July 11, 2018

Saratoga Dance Photography | Saratoga Springs NY Photographer

It is July in Saratoga Springs and for me that means my ballet friends are here with their dance program, Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive.  It is an awesome summer dance intensive for serious ballet dancers.  Dancers come literally from all over the world to attend this program.

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I have practically watched Christine grow up at SSDI. Her sisters also attended the program.

I usually just photograph the dancers during class.  This year we were very fortunate to be able to borrow some tutus from Leslie Roy-Heck at Saratoga Dance in town.  It is always fun to go to Saratoga Dance and as a former NYC Ballet Soloist, Leslie has been extremely supportive of the program.  She carries the best and most extensive selection of dancewear.

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The program emphasizes proper technique and the dancers all learn so much.

Saratoga Springs is a beautiful town to photograph, and one of my personal favorite places is Yaddo Gardens.  It has a romantic, almost European feeling to it.  It also feels very private and secluded in spite of being very close to a major highway and the racetrack.  The rose garden in particular is really stunning.  The volunteers who work there do an incredible job maintaining it.

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Isn’t this tutu sweet? Kind of reminds me of a flower.
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Beautiful jete! Do you notice the butterflies on the costume?

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Something a little more contemporary.
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One of the instructors is developing a line of leotards–this is one of them.
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The end of a long day. The girls with their teacher Iliana Lopez.

And that’s a wrap!  Until next year….

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Susan Blackburn is a portrait photographer with a studio in Saratoga NY.  She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a career in photography and help document important moments for her clients.