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Student Life

Summer intensive student life 

Students will be in classes Monday-Saturday. Classes typically begin at 9 a.m. and end around 5 p.m. All schedules are subject to change.
At the conclusion of the 6-week program, all students in levels 5-8 participate in a performance. Level 5 students that participate in the first 3-week option will have an observation day instead of a performance.

 Student Life



Summer StudentsOptional sunday Activities:

In conjunction to their dancing, students in level 5-8 will have the opportunity to participate in Sunday activities. In past years, students have gone to: 

Baseball Game: Houston Astros

Enjoy an afternoon at Minute Maid Park and watch the Houston Astros take on an opposing team.

Summer StudentsShopping at the Houston Galleria

Take a drive through River Oaks and see the Transco Fountains on the way to one of the best shopping spots in town, (with over 300 stores to choose from) the Houston Galleria!

SplashTown Waterpark

Enjoy at day of fun in the sun at  Splashtown Waterpark.  The park Summer Classoffers exciting water rides a huge wave pool. Students visit on the 4th of July holiday (no classes). 


NASA Space Center

Spend the day at the NASA Space Center of Houston! Explore the exhibits and attractions, including the Space Center Theater, a tram tour of NASA's Summer ClassJohnson Space Center, and galleries of astronauts and space items.  There is even simulator of what it's like to live in space!

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Take a trip to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston, Texas.  Relax in the lazy river, race down waterslides, and much, much more!

 Visiting Houston

Did you know Houston is only second to New York City in having the most number of theater seats in a concentrated area? It also has 9 performing arts organizations; one of the few cities in America with an in-house Opera, Theater Company and Ballet! Learn more about Houston through the following video and links:

Plan Your Visit to Houston

Houston Theater District

Houston Facts and Figures

Year-Round Program

Interested in training full-time in our Year-Round Program?

Click here for an overview for summer students

Click here for a detailed information on our Main School Program

Students in levels 6-8 have the option of auditioning for our Year-Round Program during Summer Intensive. Level 5 students interested in attending the year round program may attend one of our year round auditions held in May or August.


Photos by Cameron Durham

 If you have any questions regarding the information above, please leave a message on Summer Intensive Hotline at 713-874-5477 or email hbacademy@houstonballet.org.