Summer Intensive 2020
 June 7-20, 2020

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The 2020 Summer Intensive audition will be held Sunday, February 23, 2020.

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.
  • 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 original works created especially for Summer Intensive dancers.
  • Build your strength and stamina and learn techniques for proper physical care with our exclusive X-Training fitness program.

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"BalletX's two-week intensive was more educational, inspiring, and difficult than I ever could have imagined! I learned so much about expression and perception through the many different classes we had. The faculty was the most exceptional group, and I truly felt that they cared about the dancers and exposed us to tools necessary for us to succeed in our dance careers, as well as other professional endeavors. From our first breaths in Yoga to our last steps in Contemporary, there was purpose in everything. Each day I left with a sense of accomplishment and growth. I would highly recommend this incredible intensive! Be ready to be challenged, physically and mentally, and to open yourself up. "
Maia Virgil, Summer Intensive 2018

"The BalletX Summer Intensive exceeded all of my expectations and proves to be one of the foremost learning facilities for dancers in the country. The opportunity to work in a professional environment, alongside the company and incredible artistic faculty, is so unique and exceptional that is hard to find anywhere else. With a technical focus on ballet and an artistic focus on contemporary, it is the perfect curriculum to shape a strong, well-rounded dancer. I learned so much about myself and felt that as a pre-professional dancer it was a great taste of the professional world. Learning the rep of world-renowned choreographers that has been created for the company is such a rare experience that dancers crave, and it is so effective for our growth. I would recommend this program to any dancer looking to push boundaries, and to explore and experiment with contemporary dance like never before. I cannot wait to return next summer!"
Carley Anderson, Summer Intensive 2018

"The BalletX Summer Intensive was the strongest dance intensive I have ever attended. Every faculty member was passionate - eager to not only teach, but to provide constructive guidance to help students prepare for the professional dance world."
Sara Biren, Summer Intensive 2015

"The BalletX Summer Intensive is truly unique in developing dancers who 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 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."
Daniel Cho, Summer Intensive 2015

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Audition Registration Opens December 2019
  • Audition date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • WHEN: June 8-20, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA
  • TUITION: $1,550, with scholarships available
  • Wide range of classes, including Advanced Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Yoga, and Pilates, with a minimum of 7 hours of training per day
  • A maximum class size of 30 students
  • Opportunities to view the BalletX company in rehearsal
  • Final Showcase at the Center for World Premiere Choreography
  • 16-24 years of age (contact BalletX if you are interested but fall outside this range)
  • Experience Level: Advanced Ballet
  • Note: Housing is NOT provided
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