At LAFA we encourage our students to branch out and take classes from various artists. Utilize this page as a resource for a few regional summer dance intensives! Click on the underlined ballet schools name to visit their website for more details.
Summer Dance Intensives!
Pre-Professional Experience : (12+)
The Pre-Professional Experience is designed for passionate dancers who want to advance their technique and explore their artistry. The program is suited for dancers ages 12+ with at least 1 year of pointe experience.
Pre-Professional students may choose a 2-week or 4-week experience.
Professional Experience: (15+)
The Professional Experience is designed for dancers ages 15+ who are on track for a professional career. An immersive curriculum pushes dancers towards mastery, challenging them to refine their technique and further grow their artistry.
Youth Summer Intensive: (9+)
Cincinnati Ballet’s Youth Summer Intensive provides young, aspiring dancers with an entrée into intensive summer training in a fun and nurturing environment. With three divisions, students study at a pace designed for their unique needs.
Summer Intensive: (12+)
Cincinnati Ballet’s Summer Intensive partners with professionally aspiring students through an immersive dance experience designed to cultivate individual potential. For six weeks, students step into a professional company environment where they benefit from full days of dance, the support of world-class faculty and a community of like-minded peers. Three-week sessions are also available.
Collegiate Summer Intensive (18+)
Cincinnati Ballet’s Collegiate Intensive is produced in partnership with the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and supports the unique needs of serious dancers in pursuit of higher education. With a foundational focus on ballet technique and performance, students also develop versatility in other dance genres while exploring career pathways in dance.
Youth Summer Day Camp (7-9)
This summer ballet, music, and art join forces for a dynamite day camp! Located in conveniently in downtown Indianapolis, campers will be immersed in ballet, tap, art, and music classes aimed to spark creativity, build confidence, and strengthen dance skills.
Each day is full of non-stop activities, including field trips to downtown cultural attractions. Students will learn the art of costume making, and even have the chance to make their own performance tutu. The weekends with a treasured studio performance wearing the costumes they have created.
Summer Intensive Program (10+)
The Indianapolis School of Ballet’s Summer Intensive program aims to further dancers’ training and improve essential skills required to advance to their desired level of excellence. Students have the opportunity to work with other talented dancers selected from a national audition tour and under the guidance of ISB’s Artistic Staff and other esteemed guest instructors.
Admission to the Summer Intensive is by audition only. Students must be 10 years of age by June 1, 2022.
Ballet Intensive (Weekly Sessions)
Nashville Ballet’s Artistic Director Paul Vasterling leads an outstanding faculty whose expert knowledge gives you the tools to advance your technique and reach your goals. Strengthen your technique and explore your full potential in a supportive environment and a fun, safe city.
Admission to School of Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive is by audition only.
Choreographic Intensive (17-22)
As part of Nashville’s Ballet mission to create and perform, we are thrilled to introduce a new Choreographic Intensive. A selective five-week program, this unique opportunity is designed to turn students into artists. With the help of our experienced artistic staff, students will not only expand their choreographic repertoire, but also refine their technique and discover their artistic voice through a wide variety of advanced training sessions. Each dancer will transcend the studio and leave prepared for the stage!
Choreographic Intensive is recommended for dancers ages 17-22 with pre-professional or professional dance experience.
Summer Arts Dance Intensive (14+)
In this track, teens will join the faculty and students of one of the strongest and oldest dance programs in the country. Students will be immersed in intense technical training in contemporary dance and ballet. Additional styles such as African dance and musical theatre dance styles, including jazz and hip-hop, will also be woven into the curriculum. A challenging modern dance piece choreographed by a summer faculty member will be rehearsed during the week and performed at the open house.
Session 1: June 20 – July 2, 2022
Session 2: July 4 – July 16, 2022
The Louisville Ballet School
St Matthews, KY
June 20 – July 15, 2022
Louisville Ballet Center
Downtown Louisville, KY
2022 Dates Coming Soon
June 20 - July 29, 2022
June 20 - July 29, 2022
June 13 -17, 2022
(Division Based on Level)
Division i: June 20 - July 1 Only
Division II: July 5 - July 22 Only
Division III & IV: June 20 - July 22
Session placement is by audition only.