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2015 Summer Intensive at Colorado Ballet

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Summer Intensive Tuition


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Intensive Dates: June 15- July 24, 2015
Ages 11-21 (must be on pointe at the time of the audition)
Special guest instructors:
Gil Boggs, Erica Fischbach, John GardnerValerie MadoniaAmanda McKerrowJudy Rice, Igor Vassine, and Dominic Walsh

SI 2015 program

Colorado Ballet Academy offers a Summer Intensive program for the young dancer through pre-professional levels. The Academy has a history of transitioning students into the Colorado Ballet Company along with other companies worldwide. With internationally renowned master teachers and our own highly regarded school faculty, our program provides  appropriate ballet technique classes designed to provide far reaching improvement for each student.

Students can choose a residential or day program from June 15- July 24, 2015, with the option of attending two, four, five, or six weeks. Students wishing to perform at the conclusion of the program must attend the 4 or 6 week option.

Focus is placed on developing the whole dancer by offering classes according to level in ballet technique, pointe, men's class, variations, pas de deux, modern, contemporary, character, pilates, body conditioning as well as lectures on injury prevention, nutrition and dance history. 

* All students attending our Summer Intensive will be considered for our year-long pre-professional program as well as the opportunity to join the Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company.

Tuition and Housing

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Sample Schedule

All of our students in the Summer Intensive will arrive at 9:30 each morning and will have varying schedules depending on their assigned level and the day. Below is an example of what a day looks like at Colorado Ballet's Summer Intensive. 

9:30-11:00AM- Ballet or Pilates or Floor Barre

11:15AM-12:15PM- Pointe or Pilates or Variations (upper levels only) or Pas de Deux (highest level students)

12:15-1:15PM- Lunch

1:15- 2:45PM- Character or Modern or Mens Class or Batterie or Pirouette

2:45-4:00PM-Choreography or Contemporary Ballet

4:00-5:00PM- Anatomy in Clay or Nutrition/Injury prevention/Dance History Lecture or Stretch or Yoga

Application Process

Admission to the Summer Intensive Program is by audition only. Applicants may audition in person or submit a high-quality DVD video. There is a $25 application fee if paid in advance, $30 if paid at time of audition, and $45 if applying by Video audition; please make checks payable to Colorado Ballet Academy (Please note for the audition taking place in Washington DC the audition fee is $35). Upon receipt of your acceptance letter please fill out an acceptance packet to secure your spot in the program.

Registration is now closed.

Session Dates

2 Week Session- June 15th through June 27th or June 29th through July 11th

4 Week Session- June 15th through July 11th or June 29th through July 24th

5 Week Session- June 22nd through July 24th 

6 Week Session- June 15th-July 24th

*To participate in the studio showing at the end of the Intensive students must attend the second four week session, the five week session or the six week session. 

Video Auditions

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Colorado Ballet Academy gives first preference to students who audition in person. However, we do accept video auditions through if circumstances prevent you from attending a live audition. There is a $45 video audition fee with instructions on the site.

The video must be recorded within 3 months prior to submission and videos must be received no later than April 15, 2015. Results will be communicated within 2 weeks of receipt.

The videotape for an individual or class should include the following:

Barre Work

Center floor work

Pointe work

  • Barre Work one side
  • Plies
  • Battement Tendu
  • Ronde Jambe a Terre
  • Adagio
  • Grand Battement
  • adagio
  • pirouette combination
  • petit allegro
  • grand allegro
  • echappés
  • pique in arabesque
  • pirouettes en pointe
  • waltz combination

The video should not exceed 15 minutes in length. All video applications must be submitted via

* Please wear only leotards (white tshirt for men), tights and appropriate shoes in the video.


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