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June 21 - July 30, 2021

Summer Intensive

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

More information about the 2021 Summer Intensive is coming soon. Audition information is now live, and other updates will be added to this page as soon as they become available.

Refining Technique

Over the course of our programs, students ages 12-21 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.

Admission to the Summer Intensive is by audition only.

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

Curriculum

Both programs feature a ballet focused, comprehensive curriculum inspired by the Royal Academy of Dance. Students will take daily classes in ballet technique, pointe, and variations, and weekly classes in modern, jazz, pas de deux, Pilates, and Latin ballroom.

Training Will Emphasize:

Ballet Technique

Variations

Pointe

Modern

Men's Classes

Jazz

2021 Season

Program Details

The 2021 Summer Intensive includes 6-week and 3-week programs at both our Dallas and Fort Worth studios:

6-Week Program: June 21 – July 30, 2021
3-Week Program 1: June 21 – July 9, 2021
3-Week Program 2: July 12 – 30, 2021

All updates about the 2021 Summer Intensive will be posted on this page as soon as they become available. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact catherine@texasballet.org.

WHERE:

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

WHEN:

June 21 - July 30, 2021

TUTION:

Coming Soon

DURATION:

6 week and 3 week programs available

OPTIONAL ROOM AND BOARD:

Unavailable for 2021

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. Tuition and, if applicable, Room and Board, are the only required fees for the program. Other optional purchases include activities, merchandise, student spending money and final performance videos.

Room and Board

Room and board will not be offered for the 2021 Summer Intensive.

Activities

Stay tuned for more information regarding off-campus activities.

Auditions

Admission to the Summer Intensive is by audition only. Pre-Registration is required, and only students who will be 12 years old by the first day of the program are eligible to audition.

IN-STUDIO AUDITIONS

Texas Ballet Theater School – Fort Worth
Sunday, January 17, 2021 | Time TBA
Ages 12-14

Texas Ballet Theater School – Fort Worth
Sunday, January 17, 2021 | Time TBA
Ages 15+

Texas Ballet Theater School – Dallas
Sunday, February 14, 2021 | Time TBA
Ages 12-14

Texas Ballet Theater School – Dallas
Sunday, February 14, 2021 | Time TBA
Ages 15+

To register, click here.

 

VIDEO AUDITIONS

Students who are not able to attend a live Summer Intensive audition may submit a video audition. Applicants should complete an online audition form and submit a link to their video (YouTube or Vimeo preferred). An email with online payment instructions for the $40 Audition Fee will be sent to the email address provided on your form.

Requirements
Your video should not exceed 15 minutes and should include a brief introduction, barre, and center work. Please wear appropriate class attire in contrasting color to background, with no extra warm ups or skirts.

Introduction: Please share your name, age, and date at time of filming.

Barre work: 3-5 minutes
1. battement tendu
2. fondu
3. adagio
4. grand battements

Center work: 5-8 minutes
1. adagio
2. pirouettes (en dehors and en dedans)
3. petit allegro with battu
4. grand allegro

Additional Notes
– Ladies of advanced level (3+ years of pointe) should dance center combinations en pointe.
– Ladies recently en pointe should include echappé with passé and turns across the floor.
– Men should include á la seconde turns and tours en l’air.
– If your filming space is not suitable for large movements, adjust as necessary and submit a recent performance video, if available.

Applicants interested in Studio Training Company (ages 16-21) or Professional Training Division (ages 14-19) should include a classical variation and a contemporary/modern phrase or combination (2-3 minutes total for both). In addition, resumé and letter of recommendation with application.

2021 NATIONAL SUMMER INTENSIVE AUDITION TOUR

Texas Ballet Theater is participating in the National Summer Intensive Audition Tour, a unified audition opportunity of multiple professional ballet organizations from across the country created in response to Covid-19. The professional school collective is offering in-person auditions at their facilities, and students who attend the National Summer Intensive Audition will be considered by all schools in the collective for acceptance to their summer intensives. To learn more and register, visit their website here.

National Summer Intensive Audition (18+)
Texas Ballet Theater School – Dallas
Saturday, January 23, 2021 | 4:00-5:30 pm

National Summer Intensive Audition (12-14)
Texas Ballet Theater School – Dallas
Sunday, January 24, 2021 | 12:00-1:30 pm

National Summer Intensive Audition (15-17)
Texas Ballet Theater School – Dallas
Sunday, January 24, 2021 | 4:00-5:30 pm

National Summer Intensive Audition (12-14)
Texas Ballet Theater School – Fort Worth
Sunday, February 7, 2021 | 12:00-1:30 pm

National Summer Intensive Audition (15-17)
Texas Ballet Theater School – Fort Worth
Sunday, February 7, 2021 | 2:00-3:30 pm

National Summer Intensive Audition (18+)
Texas Ballet Theater School – Fort Worth
Sunday, February 7, 2021 | 4:00-5:30 pm

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, including temperature checks, social distancing, and wearing a mask while in the building.

Are you a studio owner or youth director with a group of students interested in auditioning for our Summer Intensive? Email catherine@texasballet.org to learn how we can “visit” your school virtually for an audition!

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.

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