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Precisely on pointe

 Ellexis Hatch, 14, from Florida, participates in a Pointe class with instructor Julie Miles, not pictured, at the Patel Conservatory in the Straz Center on Monday, June 23, 2014. Miles, an instructor at Maryland Youth Ballet, traveled from the Washington D.C. metro area to help teach pointe and technique classes for the first week of camp. Over 1,000 dancers auditioned for the two-week, three-week and five- week intensive summer camp slots and 280 were accepted into the program from 32 U.S. states, Brazil, Ontario and Panama. The Next Generation Ballet intensive summer camps are directed by Peter Stark, a former New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet and Washington Ballet dancer.

SAM OWENS | Times

Ellexis Hatch, 14, from Florida, participates in a Pointe class with instructor Julie Miles, not pictured, at the Patel Conservatory in the Straz Center on Monday, June 23, 2014. Miles, an instructor at Maryland Youth Ballet, traveled from the Washington D.C. metro area to help teach pointe and technique classes for the first week of camp. Over 1,000 dancers auditioned for the two-week, three-week and five- week intensive summer camp slots and 280 were accepted into the program from 32 U.S. states, Brazil, Ontario and Panama. The Next Generation Ballet intensive summer camps are directed by Peter Stark, a former New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet and Washington Ballet dancer.

SAM OWENS | Times

Ellexis Hatch, 14, participates in a pointe class Monday at the Patel Conservatory in the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. The instructor, Julie Miles of the Maryland Youth Ballet, was in town to teach pointe and technique classes during the first week of the Next Generation Ballet summer camps. Over 1,000 dancers auditioned for spots in the two-, three- and five-week intensive camps and 280 were accepted into the program directed by Peter Stark, a former New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet and Washington Ballet dancer.

Precisely on pointe 06/23/14 [Last modified: Monday, June 23, 2014 10:42pm]
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