Dive right into ballet with our Overture Program Intensive

Our Overture Program starts from the very beginning and typically meets over 12 weeks. But, over the summer, we offer the option of an Overture Program Intensive to immerse you in ballet right from the start. We cover all 18 hours of the program content in just 1 week! The intensive consists of 2 90-minute classes daily over 6 days.

Who is this program for?

This program is for dancers ages 16+ who have never taken ballet before, or dancers who took ballet so long ago that they don’t remember anything. We start at the very beginning!

Daily Schedule

Work full-time? Many dancers consider taking a “stay-cation” from work to dive into ballet! We find that many adults love to take time off of work to really immerse themselves in what they love. What better vacation than that?!

  • Monday 9am-12:30pm

  • Tuesday 9-12:30pm

  • Wednesday 12:30-4:00pm

  • Thursday 9-12:30pm

  • Friday 9-12:30pm

  • Saturday 2:30-6

We will build fundamental vocabulary alongside strength and flexibility. We’ll equip you with strength and stretch exercises to take home to keep improving on your own. We’ll culminate the program with a little snippet of a ballet (called a Variation) so you can start to see how the pieces fit together.

Each day will consist of approximately:

  • 30 minutes Warmup & Strengthening

  • 1 hour Ballet Technique

  • 30 minute Break

  • 1 hour Ballet Technique or Variations

  • 30 minutes Stretching & Cool-down


meet your Intensive Instructor & Studio Owner, Julie Gill

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Julie Gill began dancing as an adult and is proof that it is never too late to live your dreams.

She excelled quickly under the careful and exacting eye of Beth Kurtz in New York City, dancing en pointe, and attending youth summer intensives where she danced alongside pre-professional ballet students.

She has always loved to teach and has taught many different subjects to many different audiences throughout her career. When Ms. Kurtz fell ill and was unable to continue teaching, Julie learned from her how to teach and pass along her methods.

As an adult dancer herself, she understands the differences in training adults and children, how to take adult dancers seriously, and she has the unique advantage of remembering how she figured things out which she passes on to her students.

Julie loves to break things down, solve problems, and help people understand the technique of ballet. She founded Broche Ballet so she could share the joy of ballet with all who wish to learn.


Register

If you have taken ballet in the past enough to remember what you’re doing, but are interested in the Overture program, we request that you come meet us for a free 30-minute preview lesson to determine if this is the right fit for you. It can be intimidating for brand new dancers to be in class with experienced dancers because they feel like they should be able to keep up with the dancers with experience, so we ask that any dancer who has knowledge of ballet meet us to evaluate the possibility of joining an Overture Program.

I began with zero experience in dance and expectations based solely on my private lessons with instructors in other disciplines. Our first lesson blew me away.

It seemed like 2.5 hrs worth of content stuffed into a one hour window. Besides my skill level, nothing really changed. They were all like that. My questions never went unanswered and my concerns never left unaddressed. I don’t know—and I can’t help but think about these things—how anything could have gone better.

After over six months, I do have one regret: I now hold my other teachers to a completely unreasonable standard!
— Bryan, 30's

Location

Broche Ballet Englewood studio

4840 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113

Cost

The cost for the Overture program is either payable in a one-time payment of $500, or in 3 bi-weekly installments of $170. Total due prior to start date of class.

Session Schedule

Each session is 6 days. Dancers can select which session better fits their schedule.

Discounted 6-day June Session - 25% off - June 10-15 - (FULL!)

*The June session will be filmed for our online Overture Program! Enjoy a 25% discount as a thanks for being in our video! Participants will be filmed and on microphone as part of Overture Online, which will offer Broche Ballet’s beginner ballet to dancers worldwide.

6-day August Session - August 5-10

Frequently asked questions

Can I continue taking class at Broche Ballet after the intensive?

Yes, we’d love to have you! After the intensive, you would be dancing at a level 2a in our studio. If you’d like to join a Level 2a class, you’d be more than welcome to do so after completion of the Intensive!

WHAT IF I WILL NEED TO MISS SOME OF THE days?

As we cover a great deal of information in each class, we do request that you attend as many days possible. If a dancer needs to miss more than one (1) day, they may not be allowed to continue due to being too far behind the other participants.

CANCELATION OR SWITCHING SESSIONS

If you register for an Overture Program Intensive and can no longer join (or need to switch sessions) for any reason, we will issue you a refund ONLY if we are able to fill your spot in class prior to the start date of the program. We will do our absolute best to fill your spot if you can no longer attend, but if we are unable to fill your spot, then we cannot offer a refund.

We understand things come up and sudden schedule changes or issues sometimes happen. We will do our very best to accommodate your needs and preferences. Due to the group nature of our overture program, cancelations can only be requested ten (10) business days prior to the first day of class, so we can try and fill your spot.

CAN GROWNUPS EVEN DO BALLET?

Yes, absolutely! Check out our Inspiration page to get inspired about all of the adults doing ballet, or check out stories from our students who began ballet as adults!

HOW MANY dancers ARE IN EACH CLASS?

All classes have 5 or fewer dancers for personalized, individual instruction, and a close community in your classes.

WHAT IS AN OVERTURE?

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An overture in the ballet context is typically a piece of music played by the orchestra at the very beginning of the ballet to set the stage and prepare the mood for what the audience is about to see. Often the curtain is down during the overture and no dancers are visible. The music of the overture typically includes many of the themes and tunes that will be in the whole ballet to give the audience an idea of what to expect. Think of it like a synopsis or a movie trailer, except in musical form.

Our Beginner Ballet Overture Program is designed in the same way — to give you a taste of many aspects of ballet and set the mood for what is to come.