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Summer Study Guide

Changes to summer study programs due to COVID-19 have occurred globally, but vary region to region. Many are still hosting programs, some in-person with changes, but a vast majority are hosting digital opportunities. We encourage you to visit the programs' website or email them for the most up-to-date information on these new opportunities.

Summertime training options listed by state for the US and with a list of international options by country.

United States of America

California

3207

Anaheim Ballet

Anaheim Ballet School
Anaheim, CA
Directors: Lawrence Rosenberg & Sarma Lapenieks Rosenberg
714-520-0904
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 25
Classes: acting, ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, hip hop, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, musical theater, nutrition, pointe, repertory, partnering, voice, stage makeup
Ages: 10-20
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $1,750
Auditions required, Video accepted, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3079

City Ballet of San Diego

San Diego, CA
Director: Steven Wistrich
858-274-6058
Dates: Jul 27-Aug 14
Classes: ballet, contemporary, jazz, Pilates, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 11-24
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $1,100-$1,300
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3116

Diablo Ballet

Diablo Ballet School
Pleasant Hill, CA
Director: Lauren Jonas
925-943-1775
4021
Dates: Jul 6-Jul 24
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, injury prevention, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, repertory, variations, pas de deux
Ages: 9-18
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted
3214

Los Angeles Ballet Academy

Encino, CA
Director: Andrea Paris-Gutierrez
818-382-2500
4201
Dates: Jul 13-Aug 7
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, flamenco, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, mime, modern, musical theater, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, yoga
Ages: 8-20
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: visit website
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
3096

State Street Ballet

Santa Barbara, CA
Director: Rodney Gustafson
805-845-1432
Summer Intensive
3988
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 17
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, contemporary, jazz, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, variations, pas de deux
Ages: 12-22
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $1,975
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
check- Professional Track Program
Dates: TBD
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, contemporary, jazz, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 17-22
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $6,000
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities
3127

Westside School of Ballet

Santa Monica, CA
Director: Martine Harley
310-828-2018
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 24
Classes: ballet, choreography, dance history, flamenco, injury prevention, jazz, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 4-18
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD weekly
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities

Colorado

3196

Canyon Concert Ballet

Fort Collins, CO
Directors: Alicia Laumann & Analia Weber
970-472-4156
4172
Dates: Jun 8-Jun 19
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, hip hop, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, variations, yoga
Ages: 9-24
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: beginning/intermediate: $450 one-week, $750 two-weeks; intermediate/advance/pre-professional: $600 one-week, $1,000 two-weeks
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3122

Classical Ballet Academy

Denver, CO
Director: Elizabeth Shipiatsky
303-500-3226
Summer Intensive Program
Dates: Jun 8-Jul 3
Classes: acting, ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, pas de deux, Russian
Ages: 9-24
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $2,240
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities
Teacher Training Program
Dates: Aug 3-Aug 14
Classes: ballet, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: adult
Levels: Teacher
Tuition: $2,210
3198

Colorado Conservatory of Dance

Broomfield, CO
Director: Julia Wilkinson Manley
303-466-5685
CCD Advanced Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 15-Jul 25
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, hip hop, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, nutrition, pointe, repertory, variations, yoga
Ages: 12-22
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Movement Lab
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 25
Classes: ballet, choreography, contemporary, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, variations, yoga, Gaga, Alexander technique, and methodology
Ages: 16+
Levels: Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Compass Coaching Project with Dominic Walsh
Dates: Jun 1-Jun 13
Classes: ballet, choreography, contemporary, improvisation, injury prevention, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, variations, Gaga, Alexander technique, and one-on-one goal setting meetings
Ages: 17+
Levels: Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities
3093

Friends of Perry-Mansfield

Perry-Mansfield
Steamboat Springs, CO
Directors: Christopher Compton & Tamara Dyke-Compton
970-879-7125
3985
Dates: May 31-Aug 17
Classes: acting, ballet, choreography, contemporary, hip hop, injury prevention, jazz, modern, musical theater, nutrition, pointe, repertory, yoga
Ages: 10-professional
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: varies
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Tuition includes room and board

Connecticut

3108

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive

Russian American Foundation
Windsor, CT
Director: Geneva Bernal
212-687-6118 x207
Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive
4008
Dates: Jun 21-Aug 1
Classes: ballet, character, injury prevention, men's classes, modern, musical theater, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, intro to partnering, Russian language, swimming
Ages: 9-14
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: 3-week program $2,400, 6-week program $4,600
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3285

Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet

Norwalk, CT
Director: Adam James Holms, MA
203-642-4882
Summer Ballet Intensive
4315
Dates: TBD
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, improvisation, men's classes, pointe
Ages: 13-18
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: TBD
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
3072

The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory

Torrington, CT
Director: Victoria Mazzarelli
860-482-4413
June Pre-Professional Training Program
3955
Dates: Jun 14-Jun 27
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, dance history, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 10-14
Levels: Intermediate, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Performance opportunities
July Pre-Professional Training Program
3956
Dates: Jun 28-Jul 25
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, dance history, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 13-21
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Performance opportunities
August Pre-Professional Training Program
3957
Dates: Jul 26-Aug 8
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, dance history, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 13-21
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Performance opportunities

Florida

Francisco Gella's Summer Training and Educational Programs

3279

Francisco Gella's Summer Training and Educational Programs

Francisco Gella Dance Works
Miami, FL
Director: Francisco Gella
213-926-3861
Ballet (beyond technique)
Dates: Jun 8-Jun 19
Classes: African, ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, modern, musical theater, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, yoga
Ages: 8-22
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: two-week early bird $1,450, two-week regular $1,550, one-week early bird $745, one-week regular $795
Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3200

Miami City Ballet School

Miami, FL
Director: Arantxa Ochoa
305-929-7007
MCB Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 31
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, injury prevention, men's classes, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, yoga, partnering, dance terminology
Ages: 12-18
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
Young Dancer Intensive
Dates: Jun 15-Jul 26
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, men's classes, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, yoga, dance terminology
Ages: 9-12
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available
Choreographic Intensive
Dates: Aug 3-Aug 14
Classes: ballet, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 10-18
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Spring Break Workshop
Dates: Mar 23-Mar 27
Classes: ballet, pointe, repertory, variations, partnering
Ages: 12-18
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available
3059

The HARID Conservatory

Boca Raton, FL
Director: Gordon Wright
561-997-2677
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 17
Classes: ballet, character, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, nutrition, pointe, repertory, variations, music
Ages: 13-16
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: $4,200
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Tuition includes room and board

Hawaii

Pas De Deux Hawaii

3204

Pas De Deux Hawaii

Summer Dance Camps
Waipahu, Central Oahu, HI
Director: Wendy Calio-Gilbert
808-671-0350


Pas De Deux Hawaii Summer Dance Camps
Waipahu, HI
4186
Dates: Jul 20-Jul 31
Classes: acting, ballet, ballroom, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, hip hop, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, modern, musical theater, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, stretch, variations
Ages: 7-18
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $210 weekly
Video accepted

Illinois

3206

Ballet 5:8

Orland Park, IL
Director: Julianna Rubio Slager
312-725-4752
Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 31
Classes: acting, ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, improvisation, injury prevention, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, yoga
Ages: 11-18
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Collegiate Intensive
Dates: Jul 20-Jul 31
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, improvisation, injury prevention, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, yoga
Ages: 18+
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Choreography Intensive
Dates: Jul 13-Jul 17
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, improvisation, modern, repertory, yoga
Ages: 15-25
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Christian Dance Educator's Leadership Summit
Dates: Jun 25-Jun 27
Classes: ballet, choreography, contemporary, modern, yoga
Ages: 18+
Level: Teacher
Tuition: TBD
3239

Ruth Page Center for the Arts

Ruth Page School of Dance
Chicago, IL
Director: Victor Alexander
312-337-6543
International Dance Experience Summer Program 2020
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 17
Classes: African, ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, hip hop, jazz, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 10-22
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Indiana

Indiana Ballet Conservatory

3163

Indiana Ballet Conservatory

Carmel, IN
Director: Alyona Yakovleva-Randall
317-202-1617
5-week Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 31
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, yoga, summer gala rehearsals
Ages: 10-19
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $2,000
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3-week Summer Intensive
Dates: Jul 13-Jul 31
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, yoga, summer gala rehearsals
Ages: 10-19
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $1,200
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Young Dancer Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 8-Jul 26
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, injury prevention, jazz, modern, Pilates, stretch, variations, yoga, in-studio performance weekly
Ages: 6-10
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Tuition: TBD weekly
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Early Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 8-Jun 26
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, injury prevention, men's classes, Pilates, pointe, stretch, variations, yoga, weekly in-studio rehearsals & performances
Ages: 10-19
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $400 weekly
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Iowa

3089

American Midwest Ballet

American Midwest Ballet School
Council Bluffs, IA
Director: Erika Overturff
AMB School Summer Intensive
Omaha Metro Area, IA
3977
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 10
Classes: ballet, contemporary, improvisation, jazz, men's classes, modern, musical theater, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 12-21
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
AMB School Jr. Summer Intensive
Omaha Metro Area, IA
3978
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 10
Classes: ballet, contemporary, improvisation, jazz, men's classes, modern, musical theater, repertory
Ages: 10-12
Level: Intermediate
Tuition: TBD
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3091

Nolte Academy

Coralville, IA
Director: Leslie Nolte
319-688-9289
Open Doors Dance Festival
Iowa City & Coralville, IA
3980
Dates: TBD
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, modern, Pilates, pointe, stretch, variations, yoga
Ages: 9-22
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $295-$395 weekly
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Maine

3253

Bossov Ballet Theatre at MCI

Pittsfield, ME
Director: Natalya Getman
207-487-3355 x217
Bossov Ballet Summer Performance Intensive
Dates: Jun 15-Jul 25
Classes: acting, ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, men's classes, Pilates, pointe, stretch, variations
Ages: 10-young adult
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Tuition includes room and board, Housing options available at an additional cost

Maryland

3107

CityDance

CityDance School & Conservatory
Rockville, MD and online
Director: Lorraine Spiegler
301-581-5204
Dance Theatre of Harlem at CityDance Online Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 14-Jun 26
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-20
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $700
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities
Koresh Dance & CityDance's Vaganova for the 21st Century Online Summer Intensive
Dates: Jul 6-Jul 17
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-20
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $650
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities
CityDance International & ICONS (The International Choreographers Organization and Networking Services) Online Summer Intensive
Dates: Jul 20-Jul 31
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-20
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $650
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities
CityDance Conservatory Back to Dance
Dates: Aug 17-Aug 28
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-20
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $600
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities

Massachusetts

3124

Boston Ballet School

Summer Dance Program
Boston, MA
Director: Margaret Tracey
617-456-6333
Summer Dance Program
Boston & Newton, MA
4033
Dates: Jun 28-Aug 1
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, dance history, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, partnering
Ages: 12-18
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $3,100
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3191

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Boston, MA
617-747-2245
Summer Dance Intensive
Dates: Aug 3-Aug 22
Classes: ballet, choreography, contemporary, hip hop, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, modern, pointe, repertory
Ages: 15-22
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $2,330
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Commercial Dance Intensive
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 10
Classes: acting, African, hip hop, jazz, musical theater, repertory
Ages: 15-22
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: TBD
Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3169

Generation IV Dance

Southampton, MA
Director: Teddy Forance
413-341-5607
Northampton, MA
4116
Dates: Jul 30-Aug 9
Classes: acting, ballet, ballroom, conditioning, contemporary, hip hop, improvisation, jazz, musical theater, stretch, life coaching
Ages: 7+
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $625-$840
Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3276

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Natick, MA
Director: Melanie Atkins
508-652-7822
Summer Youth Dance
4298
Dates: Session I Jun 28-Jul 18, Session II Jul 19-Aug 8
Classes: ballet, choreography, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, yoga
Ages: 10-13
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Michigan

3246

Ballet Chelsea

Chelsea, MI
Director: Wendi DuBois, Creative Director
734-475-3070
Advanced Performance Intensive
Dates: Jul 27-Jul 31
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, pointe
Ages: 13-22
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD weekly
Video accepted
Summer Dance Intensive I
Dates: Aug 3-Aug 7
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-22
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD weekly
Video accepted, Scholarships available
Summer Dance Intensive II
Dates: Aug 10-Aug 14
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-22
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD weekly
Video accepted, Scholarships available
Summer Dance Intensive III
Dates: Aug 17-Aug 21
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-22
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD weekly
Video accepted

Missouri

3173

Saint Louis Ballet

Chesterfield, MO
Director: Gen Horiuchi
636-537-1998
Intermediate & Advanced Program
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 24
Classes: ballet, ballroom, conditioning, contemporary, hip hop, injury prevention, jazz, modern, musical theater, Pilates, pointe, stretch, variations
Ages: 10-21
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD weekly
Video accepted, Housing options available at an additional cost
Beginning Program
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 17
Classes: ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, modern, musical theater, variations
Ages: 7-9
Levels: Beginner
Tuition: TBD
Housing options available at an additional cost

New Jersey

3114

Princeton Ballet School

Princeton, NJ
Director: Aydmara Cabrera
609-921-7758
4017
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 31
Classes: ballet
Ages: 13-23
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

New Mexico

Francisco Gella's Summer Training and Educational Programs

3279

Francisco Gella's Summer Training and Educational Programs

Francisco Gella Dance Works
Santa Fe, NM
Director: Francisco Gella
213-926-3861
Pre-professional Dancer Institute (PDI)
Dates: Sep 3-Sep 7
Classes: African, ballet, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, jazz, men's classes, modern, musical theater, pointe, repertory
Ages: 12-18
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: $745
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost

New York

Ballet Academy East

3136

Ballet Academy East

New York, NY
Director: Julia Dubno
212-410-9140
BAE August Intensive
Dates: Aug 24-Sep 4
Classes: ballet, character, contemporary, hip hop, men's classes, modern, pointe, variations
Ages: 9-19
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $1,250
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
BAE Junior Summer Course
Dates: Jul 6-Aug 21
Classes: ballet, character, contemporary, hip hop, men's classes, modern, pointe, stretch, variations, yoga
Ages: 7-13
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $375 weekly
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available
3108

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive

Russian American Foundation
New York, NY
Director: Geneva Bernal
212-687-6118 x207
Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 21-Aug 1
Classes: ballet, character, injury prevention, men's classes, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, partnering, Russian language
Ages: 9-22
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: 3-week program $2,400, 6-week program $4,600
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3131

Eglevsky Ballet

Bethpage, NY
Director: Maurice Brandon Curry
516-746-1115
Ballet Intensive
Bethpage, NY
4046
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 25
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, jazz, modern, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 11+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $2,400 for four weeks, $1,950 for three weeks, $1,400 for two weeks, $750 for one week
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Young Dancer Intensive
Dates: Jul 13-Jul 24
Classes: ballet, conditioning, dance history, modern, musical theater, variations
Ages: 7-10
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: $700 for two weeks, $375 for one week
Auditions required, Video accepted, Housing options available at an additional cost
Debbie Allen Academy/Eglevsky Ballet Intensive
Dates: Jul 27-Aug 7
Classes: African, ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern, musical theater
Ages: 12+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $1,600 for two weeks, $700 for one week
Auditions required, Video accepted, Housing options available at an additional cost
3146

Neglia Ballet Artists

Neglia Conservatory of Ballet
Buffalo, NY
Directors: Sergio Neglia & Heidi Halt
716-447-0401
5-Week International Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 31
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, contemporary, improvisation, jazz, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 12+
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $2,500
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
2-Week Summer Ballet Workshop
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 10
Classes: ballet, choreography, modern, stretch
Ages: 8-12
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Tuition: $800

New York Dance Project

3128

New York Dance Project

New York, NY
Director: Davis Robertson
646-580-0049
NYDP Summer Intensive - NYC
Dates: Jun 1-Jul 10
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, men's classes, Pilates, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 12-25
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $750 weekly
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
3250

Open World Dance Foundation

Vaganova Russian Method
New York, NY
Director: Ekaterina Schelkanova
917-868-7848
Summer with the Stars of Ballet
4257
Dates: TBD
Classes: acting, ballet, character, conditioning, men's classes, pointe, repertory, variations, master classes with stars of ABT, Mariinsky, Bolshoi
Ages: 12+
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
3187

Steps on Broadway

Summer Study NYC
New York, NY
Director: Mindy Jackson
212-874-2410 x118
Summer Study NYC - Theater Dance
Dates: Jun 8-Jul 3
Classes: acting, ballet, choreography, contemporary, improvisation, jazz, modern, musical theater, Pilates, repertory, stretch, master classes, performance skills, creative tooks, electives, vocal, world dance
Ages: 18+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Summer Study NYC - Contemporary
Dates: Jul 6-Jul 31
Classes: acting, ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, jazz, modern, musical theater, Pilates, repertory, stretch, master classes, mock audition, electives
Ages: 18+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3226

Steps on Broadway

Steps Youth Programs
New York, NY
Director: Pam Levy
212-874-3678
Steps Youth Programs - Summer Workshop
Dates: Jul 6-Aug 14
Classes: ballet, contemporary, hip hop, injury prevention, jazz, modern, musical theater, nutrition, repertory
Ages: 7-9
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Steps Youth Programs - Summer Intensive
Dates: Jul 6-Aug 14
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, hip hop, injury prevention, jazz, modern, musical theater, nutrition, repertory, stretch
Ages: 10-18
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

North Carolina

3225

Charlotte Ballet Academy

Charlotte, NC
Academy Director: Ayisha McMillan Cravotta; Summer Intensive Curriculum Director: Kati Hanlon Mayo
704-372-3900
4213
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 25
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, variations, yoga
Ages: 11-21
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3208

International Ballet Academy

Cary, NC
Directors: Nadia Pavlenko, Maxim Ponomarenko, & Christina Fannéy
919-303-7200
International Ballet Academy Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 8-Aug 1
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, mime, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, yoga, partnering, pointe
Ages: 9-20
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $430-$2,650
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3259

US International Ballet

Summer Company and Sansha Model Program
Wilmington, NC
Director: Elizabeth Hester
910-208-0765
Summer Sansha Model Program
Wilmington, NC
4271
Dates: Jun 15-Jun 26
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, pointe, repertory, variations, dance modeling instruction including: hair and make-up and best posing practices; master fittings with Sansha USA Executives
Ages: 14+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $1,000
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
US International Ballet Summer Company
Wilmington State, NC
4331
Dates: Jul 6-Aug 8
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, jazz, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, specific repertoire classes with USIB Artistic Directors teaching USIB exclusive choreography
Ages: 18+
Levels: Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $1,500 for dancers joining company, $2,000 for visiting dancers
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Ohio

Cincinnati Ballet

3195

Cincinnati Ballet

Otto M Budig Academy Summer Intensives
Cincinnati, OH
Director: Sarah Hairston
513-562-1111
Cincinnati Ballet Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 15-Jul 24
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, hip hop, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, musical theater, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 12-22
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Cincinnati Ballet Collegiate Intensive
Dates: Jun 15-Jul 24
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, hip hop, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, musical theater, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 18-24
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Cincinnati Ballet Youth Summer Intensive
Dates: TBD
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, dance history, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, musical theater, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 9-14
Level: Intermediate
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted
3132

Cleveland Ballet

School of Cleveland Ballet
Bedford Heights, OH
Director: Gladisa Guadalupe
216-320-9000
The official School of Cleveland Ballet Summer Intensive
Dates: Jul 6-Aug 8
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, jazz, modern, pointe, variations
Ages: 10-18
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: TBD
Video accepted

Oklahoma

3137

Tulsa Ballet

Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education
Tulsa, OK
Director: Marcello Angelini
918-749-6030
4058
Dates: Jun 21-Jul 18
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, variations, music, costuming
Ages: 9-22
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $1,300
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Pennsylvania

3075

Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet

Narberth, PA
Director: Melinda Pendleton
610-664-3455
Classical Ballet Intensive
Dates: TBD
Classes: ballet, character, modern, pointe, variations
Ages: 12-25
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Housing options available at an additional cost
3194

Pennsylvania Ballet

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet
Philadelphia, PA
Director: James K Payne
215-587-6942
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 24
Classes: ballet, character, contemporary, men's classes, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, Partnering
Ages: 12-21
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Texas

3185

Margo Dean School of Ballet, home of Ballet Concerto

Fort Worth, TX
Directors: Margo Dean & Webster Dean
817-738-7915
Dates: Jun 8-Jun 26
Classes: ballet, choreography, flamenco, men's classes, pointe, variations
Ages: 10-professional
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $130-$500
3170

Regional Dance America

National Choreography Intensive
Huntsville, TX
833-732-3262
National Choreography Intensive
4117
Dates: Jul 19-Jul 29
Classes: ballet, choreography, contemporary, hip hop, improvisation, jazz, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 13+
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $1,750-$2,250
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Tuition includes room and board
3143

The Dallas Conservatory

Dallas, TX
Director: Jacqueline Porter
214-357-8888
International Summer Dance Intensive
Dallas, TX
4068
Dates: Jun 1-Aug 14
Classes: acting, ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, hip hop, improvisation, jazz, men's classes, modern, musical theater, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-26
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $650 weekly
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
International Summer Dance Intensive
Frisco, TX
4069
Dates: Jun 1-Aug 14
Classes: acting, ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, hip hop, improvisation, jazz, men's classes, modern, musical theater, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Ages: 8-26
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $650
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Utah

3278

Brigham Young University

BYU Department of Dance
Provo, UT
Director: Laurel Hornberger
801-422-8713
BYU Dance Camps
Dates: Jun 15-Aug 6
Classes: ballet, ballroom, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, hip hop, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, modern, musical theater, nutrition, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, yoga
Ages: 9+
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Teacher
Tuition: $260-$1,200
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Tuition includes room and board, Housing options available at an additional cost

Francisco Gella's Summer Training and Educational Programs

3279

Francisco Gella's Summer Training and Educational Programs

Francisco Gella Dance Works
Salt Lake City, UT
Director: Francisco Gella
213-926-3861
New Century Dance Project: The Youth Festival for Performance and Choreography (NCDP)
4305
Dates: Aug 10-Aug 15
Classes: acting, ballet, choreography, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, jazz, modern, repertory
Ages: 12-22
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $545 (early-bird), $595 (regular)
Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Virginia

3306

Ballet Virginia

Norfolk, VA
Directors: Suzanne Lownsbury & Janina Michalski
757-446-1401
Ballet Virginia Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 29-Jul 24
Classes: ballet, choreography, contemporary, jazz, men's classes, modern, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations, Progressing Ballet Technique, Broadway
Ages: 12-22
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $1,700
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Wisconsin

Milwaukee Ballet

3199

Milwaukee Ballet

Milwaukee, WI
Director: Michael Pink
414-902-2100
Pre-Professional Summer Intensive
Dates: Jun 22-Jul 31
Classes: African, ballet, choreography, hip hop, men's classes, modern, musical theater, nutrition, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 11-22
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Intermediate Intensive Summer Intensive
Dates: Jul 13-Jul 31
Classes: ballet, choreography, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, variations
Ages: 11-14
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

International Programs

Canada

3234

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

Professional Division
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Director: Stéphane Léonard
204-957-3467
Professional Division Summer Session
4226
Dates: Jul 1-Jul 31
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, modern, nutrition, pointe, repertory, variations
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
Dance Intensive
4227
Dates: Aug 3-Aug 15
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, jazz, modern, nutrition, pointe, repertory, variations
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: TBD
Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Teachers' Summer Workshop
4228
Dates: Jul 13-Jul 17
Classes: professional development for dance teachers, includes pedagogy, class observation
Level: Teacher
Tuition: $500

Canada's Ballet Jörgen

3172

Canada's Ballet Jörgen

Summer Dance Academy
Toronto, Ontario
Director: Bengt Jörgen
416-961-4725

Canada's Ballet Jörgen

Junior Company Summer Intensive IV
4119
Dates: Jun 22-18, Jun 15-26, Jun 29-Jul 31 (one, three, and five week options)
Classes: ballet, conditioning, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, yoga, coaching classes, one-on-one privates
Levels: Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $1,595-$2,240, $565 (one week), $1,355 (three weeks), $1,995 (five weeks)
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
Summer Intensive III
4120
Dates: Aug 4-Aug 14
Classes: ballet, conditioning, hip hop, jazz, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, yoga, men have a separate class when women have pointe
Levels: Intermediate
Tuition: TBD
Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
Summer Intensive II
4121
Dates: Aug 4–14, Aug 4–8, Aug 10–14
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, hip hop, jazz, men's classes, modern, Pilates, pointe, repertory, yoga, men have a separate class when women have pointe
Levels: Intermediate
Tuition: $395 (one week), $705 (two weeks)
Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
Summer Intensive I
4122
Dates: Jul 3– 6, Jul 17–20
Classes: ballet, choreography, hip hop, jazz, modern, Pilates, repertory
Level: Intermediate
Tuition: $362
Scholarships available
3279

Francisco Gella's Summer Training and Educational Programs

Francisco Gella Dance Works
Toronto, Ontario
Director: Francisco Gella
213-926-3861
Grand Jete: The Preseason Ballet Immersive w/Francisco Gella and Gerard McIsaac
4307
Dates: Aug 20-Aug 23
Classes: African, ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, men's classes, modern, musical theater, nutrition, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: $695 early-bird (ages 9-22), $745 regular (ages 9-22), $345 early-bird (ages 6-8), $395 regular (ages 6-8)
Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3061

Goh Ballet Academy Canada

Goh Ballet Summer Intensives
Vancouver, British Columbia
Director: Chan Hon Goh
604-872-4014
Goh Ballet Bayview Summer Intensive
Toronto, Ontario
3942
Dates: Jul 6-Aug 1
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, men's classes, modern, musical theater, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
Goh Ballet Main Summer Intensive
Vancouver, British Columbia
3941
Dates: Jul 6-Aug 1
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, men's classes, modern, musical theater, Pilates, pointe, repertory, stretch, variations
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost
3062

L'École supérieure de ballet du Québec

Montréal, Québec
Director: Anik Bissonnette
514-849-4929
Professional Division
3943
Dates: TBD
Classes: ballet, character, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, improvisation, injury prevention, men's classes, nutrition, pointe, repertory, variations
Level: Professional
Tuition: TBD
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Israel

3066

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

Kibbutz Ga'aotn
Director: Rami Be'er
31-6-8006-8709

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

Kibbutz Summer Intensive
Dates: Jul 5-Aug 13
Classes: ballet, choreography, conditioning, contemporary, improvisation, modern, repertory, variations, , five-month international 'dance journey' study abroad program also available
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional
Tuition: two-week program: $2,150; four-week program: $4,000; six-week program: $5,900
Tuition includes room and board

Italy

3128

New York Dance Project

NYDP Summer Intensive
Florence
Director: Davis Robertson
646-580-0049
NYDP Summer Intensive - Florence
4043
Dates: TBD
Classes: ballet, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, men's classes, pointe, repertory, variations
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $750
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Housing options available at an additional cost
3299

USIB-Piacenza Art Ballet Summer Course Partnership Program

Piacenza Art Ballet
Piacenza
Directors: Ines Albertini & Walter Angelini
609-553-1472
4332
Dates: Jul 6-Jul 15
Classes: ballet, character, conditioning, contemporary, dance history, jazz, men's classes, modern, pointe, repertory, variations
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: three-week course €950 (payment must be in Euro through international wire transfer)
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Malta

3251

Russian Masters Ballet (canceled)

Director: Asiya Lukmanova
+34609816395
Russian Masters Ballet Camp Malta
Valetta, Malta
4296
Dates: Aug 1
Classes: acting, ballet, contemporary, men's classes, pointe, repertory, variations, pas de duex, gymnastics
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $950-$1,800
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities, Housing options available at an additional cost

Russia

3251

Russian Masters Ballet

Director: Asiya Lukmanova
+34609816395
Vaganova Academy Online Intensive
Online
4260
Dates: Jul 6-Jul 25
Classes: acting, ballet, character, men's classes, pointe, variations, stretching, audition to Vaganova Academy

Ages: 10-22

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $450-$950
Auditions required, Video accepted

Spain

3251

Russian Masters Ballet

Director: Asiya Lukmanova
+34609816395
Russian Masters Ballet Online Intensive
Online
4296
Dates: Jun 15-Jul 4
Classes: ballet, contemporary, men's classes, nutrition, pointe, variations, stretching, Boris Kniaseff's floor barre, meetings with ballet stars

Ages: 10-24

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional
Tuition: $450-$950
Auditions required, Video accepted

Turkey

3251

Russian Masters Ballet

Director: Asiya Lukmanova
+34609816395
Russian Masters Ballet Camp Istanbul
Istanbul
4259
Dates: Aug 3-Aug 23
Classes: acting, ballet, character, contemporary, men's classes, pointe, repertory, variations, gymnastics
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Professional, Professional, Teacher
Tuition: $950-$1,600
Auditions required, Video accepted, Scholarships available, Performance opportunities

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