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Join Walnut Hill and its partners for several exciting ballet programs this summer!

CHILDREN'S BALLET program

Ages: 4–7

Join us for one of our weekly themed dance programs! Students ages 4-7 will explore the world of ballet through movement classes, games, and crafts. No previous dance experience required.

Sample Schedule:
Drop Off: 9:15am
Class: 9:30–10:15am
Break/Story Time: 10:15–10:45am
Music/Ballet Exploration/Craft: 10:45–11:45am
Prepare for Pick Up: 11:45am–12:00pm
Pick Up: 12:00pm

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BOSTON BALLET JUNIOR SUMMER INTENSIVE

Ages: 9–12

Boston Ballet School's Junior Summer Intensive is an enriching summer dance program for dedicated young ballet students. JSI supports the development of students seeking a higher level of commitment to their dance education. The program prepares students for more rigorous dance experiences in the future, such as Boston Ballet School’s Summer Dance Program, by giving them the opportunity to explore a professional training environment. Located at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, the home of Boston Ballet School’s Professional Division, students have the option to live in residence with their peers and our team of Residential Counselors. 

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MEMOIRS OF BLACKS IN BALLET - SYMPOSIUM ON THE HILL

A program that centers Blackness but welcomes all!

Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet), founded by Theresa Ruth Howard in 2015, is dedicated to preserving, presenting, and promoting the contributions and stories of Black artists in the field of Ballet, illustrating that they are an integral part of dance history at large. MoBBallet promotes larger discussions within the dance community while also providing platforms for emerging dancers, educators, teachers, and choreographers. 

The Symposium on the Hill is one of these platforms: a weeklong event that centers Blackness while welcoming all. The Symposium offers three tracks designed to train and mentor Black-identifying dancers and choreographers and create a space of learning and sharing for all educators and scholars. 

  • High caliber dance training and mentoring of Black ballet dancers by faculty and mentors that look like them.
  • Personal Development for students, choreographers, dance educators, studio owners, and scholars led by industry professionals.
  • Pathways to Performance Choreographic Program to support the development of Black ballet choreographers.
  • A platform for cohort learning space for dance educators and scholars to present their work, and engage in continuing education and discourse.
  • Programming that addresses and interrogates the state of the arts, offering opportunities for the dance community to liaise with ballet leadership.

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