The ACBT International Performing Arts Camp is a six week summer intensive dance camp. Students may attend the full session or a 3 week 1/2 session Camp runs Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm. IPAC accepts auditions for boarding and day students, ages 10 and up, intermediate through professional.
Once selected, IPAC students will study and apply the Russian Technique. The day begins with a two hour tech class with pointe. Ballet classes are taught by Artistic Director and awarded International ballet dancer, Phyllis Papa and the professional staff of the Atlantic City Ballet. IPAC students will also benefit from the guidance of guest teachers from various professional dance companies.
During audition, IPAC Students will be judged on technical ability, physical aptitude, strength, and effort. If selected, IPAC Students will then be placed into one of the varying levels of classes, determined by the ACBT. Pointe work is similarly divided into levels according to strength, ability and technique. It is not uncommon for students to be placed in different levels for several different classes. Students in levels I and II work on gaining strength, line, turnout, and improvement in overall technique, as well as valuable lessons in performance preparation. Level III and above concentrate on perfecting technique and developing artistry through an intensive full day of instruction. Students are coached for preparedness in a professional dance career and taught the skills necessary to make that transition. Students demonstrating technical readiness may be selected to dance with the company as an apprentice.
What Makes IPAC Special
Each IPAC student receives a personalized, one-on-one evaluation with a faculty member. This evaluation identifies specific areas for improvement and provides professional guidance on exactly how to focus the student’s training in order to achieve improve-ment. Students are encouraged to ask questions and are provided a written critique.
The Atlantic City Ballet Professional Company rehearses at the ACBT studio. This enables summer camp students the opportunity to see the professional company in class and to also be partnered in pas de deux class with a professional dancer.
With the advantage of having an Olympic size swimming pool, students not only get to enjoy the pool during free times, they will also be able to participate in taking barre in the pool.
IPAC Students enrolled in Session I and Session II will perform at Kennedy Plaza on the boardwalk in Atlantic City.
- Ballet Technique
- Pirouette Class
- Men's Class
- Choreography Workshops
- Camp Repertoire
- Pas de Quatre - Anton Dolin
- The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra - Phyllis Papa
- Les Sylphides - Petipa
- Valse Fantasie - George Balanchine
- La Vivandiere - restaged by Haran Kern • Etudes - Phyllis Papa
- La Familia - Phyllis Papa
All first time IPAC campers must audition to be accepted into the camp. Auditions are by appointment only and are held on Saturdays during Academy classes starting in January. Please call our office to make an audition appointment
If you are unable to audition in person, please send:
- 5-10 minute audition clip (DVD )
- Name, Address & Phone #
- Audition Fee of $30 (non-refundable)
Please submit the above to:
ACBT International Performing Arts Camp 713 W. Moss Mill Road Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO 50 Students PER SESSION.
IPAC 2014 starts June 22, 2014
Registration will open January 1, 2014