Graded Technique Summer Classes

Placement: HIS students should register for their 2022/23 placement level. If new to HIS Dance Academy, proper placement will be determined once students have been evaluated. Please email swhisdance2719@gmail.com.

Fees: Classes will be billed as stated. Seniors who register for all 6 weeks by June 1 receive a $25 discount off their total tuition. Graded Technique male students, registered for Ensemble will receive free summer tuition.

Dress code: Classical ballet attire. Modest black leotard (no mesh, lace or low back), tights on inside of leotard and shoes. Pink or skin toned tights/ ballet shoes. Color leotards that fit within the dress code may be worn on Monday and Friday.

HIS student and Ensemble member requirement:

  • New to AP 1 – (Beginner Apprentice: 8+ with ballet experience) August intensive + minimum one week (week 3) summer classes at HIS Dance Academy

    • AP Ensemble - August Intensive +1 additional week minimum required (week 2)

  • AP 1 – (Apprentice) Minimum one week summer classes at HIS Dance Academy, two weeks highly encouraged

    • AP Ensemble - August Intensive +1 additional week minimum required

  • AP 2 – (Apprentice) Minimum two weeks summer classes at HIS

    • AP Ensemble -August Intensive + 2 additional weeks minimum required

  • JR 1 & 2 – (Intermediate) Minimum four weeks summer classes at HIS.

    • JR Ensemble- August Intensive + 3 additional weeks minimum required

  • Sr 1 & 2 – (Advanced) Minimum six weeks summer classes at HIS (See faculty if participating in other intensives)

    • SR Ensemble- August Intensive + 5 additional weeks minimum required

 

Daily Schedule: Graded Technique

SR1/2

  • Optional Ballet/Pointe Technique and Conditioning Classes MON and/or FRI 10:00-12:30

  • Ballet Technique Classes TUES, WED & THU 9:45-11:30

  • Pointe TUE 11:30-12:30

  • Variations THUR 11:30-12:30

  • Jazz/Modern/Musical theater/Contemporary WED 11:30-12:45

  • Aug. 22-24: Maintenance Classes MON, TUES & WED 4:15-6:30

 

JR 1/2

  • JR2- Optional Additional Classes Ballet/Pointe Technique & Conditioning Classes MON and/or FRI 10:00-12:30

  • Ballet Technique Classes TUES, WED & THU 9:45-11:30

  • Pre-Pointe/Pointe TUE & THUR 11:30-12:30

  • Jazz/Modern/Musical theater/Contemporary WED 11:30-12:45

  • Aug. 22-24: JR2 Optional Maintenance Classes MON, TUES & WED 4:15-6:30

 

AP 1/2

  • Ballet Technique Classes during Week 2, 4, and 6 TUES & THU 9:15-10:45, Creative worship T 10:45- 11:30, Modern TH 10:45- 11:30

  • New to AP1 must take Week #3 Ballet Technique Classes TUES & THU 9:15-10:45, Creative worship T 10:45- 11:30, Modern TH 10:45- 11:30

 

GRADED TECHNIQUE Students not in HIS Ensemble are highly encouraged to take the minimum number of weeks.

 

HIS Ensemble Intensive

 
Seyong Kim
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Guest Instructor: Seyong Kim, Eun,-Kyung Chung

HIS Current and Past Instructors: Tassia Johnson, Sarah Walters and Christina Perry, Hannah Sullivan

Open to ALL ADVANCED AND INTERMEDIATE DANCERS (HIS Students JR1-SR2)

Session Dates: August 9-13

9:00-3:00

Cost: $275

Seyong Kim is originally from Seoul, South Korea and is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI). He holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University and an MA in Dance from Sung-Kyun-Kwan University in South Korea. He is a CMA (Certified Movement Analyst) from Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, a RSME (Registered Somatic Movement Educator) at ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association), and a PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) Certified Teacher. Seyong is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 of the American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum. Additionally, he earned Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University. Seyong has taught for Rutgers University, Kent State University, Randolph College, Peridance, World Dance Alliance (WDAA), Americas, American College Dance Association (ACDA), Brighton Dance Festival, Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, National High School Dance Festival, Alabama Dance Festival, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, and Charlottesville Ballet.

As a professional dancer, Seyong has danced with Metropolitan Opera Ballet at Lincoln Center, Albania Opera Ballet Theatre, Staten Island Ballet, Baltimore Ballet, Traverse City Dance Project, Neglia Ballet, TAKE Dance, and Oakland Ballet Company. In addition, his choreographic works have been internationally invited at Landestheater Coburg Germany, Dance in ITALY Festival, Dzul International Dance Festival in Mexico, Taiwan JueDai Taipei International Dance Festival, ProArteDanza in Canada, Seoul International Dance Festival in TANK, Battery Dance Festival, Lindenwood University, Cleveland Dance Festival, Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival, Chicago International Dance Forum, Detroit Dance City Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, KYL/D Inhale on Camera, Jazz in Lincoln Center, and Nimbus OFFLINE+ at the BAM Fisher.

Eun-Kyung Chung holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Dance from Ewha University, the world’s largest female educational institute and is one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea. Mrs. Chung is an American Ballet Theatre® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of their training curriculum. She is also a certified Gyrotonic® (Specialized for Dancers) and Gyrokinesis® trainer who enjoys sharing these methods with people.

 

Mrs. Chung was a principal dancer at Seoul Ballet Theatre (South Korea) prior to moving to Germany in 2010. She joined Mainfranken Theater Würzburg as a soloist. Later, she joined Landestheater Coburg as a principal dancer and choreographer.

 

Mrs. Chung moved to the United States in 2016 and worked with Charlottesville Ballet Company (VA), Central Virginia Ballet (VA), Traverse City Dance Project (MI), Neglia Ballet (NY), TAKE Dance (NY), and Princeton Festival (NJ).  She was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Randolph College (Lynchburg, VA) and an Adjunct Faculty at Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI).  Eun-Kyung Chung is currently an Adjunct Faculty at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI), a contemporary ballet instructor at Ballet Arts Ensemble and a ballet instructor at Ballet Kalamazoo.