ESB Junior Program dancers aged 13 to 15 start their day at 10:00am and finish at 16:15pm. The late afternoon hours are dedicated to their academic studies. All of them must follow an online academic program and get granted by ESB permissions to attend eventual exams; students can therefore optimally combine their intensive artistic and academic studies.
ESB Junior Program offers a variety of classes starting with technique, brio/pointe work and pas-de-deux classes as well as workshops on various choreographers. Besides their ballet classes, based on the fundamentals of ballet following the guidelines of ESB teaching, the Junior Program dancers experience a large array of different types of dancing, from Spanish folk to Contemporary, Caractère, African Beat and many others.
ESB Junior Program dancers perform at in-house demonstrations and sometimes mix with other levels during specific workshops. Mindfulness techniques, meditation and basic human sciences information is part of their trimester studies so they can integrate and their training and acquire a better sense of empowerment.
ESB Junior Program is the level before preceding the Advanced Program. Therefore, the end of the season assessments must help both students and faculty to get a better sense of the potential and the capacity to handle the further steps of ESB’s intensive course.