Over the course of three and five-week 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. Students are selected through a nation-wide Audition Tour and accepted to either the University Program or the West Campus Program.
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.
Designed for aspiring professional dancers in the advanced to pre-professional levels. Participants may be considered for available Apprentice, Trainee, Studio Training Company, and Professional Training Division positions with Texas Ballet Theater. Students will participate in final performances at the end of the program in Erma Lowe Hall’s Studio Theatre.
Texas Christian University's Erma Lowe Hall
June 22 - July 25
Intended for intermediate to advanced students with a minimum of one year pointe work. The program concludes with a showcase for friends and family on Saturday, July 11.
Texas Ballet Theater's Fort Worth Studio
June 22 - July 11
As a courtesy to participating students and families, Texas Ballet Theater Summer Intensive works diligently to clearly communicate the true cost of each program.
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.
Housing is available for both West Campus and University programs on the campus ofTexas Christian University. Each room is equipped with a microwave and micro-fridge, and qualified chaperones, who have successfully completed both training and background checks, are on site at all times. The cost of the residential program includes dorm room and meals. Dining hall, grocery store, drugstore, bookstore and other conveniences are within walking distance of the TCU campus. Past students have commented that their dorm chaperones and activities were some of their favorite parts of the intensive experience. Transportation will be provided to and from the West Campus Program classes each day. For more information, please visit Texas Christian University’s Residence Life Page.
Off-campus activities are planned for each weekend, and both resident and commuter students are welcome to attend! Activities have included private Bass Performance Hall tours and trips to Hawaiian Falls, Sundance Square, Galleria Dallas, the Fort Worth Zoo, and more.
Transportation is included in the cost of each activity. Pre-registration is required.
Admission to the Summer Intensive is by audition only. Pre-Registration is preferred, and only students who will be twelve years old by the first day of the program are eligible to audition.
Auditioning dancers should bring a head shot and first arabesque photo, no larger than 5×7 in size. Students under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign the application.
Students who pre-register online will receive a discounted rate on their registration fee. Pre-registration is non-refundable and closes 48 hours prior to each scheduled audition time.
Students who attend the Summer Intensive may apply for Texas Ballet Theater School’s Professional Division Programs — the Studio Training Company and the Professional Training Division. Those completing the five-week program are considered for these programs, as well as available Trainee or Apprentice positions with the Texas Ballet Theater Company.
Please plan to arrive to your audition 30 minutes prior to class time to complete your registration form and submit your audition photos. Advanced ladies should be prepared to dance en pointe, if applicable.
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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