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June 20-July 22, 2022

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.

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

Curriculum

The Summer Intensive features 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. Click here for the 2022 faculty list.

 

Training Will Emphasize:

Ballet Technique

Variations

Pointe

Modern

Men's Classes

Jazz

2022 Season

5-Week Program

The 2022 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.

Students enrolled in this program are eligible for a $100 discount toward the Classical Variation Intensive. For more information, please see the Classical Variation Intensive section below.

WHERE:

Texas Christian University and Texas Ballet Theater Fort Worth

WHEN:

June 20-July 22, 2022

TUITION:

$2,600

DURATION:

5 weeks

OPTIONAL ROOM AND BOARD:

$3,300

2022 Season

3-Week Program

The 2022 Summer Intensive 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 20-July 9, 2022

TUITION:

$1,780

DURATION:

3 weeks

OPTIONAL ROOM AND BOARD:

$2,290

2022 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 elise@texasballettheater.org.

WHERE:

Texas Ballet Theater Fort Worth

WHEN:

July 25-29, 2022

TUITION:

$610; students enrolled in the 5-week Summer Intensive program are eligible for a $100 discount

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

Optional room and board is available for the 2022 Summer Intensive for $3,300. Vaccinated dancers ages 12 and older have the opportunity to stay at the Texas Christian University campus residence halls, just steps from our studios at Erma Lowe Hall.

Fort Worth offers a number of other housing possibilities in the TCU area – hotels, Airbnbs, and more. Please contact tbtsummer@texasballet.org for more housing options.

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

Our 2022 National Audition Tour has ended. If you are interested in auditioning for our Professional Company or Studio Training Company, please click here. If you would still like to submit an audition video, please contact Elise Elliott at elise@texasballet.org.

For information about our Classical Variations Intensive (Fort Worth) or Contemporary Workshop (Dallas), please visit our Summer Programs page.

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. Valid for 2022 audition season; please check back for updated 2023 information.

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

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 or call our Fort Worth School at 817-763-0207 during the business hours listed below:
Mondays: 10 am – 2 pm
Wednesdays: 1-5 pm
Fridays: 10 am – 2 pm

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