Louisville Ballet’s Summer Intensive is a 4-week program intended for professionally aspiring dancers ages 13 and up. Designed within a professional company setting, this immersive curriculum is intently designed to strengthen classical ballet technique and develop individual artistry. Class size is limited to ensure an intimate environment and personalized attention.
Students receive high caliber training from Louisville Ballet Artistic Director Robert Curran, Ballet Master Harold Uwe Kern, Ballet Mistress Mikelle Bruzina, talented Louisville Ballet company members and distinguished guest teachers.
Previous guest faculty has included internationally renowned, former New York City Ballet principal and native Louisvillian, Wendy Whelan, and Louisville Ballet Resident Choreographer Adam Hougland. Stay tuned for an announcement regarding 2019 Guest Faculty soon!
Four-week intensive program held at the studios of Louisville Ballet in downtown Louisville, KY. With limited class size, our attendees have the unique advantage of getting personal attention from each instructor, bringing out the best in each dancer.
Our curriculum is designed to allow each student to truly master the material, creating a lasting impact with visible results, both technically and artistically. Daily classes include Ballet, Pointe, Men’s Class, Variations, Partnering, Conditioning plus complementary dance styles such as Modern, Musical Theater, Bollywood, and Yoga. Additional curriculum designed for male students include dedicated Men’s classes, strength training & conditioning and partnering.
Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Class times are subject to change.
Daily rehearsals are scheduled for Showcase, the culminating stage performance opportunity which may include original choreography by faculty and guest teachers and excerpts of Louisville Ballet repertoire. Tickets for Showcase will be sold for $20 (General Admission) or $10 (Student/Child under 18), and each attending student/performer will receive two complimentary tickets for family to attend.
Physical Therapy professionals available on-site.
Enjoyable evening and weekend activities in a fun & safe city.
Selective admittance into Louisville Ballet Summer Intensive is by audition at one of 7 audition locations or by video audition.
January 13, 2019 | Nashville Ballet
REGISTER FOR NASHVILLE >
ST. LOUIS, MO
January 18-20, 2019 | COCA
REGISTER FOR ST. LOUIS (COCA Site) >
January 25, 2019 | Alabama School of Fine Arts
REGISTER FOR BIRMINGHAM (ADF Site) >
January 27, 2019 | Northeast Atlanta Ballet/Lilburn School of Ballet
REGISTER FOR ATLANTA >
February 9, 2019 | Louisville Ballet
REGISTER FOR LOUISVILLE >
February 10, 2019 | Indiana Ballet Conservatory
REGISTER FOR INDIANAPOLIS >
February 17, 2019 | Cincinnati Ballet
REGISTER FOR CINCINNATI >
Pre-registration is now open. Online pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Pre-registration is available for each audition site until 5:00 PM on the Wednesday prior to each audition. The discounted pre-registration fee must be paid at time of registration; payments on day of audition are subject to full registration fee of $40, cash only. Registration fees are not refundable or transferable.
Students must be 13 years old at the time of the audition/video submission.
Online Pre-registration fee = $30 (non-refundable)
Discounted pre-registration fee must be paid at time of registration; payments on day of audition are subject to full registration fee.
Day of Audition Registration fee = $40 (cash only)
Video Submission Fee = $40 (non-refundable)
Please arrive at the listed registration times to check-in and receive your audition number. For weather-related updates on the day of audition, please check our Facebook account.
Ladies should wear a solid color leotard, pink tights, ballet and pointe shoes. Gentlemen should wear a white shirt, black or grey tights and ballet shoes.
Students should submit a headshot and photo of first arabesque (on pointe for ladies) at audition registration.
Merit scholarships are available to select students.
Audition results are emailed within 12 days of your audition.
Tuition: $1995 for 4-week session
Housing Program: $2150 for 4-week session
Out of town students will be housed at Indiana University – Southeast. The Housing Program Fee includes supervised accommodations at Indiana University – Southeast, meal plan and scheduled activities.
In the IU-S residence halls you will find lodge-style living by the lake with all the comforts of home. Each apartment has its own kitchen, living area, and bathroom as well as bedrooms and individual closets. All apartments offer spacious windows overlooking the campus’ landscaped grounds.
Apartments are fully carpeted, furnished, and provide controls for air and heat. Apartments also feature high-speed Internet access. Each student is provided with a bed, mattress, dresser, closet, chair, and desk, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, dining chairs or counter stools, and living room furniture.
The lodge has a central Great Room with plenty of common space to hang out, and a television with basic cable for watching your favorite shows!
Louisville Ballet is seeking qualified candidates for Resident Assistant/Chaperones during our Summer Intensive. Please learn more and apply here.