I love Burklyn because it’s incredibly challenging and gives me a picture of what being in a professional company would be like.
Many of our dancers say that coming to Burklyn is one of the most amazing experiences of their life. It is our desire to make every dancer’s stay at Burklyn Ballet Theatre a very positive experience. Whether they choose to follow a career in dance or not, we hope dancers will carry fond memories of their summers in Vermont throughout their lives.
Each Sunday a special trip or event is scheduled for dancers who do not have visiting parents, family or friends. Although the dancers spend most of each day in the studio, they do have some free time. The campus is small and beautiful and the dancers are allowed to enjoy the grounds on their own. We also encourage them to use the college’s computer room and library.
The village of Johnson boasts a small restaurant, grocery store, a bank, a bookstore, a coffee shop and several novelty shops. There are no department or discount stores nearby. Although not in Johnson, several houses of worship can be found nearby, including those of the Catholic, Protestant and LDS faiths. Transportation can usually be arranged.
Staying in Touch
Dancers are encouraged to correspond with the program directors, their counselors, friends and Master Teachers over the winter months. Burklyn sends three newsletters to dancers during the year sharing student and counselor news. Please let us know what’s going on with you so we can share at the good news. Follow us on social media!
This program truly is so special. You get so much more out of this program than you do at any other summer intensives. Thank you for having such an amazing summer intensive out there, that every year some how seems to get more amazing than the last.
The new talent that shows up at Burklyn every summer is inspiring. I love watching the program grow and change from year to year.
With the opportunity to perform each weekend, which is very unusual for a summer intensive program, I feel I learned how to be in the performance mindset from the very first rehearsal, which helped with dance skills one might not typically concentrate on. Their focus on performance quality is particularly helpful for improving stage presence, and weekly shows allow dancers to get more stage time.
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Johnson, VT 05656