Senior Summer Intensive (Ages 11–22)

About the Program

Ballet Austin's Senior Summer Intensive program offers two 3-week sessions or one 6-week session of study for serious students ages 11–22.

The Senior Summer Intensive is a concentrated course that provides students with a deeper understanding of ballet technique. 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.

Dates  |  June 27–July 15, 2016 & July 18–August 5, 2016

Placement Classes

All students accepted into the Senior Intensive will attend a placement class at Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center to determine level placement for the Intensive. This class is required of all students and takes place on Sunday, June 26 for the first session or Monday, July 18 for the second session.

More detailed information will be provided to students in a confirmation packet sent after registration.


Required classes for all levels of the Senior Intensive meet Monday–Friday. All students receive daily Ballet Technique classes. 

Possible Classes Offered:

  •     Pointe
  •     Partnering
  •     Variations
  •     Men’s Technique
  •     Pilates Mat Class
  •     Jazz/Theatre Dance
  •     Modern
  •     Repertoire
  •     Seminars


  • $1,410 / 3-week session
  • $2,650 / 6-week session

Housing—includes all meals and transportation.

  • $1,810 / 3-week session
  • $3,620 / 6-week session


An informal performance highlighting the accomplishments of our Senior Intensive students will be offered at the end of each three-week session. Summer Intensive students will perform on stage at the AustinVentures StudioTheater located in Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center.

For general program information please email the Summer Intensive Coordinator.

Scholarship and 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 the Administrative Coordinator to request a Tuition Assistance Application. Please do not call about tuition assistance. Applications will only be provided through email requests.

Senior Summer Intensive Housing

Butler Dance Education Center 501 West 3rd Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Callaway House 505 West 22nd Street, Austin, TX 78705

Senior Summer Intensive students ages 11—22 will enjoy housing in the Callaway House, a full-service residence hall serving students attending The University of Texas. The Callaway House offers an all-inclusive living experience with fully furnished suites, state-of-the-art amenities including a 4600 sq. ft. recreation area, a rooftop pool, and easy access to Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center and is close to dozens of local attractions, restaurants and shops. 

Do not contact the dormitory with questions about the summer program. Please direct all questions about the dormitory housing and resident life to the Ballet Austin Academy.

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