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Kylee Moats-Maupaux

15th Annual Summer Intensive

             July 14-25, 2008

The Ultimate Dance Rush                                                 

Come spend two life changing weeks  with Arts Triumphant at the Dance Barn at Lion's Oak, located in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia! The Dance Barn  provides space for dance workshops, BalletSport retreats and other artistic activities. Just 90 minutes from Washingtion Dulles and Baltimore Washington Airports, this picturesque setting is the ideal location for our Intensive.

The Annual Summer Dance Intensive provides an opportunity for in-depth study in many areas of dance during the summer months, while building relationships with peers from across the country and around the world. Come and dance a midsummer dream in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia!

Guest Artists

We are thrilled to welcome two very talented artists to our summer intensive faculty.

Kenneth Nickel

Formerly a Principal dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Kenneth also danced with Ballet West and Dallas Ballet Company. He worked as  Atristic Director of Ballat Oralndo and Artistic Director of Performing Arts for La Roche College. Kenneth is currently Dance Department Head and Ballet Master for the Lincoln Park Performing Arts  Charter School in Midland, PA. He has three children and is Assistant Fire Chief of a volunteer fire company. 

Kylee Moats - Maupoux 

Kylee is a gradutae of Ecole National de Cirque with a Major in Aerial Straps. She also holds a degree in performance dance from Oklahoma City University. She has performed with Cirque de Soleil, Tokyo Disney Sea, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World and Celebrity Cruises. Kylee is looking forward to sharing her love of "flying" with us this Summer.

Summer Intensive Curriculum

Beyond great classes, learn about the divine inspiration
that motivates the dancer.”

CLASSICAL BALLET (all levels - daily)
Based on a combination of Vaganaova, R.A.D. and Cecchetti techniques. The classes will include teaching in body alignment, basic technique and body position, and the foundation upon which larger and more complex movements are based. Dance steps with petite allegro, adagio and in-depth center combinations to enhance the students’ ability to progress in their artistry. The relationship between music and movement, as expressed on stage as a divine artist, will be studied.

Based on the solid ballet technique. Intermediate-advanced levels.

Basic body warm-ups focusing on strengthening arms, stomach muscles and legs. Across the floor isolations, rhythm exercises, and basic floor combinations, walks, runs, leaps and falls. This class is based upon a balanced program of lyrical, show and contemporary, emphasizing the importance of ballet training.

Your life is a journey, it has a story worth writing down. A poem, a thought, a song. Enter it in your journal and let it inspire you. This class will explore the creative writing process and awaken the art of journaling.

 D.R.U.G. - With a Pure Passion


Exploring movement beyond just technique. By utilizing imagery from nature & music, we can realize the power that every step has. Dance that is filled with and demonstrates hope to our world. Its like a Supernatural D.R.U.G.

BALLETSPORT the Supernatural Body Language
Balletsport Created from a purely classical foundation, BalletSport challenges the body physically to discover its true definition. We all have journey, a story to tell. Ballet means to tell a story and Sport is any physical activity, together they form a body language that is Supernatural.  BalletSport conditions the body, mind & spirit with artfull movement, that tone and strengthen the body beautifully, and release a life affirming body language in and through you.

Age & Experience

Ages 10 through adult.

LEVEL I/Beginners:
No previous training is necessary, although it is helpful.

LEVEL II/Intermediate:
At least 4 years of formal, structured classical ballet training and currently enrolled in Ballet classes.

LEVEL III & IV/Advanced:
At least 5 years of formal, structured training with Pointe work for girls and currently enrolled in structured classes at least 3 times per week.

Arts Triumphant
365 Lions Oak Lane
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Phone: (304) 258- 3651 or email

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