Marblehead School of Ballet Announces Dates for Rescheduled Summer Intensive

The Marblehead School of Ballet's Young Dancers' Intensive for children, ages 8 to 12, has been rescheduled to August 10 - 14. The intensive will be held at the Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB), located at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

The intensive runs from Monday through Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. With a specialized curriculum offering personalized training for youngsters of all levels of experience, participants receive individual attention customized to their personal development.

Classes are offered in ballet technique, stretch and strength, improvisation, rhythm, storytelling through movement and others. The intensive's program provides a very strong foundation emphasizing proper technique, as well as correct alignment, body mechanics and musicality.

Students will be evaluated and assigned to a Level 1 or II class based on skill. Evaluations are required for new students before the start of the program for placement in the appropriate class.

A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available. The intensive's program is sponsored in part by The Ruth N. Shiff Memorial Fund.

For further information about the MSB, the intensive, or to register for the program, call 781-631-6262 or send an e-mail to

About Marblehead School of Ballet

Celebrating its 43rd year, the Marblehead School of Ballet, founded in 1971 by Paula K. Shiff, has earned a wide reputation for the excellence of its training and integrity of purpose. Classical ballet forms the core of teaching with particular emphasis on correct alignment and development of strength and agility. The sheer pleasure of dance and of music is always central to the classroom experience.

The basic graded program for children includes classes in ballet technique with advanced work in repertoire and pointe. The school also offers a modern dance department, classes for young children in creative movement and classes in improvisation and technique for the older student. A full range of adult classes is offered.

The MSB is home to the North Shore Civic Ballet Company (NSCBC). The NSCB gives concert performances and a variety of educational programs for schools; all are suitable for different age groups and levels of development.

For further information, call 781-631-6262, send an e-mail to or visit Follow the MSB on Facebook,; Pinterest,; and Twitter

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