Advanced Summer Intensive

For Dancers Placed in Ballet 5, 6 & Academy for Fall 2018
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Special Guest Faculty

Katia Garza & Israel Rodriguez

School of MFB's Advanced Summer Intensive is a four week intensive dance experience designed for continued development of students' technique and artistry (and keeping in shape!). In addition to offering a wide variety of classes, we are excited to have the world renowned Katia Garza and Israel Rodriguez as guest faculty for a portion of the intensive. 

Classes Include:

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Beginning Pointe*
  • Pirouette
  • Batterie
  • Variation (Classical Repertoire)
  • Progressive Ballet Technique
  • Contemporary
  • Yoga  
  • Partnering
  • Men's Work

*Students that have been asked to start en pointe in the fall of 2018 are strongly encouraged to attend. The lack of school-year stresses allows the time, focus, and repetition necessary to give the students the best start possible to dancing en pointe. They will be taught how to correctly sew elastic and ribbon onto shoes, how to tie their ribbons, and begin various strengthening and articulation exercises for the ankles and feet. It's strong, foundational work that will benefit the dancers throughout their dancing careers, not just in the fall. 


The Deets

When: Mondays-Thursdays, 10:30am* - 4:30pm

*Beginner Pointe class is held at 9:30am.

optional class on Friday, 10am - 12pm

Begins: Monday, June 4     Ends: Thursday, June 28

Level required to attend: Ballet 5, Ballet 6, or Academy OR New Students contact MFB for placement

Tuition: $800 (or $210/week)


Sample Class Schedule:

9:30-10:30 Beginning Pointe

10:30-12:30 Ballet

12:30-1:30 - Pointe | Pirouette/Battery

1:30-2 Lunch

2 - 2:30 Progressive Ballet Technique

2:30 - 3:30 Variation

3:30-4:30 Contemporary/Yoga


More about our guest faculty

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Katia Garza...

has worked as a choreographer and master teacher with numerous ballet companies and private students throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Japan, including Ballet de Monterrey (Mexico), Orlando Ballet, Orlando Ballet 2, Orlando Ballet School, and others (including MFB!). She was recognized with the Outstanding Teacher award in the Youth American Grand Prix Semifinals in 2015 and 2018.  She has also been recognized for her leadership in the arts community with numerous awards, including recognition from Casa de Mexico and the Mexican Consulate in Orlando and the award of Outstanding Female in the Arts in the “Hispanic Women That Make the Difference” program in Central Florida. 

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Israel Rodriguez

Born in Camaguey, Cuba, Israel began his classical ballet training at the famed Vocational Art School. Israel's went on to dance professionally with the Ballet de Camaguey, Ballet de Monterrey, Ballet Theatre of Lexington, KY,  Louisville Ballet and Orlando Ballet.  In 2001, he represented Mexico in the “Jazz World Congress” of Gus Giordano. He has performed internationally as a guest artist with rave reviews from the Orlando Sentinel, Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, International Dance Magazine and the arts community. He was the first male dancer in the United States to perform the full length ballet Spartacus.