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BalletX Summer Intensive

Pre-professional Training from Philadelphia's Premier Contemporary Ballet | June 13-25, 2016 at The Wilma Theater

Explore the BalletX vision to inspire imagination, emotion, and expression through dance at Philadelphia’s premier pre-professional Summer Intensive. With world-class instructors and in-depth classes designed to enhance technique, artistry, and versatility, BalletX’s Summer Intensive challenges students in an intimate, company setting to prepare them for life as professional dancers.

  • Engage in a wide range of classes, including advanced ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern, yoga, and pilates, with a minimum of 7 hours of training per day and a maximum class size of 30 students
  • Expand your vocabulary of classical and contemporary technique to be a competitive force in today’s varied dance industry
  • Experience life as a professional company member, learning BalletX repertory and performing on stage at The Wilma Theater
  • Build your strength and stamina and learn techniques for proper physical care with our exclusive X-Training fitness program 

BalletX’s Summer Intensive is a pre-professional program that accepts dancers between ages 16-24. If you have questions about whether you qualify or if you fall outside this age range, please contact Megan O’Donnell at modonnell@balletx.org or 215-893-9456 x100.

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Auditions

Philadelphia
Sunday, February 28, 2016
3:30-4:30pm
University of the Arts, Terra Hall
320 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

New York
Sunday, March 13, 2016
3:30-4:30pm
Alvin Ailey Studios
405 W. 55th Street, New York

Audition Schedule
Ballet Class (come prepared with pointe and ballet shoes)

Video Audition
Dancers may submit a video audition in lieu of attending live auditions. See the registration form below for more information.

Registration
Dancers may register online or in person the day of the audition by bringing his/her completed registration form, headshot, dance shot, resume, and $20 registration fee to the audition location. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the audition.

Audition Fees
Advance Registration (closes 5 business days prior to audition date): $15
Day-of: $20

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Program Information

Tuition
$1,550

Scholarships
BalletX offers limited merit- and need-based scholarships to qualified dancers after their acceptance into the program.

Housing
BalletX does not currently offer housing for Summer Intensive dancers. Contact Megan O’Donnell at modonnell@balletx.org or 215-893-9456 x100 for information on housing options.

Testimonials

From Summer Intensive 2015 participant Sarah Biren:
“The BalletX Summer Intensive 2015 was the strongest dance intensive I had ever attended. The variety of classes provoked a constant drive to push outside of my comfort zone. Every faculty member was passionate - eager to not only teach, but to provide constructive guidance to help students prepare for the professional dance world. And my peers - being surrounded by such a diverse spectrum of skills continuously inspired me to explore my own individual expression. BalletX exceeded all of my expectations.”

From Summer Intensive 2014 participant Daniel Cho:
“The BalletX Summer Intensive is truly unique in developing dancers who not only demonstrate a strong ballet foundation, but are versatile in adapting to the needs of today's dance world. With incredibly small class sizes and passionate, personable faculty members, the attention given to each and every individual dancer is unparalleled by any other Summer Intensive. The immense diversity in the classes offered and the backgrounds of my fellow peers constantly inspired me to push myself to reach my physical and artistic potential. I left the two-week Intensive having tremendously grown as both a person and an artist.”

For questions and more information, contact Megan O’Donnell at modonnell@balletx.org or 215-893-9456 x100.

Summer Intensive 2015

Photography by Bill Hebert, Summer Intensive 2015 Participants