Summer Boot Camp

During our precious summer months, some dancers head off to train eight hours a day in pre-professional intensives, while other dancers sleep until noon then happily float the river. We support both of these options and everything in between! All too soon, summer comes to an end, school starts up… and, bam — it’s time for Nutcracker auditions!

GCB launched its Intermediate and Advanced Boot Camp in 2017 to help dancers prepare for auditions. Instruction includes: technique, pointe, audition tips, ballet acting, overcoming performance anxiety, how to appropriately handle casting disappointment, and general dance etiquette. By popular demand, we added a Beginning Boot Camp in 2020.

A complimentary (digital) ballet head shot (an audition requirement) is included for all campers — taking one more audition detail off the plate of parents!

Boot Camp is not a requirement for Nutcracker auditions. Alumni are welcome to register and participate, though space is limited and priority will be given to current Nutcracker dancers.