While many people know the Chautauqua Institution for its incredible lectures that weave religion and faith with modern issues, there is so much more to the institution. The Chautauqua Ballet Program is something that has been inspiring young dancers for years. The program allows students to come to the institution and learn from some of the world’s most impressive dance instructors. And you’ll be able to appreciate the hard work and talent of these incredible artists when you stay at The Spencer Hotel & Spa during the Chautauqua Institution’s season!
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The Chautauqua Ballet Program
There are a couple different courses available in the dance program. These courses range in intensity, length, and focus. The “Company Apprentice Program” chooses six girls and four boys to participate in a seven-week intensive. During the seven weeks, the students will perform once with the Charlotte Ballet and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, the Festival Dancers and Music School Festival Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. This is an incredible opportunity for dancers aged 16 to 19 who are determined to start a career in dance.
Another great program that runs the seven weeks of the season is the “Chautauqua Festival Dancers.” In this program, 16 girls and eight boys will be selected. The age range here is from 15 to 18. During this program, students will perform in two Student Galas.
For younger dancers with a passion for the art, there are two workshops available. The first is aimed towards dancers aged 11 or 12 and lasts two weeks. The second is aimed toward dancers aged 13 and 14 and lasts five weeks. The curriculum is designed for serious dances who plan to make this their career. It goes without saying that this is an incredible opportunity for young dancers.
Enjoy the Performances
Anyone coming to the Chautauqua Institution hoping to watch a performance is in luck! There are plenty of performances available from early July to mid-August. Many of these performances require a ticket to attend, though there are a few that don’t. Be sure to check the schedule to make sure you have a seat!
Stay at The Spencer Hotel & Spa
After watching the talent from the Chautauqua Ballet Program, return to The Spencer Hotel & Spa to enjoy a night of rest and relaxation. Our uniquely styled rooms are themed after famous authors. Consider enhancing your stay with one of our fantastic specials and packages. We offer everything from gourmet dinner packages to a winery tour package. Get the most out of your vacation! Add one of our packages to your reservation.
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