summer ballet intensive grand rapids michigan dance class


June 24-July 26, 2019


Ages 12-22 (audition required)

In the Summer 2019 Ballet Intensive Program, students enjoy studying with stars from today’s ballet world, refining their skills in technique and artistry. Students receive training in ballet, contemporary, pointe, men’s jumps, plus classical and contemporary variations. Our summer program also provides an opportunity to train with renowned master teachers while learning original choreography for a performance at the end of the session. Students also gain valuable tools through seminars and specialized classes in nutrition, injury prevention, cardio training and more.

Enroll for Senior Ballet Intensive Today!


Ages 9-13 (no audition required)

Grand Rapids Ballet School’s 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 accelerate their technical proficiency, and cultivate artistic expression in both ballet and contemporary styles of dance.

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A Day in the Life of Your Ballet Intensive


Senior Ballet Intensive students will take four classes per day Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm including Technique, Contemporary, Repertoire, Variations, Turns/Jumps, Conditioning, Pointe, Mens, Pas de Deux, Hip Hop, Gyrokinesis, and Cardio Dance/Yoga.

  • • 10-11:45am: Ballet Technique
  • • 12-1pm: Pointe / Mens
  • • 1-2pm: Lunch
  • • 2-3:30pm: Contemporary
  • • 3:45-5pm: Repertoire


(available for Senior Ballet Intensive students only)

Students ages 14-22 enrolled in the Senior Ballet Intensive may register to stay in supervised housing on the campus of Aquinas College. Dancers will be supervised by live-in Resident Assistants employed by Grand Rapids Ballet, and will have all lodging and transportation provided. Students have the option either to source their own individual meals, or to receive catered lunch and dinner through Grand Rapids Ballet. All students will be required to provide their own breakfast.

In addition to a furnished shared bedroom, the summer housing apartments include a shared bathroom, fully-furnished kitchen (stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher), and dining and living room space. Other apartment features include wireless internet and air conditioning.

Housing is available for 2-Week, 3-Week, and 5-Week programs. Requests for weekly housing stays need to be made separately via email. Please note, supervised housing is first come first serve.

2019 Supervised Apartment Housing Cost:
$450 / Week – Room, Transportation, Activities
$565 / Week – Room, Transportation, Activities, Catered Meals (Lunch & Dinner)


Junior Ballet Intensive students will take three classes per day Monday-Friday 10am-2pm including Technique, Contemporary, Turns/Jumps, Stretch/Strengthen, Hip Hop, and Repertoire.

  • • 10-11:30am: Ballet Technique
  • • 11:30am-12pm: Lunch Break
  • • 12-1:30pm: Contemporary
  • • 1:30-2pm: Turns & Jumps


(available for Senior Ballet Intensive housing students only)

Fun activities like field trips and outings to local attractions are included, too. You’ll bond with your fellow students in and outside the studio.

Ballet Intensive Tuition & Scholarships


Students have three tuition options:

  •  •  5-Week Program – $1,905
  •  •  3-Week Program (June 24-July 12 OR July 8-26) – $1,280
  •  •  2-Week Program (June 24-July 5 OR July 8-19) – $855

* To attend only one week of the Senior Intensive, requests can be made by emailing the Summer Programs Office or by calling 616.454.4771 ext. 17.


  • • 5-Week Program
    • ○ June 24-July 26
  • • 3-Week Programs
    • ○ June 24-July 12
    • ○ July 8-26
  • 2-Week Programs
    • ○ June 24-July 5
    • ○ July 8-19

* To attend only one week of the Senior Intensive, requests can be made by emailing the Summer Programs Office or by calling 616.454.4771 ext. 17.


Junior Ballet Intensive students may pay tuition by choice of week(s) or bundle for savings:

  •  •  5-Week Program (June 24-July 26) – $1,005
  •  •  1-Week Program – $250
  •  •  2-Week Program – $475
  •  •  3-Week Program – $710
  •  •  4-Week Program – $950


  • • Week 1 – June 24-28
  • • Week 2 – July 1-5
  • • Week 3 – July 8-12
  • • Week 4 – July 15-19
  • • Week 5 – July 22-26*

*Students may only attend Week 5 in addition to attending Week 4 due to the rehearsal process for our Summer Showcase on July 26.

Scholarships are available for both Senior and Junior Ballet Intensives.

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Summer 2019 Ballet Intensive Guest Faculty

  • • James Sofranko, Grand Rapids Ballet
  • • Elizabeth Murphy, Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • • Meredith Dincolo, Hubbard Street
  • • Attila Mosolygo, Grand Rapids Ballet School
  • • Rubén Martín Cintas, The Washington Ballet

Summer 2019 Ballet Intensive Auditions


In-person auditions have ended. If you were unable to attend, you may still audition by video or by taking a ballet class at Grand Rapids Ballet School. Call 616.454.4771 x17 for more details.


Dancers may also audition by video submission no later than March 25, 2019.

  • • Click on the registration button below. You’ll be asked to enter:
    1. Your contact information
    2. Information about your current and prior dance training
    3. Program dates preference
    4. Whether or not you plan to apply for financial aid / housing
    5. Payment information for a non-refundable $25 registration fee payable using any major credit card
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