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 (Elementary Ballet – Level 10) 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 17 - JULY 27, 2019

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.

JUNE 3 - 15, 2019 &
JULY 29 - AUGUST 10, 2019

Students may attend the June program, August program, or both programs. Current students attend the program in their 2017-2018 level. Noncurrent students ages 7+ may audition for the Lower School summer program in Houston in January or February. Prior experience necessary for auditioning students ages 7+. Please see the Audition Tour page for more information. Preschool classes are open enrollment: first come, first serve.

Registration will open on January 7, 2019.

Children’s Workshops:
June 3 - 7, 2019,
July 29 - August 2, 2019,

Boys' Workshop: July 29 - August 2, 2019

The  workshops offered in June and the first week of August are for girls and boys 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.

Registration will open on January 7, 2019.

Contact The Academy:

2019 Audition Tour

Choose one of our 19 international audition locations and learn how to preregister.

Pre-registration is now open!

Summer 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 - Lower School and a sample of Level 5 - 8 daily schedule. 

Student Life

Optional weekend activities for Level 5 - 8 students.

Audition FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about Summer Intensive auditions. 

San Antonio Workshop

We’re thrilled to announce an addition to our annual summer programming. In the summer of 2019, we’ll host a weekend workshop of master classes and teacher workshops in San Antonio. Check in November for more information!