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June 19-July 21, 2023

Summer Intensive

A robust training dance program to prepare the next generation of dancers.

Refining Technique

Over the course of our summer programs, students ages 12-22 will take part in a concentrated, comprehensive program with TBT Artistic Staff, Faculty and renowned guest instructors. The Texas Ballet Theater Summer Intensive is designed to refine technique, artistic expression and musicality to prepare well-rounded, classically trained dancers for a professional career. The program takes place at Texas Christian University and Texas Ballet Theater’s Fort Worth campus.

Admission to the Summer Intensive is by audition only. Please scroll to the Auditions section on this page for more information.

Curriculum

The Summer Intensive features a ballet-focused, comprehensive curriculum inspired by the Royal Academy of Dance. Students will take daily classes in ballet and either pointe, variations, or men’s classes. Other classes include modern, jazz, partnering, Pilates, Latin ballroom, and Broadway. The curriculum is rounded out by seminars with topics* such as injury prevention, nutrition, and behavioral health. *Final 2023 topics to be announced.

 

2023 Season

5-Week Program

The 2023 Summer Intensive is for dancers ages 12-22 and will take place at Texas Christian University and Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth, TX. For more information, please contact tbtsummer@texasballet.org.

WHERE:

Texas Christian University and Texas Ballet Theater Fort Worth

WHEN:

June 19-July 21, 2023

TUITION:

$2,700

DURATION:

5 weeks

OPTIONAL ROOM AND BOARD:

$3,300

2023 Season

3-Week Program

The 2023 3-week program is for dancers ages 12-14. This shorter intensive program is for the younger student, who wishes to train extensively with our incredible teaching staff, while being away from home for less time. This program will take place at Texas Christian University and Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth, TX. For more information, please contact tbtsummer@texasballet.org.

WHERE:

Texas Christian University and Texas Ballet Theater Fort Worth

WHEN:

June 19-July 8, 2023

TUITION:

$1,880

DURATION:

3 weeks

OPTIONAL ROOM AND BOARD:

$2,290

2023 Season

Classical Variations Intensive

This week of intensive study offers dancers daily technique classes, classical variation setting, artistic coaching and character development by our master faculty. Dancers study multiple variations throughout the week.  Ideal for the dancer wishing to prepare to successfully compete at international ballet competitions or simply to grow both technically and artistically. Audition via a TBT Summer Intensive audition or via video submission. Questions? Please email tbtsummer@texasballet.org.

WHERE:

Texas Ballet Theater Fort Worth

WHEN:

July 24-28, 2023

TUITION:

$640

DURATION:

1 week

OPTIONAL ROOM AND BOARD:

Not available

Tuition and Fees

As a courtesy to participating students and families, Texas Ballet Theater Summer Intensive works diligently to clearly communicate the true cost of each program.

True Cost Transparency

As a courtesy to participating students and families, Texas Ballet Theater Summer Intensive works diligently to clearly communicate the true cost of each program. All students will pay tuition fees and a $150 registration fee. Other optional purchases include activities, merchandise, and final performance videos.

Room and Board

Housing is available on the beautiful campus of Texas Christian University, just steps from the Erma Lowe Hall dance building. Housing is optional.

Cost, 3 week program: $2,290
Cost, 5 week program: $3,300

Housing check in: June 18
Housing check out (5-week program): July 22

Activities

Students will have the opportunity to participate in off-campus activities which may include: Six Flags, Texas Rangers games, Fort Worth Zoo, Main Event, Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth shopping and dining at The Shops at Clearfork, and more.

Auditions

Admission to the Summer Intensive is by audition only. Advance registration is highly recommended but same-day registration may be allowed, depending on space availability. Only students who will be 12 years old by the first day of the program are eligible to audition.

Please note that check-in starts 30 minutes prior to audition times listed below.

National Summer Intensive Audition (NSIA) Tour
Texas Ballet Theater Fort Worth Campus
Saturday, January 7, 2023 | Ages 12-14, 2:30-4:30 pm
Register here, Ages 12-14 >
Sunday, January 8, 2023 | Ages 15-16, 2:30-4:30 pm
Register here, Ages 15-16 >
Sunday, January 8, 2023 | Ages 17+, 4:30-6:30 pm
Register here, Ages 17+ >

Lubbock, TX
Ballet Lubbock
Sunday, January 8, 2023 | Ages 12+, 12:30-2:00 pm
Register here >

Silver Spring, MD
Maryland Youth Ballet
Saturday, January 14, 2023 | Ages 12+, 4:00-5:30 pm
Register here >

Fort Worth, TX
Texas Ballet Theater Fort Worth Campus
Sunday, January 15, 2023 | Ages 12-15, 12:30-2:00 pm
Register here, Ages 12-15 >
Sunday, January 15, 2023 | Ages 16+, 2:30-4:00 pm
Register here, Ages 16+ >

Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Ballet
Sunday, January 15, 2023 | Ages 12+, 12:30-2:00 pm
Company and Studio Training Company audition will take place 2:30-4:00 pm.
Register here >

Boca Raton, FL
The Harid Conservatory
Saturday, January 21, 2023 | Ages 12-15, 3:00-4:30
Register here, Ages 12-15 >
Saturday, January 21, 2023 | Ages 16+, 5:00-6:30 pm
Register here, Ages 16+ >

San Antonio, TX
Ballet Conservatory of South Texas
Sunday, January 29, 2023 | Ages 12+, 12:30-2:00 pm
Register here >

Santa Monica, CA
Westside School of Ballet
Sunday, January 29, 2023 | Ages 12+, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Company and Studio Training Company audition will take place 1:30-3:00 pm.
Register here >

Dallas, TX
Texas Ballet Theater Richardson Campus
Saturday, February 11, 2023 | Ages 12-15, 4:30-6:30 pm
Register here, Ages 12-15 > 
Saturday, February 11, 2023 | Ages 16+, 6:00-7:30 pm
Register here, Ages 16+ >

Houston, TX
Houston Ballet
Saturday, February 11, 2023 | Ages 12-15, 4:30-6:00 pm
Register here, Ages 12-15 >
Saturday, February 11, 2023 | Ages 16+, 6:30-8:00 pm
Register here, Ages 16+ >

AUDITION FEES & OTHER INFORMATION

The fee for both in-studio and video auditions is $40. All audition fees are non-refundable. Auditioning dancers will be asked to comply with all Texas Ballet Theater safety guidelines and procedures, if applicable. Valid for 2022 audition season; please check back for updated 2023 information.

Are you interested in our Professional Division? Click here to learn more about our esteemed year-round programs.

PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE

Students will receive their acceptance status and registration instructions, if applicable, via email within ten business days. A non-refundable deposit will be due upon registration to hold a guaranteed space in the program.

QUESTIONS?

For more information, please email tbtsummer@texasballet.org.

If you are interested in auditioning for our Professional Company or Studio Training Company, please click here.

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Over 60% of current Texas Ballet Theater company dancers have been selected from the Summer Intensive or Studio Training Company.