Registration is still open!

The program will return to Hope College July 10-23, 2022.

The CCA currently plans to hold the 2022 International Summer School in person.  We will operate with rigorous health and safety guidelines in place.  Our plans will continue to evolve in the coming months and are dependent upon the progress of the pandemic and updates to public health regulations and policies.  

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: CCA will require all summer students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of on or off campus living arrangements. Masks will be required in all common areas.

Due to the pandemic all dancers must be on campus.  No off-campus students will be permitted.

The CCA looks forward to celebrating 25 years with Hope College in 2022.

Registration will open January 15, 2022.

Summer Session 2022

Hope College / Holland, MI / July 10-23, 2022

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.