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mousefansmom

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DD, 15, is looking at summer intensives and has put Alonzo King Lines Ballet at the top of her short list.  She will attend the audition in Chicago in January.  Does anyone have any experience with this company?  Looking for any information at all--this is a new one for me....thank you!
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tiptoemom

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I love what I've read about it. There are really good reviews on Ballet talk for Dancers in the Summer Intensive forum.
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My daugther attended their Discovery Project workshop last year, a mini-intensive held in different parts of the country.  She loved it and would like to attend the Summer Program some day (perhaps after I win the lottery.)  Her friend attended the summer program and came back strong, feeling she'd grown a great deal artistically.

Not sure where you live, but there is a Discovery Project intensive in Missouri next month that would give her a taste of the program.
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A girl from my dd's former studio went 2 summers ago and loved it. She won a full scholarship for the next summer program, but I'm not sure if she went.  I've heard very good things about it.
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My dd has had several friends attend this one, along with dancers who were a little older than she at her old studio. Have only heard very positive things about this SI. A typical comment is that it was "life changing." Though, most of those that I remember attending were a bit older than your dd when they went. 
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DD knows quite a few who have attended the SI and it is indeed "life changing" according to them. 

A young lady DD danced with is now a company member and traveling the world - very exciting.
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mousefansmom

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Thank you everyone.  List just got a little longer, as she did not make AKL.  Although disappointed, she handled it amazingly... I was super proud of her attitude.  She knew when she walked out that she likely didn't make it---she just had a bad day.  If anyone knows of other opportunities with contemp focus--please throw them our way.  She made harder ones last year and chose a commercial opportunity instead, so she is really wanting a solid intensive.

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Alvin Ailey is the other really big program that we know of. Then maybe college based programs like Point Park. 
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Ailey

Hubbard Street

Complexions

Juilliard (I think just juniors and seniors)

Peridance

NYU (also probably just juniors and seniors)

Boston Conservatory 

 

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