Summer Intensive 2022

  • July 25-29

  • 10:00 – 4:15 p.m.

  • Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Ct.

This week-long summer intensive program provides intermediate and advanced dancers with the opportunity to train under the direction of internationally acclaimed instructors during rigorous workshops designed to improve technique, offering daily classes in ballet and pointe technique along with pre-pointe, variations, contemporary, and contemporary ballet.  Additional styles of dance may be added.
Registration Forms Here

Please print and mail to the Dancers’ Workshop

10745 Linkwood Ct., Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Plan for your summer!

Registration is open to dancers ages 12 and older. Local and non-local intermediate and advanced dancers are invited.  Class assignments will be determined during a trial class prior to the intensive for local dancers.  Out-of-town dancers can forward a short Youtube video link with classwork, barre and center, that demonstrates dancer’s current dance level.

Dancers Workshop students who have had at least 1 year of Level 5 and 1 year of pointe may attend.
  • Tuition is $425 for the week + $25 registration fee ($415 + $25 registration fee for Dancers’ Workshop students).
  • Classes are from 10 a.m. – 4:15/5:15 p.m. (depending on day), with drop off beginning at 9:30 a.m. 11-12 year olds schedule is 10:30-4:15 daily
  • All classes will be located at Dancers’ Workshop, the official studio of BRBT, at 10745 Linkwood Court.
  • Chaperoned housing is not available but we can provide recommendations for nearby hotel suites.
  • Individual classes offered at $40/class or single full day at $125.
  • Parent watch studio performance on Friday at 3:30

To share video link or get more information, please email christine@batonrougeballet.org .

GUEST TEACHERS FOR 2022

Penny Askew
Penny AskewBallet, Pointe, Variations
Penny Askew, recently the School Director of the Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School and the ballet master for OKC, was our outstanding adjudicator at this year’s RDASW Festival. She has had a long career of teaching and choreographing and possesses a vast depth of knowledge in the art and teaching of dance.
Penny’s students have attained professional careers in ballet, modern dance, and musical theater companies; have received scholarships to professional and university training programs; and have taught and choreographed professionally across the United States and in Europe. Her teaching is grounded in the belief that “ballet lessons are life lessons,” and is focused on developing each student’s full potential, both in dance and beyond.
Helen Daigle
Helen DaigleBallet, Pointe, Variations
Helen began her performing career with the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and her talents quickly took her to a professional career, starting at the Feld Ballets/New York, also performing with Ballet Hispanico and Miami City Ballet. Helen joined the Louisville Ballet in 1998 and there performed countless featured and principal roles. She has originated roles in ballets choreographed by Val Caniparoli, Amy Siewert, Helen Pickett and Adam Hougland. Helen has had the pleasure of staging Hougland’s Rite of Spring, Cold Virtues and Fragile Stasis on companies such as Louisville Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Kansas City Ballet and Smuin Ballet.
She has been a member of the Louisville Ballet School Faculty since 2005, teaching students from age 8 to adult and also continues to work as the company’s Ballet Mistress.
Marlon Grigsby
Marlon GrigsbyContemporary, Pas de deux, Conditioning
Marlon began his training with the Dancers’ Workshop and now teaches and dances in the Houston area with companies that include City Ballet of Houston, Juxtapose Dance Arts, Opera in the Heights, and Uptown Dance. He returns often to guest with BRBT, recently in the “Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou” as Arabian and in “Cinderella”. A graduate of LSU, Marlon performed and choreographed for the LSU Dance Ensemble, appeared in “Racine D’or” and toured in performances to New York City and Boston.