IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Maple Conservatory of Dance today announced the Summer 2013 Senior and Junior Ballet Intensives Program. Auditions are scheduled on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Conservatory’s studio at 1824 Kaiser Avenue in Irvine, Calif.

The Junior Intensive (dancers ages 8 to 12 years; females not en pointe) will audition at 2 p.m.

The Summer Intensive (dancers ages 11 to 23 years; females en pointe) will audition at 4 p.m.

The audition form and details can be found at .

“Our summer intensive program is an opportunity for serious dancers to train in a supportive yet rigorous curriculum taught by a world-class faculty,” said Charles Maple, director and co-founder of the Maple Conservatory of Dance. “Students will develop strong, consistent classical technique, which is crucial for successful progress in ballet and other dance styles in a small-class environment.”

The complete Maple Summer 2013 program schedule is as follows:
Senior Ballet Intensive (dancers ages 11 to 23; a minimum enrollment of two weeks is required):
June 24 – August 23, 2013.

Junior Ballet Intensive (dancers ages 8 to 12):
August 12 – August 23, 2013.

Pre-Ballet and Preparatory Ballet (dancers ages 7 and under; no audition is required):
June 3 – August 17, 2013.

Beginning and Intermediate Levels (dancers 8 and older; no audition is required):
July 1 – August 23, 2013.

For the pre- and preparatory ballet, as well as beginning and intermediate levels programs, please contact the Maple Conservatory at (949) 660-9930, ext. 27 for more details.

“Many of our alumni have continued to San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and major universities,” Maple said. “Our refined program prepares serious dancers to meet the demands of a professional career.”

Limited supervised housing is available for dancers ages 13 and older. Dancers must be at least age 8 by June 24, 2013 to attend. A limited number of scholarships will be available.

The Senior and Junior Summer Intensive program details may be found at: . Dancers may also contact the Maple Conservatory of Dance at, or 949-660-9930, ext. 27.

About the Maple Conservatory of Dance:
Founded by Charles Maple and Kathy Crade, the Maple Conservatory of Dance is committed to providing Orange County with world-class ballet training. The conservatory offers a program designed to take students from their first introduction to the art of dance, through a full course of ballet study. Its non-profit organization, The Maple Youth Ballet, is devoted to providing young dancers with the exposure, training and performance opportunities to bridge the gap between students and professional dancers, while at the same time, offering Orange County and surrounding Southern California communities with the highest quality performances at affordable prices.

For more information about classes and future performances please visit . Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter @MapleBallet.

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