Senior Summer Intensive 2013
WATCH: Our 3-part Summer Intensive video series designed to take you behind the scenes and into the studios of our nationally-recognized Summer Intensive program.
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.
$30.00 audition fee due at check-in or sign up and pay ahead of time online.
Full-body Dance Photograph
2013 Audition Tour
Audition Information Contact:
Summer Intensive Coordinator, Vicki Parsons
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.
2013 DVD Audition Form
June 24-July 12, 2013 & July 15-August 2, 2013
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 23 for the first session or Monday, July 15 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:
- Men’s Technique
- Pilates Mat Class
- Jazz/Theatre Dance
$1,265 / 3-week session
$2,425 / 6-week session
Room and Board (includes all meals and transportation)
$1,550 / 3-week session
$3,100 / 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 Application Process
A limited number of scholarships/financial aid are granted each year to promising students. After you have auditioned and after you have been notified of an acceptance, you may contact the Vicki Parsons for more information and to request a financial aid application. Contact Ms. Parsons at 512.476.9051, ext. 126 or email@example.com
Dormitory Housing for Students Ages 11 and Older
Dormitory housing is optional but is available to Summer Intensive students ages 11 and up in the Castilian, a private dormitory overlooking the campus of the University of Texas. The campus is just minutes from Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center. The resident life program is managed and overseen by Ballet Austin staff.
- To view our Resident Life video click here.
- For a view of the Castilian Dormitory click here.
- For information about Ballet Austin's Summer Intensive Dormitory & Resident Life program at the Castilian please contact Vicki Parsons at 512.476.9051, ext. 126 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please do not contact the Castilian directly with Ballet Austin summer program questions.
- Information about the dormitory will be provided in the registration packet after a student has been accepted.
- To answer a few of the most commonly asked questions: Rooms are suite-style, two students to a room, four to a suite, one bathroom per suite. All meals and transportation is provided. Students are chaperones on Capital Metro buses to and from the studios. Students must provide their own linens. Coin-operated laundry facilities are on site.
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