SUMMER INTENSIVE DATES + AUDITION SCHEDULE

Berkeley Ballet Theater requires all dancers in Levels 4-8 to participate in Summer Intensives to maintain their technique over the break and ensure they’re ready to leap into the new season in September!

-Dancers in Levels 4-6 are expected to participate in a minimum of two weeks of local or out-of-town intensives.

-Dancers in Levels 7-8 are expected to participate in a minimum of four weeks of local or out-of-town intensives.

All dancers currently enrolled in BBT’s Levels 4-8 are invited to attend BBT’s Summer Intensive without an audition. Dancers who are not currently enrolled at BBT but would like to attend BBT's summer program are encouraged to contact, School Director, Liz Farotte Heenan, at lizfh@berkeleyballet.org for placement information.

Berkeley Ballet Theater Summer Intensive

Intermediate (current Level 4-5 dancers)

Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26

Advanced (current Level 6-8 dancers)

Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 28

Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 16

Berkeley Ballet Theater requires all dancers in Levels 5-8 to audition for a minimum of two Summer Intensives in the Spring because auditions, similar to standardized tests, require practice!

Remember, you are auditioning them as much as they are auditioning you! It is important to reflect on what you liked and/or did not like about your experience auditioning; how you felt doing the movement, if you enjoyed the teaching style, what you noticed you want to improve on, or what you are talented at. Summer study is an opportunity to personalize your dance education, the intensive/program that you go to is your choice and should excite you!

Below is a list of summer intensives based in the United States. This is in no way a comprehensive list. There are many more options! BBT suggests that dancers take time to research additional intensives and programs to find what fits best for them. For dancers interested in studying abroad at international programs, learning from an older BBT student who has been away to study at one or more intensives, or for general assistance, contact Courtney King at courtneyk@berkeleyballet.org.

How to Prepare for Auditions

  • Double check the age range for each Intensive, Program, etc. and if you qualify for the program

  • Check the time for each audition and if there are time-slots by age group. Record when registration time is compared to audition time.

  • Note any audition fees.

  • Most auditions have an application form. If possible, read over and fill out prior to audition day.

  • Organize your headshot. Some auditions require photos of dancers in certain positions. Be sure to know about and be prepared for these photo requirements.

  • Be sure to note any clothing and hair requirements.

  • If you are unable to make the live audition date and time, check if there is an option to send in a video and what the video requirements are.

 

The Ailey School - Summer Intensive

WHEN: February 17, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet

Alonzo King LINES Ballet - Summer Program

WHEN: January 5, 2019
WHERE: Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

American Ballet Theatre - Summer Intensive

WHEN: January 27, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet

Atlanta Ballet - Summer Intensive

WHEN: January 13, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet

Ballet Austin - Summer Intensive

WHEN: February 10, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet School

Bolshoi Ballet Academy - Summer Program

WHEN: January 26, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet

Boston Ballet School - Summer Dance Program

WHEN: January 21, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet

Burklyn Ballet Theatre - Summer Program

No Live Audition in San francisco. See website for more details.

Charlotte Ballet - Summer Intensive

No Live Audition in San francisco. See website for more details.

City Ballet School SF - Summer Intensive

WHEN: February 11, 2019
WHERE: City Ballet School

The Dallas Conservatory - International Summer Dance Intensive

WHEN: TBA
WHERE: TBA

Ellison Ballet - Summer Intensive

WHEN: January 12, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet

Gelsey Kirkland Academy - Summer Ballet Intensive Training

WHEN: TBA
WHERE: TBA

Houston Ballet - Summer Intensive

WHEN: January 12, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet

Hubbard Street Dance - Summer Intensives

WHEN: January 19, 2019
WHERE: Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Joffrey Ballet School - Summer Intensive

WHEN: January 27, 2019
WHERE: Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

The Juilliard School - Summer Dance Intensive

WHEN: February 3, 2019
WHERE: TBD

Kaatsbaan Internation Dance Center - Extreme Ballet

WHEN: January 20, 2019
WHERE: Academy of Ballet

Kirov Academy - Summer Intensive

WHEN: February 24, 2019
WHERE: Bayer Ballet Academy

Martha Graham School - Teen Summer Intensive

No Audition Required

Miami City Ballet - Summer Intensive

WHEN: January 20, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet School

Oregon Ballet Theater - Summer Intensive

WHEN: January 4, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet - Summer Course

WHEN: January 26, 2019
WHERE: Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

The Rock School for Dance Education - Summer Ballet Intensive

WHEN: February 1, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet School

San Francisco Ballet - Summer Session

WHEN: January 6, 2019 or February 2, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet

School of American Ballet - Summer Course

WHEN: January 5, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet

State Street Ballet - Summer Intensive

WHEN: February 9, 2019
WHERE: San Francisco Ballet School

Artistic Director Robert Dekkers working with a BBT dancer,  photo by Natalia Perez

Artistic Director Robert Dekkers working with a BBT dancer, photo by Natalia Perez