• AGES



    July 17-28, 2023

  • Location

    Grand Rapids, Michigan


    Performance opportunity at the end of the intensive program.

Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Summer 2023 Contemporary Intensives, taking place July 17-28, provides dancers a space to expand 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.

Students participate in daily classes with our renowned faculty and enjoy a comprehensive curriculum that includes exposure to GRB Company dancers and guest faculty.



Thank you for your interest in Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Summer 2023 Contemporary Intensive! Please explore our Audition Tour Dates below!

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 a ballet technique warm-up with contemporary classwork to follow. Female students are not required to audition en pointe.

Please bring a physical copy of the following to your Master Class Audition:

  • – A headshot photograph


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

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 only for in-person registration.

Sunday, January 15 | Ballet Arts Ensemble

Registration 1 p.m. | Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Ballet Arts Ensemble
Kalamazoo, MI

Sunday, January 22 | Ballet Chelsea

Registration 1 p.m. | Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Ballet Chelsea
Chelsea, MI

Sunday, January 22 | Dance Arts Traverse

Registration 1 p.m. | Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Dance Arts Traverse
Traverse City, MI

Sunday, February 5 | Angie Hahn’s Academy of Dance

Registration 1 p.m. (ages 12-14) | Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Registration 3:15 p.m. (ages 15+) | Class 3:30-5 p.m.
Angie Hahn’s Academy of Dance
Livonia, MI

*Students should attend audition class based on their current age.

Sunday, February 5 | Powers Dance

Registration 1 p.m. | Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Powers Dance
Holt, MI

Saturday, February 11 | Grand Rapids Ballet School

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

Sunday, March 5 | Ann Parsley School of Dance

Registration 1 p.m. | Class 1:30-3 p.m.
Ann Parsley School of Dance
Shelby Township, MI

Virtual Auditions | Zoom

Sunday, March 26
Class 1:30-3 p.m.


  • • Headshot emailed to School Director Attila Mosolygo at the same time you complete your registration
  • • Video (submitted via the video submission form) of at least five minutes but not longer than 8 containing the following elements (only one side needs to be shown of each combination, and the frame of the video should show your full body throughout):
    • ∙ Barre work: pliés, tendu from 5th, degagé, rond de jambe a terre, adagio, grand battement
    • ∙ Center work: adagio, pirouette combination with pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, petite allegro including jetés, assemblés, sissonnes, etc.
    • ∙ Contemporary improvisation or combination: a Contemporary combination, a short excerpt from a Contemporary choreography or improvisation

If you are interested in auditioning in person during a regularly scheduled GRBS class, please contact the school office via email at or give us a call at 616-454-4771 ext. 117 to arrange details.


Contemporary program dancers may select to attend between 1 and 2 weeks of the Intensive. To participate in the Summer Showcase performance, dancers must enroll in the last week at a minimum.
  • Week 1: July 17 – 21
  • Week 2: July 24 – 28
  • 1 Week – $400
  • 2 Weeks – $760

Online registration is now closed. Anyone still interested in registering their dancer can call the GRBS School Office at 616-454-4771 ext. 117 to see if there are spots available!


Contemporary Intensive students will take four classes per day Monday-Friday from 2:00 – 7:30 p.m. including Contemporary and Ballet Technique, Contemporary Repertoire,  Conditioning/Stretch, Progressing Ballet Technique, and Improvisation.

  • – 2-3:15 p.m.: Ballet Technique class
  • – 3:25-4:45 p.m.: Contemporary Technique class
  • – 4:45-5:15 p.m.: Dinner break
  • – 5:15-6:35 p.m.: Repertoire
  • – 6:40-7:30 p.m.: Conditioning

Housing Options

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide supervised housing this year.  We do have excellent hotels within a 15-minute walking distance of Meijer-Royce Center for Dance.

Email us today for more information on securing reservations.

Financial Aid

Each year the GRBS awards $68,000 in financial aid to students who demonstrate financial need or artistic excellence. The financial aid fund is made possible through contributions by Wege Foundation, Beusse & Porter Family Foundation, James H. Schindler, and Stephen Dunker Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Families interested in applying for financial aid should submit an application form to Grand Rapids Ballet School. Click here to download the 2022-23 Financial Aid Scholarship Application.

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