SUMMER 2022 INTENSIVES

Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Summer 2022 Intensives include a Ballet Intensive program, taking place June 27-July 29, and a Contemporary Intensive program, taking place July18-29. In both programs, students participate in daily classes with our renowned faculty and enjoy a comprehensive curriculum that includes exposure to GRB Company dancers and guest faculty. We welcome you to explore our audition tour dates below and to learn more about each program.

Summer 2022 Intensive Auditions

Sunday, January, 16, 2022 | Kalamazoo, MI

Registration 1 p.m. | Audition Master Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Ballet Arts Ensemble
2018 Rambling Rd
Kalamazoo, MI

Saturday, January 22, 2022 | Holt, MI

Registration 1 p.m. | Audition Master Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Danceworks of Michigan
2456 North Cedar Street
Holt, Michigan 48842

Sunday, January 23, 2022 | Chelsea, MI

Registration 1 p.m. | Audition Master Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Ballet Chelsea
1050 S Main St
Chelsea, MI

Saturday, January 29, 2022 | Fenton, MI

Registration 1 p.m. | Audition Master Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Fenton Ballet Theatre
3309 W Silver Lake Rd
Fenton, MI

Sunday, January 30, 2022 | Livonia, MI

Registration 1 p.m. | Audition Master Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Angie Hahn’s Academy of Dance
9627 Newburgh Rd
Livonia, MI

Sunday, January 30, 2022 | Traverse City, MI

Registration 1 p.m. | Audition Master Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Dance Arts Traverse
1015 S. Garfield Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686

Saturday, February 12, 2022 | Grand Rapids, MI

Registration 3 p.m. | Audition Master Class 3:30-5 p.m.
Grand Rapids Ballet School
Grand Rapids, MI

Sunday, February 13, 2022 | Shelby Township, MI

Registration 1 p.m. | Audition Master Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Ann Parsley School of Dance
51504 Danview Technology Ct
Shelby Township, MI

Virtual Auditions | Zoom

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022
    • 1:30-3:00 p.m. | Audition Master Class
  • Sunday, March 6, 2022
    • 1:30-3:00 p.m. | Audition Master Class

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS

To audition in person, dancers will need to attend a master class at one of the locations scheduled for our 2022 Audition Tour.  All Master Class Auditions are 90 minutes and include classical ballet technique and pointe for women.

The following dress code is required for all attendees:
Ladies – solid colored leotard, pink tights, ballet/pointe shoes
Gentlemen – white / black athletic shirt, black tights, ballet shoes

Please bring physical copies of the following items to your Master Class Audition:

  • A headshot photograph
  • A first arabesque photograph (en pointe for ladies, en relevé for gentlemen.) Only required for Ballet Intensives.

Registration

Registration for a Master Class Audition requires payment of a non-refundable $25 fee. This can be paid using any major credit card by completing the pre-registration form.

Registration will also be available in-person on the day of your class beginning 30 minutes prior to the start time; exact cash or check (made out to Grand Rapids Ballet) only for in-person registration.

ZOOM AUDITION CLASSES

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022
    • 1:30-3:00 p.m. | Audition Master Class
  • Sunday, March 6
    • 1:30-3:00 p.m. | Audition Master Class

Registration

Registration for a Zoom Audition requires payment of a non-refundable $25 fee. This can be paid using any major credit card by completing the pre-registration form.

SUMMER 2022 BALLET INTENSIVES JUNE 27-JULY 29, 2022

Throughout the 5-week summer program, students enjoy studying with guest and Grand Rapids Ballet School faculty, refining their skills in technique and artistry. Students receive training in ballet, contemporary, pointe, repertoire, and variations. Students also gain valuable tools through specialized classes in Progressing Ballet Technique®, jazz, cardio training, and more. Students will have the opportunity to perform in a showcase at the end of the summer!

More specific information regarding scheduling, pricing, curriculum, and guest faculty will be available in the coming months. Stay tuned!

Summer 2022 Intensive Schedule & Tuition

SUMMER 2022 SENIOR BALLET INTENSIVE TUITION

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SENIOR INTENSIVE

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SUMMER 2022 JUNIOR BALLET INTENSIVE TUITION

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JUNIOR INTENSIVE

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SENIOR BALLET INTENSIVE

June 27-July 29, 2022

Ages 12-22 (audition required)

In the Summer 2022 Senior Ballet Intensive, students will enjoy studying with guest and Grand Rapids Ballet School faculty, refining their skills in technique and artistry.

Students will also perform in a showcase at the end of the summer. This opportunity is open to everyone who at a minimum attends the last two weeks of classes. 

JUNIOR BALLET INTENSIVE

June 27-July 29, 2022

Ages 9-13 (no audition required)

The Summer 2022 Junior Ballet Intensive is a comprehensive program created especially with the aspiring young dancer in mind. Presented in a nurturing and encouraging environment, students will receive individual attention and custom instruction in order to improve their technical skills, in both ballet and contemporary styles of dance.

Students will also perform in a showcase at the end of the summer. This opportunity is open to everyone who at a minimum attends the last two weeks of classes. 

SUMMER 2022 CONTEMPORARY INTENSIVES JULY 18-29, 2022

Expand your growing dance skills beyond traditional ballet with classes in contemporary technique, improvisation, contemporary repertoire, conditioning, and PBT® in addition to ballet technique. This truly unique workshop-style intensive encourages group participation in an intimate learning setting.   

Summer 2022 Intensive Scholarships

SUMMER 2022 MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Summer Intensive merit-based scholarships are awarded to prospective Senior Intensive dancers following the audition process, whether in person or through a video submission. Partial, half, and full-tuition scholarships are awarded to students based upon their potential to achieve a professional career in ballet through a visible means of talent and passion in ballet technique and artistry.

SUMMER 2022 FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS

Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Summer Financial Aid Scholarship Program aims to provide tuition assistance to young students eager for high-quality dance instruction in a nurturing and encouraging environment, inspiring a love for dance and thorough knowledge of technique. To apply, families will need to provide a completed application form and supporting financial documents.

Application details coming soon!

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