Bolshoi PREP in New York City

June 29 – August 7, 2020

6-week session 

Culminates in an Observation Day

June 29 – July 17, 2020

3-week session

Culminates in an Observation Day

July 20 – August 7, 2020

3-week session

Culminates in an Observation Day

 

Admission is by audition only.

The Bolshoi PREP summer intensive in NYC  is designed to provide expert training for serious ballet students (ages 9-14) through unique instruction by leading teachers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Bolshoi PREP is a rigorous ballet training program, conducted in Russian language with the assistance of English-speaking interpreters, designed to achieve individual progress through a focus on the clarity of technique, increased strength, and greater musicality.

 

Bolshoi PREP is well suited for younger dancers desiring the unmatched training opportunity with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy teachers, while remaining in NYC.

 

Learn more how the BBASI CT and Bolshoi PREP Programs compare.

 

Bolshoi PREP is offered primarily as a day program. program (*Limited housing options are available to students who are supervised full-time by a guardian). 

For questions please contact:

Bolshoi PREP Coordinator - Jade Direnfeld

212 687 6118 x 201

jdirenfeld@russianamericanfoundation.org

At the conclusion of the Program, all participants will receive an assessment of their progress from the Academy’s teachers.  Dancers exhibiting exceptional talent may be recommended for year-round study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow.

 
 

Curriculum

Bolshoi PREP is open to female and male students ages 9-14 years. Participants must have prior ballet training to be considered for the program.  Training is conducted through individual participation, observation, interactive participation with other participants, and hands-on corrections and demonstrations by Academy’s Teachers.  Ballet classes are conducted in groups and organized by participants’ age and skill levels, as demonstrated during the audition process. Participant’s level placement may be adjusted during the first few days at the exclusive discretion of the Program.  Dancers applying to this program are expected be mature, focused on achieving individual progress in ballet, and willing to work hard to obtain it within the context of a collaborative and supportive environment. 

At the conclusion of the Program, all participants receive an assessment of their progress from the Academy’s Teachers. An Observation Day will be held at the end of each session. 

Intermediate Level

Classical Technique  -  Pointe  -  Repertoire  -  Character Dance  -  Male Technique  -  Organized Warm-up*​   

(View sample schedule)
 

Beginner Level

Classical Technique  -  Pointe/Pre-Pointe  -  Repertoire  -  Character/Historical Dance  -  Male Technique - Organized Warm-up*​ (View sample schedule).
 

 

Extracurricular Activities:
The following optional extracurricular activities are offered after the regular daily ballet class schedule: 
  • Russian language classes twice a week, at no additional cost. 

  • Injury prevention workshop, at no additional cost.

  • Private classes for an additional cost and subject to availability.

*Organized Warm-up is conducted by Program staff and not by the Academy’s teachers.  Participants are welcome to follow own warm-up routine if done in a non-disruptive manner.
 

Weekends:

No classes are conducted on the weekends.   When July 4th falls on a week day, regular class schedule applies.

 

Location: Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC

Studios

Bolshoi PREP participants will have the opportunity to study ballet in the one and only New York City! Bolshoi PREP studios are located in Manhattan’s beautiful Upper East Side. 

 

CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS*:

Hunter College:  Between 68th and 69th Streets off Lexington Avenue

Marymount Manhattan College:  221 East 71st Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

*As RAF does not own or operate program's facilities, locations may change as a result of circumstances beyond RAF’s control. The Program cannot ensure an allergen-free environment at any of these facilities.

Housing

A housing option may be available for PREP participants residing with full-time guardian supervision.

(All housing is subject to availability and is on a first-come, first served basis.)  Meal plans are not
provided. Transportation costs are also not included.  All questions should be directed to Bolshoi 
PREP Staff – please DO NOT contact the residences directly.

MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE (MMC) / 231 East 55th Street
A modern suite-style college residence, with each suite consisting of 2 bedrooms (doubles or quads), bathroom (one per suite), kitchen, and a common dining area. Rooms are furnished with twin beds, dressers, desks, and wardrobes. Kitchen/living area has table and chairs, full-size refrigerator, an electric stove, and microwave. Bedding, kitchen and bathroom supplies are NOT provided. Amenities include common lounges and a laundry room. The building has a 24-hour security check point with ID card swipe entry. The residence is within a few blocks of shopping, restaurants, supermarkets and subway stations. 

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY | BROOKDALE RESIDENCE (YU) / 50 E 34th Street

A modern studio apartment-style college residence, with 2-3 beds, a private bathroom, a kitchenette area with a small micro-fridge unit. One family will be assigned to each studio. Bedding, kitchen and bathroom supplies are NOT provided. Amenities include common lounges and a laundry room. The building has a 24-hour security check point with ID card swipe entry. The residence is within a few blocks of shopping, restaurants, supermarkets and subway stations.

Supervision

All Participants attending the Bolshoi PREP program are expected to be mature, focused, and to behave responsibly at all times.

  • Staff is available for group supervision of participants during Program hours.

  • Participants are not permitted to leave the premises of the venue during Program hours.
     

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Tuition & Fees

2020 Sessions
June 29 – August 7, 2020

6 - week session. Culminates in a day of Open Class

June 29 – July 17, 2020

3-week session. Culminates in a day of Open Class

July 20 – August 7, 2020

3-week session. Culminates in a day of Open Class

2019 Housing (2020 rates will be posted soon)

All housing options are offered to Bolshoi PREP participants residing with and under guardian supervision.  Rates are per person (based on guardian + dancer).

2020 Tuition

3-week program    $2,400            

6-week program    $4,600

Enrollment in the Program and Housing

Please refer to your acceptance letter for detailed instructions.  Upon receipt of an of acceptance, log into your BBASI Dashboard and click the Enrollment tab.  To reserve your space in the program, kindly be advised of the following deadlines:

MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE

3-week program         $1,350

6-week program         $2,650

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY

3-week program       $1,134       

6-week program       $2,079

2020 BBASI Tuition Registration & Payment
2019 BBASI Housing Registration & Payment (2020 information coming soon)

Friday, 3/1/2019

Wednesday, 5/1/2019   

50% Housing

Remainder of Housing Fees

Within 2 weeks of Acceptance

Friday, 4/10/2020   

50% Tuition

Remainder of Tuition Fees

PAYMENT
  • By check or wire transfer only.  Other than payments for the initial audition and/or registration deposit of $100, credit cards are not accepted.

  • Carefully review your registration invoice for important payment information.

REFUND POLICY 

Subject to the Cancellation Period,  RAF has a no-refund policy on payments received.   There are absolutely no refunds for dismissal from the Program or for voluntary withdrawal. Withdrawal from the Program, 30 days or more prior to the beginning of the 6 week session, due to a severe injury or medical condition unrelated to a pre-existing condition and directly resulting in Participant’s inability to train, may be given special consideration on a case by case basis. All special consideration requests will be addressed in September following the completion of the Program. It is Participant's responsibility to submit to RAF, in September, written statement of the request, relevant medical documentation, and physician’s attestation that the injury or medical condition is not related to a previously existing condition.  Upon receipt of stated information, RAF will determine, in its sole discretion, whether a special consideration will be granted. Requests for session changes are not guaranteed, reviewed on a case by case basis, and are subject to RAF's Refund Policy. 

 

Given RAF’s no-refund policy, please consider obtaining insurance to protect your Program costs.  INSURANCE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BELOW AND ADDITIONAL OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE THROUGH GENERAL INDUSTRY CHANNELS.  You are encouraged to research all available options.

 
CANCELLATION INSURANCE

A+ PLANS INSURANCE (U.S. Participants)

Learn more  about the plans/benefits for the A+ PLANS INSURANCE or call a toll free Customer Service number: 1 888 420 5378.

ABROAD INSURANCE (NON U.S. Participants)

Learn more about the plan/ benefits for the ABROAD INSURANCE. Please use the following codes to identify the BBASI program: 

Organization Name: Bolshoi Ballet Academy Programs

Organization ID#: bols11

NOTE: RAF/ BBASI is NOT affiliated with the insurance companies, nor does RAF/BBASI assume any responsibilities, liabilities or make any representations regarding their products and/or services. This information is offered to all BBASI families solely on an OPTIONAL and INFORMATIONAL basis. It is the sole responsibility of each family to obtain full information regarding the costs, terms, coverage and any/all other relevant matters. Please do not contact RAF/BBASI program staff with any questions regarding the insurance as we are not authorized to make any representations and/or give out information.

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ADDRESS

Russian American Foundation, Inc.

1560 Broadway #500, New York, NY 10036

jdirenfeld@russianamericanfoundation.org

Tel: 212-687-6118 ext. 201

*Listed programs based in the United States are a partnership between New York based Russian American Foundation (“RAF”) and Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy (“Academy”). The Programs are operated by RAF, based on a ballet curriculum designed by the Academy and taught by its ballet teachers. Unless otherwise expressly stated, RAF has no affiliation with other programs operated or sponsored by the Academy in Russia or other parts of the world. The Programs are not formally affiliated with Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet Company.  PROGRAM DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, implemented by the Russian American Foundation in Moscow, Russia in collaboration with local independent entities in Russia and U.S. Program implementation is subject to available funding of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  PROGRAM DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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