CCA Enhanced Men’s Training Program 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will return July 11-24, 2021.  Further details regarding next year’s program will be available Fall of 2020.

Summer Session 2020

Hope College / Holland, MI / July 5-18, 2020

The Enhanced Men’s Training Program combines an innovative, scientifically-backed conditioning system (aquatic, endurance,  strength, balance, flexibility) with hands-on, classroom instruction from a distinguished male staff. Students enjoy an intensive schedule of classes in ballet, pas de deux, variations, and contemporary dance, complimented by a final performance at the historic Knickerbocker Theater.Year-round mentoring from our staff gives young men the support and professional guidance they need to succeed.

Artistic Director
Michael Fothergill

Paul Sutherland

Guest Instructors
Laszlo Berdo, Eglevsky Ballet
Matthew Farmer, Chair, Dance Department- Hope College
Tom Mattingly, Ballet West, Broadway
Chris Tabor, Former Principal Cleveland Ballet

Past Instructors Include:

Renato Penteado/ Paul Craig/ Kalin Radulescu/ Marc Holland

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

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


Mens Training Program
Unlike intensive programs offered elsewhere, the Enhanced Men’s Training Program is the perfect blend of intensive cardiovascular cross-training, and personalized class room instruction. Designed to support the developmental needs specific to the male classical ballet dancer, the EMTP is scientifically-backed, providing for immediate and long-lasting gains in the areas of endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength.

Students are assessed at the beginning and end of the program, to measure their progress, and this data is stored year to year. Following the completion of the program, students may continue to train remotely with the staff of the EMTP via live broadcast, and are provided with continuing education materials to support the foundation of their training at home.

At the EMTP, we build more than technique and artistry – we build self-confidence and foster self-expression. We believe that these things serve as the foundation for a career in the profession of classical ballet. For these reasons, our caring staff continues to mentor EMTP students year round. Join the ranks of the EMTP this summer, and take your training to the next level!

Gentlemen ages 11-23 are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit us on  Facebook today!

Registration will begin January 15, 2020. Register early as the program fills to capacity before the April 1st deadline. To ensure a quality program space is limited.

Parent visitation will only be allowed on Sunday, July 12 th between the hours of 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. Students must attend all scheduled meals, classes, and rehearsals on this day.