WDA Ballet Summer Intensive 2021

Dance Stars Team: Challenge yourself and upgrade you skills!

Advanced, Week 1 (ages 13+):

07/18-7/23, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Advanced, Week 2 (ages 13+):

07/25-07/30 09:00am - 3:00pm


Monday - Friday

9:00 - 10:45am Ballet Class

10:45 - 11:30am Pointe Class

11:30 - 12:00pm Lunch Break

12:00 - 1:00pm Variation Class

1:00 - 2:00pm Ballroom/Character Dance

2:00 - 3:00pm Contemporary Class


9:00 - 10:30am Ballet Class

10:30 - 11:00am Pointe Class

11:00 - 12:00pm Variation Class

12:00 - 12:30pm Break

12:30- 1:30pm Ballroom/Character Dance



$350 (one week), 

$700 (two weeks)

The deposit is $200.* (The deposit amount is listed per session, the deposit is due per each session if attending multiple sessions).

The Advanced Summer Programs are for dancers 13 and up who have had strong ballet training. They are professional training programs for motivated students to improve technique, skills and repertoire while building the stamina required in today’s dance world. The faculty is well rounded - you may experience classes in Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Character Dance, Contemporary & Ballroom!

Meet our Summer Faculty: 

  •  Ekaterina Anishchenko, ballet, character dance teacher. Former Prima Ballerina, Bachelor of Arts, specialized as Ballet Teacher from the Vaganova Academy of Classical Ballet.  Ekaterina was a Principal Dancer at the State Classical Ballet, she was awarded at the International competition “Bolshoi Ballet”, winner of the Rising Ballet stars competition, Governorship of Talents, winner of National Competition, Stars of Donetsk, award winner at Dance Olymp, 2-Times winner of Chongqing International Dance Competition, both as a performer and teacher, awarded “Best Teacher” at South Dance Competition, and have multiple award winning students and students who got admitted at the Vaganova Ballet Academy under her tutoring.  She taught as a guest teacher at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, Beijing Ballet School, Moscow Ballet School, London Ballet School, Moscow Classical Ballet, Korean Dance Studio, Busan, and International workshops at St-Petersburg.  Her repertoire includes lead roles in such ballets as, La Bayadere, Swan Lake, The Stone Flower, The Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Chopiniana, Gisele, Snow White, Paquita, Gold Century and many more. 

  • Jakki Kenney,Jakki began dance at the age of three at Raskin Dance Studio. She has been in a movie with Tom Selleck called Kids for Character and a music video with Aaron Carter. She has trained in all genres of dance.  After high school she moved to NYC and trained at Broadway Dance Center under Wes Veldink. She then returned to central Florida where she would begin teaching and choreographing. She helped run her home dance school and their company/competition team, Raskin Dance Studio for five years before moving to Melbourne. During that time she received many choreography awards and helping coach kids. She has a students in Ailey II and Julliard. She is now our main contemporary teacher at We Dance, a guest teacher/choreographer in central Florida, and a judge for Revolution Dance Competition.

  • Ekaterina Vaganova, graduated from the University of Culture in promotion and production of cultural public programs. She is the great-grand daughter of the world-famous ballerina, Agrippina Vaganova, who created the well-known method of professional training for ballet dancers all around the world. Ekaterina herself is a three-time World Champion ballroom dancer, WDC European champion, multiple champion of Italy, Ukraine and Spain. She won her first World Cup at the Under 21 age category in Los Angeles, USA in 2006. She was the winner of the prestigious Festival of Dance in Cervia, Italy; the Imperial Dance Championship; and Universal Dance Competition in London, England. She has been a pro teacher on Dancing With The Stars in Italy for five seasons and choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance. She brings the highest level of ballroom experience to the Space Coast. She has several competitive ballroom students who travel from across Florida to train with her each week. These talented and fortunate dancers have already become winners of several ballroom dance competitions in the state of Florida.

  • Nadezhda Rudovich, Professional Ballroom & Latin Dancer, Master of Sports of Republic of Belarus in ballroom & latin dancing since 2006!Nadezhda is finalist and prize winner of numerous national and international ballroom dance competitions (Latin and Standard) in Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Austria in 1998-2008.She is the Finalist of the National Championship of Belarus (Latin and Standard), Member of National Formation team of Belarus “Mara” (Latin and Standard), multiple finalist and prize winner of World and European Championships.From 2007 to 2009 Dance instructor at ballroom dance studio “Step”, Minsk, Belarus (teaching kids of 4-17 years,Latina solo and couples )

Don't miss the opportunity to improve with this unique program of training at We Dance Academies! For any questions and to schedule your audition (the audition fee for non-WDA members is $15) please contact the studio: wedancemelbourne@gmail.com or call us at 321-3349136