SCRANTON — Scranton Civic Ballet Company welcomes new, potential and current student dancers in the community to register for a Summer Intensive training program for ages 7 to 19. Weeklong training, in full- and half-day sessions will begin July 8 through 12, and continue July 15 through 19 and July 22 through 26 at 234 Mifflin Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania. During this Summer Intensive program, Company Founder Miss Helen Gaus and Assistant Director Julio Alegria and additional members of the professional staff, including Megan Jagoda, will offer instruction.

“Many people might not have the resources to send their children to training programs offered around the country. Fortunately, there is no need to travel when they can experience the same opportunities right here. We’ve made the Summer Intensive affordable for this reason,” said Miss Helen Gaus, who introduced the company’s first Summer Intensive in 1978. She noted this is the first year the Ballet Company will offer full-day sessions.

Full-day sessions run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and half day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices for full-day sessions are $300 for one week, $550 for two weeks and $775 for three weeks.

A 30% discount will be offered for registrations made at the studio by Saturday, March 23. Additional registration deadlines will be: 20 percent tuition discount by April 15 and 10 percent tuition discount by May 15. Prices for half-day sessions are $150 for one week, $275 for two weeks and $388 for three weeks. Registrations deadline and discounts mirror the full-day schedule.

“These Intensive Sessions will help young dancers gain strength,” added Julio Alegria. “Learn more at our newly redesigned website www.scrantoncivicballet.com.

A non-profit organization focused on dance education and performance, the Scranton Civic Ballet Company aims to educate its members and the public in the art of dance, while bringing the talents of well-known artists, choreographers, and master teachers into northeast Pennsylvania for students as well as audiences.

The professional standard of instruction at the Scranton Civic Ballet Company is focused on achieving a disciplined technique centered on strength, flexibility coordination, grace, musicality, body alignment and poise.

The resume of the Scranton Civic Ballet includes the first modern ballet performed and presented in Scranton by a resident dance company; Scranton Civic Ballet was the first company in the area to become a member of Regional Dance America.To learn more about the 501©3 non-profit organization, visit www.scrantoncivicballet.com or call 570-343-0115.