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Ballet Austin is excited to announce Summer Session 2020, to be offered in one-week segments, starting the week of June 22 through the week of July 27.

During the Summer Session, the highest standard of health and safety protocols will be followed. In addition to strict limits on class size and enhanced cleaning/disinfecting regimens, all participants will adhere to a set of social distancing and facilities-use protocols. Baseline protocols will reflect the public health mandates and recommendations in place at the time of the Summer Session 2020. These protocols will be enhanced by additional measures specific to Ballet Austin Academy, as determined by our health and safety advisors.

Students accepted into Ballet Austin’s 2020 Senior Summer Intensive program and current Ballet Austin Academy Intermediate or Advanced Divisions are eligible to participate.

Sign up as soon as possible to obtain a place in your preferred week or weeks. For questions about Summer Session 2020, please contact the Academy Registrar at 512.501.8703 for a registration form.

We hope your plans for this summer allow you to join us. In the meantime, please stay safe and be well!

Best regards,
Bill Piner
Academy Director

Summer Session 2020

Ballet Austin’s Summer Session 2020 offers six, one-week segments of study for dedicated students ages 11-22. With an emphasis on ballet technique, the Summer Session is specifically designed to guide serious dancers as they return to rigorous daily dance training. Our resident faculty will provide the guidance and encouragement crucial to a successful and healthy transition to in-studio classes.

  • Week 1 // June 22 – June 26, 2020
  • Week 2 // June 29 – July 3, 2020
  • Week 3 // July 6 – July 10, 2020
  • Week 4 // July 13 – July 17, 2020
  • Week 5 // July 20 – July 24, 2020
  • Week 6 // July 27 – July 31, 2020

Curriculum

All Summer Session participants will receive daily Ballet Technique, Pointe, and Stretch/Conditioning classes. The following classes may also be offered:

  • Variations
  • Repertoire
  • Contemporary/Composition
  • Lectures/Seminars

Each level will have an average of four classes per day, with a total of 19 classes per week, Monday through Friday.

Tuition

Levels 4 and 5: $475 per week
Levels 6, 7, 8/9: $500 per week

Train with the best this Summer!

Program Overview

Endowed in part by Sarah and Ernest Butler through the Ballet Austin Foundation

Under the personal instruction of Artistic Director Stephen Mills, Associate Artistic Director Michelle Martin and an outstanding faculty, you will learn what it takes to excel in your career through this classical yet innovative program. The Summer Intensive program is an experience that will give students a deeper understanding of ballet technique and how to use it more effectively. Our resident faculty, augmented by guest teachers from the ranks of Ballet Austin’s professional company, offers guidance, encouragement, and a relentless attention to detail. In addition to ballet technique, pointe, variations, men’s class, partnering and repertoire, students take classes with well established modern, jazz and theatre dance teachers.

Ballet Austin’s Senior Summer Intensive program offers two, three-week sessions or one, six-week session of study for serious students ages 11–22. Members of Ballet Austin II, Ballet Austin’s apprentice program, and second company, as well as Ballet Austin’s Butler Fellowship Program, are selected from the Senior Summer Intensive. Ballet Austin’s Junior Summer Intensive program offers one, two-week session of study for serious students ages 9–13.

Summer Intensive Levels

Junior Summer Intensive (AGES 9–13)

Dates: August 3-14, 2020

Ballet Austin’s Junior Summer Intensive program offers one 2-week session of study for serious students ages 9–13.

The curriculum of the Junior Intensive is specifically designed with the younger student in mind and is presented in an environment that is positive and nurturing. The Junior Intensive is a rigorous and comprehensive program that provides the young dancer a greater grasp of ballet technique and related dance styles.

Ballet Austin’s Junior Summer Intensive program offers one, two-week session of study for serious students ages 9–13.

The curriculum of the Junior Intensive is specifically designed with the younger student in mind and is presented in an environment that is positive and nurturing. The Junior Intensive is a rigorous and comprehensive program that provides the young dancer a greater grasp of ballet technique and related dance styles.

The Junior Intensive meets weekdays (M-F) for two weeks and is a half-day program.

Students accepted into the Junior Intensive receive their placement levels in their letter of acceptance.

  • Ballet Technique
  • Character
  • Hip-Hop
  • Tap
  • Stretch
  • Conditioning

Tuition

$1,100 / two-week session

For general program questions, please email registrar@balletaustin.org or call 512.501.8703.

Scholarship & Tuition Assistance

A limited number of scholarships/tuition assistance are granted each year to promising students. After you have auditioned and been accepted, you may email to request a tuition assistance application. Please do not call about tuition assistance. Applications will only be provided through email requests.

Butler Fellowship Program

Endowed by Sarah and Ernest Butler through the Ballet Austin Foundation

The Butler Fellowship Program serves as Ballet Austin’s trainee program. All Butler Fellowship positions are fully endowed, allowing these 15 outstanding dancers the opportunity to train at Ballet Austin tuition-free.  Currently, 30 percent of Ballet Austin’s main company positions are filled with graduates of the Butler Fellowship Program.

The Butler Fellows are selected through a nationwide audition process and make Austin their home to participate in this unique training opportunity. Designed for post-high school dancers, the Butler Fellowship Program features an innovative and personal approach to professional-track training. It is linked directly to the artistic “arc” of Ballet Austin, with all daily technique classes taught by Artistic Director Stephen Mills, Associate Artistic Director Michelle Martin, and Rehearsal Director Christopher Swaim.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM!

Ballet Austin II

Endowed by Sarah and Ernest Butler through the Ballet Austin Foundation

Ballet Austin II, established in 1999, serves as Ballet Austin’s apprentice program and second company. Currently, 80 percent of Ballet Austin’s main company positions are filled with Ballet Austin II graduates.

Ballet Austin II dancers are selected through a nationwide audition process and make Austin their home to participate in this unique training opportunity. They perform with the main company for larger productions and present their own extensive roster of performances in Austin and on tour across the state. To date, 109 graduates of Ballet Austin II and the Butler Fellowship Program have secured contracts with more than 42 companies across the nation, including Ballet Austin, Dayton Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Boston Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, Nevada Ballet Theater, Sacramento Ballet, Ballet Pensacola, Nai-Ni Chen, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Spectrum/Donald Byrd, Wideman/Davis Dance, Alabama Ballet, Thang Dao Dance, Northwest Dance Project, DanceWorks Chicago, and Louisville Ballet.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM!

VIDEO GALLERIES

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Hear from Summer Intensive Participants

Preview the Summer Intensive Program

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