

      • Room Allocation: Preferences will be considered, but final room assignments are at SIBA’s discretion.​

      • Optional: Rooms are equipped with electronic keys, which are available upon request to ensure secure access. A key deposit of 100 euros is required for one key, which is refundable upon returning the key at checkout.

  • Optional Meal Plan (Lunch and Dinner):

    • Cost: 280 euros.

    • Availability: Meals provided from August 11 to 23, 2024.

    • Exceptions (Due to the Kitchen Being Closed):

      • No dinner service on Fridays, August 16 and 23;

      • No meal service all day on Saturday, August 17.

      • Meal plans are not available on these above dates.

3-WEEK COURSE​

  • Duration: August 11 to 30.

    • Including participation in SIBA Dance Gala 2024.

  • Tuition: 1500 euros.

    • Note: This tuition is separate from the registration fee.​

OPTIONAL SERVICES

  • Optional Accommodations (Including Breakfast):

    • Cost: 520 euros for 21 nights.

    • Timeframe:

      • Check-in at 13:00 on August 10 2024;

      • Check-out at 12:00 on August 31, 2024.

    • Details:

      • On-campus accommodation is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with limited double and triple rooms.

      • Accommodations include breakfast and essential bedding (flat sheet, covered blanket, sleeping pillow, pillowcase).

      • Note: Towels and toiletries are not provided.

      • Room Allocation: Preferences will be considered, but final room assignments are at SIBA’s discretion.​

      • Optional: Rooms are equipped with electronic keys, which are available upon request to ensure secure access. A key deposit of 100 euros is required for one key, which is refundable upon returning the key at checkout.

  • Optional Meal Plan (Lunch and Dinner):

    • Cost: 430 euros.

    • Availability: Meals provided from August 11 to 30, 2024.

    • Exceptions (Due to the Kitchen Being Closed):

      • No dinner service on Fridays, August 16 and 23;

      • No meal service all day on Saturdays, August 17 and 24.

      • Meal plans are not available on these above dates.

ABOUT
ACCOMMODATION

  • Accommodation:

    • Limited on-campus rooms with breakfast; first-come, first-served.

  • Room Details:

    • Options for 2-3 students per room; shared bathroom facilities; roommate assignments made in advance, with requests considered.

  • Electricity:

    • Austria uses types C and F plugs, 230V, 50Hz. Bring a travel adapter for your devices.

  • Internet:

    • Free Wi-Fi available; option to purchase local SIM for additional internet access.

  • Bedding & Laundry:

    • Basic bedding provided with weekly laundry service; towels and toiletries not provided. Coin-operated laundry machines available; detergent not supplied.

ABOUT
MEAL PLAN

  • Breakfast:

    • Included for on-campus residents; European buffet style.

  • Lunch & Dinner:

    • For those with a meal plan; European buffet with daily variety, including soups, entrees (meat and vegetarian), sides, salads, desserts, and more.

  • Schedule:

    • Lunch during 1-hour break; dinner after classes/rehearsals.

  • Menu Flexibility:

    • Subject to change; efforts made to accommodate dietary needs.

  • Exceptions:

    • No meals on Friday evenings and Saturdays (except gala days).

  • Alternative Dining:

    • Local eateries and EUROPARK Salzburg food court nearby (9-minute walk, 650 meters).

  • Special Diets:

    • Inform upon arrival for gluten/lactose intolerance, vegetarian, or allergy accommodations.