2016 Summer Intensive

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Session I: June 13 – June 24, 2016
Session II: June 27 – July 8, 2016

The Louisville Ballet School’s Summer Intensive Program blends classical training with contemporary sensibilities. The School’s comprehensive curriculum focuses on strong technique that is rooted in the traditions of classical ballet and inspired by a contemporary vision of the future.

The Louisville Ballet School is a premiere center for training and educating young dancers. Our distinguished faculty hold extensive professional credentials and includes Company members and artistic staff from the Louisville Ballet as well as the finest local instructors teaching complementary dance styles. 

Through the attention available in smaller classes, we nurture each student in developing their lifelong appreciation for dance and movement while supporting their continuing quest for greater athleticism, artistry, clarity, grace, speed, and musicality.

In order to ensure each dancer receives personalized attention from our faculty, the Summer Intensive program is limited to 45 students in each of two divisions. Dancers attend classes in ballet, pointe, variations, repertoire, pas de deux, modern, and contemporary composition from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm on weekdays. Students also take enrichment classes in a range of complementary dance styles, which may include character dance, Flamenco, jazz, musical theater, Pilates, yoga, and injury prevention.

Outside the studio, students enjoy a myriad of experiences ranging from field trips to local museums to performances by some of the region’s best arts organizations. Young dancers will have an opportunity to further develop their craft while making new friends and exploring the many unique locally owned businesses, restaurants, and attractions of this exciting River City.


Tuition, Housing, and Meals & Activities Fees 2016 


Session I or 2 (two weeks):    $865
Both Sessions (four weeks):    $1,480

A non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 is due within 2 weeks of receiving this information packet. The balance of tuition is due on or before May 13, 2016.


Housing, Meals & Activities

Dancers accepted into our program are housed in chaperoned accommodations at the Marriott’s Residence Inn Downtown. We try to match students of the same age range within their housing assignments. Transportation to and from the dance studios and to chaperoned activities is provided for all students residing in supervised housing.

The Meals & Activities Fee includes daily meals with three meals a day. Students with special dietary needs can generally be accommodated and should specify those needs on the checklist that is to be submitted with your first payment.

Parent Chaperone and Resident Assistant positions are available. Parents or relatives over the age of 21 may apply to be chaperones. In exchange, the chaperone will receive complimentary lodging and the student will have tuition remission. Resident Assistants are eligible for tuition remission and a discounted housing rate. Chaperones and Resident Assistants must accept their invitation to the program in order to be considered for a position. Please indicate your interest on the checklist that is to be submitted with your first payment.



Session 1: (2 weeks)

Occupancy Housing Fee    Meals & Activities Fee*
2 students per suite       $1,090 $475
3 students per suite $726 $500


Session 2: (2 weeks)

Occupancy Housing Fee    Meals & Activities Fee
2 students per suite       $1,014 $550
3 students per suite $676 $550


Both Sessions: (4 weeks)

Occupancy Housing Fee    Meals & Activities Fee*
2 students per suite       $2,104 $1,025
3 students per suite $1,402 $1,050

* Due to variance in hotel rates, Session I Meals and Activities are specially priced.
**Housing rates available for 4 student occupancy if attendees find own roommates.

Housing reservation information will be provided upon confirmation of attendance.

Payment of housing fees is arranged directly with Marriott’s Residence Inn. You will be notified to contact the hotel once room assignments have been finalized.


Check in: Sunday, June 12, 2016 & Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 2 – 4 pm*
Check out:       Friday, June 24, 2016 & Friday, July 8, 2016
(immediately following Performance Showcase)

Supervised Housing for 2016 is available in upgraded facilities, courtesy of Marriott’s Residence Inn DowntownDancers will be lodged nearby the studio and many downtown attractions in over-sized suites with modern conveniences and luxurious amenities.

Visit their website for additional information and to view the photo gallery.

Deluxe extended-stay suites feature:

  • 2 Bedroom 2 Room Suite

  • Separate living/sitting area

  • Table with seating for 4

  • Spacious bathrooms feature granite counter-tops, cherry wood cabinets, and plenty of storage space

  • Fully equipped kitchen with pantry, refrigerator, stove-top, microwave, dishwasher, dish cleaning supplies, silverware, pots, pans, dishes & glasses

  • Large desk, voicemail, and free WiFi are available Flat-screen TVs with premium cable and movie channels

  • Alarm clock, a hairdryer, and an iron

  • Continental hot breakfast buffet, hot dinner buffet, indoor pool, and state-of-the-art fitness center

  • Smoke-free hotel with key card room access and enhanced evening security