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KSD offering dance intensive training for youth this summer

Images from previous – and pre-COVID – dance intensives at the KSD studios. Images provided by KSD.

With the return to in-person activities, Kingston School of Dance (KSD) is offering a week-long dance intensive for youth with previous dance experience. Youth dancers, ages 10 and up, can experience week-long intensive dance instruction at the long-running dance school.

The dance intensives will take place during the week of August 16-20, 2021. “Our summer intensive offers students the chance to strengthen their technique, enhance their artistry, and challenge themselves in a dynamic and inspirational setting,” the dance school said. “This is an exceptional opportunity for motivated young students to train with some of the best professionals in their fields.”

Two half-day intensives will run during the week, with Juniors (ages 10-13) dancing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Seniors (13+) from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The sessions will take place at the KSD studios in the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning at 370 King Street West, Unit 303. The cost is $275 for the week.

Over the five days, dancers will have instruction from renowned dancers in three styles: jazz, ballet, and contemporary.

Cassel Miles will take the lead as the jazz instructor this year. He is no stranger to Kingston School of Dance, having taught tap and musical theatre lessons there, as well as partaking in past dance intensives at the studios. Miles is currently focused on the one-person show, Josiah Henson: From Slave to Saviour, on which he collaborated with Kingston writer/director Charles Robertson.

The instructors for the contemporary and ballet sections of the intensive have yet to be determined. Watch the KSD Facebook page for the announcements.

Students must have three years of dance experience in ballet and/or contemporary to enroll in the intensive. More details are available on the KSD website.

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