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Senior Summer Intensive 2014

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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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.

Audition Requirements:

$35.00 audition fee due at check-in
Full-body Dance Photograph
2014 Audition Tour

Audition Information Contact:
Summer Intensive Coordinator, Vicki Parsons
512.501.8704 ext.126

DVD Auditions
If you are unable to audition for the Summer Intensive Program in person, you may audition by DVD. The DVD should consist of a sampling of barre work and center practice including adagio, pirouettes, petite and grand allegro and pointe work. The length should be approximately 15 minutes. A full body photograph of you in dance attire, in any position, is also required along with the $35.00 application fee. All DVD auditions must be accompanied by the audition form below.
2014 DVD Audition Form

The Butler Dance Education Center

June 23-July 11, 2014 & July 14-August 1, 2014

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 22 for the first session or Monday, July 14 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

$1,330 / 3-week session
$2,535 / 6-week session

Room and Board (includes all meals and transportation)
$1,690 / 3-week session
$3,380 / 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 Financial Aid
A limited number of scholarships/financial aid are granted each year to promising students. After you have auditioned and been accepted (received your official acceptance letter in the mail), you may contact the Summer Intensive Coordinator to request a financial aid application. To request an application:
Please do not call about financial aid. 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 up 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

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