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Come to the June Summer Intensive!

SCB offers incredible instruction for young dancers, and that doesn't stop in the summer. In fact, our two week-long summer intensives are one of the best ways to take classes with distinguished instructors, learn new steps and choreography, make new friends, improve strength and agility, and the list goes on. In the dance world, summer intensives are known for helping students attain new heights.


June 20 - 24

Int-Adv full days approx 10 am - 5 pm

Beginner half days approx 9 am - 12 pm

For ages 9 and up!

Register Online! Login or create and account in Dance Studio Pro:

https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/schoolofclassicalballetregistration

Or complete a registration form and return it to the front desk.


Inquiries --> mtdancecenter@gmail.com 406-702-7262



Our June guest teachers are truly special!


MODERN

Christopher Caines

Mr. Caines, choreographer and director, was born in Canada, earned an A.B. in literature summa cum laude at Harvard, and danced for some 20 NYC-based companies before founding the chamber ballet company Christopher Caines Dance (CCD) in 2000. As a student, he studied on scholarship for nine terms at the Merce Cunningham Studio and went on to dance in the companies of many former Cunningham company members. He has also worked as a director of theater and opera, actor, composer, singer, percussionist, and lighting designer for hundreds of dance, theater, and musical artists.


JAZZ

Kirsten Cooper

Ms. Cooper trained in Los Angeles with many teachers, assisting Rhonda Miller and Jeff Amsden. She danced in various stage, film, and video productions, and was a principal dancer for Costa Cruise Lines. She now runs a pre-professional jazz company in the Seattle area, and is teaching for the 9th year at Pacific Northwest Ballet Summer School and “Dance This” Intensive with Seattle Theatre Group. Her choreography has been seen at Bumbershoot Arts Festival (Seattle), Tanzommer Dance Festival (Austria), Sign of the Times (Westlake Productions), PONCHO Gala (Seattle) and at Theatre Ballet of Spokane. Many of her students have gone on to careers in the professional world of dance, performing and teaching. Her former dancers have performed with Backstreet Boys, Fiona Apple, Black Eyed Peas, Paul McCartney, and Celine Dion, as well as the Broadway tour of "Wicked", LA based Hysterica Dance Co., Evolutions, and Soul Escape.


BALLET

Alexey Kulpin

Mr. Kulpin is a graduate of the University of Culture and Art in St. Petersburg, Russia. He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in ballet methodology and choreography. Mr. Kulpin joined the faculty of The Harid Conservatory in 2016. In 1998, he was the Grand Prix winner at the Muse of St. Petersburg Ballet Competition. As a professional dancer, he has performed many soloist and principal roles in both classical and contemporary ballets in Russia, Israel, and the US. He has danced with St. Petersburg State Opera Ballet, St. Petersburg State Male Theatre by Mihailovsky, Ballet Israel, City Ballet of San Diego, Grand Rapids Ballet, Charleston Ballet Theater, Stars of St. Petersburg Municipal Theater of Music Dance, and Krasnoyarsk Dance Ensemble.

Mr. Kulpin specializes in teaching classical ballet, male and female variations, and character dance. His teaching career includes the Ballet Israel School, City Ballet of San Diego, Grand Rapids Ballet, Charleston Ballet Company and Northern California Dance Conservatory. Currently he is a master guest teacher across the US, adjudicating, coaching, choreographing, and instructing upcoming generations. He has staged classical variations and choreographed solos for performance and ballet competitions, including Youth America Grand Prix.


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