First Week of the Dance Theatre of Harlem Summer Intensive


This summer I am going to the Dance Theatre of Harlem Summer Intensive. It is for 4 weeks. At the end of the 4 weeks we are going to have a street festival and we are going to dance in it. It is free and everyone is invited. It is on August 9th, hope you guys can make it.  Let me know if you do!  I have completed one week already and it was fun, exciting, emotional, and tiring.

After the first day I was very sore and tired. But also I was excited because they moved me up a level from when I was there during the school year. I was very nervous and excited to prove that I was up to the challenge.

We take other classes as well, not just ballet. This summer I get to take contemporary, modern, and jazz.

We have to do an essay about making history. Which I am going to start on right now. The essay is part of a competition and the Director will choose a winner at the end of the intensive and I am very excited about that.

There are  38 people in my class (down from 44) so I feel like the teachers aren’t paying that much attention to me and or seeing me. I know there are a lot of people in my level but I still feel that way. I’m going to work hard anyway and take any corrections given in class. I am going to try my best to make the teachers see me.

But I am still excited about coming back next week. I have 3 more weeks to go. I cannot imagine how much I’ll improve this summer.

And 5, 6, 5, 6, 7, 8

Gabriella, Future Prima Ballerina

The First day of Dance Theatre of Harlem's Summer Intensive
The First day of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Summer Intensive

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