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2015 Summer Intensive Program Levels 4-8
June 22 - July 31
Program Overview

Houston Ballet AcademyCome join us for our 2015 Summer Intensive, as we continue our strong tradition of superb training and educational programs. All noncurrent students must audition for acceptance into our Summer Intensive Program. Audition Tour dates and locations can be found on our Audition Tour Page


Since its founding in 1955, the Houston Ballet Academy has been providing the highest quality ballet training to aspiring dancers. Students will be completely immersed in dance for three to six weeks and will obtain invaluable training that will enrich and complement their previous dance education. Our program provides an opportunity to train in a professional environment, where students can dance for six to eight hours a day, six days per week, learning from our world-class teachers and Houston Ballet company members. 

Summer Intensive dates for Preschool and Levels 1-4: First 3-week session for Preschool and Levels 1-3: June 8-June 27, 2015. Second 3-week session for Preschool and Levels 1-3: August 3-August 22, 2015. Level 4 and Level 4 PrePointe will attend a six week session June 22-July 31, 2015, or the option of a three week session June 22- July 11, 2015 or July 13-July 31, 2015.


Handbook 1-4 Handbook 5-8

First Day 5-8

Slideshow 5-8

World-Class Facilities

Come experience Houston Ballet's new six-story Center for Dance, the largest professional dance company facility in the United States.

Designed with sustainable features, it boasts nine dance studios and a dance laboratory that seats 200 for presentations as well as rehearsals, all in the heart of downtown Houston’s theater district.

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Summer Curriculum

Houston Ballet's summer program offers three to six full weeks of intensive classes. Our program offers dancers the opportunity to make advances in technique and see a difference in their bodies and in the way they dance.

Students will have classes six days a week in ballet technique, pas de deux, classical variations and repertory, including modern, character, jazz, drama, musical theater, and social dancing. Classes in dancer health, well-being and pilates are also offered.

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Student Life

Our summer intensive gives students a real feel for Houston living and what life is like with the Houston Ballet family.

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Houston Ballet Academy classes are taught by world-renowned instructors, including current and former Houston Ballet company dancers.

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Tuition & Housing

Out of town students in Levels 5-8 may reside in a chaperoned dormitory at the University of St. Thomas, Guinan Hall.

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We thank you for your interest in Houston Ballet Academy's Summer Intensive Program.

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Photo: Michael Ryan and Tyler Nicole Donatelli in the Houston Ballet Center for Dance.
Photo by Cameron Durham.