Summer Dance 2020

The Cantarella School of Dance Ballet’s Summer Dance Program provides dance for all levels over the summer.

The CSOD summer program offers elementary and entry level dance camps, intermediate and advanced level dance intensives and weekly classes for children (3 years and up) and adults.

Intensive weeks are concentrated programs for the aspiring dancer at the intermediate and advanced level, consisting of daily ballet classes and pointe technique complemented by variations, modern, jazz, yoga, Strength and conditioning, stage make-up or nutrition.

Madeline Cantarella Culpo, Director-Founder and Artistic Director of the Albany Berkshire Ballet, founded her schools in 1955. An alumna of the Juilliard School, Miss Madeline studied ballet with Margaret Craske, Antony Tudor, and Alfredo Corvino and modern dance with Martha Graham. She is a nationally recognized teacher of dance, having taught throughout the US, including Jacob’s Pillow. In addition, Mrs. Culpo has received three choreography fellowships from the NEA.

Graduates of The Cantarella School of Dance (CSOD) have gone on to dance as members of the school’s professional company, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre II, and the Pennsylvania, Washington, Boston, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Ohio, Nashville and Idaho Ballets.

All classes are dependent upon sufficient registration for the session. As long as a class has sufficient registration, classes are available on a per class or per week basis. Please ask the administrator for specific rates.

Please visit the MAIN for Cantarella School of Dance website at for additional details about general school information, class attire, level descriptions, resident faculty bios and drop in class rates and tuition policies.

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