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Senior Summer Intensive 2016

WATCH: Our 4-part Summer Intensive video series designed to take you behind the scenes and into the studios of our nationally-recognized Summer Intensive program.

Video #1 - Resident Life: Video #2 - The Program:
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Video #3 - Starting a Career: Video #4 - Butler Fellowship Program:
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Summer Intensive Program Description
Ballet Austin's Senior Summer Intensive program offers two 3-week sessions or one 6-week session of study for serious students ages 11-22. The Senior Summer Intensive is a concentrated course that provides students with a deeper understanding of ballet technique. Our resident faculty, augmented by guest teachers from the ranks of Ballet Austin's professional company, offers positive encouragement with relentless attention to detail. In addition to ballet technique, pointe, variations, men’s class, partnering and repertoire, students take classes with well established modern, jazz and theatre dance teachers.

Program Information
For general program information, email.

2016 Audition Tour Schedule

The Butler Dance Education Center

June 27-July 15, 2015 & July 18-August 5, 2016

Placement Classes
All students accepted into the Senior Intensive will attend a placement class at Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center, 501 West 3rd Street to determine level placement for the Intensive. This class is required of all students and takes place on Sunday, June 26 for the first session or Monday, July 18 for the second session.

More detailed information will be provided to students in a confirmation packet after they have registered.


Required classes for all levels of the Senior Intensive meet Monday through Friday.
All students receive daily Ballet Technique classes.  The following classes may also be offered:

  • Pointe
  • Partnering
  • Variations
  • Men’s Technique
  • Pilates Mat Class
  • Jazz/Theatre Dance
  • Modern
  • Repertoire
  • Seminars

TBD / 3-week session
TBD / 6-week session

Room and Board (includes all meals and transportation)
TBD / 3-week session
TBD / 6-week session

An informal performance highlighting the accomplishments of our Senior Intensive students will be offered at the end of each three-week session. Summer Intensive students will perform on stage at the AustinVentures StudioTheater located in Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center.

Scholarship and Tuition Assistance
A limited number of scholarships/tuition assistance are granted each year to promising students. After you have auditioned and been accepted, you may request a Tuition Assistance Application. Applications will only be provided through email requests.

Dormitory Housing for Students Ages 11 and Older
Dormitory housing is provided for Senior Summer Intensive students ages 11 and older in the Callaway House, a private dormitory overlooking the campus of the University of Texas. The campus is just minutes from Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center. For more information about the Callaway House click here.

Please do not contact the dormitory with questions about the summer program. Direct all questions about the dormitory housing and resident life to the Director of Resident Life, Vicki Parsons.

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