Summer Session 2019

Hope College / Holland, MI / July 7-20, 2019
The Enhanced Men’s Training Program is committed to providing excellent instruction, and continuing education resources to male classical ballet dancers in all stages of their development.

Artistic Director
Michael Fothergill

Paul Sutherland

Guest Instructors
Laszlo Berdo, Eglevsky Ballet
Renato Penteado, Miami City Ballet
Chris Tabor, Former Principal Cleveland Ballet

Daily Classes
Men’s Technique, Variations, Pas de Deux, Contemporary/Jazz, Strength Training, Flexibility and Conditioning, Nutrition, Team-Building Modules, Career Counseling

New for CCA Teachers Course 2018- ” How to Teach the Male Dancer”

Seminar for Dance Educators in Two Parts included in the CCA Teachers Course
The Cecchetti Council of America is pleased to announce The Enhanced Men’s Training Program Seminar, the first of many teacher training seminars designed to provide the dance educator with the tools necessary for the maximum artistic and technical development of their male students. The Enhanced Men’s Training Program aims to provide dance educators with in-depth information to successfully train male dancers. Educators will gain a thorough understanding of the challenges and rewards of training today’s male dancers.

Part 1 – “Methodologies for teaching classical ballet to the developing male dancer”
An in-depth discussion identifying effective pedagogical modalities for training male dancers of all ages and abilities. Designed to help educators configure the strengths and weaknesses of their own programs, and recognize the unique challenges of training male dancers.

Part 2 – “Physiology, Kinesiology, and Cognition – dissecting the technical and artistic development of the male dancer”
A broad dialogue stressing the recognition of technical and artistic growth and the elements required to maximize this growth within your students. This seminar addresses the “science” behind successfully training male ballet dancers and discusses the specific needs of the male dancer within all stages of their Physiological, Kinesiological, and Cognitive development.

Seminars will be presented by Michael Fothergill and Paul Sutherland, Artistic Director and Advisor of the Enhanced Men’s Training Program.

For more information, or to register for a seminar, please contact us.

What Dancers are saying about CCA’s Enhanced Men’s Training Program


While only in its second year, CCA’s Enhanced Men’s Training Program is quickly gaining momentum. Unlike intensive programs offered elsewhere, the Enhanced Men’s Training Program has designed its curriculum to provide for the unparalleled development of the male classical ballet dancer.

Male Ballet DancersIn addition to daily classes in men’s work, pas de deux, and variations, the Enhanced Men’s Training Program offers its dancers access to a rigorous indoor/outdoor/aquatic cross-training regimen providing for immediate and long-lasting gains in endurance, physical strength, muscular development, and flexibility.

Providing mentoring from an accomplished male staff, the Enhanced Men’s Training Program builds confidence, a polished technique, and fosters artistic growth and expression that will serve as the foundation for a career in the profession of classical ballet.

Under the guidance of Founding Director Michael Fothergill and Artistic Advisor Paul Sutherland, the CCA Enhanced Men’s Training Program is pleased to announce its Summer 2017 Faculty Members; Renato Penteado (Miami City Ballet), Anthony Randazzo (Boston Ballet), Derrick Agnoletti (Joffrey Ballet), Calin Radulescu (Romanian National Ballet), Marc Holland (Broadway).

At the end of the two weeks, a final performance and commencement ceremony completes the program. Gentlemen ages 11-21 are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit us on Facebook today!

Registration will begin January 15, 2019. Register early as the program fills to capacity before the April 1st deadline. To ensure a quality program space is limited.

New Visitation Policy for Summer 2019. Parent visitation will only be allowed on Sunday, July 14h between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm. Students must attend all scheduled meals, classes, and rehearsals on this day.