Summer 2019

Dance Camps and Intensives

Spark is an art and performance based, non-competitive, dance studio. We train dancers as artists and encourage them to explore their own creativity, learn proper technique, and enjoy the expression of dance as an art form. There are few better ways to learn discipline at a young age than by participating in ballet. Join us this summer in a fun, immersive, non-competitive environment.

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BALLET INTENSIVES

One Week: June 15th-19th Mon.-Fri.

Ballet 1: 9:00-11:00

Description: Dancers will take a classical ballet class daily from 9:00-9:50 a.m. They will take a 15 min. break and then take classes in tap, jazz, or hip hop, from 10:00-11:00. This camp is perfect for beginning level ballet dancers who would also like to explore other styles of dance.

Two Week: June 15th-26th Mon.-Fri.

Ballet Showcase July 27th

Ballet 2: 9:00-11:15

Description: Dancers will take classes in tap, jazz, or hip hop from 9:00-10:00 a.m. then take ballet from 10:15-11:15 daily. Prerequisite: Ballet 1

Ballet 3: 9:00-12:00

Description: Dancers will take classes in tap, jazz, or hip hop from 9:00-10:00 a.m. then take ballet from 10:15-11:15 daily. Ballet 3 students will also take a pre-pointe class from 11:15-12:00. Prerequisite: Ballet 2

Ballet 4-6: 1:00-6:00

Description: Dancers will take classical ballet class from 1:00-2:30 p.m. and then pointe from 2:30-3:30. From 4:00-6:00 p.m. dancers will also take alternate classes in tap, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, improv, and choreography. Prerequisite: Ballet 3

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Princess Ballet Camp

Tuition: $100

JUNE 17TH-21ST

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

ages 4-6

Description: Princess Ballet camp is the perfect camp for every little girl to feel like a princess. Learn basic beginning ballet technique, play games, do crafts, and dance to your heart’s content!


Contemporary Intensive

June 15th-26th Mon.-Fri.

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Ages: 13+

Description: Dancers will explore many styles of dance from hip hop and jazz to lyrical with a heavy emphasis on contemporary. We will work on technique, leaps and turns, learn combinations in various styles of dance, and introduce dancers to improvisation and choreography. This camp will end with a showcase.

*Included in the Ballet 4-6 Intensive.

Prerequisite: Must have several years of dance experience.

About Spark Dance Company:

Mission: 

Our mission is to bring the joy and opportunity of a fine arts education to every child and to empower all to learn, create, and inspire.  

Vision: 

We believe that every child should have opportunities that spark their interest and creativity.  These experiences have the power to shape a child and lead them down a path of self discovery, confidence, and success throughout their life.  

Our goal is to:

  • Provide High Quality Arts:  We aim to teach the arts at a high level.  We invite students to imagine, create, discover, and become not only the best artists but the best people that they can be. 

  • Seek Mentors and Teachers with Passion:  Finding mentors with a spark of their own, a passion for their craft is paramount to quality instruction.  Creating programs and classes around these mentors and teachers is key to igniting a love and passion in young artists.  

  • Create a Nurturing environment:  Each individual should be celebrated for his or her uniqueness.  Setting high, yet achievable expectations that will push each child to reach their full potential will create confident and happy adults. 

  • Uphold High Standards:  We believe in setting boundaries that will help a child to feel safe to grow and learn.  We strive to uphold high standards of content in our programs, modesty in costuming and dress, clean music, and a strong code of conduct.  We feel that by doing this we can create an optimal environment for families to feel confident that their children are learning and growing in confidence, kindness, modesty, and all other worthy values while they are developing their talents.  We support families and want to add value to their lives and not stretch them too thin.  We will be closed for business on Sundays to honor family time. 

  • Offer Diversity in programs through multidisciplinary and cultural arts:  As we grow we have plans to implement many additional programs to cater to the artistic disciplines of art, theatre, dance, and music.  We believe that by offering instruction in all four disciplines, the programs will have the ability to collaborate, build from, support, and inspire each other.  We intend to capitalize on the opportunity to teach cultural arts in a myriad of ways through every artistic discipline.  

  • Give Scholarships and Tuition Assistance: We are dedicated to the belief that exceptional artistic and educational opportunities should not be limited due to financial means.

  • Reach out in the community to provide exposure, opportunity, awareness:  Good will and community outreach is a natural byproduct of the culture of Spark.  As we secure a solid foundation for our organization, not only will we have the means to invite the community in but we will have the ability to mobilize and bring our programs out to high risk youth.  

Instructors:

The classical ballet program at Spark is directed by Miss Maria Eugenia Bieberach.

We are fortunate to have her on staff to share her love and passion with the girls and to properly train them in the discipline of classical ballet.

Miss Maria Eugenia Bieberach

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Maria Eugenia Bieberach, ballet dancer and teacher, studied at Higher College of Ballet in Lima, Peru and graduated with honors. She was awarded a scholarship to pursue further training at the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires,Argentina. Maria worked for 1 year as staff dancer at the Ballet Municipal de Lima Peru under Lucy Telge, and eventually became lecturer at the same company soon afterwards.  She was a soloist professional dancer at the National Ballet de Peru for 17 years. Maria also took a course in Pedagogics in Santiago de Chile. When evaluated by the Royal Academy of Dance in Great Britain she received a distinction with honors. She has been lecturer and teacher in several Ballet schools in Peru.  Maria Eugenia was Mistress of the faculty of Artisan School of Dance in Houston, TX, for 2 1/ 2 years (June 2006 -September 2008).  She then served as guest teacher at the Western Ballet in Mountain View CA, summer program ( July- August.2008) .  She then went on to work in San Jose Ballet School in Silicon Valley CA (September 2008 - June 2009).After returning to Houston she continued working in Artisan School of Dance as Ballet Mistress (August 2009 - December 2015 ) I choreographed many dances in Acts I and II of the Nutcracker productions, Sleeping Beauty, and Coppelia. She most recently worked at TKB Ballet and is excited to be continuing to share her love of classical ballet and technique at Spark.

More information about Instructors coming soon!