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.

Faculty

Auditions

Auditions are conducted in January and February. Please check back in October/November 2015 for dates, times and locations.

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

HOUSING

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.

TRANSPORTATION

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.

MEAL PLANS

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

RESIDENT ACTIVITIES

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!

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:

Please check back in January 2016 for more information.

For more information contact Ashley Bomm at:

817.763.0207 Ext. 112 tbtsummer@texasballet.org