Summer Intensive

Texas Ballet Theater School’s Summer Intensive emphasizes technique, artistic expression and musicality necessary to prepare well-rounded, classically trained dancers for a company career. Students ages 12-21 will experience five weeks of dedicated training from June 22 – July 24, 2015, on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Curriculum includes ballet technique, pointe work, men’s class, variations and jazz. Additional classes may include pas de deux, character, modern, Pilates and Latin ballroom.

Three and five-week programs are available. Students in the five-week program will perform in a showcase at the conclusion of the Intensive. Students who attend the Summer Intensive may apply for the Professional Division of the Texas Ballet Theater School. Those completing the five-week program are considered for a trainee or apprentice position with the Texas Ballet Theater Company.



Auditions are open to intermediate, advanced and pre-professional students ages 12-21. National auditions for the TBTS Summer Intensive and/or Professional Division take place in January and February. If you are unable to attend, you may submit a DVD video or YouTube link. Audition payment is required with your video. The deadline to submit DVD auditions is March 30, 2015, or until program capacity is reached.

Limited scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of Texas Ballet Theater. There is no application process, and all students are considered for merit-based scholarships. TBTS will notify scholarship recipients at the time of acceptance. Students must attend an audition to be eligible for scholarship consideration.

2015 DVD Submissions

Procedure and Fees

Please arrive at the audition site 30 minutes prior to the scheduled audition time. Candidates will need to complete an application, submit a headshot, an arabesque photo and a $30 application fee. A resumé is required of Professional Division applicants. Please be ready to dance en pointe, if applicable. Students under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign the application.

Students will be notified of their acceptance status within one week of their audition. A non-refundable $250 deposit is due with registration to guarantee a space in the program. Additional fees include $125 housing deposit and an activities fee ranging from $100-$175.

There are NO REFUNDS for this program. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Cost and Housing

June 22 – July 11

​3 Week Tuition: $1,450

3 Week Housing: $1,850

June 22 – July 24

​5 Week Tuition: $1,995

5 Week Housing: $2,595


The residential program offers room and board in Clark Hall on the campus of Texas Christian University. The facilities offer a microwave and micro-fridge in each dorm room. Qualified chaperones are on site at all times. For more information, please visit Clark Hall at Texas Christian University in Clark Hall. The cost of the residential program includes dorm room and all meals.


Dance studios, dining hall, grocery store, drugstore, bookstore and other conveniences are within walking distance of the TCU campus. Transportation will be provided for all off-campus activities.


Students receive three meals a day, Monday through Saturday, and two meals on Sundays.


Students have the opportunity to experience a number of entertaining activities. Members of the residential staff chaperone all activities. Transportation and meals are provided. Information on specific activities and corresponding prices are provided in April.

Previous years' activities have included:

Bass Performance Hall in downtown Fort Worth

Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth Zoo

Texas Rangers Baseball Game

Burger’s Lake

Six Flags Over Texas

Pool parties, shopping trips and more!


Students should plan to arrive at Clark Hall on the TCU campus on Sunday, June 21, 2015 between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Students staying for the three-week session should plan to check out of the dorm on July 11 by 5 p.m. Students staying for the five-week session will check out of the dorm on the morning of Saturday, July 25 by 2 p.m. Families and friends are invited to observe classes on Saturday, July 11.

For more information contact Ashley Bomm at:

817.763.0207 Ext. 112