Ekklesia Summer Dance Intensive

July 29 - August 4, 2018


Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet's Summer Dance Intensive offers students and professionals the highest caliber of classical ballet training, in a nurturing environment, augmented by a rich diversity of classes including Ballet, modern, pas de deux, pointe, variations, contemporary and authentic repertoire.




  1. Must be at least 13 years old.
  2. Female applicants must have a minimum of 3 consecutive years of ballet training and 1 year of pointe since the age of 8.
  3. Male applicants must have a minimum of 2 years of ballet training
  4. All applicants must be currently be in dance training and be able to dance four to five hours daily, six days a week



New and returning students are required to submit:

  1. The following forms may be submitted online or printed and submitted by mail or in person:
    • Application/Registration form [ print ]
    • Housing Request form (out of town participants only) [ print ]
    • Medical Permission form [ print ]
  2. Non-refundable Registration Fee $50.00
  3. A clear, unobstructed first arabesque profile en pointe for ladies, demi-pointe for men. Leotard and tights only, no skirts or costumes, please.  No larger than 5" x 7".  Please email to artisticdirector@ekklesiacontemporaryballet.com in jpg format 



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A performance is held at the end of the 1-week Intensive; it is a time where all students participate in presenting Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet repertory and special guest choreography learned during the Intensive.

The performance will be held at Living Rock Church at 6:30pm on Saturday, August 4th. Family and friends are invited to join us!  The performance is free of charge.



Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet provides housing for out of town Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) participants. Families from our training school; Christian Academy of Dance and members of Living Rock Church assists in coordinating these Host Homes. Most host homes are approximately 5-10 miles from Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet Studios.

Christian Academy of Dance and Living Rock Church families will be occupying the home along with the students to provide a safe, friendly environment for all residents.

SDI participants are required to bring their own personal toiletries.

All meals will be provided by the host home.




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(All checks should be made out to Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet)

Non-refundable Registration Fee $50.00



Room & Board        Registration               Tuition              Total

    $150.00                $50.00                  $375.00           $575.00 


Registration              Tuition                Total 

  $50.00                  $375.00            $425.00


Payment Schedule and Information

1. Registration is available as long as space is available.

2. No refunds will be issued if we do not receive cancellation notification by the Thursday preceding the start of the Intensive. 

3. There will be a charge of $25 for all returned checks.

4. All monies must be paid by July 29, 2018. 

5. Payment may be paid by check or through PayPal.

6. ALL fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. 


Dress Code


  • Ballet Class attire for Females:  Mon - Thurs (Leotard color of choice) Saturday-(Black leotard & black skirt) All ballet classes require pink full-length tights and pink ballet or pointe shoes.  
  • Ballet Class attire for Males: White t-shirts, black leggings or black bike shorts, and black or white ballet shoes with matching socks.
  • Contemporary and Modern class attire for both Male and Females: black shorts with no tights. Contemporary requires tan canvas ballet slippers and Modern is with bare feet


Spiritual Life

At Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet, our aim is to love all and serve all.  We want to welcome you, wherever you may be on your personal faith journey.  The intensive each day begins with prayer and a reflection on God.  Personal testimonies are shared by the Ekklesia company members and dancers have an opportunity to share and reflect on what God is speaking in their lives as well.  We want to nurture the faith process as we are all continually working out our salvation, Philippians 2:12.   





Is an audition required? 

  • No audition is necessary.

What requirements are there for the pictures due with the Application?

  • A clear, unobstructed first arabesque profile en pointe for ladies, demi-pointe for men. Leotard and tights only, no skirts or costumes. Professional photo not necessary. No larger than 5" x 7". Two headshot photos (may be the same picture and does not have to be professional).

How will I know if my Application/Registration Form has been received?

  • Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet will send you a confirmation email upon the receipt of your Registration Form. Please make sure to clearly print a current/valid email address on any forms sent to our office.


How do I make a tuition payment?

  • Your $50 registration fee is due with your registration.  All payments must be made in full by July 29, 2018.  You may by cash, check, or through PayPal.

Send checks to: Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet, 138 Route 81, Killingworth, CT. 06419 (All checks should be made out to Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet.)


What is the daily schedule like at Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet’s Summer Dance Intensive?

Sample Daily Schedule


Breakfast at host home (for out of town participants)




Ballet Technique Class




Pointe Technique/Pas de deux/Variations


Lecture from Guest Instructor's example: Injury Prevention, Audition Strategy, Reflections from working artists, Q & As


Modern or Contemporary 


3:45 - 5:00 








*Each student is given a day-by-day schedule at orientation

on Monday, July 31, 2017.


What kind of housing is provided?

  • Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet Summer Dance Intensive out of town participants are housed with families of Living Rock Church.

Is living in host homes required for the Summer Dance Intensive?

  • No. Students may stay with friends or family in the area.  However, all out of town students are required to attend all activities, including morning chapel and evening activities (such as Bible Studies, performances, and group times). Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet does not supervise housing arrangement of students staying with friends and family in the area.

Are there classes on Saturday?

  • Yes, classes will be held on Saturday. 

How many pairs of pointe shoes should a dancer bring to the summer intensive?

  • The number of pointe shoes needed for the Summer Dance Intensive depends on several factors: the strength of the dancer’s feet, the brand of shoe, how often shoes are to be worn and humidity. Participants will be on pointe at least 3 days a week, if not more, in moderately humid weather. It is recommended that Dancers bring a minimum of two pair of pointe shoes with them for the week long Intensive.

Is there a performance at the end of the Summer Dance Intensive?

  • Yes, there is a performance at the end of the Intensive. The performance will be held at Living Rock Church at 6:00pm on Saturday, August 5, 2017.  Family and friends are invited to join us!  The performance is free of charge.

How do I register?


artisticdirector@ekklesiacontemporaryballet.com 860.985.2085 ekklesiacontemporaryballet.com



Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet is located at

Living Rock Church of Killingworth

138 Route 81

Killingworth, CT 06419