Since its founding in 1955, the Houston Ballet Academy has provided the highest quality ballet training to aspiring dancers. During the summer, students will obtain training that will enrich and complement their previous dance education. Students not currently enrolled in the Pre-professional (Level 1 – Advanced) or Professional Program (Pro 1, Pro 2, HBII) at Houston Ballet Academy must audition for acceptance into the program. Note: Summer levels do not align with our Fall/Spring Levels. Preschool programs and Children’s Workshops are open enrollment and no audition is necessary.

JUNE 15 - JULY 25, 2020

Students will be immersed in dance with classes six to eight hours per day, six days per week, learning from our world-class instructors. All noncurrent students (ages 12+ or 12 years old by the first day of the program) must audition for acceptance into our Summer Intensive program. Audition Tour dates and locations and information about video auditions can be found on our Audition Tour Page.

Accepted students must attend the full six-week program. Partial attendance is not allowed.

2019 Level 5-8 Summer Handbook

SESSION 1: JUNE 1 - 12, 2020  
SESSION 2: JULY 27 - AUGUST 7, 2020

Students may attend Session 1, Session 2 or both. Current students attend the program in their 2019-2020 level. Noncurrent students ages 7+ may audition for summer programs in Houston in January or February. Prior experience necessary for auditioning students ages 7+. Please see the Audition Tour page for more information.


JUNE 7 - July 15, 2020

Current students attend the program in their 2019-2020 level. Preschool classes are open enrollment: first come, first serve. New student registration will open on January 10, 2020.

2019 Preschool, Level 1-Intermediate 2 Summer Program Handbook






The workshops offered are for students ages 4-8. These week-long summer workshops are theme-based on popular story ballets in Houston Ballet's repertoire. The week-long Boys’ Workshop is offered for ages 7-12. This workshop introduces boys to the necessary skills to become a strong male dancer. No prior experience is necessary for any of our children’s workshops. All workshops are open enrollment on a first come, first serve basis. Please visit our Children’s Workshop pages for more information.

Contact The Academy:

2020 Audition Tour

Choose one of our 21 international audition locations and learn how to pre-register.

Pre-registration is open now!

Children's Workshops

Additional summer workshops for Preschool - Middle School students. 

Summer Intensive Tuition & Fees

Learn about the financial responsibilities of all Houston Ballet Academy's summer programs.

Summer Schedules

Schedules for Preschool, Session 1, Session 2 and a sample of Level 5 - 8 daily schedule. 

Student Life

Optional weekend activities for Level 5 - 8 students.

Summer Program FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about the Summer Program. 

San Antonio Workshop

We’re thrilled to announce our third annual San Antonio Workshop. In the summer of 2020, we’ll host a weekend workshop for both teachers and students led by Vicki Attard, former Principal Artiste of the Australian Ballet. This workshop will be held in San Antonio, TX.